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How to Meditate & Be Mindful in 2016: Advice From 8 Experts

Meditators have been claiming many benefits of their practice for millennia and in recent years scientists have been finding strong evidence to back …

14 Great Gifts For Your Geeky Guy Friends

Buying gifts for geek guys (with “geek” herein used in the most loving way possible, meaning someone who’s really into the thing they like) can be tough.<p>Ask us what we want, and we usually say “Eh, I don’t know”.<p>Fortunately, we have a bunch of geek guys on staff. Geeks of all shapes, sizes, and …

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Here Are the Best Bands for Your Apple Watch

It’s official: The Apple Watch band is the new iPhone case. What houses your precious iPhone has always been an important aesthetic choice, though …

3 Ways to Build Extreme Mental Toughness

Want to crush your next workout or fitness challenge? Unf*&K your mind. Here’s how<p>Our most important training philosophy at Gym Jones: The Mind Is Primary.<p>If your mind is strong, your body will be strong. You’ll be able to handle stress, cope with suffering, deal with adversity, make sacrifices, …

'Game of Thrones': A brief history of the Dothraki language

In the first season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," Illyrio Mopatis introduces Drogo, the ruler of the Dothraki, to Daenerys Targaryen, the descendant of a deposed royal family. It's not a particularly noteworthy scene, except in that it was the first to include an invented or constructed language. …

How To Meditate Over A Cup Of Coffee

To misquote a piece of '80s movie wisdom, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and meditate every so often, you could miss it.<p>Simply put, meditation can make your life better. The practice has a host of health benefits: It can reduce stress, ease inflammation and lower blood pressure. It can …

How to customize the color palette for Digital Touch on Apple Watch

Are you finding the seven colors on the Digital Touch color palette a little restrictive? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could customize the color …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

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When you have control over your thoughts, you will have control over your life

15 power tips for being productive with Apple Watch

Last week, I compiled a list of 28 things you should know about your Watch. Now that you've spent a few days with your Apple Watch, it's time to look …

The trouble with Apple Watch’s fitness tracker

Apple’s approach to fitness is all about cardio and burning calories.<p>That’s great if you’re into running or cycling. But for other kinds of exercise, like bodybuilding or yoga, it’s not relevant at all. And if you want to lose weight, cutting the calories you eat is usually more important than …

Why meditation helps you sleep

But, take heart, if you do find yourself struggling with sleep then you’re by no means alone. At any given time about 30% of people are having …

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

A skeptic’s Apple Watch diary: Day 4, the halfway point

I gave my first impressions of the Apple Watch on Friday. Three-and-a-half days in, and halfway into my one-week experiment, it’s time for an update. You may want to get a cup of your preferred hot beverage before reading this piece: it’s a long one!<p>It appears I was entirely alone in my uncertainty …

See Jony Ive and Marc Newson talk Apple Watch design

Jony Ive and his BFF Marc Newson launched Apple into the luxury market this week with the Apple Watch, which expertly straddles the line between gadget and fashion accessory.<p>Apple’s dynamic designing duo sat down with <i>Vogue’</i>s Suzy Meeks this week to talk about their first foray into the fashion …

Mike Chang's Actual Chest And Bicep Workout

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …

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The greatest fan films ever made

From Indiana Jones to Star Wars, you'll believe that a man can fly – for around £3000, a toaster and an old vacuum cleaner<p>Forget the cinema. If you want to see your favourite cinematic universes brought to life, there's only one place to see it truly done justice, and that's on the internet.<p>Yes, …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Only The Lonely

There isn’t any point in denying that the outburst of sympathy and support that followed my confession to an attempt at self-slaughter last year …