Iman Putra Fattah

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Why mindful breathing keeps your brain healthy and young

Yogis, non-yogis, long-term meditators, and short-term 'dabblers' alike will all agree that meditation improves focus. But, until now, no studies had …

The Brain

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Using Yoga to Stretch the Mind

There are no flashy outfits or fancy postures on display at my Tuesday morning yoga class. No handstanding selfies being posted to Instagram. Just a …

Yoga

Ancient Saudi Ruins to Open Up to Tourism: Pictures

You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

National Parks

5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Heal From Depression

When I started to experience severe, intense <b>anxiety</b> and <b>stress</b> as part of my <b>depression</b> in my late teens, someone suggested that I try yoga. I thought …

How to Do Yoga at Home

Among the many benefits of yoga—increased flexibility, stress reduction, improved sleep—is the fact that you don’t need a whole lot of space in order …

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Harvard

5 Yoga Poses That Will Improve Your Posture

Stand straighter and feel stronger with simple yoga poses that counter oh-so-pathetic posture.

The Power of Meditation

In today’s busy world of working, networking, and the ongoing assaults of emails, texts, and family problems, we are saturated with the stress of psychological overload. Our minds are rarely at rest and our bodies are paying the price. You finish the end of a normal day and find that stress has …

6 Ways to Get the Most From Meditation | Inc.com

As someone who has performed stand-up comedy in front of 1,000 people and scaled a 20,000- foot mountain, I can tell you the only "must" that is critical to success in each is mindfulness.<p>Unless you stay "in the room" and react to every verbal and non-verbal audience clue, you will bomb. …

Meditation

29 Gifts For Anyone Who Basically Has Coffee Flowing Through Their Veins

Why drink water when you can drink coffee, amirite?<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Coffee

Here's What You Should Do For Your Photography Portfolio

After performing a pretty hardcore edit on my own portfolio, I have left myself with a much smaller selection of images that speak with a more …

Crowd Funding

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

Photography As An Instrument Of Awareness

I still remember one of the first great lessons I received from a photographer. It was so great, in fact, that it etched itself in my mind and became …

How To Watch Porn On Your Phone — The Right Way

We use our phones for everything these days. If that includes watching porn, don't worry: You're in very good company. There's still a stigma around …

Apps

Best Christmas gifts for coffee lovers

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Blue Bottle Coffee<p>Many people literally can't start their day without a cup of coffee in the morning. Coffee lovers are always the first …

This Yoga Sequence Will Loosen Up Insanely Tight Hamstrings

Running and crazy-tight hamstrings seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it doesn't have to be that way! Hop on your mat after a run …

Tips For Getting the Most Out Of Your 35mm Lens For Portraits

<i>The photographer using a 35mm lens for portraits will want to listen up!</i><p>The 35mm focal length has long been an incredibly popular focal length choice …

An Instagrammer's guide to travelling

Anyone who has been to Europe knows that travelling to this beautiful part of the world doesn’t come cheap, but it is possible to travel on a budget while still having the trip of your dreams. Instagrammer Laura McWhinnie, aka @thisislandlife, provides her top 10 money saving tips to use when …

Top 10

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

Your photos just had a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what happened

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it would be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality …

Mobile Photography

5 Ways To Build Your Brand on Instagram

It’s no secret that Instagram—the popular social networking app—has become somewhat of an instant star in the social media sphere. Facebook set its sights on the platform early on, and purchased the app for $1 billion dollars in 2012. Since then, Instagram has shown rapid-fire growth. From 2015 to …

5 Ways to Create More Interesting Travel Photos

As long as people travel people are going to take photos of their journeys, and of course they are going to want to share those photos with as many …

Street Photography (with the Fuji X100 and editing on iPhone)

This is Sean Tucker´s philosophy about shooting street photography with the Fujifilm X100 and using the iPhone for editing.

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Quiet Doesn’t Cut It: Why Your Brain Might Work Better In Silence

Your brain doesn’t deal that well with background noise, but even small doses of silence can help rejuvenate it.<p><i>Shhh.</i> Hear that?<p>No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear <i>something</i> right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It’s seldom that …