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12 Quotes from Zen Masters That Will Stop You Over Thinking to Achieve Clarity of Mind

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7

This post is by Chris Winfield, Productivity Guy at NYCThe post How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 appeared first on iamwire.

What It’s Really Like To Do The Whole30 Diet For An Entire Month

January. When the gyms overflow and the produce section is overrun by dieters. When your perfectly ripened avocados have been picked over — leaving only the rock hard few, taken from the tree <i>so very young</i>.<p>Sure, it’s a frustrating, but let’s be honest: Whether someone makes a New Year’s resolution …

15 Spice Blends We Can't Live Without

Our favorite store-bought spice mixes, because sometimes it's nice to have the work done for you.<p>At <i>Bon Appétit</i>, we're all about making homemade spice mixes, but sometimes it's nice to have the work done for you. In times of need—aka when we're too lazy to do more than toss seasoned chicken into a …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Emotional Intelligence

The 3 travel goals that will boost your child's brain

Primary school children are “working” 46 hours per week – nine hours more than their parents – a new report has claimed.<p>The new research, conducted by Dr Sam Wass, the Cambridge University-based child psychology expert from Channel 4’s The Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds and holiday company …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Productivity

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

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Meditate in the a.m.? Here’s why you should do it in a group

The pros of a daily morning meditation are vast (hello serious focus and productivity, goodbye stress). But getting into a Zen place when your warm …

I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

The medium is the messenger: meet the new breed of American spiritualists

Now that another Halloween has come and gone, most people won’t be expecting to exert any mental energy over the concept of ghosts until next year’s festivities. However, there are still some places where communiques with ghosts are an everyday presence – where the spirit world and ours are in …

During a mindfulness program developed at Google, I heard a key insight about meditation that makes it a lot less frustrating

It's on whenever I get jealous hearing someone talk about how their sitting practice has totally changed their life. <i>I could do that</i>, I think. And then I try sitting on my own for a few days and find it exhausting playing a 10-minute game of Whack-a-Mole with every thought and worry that pops up, …

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

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HugeDomains.com - LifeInfotech.com is for sale (Life Infotech)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

What to Eat to Lose Weight Fast

Exercising on a regular basis can help you lose weight. It’s proven.<p>But if you want to lose weight quickly and permanently, what you eat …

I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness training.<p>Search Insider Yourself (SIY) is a two-day program that teaches participants skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. It was originally developed at Google, by the company's 107th employee, Chade-Meng Tan (a.k.a. the …

Let 6-year-olds walk to school alone, European officials advise parents

LONDON — The idea of 6-year-old children walking to school alone would horrify a lot of parents. In Spain, however, parents are actively being encouraged to let their kids walk off without them.<p>Since 2010, a program now implemented in seven communities has tested how much space parents should allow …

The Best Way to Make Flat, Crispy Bacon for Sandwiches and Burgers

If you’re whipping up a batch of BLTs or bacon burgers, you’re going to need hefty portion of bacon. Here’s how to avoid soft, chewy bacon that pulls …

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So apparently red wine brownies are a thing and we need them ASAP

For obvious reasons, we love a good brownie that crumbles in our mouth. And guess what? Today is our lucky day (and yours!), because <i>Cosmo</i> let us know …

The Ingenious German Way to Do Dinner

German food evokes strong opinions. Encased meats, starchy noodle and potato dishes, and pickled things — it's not exactly the sexiest food. …