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14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

These 10 marketing truths will flip your brand

Traditionally, companies created brands and then attracted customers, who, if they came in sufficient numbers and remained loyal, sustained the company. But smart companies these days flip that approach, according to bestselling marketing author Marty Neumeier. They create customers, not brands. …

The Spiritual Life of the Long-Distance Runner

Shortly after sunrise, on June 14, 2015, a Finnish man named Ashprihanal Aalto stood on Eighty-fourth Avenue, in Queens. At 6 <i>A.M.</i>, he began running around the block. He passed a playground, some houses, and a technical high school. After half a mile, he returned to his starting point. Then he kept …

Marathons

Stunning Abstract Paintings by Jose Di GregorioJose Di Gregorio is an artist born in Puerto Rico, currently living and working in Sacramento. He studied painting in Pont-Aven, France, and...

You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing

Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause has recorded jaguars in the Amazon, ice in Antarctica, insects in Zimbabwe, rainstorms in Borneo, and orcas in the Pacific. The 77-year-old began studying nature’s sounds at age 30, later earning a Ph.D. in creative arts. (This was after two successful decades as …

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

<b>Mindfulness can unleash the most potent force for wellness the United States has ever known.</b><p>Millions of Americans feel disenfranchised by our health system. We're starving for something that costs less and works better.<p>Mindfulness meditation can be learned in weeks and practiced without cost by …

The Lost Factor in the Buddha's Path to Happiness

It would be easy to assume, given the ways Buddhist practice has been presented to its target market, that it revolves entirely around meditation: Health and well-being books, magazines and websites are lousy with images of smiling young women sitting blissfully on cushions, the sun dappling …

Achieving Mindfulness in the Workplace

The concept of mindfulness has become a big part of the recent workplace discussion, especially in regards to its effect on work/life balance. …

Mindfulness

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

5 One-Minute Meditations to Help You Achieve Peace of Mind

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has …

Bhutan

How Google Helpouts Can Grow Your Leads and Your Business

Shares 3K<p>Do you share your expertise online?<p>Have you heard about Google Helpouts?<p>Imagine having the ability to generate leads and make money with …

7 Ways Businesses Are Using Carousel Ads

Update: Some of this content might be out of date. To learn more about Carousel Ads, visit Facebook Business.<p><i>Today’s post is written by Gina Lauber,</i> …

These Entrepreneurs Use LinkedIn Publishing To Drive Sales (You Can, Too)

As the next step in my series on LinkedIn publishing, I’m sharing best practice advice today from five entrepreneurs who are doing it well. Additionally, I’ll address an assertion from a reader who responded to my last segment on LinkedIn publishing when it appeared on LinkedIn.<p>Says UK-based brand …

Thought Leadership

Triggered Email: The Killer Conversion App

Marketers have been using “spray and pray” tactics for decades. The email equivalents are often called “blasts.” The idea: purchase a large list, …

How To Plan + Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy - Insights

Did you know that every day on the internet:<p>There are 4.75 billion pieces of content shared<br>• There are 1.8 billion photos uploaded<br>• There are 700 million …

Marketing

Literary wanderlust – in praise of travel books and the places they take us

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Adventure (children and teens),Non-fiction (children and teens)<p>Ciara Murphy discusses the books that transport us to anywhere in the world, and the role of travel books in instilling wanderlust in all who read them<p>As I sit …

The 10 best quotes in a crisis

From JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, when things are bleak and disaster strikes, children’s literature has the answer<p>We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve forgotten your wallet, didn’t revise for an exam or are going through a break up, that sinking feeling in your …

Books

Holy Foolery

Medieval Russia was a land trembling with religious fervor. Mystics, pilgrims, prophets, and holy fools wandered the countryside. Their wardrobe and grooming choices earned them names like Maksim the Naked and John the Hairy. Basil the Blessed walked through Moscow in rags, castigated the rich, …

Guerel Sahin’s Photos Will Turn Your Wanderlust Up to 11

One of my greatest passions as a photo lover is travel photography. I say “as a photo lover” because I personally can’t take a travel photo to save …

Photography

The Zen of Adult Coloring Books

I get it now.<p>I have never changed my mind about anything as quickly or completely as I changed my mind about adult coloring books. I found the trend mostly baffling and maybe a little dumb. But I saw some in a bookstore the other day and I immediately said to my friend, “Well, I'm not leaving here …

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

Meditation yields a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Daily Meditation: Deep Sleep

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a prayer by 19th century Baptist minister and theologian Walter …

7 Things I Learned From a 10-day Meditation Retreat

Last month I did a Vipassana meditation retreat. The pitch is fairly simple: No talking, no writing, no reading for 10 days, meditating 10 hours a day. Here's what I learned during this retreat!<p><b>1. Context is key</b><p>One of the things that struck me most is mastery of the context. Vipassana is a 2500 …

Yoga new recovery tool for addicts

Yoga is being employed at 12&12, Inc., to help meet the organization’s goal of helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.<p>12&12, Inc., …

Mental Health

Sting Performs At Meditation Benefit Concert

<b>Sting</b> was among the acts to perform at <b>David Lynch</b>'s Meditation Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night.<p>The star studded …