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How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms

Start by cutting out the caffeine.<p>1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become …

Self-improvement

In 'Amatka,' A Warped And Chilling Portrait Of Post-Truth Reality

The Nordic speculative-fiction scene has become increasingly prominent in the past few years, with authors such Leena Krohn and Johanna Sinisalo, both from Finland, garnering fresh attention and translations in the United States. In Sweden, one of the most promising authors of science fiction and …

The 7 Essential Sci-Fi Books for June 2017

From time travel to the apocalypse.<p>Summer is the season of sultry nights, beach weekends, arguments over what “the song of the summer” truly is, and …

Science Fiction

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

17 Spine-Tingling New Books For Fans Of Dystopia

Our definition of dystopia is a broad one — any vision of the future that could go awry qualifies.<p>The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> ― which will be released as a Hulu show this month …

9 ways to stop overthinking (so that you can start living)

You are one step away from feeling happy. Except that you think too much. Come to think of it – overthinking might be the reason that’s holding you …

A Buddhist Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies That Will Improve Your Personal Relationships

<i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>Mindfulness is all about being aware of your surroundings and …

How to Become a More Positive Person in 21 Days

Pinpointing moments of everyday bliss produces a huge happiness payoff. Here's how to start this life-changing habit.<p>We hear it over and over: It’s …

Happiness

31 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

It's a whole new season of fresh reads!

The Practice of One Thing at a Time

There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means full concentration on a single act.<p>Sunryu Suzuki described this practice in his book, …

Meditation

15 best children's books of all time

The 5 Skills You and Your Kids Need to Be Robot Proof, According to Experts

The rise of AI will have a huge impact on your career. Will creativity keep you robot-proof? The answer may surprise you.<p>The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in machine learning and natural language processing technologies will have a huge impact media, advertising, retail, finance, and …

Artificial Intelligence

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 Daily Life Habits Of Happy and Successful People

What is success?<p>That small question has led to thousands of books being written, countless conversations and much soul searching. Is it measured by a …

Dealing With Overload In The Digital Age

Stress and overload isn't a new phenomenon. In fact, the term "stress" and its application to the human condition was researched by Hans Selye in …

Digital Age

5 Things to Stop Doing Now, According to Science

Several studies have recently been published which shine a light on common behaviors which really aren't good for anyone.<p>What if you could make a few tiny tweaks to your daily habits, but the payoff would be significant in terms of physical and mental well-being? Several interesting studies have …

Psychology

Times Like These: How and Why Books and Politics Intersect

The intersection of literature and politics has spurred conversation and debate for decades. The two spheres often intertwine with the latter providing an oft-reluctant muse for the former. Whether it be to further the understanding of a given moment or to turn a satirical lens on the issues of the …

The One Mindfulness Technique That Will Improve Your Conversations Forever

Listening seems like a natural skill that we all can do, however not everyone remains present the whole time someone is talking. In fact, our minds …

5 Tools to Give You a Running Jump Over Writer’s Block

There is nothing worse than the blank page, or screen. It stares back at you. Mocks you. It seems to laugh like it’s ticklish at every attempt you make to write a word on it. In doing research for our book, <i>The Net and The Butterfly</i>, we learned how the brain achieves breakthroughs. Your brain’s …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

The 5 Secrets of Today's Billionaires (And What They Have to Teach You About Producing More With Less)

Here is a simple list of the five most essential behaviors that the world's most successful entrepreneurs regularly engage in that helps them succeed on such a grand scale.<p>The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the …

Self-improvement

Top 10 books about the apocalypse

Weaponised flu, hoax bombs that start exploding, totalitarian America and brain-thirsty zombies – here’s a flood of fictional world endings – and one that’s real<p>The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is …