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The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

These Sneaker Entrepreneurs Are Proof that Footwear Innovation Can Come From Anywhere

A closer look at the men behind Athletic Propulsion Labs.<p>Back in 2010, Ryan and Adam Goldston were working out of a tiny office in southern California and trying to build a following for their upstart footwear brand Athletic Propulsion Labs, which launched just a year prior. Former college …

Unconventional Productivity

There isn’t a productivity guide in the world that will solve the problems that pretty much all of us face daily.<p>I’m the same as you — I face these …

Time Management

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

The One Poisonous Thing That Really Prevents Success | Inc.com

<i>What are some things that hold people back from being successful? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Rebecca Massey, who quit a 'safe, reliable' full-time job to be a writer, on Quora:</b><p>When I …

Motivation

How Chewing Gum Can Mess Up Your Abs

Turns out, your neck muscles play a surprisingly important role in core training. Here’s how too much Trident may be holding back your six pack<p>At first glance, it was hard to tell what the older guy in my gym was trying to do. His lower body was positioned for the curlup, one of the “big three” …

Exercise

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

Neuroscience

New year, new you – how to be happy

What’s top of your list of new year resolutions for 2016? Do more exercise? Eat better? Spend more time with your children? Find a fulfilling career? How about ticking all your boxes and simply be happy?<p>Sadly, you can’t simply “become” happy. Happiness is often an indirect consequence of our …

Happiness

Rewiring the Brain for Success

Success in life depends on the state of our brain, and the state of our brain depends on our state of mind. The negative mental states that stress generates literally shrink the higher order brain function that is needed to succeed.<p>The good news is that by actualizing qualities that promote a …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Happiness

Quick Workarounds For 4 Common Photography Issues

I must admit, I find myself improvising a lot. I tend to forget things so I’m forced to find other ways to achieve what I'm aiming for. But as it …

Cameras

Content blocking in iOS 9 is going to screw up way more than just ads

Earlier this week I wrote about the coming hellfire for those who make their money off advertising: content blocking in iOS 9.<p>Issues with ad blocking and publishers being starved of oxygen aside, there’s another big problem on the horizon: mass content blocking will also break important marketing …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

The UK Loves Their Houses…but Should We?

<i>Last week’s post exploring a house as a asset caused an interesting stir in the comments and I thought it definitely worth-while exploring it further</i> …

Nothing Bad Happened Except My Mind

There is a voice in my head that tells me I am constantly on the verge of a catastrophe. Mysteriously, over the last few weeks a new voice has emerged, and it's telling the first one to shut the fuck up.<p>Someone asked me if it gets better and I said <i>yes</i> and they said <i>how?</i> and I got silent.<p>The truth is …

How Processed Foods and Sugars Cause Depression

Research shows that the food you eat can have a profound effect on your mental health. So, regardless of your mental health problem, the importance …

Everything You Wanted To Know About Procrastination But Were Too Lazy to Figure Out

I have something important to tell you. Something really important. I’m talking about life-changing, paradigm-shifting, …

Your Porn Addiction Isn’t Real

The brains of those ‘addicted’ to porn bear no neurological resemblance to those of other well-documented addictions while watching it, says a new …

The 9 hottest housing markets in the world

We have complied the list of the nine hottest markets based on inflation-adjusted year-over-year price as of the first quarter of 2015, based on data from the Global Property Guide. Five of the nine countries that had prices jump more than 7% year-over-year were from Europe, with Ireland leading …

Q1-2015:-global-property-markets:-Europe's-boom-continues,-but-sharp-slowdown-in-Asia,-US,-Dubai-and-Brazil

Q1 2015: global property markets: Europe's boom continues, but sharp slowdown in Asia, US, Dubai and Brazil<p>The global house price boom continues ever …

After NSA Targeting, Google Researcher Exposes 'Trivial' Antivirus Hacking

Earlier this week, fresh Edward Snowden leaks showed how the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted a range of foreign antivirus firms. It was no surprise intelligence agencies were interested in exploiting antivirus; such security software has access to most files across operating systems, from …

Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”<p><i>“Spiritual health and material well-being are not enemies: they are natural allies,”</i> wrote E.F. Schumacher in his timeless clarion call for “Buddhist economics,” …

As students challenge a name they believe trivialises mental health issues, we look at the the work of scientists trying to understand despair and resilience<p>Last Sunday marked the official end of exam term at Cambridge University, a day of garden parties and boat races. Over the years, this final …

Mental Health

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

9 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion When You Have Depression

When you’re struggling with depression, the last thing you want to do is be self-compassionate. But this is precisely what can help. Self-compassion …

Mindfulness