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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

The scientific secrets to cooking a perfect American breakfast

I am not an outstanding cook, but I can make a decent meal, which is my birth right as an Italian.<p>So you can imagine my shock when I discovered that my lunch and dinner skills were passable, but my breakfast game was really weak. And worse, <i>Americans</i> were much better than Italians at <i>making</i> their …

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18 Totally Chic Planters You Can Buy Right Now

Planters are so in for spring/summer.<p>Whether you're looking for a planter that's beautiful, quirky, or even tech-savvy, we've got it all. Your plants will never crave sunlight, drown in water, or look bland again in these containers. And don't worry if you have trouble keeping plants alive — we've …

Bathtubs

Rumi 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī <b>( Rumi)</b> was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islāmic scholar, jurist, Sufi mystic, and theologian.<p>Rumi’s philosophy depends on …

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

How The World Can Get To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

Is 100% renewable energy feasible for the world, or is it just a pipedream? It can be reality, according to a new report issued by Greenpeace. Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook 2015 contends that it is possible for Earth's electricity needs to be 100% provided by renewable …

Renewable Energy

An easy yoga sequence to put you in a better mood

Yoga can benefit you no matter what mood you find yourself in. Emotion is motivating when we put it into motion. Yoga will uplift you if you are feeling sluggish or down, relax you if you feel high-strung, and soften your edges if you are feeling angry. This 10-minute series is from my new book, …

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Mindfulness Is The Most Important Subject You Won't Learn in Class

We must honor our thoughts. We must continuously examine our lives as they are now and as we want them to be. And we must define success for ourselves and have the audacity to believe in our definition.<p><i>By Gigi Falk, Duke Student</i><p>As my first blog post began to disseminate through the news feeds of my …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise. In fact, …

How to Unearth the Root Cause of Your Procrastination – And it’s Not Laziness

You're reading How to Unearth the Root Cause of Your Procrastination – And it’s Not Laziness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and …

100 products that will make your home better

We rounded up 100 such items that are guaranteed to make your home a better place to live, from an inflatable hot tub to a smart refrigerator.

Living Rooms

Inspiring 50 Happiness Quotes From Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra born on October 22, 1947, is an Indian author, alternative medicine advocate and a public speaker.<p>He is a prominent figure in the field …

5 Natural Energy Boosting Techniques to Sustain Your Work

Try these energy boosting techniques and you'll feel a renewed sense of energy as you re-fashion your work to achieve its maximum productivity.<p>How many of you in the working universe think you need coffee to boost your energy and jump-start your day? How many of you wake up with a fuzzy brain and …

Immune System

Floating solar panels are a perfect fit for drought-stricken states. Here's why.

With drought becoming the new normal in some parts of the country, an emerging technology brings an unexpected ray of hope: floatovoltaics.<p>Solar …

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

Which Of These Five Types Of Procrastinator Are You?

Here are five common types of procrastinator, and the best tactics to help them get unstuck.<p>If your desk gets tidier as your looming deadline gets closer, you’re probably familiar with the effects of procrastination. Putting off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today isn’t just a harmless act—a …

3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against …

The Dalai Lama just launched a website to help you achieve inner peace

With the help of Paul Ekman, a psychologist who consulted on the 2015 Pixar film "Inside Out," and the data visualization firm Stamen Design, the Dalai Lama has launched a new website meant to give people a map for understanding their feelings.<p>It's called the "Atlas of Emotions."<p>"When we wanted to …

Storing The Sun’s Energy Just Got A Whole Lot Cheaper

With prices dropping rapidly for both renewables and battery storage, the economics of decarbonizing the grid are changing faster than most …

Prevent Sagging Breasts Naturally with THESE Tips!

We all have our insecurities and for some women, the shape of our breasts is one of them. While appearance is a large part of that desire for …

How to turn your spare room into the ultimate walk-in closet

Longing for a bigger closet?<p>Remember that rooms in your home don't have to be used the way they were originally intended. Get creative and convert a small room into the ultimate walk-in closet, says Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV's Flipping <i>Virgins</i> and <i>Property Virgins</i>.<p>"Homes built before the 1980s just …

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The Psychological Trick That Could Help You Reach Your Goals

Whether your goal is to exercise three-to-five times per week, or to save $100 to $200 per month, establish a reasonable range. When you hit its low end, challenge yourself to keep going. You'll likely find that a little taste of success can motivate you to get to the next level.<p>Everyone from elite …

Goal Setting

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

Do These 5 Things at the End of Every Day, and You Will Become More Productive

It's 4:35 p.m. You feel like the bottom of a marathoner's shoe. Flat. Sore. Whimpering.<p>It's been a day of fighting distractions, racing to meetings, staying awake, ingesting caffeine, and trying to get stuff done. Now, you're stuffing papers in your briefcase and packing your laptop to take work …

Mental Flexibility Improved By Reading Literature With One Important Quality - PsyBlog

Some types of reading may help people suffering from depression.<p>Writing which challenges the reader to think more deeply could boost mental …