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A daily ritual that will help you de-stress (in just 5 minutes)

For many, stress is an accepted part of daily life, whether it’s triggered by a mile-long to-do list at work, a schedule packed full of family commitments or the stream of never-ending bills in your mailbox (or, likely, a combination of all three).<p>Research suggests that over the past decade there …

Mindfulness

10 Mindfulness Researchers You Should Know

Since the early 2000s, research on mindfulness has been expanding rapidly. Here’s a look at 10 leaders in the field, what their research has shown …

Evaluate Your Meditation

After a person has been meditating for some time, it’s important that he or she evaluate how the practice is developing. Is it working? Does it need …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

How to Be Mindful When You Are Angry

“Anger is a natural, life-affirming emotion. It lets us know when a boundary has been crossed, when our needs are not being met, or when someone we care about is in danger. But when misdirected, anger can harm our physical health and our relationships. Being mindful of anger means not suppressing, …

Mindfulness

5 Ways Mindfulness Helps You Confront the Fear of Death, as Proven By Science

In the West we tend to fear getting older, as though life is being extinguished before we pass away.<p>As Carl Jung, the psychiatrist turned …

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

One of the most common arguments against the possibility of technological unemployment (Letters, 26 September) is “it hasn’t happened in the past, so why would this time be any different”. When people express concerns about machines taking jobs, they are reassured that the same concerns have been …

Emerging Technology

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

The 23 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

Thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it's a classic like "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" or the new addition to the streaming giant, "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p><b>Here are the 23 best</b> …

3tags.org

6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications.<p>In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction …

UI Design

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

When making prototypes of a product, we often found that there are a large number of duplicate parts on the same page. Although these elements can be …

The Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>In the following list you’ll find some of the best web-based …

Programming

Great 1950s horror sci-fi novel, The Mind Thing, now on Kindle

When I was in junior high school, I joined the Science Fiction Book Club. One of the books I got from the club was an anthology that included several …

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

The Reality of Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The truth behind AI, machine learning, and bots

Artificial intelligence -- in the guises of personal assistants, bots, self-driving cars, and machine learning -- is hot again, dominating Silicon …

Science Explains How to Stop Worrying About Work on Vacation | Inc.com

With summer unofficially kicking off this weekend, no doubt many entrepreneurs have started dreaming of the perfect summer getaway. Whether for you that means long, lazy days on a beach lounger or exploring an exotic new locale, many professionals run into the same snag -- you salivate at the …

Entrepreneurship

The brain needs cleaning to stay healthy - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Research led by the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and the Ikerbasque Foundation has …

Civil War — Central Intelligence Agency

The Civil War was one of the darkest times in our nation’s history. But behind the scenes, many individuals worked nobly for their cause, whether it …

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down

As a highly-sensitive person (as defined by Elaine Aron in her bestseller <i>The Highly Sensitive Person</i>), I’m easily overwhelmed, or over-aroused (not …

Yoga

Ecstatic states

In the Vietnam War, Bob Walker had been a helicopter mechanic, and he’d watched as his best friend was decapitated by an incoming helicopter’s propeller blade. Ever since then the 69-year-old Paradise, CA vet has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder — a psychological condition that …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Will 'VIP' protect us from the flu and HIV and malaria? - Futurity

Scientists are testing an alternative approach to vaccines to protect us from a whole host of diseases—and so far the results are promising.