Morgan Russell

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Peace Corps

For anyone perusing the endless opportunities for volunteering abroad, committing to a two year service in the Peace Corps has probably crossed your …

Meditation

Peace Corps: The First Year

When I joined the Peace Corps one year ago, I wouldn't have imagined my life to be anything like it is today. In my mind, Peace Corps Ethiopia would be a risky but rewarding adventure, with a lack of electricity and running water, and an abundance of rats. Although some of that may be a bigger part …

Travel Longer and Farther: 10 Tricks to See the World on a Budget

Our five-year travel anniversary of traversing the world has enabled us to discover new countries, learn new ways of life, and meet amazing people …

These Are The Most Common Mistakes People Make While Meditating

<i>Missed our new meditation teacher training the first time around? You’re in luck, because this month you have another chance to sign up for our</i> …

Meditation

5 Ancient Buddhist Practices That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

Meditation

'Phantom girl' in century-old pictures sends Siberian researchers on frantic search (PHOTOS)

Museum workers in Krasnoyarsk were astonished when they digitalized local photos from the early 1900s only to find an identical figure in all of them …

Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

In 1915 Einstein, who was then 36, was living in wartime Berlin with his cousin Elsa, who would eventually become his second wife. His two sons, Hans …

10 Easy DIY Apartment Upgrades You Need To Try This Weekend

No special skills required.<p>Updating your home doesn't have to mean buying a new sofa or repainting every room in the house. Sometimes little tweaks, like recovering your ironing board or lining your shelves, can make a world of difference.<p>Instead of splurging on something you don't need, DIY …

Crafting

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

What Really Happens When an LA Girl Hikes the Inca Trail

I'll admit, I look like I belong at the beach in Malibu rather than in a tent on a mountain in Peru. But crushing challenges and stereotypes just so happens to be one of my favorite things to do, so guess what my brain thought when I heard about the Inca Trail hike? <i>Oh, there's a more difficult way</i> …

British Astronaut Dials Wrong Number

British astronaut Tim Peake apologized on Christmas Eve after dialing a wrong number from aboard the International Space Station.<p>Peake, who boarded …

Tenth of December by George Saunders – a book to make you love people again

The first time I finished Tenth of December was in a cafe in Notting Hill over a quite ordinary breakfast, and I cried. This is the only time, apart from childhood scrapes and relationship woes that I have ever wept in public – and this time, it was over a 30-odd page short story. In amongst the …

Books

Best of 2015: Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of our best content from the past year, including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography. Last year, we brought you a list of 37 incredible photos from 2014; this year, we're upping our game with a collection of 50 …

7 Ways 2015 Was Defined By Mental Health

Let's break it down.<p>For the nearly 44 million Americans who experience mental illness in a given year, 2015 could be regarded as a source of solace. This was the year that celebrities spoke up, research improved and more people started prioritizing their mental well-being.<p>"We have made great …

Mental Health

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

When was the last time you sat quietly at your desk and did nothing but think? How would you react if you observed a peer, employee, or manager doing so? Encouraging employees to slow down to focus on the present can seem at odds with a corporate culture of speed and goal attainment. But in today’s …

Top Ten Films of 2015

When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About."<p>1. <i>Wild Tales</i> (dir. …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

How to Become a Millionaire: 9 Habits That Can Make You Rich | Inc.com

Want to get rich? If you work for someone else, you won't. (Don't believe me? Check this out.)<p>That's why entrepreneurs are willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure. They want to succeed on their terms--and they aren't willing to …

Self-improvement

A Yezidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Slavery Tells Her Story

It is not easy for Nadia to tell this story, and she’s been doing it all day. She’s about my age, wearing a leather jacket just like mine, and her …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Beyond Personal Development: What I Learned From Navy SEAL Surf Torture

From behind us, we could hear the 4-foot waves crashing in from the Pacific. The trouble was, we could never seem to get connected with the cadence of when they were going to next wash over our faces, filling our eyes, ears, throats and noses with sand, stones and seawater.<p>The not knowing is part …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

Why millennials are leaving religion but embracing spirituality

This tagline has become increasingly popular with the millennial generation – aged 18 to 34 – and University of Virginia Associate Religious Studies …

Five Unconventional Ways to Trigger the Heart Chakra

The Riddler<p>8:30:00 AM Personal Empowerment, Spirit of Life<p>The heart chakra is the central chakra, right smack in the middle of the phenomenal …

Spirituality

Watch Abby Wambach's New Tearjerker Commercial

After leading the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to a World Cup championship earlier this year, Abby Wambach is set to play her final game on …

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

With the advancements in technology, we are now able to access a world of information right at our fingertips. EssayMama has sorted through the …

Tutorials

Saudi Women Vote for First Time: Pictures

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