Brendan Veary

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Open Vessel Meditation Pods Give You a Break at the Office

We all know work can be draining and tedious after sitting behind a computer screen for countless hours everyday. Luckily companies are doing more …

I HIT HIDWAL: How This Crazy Acronym Can Help You Turn Your Life Around

The real enemy of "great" may be "good."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>Good to Great,</i> Jim Collins opened up a whole new paradigm for many people. He showed us that “bad” is not the enemy of “great.” “Good” is the enemy of “great.” Everyone can recognize when …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with …

Ghost, the open source blogging system, is ready for prime time

Four long years ago John O’Nolan released a content management system for bloggers that was as elegant as it was spooky. Called Ghost, the original app was a promising Kickstarter product with little pizzazz. Now the app is ready to take on your toughest blogs.<p>O’Nolan just released version 1.0 of …

Human Emotions Really Are Affected by Gut Bacteria, New Study Suggests

Trust your gut.<p>The more we find out about the bacteria that live in our gut, the more we're coming to realise how these microbiota could have an …

Three Visual Illusions That Reveal the Hidden Workings of the Brain

<i>Summary: When it comes to optical illusions, the brain must make educated guesses based on the ambiguous information entering the visual system,</i> …

Cognition

This startup wants to modernize the hotel industry

Calling for room service is kind of annoying, though it’s one of the most first world-type of problems one could have. But that’s just to say the hotel industry is behind, technologically speaking.<p>Startup AavGo is trying to fix that by bringing iPads into hotels to enable hotel staff to communicate …

Hospitality

Alexa can find ‘baby making’ music on Amazon's streaming services

Amazon announced today that users of its streaming service Prime Music, which is free with a Prime membership, and its subscription-based Amazon Music Unlimited can now ask Alexa to find tunes appropriate for various activities. As of now, over 500 different activity-based requests are supported …

WhatsApp was the most downloaded app for Android last month — see all top 10

When it comes to screen real estate on Android devices, Facebook and its family of apps rule the roost. As seen in a chart from Statista, Facebook is far ahead of the competition in Android app downloads. The four most downloaded apps are all owned by Facebook. Combined, these Facebook apps racked …

Apps

I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine and was blown away by how well it works

It isn't.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle.<p>The app is a great introduction to a trendy type of fitness routine called interval training, and it's ideal for weekends or days when I can't make …

Exercise

Breakthrough Starshot successfully launch world's smallest spacecraft

The ‘sprites’ – 3.5cm x 3.5cm miniature satellites weighing four grams each – are successfully in orbit and communicating with systems back on Earth<p>The smallest spacecraft ever launched are successfully travelling in low Earth orbit and communicating with systems on Earth, scientists have announced.<p>…

Scientists are now using Wi-Fi to read human emotions

Scientists at MIT are using Wi-Fi and AI to determine your emotional state. They’ve created an algorithm that can detect and measure individual heartbeats by bouncing RF signals off of people.<p>An RF emitter coupled with the algorithm works in the same way as an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), without …

Routers

Sway Is a Beautiful Meditation App That Doesn't Tell You What to Think

What if a meditation app didn’t ask you to focus on your breathing? What if you didn’t have to listen to someone’s voice telling you what to think …

A Zen Master Explains a Little Known Technique That Will Help You Calm Your Mind

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from Zen …

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

10 of the world's best meditation retreats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adventure travel isn't always about riding waves and ascending heights -- sometimes it's about heading inside, to explore the realm of our inner worlds.<p>While it might be counter-intuitive to travel long distances to sit with a bunch of silent strangers, meditation retreats offer guidance to …

Meditation

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

In an era where business keeps moving faster, it is no small wonder that resilience has become the new must-have executive skill. While executives have always known about the personal benefits of being resilient, they haven’t always recognized that it is also needed for the sake of their teams and …

Why reducing sleep makes you hungry

<b>I am something of an insomniac and I know that when I don't get at least seven hours' sleep I become tired and irritable.</b><p>I've also noticed that a bad night's sleep affects my memory. The link between sleep and memory has been around for a long time and one plausible theory is that during deep sleep …

Sleep

Meet The Japanese Sugar Replacement That Heals Your Gut (No, Really)

You’re already familiar with sauerkraut and kimchee and kombucha, I’m sure. But have you heard about this ferment that will add a gorgeously sweet …

Ray Kurzweil: Here’s What Will Happen When We Connect Our Brains to the Cloud

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, …

Singularity

The iPhone 8 could have more than one game-changing feature

With the iPhone 8 reveal (fingers crossed) just three months away, it’s no secret that most people are excited about the device’s rumored …

Tip: Dope Your Performance With Leaves

Daily consumption of this vegetable can increase exercise performance. Here's what you need to know.<p>You Need to Know About Nitrates<p>Nitrates are …

Tony Robbins Shares Advice On How To Be 'Unshakable'

Tony Robbins has built a reputation over the past few decades for helping people achieve outstanding results. He’s been recognized as the leading world-class peak performance strategist, advising some of the world’s most influential leaders. Millions of people have gone to his live events and had …

Top 7 reasons why you must include more avocados in your diet - IBTimes India

Unlike other fruits which are generally rich in carbohydrates, this humble fruit is rich in healthy fats.<p>Avocado, also known as <b></b>Persea Americana, is a …

Simple Nighttime Habits That Make for a More Productive Morning

For years, the story of my me time—those precious hours between the end of dinner and the beginning of sleep—has read like a handbook titled <i>What</i> …

10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)

<b>Peter Drucker</b> once said “People often overestimate what they can accomplish in one year. But they greatly underestimate what they could accomplish in …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing

4 deep breathing tips that can change your life

Jorge Cruise has written 32 books about carbs, calories and how to blast belly fat. But for his latest, "The 3 Choices," he's focusing on the "inner, rather than outer, transformation."<p>The Los Angeles-based celebrity trainer and nutritionist, who has worked with Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey and …

Angelina Jolie