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A simple mindfulness exercise that rewires your brain to let go of negativity

In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from thoughts to sensory data, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling …

Flashback Friday: Best Articles in UX Design This Week (Sep 12-16)

<b> Flashback Friday: Best Articles in UX Design This Week (Sep 12-16)</b> <i></i> REPORT WhatUsersDo <br>Owner 5 items 0 viewsFlashback Friday: Best Articles in UX …

Awesome Design

Awesome Design focuses on collecting high quality resources and tools which can be used by UI/UX designers in daily work. Thanks to the community, …

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

When making prototypes of a product, we often found that there are a large number of duplicate parts on the same page. Although these elements can be …

31 Quotes On How To Launch A Startup [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>31 Quotes On How To Launch A Startup by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p>Startup culture has captured our collective imaginations, and today there …

6 Motivational Ways to Activate Your Beast Mode

In a world that is moving fast, life is passing by whilst everyone is living in the moment. Those dream crippling moments will come where you wish …

7 tips to acing your time in college

Going back generations, many college students have decided that the best time to begin a project is “later.”<p>But if you’re entering or returning to …

5 Meditation Techniques to Get You Started

Meditation is widely recommended as a healthy way to manage stress, and for good reason. It provides many health-enhancing benefits, like reducing …

10 Things Most Successful People Do Before Going To Sleep

Most of us either watch TV, listen to music, read a book, talk on phone or play games before going to sleep. But have you ever wondered what most …

Low B12 seen in aging, autism and schizophrenia

The brains of the elderly and younger people with autism and schizophrenia may share a common link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say.<p>The facts that blood levels of B12 do not always mirror brain levels of the vitamin, and that brain levels decrease more over the years than blood …

5 Types Of Meditation That Don't Require Sitting Still

Yes, you can meditate on the move.<p>Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn't always mean sitting in lotus pose with your eyes closed. In fact, most people are unaware that you can practice meditation virtually anywhere -- sitting still is not a requirement.<p>The true beauty of meditation lies in …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Science Says What You Wear Largely Affects How You Think And Behave

“What you wear can influence your thinking and negotiating skills, and even hormone levels and heart rate” – Matthew Hutson<p>We all know that the way …

It's not a bad life, just a bad day: 20 quotes to get over it

Sometimes life likes to play it mean and hurts you really bad. It could be because of us or it could be the result of someone else’s doing. Anyways, …

The 8 Best Exercises for Lower Abs

Moves to tackle that lower-belly fat and build a strong core.<p>The term "lower abs" is actually a misnomer—your rectus abdominis muscle, or abdominal …

Workouts

How to hold a pencil correctly

You can have the best pencils in the world, but unless you know how to draw with them, they're pretty useless.<p>You're fairly sure you know how to hold …

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

7 ways smart people ruin their own success

Some of them will make it. Many of them won't.<p>Lots of people say they want to be successful. They work to be more productive. And yet they manage to sabotage their path at every turn.<p>Perhaps it's because they don't know any better. Or maybe they have blind spots concerning their own behavior. Many …

Self-improvement

9 science-backed ways to immediately boost your mood

And as it turns out, there are a bunch of healthy things you can do to lift your spirits.<p>We've scoured the research to find some of the best ways to improve your mood — no pill or special elixir required.<p>Here are a few:

The White House

Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

6 Ways Highly Successful People Stay Positive

None of us can be relentlessly upbeat all the time, but a positive mind-set can be indispensable when the going gets tough.<p>A positive attitude can go a long way. You’ve heard that probably since kindergarten. The trouble is, many of us don’t really know what to do with that adage, believing instead …

10 Questions That Will Make You More Successful

The most successful people know themselves well and are adept at thoughtfully answering these ten common--but incredibly helpful--questions<p>It's the New Year and a fresh start. Is one of your goals to be more successful?<p>Even if 2015 was awesome, there is always a desire to up the ante. Maybe you …

Who Gets To Take Part In The Menstruation Conversation?

When trans and gender-nonconforming people aren't recognized in the social and medical conversations around periods, their specific experiences are overlooked — and their access to adequate gynecological healthcare is jeopardized.<p>Everyone with a uterus tends to have a complicated relationship with …

Feminism

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

Want to lose some weight? Should you eat some poop..actually someone else’s poop? That’s what researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will be testing in a clinical trial this year when they take fecal samples from lean people and give them in 1-2 gram capsules to obese individuals. Now …

This One Study Will Make You Want to Be a Runner

If you’re not a regular pavement pounder, odds are you’ve vowed to start more times than you can count. It’s the one workout that, in addition to countless health benefits and fitness cred, you can do <i>anywhere</i> and costs nothing — save for some new colorful running shoes. But for some, the halo of …

The Brain