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The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works

Oct 30, 2012 by EDITOR<p>The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works<p>Achieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people …

Mindfulness

Mozart on Creativity and the Ideation Process

“It is quite natural that people who really have something particular about them should be different from each other on the outside as well as on the inside.”<p>In 1945, French mathematician <b>Jacques Hadamard</b> set out to explore how mathematicians invent ideas in what would become <b>The Mathematician’s</b> …

Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs

Depression doesn’t always “present” as it should. Prolonged sadness, lack of hope, or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities are the most commonly mentioned symptoms on mental health websites and in antidepressant ads, and they can certainly be the most affecting. But sometimes the …

Self-help

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

33 Mind-Bending Paintings That Will Boost Your Creativity

Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves has spent decades perfecting his art, which intends to celebrate imagination and twist our perceptions of reality in …

Noise vs. Nature: How We’re Upsetting America’s Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

National Parks

5 Beautiful Ballet Videos to Watch, Inspired by "Take Me to Church"

It appears that the movie trailer and dance gods have conspired to make this the best week <i>ever</i> for their adoring worshipers. Just when I thought I had soaked up every incredible bit of Kristen Wiig's "Chandelier" performance, this spellbinding "Take Me to Church" video featuring Ukrainian ballet …

20 Secrets About Men That We Wish Women Knew

By Phoenix Down,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/16PYS9N<p>1. We don’t want to be, and are not, “at war” with you.<p>We want more than anything to get …

Men are brilliant, women are bossy: What research tells us about unconscious bias, gender and “genius”

More research on unconscious bias reveals how gender shapes our perceptions about intelligence and accomplishment<p>Whether you think your professor is an eccentric genius or a disorganized mess might depend on his or her gender, according to data mapped by a history professor at Northeastern …

Josephine Cardin’s Haunting Photos Depict An Emotional Lock And Key

New York-based photographer Josephine Cardin’s poignant images examine the beauty of the human body as well as the complexity of the mind and …

One Of The World’s Largest Solar Energy Farms Is Now Open In California

The largest solar farm on American federal public land was dedicated on Monday in California’s Riverside County desert, a project the state hopes …

The Foods That 9 Nutritionists Say They Eat Every Day

Good news: Dark chocolate made the list.<p>Yes, variety is the spice of life—and one of the keys to a balanced diet. Still, there are some foods that are so full of vitamins and minerals, the people who know the most about nutrition make sure to eat them (almost) every day. Find out the foods and …

Nutrition

Is Spiritual Science the Answer to Solving the Mysteries of Reality?

Since the day we were born, we have been conditioned to think that our reality is made up of solid matter or solid materials. This is only somewhat …

Keys to Creativity: Using anxiety to create.

Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by creative people and while some of the symptoms may be similar from one person to the next, how and when …

Mental Health

Why You Should Stop Caring about Being Nice and Just Be Honest

Everyone wants to be well-liked and respected, but when you trip over yourself to be nice, you might be doing yourself a disservice. People might …

13 Rules for Being Alone and Being Happy About It

As you read this, I'm flying back to The U.S. from China. Alone. While I was there, I ran a marathon. Alone. I stayed in a hotel room alone (mostly). I wandered around Beijing alone. I sat down to eat at the local restaurants alone.<p>This is normal for me.<p>Sometimes, people ask, "Tyler, wouldn't you …

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WordPress

#IWonBothOfThem Trends on Social Media Following Obama's Ad-lib

Democrats and Republicans alike respond to President Obama's ad-libbed remark.<p>During President <b>Barack Obama</b>'s State of the Union address on Tuesday, …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Unified Oneness and the Interconnected Universe

James C. Wilhelm, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In the course of facilitating classes and workshops for thousands of people throughout Asia, Europe and the …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Neuroenhancement and the Extended Mind Hypothesis

Consider your smartphone for a moment. It provides you with access to a cornucopia of information. Some of it is general, stored on publicly …

20 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads You Won't Believe Existed

The world of advertising has certainly come a long way in the past 50 years. Back then, brands and corporations were openly (and on occasion …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …