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The Surprising Health Benefits of Owning House Plants (and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Decor)

Forest bathing, or “shinrin-yoku” in Japanese, is the practice of regularly noticing, experiencing, and appreciating the natural world around you. …

Houseplants

Aetna's CEO Narrowly Escaped Death, and Learned This Secret to Success

You don't need a business earning billions to make mindfulness part of your workplace. Here are three simple tools you can use right now.<p>Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini nearly died. Twice.<p>First, from a skiing accident. In 2004, he crashed into a tree, broke his neck in five places, then fell into an icy …

Mindfulness

This 95-Year Stanford Study Reveals 1 Secret to Living a Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This decades-long study shows that living an easy, stress-free life won't make you happier -- and definitely won't help you live longer.<p>What will make you happy? What will make you feel fulfilled? What will help you live a longer, healthier life?<p>Good questions.<p>Enter Lewis Terman with an …

Happiness

Gardening 101: Solomon’s Seal

Solomon’s Seal, <i>Polygonatum:</i> “Shady Savior”<p>As a garden designer, I am often asked to recommend plants that are foolproof, black-thumb proof, and …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

Philip Roth’s legacy of acclaim and notoriety, explained in 5 novels

The Pulitzer-winning novelist’s vital, vibrant career spanned decades. Here’s where to start.<p>Philip Roth, the prolific and influential writer, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure. And though the death of an 85-year-old man is rarely greeted with shock, it’s still hard to imagine a world …

The one “fascinating” mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

Satya Nadella

Want to Work From Home -- and Improve Your Mental Health? Apple, Dell, and Walt Disney Are Now Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Additionally, studies show that working remotely will save you between $4,668 to $5,688 per year.<p>Earlier this month, I reported on a FlexJobs study that showed how working remotely will save you money -- enough for that kitchen remodeling project or a couple of vacations to a white sandy beach in …

The Workplace

From Portnoy's Complaint to American Pastoral: Philip Roth's 10 best novels

Goodbye, Columbus (1959)<p>In his debut, consisting of a novella and five short stories, Philip Roth established two of his most important themes: Jewish-American identity, and sex. Many readers were astonished by the freshness and audacity of the 26-year-old’s prose — with Saul Bellow remarking: …

The American backyard as we know it didn't exist until after World War II

With summer so close you can almost smell the mesquite smoke wafting from your neighbor’s grill, many Americans are setting their minds to clearing …

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

‘Warmth spreads across my shoulders. I feel a quiet buzz’<p>In 'the raisin meditation' you spend five minutes studying a raisin with all your senses, then eat it<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your …

Mindfulness

15 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. They're disciplined, figure out which routines help them succeed and religiously stick to those daily habits. Here are a few you …

Success

19 Things That Rich People Never, Ever Do

Check out these tried-and-true tactics rich people employ to get their pile of cash—and, more importantly, what they don’t do.<p>If you want to be rich, …

This Is What Happens When You Combine Weed and Meditation

Marijuana can be a shortcut to enlightenment.<p>I’m a cannabis nurse—a registered nurse who specializes in medical marijuana—and I serve as a patient educator at MarjuanaMommy.com. This makes me intimately familiar with the medical benefits of weed. I also meditate daily. And while I do use cannabis …

Meditation

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

Yoga

The 13 books every young liberal should read

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it pays to be well informed.<p>From criminal justice and civil rights to environmental policy and …

A Tiny Move from Mueller Has Trump in a Tricky Legal Spot

The special counsel tells the president's lawyers that he is a "subject," but not a "target," of the investigation. For now.<p>The funniest running subplot to Robert Mueller's investigation is that everything the special counsel does, no matter how monumental or mundane or exculpatory or damning it …

Nine Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind [Infographic]

Picture this: You're slouched in a meeting, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has wandered off, churning out various to-do lists, thinking …

Mindfulness

Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

I Used CBD Oil For 3 Weeks, and It Made Me Rethink How I Use Cannabis

Since college, I've been using cannabis to manage anxiety, stress, depressive symptoms, appetite issues, and debilitating menstrual cramps. In recent years, I've leaned heavily on the plant to help me deal with PTSD symptoms as well.<p>Smoking weed helps me fall asleep at night and affords me fewer …

Cannabis

Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

Body Language

I've found the key to being more productive and successful comes down to 3 hours of my day

When I feel overwhelmed with everything I need to get done, I remind myself of the power of three uninterrupted hours.<p>I am always less stressed when I have time alone to work and think  —  and I have learned that three focused hours drastically improves my mood.<p>This is true whether it is hundreds …

Time Management

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

Exercise

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could …

Lyndon Johnson

Stories from the Rust Belt, for the Rust Belt

“I think it’s important for these writers to say, ‘Look, your creativity, your writing, your research, your journalism, matters just as much in Pittsburgh as it does in New York and D.C.”<p>In 2012, Anne Trubek decided to compile a book of essays about Cleveland, the city where she has lived for the …