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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

<b>Steve Jobs, Satya Nadalla (AP/Paul Sakuma/Brendan McDermid/rnl, Kaveryn Kiryl via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The meditative practice favored by America’s titans of industry bears no relation to its anti-materialist origins<p>Kali Holloway<p>July 15, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>I …

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 …

Sleep Schedules Of Geniuses

New York Magazine recently posted an infographic, based on research from Mason Currey's book <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i>, that illustrates the sleep schedules of 27 of the world's greatest artists and thinkers.<p>What the graph reveals is that exceptional minds generally have entirely …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Como Parar o Tempo e Preparar Sua Vida Para o Crescimento

Nem toda mudança é uma melhora, mas toda melhora é uma mudança, como afirma o dizer popular. Eu não vou negar: mudar é desconfortável. É …

Meditação: o universo no fundo da mente

“Obrigado por trazer minha vida de volta.” A psicóloga Emma Seppala nunca ressuscitou ninguém, mas é isso que ela costumava ouvir logo depois de …

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

<b>Stephen Colbert, Sam Harris (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Simon & Schuster/Ray Garcia/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology<p>Ronald Purser • Andrew Cooper<p>December 6, 2014 3:45pm (UTC)<p>The spike of popular …

Interstellar: behind the VFX

In an exclusive interview, Interstellar's visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin describes how he created the black holes and alien worlds of Christopher Nolan's film<p><b>Interstellar</b>'s Paul Frankin, who founded visual effects company Double Negative in 1998, has a working relationship with director …

Another Outstanding Fan-Made 'Interstellar' Timeline Infographic

<i>"Our new home."</i> Now that Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spectacular <b>Interstellar</b> (Sound Off here) has been in theaters for over two weeks (which means we …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson explica a base científica de Interestelar (e lista 9 mistérios do filme)

O astrofísico Neil deGrasse Tyson – que você conhece por causa deste meme e pela minissérie <i>Cosmos</i> – não gostou de alguns detalhes em <i>Interestelar</i>, mas …

What Is Wrong With You People? Interstellar Was Not A Very Good Movie!

By Rob Gunther,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1qfeUTI<p>Spoilers ahead.<p>Listen, I don’t get any pleasure out of writing this. Not only did I want to …