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Relaxation - Instant results from simple techniques

The relaxation response is the physiologic opposite to the ‘fight or flight’ stress response. Scientists have discovered that the long-term practice …

The Feel-Good Switch: The Radical Future of Emotion

For most of the last century, the study of emotions was not considered serious science. The problem was subjectivity. Science is objective, rigorously objective. Emotions, though, are internal states, so the only way to study them is through subjective inference (essentially asking people to report …

Psychology

Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

Self Control

“Not living a life that’s full of regrets”: Legendary psychotherapist Irvin Yalom on the challenges of living in fear

Yalom’s newest book, “Creatures of a Day” chronicles his years as a therapist<p>How are we supposed to grapple with the knowledge that soon we will be nothing? How do we live a meaningful life with the always-looming threat of death? That's what Dr. Irvin Yalom of Stanford University -- and the field …

Articles about 5 homes unbeatable views on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with …

Southern California

Schools in Finland will no longer teach by subject

Finland has one of the best education systems in the world.<p>The prestigious PISA rankings place it among the world’s highest for maths, reading and …

Ableton Publishes New Book, Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies For Electronic Music Producers

<b>Ableton</b> has published a new book, <b>Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers</b>, designed to help you work through problems …

8 Things Emotionally Stable People Don’t Do - The Open Mind

<i>“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”<br>―Oscar Wilde</i><p>Last night I received an email …

Hone your drum machine skills with an HTML5 808

For the aspiring DJs and living room producers, there's now a way to craft your drum machine chops with nothing more than your favorite web browser. An HTML5-driven site lets you choose between iconic instruments like Roland's TR-808 and TR-909, alongside Elektron's Machinedrum, the LinnDrum and a …

DJ & Dance Music, Tracks & Mixes

Scientists call for ban on editing human genome

A group of leading biologists have called for worldwide boycott on a new technique for editing genomes that results in DNA being altered in a way …

5 Ways Meditation Affects Your Brain

From stress reduction to improved attention and memory, <b>meditation is a practice that yields a large number of health benefits.</b> Mediation has slowly …

Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards on what's next in L.A. nightlife

When<p>Daft Punkwon the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2014, there were some faces on the stage unfamiliar to young pop audiences: Paul Williams, Nile Rodgers and a number of acclaimed recording engineers among them. But house music fans were especially pleased to see one Daft Punk collaborator also …

Synthesizers

Defining Synereo Before It Redefines Facebook

There’s a new social network in town and if it's half as powerful as its hype, prepare to follow a whole new line of logic when you socialize online …

Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon—and a cliché—in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well. Whether it’s the Donald …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Meditation

Why You Lack Self-Awareness And What To Do About It

If self-awareness is the first step to sustainable success, why is it so rare?<p>Philosophers have long pondered the question, “Who are we?”<p>Aristotle believed the answer lies in our habits: “We are what we repeatedly do.” René Descartes thought the answer is thinking: “cogito ergo sum” or “I think, …

Avoid Tempting Situations Instead of Trying to Boost Your Willpower

We talk a lot about boosting self control and willpower, but The Wall Street Journal suggests that people who seem to exert the best self-control …

Master Self-Control by Thinking of Urges as a Passing Wave

Developing self control is not always easy to do, especially when you're trying to change a habit you've developed over time. To help fight your …

Self Control