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Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen offers an effective, manageable way to achieve long-term goals

<i>“Compounding is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” — Albert Einstein</i><p>The quest to become a better version of yourself often feels like a roller coaster ride. It’s hard. And it’s usually so uneven. You can end in failure. But life is a journey, not a marathon, so you always have …

Self-improvement

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality

Meditation often conjures up images of blissed-out hippies wearing flowing clothes and sitting in trance-like stillness. If the only stillness you …

Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination

Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a …

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World with Cal Newport

Cal Newport, Georgetown professor, and author of of So Good They Can’t Ignore, and Deep Work joins us to talk about how to produce work of real of …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

A Psychologist Has Honed a Subliminal Tactic to Get What You Want Before You’ve Asked For It

Be convincing before you even ask the question.

5 non-business books that will improve your life and career

Sometimes, the greatest wisdom can be found in the most obscure places. For instance, some of the best career advice you'll ever get is from books shelved far away from the business section of your local bookstore.

Your Essential QUOTES Collections of All Time

We enjoy reading quotes. Quotes are really useful because they contain well-expressed wisdom and motivation. Wisdom involves an integration of …

Why Star Trek’s “The Inner Light” is a sci-fi masterpiece

“The Inner Light” is not only one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it’s also one of the best pieces of science fiction ever on …

Science Fiction

The Great Zen Master Seung Sahn Soen-sa on the Four Types of Anger and Its Paradoxical Constructive Side

A Buddhist taxonomy of attached anger, reflected anger, perceived anger, and loving anger.<p><i>“Anger is the deepest form of compassion,”</i> poet and philosopher David Whyte wrote in reclaiming the unseen dimensions of everyday words. <i>“The internal living flame of anger always illuminates what we belong to,</i> …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

University of California

How the 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you fall asleep

From bedtime aromatherapy to pre-sleep yoga, our Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.<p>In this video, we show you how to utilise the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil, the technique works by calming the mind and …

Top 10 Books on Learning Meditation and Mindfulness

There are different paths available to practice meditation, but the last truth of meditation will always remain as to reach your highest goal, where …

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

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Consciousness: The Mind Messing With the Mind

A paper in The British Medical Journal in December reported that cognitive behavioral therapy — a means of coaxing people into changing the way they think — is as effective as Prozac or Zoloft in treating major depression.<p>In ways no one understands, talk therapy reaches down into the biological …

Consciousness

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

Language

Can You Really Start Over After Hitting Rock Bottom After 50?

I am not going to answer this question because it is pointless. There are many people, such as myself, who have to start over anyway, no matter what their age.<p>Life seldom asks you questions. It pushes you into situations where you either swim or sink.<p>So, what did I do when I found myself jobless, …

There's a Way to Test if Immortality Is Real: Lock Yourself in a Room With a Nuke

Don't try this at home.<p>Oh, quantum physics. Just when we think we've got you all figured out with your Schrödinger's cat experiment and your hologram …

Quantum Mechanics

How to get stuff done when you’ve hit a wall

Remember the excitement you felt when you launched headfirst into your latest project? That bliss of knowing every door was open and the opportunities were endless. But then, if you’re like most people, something happens as you near the finish line. You trip. Fall. Get a cramp and take a break. And …

Productivity

The Most Beautiful Travel Photographs of 2016

The Sony World Photography Awards, the biggest photography competition in the world, recently released the shortlists for the 2016 edition. This year's entries cover a broad scope of themes and geography, with over 270 photographers from nearly 60 countries represented. The photographs depict …

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …