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10 Tough-but-Essential Questions That Will Set You Up for Success in 2018

The period after the holiday craziness is ideal for serious soul searching. Here's what to ask yourself.<p>According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January …

Worry Less Now: The Three P's of Anxiety

Why do a staggering 40 percent of adults suffer from an anxiety disorder on a regular basis, making it the most common form of mental illness in the …

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

Dr Rangan Chatterjee's 4 Pillar Plan: Eat yourself slim, healthy and happy

<i>Forget fads or quick fixes – in the second stage of my 4 Pillar Plan , I share the simple tips that will transform your diet for good (with fats and carbs included)</i><p>Many of us, especially those over the age of 30, have grown up being told that we should eat a low-fat diet. It’s only recently become …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

How Do You Improve Yourself in 2018? Focus on Improving These 5 Areas of Your Life

Every year, these are the aspects of life you should review.<p>Every year, you have the opportunity to audit yourself.<p>Unfortunately, most people plunge into New Year's Eve focusing only on their shiny new goals.<p><i>"I'm going to start working out."</i><p><i>"I'm going to have better work-life balance."</i><p><i>"I'm going to</i> …

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important

The most important type of intelligence, Robert J. Sternberg says, has to do with setting and accomplishing your goals.<p>It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human …

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art"

Save and read this every time you find yourself in a toxic situation.<p>You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

The Human Mosaic of Beauty and Madness: Young Alan Watts on Inner Sanity Amid Outer Chaos

From the abyss of WWII, an elevating reminder that we each contain a universe within that contributes to the universe without.<p><i>“All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up,”</i> John Steinbeck wrote to a friend on the first day of 1941. <i>“It isn’t that the evil</i> …

Alan Watts

The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

If This Is America

If this is America, with a cabinet of terrorized toadies genuflecting to the Great Leader, a vice president offering a compliment every 12 seconds to Mussolini’s understudy, and a White House that believes in “alternative facts,” then it is time to “keep your head when all about you are losing …

Opinion

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

What is fascia, and is 'myofascial release' the secret to better health?

There's a new buzzword in yoga studios across the UK: fascia. But what exactly is it, and should we all be paying more attention to this often overlooked aspect of our anatomy?<p>Put shortly, fascia is a clingfilm-like substance that wraps around all our muscles and organs, offering support and …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

The attacks on Mueller push us closer to the precipice

By E.J. Dionne Jr.<p>E.J. Dionne Jr.<p>Columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>Our democratic republic is in far more danger than it was even a few weeks ago.<p>Until this point, there was an underlying faith in much of the political world that if Robert S. Mueller III's investigation …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Slurred Speech Tied to Low Battery in Putin’s Remote

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J.Trump slurred his speech during his announcement about Jerusalem on Wednesday because of “low-battery issues” with Vladimir Putin’s remote, the White House said on Friday.<p>Speaking to the White House press corps, the press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, …

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

Mindfulness

A Tantric Meditation on Love

I would like to share a practice with you that uses the mind to access the subtle body. It begins with the idea of using intention to help others. If …

Frazzled: High Anxiety and Low Frustration Tolerance

<i>"Help! My anxiety is out of control. Where do I begin to calm myself down?"</i><p>This is the kind of email message I receive far too often, but it's …

Neuroscientist Christof Koch on Free Will

“Freedom is always a question of degree rather than an absolute good that we do or do not possess.”<p><i>“I want to be free,”</i> seventeen-year-old Sylvia Plath declared in a letter to her mother — a yearning that hurled her in the inevitable logical direction of the larger question of what freedom really …

Neurophilosophy

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Gratitude to Overcome Boredom, Difficulties, Complaining, & Feeling Overwhelmed

As many give thanks for what’s in their lives this week, we might look at how to go deeper with gratitude.<p>“Gratitude” seems like a trite and even …

Happiness

Tibetan Master Patrul Rinpoche Outlines Three Unique Paths to Enlightenment

The great Tibetan lama Patrul Rinpoche was a widely revered and much respected teacher, and people gathered around him to receive his wisdom and …

The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with combat, but trauma comes in many forms.<p>About 7 or 8 percent of people experience PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The rate is higher for women than for men: about 10 percent compared with 4 …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield - Lion's Roar

Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers of our time, talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy …