Jennifer Courtenay

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This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

‘Reality shrivels. This is your life now’: 88 days trapped in bed to save a pregnancy

Months before she was due to give birth, disaster struck for Katherine Heiny. Doctors ordered her to lie on her side in bed and not move – and gave her a 1% chance of carrying her baby to term<p>When I was five years old, my parents decided they could no longer watch the nightly news. Or rather, they …

Gorillas

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is …

Motivation

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Fitness

How Supporting Adult Children Can Flat Out Ruin Your Retirement

When I first sat down with Jack and Peggy to talk about retirement, I noticed a sense of desperation right away. Just two years away from his hopeful retirement date, Jack worried he may have to work forever. Peggy shuffled around in her seat with a wary look in her eye. It was almost as if she …

9 things you can do today to get up earlier tomorrow

Rising early, as you may have heard, can set you up for success.<p>You have time to work with fewer distractions from family and coworkers and to exercise before appointments get in the way. Still, many people struggle to find effective tricks for getting out of bed in the morning.<p>The good news is …

The Day After and The Fire Next Time

All storytelling is political in some way, conveying the biases, desires, and fears of the storyteller. But then there are stories with a direct …

Are You Making These 9 Big Investment Mistakes?

Unless you’re an accountant or financial guru, the average person is bound to make a mistake here or there when it comes to investing. While some …

Sex Ed Without the Sex

In West Texas, a Christian pregnancy center has grown increasingly involved in reproductive life—including teaching sex ed in public schools.<p>ODESSA, Texas—Misty Stewart gave the worksheet to every student in the class: “The purpose of sex is for bonding and babies,” it read. Then she stood before a …

The Single-Worst Retirement Move

While I’m not crazy about 401(k)s as retirement vehicles — they cost too much and are voluntary — for millions of workers they are the only game in town. You need to keep saving in them in order to build up a nest egg.<p>Yet there are some things that will imperil your retirement whether you fund a …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

How Meditation Can Help Make Your Mind Happier

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Mindfulness

How to Launch a Successful Startup in Less Than 2 Weeks

With two simple goals, you can get your business momentum in less than two weeks.<p>Millions of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and starting a business.<p>However, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index Report, only about three in every 1,000 people in the United States start a business every month. …

Small Business

6 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

You can't outwork unhealthy patterns. The best way to ditch a bad habit is to embrace a good one in its place.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the young entrepreneurs I meet through my work as a writer, investor and entrepreneur aren't reaching their …

Time Management

Our life in three stages – school, work, retirement – will not survive much longer | Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott

Babies born today have a good chance of surviving to be 105. If they are to exploit the great opportunities raised by longevity we must abandon outdated notions of a traditional life<p>For much of human history, life was well described by Thomas Hobbes as “nasty, brutish and short”. However, continued …

British Philosophy

Research Study: Ginger Can Destroys Prostate Cancer, Ovarian And Colon Cancer Better Than Chemotherapy

By Neny Herni Saturday, September 3, 2016 Ginger Benefit<p>Numerous people around the world have known and used the incredible health properties of …

Help, I Have a Difficult Child!

“I want that Lego set,” my 4-year-old son Finn says. “I have enough money for it.”<p>Finn has approximately $2, and I gently tell him that’s not enough …

Parenting

A Retirement Withdrawal Strategy That Can Save Your Sanity

One of the biggest mental shifts new retirees have to make is the sudden change that takes place when they go from accumulation mode to withdrawal mode. It’s a major adjustment that can leave some retirees feeling stressed and unprepared for certain aspects of their financial transition.<p>For …

Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be …

I Tried to Cure My Insomnia by Listening to My Own Voice in My Sleep

Every night, I listened to a recording of my own voice repeating: "I will sleep so deeply tonight; I will have a restful night and wake up feeling awake and alert."<p>The first time I tried Ativan, I was 15. I had to spend the night in the emergency room, and I was given one "to take the edge off." It …

Best Plant Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for brain and nervous system function, plus they have anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids must come …

10 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friendships as an Adult

When it comes to relationships, romance often grabs the spotlight. A simple glance in the self-help aisle of any bookstore reveals a thousand ways to …

Leaders Need to Accept That It’s Okay to Work From Home

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How I Learned I Was Praying Wrong

I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity and audacious faith, but if I'm being honest, prayer is one of the places I struggle the most in my walk with Jesus. I struggle with slowing down long enough to pray. I struggle with finding a quiet place and getting …

A Good Night's Sleep

<i>KAMLESH D. PATEL (Daaji) speaks about the importance of regular sleep patterns and how they affect overall health and meditation</i><p>In today's world, we are exposed to so much information about healthy lifestyle choices, but one aspect of a healthy lifestyle that has not been given enough attention is …

Why Are So Many Muslim Refugees in Europe Suddenly Finding Jesus?

Whether out of conviction or convenience, thousands of migrants in Europe are converting to Christianity.<p>AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and …

Islam and Christianity share 'idea of conquest', says Pope Francis

Pontiff condemns ‘ghettoisation’ of migrants and hails Sadiq Khan’s election as first Muslim mayor of London<p>Islam and Christianity share an inherent “idea of conquest”, and those who refer to Europe’s roots as Christian often veer into colonialism, Pope Francis said in a wideranging interview about …

Christianity

Is Your Gut Sabotaging Your Sleep?

<b>By Well+Good</b><p>You can eat well, rock your workout, and maximize your spiritual well-being, but if you're only clocking five fitful hours of shut-eye a night, your otherwise-healthy routine isn't helping you as much as you think it is.<p>So it's too bad that falling asleep (and staying asleep!) is so …

Pillow: Smart sleep tracking by Neybox Digital Ltd.

Pillow is an advanced sleep tracking alarm clock that can effortlessly measure and track your sleep quality. Wake up refreshed and learn more about …