Dave Garrell

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Daily Meditation: Only Breath

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by 13th century mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi. "Only Breath" reminds us …

Meditation

This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee

Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on <i>New Girl</i>, even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a …

Yoga

53 Gluten-Free Recipes You Definitely Want to Cook

Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products doesn't mean your food shouldn't be ridiculously delicious. These 53 gluten-free recipes prove it.<p><b>Welcome to the land of gluten freedom.</b> Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products for other reasons doesn't …

Cooking

8 Tips for Teaching Kids to Code

<b>Public education and creative programs are inspiring girls and minorities to dive into computer science like never before.</b><p>When we turn on a faucet to …

Intel Corporation

5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares …

APIs

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity
Yves Saint-Laurent

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Apps

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Economics

Best 50 albums of 2014

From One Direction to Taylor Swift and Future Islands, our countdown of 2014's best 50 albums<p><b>50</b> <b>One Direction</b> Four <br>"Imagine five little English Bruce Springsteens in check shirts, jeans and T-shirts, fists aloft, roaring declarations of lusty young love in the back of an open top car driving through …

Internet Trolls Really Are Psychos

If you’ve ever managed an online community, a blog, or a brand’s Facebook page, you have encountered the dreaded “troll.” These community members can be provocative and rude, and are known for creating posts for the sole purpose of agitating their fellow members. Trolls add inflammatory comments …

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

15 Apps For Your iPhone That Are Better Than The Ones Apple Made

Luckily, the competition within the app industry is fierce and there are plenty of compelling and beautiful alternatives.<p>From fan-favorites like Spotify and Google Maps to lesser-known wonders such as Vesper and Humin, developers are constantly raising the bar of what our iPhones are capable of …

Apps

10 Lessons From Special-Ops That Could Help Your Business Win

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Believe it or not, there are lessons learned in special operations directly applicable to the outside world. No, not the “pinky death touch” to use on your neighbor, but rather the timeless principles of performance that define what …

Entrepreneurship

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication.<p>When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain …

Mindfulness

Why Hierarchy Is Outdated: The (Long Overdue) Need For Organizational Adaptability

Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance. Here’s why.<p>The very nature of a hierarchical structure places the decision-makers (“thinkers”) at the top and …

When you pivot, you fire the plan, not the people. See why in 2 minutes

<i>Here’s the pivot, explained in 2 heavenly minutes, by Lean Startup deity Steve Blank:</i><p><i>This story originally appeared on Steve Blank. Copyright 2014</i>

The Novelty Effect

Why a new high-tech tool makes you suddenly more productive or creative — until it doesn’t.<p>Here’s my adoption curve for a new high-tech tool:<p>1) I …

Work-Life Balance Through Interval Training

At a ThirdPath Institute conference a few weeks ago, a great discussion arose around the fact that workloads tend to ebb and flow, and it’s important to know how to alternate between periods of peak effort and recovery. Before long, someone noted the analogy to high performance in sports, and used …

Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface

When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your iPhone. Think about it: Notifications already are the way …

How young is too young for technology?

Last week, Jonathan Maitland addressed this question in the Tonight programme ‘Too young for technology?’. So, how young is too young?<p>How young is too young for technology? Is there really a problem with toddlers playing with tablets? After all, if books really are becoming antiquated in the …

How 'We The People' Became 'We The Corporations,' In Under 4 Minutes

The secrets of the world's happiest cities

What makes a city a great place to live – your commute, property prices or good conversation?<p>Check out theguardian.com/cities: a new website devoted to the future of cities all over the world<p>Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing …

Systems Blindness: The Illusion of Understanding

Here was the dilemma and opportunity for a major national retailer: its magazine buyers were reporting that close to 65 percent of all the magazines …

MIT Sloan

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …