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Ann Voskamp: Tell yourself this when you feel forgotten and invisible and unimportant

<b>Editor's note:</b> The following column is adapted from author Ann Voskamp's book, "The Broken Way."<p><i>Dear Self and me and you and us</i>,<p>Really, it’s all going to be okay.<p><b>You’re going to be okay.</b> <i><br>Promise.</i><p>Remember when you were 16 with that ridiculous hair?<p>And how you’d thought that by the time you got to …

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How to Retain What You Read

Think about a book you read last year. How much of it do you remember? Could you list ten things you learned from it? Can you even remember what …

Writing

Kenya to use Alphabet's balloons for rural internet

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya will use Alphabet Inc's system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access in hopes of connecting more of its rural population to the web, its ICT minister said.<p>Known as Project Loon, the technology was developed by Alphabet's X, the company's innovation lab. It was …

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The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

Wellness

Mindfulness is Key to Tinnitus Relief

A new study reveals practicing mindfulness could help provide some relief for those suffering from tinnitus. Researchers say MBCT significantly …

Mindfulness

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

Are these dots purple or blue? Your answer might not be as reliable as you think

Every day, humans make dozens of judgements, from deciding whether our clothes match to determining whether a shady character in the street is a …

Color Blindness

The world’s most stunning half marathons

Gearing up for your first long-distance running event? There’s no reason why you can’t take in the sights at the same time.<p>At 13.1 miles, a half …

Marathons

A mental technique called “cognitive reappraisal” makes long-distance running feel easier

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettWhen you’re in the middle of a gruelling long-distance run and the pain and fatigue is becoming overwhelming, an obvious strategy …

Heart Rates

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

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I wasn’t suicidal, until suddenly, terrifyingly I was

Two years ago, I freed myself from what had long felt like a shameful secret: I wrote about my experience suffering from depression. Publicly sharing details about my nearly lifelong malady proved to be a turning point in how I felt about myself. It started with less shame and stigma and soon …

Mental Health

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

Mindfulness

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

The Brain

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

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Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed?<p>You might …

Wellness

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

14 techniques for more thorough proofreading

PR pros put great effort into crafting press releases, building a targeted media list and developing relationships with journalists. Yet even a minor …

Writing

Does Walking Barefoot Have Health Benefits?

Walking barefoot might be something you only do at home. But for many, walking and exercising barefoot is a practice they do daily.<p>When a toddler is …

Got Knee, Back or Neck Pain? Here's How Pilates Can Help

Pain can make a sunny day seem like a dark and stormy one. But Pilates can help alleviate joint pain by targeting the smaller synergist muscles as …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Drone Innovation Trends to Watch in 2017

<b>A look at new technology innovations shaping the future of consumer and commercial drones.</b>Sales of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are expected to …

Robot Surrogates Battle for XPrize Glory

The Limitless Travel ANA Avatar is one of nine teams vying to be selected as the next XPrize. We got a sneak peek.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Robotics

How to Maximize Your Mitochondria

To boost your aerobic energy, is it better to run farther or faster?<p>During aerobic exercise, most of the energy your muscle cells need is supplied by the mitochondria, a cellular component often referred to as the "powerhouse" of the cell. That’s why one of the key benefits of training is that you …

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Teen Outruns the Pros, Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Kate Murphy of Virginia ran the third-fastest high school 1500 meters ever in Boston on Friday night.<p>Kate Murphy, a 16-year-old junior from Virginia, became the third-fastest high school girl in history in the 1500 meters on Friday, finishing with a 4:07.21 victory at the Adidas Boost Boston Games. …

Marathons

Amazing Grace: 12-Year-Old Sets Two World Records

Grace Ping now holds single-age marks for 5,000 meters and two miles.<p>Last Friday at the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina, Grace Ping finished second in the girls’ 5,000 meters in 16:44.80.<p>Ping, who is 12, was 20 seconds behind 19-year-old Weini Kelati, the reigning …

Marathons

Whitlock Wins Another World Record At Age 85

Despite less-than-ideal training, he will add the mile to his collection of more than 80 leading age-group marks.<p>Legendary runner Ed Whitlock, 85, of Milton, Ontario, established a new mile world record for 85-89 year olds, running 7:18.55 on Friday at the Cambridge Classic Mile. Whitlock surpassed …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

7 Books That Will Train Your Brain to Overachieve

These must-read books explain how and why you can radically improve your ability to think clearly and creatively.<p>The human brain is the most powerful tool you can possibly possess. Are you training and using your brain to its full potential? These seven books will help you achieve the peak …

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