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Burnout Isn't Just Unpleasant--It Can Damage Your Brain. Here's How to Avoid It | Inc.com

Are you feeling burned out at work? You should take that feeling seriously. Research shows that not only does burnout affect your mood and productivity--it actually affects your brain function. Participants in burnout studies showed enlarged amygdalae, and thinning of the frontal cortex. The …

Burnout

Why high-flying Singapore wants more than grades

<b>Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. But it wants the next upgrade of its school system to focus on keeping students positive and resilient.</b><p><b>Dr Lim Lai Cheng, former head of the prestigious Raffles Institution school in Singapore and director at the Singapore</b> …

Why Mixed-Race Americans Will Not Save The Country

Americans like to fantasize that a mixed-race future will free them from the clutches of racism.<p>But this illusion is incompatible with an America in which the presidential election was won by the candidate who ran a "Make America Great Again" campaign, which many critics have pointed out was widely …

Pew Research Center

Do This Tarot Reading On Yourself Today & Feel Beyond Empowered Tomorrow

Tarot is, above all else, a tool for reflection. It will mirror what we bring to it right on back to us.<p>When we intentionally choose to read tarot …

Spirituality

Stunning Photos of Old Havana Before Everything Changed

When photographer Joseph Romeo traveled to Havana in March of 2014, he could not have predicted that in a few short months, President Barack Obama …

Cuba

19 Easy Single-Person Cooking Ideas That Won't Waste Food Or Get Boring

The best part? There's no one to argue with you about eating dessert.

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

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How to actually do breathing meditation properly to reduce stress and anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …

Which iPhone or Android Yoga App Is Best for Me?

Whether you’re seeking a traditional studio experience or the tree pose of the future, there’s an Android or iPhone yoga app for you. A review of ‘Gaia,’ ‘Yogi’s Anonymous,’ ‘Down Dog’ and ‘Yoga Studio’<p>ALTHOUGH I MAY not be able to touch my toes (still), I’m devoted enough to my yoga practice that …

Yoga

You'll Never Think of Scrambled Eggs as Simple Again

You're standing in the front of the fridge, scratching your head (or your belly) and holding that carton of eggs with your other hand. Any given night, right?<p>Now stop scratching and grab some friends. Not <i>human</i> friends (because who needs those?), but rather, the tin of anchovies you've been saving …

Breakfast

10 Hours of Ambient Arctic Sounds Will Help You Relax, Meditate, Study & Sleep

Not too long ago, we featured for you 4 hours of ambient music created by Moby, all of which you can download for free, and use to sleep, meditate, …

Ambient Music

Drunken Shrimp

Isaac Toups, chef of New Orleans's Toups' Meatery and, most recently, Toups South, does not mess around. The menu at his new restaurant offers a …

New Orleans

IKEA Hacks for the Kitchen

We love a good IKEA hack, particularly in the kitchen, where little changes can make a big difference to the look and feel of the space. From island …

42 Borderline Genius Ikea Upgrades That Only Look Expensive

Ikea is a blank slate.

Doodling

Why Get Out Is the Best Movie Ever Made About American Slavery

Jordan Peele's horror film is about the theft of black bodies—but it isn't set in the Antebellum South.<p>G<i>et Out</i> is a kind of taut Universal romp, as if Alfred Hitchcock had finally contemplated the existential terror of race. <i>Get Out</i> is really a masterwork of Afrofuturism, the artistic and scientific …

Jordan Peele

A linguistic anthropologist explains why, um, “filler words” are OK to use

A few days ago, <i>The New York Times</i> published an article by Christopher Mele about so-called “filler words”, telling people to stop using them. Reporting on language often frustrates me, and this was no exception. In fact, thirty-odd linguists—including me—sent them a letter detailing our many …

Linguistics

Best Books of March 2017: Joan Didion to H.G. Wells

stories + essays<p>Douglas Coupland’s debut novel, Generation X, landed loudly in 1991. Originally planned as a nonfiction handbook of sorts to guide ideas pertaining to the post-Baby Boom generation, it morphed into a novel that coined the term and defined the tone of this new generation. In his …

Books

23 Irresistibly Weird Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

"I decided to order this book because my cat was out of control; promiscuous, a gun nut, and using the internet unsafely..."

Books

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People | Inc.com

<i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on Quora:</b><p>I don't think mental toughness is something you are …

Self-improvement

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.<p>Before she turned 18, Anne*, a nurse, had endured at least five major surgeries, all without the use of post-op medication stronger than …

WATCH: Jon Stewart joins Stephen Colbert to talk about President Trump’s lies

No longer hosting “The Daily Show,” Stewart says he spends the whole day “yelling about Trump to animals”<p>Jon Stewart again made an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Monday night, where he chatted with his old friend, Stephen Colbert, about President Donald Trump's hostile …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

The Accusatory Monologist: A Review of Mauro Javier Cardenas’s Novel “The Revolutionaries Try Again”

IN 2002, <i>Newsweek</i> ran a piece titled “Is Magical Realism Dead?” Having all but shouted yes, the article cited a number of then-recent attempts to move …

A Bonkers Beautiful IKEA Built-In Hack

I feel fairly confidant in my ability to spot an IKEA hack, but this project had me doing a double take. Christina's project is not a casual, pick up …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Coming to Netflix in March 2017: 97 Movies and TV Shows You Can Start Watching Next Month

SIT DOWN! STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING! BREAKING NEWS! <i>Safe Haven,</i> the delightfully soapy Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Julianne Hough and<p>Tad Hamilton Josh Duhamel is coming to Netflix in March 2017. Clear your schedule immediately: You need to watch this movie every night for three weeks straight …

How to Keep Your Children From Learning Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

23 Ways To Be There For A Partner Who's Going Through It

It doesn't have to be something huge to make a difference.<p><i>Keep in mind that while you could potentially do a lot to help your partner through the tough times and maybe even help manage their symptoms, mental health is incredibly complex. Be sure to reach out to a professional if you or a loved one</i> …

Depression

How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.<p>So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings -- like that annoying dog next …

Consumer Tech