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'World Happiest Man' Literally Bends The Scales Of Brain Activity While Meditating In A Laboratory

<b>“Ricard sees living a good life, and showing compassion, not as a religious edict revealed from on high, but as a practical route to happiness.”</b><p>A …

Meditation

To treat the heart, start with the gut

Blocking gut reactions could help defend against heart disease.<p>Intestinal microbes break down the essential nutrient choline, abundant in meat and …

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

Self-improvement

How Mindful Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about "mindfulness meditation," but new research has found it's not just a celebrity buzzword.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and …

Psychologists say one behavior is the 'kiss of death' for a relationship

But the minute you open the door and drop your keys on the counter, you find yourself knee-deep in an argument about how he or she bought the wrong type of pepper.<p>Don't worry: It's perfectly normal to get into arguments like these with your significant other every once in a while, John Gottman, a …

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Is coconut oil a super-healthy fat or 'pure poison'? Here are the facts

Diet & Fitness<p>Coconut oil's champions say it works as a treatment against everything from Alzheimer’s disease to thyroid issues. But a German epidemiologist is shaking up coconut oil lovers in a recent YouTube video. In the talk, Karin Michels, an adjunct professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of …

Coconut

Property developer 'stripped naked in woman's Knightsbridge flat and hit her with champagne bottle'

Felix Peltier, 27, hopped into a taxi with alleged victim Maria Asmussen despite having never met her before, the Old Bailey heard<p>A property developer stripped half naked in a woman's Knightsbridge flat and knocked her to the floor with a champagne bottle when she told him to leave, the Old Bailey …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects<p>I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We …

Employment

'Geek Entrepreneur' Karthik Rajan: How Blogging Builds Your Career

Today I’m sharing the story of a self-described “data guy” from Houston, Texas, with a love of words. Karthik Rajan, an energy, private equity and VC guy, used his newly-found talent in 2015 to create 500,000 views on his LinkedIn posts with 8,535 followers. On this momentum he’s also become a …

How Sleep And Meditation Really Affect Your Brain

Here's what the science says.<p>Scientists have long known that sleep and meditation can lower stress, improve memory, and might even help with maintaining a healthy weight, among other health benefits.<p>But what <i>else</i> can these practices do to our brains, and how so?<p>The Huffington Post recently sat down …

Photographer finds beautiful way to capture images of camera-shy girlfriend

Photographer Mikaël Theimer always carries his camera with him, but Marion — his girlfriend of more than six years — isn’t always excited to be the …

Financial detox: how to save money on your car

For many of us, cars are a necessity in everyday life; however, they also take up a substantial amount of the household budget each year.<p>Vehicle maintenance, insurance and petrol costs can all add up, but as Senior Personal Finance Reporter Katie Morley shows, there are plenty of tricks to help you …

30 Under 30 Europe Finance 2016: The Best Investors, Traders And Innovators

<b>Reported by Leonard Schoenberger</b><p>Top traders, adventurous venture capitalists and iconoclastic fintech entrepreneurs lead the first-ever FORBES 30 Under 30 Europe finance list. Spanning the continent, these investors and inventors are fueling game-changing companies and shaping how we pay and get …

Your budgeting is easier and better with the help of monthly

Quite a few people make brief commitments to manage their money better, budgeting different expenses and promising to save money for unexpected …

29 Ways to Build your Emergency Fund out of Thin Air

Shares 100<p>Building an emergency fund is an essential part of financial security. One constant is that you will face unexpected expenses throughout …

The Secrets of Billions

Wall Street is crooked. This is not really a surprise to anyone. I lived on the street. And I worked on the street.<p>Wall Street starts at broadway and …

Environmental groups file suit over use of water for fracking

A pair of environmental groups allege the B.C. government is skirting its own laws by allowing energy firms to spend years using large quantities of fresh water for natural-gas extraction without having to go through the rigorous process of applying for long-term water licences.<p>The lawsuit …

Best Money Tips: How to Build an Emergency Fund From Nothing

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to build your emergency fund from nothing, ways to fight clutter and get …

How to invest for a comfortable retirement: 6 tips to manage stocks, IRAs, more

Everyone wants a comfortable retirement, which means putting money you have saved to work for you in a smart way.<p>TODAY financial editor Jean Chatzky has six areas to focus on when it comes to investing for tomorrow and position yourself for a secure financial future. Thursday on TODAY, Chatzky …

Stop Spending So Much on Food

Eat more on less.<p>True or false? Coupons always save you money.<p>When you shop for groceries, money-saving “wisdom” you’ve heard in the past shops with …

Warren Buffett says these are the 6 most important things you should do with your money

Do you want to be smarter with your money and better at building wealth next year than you were this year? There's no one better to turn to for advice than Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha has built his own personal fortune to more than $72 billion, making him the third richest person in the …

How to Improve Your Relationships With Others

Most of us periodically struggle to manage our relationships, whether we’re trying to manage a company, a team, a marriage, or a friendship. The …

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Protein bars

Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to bonking. Off the bike, protein helps to rebuild tissue and …

Why This 8-Year-Old Boy's Trip to the Mall Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post made the most adorable discovery this week: An 8-year-old boy named Ethan from Florida really wanted to learn how how to do makeup like the looks he saw on his favorite YouTube channels, so his mom took him to the local M.A.C. counter in the mall and had a makeup artist teach …

A brief history of American Apparel

American Apparel was not necessarily destined for greatness when its founder – then just a high-schooler – had an idea: he would sell t-shirts. With few funds and virtually no practical experience, he started a tiny business, importing classic American t-shirts to Montreal in an operation largely …