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20 practical tips for understanding your own mind

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it's helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I'm far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.<p>Probably most importantly, it has helped me …

4 tech tools to keep sane during tax season

Tax season is already stressful enough. Between calls from clients, late nights and massive workloads, we need all the help we can get to avoid …

21 Soothing Quotes From Eastern Philosophy That Will Help You Overcome Anxiety and Stress

More often than people realize, psychological distress is caused by some combination of lack of meaning, lack of social engagement, and lack of …

Spirituality

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

When life becomes lead

<i>Why we must read “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi.</i><p>“If the unexamined life was not worth living, was the unlived life worth examining?” <br>―</b> …

Where do our morals come from?

If you've picked up a newspaper lately, you might have noticed that moralizing is driving us all insane. When it comes to what's morally right and …

Philosophy

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

Kids

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

What’s the Use of Regret?

A few weeks ago I was sitting poolside in Florida with a friendly retiree who was standing in the warm aqua water, beaming with friendliness. We started chatting, first about his hometown, Pittsburgh, and the many great athletes from there. Soon the conversation pivoted to Vietnam and his …

Time I

Super cool!

Sundrop Farms, a tomato production facility that is the first agricultural system of its kind in the world, celebrated its grand opening in Port …

The Truth Is in the Muck

A few miles from the mouth of the Branford River, just beyond the Thimble Islands off the coast of Connecticut, rocks jut from the ocean like broken teeth. Some are the size of a kitchen table, others the size of a kitchen, small streams and straits of dark water cutting between them. Perched on …