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What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Don’t Let Frustration Make You Say the Wrong Thing

Say that a colleague who you’ve had some difficulties with launches a snippy comment at you in the middle of a meeting. It may have been a subtle slight — not an out-and-out tirade — but in an insular environment like an office (or in an even more insular environment, like a meeting), one snippy …

Why Centering Prayer Is Not Christian Prayer

Posted by CONNIE ROSSINI on Tuesday Nov 17th, 2015 at 10:03 AM<p><b>COMMENTARY: The teaching of the saints on prayer, constantly promoted by the Church, is</b> …

Carly Simon reveals 'You're So Vain' verse is about Warren Beatty

The subject of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” is one of the greatest mysteries of modern music , but in a new interview with PEOPLE about her …

Warren Beatty

Use Joy To Treat Depression, Anxiety, Addiction

<i>To find joy is the hardest thing of all. It is harder than all other spiritual tasks…Put all your energy into being happy.</i> — Rebbe Nachman of …

Mental Health

In Praise of Cheap Instruments: 3 Pros Discuss their Appeal

In an era when a production-model guitar can easily set you back five grand and when a vintage solid-body guitar might fetch as much as a house, you …

Guitar

Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

<b>A study of 153 brain scans has linked a particular furrow, near the front of each hemisphere, to hallucinations in schizophrenia.</b><p>This fold tends to be shorter in those patients who hallucinate, compared with those who do not.<p>It is an area of the brain that appears to have a role in distinguishing …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

Al Di Meola's 10 tips for guitarists

Introduction<p>Back in the 1970s, Al Di Meola was the pace-setter for what was possible on the electric guitar in terms of outrageously proficient chops …

20 Things Wayne Dyer Wanted You To Know

On Saturday August 29, 2015 Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, a self-help guru and one of the greatest motivational speakers ever, passed away. He died in his sleep …

We've Been Thinking About "Boredom" All Wrong

<i>This is the fourth video in our five-part series with 10% Happier on why meditation is easier and more awesome than you think.</i><p>We often blame boredom …

The “Hendrix Chord”

The “Hendrix chord” (E7#9 here, as heard in “Purple Haze”) in tablature form with the low E string at far left and high E string at far right. Chord …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

The Brain-Gut Axis, Part 1 – A Paradigm Shift In Neuroscience

Traditional Eastern medicine has long acknowledged the importance of the gut. But evidence-based medicine, colloquially called Western medicine …

How an intensive ten-day meditation retreat could transform your life for the better

It was 5:30 in the morning on my third day of silent meditation when I noticed something in me take a sharp turn left. I was groggy, frustrated by my …

How Successful People Beat Stress | Inc.com

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group is convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn't have it any other way.<p>The second group …

Self-help

A guide to the free fitness app sports scientists just called the best

There's only one app on the list that I'm still using, and it's a free fitness app called Sworkit Lite (there's a paid version too).<p>It may seem like picking one fitness app to recommend out of the more than 100,000 health-related apps is an arbitrary decision, but it turns out my personal …

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ISPs

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 …

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness | Inc.com

The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, Aug. 15), it's worth taking a moment to find your inner peace.<p>Over the past few years, a stream of research suggests that …

Meditation

3 Cognitive Biases That Alter Your Thinking

“<i>Change your thoughts and you change your world.</i>”<br>~Norman Vincent Peale<p>There are far too many layers of cognition (thinking, knowing, remembering) to …

Critical Thinking

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Learn All Seven Major Modes the Easy Way

90<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play the seven major modes on the guitar, most of us begin with the Ionian mode then move on to Dorian and progress up …