Marusa Pfajfar

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How Meditation Benefits CEOs

<i>Patrick Pilz</i><p>Mindfulness is quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry<b>.</b> It’s no surprise, then, that the popularity of meditation – one way to practice mindfulness – is also growing among CEOs and senior executives. Why are business leaders embracing meditation rather than, say, …

19 Surprisingly Fun Balloon Games For Kids

Winter is at its deepest and the boredom level has reached the highest level in our house. Can you relate?<p>In situations like that – I always try to …

15 Easy Things You Can Do That Will Help When You Feel Like Shit

You don't have to tackle it all at once.<p>When you have a lot to do and it feels overwhelming, making your bed can be the first step in getting your life on track. It will also (hopefully) discourage you from getting back into it.<p>Did you eat enough today? It's super tempting to eat junk food when you …

11 Benefits of Hugging – Backed By Chemistry

I'm in!<p>Hugging! We often hug each other when we are happy or when we see the person we love most. We often feel joy and happiness when hugging …

Why the Modern World Is Bad for Your Brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to …

Productivity

Yoga Trash Talk and Self-Righteous Crusading: Wasting Time While the World Burns

"The world is in crisis. This isn’t the time to be endlessly bashing pretty yoga babes for being too commercial, or policing the Internet to bully …

The Real Reason Some of Us Are Chronically Late

For a good percentage of Americans, three little words habitually accompany their entrance into a business meeting, gym class, dinner with friends, …

The problem isn't that life is unfair — it's that you don't know the rules

Unless you're winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.<p>The truth is, life is just playing by different rules.<p>The real rules are there. They actually make sense. But they're a bit more complicated, and a <i>lot</i> less comfortable, which is why most people never manage to learn them.<p>Let's …

Brain Rhythms Sync to Musical Beat

The human brain's neurons fire in sync to music, and trained musicians are better at it than are amateurs

The hidden life of hotels

Hotels have long been favoured subjects – and haunts – of artists, writers and film-makers. What makes them so alluring? Lucy Scholes checks in to find out.<p>As her marriage was breaking up, the writer Joanna Walsh got a job as a hotel reviewer, staying in hotels for weeks on end, a ready-made escape …

The Psychology Of Spontaneity: Why Some People Drop Everything And Go

On Sunday mornings, I watch Joel Osteen.<p>Being that I’m not a religious person, I suppose it’s a bit counterintuitive for me to spend weekend mornings …

How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? Backed by Science.

Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon in the 1950s when he began noticing a strange pattern among his patients.<p>When Dr. Maltz would perform an …

Neurosculpting: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness

The synthesis of meditation and modern neuroscience has sparked a revolution—more than ever, we can use specific practices to create positive, …

How the Brain Changes When You Meditate

Not too long ago, most of us thought that the brain we’re born with is static—that after a certain age, the neural circuitry cards we’re dealt are …

Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination

Believe it or not, the Internet did not give rise to procrastination. People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient …

Blogged Down

Each time my Mexican-American family returns for a stretch to Oaxaca, I start a blog. During our first week here on my Fulbright grant, I spend all …