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How To Meditate Over A Cup Of Coffee

To misquote a piece of '80s movie wisdom, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and meditate every so often, you could miss it.<p>Simply put, meditation can make your life better. The practice has a host of health benefits: It can reduce stress, ease inflammation and lower blood pressure. It can …

Meditation

2016 Lexus ES: Easy-Livin' Luxury, Updated

The bread-and-butter sedan goes all-in on "the grille."<p>We admire confidence, especially when it comes to car design. So we tip our hats to Lexus, which has gone all-in with <i>the grille</i>. Controversial though it may be, the brand’s “spindle grille” doesn’t seem to have turned off enough buyers to …

Darkwood

Who You Are And Who You Think You Are | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is a difference between who you are and your IDEA of who you are. Furthermore, there is a GIGANTIC difference between the person you are …

Outsourcing

4 Short Stories that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can<br>transport people to another place.”<br>―J.K. Rowling</i><p>Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short …

Mindful or Mind Full? Techniques for Staying in the Present Moment

We often come across articles or passages in books that remind us that peace and tranquility is to be found by being “present”<i>—</i>by being mindful and …

How To Get Better at Spotting Opportunities

To be a successful entrepreneur – or really, a successful anything – you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution. (Of course you also need to be able to execute that …

9 Things Happy People Do to Stress Less

People’s lives become chaotic the minute they decide to be.<p>People’s lives become happier the minute they decide to be.<p>Be the latter. For fast-acting …

Multiply Your Minutes: Time Management Tips

So you have read it is a myth. Well, it is in a way. You can’t manage your time but you can learn to better manage yourself. “Time management” takes …

Achieving Your Goals: How To Go From Spinning Your Wheels To Incredible Traction

1) Call a play 2) Execute the play you called 3) Keep your eyes downfield<p>Here’s how to apply this method to your own life to start building your …

7 Habits To Turn A Boring Life Into An Extraordinary One

It can be frustrating to hear about how to make your life wonderful by doing things that you can’t necessarily do on a daily basis because of your …

16 Excuses that Prevent You from Going After Your Dreams

“I shouldn’t write this.”<p>“Nobody’s going to read it anyway. So much has been written about this topic already.”<p>“What if people hate my stuff?<p>What if …

Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that a high emotional quotient (or EQ) boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, health, relationship satisfaction, humor, and happiness. It is also the best antidote to work stress and it …

7 Natural Ways To Boost Your Concentration

Photo by Arend Vermazeren<p>We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Sitting at our computer, day-dreaming instead of getting on with our assignments and …

Top 10 Time Savers for the Stuff You're Too Busy to Do

We've all had days where we feel a little rushed and can't be bothered with things like breakfast, a workout, or that grocery shopping you've been …

Productivity

This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit

Every year for more than a decade, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been asking the era’s greatest thinkers a single annual question, designed to illuminate some important aspect of how we understand the world. In 2010, he asked how the Internet is changing the way we think. …

11 Inspiring Quotes From Sir Richard Branson | Inc.com

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group--an empire of more than 400 companies that includes an airline, a mobile phone company, and a credit card company--sat down Wednesday with Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. Their exclusive interview kicked off Inc.'s GrowCo conference in New …

Entrepreneurship

4 Questions Life Coaches Want You to Ask Yourself

1. Can I replace the word "afraid" with the word "alert"?<p>"An artist client recently introduced me to this question," says Ellie Gordon, "and it …

The 7 Habits of Calmness

I have come to believe that high stress, constant anxiety over tasks and work and life, social anxiety … is all a part of the modern way of life.<p>Most …

Mindfulness

10 Simple Ways to Build Self Confidence

We live in a world where criticizing people and focusing on negative attributes seems to be the social norm.<p>It’s an unfortunate aspect of life and …

Meditation: How It Can Make You More Considerate

When participants were asked to return for a follow-up, researchers staged a waiting room with three chairs. Actors occupied two seats while the participant sat in the remaining one. When a third actor arrived on crutches and appeared to be suffering from pain, researchers watched to see if the …

Mindfulness

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

How to Be Confident, Even When You're Not | Inc.com

New challenges and opportunities can be exciting, but they can also test your self-esteem. Whether you are launching a new business, stepping into a bigger management role or even representing a new product, you likely lack the day-in-day-out experience that makes you knowledgeable and relaxed for …

Public Speaking

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

Start Building Confidence in Yourself Without Trying to Be Perfect

<b>“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” ~James Allen</b><p>I know now that I don’t have to be …

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

Annie Dillard on presence over productivity, a beautiful read to welcome the weekend: http://j.mp/10UAttL

Health Risks of Oral Sex

Searching for answers, one physician tested Mische's cancer cells for human papillomavirus (HPV), the sexually transmitted infection notoriously linked to cervical cancer. Mische was taken aback; she'd spent the past 16 years in two monogamous relationships and was fastidious about getting annual …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking our time makes intercourse more pleasurable."<p>Want bigger guns? Sure you do. …