Robert Karson Shearon

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Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

Mudita: The Buddha's Teaching on Unselfish Joy

The awakened one, the Buddha, said:<p>Here, O, Monks, a disciple lets his mind pervade one quarter of the world with thoughts of unselfish joy, and so …

I had a good job, a loving family, and a white picket fence. This is how I lost it all.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

10 Lessons You Need to Learn If You Want a Truly Successful Career

Work on things that matter.<p><i>What are the biggest lessons you have learned in the corporate world? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Chris Cocks, President at Wizards of the Coast, on</b> …

Dungeons and Dragons

Experts Say the Body Reset Diet Shows Some Promise — Here's What You Need to Know

When our healthy eating and exercise routine is in a rut, some of us are often looking for a restart. There's actually a diet that hopes to do just that. Meet the body reset diet.<p>What Is the Body Reset Diet?<p>The theory of the body reset diet is that you'll be able to reset your metabolism and kick …

Nutrition

4 Effective Ways to Clear Your Mind

Many people find that, when they face stress in their lives, they tend to dwell on it in their moments of downtime. If you're like most people, this …

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

Leadership

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

The self does exist, and is amenable to scientific investigation – Şerife Tekin

‘Know thyself’ is one of philosophy’s most ancient aphorisms. But is there such a thing as the self and, if there is, can it be empirically …

Mental Health

Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing | Inc.com

You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one thing--how is the LLC taxed? It seems your friend forgot to mention this part.<p>Understanding LLC taxation can …

Finance

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

Boys aren’t learning how to handle rejection, with dangerous consequences

Unfortunately, there’s never a shortage of examples of men displaying their inability to accept a woman telling them “no” and move on.<p>These range from the creepy: the man who won’t stop playing the piano in the park until his girlfriend of four months takes him back, to the deadly: the Texas man …

Naked Yoga Is Trending on Instagram Right Now, and the Photos Are Stunning

There's no question that doing "regular" yoga can feel both vulnerable and empowering. So you can imagine that those two experiences are <i>majorly</i> …

Yoga

Matchmakers Tell Clients Not To Have Sex With Someone Until This Happens

I'm a professional Matchmaker based in Los Angeles, what I affectionately refer to as “the Baghdad of dating.”<p>The dating scene is rough in LA (and in …

Relationships

That sweating, trembling feeling: 10 strategies to cope with your shyness

Social anxiety can manifest itself mentally and physically. Here are ways you can learn to manage it<p>According to British singer-songwriter Morrissey, “shyness is nice”. When it leaves you feeling breathless, voiceless and even friendless, though, it can be anything but nice.<p>Shyness often manifests …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 86 – A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson (1755)

British national self-confidence boomed throughout the 18th century, with that familiar mix of pride and insecurity. Now, more than ever, the educated English reader needed a dictionary. In the new world of global trade and global warfare, a language that was becoming seeded throughout the first …

Linguistics

9 Simple Tips to Boost Your Instagram Marketing

With hundreds of millions of active users every month, Instagram is quickly becoming a dreamland for hungry marketers looking topromote their company’s message. However, a climate marked by extreme competition, standing out to consumers is exponentially difficult.<p>Instagram users are sick and tired …

Marketing

1.5 million dead in a decade: Just what is wrong with India’s roads and vehicles?

It was dark, and the elevated expressway connecting Bengaluru to its information technology heartland was slick from the rain, but the teenage drivers of three cars did not think it was a bad idea to race one another. They had apparently, the police said, done this often.<p>At 3am, the three friends …

11 Tips for Better Digestive Health

Take control of your digestive health with these pro tips.<p>Easy Solutions<p>Got occasional tummy troubles? Making smart dietary choices can help promote …

Higher Education

These Amazing Self-Care Apps Will Help You Live a Happier, Healthier Life

Apps

Yoga can help improve symptoms of depression, finds study

Scientists say that there is one form of exercise that could help improve low mood, anxiety and reduce stress - beating depression in some cases.<p>At …

How The Brain And Gut Talk To Each Other

It’s widely recognized that emotions can directly affect stomach function. As early as 1915, influential physiologist Walter Cannon noted that …

Patients Are Experimenting With Ketamine to Treat Depression

Sean Spencer was ready to give up. For two years, since suffering a major panic attack, the entrepreneur had been living under a cloud of depression. …

Living With Bipolar Disorder, Depression And Manic Episodes

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mills Baker.</i><p>I have bipolar disorder, as does my mother and as did her mother. I am the sort of …

I Overcame Drug Addiction And Mental Illness Through Meditation, Diet And Yoga—Here Is My Story

How Baltimore's wellness warrior Quentin Vennie used a combination of meditation, spirituality, and lifestyle changes to turn his life around.<p>"This …

Mental Health

Emotional Intelligence: Why CFOs Should Look Beyond the Numbers

As the CFO role has expanded, so, too, has the value of a top-notch finance chief. Today’s CFOs have more oversight and responsibility – and a role …