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7 Ways Mindfulness Is the Key to Your Success At Work and Life

Everything in your life, including your work, your relationships, and your health is impacted by how you:<p>Focus<br>• Communicate<br>• Control your emotions<br>• Listen<br>• Maintain your energy level<br>• Make decisions<br>• Prioritize what's important<p>Think about it. Whatever role you're putting the most energy into right now, whether …

Mindfulness

Movie Review: A Touch of Zen

A dreamy artist/scholar just wants to paint and study. His nagging mother wants him to take the civil service exam, marry, and settle down. The two of them live unhappily together in the ruins of an abandoned fortress because the rent is cheap. Then one day two mysterious strangers arrive: a …

Box Office

This simple 10-3-2-1-0 formula could make your days more productive

Better sleep and more productivity during the day could be just around the corner using this very simple technique<p>Finding peace and quiet in today’s 24-hour society can be tricky but a simple technique could help boost your productivity, it is claimed.<p>The 10-3-2-1-0 formula can help you sleep …

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science

Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient.<p>But it seems we just can't stop wondering if microwaved foods are somehow less nutritious than the same foods cooked on the stove or in a conventional oven. As it …

Nutrition

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

A Scientist Explains How Meditation And Prayer Rewire Your Brain

Whether you see meditation or prayer as the gateway to enlightenment or just a way to stay more focused at work, one thing that's certain is that the practice comes with a whole host of physical and mental health benefits.<p>But what's <i>behind</i> those benefits has been less clear. What's going on in the …

Meditation

Sugar May Be as Damaging to The Brain as Extreme Stress or Abuse

Yikes.<p><i>This article was written by Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris from UNSW Australia, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>We all …

Neuroscience

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time

This hack or that routine may not be the best thing for everyone, but you can still become more reflective on your own terms.<p>As I write this, I’m sitting by myself, watching the blanket of white snow covering everything outside my window. I’m not really thinking about anything specific. Millions of …

Mindfulness

Man 3-D Prints A Concrete Castle In His Backyard

Some Minnesotan suburbanites have got a handy neighbor.<p>This is a castle that a man 3-D printed from concrete, using a printer he built himself. We like how variations in the concrete's color stretch perfectly across the castle—the product of care and engineering on the part of the maker, Andrey …

3D

A Bite From This Tick Could Make You Allergic To Meat

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.<p>This bizarre problem was only discovered a few years ago but is growing as the ticks spread from the …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …