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How to learn Spanish: Master the language in eight days on a total immersion course

A box of matches. Flares. A liferaft. I am trying to work out what I would need to survive on the moon from a list of 15 items, all written in …

Language

What yogis know

In a March 31 <i>Science</i> paper, they identified a handful of nerve cells in the brainstem that connect breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and …

5 Delicious Healthy Holiday Appetizers All Your Guests Will Love

During the holidays, it’s not at all uncommon to eat just about everything in sight and regret it only hours later. Though one can make up a ton of …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Yoga

Scientists discover new optimism in fight against Alzheimer’s

<i>This story is part of the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which is raising funds for pioneering research to develop new</i> …

Dementia

5 Exercises That Help You Fall Asleep, Even When Stress Is Trying To Keep You Awake

Stress is literally the worst. Thing. Ever. And when it interferes with your sleep schedule? Oh, <i>hell</i> no — that is simply something I cannot, and will …

Sleep

Okra and Chickpeas in Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low. Add yellow onion, and cook, stirring often, until soft and translucent, about 6 …

Country Lifestyle

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Motivation

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy …

Psychology

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Quick Mental Exercise Will Bring You Immediate Clarity & Motivation | Inc.com

A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed. Similarly, Dr. Stephen Covey invites readers of <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> to imagine their own 80th birthday party.<p>What kind of legacy would you like to <i>leave behind</i> is the idea.<p>Although imagining your …

Self-improvement

7 secrets that will make you build good habits

Building good habits can be hard. Real hard. Nearly half of dieters give up within a week.<p>Forty percent of dieters quit within one week and more than …

Honey, rosemary and yogurt polenta cake - delicious. magazine

• 100ml light olive oil<br>• 200g runny honey<br>• 3 medium free-range eggs<br>• 2 tbsp orange juice<br>• 100g greek yogurt<br>• 100g self-raising flour<br>• 130g polenta

Yogurt
Sexual Harassment

8 ways to end bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But . . . it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. …

Weight Loss

5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)

In 1914, the great inventor Thomas Edison experienced a devastating hardship. His entire laboratory burned down to the ground, and several years …

Thomas Edison

Breathing's Link to Calmness and Stress, Revealed

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

Neuroscience

How Your Ego Thrives on Fear and Keeps You Panicked

<b>“The ego is the false self—born out of fear and defensiveness.” ~John O'Donohue</b><p><b>“The soul is like a wild animal—tough, resilient, savvy,</b> …

Self-help

A Green Beret explains how the average person can learn mental toughness without joining the military

Mental toughness is, as inferred, a state of mind. An average person can develop this without being part of the military.<p>Mental toughness is resilience, an ability to stick to something regardless of obstacles, to be goal oriented, to be always trying to improve, to be dependable and consistent.<p>I …

Self-improvement

A Zen Master Explains the Real Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most of Us Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Zen Philosopher Alan Watts Explains Why You Need to Stop Trying to Improve Yourself

I think we’ve all tried to improve ourselves at some point, whether through therapy, mindfulness, reiki or all manner of new age fads. In fact, …

In a muted rebuke to Trump, Elon Musk says a Muslim ban is ‘not the best way’

But will the tech industry’s stern words be followed by actions?<p>On Saturday, Elon Musk joined the chorus of tech industry leaders who criticized Donald Trump’s move to prevent citizens of several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S.<p>“The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain …

Donald Trump

Caffeine may be able to block inflammation, new research says

This could help explain why caffeine is correlated with health benefits<p>Caffeine may be able to tamp down the inflammation that worsens with age, according to a study that investigated caffeine’s effects on immune cells. It’s a correlational study, but it’s one that dives into how caffeine could be …

Immune System

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety and Beat Stress

What if you could stop worrying (or feel more confident, or less stressed) with just a few simple words? That’s the premise behind <i>Habit Changers: 81</i> …

Self-help

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Self-help

Fight Procrastination by Reading This Article Right Now

Understanding why you put off certain tasks is key to breaking your procrastination habit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Search the web and you'll find thousands of articles on how to deal with procrastination. Go ahead and read one. ... later.<p>Or perhaps you'd be …

Procrastination

This hypnotic illusion will make you hallucinate – without taking drugs

Scientists believe they have found a way to induce hallucinations in healthy individuals for the first time and have released a trippy video to prove it.<p>Researchers say the clip will make you hallucinate and hope the 'breakthrough' will lead to new treatments for people with Parkinson’s who may …

4 Ways to Find More Meaning in Life

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

Happiness