Ryan Hicks

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Not getting enough sleep might be way worse for you than we thought

A few years ago, scientists figured out which genes are associated with your biological clock— the thing that wakes you up in the morning and tells you when you need to get some sleep.<p>These so-called "clock genes" make proteins that rise and fall throughout the day and control various bodily …

The hidden costs of starting your own business

Whatever your reasons for becoming your own boss, just remember the old saying that it takes money to make money, and that's never been truer than when you're starting your own business. It sounds romantic to think of yourself going from rags to riches, but most businesses need to start off with a …

Small Business

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

When We Go to Mars We'll Need a Flag for Earth

A design for a flag to unite all Earthlings.<p>Picture man landing on the Moon and somewhere in the image there's probably an iconic emblem: the American flag.<p>But a Swedish design student thinks that a national flag alone doesn't suffice for space missions. When they venture beyond our planet, …

Space Science

Meditation, Literally Reshaping Your Brain

Mediation’s been around for centuries. It’s considered a corner stone for mental health by numerous eastern religions, but meditation isn’t a …

Meditation

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life

This routine takes seven minutes each morning before you start work. Will you follow it?<p>It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your …

Productivity

12 Habits Of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Copying these habits of successful young entrepreneurs won’t guarantee you success, but it can’t hurt either.<p>We’re obsessed with studying the habits of successful people to figure out how to better structure our days and lives.<p>But how can you tell if your daily habits put you on the right track to …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Mindfulness Made Simple

“Mindfulness” has become a buzzword that is often misinterpreted. What is mindfulness? How can it benefit you?<p>Mindfulness is much more basic than …

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Meditation

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Baltimore Is Just the Beginning

The curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, and now all of God’s children are once again tucked back in the snug routine of their daily lives. The black …

Cruel Medical Experiments On Slaves Were Widespread In The American South

Invasive surgeries and other shocking experiments were “commonplace” on slaves before the Civil War, according to a sweeping new survey of old medical journals.<p>Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations — these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the …