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Everyone touts the amazing benefits of mindfulness — but it's not what we think it is, and we don't really know how it works

But a review published today in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science shows the hype is ahead of the evidence.<p>Some reviews of studies on mindfulness suggest it may help with psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress.<p>But it's not clear what type of mindfulness or …

Scientists find that tripping on mushrooms is a promising way to treat depression

Psilocybin—the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in hundreds of kinds mushrooms—has been reported to show promise as a treatment for depression. Now researchers are trying to find out more about how that works.<p>Scientists looking at how the brain responds to psilocybin gave 19 patients two …

How to Make “The Golden Mixture” — The Strongest Natural Remedy on Earth

This miraculous mixture of ingredients is also known as the “golden mixture”, due to its remarkable health properties, and appearance that reminds of …

Neuroscience Confirms that Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is ‘Hard-wired’ in the Human Brain

Neurological studies have established that the brain has three distinct processing modes, called serial, parallel and synchronous. Serial processing …

4 simple, Buddhist-approved ways to boost your happiness

Some people, no matter how hectic things get, just never seemed frazzled. Sleeping through your alarm, shattering your iPhone screen while changing …

How to plan a better tomato crop this season

Tomatoes are the divas of the vegetable patch — luscious, celebrated and notoriously hard to please. If it’s too chilly, they’ll sulk. If it’s too hot, they’ll throw a tantrum, scattering their blossoms and refusing to perform.<p>Gardeners everywhere know that planting tomatoes prematurely in spring …

Gardening

12 Quotes From Zen Masters That Will Help You to Stop Overthinking Everything

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

Don't Aim for Work-Life Balance, Do This Instead | Inc.com

If you're in the American workforce today as an employee, business owner or entrepreneur, it's almost impossible not to hear about work-life balance. Just Google the phrase and you get more than 113 million search results. This is a big topic that concerns a lot of us.<p>But I actually prefer to think …

Work-life Balance

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

Simple blood test points doctors towards best drug to treat depression

Due to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. …

Here's your simple guide to composting fruit and veggie scraps, eggshells, bones and more

If you feel guilty about creating food waste, composting is an easy way to relieve yourself of the anxiety of not eating all the groceries you …

13 Stylish Treehouses for Grown-Ups to Spend a Night In

Who says treehouses are just for kids?<p>Today, the traditional treehouse has been adopted by and adapted for adults. With complex construction, stylish designs, and fully-equipped interiors, the charming childhood staple has matured into a modern, all-ages hideaway. In this collection of treehouses …

How to Conquer Anger

I once read that anger is like drinking poison, and hoping that the other person dies.<p>How do we conquer anger? Here are some personal remedies that …

7 Basic Composting Secrets for Better Results

Compost, or at least an attempt at it, is becoming commonplace, and that’s a great thing. Not only is it one of the greenest habits we can all adopt …

Green Living

7 Habits That Will Significantly Enhance Your Day

Socrates once said, “The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.” You are what you put energy into. If you focus on developing good daily habits, it can lead to a more positive and fulfilling life. But when you’re lost in the hustle and bustle of the world, …

How to actually do breathing meditation properly to reduce stress and anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …

Gardening 101: Yuccas

Yucca: “Striking Sword”<p>With more than 50 different species of Yucca, these shrubs hold their own as distinctive and striking evergreen landscape …

These 11 Modern Fences Bring a Whole New Meaning to Curb Appeal

From a modern take on the traditional white picket fence to a free-form sculptural divider, these 11 unique fences might just inspire you to rethink your current landscaping.<p><b>1. Modern Gabled House in Portland</b><p>Scott Pitek designed this gabled structure for Betty Rahman on a 5,000-square-foot lot in …

The indoor farming compound founded by Kimbal Musk —Elon's brother — is now delivering greens

Farmers from Square Roots— a Brooklyn-based urban farming accelerator program co-founded by Kimbal Musk (brother of Elon) — are now delivering their produce to local offices.<p>The farmers are growing greens inside 10 steel shipping container farms. Unlike traditional outdoor farms, these vertical …

This Is the Fastest Way to Grow Tomatoes at Home

Forget about seeds and root your plants instead.<p>There's something about biting into a ripe, juicy tomato that just feels like summer. Chances are, tomatoes star in your home garden, and with such a high demand, the weeks it takes for a seedling to sprout could feel like forever. Luckily, blogger …

Gardening

15 Soothing Mindfulness Quotes That Will Calm Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety Disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

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Current Obsessions: Paging Beauty

From succulent art to a new affordably chic bicycle, here is what we’ve been admiring this week.<p>Above: A worthy winter’s project: Sunset magazine …

Wall Art

It's Okay To Be Unsure About What You Want In Life Once In A While

It’s about looking at what you have and who you have and be grateful. It’s about being proud of yourself no matter what you chose in the end.

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

How Meditation Can Transform Your Business

Set aside some time this year to master this ancient practice. Your mind -- and your business -- will thank you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meditation is a common practice of many extremely successful people, and with good reason: CEO Ray Dalio, for instance, has …

What to do when meditation doesn’t work for you

Developing a regular mindfulness practice has always been a goal of mine. I’m an anxious person and I know it would help, but I’m more of a …