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Three Things I Learned from Teaching Happiness

Since 2014, I have been co-instructing the Greater Good Science Center’s free massive open online course called GG101x: The Science of Happiness. To …

Dr. Seuss' Children's Books Show a Commitment to Social Justice Relevant Today

On February 18, Random House announced the discovery of What Pet Should I Get?, an unpublished – and heretofore unseen – picture book by Dr Seuss. …

Books

Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview

Legendary Swiss psychiatrist <b>Carl Gustav Jung</b> (July 26, 1875–June 6, 1961), along with his frenemy Freud, is considered the founding father of modern analytical psychology. He coined the concepts of collective consciousness and introverted vs. extroverted personality, providing the foundation for …

21 Interesting Apps To Train Your Brain

From better memory to improved focus, and less stress to productivity, we found 21 interesting apps to help you train your brain.

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

A better night's sleep is all in your head

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep?<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 million to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, …

Sleep

The Dalai Lama’s Daily Routine and Information Diet

“To understand the Dalai Lama … perhaps it’s most useful to see him as a doctor of the soul.”<p>I think a great deal about the difference between routine and ritual as a special case of our more general and generally trying quest for balance — ripped asunder by the contrary longings for control and …

33 Things I Do Almost Every Day That Make My Day So Much Better

<b>Crystal, how do you stay motivated to get up and get moving each day? Do you generally have a positive attitude about your days? May I ask how you</b> …

Productivity

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

39 Philosophical Thought-Provoking Quotes By Albert Camus

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy …

46 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher. In his brilliant but relatively brief career, he published numerous major works …

Sci-fi obsessed tycoon builds replica of Star Trek ship as company HQ

A sci-fi obsessed multi-millionaire hopes to boldly go where no man has gone before, after building his office headquarters to look like the Starship …

Simon Pegg has a point. Everything is infantile now

It's not just films that have become childish. Everything from food to fashion is now designed to appeal to the zitty, nerdy teenager in us all, says Michael Hogan<p>The geeks have inherited the earth - but now they don’t like what earth has become. Typical.<p>“I look at society and think we’ve been …

What to Do with Your Mind During Meditation

I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what …

Mindfulness: an effective mental health treatment but not a panacea

It’s cheap with a wide range of health benefits – but there’s a shortage of teachers and NHS provision is patchy<p>It may be an ancient Buddhist practice, co-opted and misrepresented by celebrity practitioners, but scientists and health practitioners have found that mindfulness has specific benefits …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Dark Buddhism

<i>Introduction</i><p>I began as an Objectivist. Like many members of my generation, I discovered Ayn Rand in college, initially reading <i>The Fountainhead</i> and …

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

The Info Post – Blog

Who would have thought? These three things – messiness, staying up late and swearing – usually are considered to be signs of laziness, bad manners …

Google says Nexus 7 pulled from Google Store, buy the Nexus 9 instead

Now that Google has come official with this news, it is time to announce that Google is no longer going to be selling the Nexus 7. That’s right, for all intents, the 7-inch Android tablet that has been the benchmark of Google’s vision for Android in a tablet, is no more.<p>Over the weekend, Google …

Nexus 7

Unreported Britain: without local newspapers, who is keeping tabs?

It took an anonymous graffiti artist to tell many of the residents of Port Talbot that their town had been partly cut off from the motorway. “Save J41”, spray-painted on concrete buttresses, was the first they had heard that Port Talbot’s access road might need saving.<p>This was odd, because the …

24 New And Notable Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (4/8/15 - 4/20/15)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”<p>In 1985, mythologist and writer <b>Joseph John Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the …

Spirituality