Courtney Jones

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A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

Happiness

Things people are still getting wrong about mindfulness

I love mindfulness. It’s great. If you don’t know what mindfulness is, I’ll tell you. Because I love you and I want you to know things. Also, I have to do it for this article. But mostly it’s from love. Mindfulness is presence, basically. It’s using your human brain and your human body in a …

Mindfulness

3 Simple Green Smoothies For Energy, Immunity & Glowing Skin

Adding greens to your smoothies is a great way to up the nutrient content without messing with the flavor too much. Below are some powerful green …

5 Hacks To Become A Successful Internet Entrepreneur

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 24, 2016:<p>Top Paid iPhone Apps:<p>1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang<p>2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.<p>3. …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Setting up a life-altering meditation practice is easier than you think.<p>You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have …

7 Actionable Tips to Help Your Brain Function at it's Highest

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

A Great Black TV Show Is Suffering From Survivor’s Remorse

For the first time in several years, there are black-centered sitcoms that don’t make me want to cry out to Negro Jesus in agony. Up until very …

TV

Black community airs gentrification concerns at Michael Hancock’s economic town hall

In a small meeting room in a church in northern Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock fielded questions Saturday from a concerned and at times contentious …

10 tiny gadgets every minimalist needs

In theory, minimalism means getting more from less. Technology can often get in the way of that by packing in extra cables and design features that bloat or dilute functionality.<p>But there are plenty of gadgets on the market that are elegantly designed, minimalist, and do their job well. In many …

Gear & Gadgets

Phones without headphone jacks are here... and they're annoying AF

<i>"Wah wah wah. Get over it Ray."</i><p>That's the response I expect to hear from all the apologists who think that smartphones without headphone jacks are …

Where Are All the Millennial Republican Women?

"We need to grow the number of young people, and also women, but that's something we already know."<p>As a writer for a women's website, I've been on an explicit mission to meet young women at the Republican National Convention this week — a task that sounds simple but was surprisingly, …

16 powerful habits of productive, successful people

<i>Andreas von der Heydt published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Today's (business) world is more complex, ambiguous, and demanding than ever before.<p>At the same time our working days have only so many hours. Fortunately! In addition, I strongly argue that it's not the smartest thing to add hours in …

Success

Reading has been proven to help sharpen one extremely important emotion

"Fiction might be the mind's flight simulator," Keith Oatley wrote in a new review of the research on reading and mental health, published Tuesday in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.<p>Research into the psychological impact of literature suggests that when we read stories in which characters are rich and …

University of Toronto

24 High Achievers Say These Simple Daily Habits Give Them Their Edge

Getting ahead in business and life is less about grand moves, and more about routines proven over time to work.<p>Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives about the things they're doing every day which give them an edge, and certain themes have surfaced …

At neuroscience summer camp, teens learn about mental health

High school students from around the country learned about topics ranging from the neuropsychiatry of HIV to molecular genetics, forensic psychiatry, …

Strong Parenting, Strong Children, Strong Adults

<b>STRONG</b>: <i>"Ability to withstand great force or pressure"</i><p>I hear it all the time, <i>"here's to strong women - may we know them, may we raise them, may we be them."</i> And as a woman myself, I fully support that quote and all it represents, being a friend, daughter, and mother myself.<p>I absolutely believe that …

A 3-Minute Breathing Exercise To Beat Bloat & Stimulate Your Thyroid

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …

Yoga

8 Ways Resilient People Approach Life, Love and Success.

Resilient people have a sense of grit at their core. They are persistent and tough-minded in the face of failure, loss, heartbreak, success and challenge. They are committed. Whatever they pursue is met with their full attention and nothing less. There is no amount of hard work they will shy away …

Self-improvement

Denver Cop Allegedly Used Police Database to Assist a Crazy Stalker

The vast databases maintained by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies would be pretty creepy even if cops strictly used them the way …

Crime

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In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former police officer caught on …

15 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others

<i>“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.”</i> – John C. Maxwell<p>When it comes to getting results, it takes …

Motivation

Want to Be a Success? Ask a Dog How

The best friend of humans has qualities that are a must to live a successful life.<p>If you're a fan of dogs, you probably don't think a lot about why you like them. And if you're not a fan, you're even less likely to have given them much thought. But if you really watch a dog over time, you'll see a …

Zoe Kravitz's DIY plan to change things up in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zoe Kravitz has heard enough talk and she's ready for some change.<p>She might have an enviable perch in the entertainment ecosystem …

Los Angeles

Chasing Coffee with a Nap Is the Key to Feeling Your Most Alert

The "coffee nap" combo delivers a double shot of energy, science says.<p>We've already told you that naps are good for you. And we're pretty big fans of coffee around here, too. But have you ever thought about combining the two? Turns out that when you chase a cup of Joe with a short nap, it can …

One simple practice that will dramatically increase your emotional intelligence

This is often a good thing. Think about it: Good reflexes can help you avoid a car accident or jump to a friend's aid without hesitation.<p>But we get into trouble when we let emotions rule those reactions. For example, how do you typically respond when:<p>You read an email that implies you dropped the …

10 Fashion Icons and the Trends They Made Famous

While the fashion industry continues to introduce us to new styles every season, the industry would not be where it is today without the help of influential fashion icons. Nowadays, celebrities are able to take pictures of their outfit and share it with friends, family, and fans on social media. …

Grace Kelly

John Oliver Explains Why Your iPhone Isn't Safe, and That Apple Is Right About Encryption

Time to talk about dick pics again.<p>Last year, against the wishes of the U.S. government, John Oliver secretly traveled to Russia to interview fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden. During the conversation, Oliver and Snowden talked a lot about dick pics, using them as an analogy for what type of …