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Science says silence literally rewires your brain to be more intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

Humanity

Empathy is crucial to being a good person, right? Think again

Some argue that, far from motivating pro-social behaviours, empathy can push us towards inaction at best and racism and violence at worst<p>Why do we flinch when we see someone hit their thumb with a hammer? Our intuitive tendency to feel what we imagine another person is feeling is called ‘emotional …

Empathy

Having a furry companion can increase your wellness levels

Man’s best friend. So cliche, and yet so accurate.<p>Who could resist that face? Photo: Anita Peeples/Unsplash<p>Dogs are an integral subset of society, …

Pets

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves Your Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

Self-esteem

6 awesome ways, procrastinating makes you smarter and productive.

Procrastination is a long word with a literal meaning, that is lingering down the things for long.<p>The title is about all good things about …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Based on 6% annual growth in wealth, they would hold assets worth approximately $305 trillion.<p>7:36 p.m. April 21, 2018<p>It will close 8,000 U.S. stores …

Hemp: how one little plant could boost America's economy

The plant is almost magical, advocates say, with a range of applications from paper to medicine. So why is it illegal to grow?<p>Imagine a plant that cuts cholesterol, reduces our exposure to toxins, can ease joint inflammation, proves more durable than concrete, and can provide the economy with …

Cannabis

Here is Why You Should Use Natural Alternatives to Nail Polish

Even the most health-conscious people can fail to consider how nail polish is affecting their bodies. But a recent study found that many of the most …

10 Self-Care Strategies for People With Chronic Joint Pain

Whether you have psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or another condition that causes achy, painful joints, it can be extremely …

These 50 profound quotes from Buddha will change the way you spend your life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

Spirituality

Mindfulness meditation has become a staple among successful people — and it's surprisingly easy to learn

Meditation provides all sorts of benefits, so it's no wonder that it's become a favorite habit of tons of successful people. But if you're not familiar with it, the concept can be confusing.<p>Mindfulness meditation, one branch of the practice, might actually be easier than you thought. We made this …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

How Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain (and 5 Tips to do it Properly)

I’ll be honest – I’ve tried meditation on and off for the last two years, but I always found it too difficult.<p>I never stuck to a routine and couldn’t …

Mindfulness

The Most Rigorous Marijuana Report Ever Finds Lots Of Good News

The facts don’t lie and the pro-marijuana people were right (sort of). A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that there is no link between weed and lung cancer. Their cannabis research also unearthed 100 other conclusions, many of which will make …

15 Profound Zen Sayings That Will Make You Question Everything About Life

<b>“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it</b> …

'Malignant narcisissm': Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists

Hillary Clinton claimed Trump was “temperamentally unfit” to be President, and in recent months many people the world over have reached the same …

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 …

Good News: There's No Definitive Link Between Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer

And over 100 other observations from a massive new weed report.<p>Marijuana, being the illegal, Schedule 1, oft-demonized substance that it is, is hard for researchers to study. That's unfortunate, because there are many promising health benefits, and medical marijuana is legal in 28 states. Still, …

Cannabis

Microdosing Weed: The Definitive Guide — How much marijuana you need for a functional, minimal high

In an era when marijuana is gaining legal status from coast to coast, giant joints and big bong rips are out. Microdosing is in.<p>Although …

The Dalai Lama Reveals How You Can Discover the True Nature of Reality

Have you ever wondered about the true nature of reality? Is everything an illusion or is it real?<p>The Dalai Lama, as one of the world’s most …

Meditation

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Meditation

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<br>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

Spirituality

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7 Conditions Linked to Fibromyalgia

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Positive Thinking

15 Quotes From Wayne Dyer That Will Inspire You to Seize Every Second of Your Life

Wayne W. Dyer was one of the most influential spiritual teachers to have ever graced this Earth.<p>Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more …

Motivation

What you need to know about medicine and food interactions

As you pick up your prescription from the pharmacy, it usually comes with a lengthy explanation of doses, side effects and specific warnings about other drugs or food interactions. But how carefully do you read the whole thing? There may be certain foods you should avoid while taking the medication.<p>…

The Surprising Speed of Om: Meditation Benefits Your Body Surprisingly Fast

Studies have suggested that meditation promotes brain activity, boosts the immune system, helps with insomnia, reduces pain, and increases the …

Farewell to Barack Obama: A humane, intelligent and (mostly) effective leader

It's a cliché that definitive judgments of a presidency take time to develop. Presidents praised in their own era — think of John F. Kennedy — are often subject to revisionist reappraisals by later historians, and the process also works in reverse.<p>Yet as<p>Barack Obamaprepares to vacate the White …

Political Science