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Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Magic

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

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 …

Mindfulness

Traveling the World—and Raising Two Kids—in a 2003 Land Rover Defender

Land Rover

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

How To Turn Negative Life Experiences Into Positive Life Lessons

You're reading How To Turn Negative Life Experiences Into Positive Life Lessons, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

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7 Ways to Unlock Your Greatness

We are all born with an equal potential for greatness. There are no exceptions, yet most realize far below their potential. It is the small handful who rise to extraordinary heights and become legends in their own rights. To rank amongst the elite you must consciously change your habits. Greatness …

2 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do | Men's Health

The lunge and stepup combination creates unstoppable, power-packed legs that go faster for longer.<p>You can plug one of these movements into a total-body circuit as your leg exercise.<p>Or you can program a 10-minute lower-body workout. Choose either the lunge or the stepup (or mix between both!), and …

How to Spend the Winter Outdoors—and Still be Comfortable

Cold weather doesn't mean you have to spend the next few months on the couch. Here's how to stay outside all winter long.<p>Now that the cold weather …

Backpacking

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

San Francisco Bay Area

6 Easy and Lucrative Side Jobs

Whether you want to be more aggressive about paying off credit card debt and putting more into savings or you just want to live a more extravagant lifestyle, you’re probably ready to start earning more. Side jobs can help you attain your financial goals.<p>Check out some of the easiest and most …

A Major Cause of Unhappiness. Can you guess what it is?

Want to live a happier life and have a more productive work day? Take the scenic route to work. The concrete commute that most city dwellers …

What Happens When We Check Our Smartphones before Bed?

Many of us have heard the medical advice that we shouldn't check our electronic devices before bed. It disrupts our sleep. Other than setting back …

Deepak Chopra

What Life Would Be Like If I Loved Myself the Way I Loved You

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you. I should have told myself the encouraging things I told you when you were most vulnerable. I should have given myself the same chances that I gave to you.<p><i>And I didn't.</i><p>If there's one thing that I …

Positive Thinking

This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good leaders know that for a company to run successfully, …

Self-improvement

The world's best ski runs: in pictures - Telegraph

<b>Corbet's Couloir</b> <i>Jackson Hole, Wyoming</i><br>“Someone will ski that one day,” guide Barry Corbet remarked to his boss Paul McCollister in 1960, as they surveyed Rendezvous Mountain four years before the opening of Jackson Hole resort. They were gazing up at a narrow snow-covered cleft in the rock face. It …

6 Ways Sleep Benefits Your Mind

Milk may do a body good, but sleep is the mind's best friend.<p>Everything from your happiness to how well you age depends on your brain. When you're sleep deprived, your cognitive functioning plummets to a less-than-ideal level, making it hard to go about your day. That poses a serious threat to your …

Sleep

How I Became a Morning Person

It’s early and dark. The alarm sounds, and you reach over to switch it off. After a short pause, you sit up. You swing your legs off the bed, touch …

Sleep

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Psychology

Natural Wonders - Atlas Obscura

How to train your brain to make better decisions

Overcoming obstacles is synonymous with entrepreneurship. The ability to engage with difficulties and stress in an empowering way is described as the biggest factor for success in life -- more significant than your IQ, social networks, physical health, or socio-economic background.<p>When you …

Self-improvement