Dan McLean

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A nutritionist explains which foods you should buy organically

Andy Bellatti is a registered nutritionist based in Las Vegas. He explains which types of fruits and vegetables are better to buy organically.<p><b>Follow BI Video:On Twitter</b>

The Powerful Chinese Meditation of Silent Illumination

Silent illumination is a Buddhist practice that can be traced back not only to Huineng (638–713), the sixth patriarch of Chan, and other Chinese …

Meditation

Want to Make a Great Impression? 25 Go-To Phrases That Work Magic (Especially for Introverts) | Inc.com

I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke positive reactions with new people.<p>These are icebreakers and enablers. They can help even the most …

Body Language

21 Mind-Blowing Sales Stats

We’ve gathered the most surprising, horrifying, and enlightening sales statistics on cold calling, social selling, sales training, and much more.

Selling

7 Mindful Rituals That Are Hard To Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘mindfulness’ before. From mental health experts to professional athletes, it’s being touted as the next big revolution in …

Mindfulness

Why Tim Ferriss Believes Meditation Is the Key to Success

What connects world-class performers across industries?<p>According to Tim Ferriss, many regularly take the time to focus on the present moment. When …

Mindfulness

Cheer up! Looking on the bright side helps you live longer, say scientists

Looking on the bright side of life may help people to live longer, scientists at Harvard have discovered.<p>Researchers looked back at information from 70,000 women who took part in a national survey which monitored their emotional and physical health over eight years.<p>They found that by the end of the …

Stephen Hawking was spot-on when he said 'we eat too much and move too little' — but the simplest way to fix it isn't exercising

Stephen Hawking delivered a speech this week addressing the seriousness of obesity in an ad campaign for the Swedish nonprofit GEN-PEP.<p>One of the most powerful parts of the speech, as my colleague Hannah Roberts has pointed out, is perhaps when Hawking says, "For what it's worth, how being …

How to Be Influential: 10 Ways to Get Your Ideas Heard | Inc.com

You have ideas. You have <i>great</i> ideas.<p>But when you try to share those ideas, it seems like no one will ever listen to you.<p>Let's fix that.<p>The following is from Mareo McCracken, a global growth consultant and revenue leader at Axis Medical Technologies who publishes frequently on LinkedIn.<p><b>Here's …

Globalization

Beyond Foam Rolling: 4 Self-Myofascial Release Practices for Tension

5.3K<p>SHARES<p>Relieve pain and increase mobility through self-myofascial release.<p>I jumped at the opportunity to attend Tiffany Cruikshank’s “Myofascial …

Yoga

Overlooked Molecules May Revolutionize Understanding of the Immune System

<i>Summary: In a historic breakthrough, researchers have discovered thousands of new immune system signals. The findings hold potentiial implications</i> …

Immune System

Ultralight

I’m excited to announce the latest “short read” ebook that I’ve written: <b>Ultralight: The Zen Habits Guide to Traveling Light & Living Light</b>.<p>Traveling …

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Inflammation: The Root Cause of All Disease

In a medical version of the “unified field” theory in physics, many scientists now believe that most—or perhaps all—chronic diseases may have the …

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know

<b>Update: I’m working on an</b> <b>Innovator’s Guide to Mental Models</b><b>.</b> <b><br>Click here to get notified when it launches</b><b>.</b><p>Mental models are to your brain as apps are …

How to Develop an Awesome Sense of Direction

It’s strange, but I’ve discovered I have a better sense of direction than many people — when I travel, it doesn’t take that long for me to figure out …

5 Foolproof Ways to Start Any Presentation | Inc.com

Over the past two decades, I've heard and reviewed hundreds of business presentations. Almost all of them open with an overview of the presenter's company and its offerings.<p>Unfortunately, such openings are boring and predictable and thus signal to the audience that the presenter is unworthy of …

Public Speaking

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

Read This If You Take Melatonin To Sleep At Night

The popular sleep supplement is almost totally unregulated.<p>Melatonin is a very popular sleep aid. It's naturally produced in your body. You don't need a prescription for it and can buy it in gummy form or in a fruity drink. But is it as effective and safe as we think?<p>Natural melatonin, a hormone …

Sleep

Chronic pain changes our immune systemsChronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system,

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>.<p>“We found that chronic pain changes the way DNA is marked not only in the brain but also in T cells, a type of white blood cell essential for immunity”, says Moshe Szyf, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill. “Our findings highlight the devastating impact of chronic pain on other important parts of the body such as …

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

Use Structured Debates to Avoid Groupthink

To help your team respond to emerging threats and opportunities while avoiding the dangers of “groupthink” — teams or organizations operating on autopilot — hold frequent, structured debates. Randomly assign different team members to argue opposing points of view. Then, at a regular team meeting or …

Why More Western Doctors Are Now Prescribing Yoga Therapy

25.9K<p>SHARES<p>With a growing body of research proving yoga’s healing benefits, it’s no wonder more doctors—including those with traditional Western …

Yoga

Lemon Juice With Salt Can Stop Migraine Headache Within Minutes

Amazing information was discovered that can help with migraines. Apparently there is a natural way that can help stop them in their tracks within …

Alternative Medicine

Why sitting is the new smoking (and my $25 solution)

Disclosure: The author is the CEO of Hootsuite. Oristand is Holmes’ side venture.<p>Maybe it’s time for a Surgeon General’s Warning: “Using this product …

Adventures in mindful living, meditation guides & more

How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Meditation

5 Ways to Compete With [Big] Incumbents

In <i>The Stack Fallacy: Why Big Companies Keep Failing</i> Anshu Sharma writes about how difficult it is for a [big] company to move up the stack to …