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7 Realistic Ways To Approach Mindful Eating

<i>By: Brian Sabin</i><p>You know slowing down and bringing awareness to each meal can boost cognitive ability, reduce stress, and improve well-being. But who really has time for all that?<p>Mindful eating, or the practice of consuming meals with greater attention to how the food tastes and feels, conveys …

12 Tips for Developing Greater Psychological Health

In the 11th edition (2015) of Kaplan and Sadock’s text, <i>Synopsis of Psychiatry</i>, six qualities are considered “mature defenses,” or qualities of a …

Psychology

The secret of taste: why we like what we like

How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?<p>If you had asked me, when I was 10, to forecast my life as an adult, I would probably have sketched out something like this: I would be driving a Trans …

Stressed? How To Calm Yourself Down In Just 120 Seconds

Pressure. We all have it, to some degree. It may be financial, work-related, or even caused by relationships with family and friends. As human …

Meditation

Brain training games don’t boost IQ. Here’s what does.

An experiment boosted IQ by 5 points in just one hour. It’s bullshit — and that’s the point.<p>Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all become a little smarter?<p>The world would be better off for it. Smarter people live longer and enjoy greater well-being across their lifetimes, psychologists have found. …

If You Have Many Different Sides, You Might Have A Creative Brain, Here's Why

“If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action …

Creativity

IMF downgrades outlook for US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity.<p>In its …

9 Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 This Summer

Want to boost your bottom line this summer? Pick up one of these gigs to put $1,000 or more in your pocket before the season is over.See also: 9 Dumb …

Frugal Living

eduClipper - Product Reviews

Platform where teachers and students can search, collect and share educational media<p>Overview<p>EduClipper is a nicely designed web-based tool that …

The best and worst states to raise children in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.<p>Parents in Mississippi and New Mexico, however, might find reason for concern as those states rank among the lowest.<p>The …

New Mexico

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

Vintage flashback-inducing psychedelic ads from the 60s and 70s that will give you a contact high

<i>Who knew that wearing Wrangler Jeans could be this much fun? Vintage ad from the 1970s.</i> <br>Every product under the the sun in the 60s and 70s seemed to …

Psychedelia

Are Love Laws Breaking Your Relationship?

What determines whether you feel loved or rejected?<p>If your partner comes up to you and says "you're needy," do you laugh or cry?<p>Even though we speak the same language with our partner, each of us swims in a sea of private meanings. Growing up in different families with unique life experiences has …

Relationships

How to Be Totally Anonymous Online (Part 2)

<i>This is the second installment of our two-part series on being completely anonymous online. If you missed part 1, you can find it here.</i><p>Cookies and …

We have a stark choice: protect the global commons or give in to special interests

A year since the pope’s clarion call to climate action, Australia must declare a moratorium on new coal, oil and gas mines and end fossil fuel subsidies<p>Few papal proclamations have reverberated more strongly throughout the world than Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The …

How to Stress Less About Money

Meditate on this.<p><i>This story is part of a series on how getting fit and healthy can boost your bottom line.</i><p>In surveys, Americans cite money and work …

7 Pro Study Tips That Will Make You Feel Like a Genius

These research-backed tips can help you learn more, faster, and with less effort.<p>Smart isn't just something you are. It's something you do.<p>A boatload of science shows that, when it comes to how fast we learn, context and strategy are nearly as important as sheer mental horsepower. Or as Mikey …

Quoted

“I would only worry deeply if I was a mollusk,” <i>—Stephen Goff, who studies a contagious cancer found in shellfish.</i><p>“Time is your way of connecting to the universe. … Plus, people’s interest in time goes way up when they have a plane to catch,” <i>—Demetrios Matsakis, who runs the U.S. Naval Observatory’s</i> …

5 Easy Online Tools to Create Awesome Infographics

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create compelling and unique infographics.<p>Creating an infographic that tells a story in a simple and …

20 Congress members send Obama letter requesting protection of Palestinian children from Israeli abuses

<b>A Palestinian boy stands behind a fence in the southern Gaza Strip, May 12, 2016. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)</b><p>Reps. Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Barbara Lee and more highlight Israel’s systematic abuse of Palestinian kids<p>Ben Norton<p>June 22, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>Twenty Congress members have called on …

6 New Social Media Marketing Tools the Experts Use. You Should, Too.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media is transforming the way brands market themselves online. Actually, it’s safe to say that social media has <i>already</i> changed things in a big way.<p>New platforms have emerged that continue to transform the way we communicate. These …

Social Media

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Doodling

4 Scientifically Proven Steps to Breaking Even Your Worst Habit

Making difficult changes is easier when you follow four simple steps.<p>Change is something everyone grapples with--whether it's kicking a bad habit, coming up with new and original ideas, shifting a business focus, changing behaviors, changing company culture, or trying to change the world. Certainly …

A woman who has read over 4,000 résumés says this is the biggest mistake the most successful people make

Amy Adler, a certified master résumé writer, management coach, and career strategist for executives — who has read around 4,000 executives' résumés in her life — says that there's one common mistake many of these people make.<p>"Executives typically have broad, deep, and successful careers," she tells …

Employment

Chuck Palahniuk’s Storytelling Is Spreading Beyond Books–And It’s Wonderfully Twisted

By KC Ifeanyi6 minute Read<p>Chuck Palahniuk’s mind is a one-way depository for debauchery. Ideas, aberrant as they please, enter and never find their …

Sea Slug That Looks Like a Leaf Steals Genes to Become Animal-Plant Hybrid

This green sea slug has a lot more in common with the green leaves that it resembles than one might think. That’s because this little guy has hijacked enough plant genes to become the first animal who is able to produce chlorophyll just like a plant, meaning it can rely on sunshine for its …

Algae

Yoga saved my life: three people share their stories

In celebration of World Yoga Day this week, we talked to three people about how it helped them overcome difficulties<p>At a time of difficulty last year I found comfort in yoga. I went through a period of torturous insomnia that left me wide awake every night until 3am, begging for my brain to switch …

Pornhub launches explicit audio for the visually impaired

The adult video-sharing site now has a ‘described video’ category, in which professional voice actors explain what’s happening in the scene<p>For the around 285 million people worldwide who are visually impaired, pornography can seem like an acoustic blur of heavy breathing, squelches, slaps and Maria …

How to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …