Jasmine Stratton

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The Action Habit: Put Everything Into the First Step

The things that stop us from taking action are all-too-familiar:<p>Feeling overwhelmed<br>• Fear<br>• Not knowing where to start<br>• A habit of procrastinating and doing …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

The Three-Step Strategy to Study Hard Without Burning Out

Most of the time I talk about learning better, I try to focus on long-term habits. Build good habits over months and years, and they’ll serve you for …

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

One of the best habits for happy living may also be the least practiced

A recently conducted survey of 5,000 people identifies a strong link between self-acceptance and happiness. The problem? Self-acceptance is not …

Happiness

6 Tips to Help You Free Yourself from Your Fearful Thoughts

<b>“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Here I am, huddled up …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing loved ones, while others …

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

No Time for Yoga or Meditation? Don't Worry: 4 Easy Tips to Be in Your Life That You Can Do Anywhere

It all started in yoga.<p>"You in the purple pants -- would you like to <i>be in</i> class today?" the lithe instructor chirped.<p>"Uh, I am in class," I said, as I stood sweating my eyelash extensions off in the middle of a Bikram class. Standing erect in what I thought was a damn good tree pose, I noticed …

21 Things You Should Force Yourself To Do Every Day

1. Saying “thank you” when someone does something little-but-kind throughout your day. When someone holds a door, helps you grab something, or lets …

33 Ridiculously Hilarious Schmidt Quotes That Will Brighten Your Day

I didn’t start watching <i>New Girl</i> until earlier this year. I like Zooey Deschanel but honestly, I’m very tired of the whole …

23 Priceless Habits That Will Make You Your Greatest Self

1. Love yourself. If you can’t, how can someone else? You can’t truly love someone until you don’t <i>need</i> them in your life… No one is going to fix your …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Two Billion Reasons Why We're About to Find Earth 2

Planet-hunting scientists announced today that 22% of sunlike stars in the Milky Way are orbited by potentially habitable, Earth-size worlds. This …

Universe

Are we in the midst of an anxiety epidemic?

Some people have called anxiety the Disease of the 21st Century; and on an anecdotal level, it's easy to understand how someone might think anxiety …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

3 Often Overlooked Causes of Anxiety (And What to Do About Them)

<b>“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein</b><p>An anxious mind is a hard burden to bear. In fact, if you …

Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children

By specially training dogs to lie motionless in an fMRI scanner, neuroscientists have finally taken a look inside the mind of our favorite companion …

40 Ways to Feel More Alive

<b>“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell</b><p>As I …

8 Chances Unhappy People Never Take

<i>“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”<br>―Chuck Palahniuk</i><p>For some reason the register at our local quickie mart …

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The Psychiatric Drug Crisis

It’s been just over twenty-five years since Prozac came to market, and more than twenty per cent of Americans now regularly take mind-altering drugs prescribed by their doctors. Almost as familiar as brands like Zoloft and Lexapro is the worry about what it means that the daily routine in many …

9 Things You Can Do to Be Happy in the Next 30 Minutes

Being happier doesn’t have to be a long-term ambition. You can start <i>right now</i>. In the next 30 minutes, tackle as many of the following suggestions as …

Happiness

Ways to improve your relationship

Getty Images<p><b>1. Get your adrenaline pumping</b> <br>Adrenaline is like an aphrodisiac in relationships, especially when you’ve been together for years. It’s …

Breakups

#Unplug: The Complete, Printable Guide

Step-by-step instructions for ditching your devices and navigating the world without an Internet connection.<p>So you need to unplug. You’re feeling overwhelmed by your gadgets–connected to your email list but not to your personal life. It’s time to take a break. It is precisely for times like these …

My Dog: The Paradox

The Mistake Smart People Make: Being In Motion vs. Taking Action

There is a common mistake that often happens to smart people — in many cases, without you ever realizing it.<p>The mistake has to do with the difference …

Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Some futurists predict that we'll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner. The prospect of creating an ageless …