Kristjan Otsmann

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You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology

Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are …

Mindfulness

2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III Carbon Dark Review

The V7 series accounts for more than 50 percent of Moto Guzzi’s sales, so it’s logical for the folks in Mandello del Lario to continue investing in …

How to stop procrastinating using the Zeigarnik Effect

Have you got a project that’s forever lingering on your to-do list? Us too.<p>With so much on our plates it can be hard to find the time to make a start …

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Death Machines of London – Airforce

<i>“Countach!!”</i>Seeing as Lamborghini laid claim to the use of that expression some years ago I went with the cruder yet similar <i>Holy shit, that’s nice!</i> …

Motorcycles

10 reasons you should wake up earlier and how to do it

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” - Ben Franklin<p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as …

Mark Twain

New Study: Here's Why Life Speeds Up as You Get Older (and How to Slow It Back Down) | Inc.com

Clocks, we all learn as we grow older, lie. The minutes and hours reliably tick along at the same pace day after day and year after year, but for human beings time does not hold steady. The older you get the more the days seem to fly by. Why is that?<p>Science is not short of explanations. "The more …

The Brain

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

<i>Update #2: An official fix is now available; no restart required.</i><p><i>Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works:</i><p><i>“We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to</i> …

Operating Systems

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone: MD Ride Review (Bike Reports) (News)

If you read MD, you know that the Moto Guzzi brand is near and dear to our hearts. This was true from the first time we started testing Moto Guzzi …

Product Reviews

Moto Guzzi Concept V85 Unveiled | Classic Enduro ADV

A brand known for some of the most beautiful Italian motorcycles in existence, Moto Guzzi entered the big-bike adventure touring market in 2007 with …

First Look: 2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III Carbon, Rough and Milano

<b>Moto Guzzi</b> expanded its entry-level lineup with three new variants of the <b>V7 III</b>: the <b>Milano</b>, <b>Carbon</b> and <b>Rough</b>. The new models offer more choices to …

Motorcycles

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone Review

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone<b>Editor Score: …

Motorcycles

Charm of third-gen Moto Guzzi V7 even more discreet

Looks similar to last year's V7 Special, but third-generation model has new powertrain, frame and suspension.<p>In <i>The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie</i>, …

Three’s the magic number for the updated Moto Guzzi V7 III

Looking at the new Moto Guzzi V7 III (the model tested here is the Special, but there is also a Stone and Anniversario) you would be forgiven for …

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

A Therapist Explains How To *Really* Listen To Another Human Being

Let’s face it: Most people aren’t good listeners. In fact, most people — including your best friend who truly loves you to the moon and back — are <i>terrible</i> listeners. But it’s not their fault. No one (well, very few people) are out here trying to ignore your important thoughts and problems. They …

10 Reasons Why I Shoot With One Camera and One Lens

Dear friend,I want to share with you why I only shoot with one camera, and one lens:Why write this?This morning — I was going to write an article on …

Street Photography

1950 Moto Guzzi Ercole

Ercole is Italian for Hercules – an appropriate name for this vintage three-wheeler that could carry nearly a ton of weight in the hydraulic bed. …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

Erin Loechner Tells Us Why Living Slow Is the New American Dream

Somehow, over the years, we’ve collectively decided to equate being busy with being successful. Having too much on our plates is somehow a mark of accomplishment, even if it leaves us feeling stressed, unfulfilled and exhausted in the process. Lately, though, we’ve been noticing a beautifully …

Zen Philosopher Alan Watts Explains Why You Need to Stop Trying to Improve Yourself

I think we’ve all tried to improve ourselves at some point, whether through therapy, mindfulness, reiki or all manner of new age fads. In fact, …

Alan Watts

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

4 Ways to Follow Your Inner Compass

As a child I spent several years living in the Philippines, where I learned to speak Tagalog. The language contains a beautiful expression for …

Mindfulness

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.<p>There is no one definitive strategy to being productive, and it may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you. But if you’ve resolved to make …

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …