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Google’s brand-new public cloud is already stealing the show from Amazon

The Google Compute Engine, Google’s answer to top public cloud Amazon Web Services, has been generally available for just six months, but it’s already become a service that IT buyers need to watch.<p>In the latest edition of technology analyst firm Gartner’s influential magic quadrant report on cloud …

Presentation Mode: The Better Way to Present Your Ideas

<b>Multiple Notes</b><br>When you’re in a single note and you click Presentation Mode, you present that note. You can move to the next or previous note that …

How I Organize Evernote

<i>A Peek Inside My Personal System</i>I often refer to Evernote as my digital brain. It has replaced my physical filing cabinet, allowing me to go …

Evernote

36 Tips Every Evernote User Must Know

What are the tips and tricks that will make you an Evernote master? We've got them here for you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Apps

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

Motivation

This Is Your Brain on Meditation

Rebecca Gladding, M.D., <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>I realized today that in all my posts regarding the brain and how to sculpt it with mindfulness, I’ve never …

10 Things You Should Know About Goals

Setting and reaching goals is a mainstay topic in research across a range of disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, marketing, and communications. Below is a survey of 10 recent findings about goals, chosen from these and other topic areas, that throw some light on the ups and downs of …

Why Working Out for Just 30 Minutes Will Make You Happier | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve heard it before: Regular exercise can do wonders for both your body and mind.<p>On paper, working out regularly sounds like a fantastic idea. …

6 Quotes That Define "What is Love?"

It’s the defining quality of the universe. It’s the elusive dream. It’s our life blood. It’s…, well the definition changes with every person you ask, …

Who's In Charge Here: The Surprising Science of Self Control

You are not running the show—that’s one of bigger lessons from the cutting edge of biology.<p>In recent years, scientists have identified over 100,000 viral elements in your genome, compared to the 20,000 human protein coding genes. Eight to nine percent of our DNA belongs to them and not us. Or, as …

4 Ways to Get Better Lungs and Make Exercise Easier

The Sherpa population in Tibet is famously known for their extreme levels of high-altitude fitness, often easily conquering Mount Everest climbs alongside seasoned and extremely fit climbers who have been training for months or years. Perhaps you've seen Nepalese Sherpas parodied in a popular …

Mountaineering

Benefits of Meditation: 10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC

For the last 10 years, I have been involved in researching the impact of meditation on health and well-being. This infographic summarized some of the …

Meditation

The Meaning of Om

<i>By Valerie Reiss</i><p>Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?<p>Turns out, a lot -- and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it's not so …

Spirituality

The 10 Best meditation apps

<b>1. Buddhify</b><p>This nicely-designed UK-created app is aimed at busy urbanites. You tell it whether you’re at the gym, walking, commuting or home. You can …

For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication

On the list of ways in which meditation appears to benefit the brain, depression treatment may be the latest to gain scientific backing. A new review study, out yesterday in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine</i>, finds that mindfulness meditation may rival …

The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me:<p>In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.<br>• My poor …

Top 10 Simple Tips that can Help you Improve your Memory | Alternative

<b>Story Views</b><p>Every day human mind comes across numerous different concepts and facts. It is not possible to grasp them all. Everyone occasionally …

How + Why Meditation Works

Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivate more peace and happiness in life. It is literally the first thing I recommend to all my …

How Power Corrupts the Mind

Pity the despot.<p>(Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr)<p>While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both …

25 Books That Blow Minds

On a recent Reddit thread, readers commented on this very phenomenon.<p>Asked about the most mind-blowing books they'd ever read, users brought up dystopian novels like "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale." But books that engender hope for the human spirit like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Kite …

Books

Your wandering mind is aging you

3 Sneaky Mind Tricks That Will Help You Ace The Interview

You’ve done all the interview prep you can: You’ve read through every single page of the company’s website, come up with a set of intelligent questions to ask your interviewers, and bored friends to tears with practice sessions of common interview questions.<p>But despite all of this, you still find …

How to Effectively Manage Your Attention | The Art of Manliness

In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of …

Influential Leadership: It's All in Your Mind

Influential Leadership: It’s All in Your Mind<p>“Imagine the power of an organization thriving on change.” – Rebel Brown<p>What if you really could <i>switch</i> …

24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

Mind mapping is the process of using visual diagrams to show the relationships between ideas or information. Its popular uses include project …

Mind Control 101

What is Mind Control?<p>Mind Control. When you hear those words a myriad of images may come to mind. You might envision a devious man using the power of his mind and will to dominate the actions of some<p>unsuspecting and innocent women. You may think of some clandestine cabal of world leaders<p>secretively …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Mind

<i>The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind. ~ Auden</i><p>What if I told you that your unconscious mind actually controls your conscious mind?<p>Not exactly what you had in mind, now is it?<p>In my studies of neuroscience and neuro-practices, I've learned that many of the beliefs we've been …

Consciousness

How to Focus Your Mind & Achieve More

We've challenged you to FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful. And it's a lot easier to do that with a quiet mind.<p>Quieting your mind is not easy initially. It requires practice.<p>But the benefits abound.<p>From enhanced well-being and productivity, to sustained joy and peace, a consistent …

Meditation

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …