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Ways to Stay Disciplined When Working From Home

While working from home is becoming more common, there are unique challenges that come with it. I've got some tips to manage the new work norm.<p>Working remotely definitely has its perks. Between flexibility to work from anywhere (I'm currently writing this from my hotel room in Paris), less time …

Productivity

1 Foolproof Way to Immunize Yourself Against Toxic People

How to avoid the 1 mistake everyone makes in dealing with difficult people.<p>A big idea. A thirst for freedom. The desire to help others. The drive to reach your own potential. The search for a more interesting life. Entrepreneurs have so many inspiring reasons for taking the leap. But there's …

Self-help

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5 Advanced Chest Workouts Using Proven Scientific Techniques

Building a big chest is just about every gym goer’s primary focus at one point or another.<p>However, most people think that the bench press alone is …

Bodybuilding

Should You Marry a Passionate Lover or Your Best Friend? Here’s What Science Says

We’ve known for a long time that married people experience better physical and mental health, just so long as they’re happily married. Last year, a …

Middle Age

Mind Fitness: How Meditation Boosts Your Focus, Resilience, and Brain

Meditation is like a gym for your brain. If you follow through and exercise (in this case, your brain) every single day... pretty soon you'll see …

Mindfulness

How to Make Peace with the Past and Stop Being a Victim

<b>“Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”</b> ~<b>Harvey Fienstein</b><p>Do you usually feel as if …

Self-improvement

Why Silence Is Often the Best Response to a Verbal Attack

<b>“Have the maturity to sometimes know that silence is more powerful than having the last word.” ~Thema Davis</b><p>It all started with the forks.<p>“You need to …

Buddha vs. Freud: Does Your Ego Need to Die?

<b>Mark Epstein:</b> I think the average person who knows maybe a little bit about psychology or a little bit about Buddhism would think that the Buddhist …

Spirituality

Ketogenic Diets Have "Profound Effect on Brain Function," Studies Find

Molecular biologists are hopeful about the results, but a long road lies ahead—so far this diet has only worked proven wonders on mice.<br>Read More

Diabetes

A day in the life of 'the happiest man in the world' — a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

The life of a typical Tibetan Buddhist monk involves detachment from chaotic modernity, spent primarily in monasteries in the mountains. Matthieu Ricard is not a typical monk.<p>Born in France in 1946 to prominent parents, his father a philosopher and his mother a painter, Ricard received his PhD in …

Meditation

World's Best Dives: Top 10 Exotic Dive Sites

Those who heed the call of wanderlust won’t settle for returning to the same location, and logging the identical five dive sites, trip after trip. …

5 Ways to Attract Amazing People Into Your Life

When we surround ourselves with great people, we are much more likely to do great things.<p>The truth is, we need people. No man is an island, as poet John Donne famously wrote. And when we surround ourselves with great people, we are much more likely to do great things. Funny how that works! …

How to Start Meditating and Make It Part of Your Daily Routine

This popular trend in Silicon Valley and Wall Street is also backed by science.<p><b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for</b> …

Meditation

Does Fasting Make You Smarter?

Like all diet trends, the current fasting craze is rooted in one part tradition (numerous religious rituals include fasting, though many were the …

Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Drinks

What You Need to Know About the Keto Diet<p>1 of 10<p>The ketogenic diet is all about quick weight loss. How does it do that? "The premise behind the …

Boxer Tyson Fury Turns To Ketogenic Weight Loss Diet: How He Loses 55 Pounds On 3,500 Calories Daily

The ketogenic diet has soared in popularity in recent months, with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Beyonce boosting the spotlight on the high …

New keto meal plan

Our popular keto meal-plan tool gives you everything you need to succeed on a keto low-carb diet. Meal plans, recipes and shopping lists – no …

Nutrition

20 Healthy Low-Carb Foods You Should Add To Your Shopping List

From avocados to watermelon.<p>It’s official: Low-carb diets are everywhere. From Keto to Paleo to good old Atkins and South Beach, chances are someone you know is cutting back their intake of bread and grains. But there are a lot of foods out there that are hidden sources of carbohydrates, such as …

How to Stop Doubting Yourself Right This Second (And Live Your Best Life)

Self-doubt is a universal human emotion that no person is exempt from. But when this way of thinking becomes second-nature, self-doubt can wreak …

The Best Ways Absolutely Anyone Can Fight Depression Symptoms

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 …

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

The Deeper Reasons Why People Have Affairs

Source: Y Photo Studio/Shutterstock<p>Esther Perel is one of the most insightful and provocative voices on the paradoxical nature of human interaction …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Want to create a healthy habit? Add it to your morning routine, study says

Whether it’s drinking more water, exercising daily, or curbing your snooze-button tendency, making a healthy habit actually stick can be tough. But …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn.</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

Emotional Intelligence

What Happens to Your Life When You Write Goals Down

You're reading What Happens to Your Life When You Write Goals Down, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positive. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

The Brain

What's Stopping You? 4 Ways to Break Free From Your Mental Barriers

Mental barriers can hinder a person from reaching their potential. They can come in many forms, including negative thoughts, muddled thinking and …