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The Dalai Lama's Guide to Getting Through the Next 4 Years

Bookmark this one.<p>What a pit we've fallen into. Nevertheless, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, maintains our "surrounding situation" should not be the end to all happiness.<p>His Holiness spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN before President Trump's inauguration about preserving …

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 Pros and Cons of Buying a House on a Slab | Investopedia

Home ownership is one of the dreams that many Americans cherish. Owning (or building) your own home means having a place you can call your own, and …

Five contrarian investment ideas for 2017

Most investors like to think they are buying when everyone else is panicking, and selling when others are piling<p>Doing so requires a strong stomach.<p>For those who want to go against the grain, here are a number of contrarian ideas that could do well in the year ahead.<p>As some involve significant risks …

Investing

9 incredible things we learnt from the CIA's declassified documents - aliens, psychic powers and invisible ink recipes

The CIA has just released around 13 million pages of declassified documents online spanning from the 1940s to the 1990s – <b>so what have we learnt?</b><p>Discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, information on Nazi war criminals and Cold War surveillance are among the trove of documents released under …

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<p>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Self-dosing: The latest fad in ‘smart’ drugs intended to boost cognitive performance and focus

Smart drugs are a hot brain-boosting fad among young professionals looking for an edge to learn faster, stay alert and focus longer.The latest trend …

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

Die Hard

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is a master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

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The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to spot and nurture high-potential talent.<p>But many a leader assumes that performance alone will carry the day--such is not the case. (Sorry, Justin Bieber. Behavior matters too.)<p>The truth is that top companies known for producing leaders …

Leadership

Storytelling skills: how to build your story repertoire

The process of becoming an effective storyteller in business is … well … a process. It doesn’t often happen by chance. The first step is learning how …

Employment

The 10 Best Index Funds for 2017 and Beyond

Index funds are responsible for saving investors like you and me untold billions of dollars in fees over the past couple decades. They’ve also spared …

Investing

6 Ways to be a More Transparent Leader - People Development Network

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Facebook<br>• Latest Posts<p>Karin Dames<p>Transformation Coach at funficient<p>With 20 years experience in the software development industry, Karin moved …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2016

Whether you’re building your own computer or making repairs on your house, the do it yourself attitude is always prevalent here at Lifehacker. Here …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function | Inc.com

Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised cognitive and memory benefits from playing its games, was fined $2 million …

Short-Term Memory

Stylish designer houses made of cardboard - CNN Style

Written by Susannah Palk, CNN<p>Why build with traditional bricks and mortar when you can use something a little more unconventional? That's the ethos behind one company in the Netherlands that uses cardboard to create their eco-friendly houses. Wikkelhouse, meaning "wrapped house" in Dutch, produces …

28 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

So don't screw them up!<p>We're only kidding — you'll definitely screw them up in some capacity, and that's okay.<p>If you can make at least some of the changes we've listed below — like practicing mindfulness and not sticking around in bad relationships — you'll be in good shape.<p>These ideas are drawn …

30 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

6 Signs You're Not Effectively Communicating With Your Team | Inc.com

Management is not simply about working with other people, but guiding them as a team or unit. With meetings, emails, and calls, the majority of what a manager does is communicate - but how can you tell if you're doing so effectively? What signs can you look for between team members to spot …

Project Management

U.S. geologists stumble upon shale oil reserve motherlode valued at US$900 billion

In a troubled oil world, the Permian Basin is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>One portion of the giant field, known as the Wolfcamp formation, was …

6 Daily Habits of CEOs You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Easy actions any leader can adopt to better connect with the team.<p><i>By Liz Valentine, CEO, Swift (a POSSIBLE agency)</i><p>Being a competent CEO is one thing. Being a likable CEO is something else entirely--and it can seem like an impossibly abstract task.<p>Studies have shown that it's a special challenge for …

Heal Your Lower Back Pain With These 5 Yoga Poses

<b>In the United States lower back pain is one of most common complaints.</b> The Mayo Clinic states that most people will experience low back pain at some …

Yoga

Why Power Women Are Micro-Dosing LSD at Work

It's a different type of career high.<p>Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband to attend a graduate program in data science. On top of her academic studies, Smith works 10 to …

Medicine

A simple exercise from a mindfulness workshop developed at Google can help beat anxiety before it starts

There were a few profound insights I scribbled down while I was there, and one of them was this: "Emotions are actually feelings in the body."<p>This revelation, from SIY teacher Robert Chender, provided some context for the introduction of a mindfulness exercise called the <b>body scan</b>. The point of the …