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The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

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Meditation

The Secret Weapon to Help You Stick to Your Good Habits

For many, many people, the secret weapon of habit-change is outer accountability.<p>It's been so satisfying to have <i>Better Than Before</i> out in the world. (And, I must admit, also very satisfying that it's a bestseller.)<p>It's fascinating to me to hear how people respond to it -- what ideas they find most …

Weight Watchers

The transformation of David Brooks

<b>David Brooks was struggling with sin.</b> More precisely, he was seeking a way to translate the Christian understanding of sin into secular terms for …

Elizabeth Holmes Wants You to Have Control of Your Health Info

__Elizabeth Holmes is a Woman of the Year because... "At only 31, she is already proving the outsize impact one fiercely determined individual can have on the lives of so many." __<p><b>—philanthropist Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 2013 Woman of the Year</b><p>The Valley's …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Neil deGrasse Tyson lets the science deniers have it: “The beginning of the end of an informed democracy”

In a Salon exclusive, the renowned astrophysicist discusses his show “StarTalk” and the state of science in America<p>If Americans agree about one thing, it’s that their favorite astrophysicist is Neil deGrasse Tyson. A ubiquitous presence on TV, radio and a host of other mediums, Tyson has become one …

Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Forget Greece, the China bubble is the real threat to the global economy

Yesterday, investors in U.S. stocks decided not to panic.<p>Monday's sell-off halted. But it did not reverse. And it left the street with its worst half-year performance since 2010.<p>Gain for 2015 so far?<p>Zilch.<p>But have we seen the top? We will have to wait to find out.<p>When the ATMs Went Dark…<p>Fox News …

Owe

Why Obama Gave a Christian Speech Without Mentioning Jesus

In a nation built on the separation of church and state, the line a Christian president walked at a ceremony for a murdered Christian preacher<p>Over the weekend I explained why I thought Barack Obama’s “Grace” speech, in eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight others, was so rhetorically and …

Faith

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Productivity

8 Foods That Will Help You Get Ripped Like a Superhero

Try these surprising foods to help you build muscle—no protein shakes or chicken included.<p>Surely we've all gotten the memo on protein by now, right? At least judging by the insane superhero diets of the Cavill, Pratt, and "The Rock" Johnsons of the world, it's clear that eating a ton of it is now …

Nutrition

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Stack Overflow

5 Money Tips for Vacationing With Friends

It can be tricky to navigate trip planning and financing, but vacationing with friends can be fun and frugal.<p>You love hanging out with some …

The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.<p>To avoid getting something you'll only throw away in a few months, we've rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

Irish Whiskey

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

Time Management

David Brooks, wrong again: What “religious freedom” proponents don’t understand about the Constitution

“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”<p>This week, proponents of today’s “religious freedom” acts in Indiana and Arkansas seemed bewildered by the harsh national backlash against them. But for anyone who seriously believes (to …

23 Stress Hacks That Will Actually Change Your Life

Easy, breezy, life-changing.

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …