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5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time) | Inc.com

Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at SEAL Team 3--Willink intimidates not only with his extensive military career, but also physically. …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed

A new study has made the surprising discovery that neurons are capable of controlling how much dopamine they release, which goes against what …

Neuroscience

12 Ways To Easily Eliminate Stress

• According to one study, the stress management technique that worked best was deliberately planning your day so that stress is minimized. The trick to …

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Breaking These 11 Bad Habits Will Make You a Lot Happier | Inc.com

Nobody is free of bad habits. From junk food to cigars, from being late to constantly being on our phones, there are things we know we should give up.<p>Bad habits come at a cost--in health, in reputation, in money. But some are worse than others. Here are 11 habits that we pay for with reduced …

I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Perfect Routine to Uplift Your Mornings and Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Make Him Obsessively Desire You...

5 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

When you’re daydreaming or staring absent-mindedly out the window what is your brain doing?<p>Well, it’s actually still very active and is strengthening …

7 Habits That Will Help You Find Strength During Tough Times

There are many instances in life when we feel disconnected with our inner strength. An unexpected event, a loss of a friend or a loved one or even …

What Most People Get Wrong About Meditation, According to a Master Buddhist

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …

The popular trend insists we self identify with those we might show kindness. But that actually limits our scope for generosity<p>Feelings aren’t everything. Empathy might be making the world a worse place, not a better one. Kindness can, in some senses, be a weakness. As popular arguments go, these …

Empathy

What Happened When I Started Meditating Before Every Run

In an effort to begin my runs feeling relaxed and not just end them that way, I started doing just three minutes of guided mediation before every run …

The one wellness habit that can transform your relationship

When you’re in a new relationship, spiraling into negative thoughts can be surprisingly easy—you pick up a certain <i>tone</i> in your partner’s voice, and …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Satellite photo shows snow in Sahara for first time in 40 years

Satellite images released by Nasa have revealed the extent of rare snowfall in the Sahara desert.<p>A vast expanse of what is usually one of the hottest …

Snowstorms

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Beijing

Be Thankful For The Universe That Created You

We all have a lot to be thankful for, but the biggest one we all have in common is that we all exist. Moreover, we exist on a world and in a Universe where it’s possible for us to exist, and to exist as long as our natural lifespans will allow us. This wasn’t guaranteed from first principles, but …

Universe

Vegetable compounds found to improve cognition in old age

Carotenoids are pigments synthesized by plants that give vegetables their yellow, orange, and red colors. Their antioxidant properties, as well as …

The Brain

I tried a headset that electrifies the brain to help athletes unlock new potential

As I tried to scramble my way up a few bouldering routes at my local rock climbing gym on election day, I focused as much extra attention as possible on my technique. The goal wasn't just to try and distract myself from politics — a little while before, I'd spent 20 minutes wearing a headset that …

Have We Been Thinking About Willpower the Wrong Way for 30 Years?

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a pint of ice cream. Even though I knew that eating ice cream and sitting for a long time were …

11 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eleven of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them. Here's what we learned.<p>1. …

Four Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Smart way to keep your brain healthy and young

<b>The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading</b>.<p><b>David Bailey</b><p>Reading gives workout to your memory.<p>Reading gives your brain …