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Chamber of Commerce

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

Motivation

5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You're Just Too Busy

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate.<p>It’s not that you don’t think you need to—you KNOW you need to meditate and generally slow down … …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Mindfulness

What We Can Learn From Michael Phelps About ADHD

At age 31, Michael Phelps has had an astonishing career as an Olympic gold medalist swimmer. As flag bearer for the United States team at the Rio …

Michael Phelps

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Meditation

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Meditate your way to weight loss? Instagram star Tiffany Cruikshank says awareness is key

Let's say you're trying to avoid sugar. And you're at work one morning, when someone puts out that irresistible pink box of doughnuts. (Or a bowl of chips, or whatever your weakness may be.)<p>It's a common scenario — and likely pitfall — for anyone who is trying to eat healthier.<p>Here's an uncommon …

'The Big Short' and Other Great Money Movies

Eight movies are vying for Best Picture at the 88th annual Academy Awards presentation on February 28th. One of them, <i>The Big Short</i>, provides a great …

Finance

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet …

Weight Loss

Did ancient Egypt suffer from climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> New details have emerged of a previously unknown queen of ancient Egypt -- and if the professor behind the find is correct, it could be bad news for the rest of us.<p>Reports surfaced in November of the tomb of Khentkaus III, a queen in the era of the Old Kingdom (2649--2150 BC). Discovered in …

Archaeology

6 Steps to Stop Reacting + Start Responding with Intention

307<p>SHARES<p><b>START WITH</b> Mindful Anger Management: Deepen Your Understanding of the Emotion<p>After much trial and error, I have come up with my own …

Mindfulness

How to Meditate at Work

Here are typical responses when I tell my corporate clients to meditate...<p>After the eye roll, "Yeah right, I don't have time to go to the bathroom let alone sit cross-legged saying OM.""You've got to be kidding me. There's no way I can sit still that long.""I have a thousand thoughts going through …

Meditation

Day 15: Desk yoga poses for inner peace

Feeling stressed or anxious at work but don’t have time to slip away for a calming lunchtime yoga break? This anxiety-taming seated yoga routine from …

How to Deal With a Narcissist, Backed by Research

There are ways to make a narcissist easier to deal with.<p>Emphasize community when you talk to them. When they feel there’s a strong group behind …

Psychology

5 Words to Include in Your Email Subject Lines (and 4 Words to Avoid)

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Sending an email is the easiest and least intrusive …

Creative Writing

How to Meditate While Walking

Thus far we've learned how to perform Son Buddhist meditation in several common physical positions ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," "How to Meditate Lying Down"). We've also learned how to set up a daily meditation schedule ("How to Set Up a …

10 Step Power-Method To Systematically Solve Virtually Any Problem

What is the first thing you do when you have a problem? Find solutions?<p>The first thing you have to do to resolve any problem is not to find …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

The innermost secrets of Android’s new operating system: psychadelic colour schemes, enhanced privacy and how to unlock your phone with your face<p><b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when …

Windows Phone

Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for the 1 percent

“We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit”<p><i>A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior’s name is</i> …

College & University

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …

Creativity

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything | Inc.com

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.<p>You may have a great plan for your …

Motivation

The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

Republicans

The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~

The simple punctuation mark that speaks a thousand words.<p>Last month in <i>New York</i>, Adam Sternbergh began his long cultural history of emojis by contrasting Face With Tears of Joy, the world's most popular emoji, with the tilde, the venerable squiggle that is surfed on QWERTY keyboards by the ESC key …

5 Mistakes You Make With Your New Year's Diet Resolution

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p><b>1. You've got an end goal but no game plan.</b>I can spot a bad diet resolution from a mile away. How? They all have one thing in common: They're way too general. Not sure what I mean? Well, they usually start with a pretty basic phrase like "I'm going to lose weight this …

Why You Should Skip Resolutions This Year

The year 2014 is winding down. You’ve celebrated the holidays, you’ve created your Facebook “Year In Review," and you're probably starting to ponder …