Alex Coelho

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I spent a month trying to learn French in my sleep — here's what happened

For the past month, attempting to learn French has been a part of my nighttime routine.<p>After I turn on this 5-hour video, I dim my iPhone screen and doze off, the French man on the screen whispering <i>avoir</i> and <i>être</i> into my ears.<p>There are loads of sleep-learning playlists available, all with a …

France

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Body Language

Trouble Sleeping? A Composer Wants To Help

British composer Max Richter spent about two years writing and recording a piece of music which, if it's successful, few people will hear in full. It's a composition called <i>Sleep</i> and it runs eight hours long — the perfect length for a good night's rest. The full version of the piece will be released …

Sleep

After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realized why people think it's impossible

RelaxingMusic / Flickr<p>I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea.<p>I'd sit …

Meditation

Leading From Within: Mindfulness Practices for School Leaders

<b>Today's guest blog is written by Valerie Brown, President of Lead Smart Coaching</b><b>, LLC, specializing in mindfulness and leadership training for school</b> …

The Fascinating Power of Meditation: Mind Over Chatter

Life can often seem out of control—but you don’t have to be. Meditate a few days a week and, chances are, you’ll get a better grip on potential frustrations and anxieties. The best part: You can find your way to inner peace and serenity just about anywhere and anytime.<p>As it’s often been said, no …

Mindfulness

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Self-improvement

Mindfulness is a capitalist grift: How faux enlightenment maintains our status quo

The meditative practice favored by America’s titans of industry bears no relation to its anti-materialist origins<p>I stumbled across mindfulness, the meditation practice now favored by titans of tech, sensitive C-suiters, new media gurus and celebrities, without even really knowing it.<p>A couple of …

This Zen Comic Is Full of Timeless Life Lessons

Desiderata poem by Max Ehrmann beautifully illustrated by Gavin Aung Than<p>Another stunning comic from Zen Pencils, showing Gavin Aung Than’s mad …

Genius

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

Crie experiências coletivas | 23 dias para um homem melhor #11

Somos animais sociais, é o que ouvimos por aí. Mas isso não significa que sejamos bons em realmente criar laços.<p>A verdade é que depois que os dias …

7 Secrets to Knowing Your Higher Self

by Asoka Selvarajah Each of us is connected with the Divine. The Higher Self within us far transcends the understanding of our conscious min...<p>Recent …

6 Great Online Tools to Help You Meditate

Even the busiest of entrepreneurs have time for meditation, because it takes only a few minutes a day.<p>You don't need to own this season's Lululemon collection or have Buddha figures around your home to enjoy the benefits of practicing meditation. As you may know, there are a lot of misconceptions …

Meditation

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

6 Foods That Help You Sleep Better

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p>Nearly 60 million Americans – more than the population of Italy – wake up tired and irritable every morning due to lack of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Aside from feeling cranky and lethargic, not getting enough sleep can cause serious health …

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Sleep

FCC voting on new net neutrality rules in February

FCC chair Tom Wheeler hopes to vote on a new net neutrality proposal in February. <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that Wheeler is planning to internally distribute an updated version of the Open Internet rules he's been working on for almost a year, with the goal of getting them passed in a February …