Andy Akhigbe

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The True Meaning of Meditation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD</i><p>The American way of meditation is now firmly a part of our lifestyle, and millions of people who have taken up yoga and learned about mindfulness feel quite comfortable meditating. I’m saying “the American way,” because it took scientific research and the promise of improved …

Meditation

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Remix

This morning I took my cup of coffee and laptop to a desk to work on an old short story I’ve been kicking around when I made the greatest mistake any …

The Real Secret to Becoming a Successful Writer

On the myth of meritocracy.How do you become a successful writer? Successful writers offer predictable advice. "Perseverance is absolutely …

Mind Fitness: How Meditation Boosts Your Focus, Resilience, and Brain | Daniel Goleman

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Short stories are underrated.<p>If you were asked to name a famous novel, or even a famous poem, you could probably rattle off at least a handful quite …

The 33 Most Exciting New Books Of 2018

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2018! (Ranked in no particular order.)

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect …

Books

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Oprah Winfrey Nailed Every Public Speaking Lesson You Could Learn in Her Golden Globes Speech

We don't blame you for wanting to rewatch Oprah's speech, over and over again.<p>Oprah Winfrey didn't just win the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. She stole the entire show.<p>The media mogul became the first African American woman to win the award, and she used her …

Golden Globes

The Psychic Practice That Can Answer Your Questions About The Future

If you've read your horoscope and tarot cards for the year ahead but want to get an even clearer idea of what might happen in 2018, it may be time to …

Spirituality

The Difference Between Speaking ‘Your Truth’ and ‘The Truth’

Oprah Winfrey’s hugely impressive rise illustrates the constructive possibilities of her mantra. Her biggest missteps reveal its limits.<p>On Monday, as Oprah Winfrey’s stirring acceptance speech at the Golden Globes secured a place in the national conversation, Byron Tau of <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Oprah Winfrey

How to Give a Speech Like Oprah

We all listened to Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille Award? Yes? Good. Did you notice how even though she’s Oprah, and could …

Public Speaking

How to write a book: dos and don’ts - plus tips from famous authors

One-Minute ReadSun 7 Jan, AT 16:27How to write a book: dos and don’ts from famous authorsLearn from the masters about how to start writing a …

Script Classics: Writing a Great Third Act

The Third Act can make or break your screenplay. As films explore new territory in terms of plot and storytelling, the craft of writing them becomes …

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2018

The world offers a lot of ways to become a writer.You can go to school for journalism or creative writing, get a Ph.D. and publish in journals, start …

Writing

Future President or Not, Oprah Winfrey Gave a Textbook Great Speech for the Ages

The cadence. The inflection. The combination of the personal and the political. Oprah Winfrey gave a master class in writing a powerful, thoughtful …

7 Surprising Signs Erectile Dysfunction Might Be In Your Future

Is your erection about to fail?<p>You have no problem getting an erection—and keeping it up until you and your partner are both satisfied. But even if your penis is humming along just fine now, there could still be some issues lurking beneath the surface.<p>That’s right: Even if you’re getting an …

The Power of Meditation

In today’s busy world of working, networking, and the ongoing assaults of emails, texts, and family problems, we are saturated with the stress of psychological overload. Our minds are rarely at rest and our bodies are paying the price. You finish the end of a normal day and find that stress has …

How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition

In business, storytelling matters. Here's how to make it work for you.<p>Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to …

Marketing

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

A dad tries to explain sex to his son and finds the meaning of life

In 2011, my oldest son, then just weeks shy of his eighth birthday, perched on the corner of my wife’s and my bed, his head tilted just far enough to the side so he couldn’t quite see the home birth of his baby brother. He wanted to be in the room; we told him he was welcome, and we prepared him …

Parenting

Opinion: Getting rich has more to do with luck than talent

People, particularly rich people, like to think getting rich takes skill and grit. But nobody creates wealth out of the ether, says social geographer Danny Dorling.<p>The UK suffers from the highest levels of income inequality in Europe – partly because of the delusions of its rich. In countries where …

The sweet-maker teaching Google about creativity

Meet the woman providing a creative sugar rush to the world of tech<p>No fake stuff and “limitless potential” are some of the secrets behind Jami Curl’s unique approach to business and confectionery.<p>The Portland, Oregon-based sweet-maker is attracting attention from the tech and creative industries, …

Creativity

27+ Fine Examples Of Creative Photography That Will Inspire You

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photo you are most proud of in the Monthly Pro Vol 37 Photo contest with chances to win Pro …

Landscape Photography

James Lee Burke's 6 favorite books for aspiring novelists

<b>The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner</b> (Vintage, $15).<p>In terms of experiment and skill with point of view and stream of consciousness, Faulkner's …

How Telling Your Secret Creates More Good in Your Life

Own your story, tell your story, and expect good things to happen<p><i>by</i><p>, Author of Your Hidden Light www.yourhiddenlight.com<p>There are stories we all have …

The best films of 2018 so far (and the ones worth waiting for)

It's already been a great year for film, and with dozens of long-awaited adaptations, thrilling sequels and bold spin-offs still to be released, …