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11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

What Science Says About Getting The Most Out of Your Tea

Hot tip: put it in the microwave.<p>Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

A dairy scientist reveals why cheese tastes so good

Cheese is jam-packed with science.<p>Everything from how it's made to the trial-and-error process of creating new kinds of cheese can be attributed to reactions between microbes, sugars, fats, and proteins.<p>We asked with Michael Tunick, a research chemist with the US Department of Agriculture and the …

Food

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Psychology

Science reveals 8 plants that will purify your home

In the late 1970s, buildings were designed to reduce energy bills by increasing insulation and reducing airflow. However, these changes came at a much greater cost.<p>These poorly ventilated office spaces were full of chemicals that caused health problems including itchy eyes, headaches, coughing and …

Headaches

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

Big Cats Initiative

Photograph by Beverly Joubert<p>The Problem<p>Big cats worldwide are under threat—for many populations, local extinctions are imminent. Lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, and other top felines are victims of habitat loss and degradation as well as conflicts with humans. Losing these majestic …

Ultra Slo-Mo Video: Cheetahs Are the Best Machines

Nothing can match the mechanical grace and force of a cheetah running at full speed.

How the giant squid was finally caught on camera

Back in January we reported on the first ever on-camera glimpse of a living giant squid in the wild. The feat was a news sensation, and no wonder as …