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The Present Moment

In the history of Buddhism, popular movements that present meditation as a relatively simple practice, accessible without extensive training, are …

Mindfulness

The 'Transit-Oriented Teens' Are Coming to Save Your City

The 62,000 members of this urbanist Facebook group are doing more than just making weird memes. (But they are making a lot of weird memes.)<p>It might have begun, as many things do, with Robert Moses—or a meme about him, anyway.<p>“Nice neighborhood you’ve got there,” read the bold-faced all-caps text on …

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our …

Creativity

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Self-confidence

The Case for the Disconnected Commute

The best thing about biking to work has nothing to do with exercise, the environment, or saving money. It’s all about the chance to unplug.<p>Since moving to Washington, D.C., six years ago, there’s one question I know I’ll hear when I go home to sprawling suburban Phoenix: “So, you don’t have a …

Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things

Rule No. 1: Make your bed, so you'll start the day with a consistent accomplishment.<p>A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be …

mcraven

12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

Emotional Intelligence

How the Web Became Unreadable | Backchannel

<b>It’s been getting harder</b> for me to read things on my phone and my laptop. I’ve caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I’ve …

If The Rich Are Making Out Like Bandits Then We Should Tax Them More - As We Have Done

An interesting piece of research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. They look at the welfare effects of increasing inequality over the recent decades. They then posit (yes, you’re allowed to do this, suggest something that you might like to be true) that actually, instead of the rich …

Income Inequality

Bookman Curve Front Bicycle Light

Price: $24.56Light up your journey all the way home with the Bookman Curve Front Bicycle Light. Easily attaching to virtually any handlebar type, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness