A.j. Gowey

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Smoking Pot Before This Critical Age Could Wreck Your Brain

Bad news if you lit up before graduating high school.<p>How bad is pot for your brain? The jury's still out on how it affects folks who take their first toke during adulthood. But a study recently published in the journal <i>Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience</i> suggests that lighting up prior to age 16 …

I Tried to Trip Using Only My Breath

Breathwork was born out of LSD research in the 1960s, and suggests that by hyperventilating, you can experience the same feeling as an acid trip.<p>Breathwork is a type of industrial-strength meditation, believed to replicate the effects of LSD. By hyperventilating for long periods of time you get to …

Are You Picking the Right Exercise Tempos to Burn Fat and Build Muscle?

Here’s how to mix up your speed to speed up results<p>Most gym goers have one exercise speed: FAST!<p>While performing explosive reps has benefits, doing every exercise as fast as possible may lead to decreasing stability in your muscle and joints, and deteriorating form and technique.<p>As a result, your …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Commercial Real Estate

Grow Fresh Green Onions Any Time of Year In a Plastic Bottle

Chilly weather or no space for a garden doesn’t have to stop you from growing your own food. A trip to the garden store for some bulbs—which you can …

This Is Bob Harper's 5-Minute Fat-Burning Workout

This do-anywhere workout takes only five minutes -- so you can knock it out on a busy day or before a party. Here's what you need to know.<p><b>Fire up your muscles from head to toe.</b><p><i>By SELF Staffers</i>, SELF<p>This do-anywhere workout takes only five minutes -- so you can knock it out on a busy day or before a …

Workouts

6 easy things we can do now to counter climate change and flooding

“Foodscaping” in Switzerland<b></b>Climate change causes flooding and makes it worse. While the UK government dithers and denies the rest of us can take …

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

11 Ways to Be More Like a Zen Monk

<i>Photo credit: thegardenofzen.com</i>Recently, I read a story about the state of decline of Zen Buddhism in Japan and of the rapid closure of Zen …

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

When Anne Biklé and David Montgomery fed their failing soil with organic matter, they were astonished by the results. Stimulating the microbes that live beneath the surface led the garden to flourish. Then, when Biklé was diagnosed with cancer, the couple had an idea…<p>Juicy is the best word to …

Diets

The Perfect Mindfulness Practice For Every Astrological Sign

Many people in the wellness community love to meditate and tout the practice frequently. However, it can certainly seem like a hard sell for people …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

An FBI Agent Shares 9 Secrets to Reading People

23 years in the FBI taught this entrepreneur the remarkable power of observation.<p>The ability to read others will greatly affect how you deal with them. When you understand how another person is feeling, you can adapt your message and communication style to make sure it is received in the best way …

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Yoga for Beginners: Are You Too Inflexible for Yoga?

Almost every day, I hear yoga beginners say they’re just too inflexible to practice yoga. Even some of the most basic yoga poses can be daunting to a …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

Guided Meditation

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

90-Second Workout

90 seconds — that’s all it takes.<p>(Yes, I’m serious.)<p>If you can make it through this routine, you’re going to get a nice, super-short workout to help you stay active and consistently burn calories, stimulate muscle growth, and keep fat off your midsection.<p>Also, as an added benefit, adding this …

Nobel Prize

Let a grandmaster of memory teach you something you will never forget

Teachers and students can benefit from knowing the techniques of memory champions. It just takes imagination…<p>If you wanted to pinpoint the most absurdly geeky event in the world calendar, it would be difficult to beat the binary numbers challenge at the World Memory Championships. In it, a bevy of …

The Science of Yoga: Physical Yoga is only 12.5 % of YOGA

View Comments<p>Unlike what most people understand – Yoga is not merely physical exercises to keep one’s body healthy. The true meaning of the word YOGA …

Omega-3 for depression and magnesium to calm anxiety... expert reveals the 7 key nutrients to boost your mental health - and where to find them

What we eat is vital to our overall health.<p>The nutrients we consume, as part of our diet, are critical for brain structure and function.<p>And, as a …

10 Days to Become a Better Leader

This ten-day plan is designed to help you develop your leadership skills in a practical way.<p>Real change in leadership only happens when we make a focused effort. We have to be intentional and determined to make changes. Too often, we nod in agreement with those who say we need to become better at …

Facial Exercises to Look Younger and Get a Muscular Jawline

There’s about 57 muscles throughout your face and neck—muscles that you probably neglect during your daily workouts<p>You see what happens to your body …

8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When there are only 24 hours in a day and a million things to do, burnout is inevitable. Yet staying stressed-out and fatigued will not help you tackle that mountain of emails or think of new ways to approach a longstanding challenge at …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Mindfulness Made Simple

“Mindfulness” has become a buzzword that is often misinterpreted. What is mindfulness? How can it benefit you?<p>Mindfulness is much more basic than …

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