Stacey Mazik

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A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Meditation

13 Surprising Things You Should Never Say Around a Child

If you have kids, babysit kids, or simply spend a lot of time around your friends' kids, then you already know they are little sponges. Children have …

Parenting

The Present Moment

In the history of Buddhism, popular movements that present meditation as a relatively simple practice, accessible without extensive training, are …

Mindfulness

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

Parenting

3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them

It’s the end of a long day. You’ve just arrived home from work, completely exhausted. You flip on the TV, collapse on the sofa, and catch the end of …

Parenting

The psychological benefits of being in a bad mood

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings.<p>In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, …

The Dalai Lama Explains What Happens When You Die (And How You Can Be Prepared)

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

health

How do you talk to your kids about the election?

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the many unprecedented aspects of this presidential campaign was how it became a topic of discussion for families across the country.<p>From the dinner table to carpool lines to the voting booth, children engaged with their parents about the candidates and the campaign more than they …

Parenting

Planet Earth might be the biggest loser under President Trump

Deny it all he wants, Donald Trump did in fact tweet that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to damage American manufacturing. But, let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say that since 2012 his opinion on the matter has evolved. Even if he no longer considers the concept of …

A Taoist Take on Trump

The great Taoist sage, Laozi teaches us that the universe follows patterns and cycles, first swinging one way and then another, first contracting and then expanding, then contracting again. Once the pendulum of human affairs has swung far in one direction it will inevitably swing in the other. The …

Spirituality

Van Jones offers emotional response to election: This was a white-lash

CNN commentator Van Jones offered an emotional response late Tuesday night to election results indicating a likely win for Donald Trump.<p>“People have …

Crucifixions and vice patrols show Islamic State maintains Mosul grip

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting to hold on to their Mosul stronghold have killed at least 20 people in the last two days for passing information to “the enemy” and are back on the city streets policing the length of men’s beards, residents say.<p>Five crucified bodies were put on …

Special Forces

11 Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Fill You up for Less Than 350 Calories

These mini-meals make a great post-run snack, or afternoon pick-me-up.<p>Is there anything more satisfying than avocado toast? These 11 variations, crafted by the Rodale Test Kitchen, will tantalize your tastebuds while packing in plenty of nutrients. Avocados are great for runners, and a good source …

Nutrition

16 Climate Scientists React to Donald Trump’s Victory

In what's widely being described as the most shocking upset in U.S. election history, Donald J. Trump has beaten Hillary Clinton to become the 45th …

Climate

Trump’s election marks the end of any serious hope of limiting climate change to 2 degrees

Widespread suffering and misery from climate change are now effectively inevitable.<p>The nations of the world have agreed that allowing global average temperature to rise more than 2 degrees from preindustrial levels would be a disaster — that 2 degrees should be avoided at all costs, and that …

5 Meditation Apps to Help You Relax After the Election

If you’ve felt stressed and anxious throughout this election cycle, you’re not alone. As one of the most monumental presidential elections comes to a …

Meditation

Why She Lost

A two-part lesson in leadership we can all learn from.<p>Two glaring reasons explain Hillary Clinton's loss. We can all learn from them.<p>First: Emotional Skills<p>What makes someone a leader?<p>More than anything else, they must motivate others to achieve a goal. Motivation means emotions.<p>As carpenters work …

Leadership

40 Minutes of Lucid Dreaming

There was a time a few years back when I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night. I would stay up thinking about work and relationships and …

Hear “Weightless,” the Most Relaxing Song Ever Made, According to Researchers (You’ll Need It Today)

As I write this, it’s election night, and I do not need to tell you about the thick haze of fear in the air. I have already had a couple friends ask …

7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

12 habits of genuine people

There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58 percent of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more …

Self-improvement

You Have to Try This Mom's Clever Chore Hack ASAP

It's guaranteed to work if your kids are as obsessed with the Internet as most.<p>It seems like every "kids these days" phrase is followed by some form of technology overuse: They never put their phone down, they're always surfing the Internet, the list goes on and on. But this savvy mom (which we …

Parenting

5 Surprising Secrets of True Happiness | Inc.com

Finding happiness is, without doubt, a daily struggle. We search for it endlessly, through self-help books, TV shows, ice cream sundaes, or deep conversations with friends. The true keys to unlocking happiness, however, are much closer than you think. Consider these 5 surprising secrets to true …

Happiness

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 30

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, April</i> …

Shopping

17 Cinco De Mayo Recipes To Try This Year

¡Fiesta!<p><i>For more Cinco de Mayo recipes, head to Food52.</i>

The 22 best documentaries on UK Netflix

From killer whales and dinosaurs to Banksy and Cobain, UK Netflix has a lot of treasure in its documentary vaults. <i>Empire</i> have chosen (<b>in no</b> …

18 Free (Or Almost Free) Things You Can Do To Spread Happiness

<i>This article was originally published on BetterAfter50.com.</i><p>"Help me out," I told my friend as we walked through the woods. I did not need a hand over the roots sticking out from the muddy path. I did not need a sip of her water. I needed <i>mind</i> help... I am still suffering from a little chemo …

Home Depot