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 …

Meditation

Technology Leads Wall Street in a Late-Session Rally

U.S. equity markets rallied into the close of trade on Wednesday as calmness came over global markets after two-straight sessions of steep declines.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 293 points, or 1.83% to 16352. The S&P 500 gained 35 points, or 1.83% to 1948, while the Nasdaq Composite added …

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 …

Psychology

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 …

Aquaponics

Top 10: best luxury resorts in the Caribbean

Rethinking Retirement in the 21st Century

<i>By Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. and Stephanie Heung</i><p>Reframing Retirement<p>With a wave of baby boomers reaching age 65, retirement is being redefined for the 21st century. In the 21st century, Americans live 30 years longer on average than they did a century ago. Average life expectancy in America …

Retirement

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10 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism Every Morning

Your metabolism is one of the major keys to providing your body with the energy it needs to keep going. It converts <b>the food you eat</b> into the energy …

Wellness

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 …

Space Station

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11 Things You Are Doing Wrong Every Day

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 them. But …

Ice Cream

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> …

Empathy

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, …

Happiness

10 Qualities of Your Inner Spirit

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 go, which shows that you are something separate to and greater than them.<p>You are not your titles or roles, like mother, son, …

Spirituality

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

Everyone's been there.<p>"I hate the way I look -- I wish my mom would have instilled more confidence in me." Or, "I suck at sports. Great job teaching me the basics, dad." And how about, "I'm too freakishly neurotic to ever find peace in my life... God, my parents really screwed me up."<p>Maybe all of …

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 …

Geoscience

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 famously crushed his opponents on Jeopardy back in 2011 and has since moved on to helping businesses with analytics and performance. Now, it’s …

Why Mindful Meditation Should Be Taught In School

I’ve been out of school for almost a decade now, but I remember how stressful it was.<p>Not just in high school, but all the way back to kindergarden.<p>So …

Worst Breakfast Foods

<b>You Have a Big Bowl of Nutritious Cereal</b><br>Yes, you get points for skipping out on the Frosted Flakes. But even so, be sure to watch your portion sizes. Most people actually pour out way too much and end up having two to three servings of the stuff, taking in more calories than they need.<p><b>You're a</b> …

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 …

Neuroscience