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6 Ways to Strengthen a Long-Distance Relationship

“<i>Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and fans fire.</i>” -Rochefoucauld<p>Love doesn’t always …

Relationships

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …

Positive Thinking

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

BUDDHIFY

Despite having Oprah’s go-to guru, Deepak Chopra, on our side, breaking down the basics of meditation, we admit we have yet to fully adopt the regime …

Meditation

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Meditation

4 Secrets for a Happy Marriage

Being married in the modern world can be difficult and confusing. What are the rules for a happy marriage? It doesn’t seem like there are any easy …

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

La Trobe University

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

Here’s the answer to the three switches puzzle<p>Earlier today I set this puzzle:<p><b>The Three Switches</b><i>Downstairs in a house are three identical on-off switches. One of them controls the lamp in the attic. The puzzle is to work out which switch controls the lamp.</i><i>The rules are as follows. You are allowed</i> …

Mathematics

The Technique You Should Do before a Biceps Curl to Get Bigger Arms

This iso-hold method increases the fibers’ time under tension, creating more metabolic stress and stimulating growth in that area. It also builds strength at a movement’s hardest point, which ultimately boosts performance.<p>Try it with the classic biceps curl. Hold a pair of dumbbells with your arms …

What the latest brain science tells us about 'working smarter'

<b>Dear Annie:</b> Can you explain the expression “work smarter, not harder”? My boss is constantly telling us to “work smarter” but she gives us no …

Time Management
World War II

10 mindfulness habits that will make you more productive at work

Even if you're not ready to make a commitment to a Transcendental Meditation group or your local yoga studio, there are some simple daily habits that can make you more productive and happier at work, say Learn Mindfulness founder Shamash Alidina and Mindfulnet.org founder Juliet Adams.<p>They've …

Mindfulness

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

Time Management

12 Ways To Naturally Increase Serotonin So You Feel Happier

Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide

For 15 years, I've been a faculty member in the Ed.D. program at Nova Southeastern University where the majority of my doctoral students employ …

Data Science

Multitasking and the Brain

I am juggling about five jobs at the moment. Multitasking has become second nature to me and as a neuroscientist, I've been keeping a leery eye on the the regular stream of news about what 'science' says about multitasking. So, I thought it'd be fitting to write about the neuroscience of …

Time Management

Anthony Bourdain’s 10 Rules to Grilling the Perfect Burger

This is an entirely preventable state of affairs. Any chimpanzee can grill a steak or a burger. All it takes to transform you from a backyard Charlie Manson into a world-class grillmeister is a bit of technique and a trick or two. Incorporate these steps into your grill game and I guarantee you’ll …

This is the little book Facebook gives to its new employees

Ben Barry, a former designer at Facebook, has published a series of scans from the company’s “little red book”, which he created during his time at the company.<p>The images give our first peek inside an interesting book which hasn’t been available on the internet before today.<p>The book is full of tiny …

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life | Inc.com

It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your health. It's like the approach you make to the tee on a golf course. You plan out how …

Productivity

Google's HR boss shares 10 secrets to running a company everyone wants to work for

With his team, Bock developed management strategies to make Google one of the most desirable places to work for top tech talent, he writes in his book, "Work Rules!"<p>This approach has helped Google become one of the happiest companies in America.<p>Here are Bock's top 10 management tips, which he's …

The Workplace

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

Typography

Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation.

A 500-square-foot Midtown studio in New York City is quietly becoming a temple for the anxious, the overworked and the curious. There are 26 seats.<p>From inside the studio windows, you peer over taxi cabs crowding 5th Avenue below and if you put your nose right up to the glass, you can see the needle …

Meditation

Google announces Literata, its new e-book typeface

Google has announced a new typeface for Google Books: Literata.<p>Replacing Droid Serif as the default typeface for e-books via Google Books, Google says Literata is “<i>perfect for long reads on all devices</i>”.<p>Created in conjunction with TypeTogether, Google began work on Literata in April 2014. The goal …

This Stunning Photo Series Nails What It Feels Like To Have An Anxiety Disorder

It can be difficult to verbalize what it's like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them.<p>In a stunning self-portrait series titled "My Anxious Heart," Crawford captures how it feels to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and …

Anxiety

Can You Sit With Yourself Today? 5 Lessons for a Busy Mind | Inc.com

The morning I was to go on a short business trip, my client and friend Barb Schmidt, the author of <i>The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress</i>, <i>Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness,</i> shared her TEDx talk with me called, "Is This Seat Taken?"<p>In Barb's talk, I learned that we have more than …

Meditation

Sharon Salzberg: 5 things to know about mindfulness and work

<b>Takeaway</b>: According to renowned meditation expert Sharon Salzberg, meditation may seem a bit “woo-woo” on the surface, but it will help you become …