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21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

The Do-It-Yourself Scheduling Hack that Saved my Relationship.

I had reached a new level of frustration.<p>No matter how many times I told him, my boyfriend could not keep track of of our dates. A late afternoon …

Time I

Psychologists used a magic trick to show how irrational we are

Can you think a thought that isn't yours? A remarkable new study, led by psychologist Jay Olson from McGill University in Canada, suggests you …

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

We all know that early birds get more things done by making the most out of their mornings and setting the day right for successful completion of all …

How Well do Different Drinks Really Hydrate You?

How well different types of drinks are retained in the body is a question I get a fair bit, and it’s of some practical use. In theory, the longer you …

Guide: How to Work Out Before Work

A Simple Guide to Working Out Before Work<p>Want to become an early morning exerciser? Here's how.<p>By ·<p>Morning workout photo via istock.com/Geber86<p>Going …

Your Mind into a Computer Would Not Be You

When the Department of Health and Human Services announced its intention to create a new office to emphasize the protection of medical conscience, …

Bank of America

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

Lifestyle Strategies to Ease Depression

If you currently take an antidepressant medication but feel you need more relief for your depression, what can you do—aside from adding on other …

San Francisco

We Tried The 3-3-3 Total Body Workout That Celebrities Love—Here’s How To Do It

Looking for a super effective total body workout to help you train more efficiently? You're not alone. In Los Angeles Chase Weber trains everyone …

Workouts

3 steps to training yourself to be more emotionally intelligent

<i>This answer from Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated campaign and NYT bestselling author, originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>Emotional Intelligence (EI) is defined as the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this …

Mindfulness

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

Neuroscience

Breathe (You Have To!)

How many times has someone asked you to take a breath? To count to ten? To just "chill out" and breathe? It may feel condescending to be reminded to do one of the most simple human acts, but it's important. Yes, breathing keeps us alive. But it also acts as so much more. In yoga culture, breathing …

The daily pain of having extreme perception

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But there may be an upside to being a highly sensitive person.<p>At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would …

Autism

How to Cope with Flare-Ups & Setbacks of Chronic Pain—with Tools to Help You Recover

Shares 1K<p>A guide to coping with flare-ups, setbacks & extended flares of chronic pain—with tools to help you manage, recover & cope.<p>Finding ways to …

How to Make Something You Don't Really Enjoy a Habit

Something amazing happened this morning. Instead of hopping out of bed, having breakfast, then plunging myself headlong into work, I casually sipped …

EXCLUSIVE: Getting Things Done, Then What? The Secrets To Productivity With David Allen

A conversation with David Allen<p><b>Caitlin Schiller</b>: So, what did your life look like before GTD? We’ve read that you’ve had numerous professions and I …