Kiesha Yates

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Kurdish women a force to be reckoned with for ISIS

<b>Derik, Kurdish-controlled northern Syria (CNN) —</b> It wasn't until jihadist militants mounted a relentless siege of Kobani, a border town within sight of international television cameras, that much of the world realized ethnic Kurds were an effective fighting force within Syria.<p>But as much of the …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations

Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth a pain in the ass experience we’ve ALL had….<p>I’m good in the first few minutes of …

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness<p><i>"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."</i><p>In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and …

14 Things You Didn't Know About Your Brain

Have you ever stopped to think about the way your brain works when you’re, well, not thinking about it? It’s a hard concept to wrap your head around, but we thought we’d do a little exploring to find out what’s going on inside these noggins of ours.<p>We’ve partnered with Cleveland Clinic to bring you …

How Sleeping Too Little Is Ruining Your Cognitive and Emotional Performance | Inc.com

<i>Firas Kittaneh is the CEO and co-founder of One Mall Group, a group of specialty e-commerce brands including Amerisleep, an eco-friendly luxury mattress company. His award-winning team is focused on bringing housewares online to a larger consumer base using cutting-edge technology. Learn more about</i> …

Michigan State University

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Tip Sheet: How to Hack Sleep | Inc.com

The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a recent survey of Inc. 500 CEOs, 48 percent said they sleep six or fewer hours a night, and 85 percent work 10 …

Stanford University

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

Debugging

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before.<p>About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. …

Meditate and Change Your Life

We live in a time when we tend to look so far ahead into the future that we may lose sight of what's going on in our lives at the moment. I know I used to find myself running so far and so fast that I missed an entire year here and there.<p>All that changed when I began meditating.<p>Meditation stills …

Don’t Work Harder; Work Smarter with These 12 Tips

I imagine that, like me, you say that you never have enough time and that you just cannot cope with 60 dozen things all at once. How on earth do you …

Productivity

7 Simple Secrets to an Amazing Relationship

Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emotional wellness. They are lifelong in that one romantic chapter can cause an impression for the rest of our years. A ruptured friendship may leave us …