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Tools and resources to help authors sell more books | Out:think Author Marketing

<b>My Book Launch Journal</b>The good, the bad and the ugly from the launch of my first book, <i>Your First 1000 Copies</i>. Get the behind-the-scenes look.<p><b>MyBooks</b> …

Writing

This Doctor Believes Your Back Pain Is All In Your Head

What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet ambition?<p>“The subject is pain,” says John Sarno, M.D., the subject of an upcoming film about chronic pain and the mind-body connection. “But we’re not …

A bad job is harder on your mental health than unemployment

There can be no doubt that the job market has been more resilient since the financial crisis than many imagined. Unemployment did not rise as far as …

Why CNN’s list of ’28 Internet acronyms parents should know’ is weak

Last week CNN released a clicky list of “28 Internet acronyms every parent should know” that was widely shared across Facebook and Twitter. The collection of shorthand, supposedly used to hide certain dangerous behaviors, is meant to help parents decode their teenagers’ online social lives. But is …

Can We Embrace the Complexity of Mental Health?

<b>A Recovering Therapist's Perspective</b><p>It has not been easy to be a mental health therapist in the world these last several weeks, especially here in Saint Louis.<p>Hell, it hasn't been easy to be human lately.<p>So much pain. So much violence. So much suffering. So much judgment. So much intolerance.<p>So …

11 Things Every Woman Should Tell Her Gyno

<b>If You've Had Unprotected Sex—Even Once</b><br>So you slipped up and didn't use a condom a while back, but since then you've gotten your period and haven't noticed any signs of an STD. You're in the clear, right? Not exactly. Some STDs, like Chlamydia, are often completely symptomless, while others like …

10 Productivity Strategies Backed by Science | Inc.com

<i>Sujan Patel has championed internet marketing and entrepreneurship for over a decade. His experience, ideas, and strategies have helped hundreds of companies build and strengthen their businesses online. Sujan is VP of marketing at thisCLICKS, the makers of When I Work--an employee scheduling</i> …

Productivity

Alien Life on Mars? NASA Rover Spots Methane, a Possible Sign of Microbes

Unexpected geology, or perhaps even alien life, may explain intriguing gas plumes.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—NASA's Curiosity rover team reported on Tuesday surprising spikes in methane gas, raising the possibility of microbial alien life on the red planet.<p>On Earth, most methane, better known as natural gas, is …

Dalai Lama says his role should cease after his death | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a “stupid” successor replace him and disgrace himself.<p>Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, speaks during the World Hindu …

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be More Productive, Backed by Science

<i>BY</i> <i>CAMMI PHAM</i><i> — First appeared on</i> <i>my personal blog</i><p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my …

Time Management

8 horrific “cures” for mental illness through the ages

Hydrotherapy, chemically induced seizures and lobotomy are just a few ghastly treatments that were once commonplace<p>If it wasn’t already clear to the public at large, the recent suicide of comedian Robin Williams drove home the point: mental illness can be devastating. It is hardly limited to people …

Can a ‘Positive Psychology’ App Make You Happy?

A skeptic's review.<p>Banish the self-help wizards and priests; the Happiness Enlightenment has arrived. It is, of course, an app.<p>Happify, one of a relatively new class of mobile mood-boosters, isn't based on philosophy or religion but on the empirical science of "positive psychology."<p>"Happify creates …

Happiness

NIH has spent $100M on mindfulness meditation

“The advantage of this is that it actually doesn’t cost anything,” said Karen May, a vice president at Google, explaining how her company offers “mindfulness” classes to its employees.<p>Mindfulness is a New Age kind of meditation that focuses on the present moment “non-judgmentally,” tracing its …