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Your Brain on Meditation, According to Neuroscience

Let your noggin chill, brother.<p>Contrary to the popular stereotype, meditation isn’t just for hairy, granola-loving hippies. In fact, the science is …

Meditation

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

The ultimate morning routine: Get back over 20 hours per week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working …

Time Management

The Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)<p>On April 26, 1889, Austrian-British philosopher <b>Ludwig Wittgenstein</b> was born. He worked primarily in logic, the …

A Chef Tells Us Her Favorite (and Healthy!) 15-Minute 4-Ingredient Pasta Dish

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Healthy Recipes<p>Healthier Cacio e Pepe Recipe<p>A Chef Tells Us Her Favorite (and Healthy!) 15-Minute 4-Ingredient Pasta …

Sunday Reading: The Nineties

“There are many ways of agglomerating past events,” Louis Menand wrote, a few years ago, in a piece about the year 1995. We talk about historical periods, centuries, eras, and generations. We also “find it natural to imagine that life assumes a completely new character every ten years”—probably …

Why You Need to Try This 3-Ingredient Cheesecake Recipe

A Southern baker worth her reputation has a box full of quality, time-tested dessert recipes in her arsenal - a pound cake recipe she likes to serve …

3 Ultra-Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy for Your TFSA Today

Sometimes it just makes sense to “load up” or “bet big” on a sector, and it would seem that right now, it may make sense to be betting big on the …

5 Foods That De-Bloat Your Stomach Faster Than Any Other

Ready for some sobering news? Your muffin top might be detrimental to your health. According to doctors, one of the worst places your body can store …

4 Reasons To Buy Two Greek Banks For Less Than One Dollar A Share

The time may be ripe to go bargain hunting in the stocks of two major Greek banks that are trading under $1 per share. The National Bank of Greece (NBGIF) and the Eurobank Ergasias S.A. (EGFEY), the combination of Eurobank and Ergasias Bank, in Greece.<p>There have been better times and worse times …

Overcoming OCD with mindfulness and exposure therapy

I would like to share a little about my OCD and treatment, and what I have learned (and even taught my own therapist!) about ERP (exposure and …

12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

More Americans Are Dying From Suicide, Drug Use And Diarrhea

Americans are dying in different ways than they used to. As of 2014, more were dying from drug use than in years past, even as deaths from alcohol …

Public Health

How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Not everyone can afford the steep subscription fee that Adobe charges for its Adobe Acrobat DC PDF editor (Rs. 12,168 per year). The app is the best …

The truth about animals isn’t always pretty

The Truth About Animals<i><br>Lucy Cooke</i><i><br>Basic Books, $28</i><p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pliny the Elder reported that hippopotamuses find relief from overeating by …

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Health

The Roseanne revival, and the argument over how TV depicts Trump supporters, explained

Five interlocking conflicts that add up to one big argument about the sitcom’s new season.<p>For the near decade her show was on the air, Roseanne Barr seemed to not just court controversy but crave it.<p>After <i>Roseanne</i> became a hit, shortly after its debut in 1988, Barr took over for Matt Williams, the …

American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with <i>River of Teeth</i> and <i>Taste of Marrow</i>, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America …

A Week In New York City On A $68,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

Understanding Fascism: Part 2—Jack London's The Iron Heel (1908)

The series will keep coming, at unpredictable intervals, until I run out of interesting additions to my planned bibliography. I hope to add some …

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks You Can Have Before Bed For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

Your gut knows best. If your gut and digestive system are healthy and operating well, your health — including maintaining a healthy weight — will …

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Holistic Medicine

3 New True Crime Audiobooks You'll Be Obsessed With If You Love Creepy Podcasts

So, you've run out of creepy podcasts to listen to, and you don't know where to turn to next for your daily dose of madness and mayhem? Instead of …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

Here's How I Reduced Robocalls by About 95 Percent

D<p>Have you been getting a lot of robocalls lately? Yeah, join the club.<p>You know what I mean. These are unsolicited calls made to your cell phone. They come in waves - sometimes ten or eleven in a row, particularly if you don't pick them up. Sometimes they identify themselves as "robocaller" but not …

Steven Pinker offers a fact-based defence of the Enlightenment

Steven Pinker is a practitioner of reason in his work as a psychologist and as a public intellectual. The Montreal-born Harvard professor is, thus, a …

11 Poems By Women To Read When You Are Totally Over Men

I regret to inform you all that men are cancelled for the rest of the year 2018. We're going to try this one without them. I mean, look, I have …