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Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Great Depression

5 Things You Can Do Today to Keep Stress From Getting You Down

If you're on a hike and a bear comes crashing out of the bushes you better believe that stress is the perfect response. If though, on an on-going basis, you're dealing with a miserable situation like an unhappy relationship, money worries or a crazy, unpredictable boss, you're depleting your mental …

Immune System

The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy

When I was around 10 years old, my stay-at-home dad went back to work. For the next few years, he switched jobs a lot. For a while he took portraits in a photography studio; another time, he managed a bookstore. He told me more than once that he was looking for a job with plenty of autonomy. He was …

Employment

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

Mindfulness

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Landscaping

Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s as ocean temperatures skyrocket, study finds

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's greatest reservoirs of biodiversity.<p>A World Heritage site, it is currently under assault from …

How to Learn Skills Quickly, a 3-in-1 Loft Bed Unit and a DIY Shop Air Cleaner in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Multimaterial Illuminated Sign<p>Jimmy DiResta's back, this time using some surprising techniques to create a commercial sign. We've got a little bit of …

14 Fascinating Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

<i>By: Thrillist Entertainment Staff</i><p><i>Credit: Miramax Films</i><p>Netflix is the great equalizer. When you're sifting through zillions of movie options, the traditionally niche art of documentary can go toe to toe with Hollywood blockbusters. Whether fiction or nonfiction, anything that's …

High School Basketball

20 Brilliant Ideas to Decorate a Small Space

Decorating a small home poses some unique challenges that you wouldn’t face in big spaces. That you means you can’t do certain things, but it also …

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

Home Depot

Diabetes: can you really eat to beat it?

Converts to the bestselling blood sugar diet say you can. When one type 2 diabetic tried it, he reversed his condition. Four years on, is he still cured?<p>Just over four years ago, my GP gave me unwelcome news: I had type 2 diabetes. I was shocked. I didn’t match the stereotypical patient profile of …

Diabetes