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How to Develop a Mind That Clings to Nothing

—<br>It’s said that one of the great patriarchs of the Zen tradition, Hui Neng, was enlightened upon hearing a single verse of the Diamond Sutra (one of …

Meditation

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Aging</i> finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may …

The density of silence

Amid the last-minute scramble today on New Year’s Eve to jot down resolutions for 2018, it may appear odd to suggest that you include one on making …

Mount Everest

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work | Inc.com

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

Procrastination and Perfection: How Fear Of Failure Can Keep People From Success

<i>Conquer perfectionism with a single admission: no one is perfect.</i><p>According to a recently released study by the University of Western Ontario, there …

Here's how to stop procrastinating and finally get work done

Mark Manson, the author of 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck", reveals how anyone can stop procrastinating to finally get some work done. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Mark</b> <b>Manson:</b> So there's two ways to approach procrastination like ending procrastination or ending distraction. One is, …

Procrastination

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation | Inc.com

I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for way to improve our productivity. That's why everyone loves that old saying.<p>You're …

Productivity

The science of procrastination

Procrastination is rooted in personality, and some research points out that it might be caused by the way some people's brains work.<p>Excessive mind wandering and procrastination are annoying for those prone to the time-wasting tendencies – which can have dire consequences on their personal and …

Procrastination

A Quick, Cheap, and Effective Way to Fight Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Meditation is good for depression. And so is exercise. But, according to a small new study from Rutgers University, together—in a twice a week …

Too Busy for Mindfulness? 9 Little Tricks You Can Actually Do

These simple mindfulness techniques require minimal time and effort.<p>You’ve heard all about the health benefits of practicing mindfulness: It can help …

Mindfulness

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Overcome Chronic Procrastination

<b>Joseph Ferrari</b> probably shouldn’t look at the comments section. Whenever he does, he is angered by the snide remarks about procrastination, his area …

7 Easy High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinners

There are endless ways to get crafty with low-carb dinners—veggie-crust pizzas, riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, you name it. But while these …

Cooking

4 ways to resist distraction and focus at work

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

How Time Rules Your Body—and Your Social Life

We have clocks in our bodies down to the cellular level.<p>We can’t smell it, we can’t taste it, we can’t hear it or touch it, but time is with us every second of our lives. And for thousands of years, philosophers and psychologists, from St. Augustine to William James, have pondered its meaning and …

The Science of Self-Control: 6 Ways to Develop Greater Willpower and Discipline | Inc.com

Self-control. Willpower. Determination. Perseverance. Doing what you need to do, day after day, with total focus and resolve...that's how you succeed. And that's why we all want to develop greater willpower and self-control. Willpower, determination, and resilience help successful people keep …

Self-improvement

Trick Your Lazy Brain Into Being Productive With These Tips | Inc.com

The summer slowdown is upon us. Right now you may feel a little unmotivated, to say the least. Unless you're one of those lucky people who works from the beach, it can be hard to concentrate on the task at hand during the summer months.<p>You may be dreaming of your vacation and time off, but if …

Procrastination

How To Wake Up And Not Feel Like Going Right Back To Bed

Fitness gurus share their morning routines<p>How do some people manage to look so darn perky as they sip coffee and smoothies in their Instagram stories in the morning? It all comes down to establishing a winning routine, one that’s easy for you to do every day and leaves you feeling awake, alert, and …

Motherhood

Eight foods to superpower your immune system

As polar vortexes, nor'easters and monsoons ensue across the country, people are more likely to stay indoors, which also means that germs can circulate more easily.<p>Cue the sniffling, sore throats, coughs and congestion -- classic signs of the common cold.<p>If you're feeling under the weather, food …

Wellness

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Neuroscience

20 of the best places to stargaze in the UK

The National Parks Dark Skies Festival (18-26 February) is an ideal opportunity to try stargazing in some of the UK’s wildest areas. But here, we’ve also selected stellar sites that are good throughout the year<p>South Downs national park, Hampshire, West and East Sussex<p>The South Downs became an …

National Parks
Small Business

On Finding the Courage to End Procrastination Today

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead …

Procrastination

The Best Apps And Products To Break Your Procrastination Habit

A number of things jockey for your attention at any given time: A new email, a text message or even the news. It’s all a distraction: Suddenly the hours pass and none of the work is done. And if you procrastinate as well, you’re getting even fewer things accomplished.<p>The human tendency to …

Time Management

How to deal with anxiety when you are feeling overwhelmed

According to the Beyondblue support service for depression and anxiety, seven to 14 per cent of women aged 10 to 24 years old will experience an …

Mindfulness

How to declutter your mind

Because it is possible to completely switch off<p>Our mind is a terrible thing to waste. Maybe that's why we tend to jam-pack our brains with lots of …

How to Learn Faster: Rethink What Learning Looks Like | Inc.com

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education," Mark Twain supposedly quipped.<p>It's a catchy witticism, but while many of us remember the quote, far too many people still fail to make the distinction between "schooling" and "learning," engineering professor, master teacher, and author …

Mark Twain

Neuroscience Says Doing These Activities Will Help Keep Your Brain More Focused | Inc.com

Technology has made life so much easier and more convenient. I was literally speechless the first time I deposited a check to my bank from my smartphone.<p>But technology, unfortunately, has also made life more challenging in ways we never imagined. Studies have been saying for years that our frantic …

TV shows