Vlad Valcea

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Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

Meditation

3 Ways to Be a Leader, Not a Manager | Inc.com

<i>Commentary by Kammi Skrzypek, head of northern territory at Farmers Insurance</i><p>As a small business owner, you likely play many roles in your company. Unless you work entirely on your own, one of your most important roles is to lead your team.<p>And for many of us, this may not come naturally. I've found …

Northern Territory

3 Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

How to lead without being a boss and how to be productive without getting everything done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity isn't about getting <i>more</i> done, but about getting <i>what matters most</i> done. With this in mind, here are three habits productive leaders do …

15 Soothing Mindfulness Quotes That Will Calm Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety Disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Mindfulness

Want to Build The Best Teams? Science Says You Need These 2 Types of Diversity | Inc.com

<b>Team Members May Differ in Time Urgency.</b> <br>There are two ends of the spectrum: <b>time-urgent</b> and <b>time-patient.</b><p>Time-urgent people view time as a precious resource that should never be wasted. They are constantly aware of the passage of time and deadlines, and are "chronically hurried." They may be …

Time Management

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things | Inc.com

If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>This means having a good understanding of what makes humans tick. As you scroll further down, …

Self-improvement

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day | Inc.com

Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in them, you believe in the work they're doing, and you know that …

Employment

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

A Buddhist master reveals the number one cause of suffering and what we can do about it

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy.<p>The first …

Mindfulness

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How. | Inc.com

Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so jam-packed with stuff that it has no focus; it's a …

Customers

These 3 profound lessons from a Japanese Zen Master will blow your mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Perfect Puttanesca: The Italian Pasta Recipe You Need Right Now

The infamous theory behind the origins of pasta puttanesca ("pasta of the whores") is that the mid-20th century prostitutes of Naples used it to lure …

The End of the Restaurant As You Know It

Just like Uber and Airbnb, foodies are joining the sharing economy with communal venues packed with multiple dining, drinking, and even sleeping …

Real Estate

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …