Nikki Chavez

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Is There a Parallel Universe That's Moving Backwards in Time?

Time, as we understand it, moves from the past to the future irreversibly. But now, an international trio of theoretical physicists is suggesting …

The Power of Patience: Let Go of Anxiety and Let Life Happen

<b>“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” ~William S. Burroughs</b><p>Patience can be a struggle.<p>I know this …

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How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

Photo: Pond5<p>The word meditation can immediately conjure images of Buddhist monks in saffron robes or new-age beatniks in clouds of incense — which …

7 Ways to Clear Your Mind of Negative Thoughts

Negative thinking can be a habit of mind. Thoughts sink in and linger there until you take action to get rid of them.<p>When you first start thinking …

Stress Conversations: How to Break Behavioral Patterns With Breathing and Art

"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns." -- Bruce Lee<p>Breaking the stress loop is an important part<p>of being adaptable<p>pliable<p>successful<p>and<p>clear<p>When we run in our hamster wheels<p>we are not<p>adaptable<p>we are not pliable<p>Can we even …

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Why Being Idle Can Lead to Better Thinking

Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. The idea that doing something trumps doing nothing is …

The 15 Best Quotes to Inspire You to Never Stop Learning | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I used to think that school was the place to get an education. But I was wrong.<p>School is just <i>part</i> of your education.<p>We live in an Information Age …

Daily Meditation: Love Yourself

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by singer/songwriter India Arie. "Private Party" reminds us to love …

The ten best books of 2014

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS<p><i>By Marlon James (Riverhead)</i><p>Exploding with violence, the third novel by Marlon James cuts a swath across recent Jamaican history. It leaves its Kingston ghettos strewn with victims, a few of them lovers, all of them spattered with blood. Seven killings? That’s just …

The Scientific Approach to Changing Your Life

Change is rarely linear; there are twists and turns. It's frightening to change, especially when you're going out on limb to go after your own unique goals. In this process, you realize who you really are, separate from society, family or any other outside influences.<p>Last year, a poll indicated …

Self Compassion

3 Common Detox Myths

Find out which common cleanse "facts" offer more hype than health

Detox

Early Bird Or Night Owl, Your Sleep Schedule Says A Lot About Your Personality

Whether you're a night owl or a morning person, your sleep habits reveal a lot about you--from your personality to the structure of your brain and even to your expected time of death.<p>That's according to a new video from the YouTube video series ASAPScience, which explains the pros and cons of each …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

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12 Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

I certainly haven't learned all there is to learn about life, but there are a few things that I know for sure. These universal truths apply to you no matter where you are in life or what mistakes you've made in the past. So read them, apply them, and watch the magic happen in your life.<p>photo …

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

<b>(CNN) —</b> People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.<p>One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault with the demands of work or the exploitation of management. Someone else grumbles at summer being too hot or winter being too cold.<p>Everyone thus …

The Biological Advantages of Being Awestruck

There are some things in life are so complicated and abstract that they’re awesome. Eternity, cosmic significance, and the infinite universe are just …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

Shadow Functions! Avoid Them!

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Near death, explained

<b>Mopic via Shutterstock</b><p>New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences — with shocking results.<p>Mario Beauregard<p>April 21, 2012 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was adapted from the new book “Brain Wars”, from Harper One.<p>In 1991, Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Pam …

Musicians' Brains Really Do Work Differently — In A Good Way

"Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain?"<p>That's the launching point for a fantastic little video made by educator Anita Collins and animator Sharon Colman Graham for TED-Ed. What they explain is that while listening to …

Here's What Happens to Your Spine When You're Constantly Texting

Your <i>Candy Crush</i> addiction might be harming your neck more than your productivity, according to new research.<p>Looking down at your phone can add up to …

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How to Get the Body of a Victoria's Secret Angel

The fitness gurus at Ballet Beautiful, modelFIT, Brooklyn Body Burn and Barre Core on the moves to master.<p>Basic math says that if the four secrets to looking flawless in your underwear under bright lights are superhuman genetics, serious restraint when faced with fries, a really good self-tanner …

What if the FBI had succeeded in exposing Martin Luther King Jr.?

By Richard Cohen<p>Richard Cohen<p>Columnist focusing on politics<p>Email Bio<p>Beverly Gage, a Yale historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his …

10 Little-Known Units of Time

When someone says they’ll “just be a moment,” they’re probably unaware that that actually means they’ll be precisely 90 seconds. In medieval …

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet …

Life Is Like a Spiral Staircase: Recognizing Your Habits As Your Journey

Have you ever stood at the bottom of one of those old city buildings that has, at its center, a spiral staircase that goes all the way from the lobby up to the top floor? Well, those buildings look a lot like our lives.<p>In this excerpt from Discovering Your Soul Signature,Panache Desai provides a …

The Staircase