Shirley Morin Franklin

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Adding this 10-minute exercise to your morning routine can help you focus for the rest of the day

"It's the first thing I do when I get up," Bryant told the Huffington Post. "I find that to be the best way to start the day. It gets me in balance before the busyness and hecticness of the day kicks off."<p>He's not the only one. Jerry Seinfeld gets up at 6:15 a.m. to meditate because it helps him …

Who Crashed China’s Stock Market?

Beijing’s top five scapegoats, from journalists to hedge funds to the U.S. federal reserve<p>China’s stock markets continue to stumble, despite the massive stimulus that the government has unleashed to prop them up. The Shanghai benchmark index fell by 1.23 percent Tuesday, after closing down slightly …

Stock Markets

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

Wanderlust triathlon in Santa Monica to engage mind, body, spirit

If you haven't trained a whit, you still could finish a triathlon on May 2.<p>You run, but just a 5K, which is a little more than three miles. The other two events are a 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation. The "mindful triathlon" is all day at the Santa Monica Pier.<p>The philosophy is a little …

EcoQube’s desktop ecosystem brings zen to your work day

Aquariums can bring a little zen to a stress-filled day. It’s relaxing to watch the little fish bubble about, but no one gets that same serenity from …

Top 10: best luxury resorts in the Caribbean

Rethinking Retirement in the 21st Century

In the 21st century, many seniors are not retiring from something. Instead, retirement is an opportunity for reinventing, reimagining and reconnecting to one's self, family, friends and community.<p><i>By Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. and Stephanie Heung</i><p>Reframing Retirement<p>With a wave of baby boomers …

Social Security

10 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism Every Morning

MilanMarkovic78/Shutterstock<p>Your metabolism is one of the major keys to providing your body with the energy it needs to keep going. It converts <b>the</b> …

In Search for Alien Life, Follow the Water

NEW YORK - The search for life beyond Earth homes in on water, whose abundance throughout the solar system is becoming increasingly clear to …

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11 Things You Are Doing Wrong Every Day

540 Shares<p>There are things which you’re doing every day and you’ve already made those as habits that they seem totally normal the way you’re doing …

50 Life Secrets And Tips

<b>by Jordan Lejuwaan</b><p>1. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge …

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPATHY

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPATHY<p>ALSO SEE DEVELOPING RESILIENCE<p>PETER COBBE COACHING<p>MEMBER<p><b>“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all</b> …

5 Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Do you often find yourself complaining about the smallest things? From our extensive to do lists, the stress of our jobs or a dreadful commute, …

10 Qualities of Your Inner Spirit

What are you? You are the deeper essence beneath all of these transient parts of you. You are your soul -- your inner spirit.<p>You are not your body. You have a body, which houses your soul. You are not your thoughts, worries or fears. You can control your thoughts or observe them as they come and …

Particles

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it …

Hamsters

This 86-Year-Old Grandma's Instagram Feed Will Blow You Away

I have a confession: I'm currently obsessed with an 86-year-old grandma's Instagram feed. I'm not crazy! She just happens to be one of the most bad …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

IBM Begins to Test New AI Software That Mimics the Human Brain

IBM already has Watson, the virtual assistant that famously crushed his opponents on Jeopardy back<p>IBM already has Watson, the virtual assistant that …

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

Nutrition

10 Ways to Tame Your Monkey Mind and Stop Mental Chatter

Zen Buddhists refer to the constant chatter of the mind as monkey mind. The Buddha held that the human mind is filled with drunken monkeys flinging …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …