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Depression Isn't A Choice, It's A Kind Of Brain Damage

After years of debate, researchers finally determined that persistent depression causes brain damage, and not the other way around. Neurologists …

Sleep Sanctuary: ways to relax your mind before bedtime

From bedtime meditation to aromatherapy devices, our new Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night's sleep - crucial to enjoying a productive day.<p>In this video, we share a few techniques to help you relax your mind and let go of the stresses of the day before …

Day 21: Kindness creates confidence, profundity & love ~ Lao Tzu

Day 21: Kindness creates confidence, profundity & love. (~ Lao Tzu)<p>Music from <i>Journey through the Matrix</i> by Harry Massey & David Gibson<p><b>Go forth with</b> …

The Zen of Open-Water Rowing

A former collegiate rower rediscovered rowing’s speed and sense of calm, while experiencing them in an unpredictable new way—on the ocean<p>Many people go to the yoga studio when they want to clear their minds. Stephanie Brocoum, senior vice president of marketing for Sperry, a Waltham, Mass., …

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The bleak truth about how we spend our time

Paradoxically, time-use studies in recent decades find increased boredom in leisure activities, a finding akin to the ubiquitous complaint of "busyness" in an era of unprecedented technologically driven productivity and automation.<p>Productivity-enhancing technologies don't make us any less busy …

Perfectly Hidden Depression: Are You Afraid Of The Stigma Of Mental Illness Or Of Revealing Vulnerability?

Stigma. It's defined as "a mark of disgrace."<p>In the recent survey I conducted on the likelihood of people admitting depression and/or seeking treatment, what did 43.8 percent of women state as the Number 1 reason for not telling someone they were depressed?<p><i>"Others would think I am weak or think</i> …

10 Tips For Talking To Your Parents About Your Mental Health

It's hard, but it'll be worth it.<p><i>Welcome to BuzzFeed's Mental Health Q&A, where we consult with experts to answer your biggest mental health questions. Have a question about mental or emotional health, happiness, relationships, stress, or anything else? Hit us up at</b> …

The 5 Best Diet Books for Real-Life Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight and keep the weight off for good, you might want to consider a diet book. Of course, there are trendy apps, commercial …

Investors rejected this guy's company 70 times — now it's reportedly worth more than $1 billion

If anyone knows what he's talking about, it would be Hull. He was rejected 70 times by venture capitalists in the company's early years, and weathered the 2008 financial crisis on his way to building a software company that's raised over $170 million so far and could be valued over $1 billion, …

Why Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Learn To Code

Being the business guy isn't the only way to become successful in a startup.<p>Starting a business is not an easy task. In fact, the sad reality is that most businesses end up failing not because they run out of money, but because they run out of resources. Especially in the tech world, I have seen …

Entrepreneurship

20 Great Ways to Sabotage Yourself

Shares 0<p>Oh no, not again!<p><i>Paul Hudson suggests it’s the things we don’t do that can have the biggest impact on our lives.</i><p>Don’t like ads? Become a …

5 Steps To Free Your Mind Of Toxic Emotions

I've been meditating for many years, but there are still days when I feel like it's something I just need to check off my to-do list.<p>There's a voice …

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

The Brain

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

Work Hard, Work Smart<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and …

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

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60 Small Ways to Nourish Your Body, Mind and Soul!

60 little ideas to make life less complicated and increase your wellbeing with easy ways to nourish your body, mind and soul!<p>A little while ago I set …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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How Confronting Addiction and Depression and Finding His Birth Mom Saved Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels from Committing Suicide

Most know Darryl “DMC” McDaniels for his sick rhymes, hip-hop legacy in groundbreaking group Run-DMC and placement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …

Try These Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief

Breathing exercises are very often recommend breathing exercises for stress relief, as a stand-alone strategy or to be used in conjunction with …

9 Traits to Cultivate to Become a Powerful Influencer in Life and Business

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be ranked amongst the successful elite, you must have the strength and know-how to influence other people. The whole intention behind having an influence is to grow all things in your life and business to be bigger and …

Self-improvement

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

Self-improvement

Why You Should Never Hire Your Friends

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to Survive Emotional Turmoil

You may find yourself swept away by your emotions when there is an accumulation of stress. The late Dr. David Simon taught that <i>stress can be defined</i> …

This Important Element In You Brain Decides If You're A Leader Or A Follower

This article looks at leader qualities, and the core, human element that distinguishes true leaders from those who follow.

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experience. It's what happened to me when I decided to leave my past behind, only to find myself stuck in a whirlwind of emotions that kept dragging me down. …

The Glycemic Index: Are Carbs Friend or Foe?

Most of us have heard of the glycemic index (GI). Even if we're not familiar with how it works exactly, we know it's something worth paying attention to when considering our food choices. So what's it all about?<p><b>The GI Basics</b><p>The GI is a measurement tool to analyze food and help encourage healthy …

How She Does It

How She Does It<p>I don't know how she does it. There are so many times when I am irritable, moody, and just plain all over the place. I swing up, and I come crashing down. I go left, and I sway right. Often times I find myself pacing in circles talking to myself aloud. I have bipolar disorder, type …

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