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8 Simple Steps You Can Take Toward a Smarter, Healthier Brain

Be choosy about what you read.<p><i>What steps should I take if I want to develop my brain to the maximum? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Diane Shatto on Quora:</b><p>Self-discipline is the key. Here …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Chicago woman who lost her golden retriever shares photo of ghost dog that appeared

Woman who lost her beloved golden retriever shares photo of ghostly 'angel dog' that appeared alongside her as she spread his ashes in their favorite …

Retrievers

6 Painful Lessons Learned While Hiking the Grand Canyon

These hard-won tips will help you tackle the Grand Canyon's trail-free wilderness.<p>I guess you can call it a grand beat down. I knew it would be hard, but not spirit-crushing hard. Our plan to walk the Grand Canyon as a sectional thru-hike would be a lengthy, logistical monster of sorts. Our food …

Hiking

Puppy’s insane six-month growth spurt captured in six adorable pictures

One minute, they’re a little pup who needs carried up the back stairs. The next, they could probably carry you up the stairs.<p>To prove our point, we …

Top 10 High Protein Breakfast Foods | The Zone

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day- for us gym goers we may consider the most important meal of the day to be pre and …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

Unlocking Your Authentic Self Through Mindfulness

<i>To open up your life to your infinite self is to allow others the same opportunity. There is no greater joy than setting yourself free!</i>Over the …

5 Breathing Exercises To Relax Your Mind

It might not sound very important, but learning how to utilise our breath is essential to the health of our body and mind. Think about it: we take …

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

National Parks

Adobe's amazing prototype camera app can remove tourists from your holiday photos

An amazing new prototype demo from Adobe at its MAX conference in San Francisco showed a camera app that can intelligently remove tourists and other obstructions from photos.<p>The camera application can be put into ‘Monument Mode’, which runs an algorithm over the captured image to remove objects and …

Mobile Photography

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

8 National Parks You've Never Heard of But Should Add to Your Bucket List

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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Al Kavadlo's 20 Pull-Up Challenge

Sometimes the big guys get annoyed when they see a 160-pound tattooed beardo like myself doling out muscle-building advice. After all, what could I …

3 Steps to Relieving Stress and Anxiety with Mindfulness and Buddhist Wisdom

6 years ago, I was suffering from heavy stress and anxiety.I was having a hard time paying my bills and an even harder time figuring out what to do …

Mindfulness

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Are These Photos Proof That Global Warming Is Destroying The Planet?

Daniel J Cox / Barcroft<p><b>In the past week, a couple of photos have gone viral showing two polar bears like you’ve never seen them before.</b><p>In one, a bear …

Global Warming

Photos of dogs on camping trips will make you want to go hiking

Goes to show the even dogs can feel some #wanderlust too! Over on Instagram, one account is quickly becoming famous for showing photos of dogs that …

Camping

Long-Lost GoPro Found After Falling From The Edge Of Space

2013 video of the Grand Canyon from space resurfaces, is awesome<p>In 2013, some friends attached a GoPro camera to a weather balloon, as was the fashion in those days. Encased in a 3D printed body, they drove to their launch site, 20 miles west of the Grand Canyon. The camera captured its journey on …

Zen Foxes: A photographer is capturing nature's 'masters of mindfulness'

“The most beautiful animals are happy animals,” says Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specialises in capturing foxes at rest.<p>“I …

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

Data Visualization

All Time Top 10 Quotes by Eckhart Tolle

<b>Eckhart Tolle</b> , born <b>Ulrich Leonard Tölle</b>, February 16, 1948) is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of <i>The Power of Now</i> and <i>A</i> …

Incredible Shots Of Nature At Night: Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing nature at night in this photo contest with chances to win a <b>Polaroid Cube Mini</b> …

Photography

Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks | Inc.com

Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of our time. He was also a man who always seemed to be enjoying himself to the utmost. He died this …

Literature