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Boost Creative Expression With Meditation

Photo credit: Mitchell Joyce, Flickr Creative Commons<p><i>"Creativity is always from the beyond." -- Osho</i><p>Do you feel a creative spark -- have an inspired idea or a creative aspiration -- but when it comes down to doing the work, you struggle to get started?<p>More often than not, when this happens, we are …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Visual listening is the next big thing in social. Here’s why.

The human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds, according to research from MIT released this year. That’s a hell of a lot faster than earlier studies, which suggested it takes 100 milliseconds. Visuals are just easier to consume: fact.<p>This is no secret to marketers. It’s the …

Bill Murray's Advice on Relaxing Your Way to High Performance

Although you might be passionate about what you do, you don't need to be stressed to do it well. In fact, you may actually perform your best when …

Running blog: how was your weekend running?

Ever since taking up running a few years ago, I’ve used daily runs as a way of getting to know a new location – you can cover a lot of ground and see things you’d otherwise miss (plus I’m just a much easier person to be around after I’ve had my morning fix).<p>But that proved a real challenge when I …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

Adult Jazz: ‘It’s so hard to get out of the idea of girls and boys’

Religion. Gender. Desire. Trombones – this Leeds quartet revel in exploring difficult themes and unusual musical techniques<p>Most people are really boring,” says Harry Burgess. He doesn’t mean to be rude, he’s just trying to underline how hard it is to make interesting music. “If you do what comes …

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

Photos

The Charles Darwin Foundation saved the giant Galápagos tortoises. Now it must save itself.

The Charles Darwin Foundation may shutter after 50 years of conservation work<p>The Charles Darwin Foundation, a 50-year-old conservation organization on the Galápagos Islands, faces an uncertain future. Though the Ecuadorean government calls the foundation "essential," the government hasn't provided …

What Social Psychology Says About Darren Wilson And Michael Brown

What does it mean for a black teen to seem "like a demon"?<p>This week, a grand jury elected not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.<p>Transcripts show officer Darren Wilson testifying that even though Michael Brown was unarmed, killing him was justified …

Justice

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no one picture of intelligence, but many people with high IQs do tend to share some of the same habits -- both good and bad. For example, according to research complied by Online-PHD-Programs.org, while those with high IQs tend …

Albert Einstein

The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Ignore your family with these helpful games<p>Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the country or hiding to avoid your uncle droning on about …