Crystal Oliver

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You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

Why Superstars Like Steph Curry Are Using This Strange Therapy to Stay Focused

To operate at peak performance, is it crazy to think that our brains need an occasional reboot?<p>The Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry has been dubbed one of the NBA's best all-time shooters, setting records and winning back-to-back MVP titles. The kid who was rejected from numerous top-tier …

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Science says there really is a way to get over the common cold faster, and bring it on!

Colds are kind of the worst. You’re sick enough that you feel out of it, but often not too sick to stay home. So often you’re faced with two options. …

Want To Understand The Future Of Design? Read These Books

Upgrade your summer beach reading with these tomes about the future of cities, AI, big data, and more.<p>The president communicates via Tweet. Artificial intelligence rates our outfits. We talk to our devices like they’re children. Today’s reality is stranger than anything fiction could have …

Meditation is the key to these stars’ success

May is National Meditation month, and that seems to be the topic on everyone’s mind.<p>On the Money reports that supermodel Gisele Bundchen told a crowd …

How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

This Simple Daily Habit Will Increase Your IQ By 23 Percent, According to Neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

New podcast about the future from Mark Frauenfelder and David Pescovitz

Mark Frauenfelder and I are researchers at the non-profit Institute for the Future. During the course of our work, we frequently meet fascinating …

UC Berkeley

Why "Om" Is More Than Something You Say At The End Of Yoga Class

If you've attended a yoga class before, you've probably been led through a round or two of "Om" chanting at the beginning or end. Unless you practice …

Yoga

Hear Alan Watts’s 1960s Prediction That Automation Will Necessitate a Universal Basic Income

One of the most propulsive forces in our social and economic lives is the rate at which emerging technology transforms every sphere of human labor. …

Income Inequality

Women in science pledge to combat hate

<b>Almost 10,000 women working in science have signed an open letter pledging to combat discrimination and "anti-science sentiment" following the US election.</b><p>A group of scientists drafted the letter with the initial aim of building a network of 500 women.<p>In the six days since its publication, 8,800 …

Prefab Glass House lets you bring home the spirit of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece

Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House has been reimagined as a prefabricated home—a modern abode you can customize and install almost anywhere you …

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Yoga for Happy Wrists

Details<p>Jessica leads this gentle 20-minute (mostly seated) practice focused on developing stronger, healthier, happier wrists. After seated work, …

"Trumpkins" Are The Most Terrifying Halloween Decorations

Cotton ball spider webs and peeled grape-eyeballs, begone! Because this year, the hottest new Halloween decoration is set to be the "Trumpkin," or a pumpkin carved in striking resemblance to none other than Donald Trump.<p>That's right, with little more than a carving knife, a bad wig and the biggest, …

Donald Trump

Is 2016 a Watershed Moment for Women?

Donald Trump’s sex scandals have clearly hit a nerve. 11 women—from Jill Lepore to Eve Ensler—tell us whether the heated reaction is a sign of entrenchment or progress.<p>Gender has just exploded as a central issue in these final weeks of the presidential campaign, as Americans prepare to elect either …

Feminism

Book a night in NYC's first shipping container home for just $96 a night

If you've always wondered what it's like to live in a shipping container home, now you can try one out for a mere $96/night. As reported by 6sqft, …

We all love baking soda, but where does it come from?

<b>The provenance of baking soda is rarely discussed, which leads to the question, 'Is this miracle substance really as eco-friendly as we think?'</b><p>If …

A Course in Miracles Might Be The Most Useful Mindfulness Tool Ever Created | Shopswell

A Course in Miracles, Combined Volume: Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers, 2nd Edition - Foundation For Inner Peace<p>share<p>$28.00<p>Buy from …

A Yoga Practice That Won’t Bear Weight on Hands or Knees

You really want to keep your yoga practice going, but your recovery from an injury or surgery may be keeping you away from class. Maybe it’s a knee …

Connect to the Infinite Wisdom of the Heart with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

• September 28–30, 2018<br>• Friday–Sunday: 2 nights<p>Presenter: <i>Kia Miller</i><p>For all levels.<p>Learn to respond to the immense demands of life from a place of …

Yoga

Turn off the TV to save your health

<b>The health implications of extensive TV viewing are a very real threat. Here's what can go wrong.</b><p>There was a time when TV’s offerings were limited. …

Stress negatively affects chances of conception, science shows: Highly-stressed women 40-percent less likely to conceive during ovulation window

Highly-stressed women 40-percent less likely to conceive during ovulation window<p>Women who reported feeling more stressed during their ovulatory …

Desperate tactics: Microsoft will pay you to use its browser

RIP Internet Explorer.<p>Fighting for survival<p>Since 2010 Microsoft has offered people points in exchange for switching from Google to Microsoft’s Bing …

How to Double Your Nest Egg for Retirement

Consistent users of 401(k)s amass twice the wealth of others, a study suggests.<p>Most savers take an on-again, off-again approach to putting money …

Retirement