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Buddhist Meditation and the Dark Night

What Is the Dark Night of the Soul?<p>Buddhist meditation, mindfulness meditation in particular, is widely practiced in the West. Mindfulness is being …

Pension crisis looms for India as workers shun sunset savings

Over the next two decades, India’s young population is expected to spur growth and demand in the $2 trillion economy. Photo: Abhijit</b> …

Hillary Clinton used 'alternate nostril breathing' after election loss. You should, too.

Hillary Clinton revealed this week that she turned to an esoteric breathing technique popular among yogis to heal from her devastating election loss.<p>She has spoken in the past about using meditation and yoga for calm and balance. During an interview Wednesday with CNN's Anderson Cooper to promote …

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages

But does it matter?<p>Stack Overflow is far and away the reigning king of developer forums. It's more than just a handy resource or meeting ground for distressed tech professionals, it's a form of default documentation for programming technologies. As a result, the site has access to all kinds of …

Microsoft cloud cybersecurity attacks up 300% in last year, report says

In volume 22 of Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report, the Redmond giant outlined some of the biggest cyberthreats facing its users.<p>Microsoft …

​Cloud is the ignored dimension of security: Cisco

A recent report from the networking giant has said cloud is the ignored dimension where enterprise security is concerned.<p>When it comes to enterprise …

Did antidepressants help make this man a mass-murderer?

<b>James Holmes, a young man with no record of violence, murdered 12 people watching Batman in a Colorado cinema in 2012. Did an SSRI antidepressant, prescribed by a doctor, play a part in the killings?</b>

How to protect yourself from contacting dengue? Find out 7 natural methods - IBTimes India

Here are top 7 natural ways to protect yourself and family from nasty mosquitoes.<p>A rise is the number of cases of mosquito borne disease, dengue, is …

Jasmin Moghbeli, Badass Astronaut

In the rarefied world of space travellers, <i>NASA</i>’s new astronaut class—seven men and five women, picked from a record-breaking eighteen thousand applicants—includes one, nicknamed “Jaws,” who played basketball at M.I.T., is a Marine Corps major, and was decorated for flying Cobra gunships on a …

U.S. Marines

Civilians flee as strikes pound last of IS-held Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — As airstrikes pound the last pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul Sunday, hundreds of civilians are fleeing, many so badly injured they had to be carried over the mounds of rubble clogging the Old city's narrow streets.<p>The civilians — mostly women and …

‘Mind reading’ technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI

(Top) Predicted brain activation patterns and semantic features (colors) for two pairs of sentences. (Left: “The flood damaged the hospital”; …

Machine Learning

The fine art of mental illness: What paintings tell us about someone’s psyche

Vincent van Gogh’s art is infused with isolation: a lonely chair, a grieving doctor, a brooding sky. For one psychiatrist, the French master’s paintings — and those of other artists throughout history — contain clues about mental illness, too.<p>James C. Harris, a professor of psychiatry and …

The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming

From the first moment you walk into a room people are making judgements about how much they like you. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Most of …

Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness

More and more people are feeling tired and lonely at work. In analyzing the General Social Survey of 2016, we found that, compared with roughly 20 years ago, people are twice as likely to report that they are always exhausted. Close to 50% of people say they are often or always exhausted due to …

The future of work is bright if bosses put more trust in their staff

What is “good work”? It is a question that Matthew Taylor has been trying to answer during the course of his review for the Prime Minister on modern employment. With publication of the review’s findings due shortly, Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, …

The Most Effective Psychotherapy For Borderline Personality

DBT vs TFP vs CBT vs What?<p>Borderline Personality Disorder is an illness that frustrates patients, disturbs their loved ones, and vexes clinicians who …

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

13 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

Body Language

How secure is your favorite messaging app?

WhatsApp, Messenger, Facetime, iMessage, Allo, Telegram, Hangouts, Skype. You have dozens of mainstream messaging apps to choose from, each with tens—if not hundreds—of millions of users and more than enough features to fulfill your communication needs.<p>But not all of these messaging apps are …

Amazon's Real Target Isn't Whole Foods. It's Everything You Buy.

"Your margin is my opportunity." This aphorism favored by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the lens through which we should evaluate Amazon's intention to buy Whole Foods. After the announcement on Friday, investors were harsh on grocery stores and big box retailers -- but it's not their …

Procter & Gamble

Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

Silicon Valley’s elite comes to Trump’s Washington

Before President Trump took office, tech CEOs made a pilgrimage to Trump Tower for a high-profile meeting despite their significant political …

How Smart People Handle Toxic People

You are in control of far more than you realize.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary …

Emotional Intelligence

He Built Roads. He Oversaw Mines. He Shrank the Deficit. He Was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

<b>GOETHE</b> <b><br>Life as a Work of Art</b><br>By Rüdiger Safranski<br>Translated by David Dollenmayer<br>651 pp. Liveright Publishing. $35.<p>In many instances, the Germans have been content for the lives of their great literary figures to be written by Anglo-American biographers; there is a narrative flair, a curiosity, an …

'Side Effects May Include': The Search for an Antidepressant That Works

It's hard to find the right medication for depression when doctors still don't understand the science behind it.<p>TV commercials for prescription drugs follow a familiar pattern. After extolling the lifesaving virtues of the particular drug, the commercial rattles off a laundry list of potential side …

Depression

A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Bill Gates says these five books ‘made me question my own thinking’

Bill Gates is back with his summer reading list — and unlike in the past, there’s not a single light beach read among them.<p>Instead, the Microsoft …

How to Get Started as a Paid Consultant to Companies

When people realize how much you know they'll want to hire you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to the speaking industry, entrepreneurs tend to focus on speaking at events and conferences. It’s the traditional path that is known and understood. Being a paid …

Entrepreneurship