jessicastahl

65 Flips | 2 Magazines | 22 Likes | 2 Following | 3 Followers | @jessicastahl | Keep up with jessicastahl on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “jessicastahl”

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 …

Talking To A Therapist Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

These changes in brain connectivity may be responsible for a patient's long-term recovery from mental illness.<p>If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can …

Mental Health

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Has Some A+ Advice

Bow down to Tao.<p>If you had any reservations about the power of yoga, please meet Tao Porchon-Lynch.<p>Now 98 years old, she was declared the world’s oldest living yoga instructor by the Guinness World Records way back in 2012. She’s also the new face of Athleta’s “Power of She” campaign, which …

Yoga

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …

A Master Buddhist explains how to use mindfulness when you're going through tough times

<b>Since you're here...</b><p>... we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading Ideapod than ever before, but advertising revenues across the media …

Mindfulness

10-year relationship contracts could replace marriages and prevent divorce, say relationship experts

When over one in three marriages ends in divorce, staying together ‘til death do us part seems unrealistic. With that in mind, couples are being …

Branding the presidency

With his trademark swagger, the president-elect is venturing into a minefield of conflicts where no U.S. president has dared go before<p>Donald Trump has flip-flopped on a lot of things since the election.<p>The climate-change denier now has an "open mind" on the subject. The "big, beautiful wall" with …

How to be happier and have fewer regrets: Stop buying stuff and start doing things

<b>(Reuters/Jim Urquhart)</b><p>Salon speaks to the psychologist co-author of “Brain Briefs” about the human brain, nostalgia and experience<p>Scott Timberg<p>October 18, 2016 10:58pm (UTC)<p>For three years now, cognitive psychologist Art Markman has been broadcasting a show on the human mind, “Two Guys on Your …

Happiness

Relationship sabbaticals: The new, smart alternative to divorce

Relationship sabbaticals suddenly seem to be A Thing. As usual, celebrities lead the way – Emma Thompson recommends them for us all (‘Every marriage should have a kind of a sabbatical,’ she has said. ‘Couples should be forced to take a break from each other every so often, if just for a year or …

Sabbaticals

How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip

A new study found that LSD's activation of semantic pathways has implications for creativity and psychedelic therapy.<p>The Beatles' <i>Revolver</i>. Steve Jobs' innovations in developing Apple. A Canadian architect's quest to design an "ideal mental hospital".<p>Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially known as …

Zika virus could have Alzheimer's-like effect in adults

Zika can “wreak havoc” on the brains of adults and cause major, lasting damage, according to a new study. The research could overthrow the assumption …

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

What Is Attachment Parenting? It may be different than you think.

Congratulations on becoming a new parent!<p>Have you decided how you are going to raise your child?<p>Chances are, before your baby is even born, everyone around you has already formed a strong opinion about which parenting style is best. But, how you decide to parent will ultimately depend on your …

Struggling with Social Anxiety? Try Shrooms.

Tell your weird college nephew about this new study<p>Being excluded from a group of people is a universally shitty feeling.<p>So let's relive it!<p>Right now!<p>Imagine you're throwing a football around on a beach. As the ball gets lobbed back and forth around the circle, you receive fewer and fewer passes. …

Mental Health

These are the foods you should eat to calm your anxiety

Turns out avocados are more than just a mushy toast-topper and Instagram trend. They have serious mental health benefits – along with pickles, …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

This Is the Best Way to Handle Your Anger

If you're mad as hell and not doing much about it, you're not alone. But stifling your anger (as so many of us do) only makes you more stressed. …

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Why Social Media Is Making You Miserable

It might be time to hit the refresh button on how you engage online.<p>Resorting to Facebook for a convenient ego boost, a quick reconnect with friends, or the chance to share your humble opinion may seem like an easy way to improve your mood and stay abreast of what's going on in the world. But a new …

Social Media

Knowing Yourself Is The Key To Beating Depression

I like to analyze things. My desire to dissect what I'm thinking and feeling stems from growing up in a confusing environment fueled by alcoholism, …

Numb

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever felt that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

Meditation

What Partners Would Make Narcissists Happy?

Recently, I wrote about a study finding that people were more satisfied with romantic partners and relationships that met their <b>intrinsic</b>, rather than</b> …

New Zika Study Finds Grave Outcomes for Some Pregnant Women

Some pregnant women with Zika virus tend not to fare well, and neither do their fetuses, a new study finds.<p>Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can …

This Habit Is the Number One Predictor of Divorce

Here's how to stop it.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying couples at the Gottman Institute in order to determine what <i>really</i> causes a rift between two people—and how to fix …

Explaining Rage: A Q&A with R. Douglas Fields

All of us have snapped at some point. A stranger cuts in line or a distracted driver nearly hits us and we lose our cool in a sudden fit of rage. As …