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Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

Hugh Jackman Credits Jerry Seinfeld For His Decision To Leave Wolverine Behind In ‘Logan’

Guided Meditation for Restful Sleep

This beautiful meditation for restful sleep will put you in a deep state of relaxation where you’ll learn to let go of all your thoughts, worries and …

Meditation

How to build a bulletproof mind in 5 minutes a day

"Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside." —Marcus Aurelius<p>When I first started …

Immune System

Meditation for Beginners: 7 Tips For Those Who Say They Can't Meditate

One of the most healthy habits you can develop for yourself is meditation, hands down.<p>Countless research studies have shown its benefits, ranging …

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

25 Enlightening Confucius Quotes That Are Simple But Profound

These Confucius quotes are incredible! If you haven’t heard of Confucius yet, he was a Chinese social philosopher whose teachings have a strong basis …

Personal Finance Checklist At Age 50

In a youth-oriented culture, it is easy to feel a little over the hill by the time you turn 50. When it comes to building wealth though, your 50s are the prime of your life - a period when you have a chance to emerge from debt, enjoy your peak earning years and start to see your investments make a …

Retirement

4 brain exercises elite athletes use to build mental strength

As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's success? Although he undoubtedly puts in countless hours of practice on the field, he also reports doing brain exercises to sharpen his …

Mindfulness

Child Anxiety: Eight Practical Ways To Help Children With Worries Or Anxious Thoughts

Have you heard of a calm jar before?<p>As a parent, seeing your child worrying can make you feel helpless, but there are some things you could do to …

Mindfulness

The Number One Cause of Emotional Suffering, According to Mother Teresa

I think we all can agree that emotional suffering is one of the hardest struggles to deal with in life.<p>Whether it’s anxiety or depression, or a …

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

The 'Shrek' Honest Trailer Points Out 'Overused Disney Tropes' We Still Love

Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers series has been taking on its most-requested films, and it finally got around to making a video for "Shrek," fans' No. 1 pick.<p>The video offers a good reminder that no, Disney didn't make the film. Instead, "Shrek" came from DreamWorks Animation and parodied "all of …

Animation

You’re Killing It With Your 401(k)

If the balance in your 401(k) retirement savings plan is more than $92,500, you can take a little victory lap. You're above average.<p>That balance …

Retirement

Wealthfront looks to make sure millennials never have to talk to an actual financial planner

Wealthfront has a mission: To make sure millennials never have to talk to a real-life financial planner ever again.<p>The investing robo-advisor is …

Retirement

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

5 Buddhist Philosophies That Are Hard To Practice But Will Pay Off Forever

Buddhism is such a powerful philosophy that differs to much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>Today, as I browsing the ideas on Ideapod, I came across …

6 Cool Things To Do If Someone Hurts You

Have you ever felt so upset with someone for hurting your feelings that you didn't want to ever speak to them again? It's a common scenario: someone says something that's rude, accuses you of doing something wrong, or in some way makes you defensive. But does harboring dislike, revenge, even hate, …

Mindfulness

John Hurt dead: The true story behind the iconic Alien chestburster scene

The <i>Alien</i> chestburster scene is the stuff of movie legend - and could genuinely be one of cinema's greatest ever scenes if only for the reason that, …

A meditation on McDonald's

<i>Editor's note: This column was originally published Feb. 22, 2009.</i><p><b>McDonald's, 9 a.m.</b> My coffee, as usual, is tasty and lawsuit hot. I look around and …

Retirement

The 1 Practice That Will Help You Live in the Moment

How often do you use your phone while eating? Chances are that your answer is most of the time. We go about our everyday lives passively, going through the motions without actually digesting what we see. That's where mindfulness comes in. David Schiller best describes mindfulness as "intentional …

Is Unexplained the world's spookiest podcast?

Unexplained’s paranormal tales have astonished millions of listeners. As the show returns, its creator reveals the new mysteries to come<p>Richard MacLean Smith is unspooling a remarkable story about his grandad during the second world war. “He was in a mid-air crash and his plane got cut in half,” …

Horror

When Does It Make Sense to Contribute to a Roth 401(k)?

How to Make the Roth vs. Pre-Tax 401(k) Decision<p>Updated April 12, 2018<p>Saving for retirement is an important step to take on the path to true …

Retirement

1 Warren Buffett Trick That Can Make You Millions

Warren Buffett is one of the best investors and richest people in the world. He's also still actively working as CEO of <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK.B), despite being 86 years old. It's that last fact -- that he's still working at age 86 -- that provides the Warren Buffett trick that …

Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

5 ways to use mindfulness and zen philosophy to help overcome insecurities<p><b>1) Accept everything about yourself.</b><p>Focus on every part of your body and …

How to Change Your Lifestyle to Retire Early | Investopedia

You will likely have to change your lifestyle to retire early. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop going out to eat, buy only used clothing …

OptionsHouse vs. Merrill Edge: Brokerages for Trading Stocks Online

When you want to start making long-term investments, it's pretty easy to open a brokerage account. The hard part is picking just one brokerage from the many choices available. Today, we'll focus on just two brokerages, OptionsHouse and Merrill Edge, and compare them based on commission prices, …

The Social Security Death Benefits You Need to Know About

SocialSecurity offers surviving family members two types of benefits when someone dies. The official Social Security death benefit is just a small one-time $255 payment. But Social Security's survivor benefits are much more important, providing family members with monthly payments that in some …