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How to Meditate Anywhere

We spoke to ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris about how regular old humans (read: us) can use meditation to become a little less crazed.<p>Few people know stress management quite as well as ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris (ABC News, Nightline, and Good Morning America), who, after an anxious, …

Meditation

How retailers will use emotion AI — online and in store

Whether customers feel good or bad about their experiences is ultimately underpinned by their emotions. This doesn’t matter what context they are in — every interaction is emotional.<p>As consumers, our shopping experiences mean quite a lot to us. If we stand in ridiculously big queues or receive …

Customer Experience

Ask the Expert: Why Can't I Meditate?

Ask the Expert: Why Can’t I Meditate?<p>Tried a million times but never succeeded? Rebecca Pacheco is here to help.<p>By · 6/28/2017, 9:35 a.m.<p><i>Welcome to</i> …

Meditation

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

The condition has a huge impact on everyday life.<p>Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not …

6 Common Things Good Managers Do to Create Engaged Teams

Good managers create and boost employee engagement. A lot of managers have room for improvement.<p>As a manager, you have a powerful effect on how engaged your organization will ultimately be. Employee engagement is ultimately a <i>viral</i> phenomenon. True, the word is terribly overused in a time when …

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

How to Meditate and Why

The purpose of Meditation is to fix the Divine or God as the living symbol in the thinking mind initially, and gradually, to enter into a wideness …

How the 12 Houses of Astrology Affect Your Life

When it comes to astrology, it turns out there’s <i>way</i> more to it than just knowing your zodiac (or sun) sign. Planets, transits, elements, sun *and* moon signs, and houses all come into play when you’re trying to make sense of your own chart, and honestly — it’s confusing AF. The complete zodiac …

Spirituality

10 Ways to Connect With Absolutely Anyone You Meet

Meeting people and winning their trust is essential to business success and life success.<p>We are innately social creatures, hardwired to seek each other out and profoundly shaped by our relationships and alliances.<p>Our ability to empathize, relate to one another and communicate our thoughts and ideas …

Meditation How-Tos With a Kundalini Guide

<i>In our first installment of the Meditation How-Tos marriage advice series, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, Desiree Pais, gives you the step-by-step methods you need to practice to stay focused and calm before, during, and after you tie the knot.</i><p>I’m about to tell you the secret to planning the …

Meditation

The World’s Happiest Man Reveals The Secret To Happiness We Can All Learn A Lot From Him

Happiness might have a different meaning for different people but what's common between us all is that we're all in our own pursuit of happiness. But …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

9 Powerful Quotes from Osho That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Like many of the readers of this blog, I’m a huge fan of Osho for his pragmatic wisdom about how to live an inspired life full of purpose.<p>Many …

Spirituality

How Smart People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Stress can …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There Is No “You” Out There

Neuroscience has long been interested in Buddhism since the late 1980s, when the Mind and Life Institute was created by HH Dalai Lama and a team of …

Spirituality

Career Coach: What you do at night says a lot about how you’ll do in the day.

How did you sleep last night? Did you get your full seven-plus hours of restful shut-eye and spring out of bed this morning, ready to take on the day? Your employer hopes so.<p>For companies, employees not getting enough sleep creates conflict between productivity and worker well-being. Companies have …

The Workplace
Psychology

9 Tips Guaranteed to Build a Winning Team

Take a hands-on approach without being overbearing; give clear instructions but allow your team the freedom to improvise.<p>There is no such thing as a perfect employee, a perfect team, a perfect manager or a perfect partner, but there are a few keys to great management that bring out the best in …

Ten Company Rules That Destroy Trust And Teamwork

What inspires your employees to care about their work?<p>Employees care about their work when they know their company cares about them!<p>You cannot force your employees to care. If they don’t care about hitting their goals, you can put them on probation and fire them one after the other, but it won’t …

The Workplace

Why does every woman I know say she’s exhausted?

In a few short years it seems like every woman I know, and many of the ones I treat, have gone from saying, “I’m so busy” to “I’m so tired.” And it’s …

Wellness

A Zen master reveals the giveaway signs of a toxic person and the most powerful way to deal with them

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s …

Mindfulness

9 Unconventional Habits That Supersede All Others – Period!

A not so common list of habits that will inspire you and guide you to big things and maybe even becoming a billionaire.<p>Entrepreneur, Blogger, Writer, Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all read a hundred and one posts on habits. The lists look pretty much the …

Motivation

Your Mind is Your Religion

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

Meditation

15 TED talks that offer career advice you've probably never heard before

But often some of the most valuable advice is the stuff that doesn't get repeated ad nauseam.<p>Thankfully, unconventional thinking is at home on the TED stage, and there are plenty of talks that feature some insightful, if not counterintuitive, career wisdom.<p>Here are some of the best talks:

Public Speaking

A world champion public speaker says introverts often make better speakers than extroverts

If you identify as an introvert, you may have written yourself off from ever becoming a great public speaker. Since, you assume, the best presenters are extroverts, electrifying crowds with their energy.<p>The reality, argues world champion public speaker Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, is that introverts …

Psychology

What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …

How to apply for a job when you don't meet all the requirements

Are you ready for one of the best-kept secrets of the job search process? Unless the person doing the hiring has previously worked in the exact role …

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

From being a talented musician to walking a dog, there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can amp up your sex appeal to women — especially if you're looking to land a long-term relationship.<p>A growing body of research on romantic attraction has focused on the importance of altruism: Men who …

Sexuality

4 Reasons Why Women Cheat

Sex and relationship experts weigh in on why women cheat in relationships.

Relationships