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Improve Your Conversation Skills: Don't Be a Complainer | The Art of Manliness

As discussed as part of our Social Briefings series, “elevation” constitutes one of the “4 social gifts” that change how their recipients feel for …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

How 'Psychobiotics' Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

Targeting the gut could create a new class of psychiatric treatments.<p>Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition ― leading …

8 Indicators To Help Identify The Narcissists Around You

If you’ve often felt slightly removed from the worries of today and miss the simplistic life of a time gone by, or somehow feel a little out of sync …

Narcissism

Is it Possible to be Both an Empath & a Narcissist?

Empaths are highly sensitive people and can tune in to other people’s energy, including their emotions, feelings, motivations and beliefs.<p>They can …

Could the root cause of depression be in your gut—and not your brain?

By now, it shouldn’t be news to you that there’s a connection between the gut and the brain—doctors and nutritionists will both back this up. But a …

10 Things You May Not Know About Anxiety Disorder

"Mental health is important for all and is a basic human right."<p>Anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder and general anxiety are the most common forms of mental illness in the U.S. An estimated 18 percent of all American adults have …

Can a Simple Question Cause a Communication Breakdown?

<i>by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer</i><p>Have you ever experienced the following in a relationship? Everything is going well, you feel connected, you're enjoying one another, and then...Boom! Suddenly, you're in a full-blown argument. And what's worse, you didn't see it coming.<p>I've …

12 Quotes that Will Bring Peace When You Deal with Difficult People

Are there people who constantly discourage you, tell you that you’re not good enough, and generally make you feel terrible about yourself?These are …

How to boost your emotional resilience

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We've all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

Special Forces

A Mind Like a Clear Pool

The great strength of the Buddha-dharma is its <i>practice</i>. It is incredible what this wonderful practice can bring about. When I hear the teachings of …

The Meaning of Life

Spirituality -- which is at the heart of all religion as well as the heart of all of life -- is about action more than belief. It's about courage more than comfort. And ultimately, it's about the practice of leaping and being caught.<p>Human beings are more than just a bag of bones and blood.<p>The …

Spirituality

What You Need to Start Eating for a Healthier Gut

Stop making excuses.<p>Think of your gut—your stomach, intestines, and other digestive organs—like an ecosystem.<p>Those trillions of gut bacteria flourish with diversity; they need protection from predatory forces. And a healthy gut makes your immune system stronger—the two are closely linked, with only …

3 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Save Your Relationship

Mark is crying.<p>We’ve been talking about grief. He's dealing with the loss of his mother and his distant relationship with his father, which have now …

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly avoidable imaginary stories that we've attached our happiness to. So yes, you still have to fulfill all your daily responsibilities, but while you do, remember that THESE silly stresses are only figments of your …

Los Angeles

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

Dark Matter

Which Of These Five Types Of Procrastinator Are You?

Here are five common types of procrastinator, and the best tactics to help them get unstuck.<p>If your desk gets tidier as your looming deadline gets closer, you’re probably familiar with the effects of procrastination. Putting off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today isn’t just a harmless act—a …

Supercharge Your Sleep by Meditating Before Bed

Extraordinary displays of violence have been a mainstay in the video games industry for two decades now. This is proving hugely successful for games …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every 43 seconds, an American has a heart attack. Most people immediately recognize chest pain as a symptom of heart attack, but only 27% of Americans are aware of all the major symptoms -- and that means many are missing the signs of an actual heart attack.<p>A new study in the journal …

Research

Awakening the Soul's Inner Wisdom

Life is more than what is seems. There is an outer world an inner world. And deep within us, sometimes dormant, is our soul.<p>We use the term "soul" to mean an energy or awareness that connects us directly with a larger reality, even All-That-Is, the Universe, or God, whatever term you choose to use. …

To feel better, eat less (yes, even if you're not overweight)

For the dwindling few of us who don't actually need to lose weight, the idea of slashing food intake in a bid to extend our healthy life span isn't universally appealing.<p>Hedonists the world over, in fact, have denounced the calorie-restriction-for-life-extension idea as a cruel hoax: The bony, cold …

Your diet might be causing anxiety and depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Immune System

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

You must start where you are, you must use what you have, and you must do what you can. Anything else is running away from your problems and abandoning your life and yourself.<p>1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected …

Positive Thinking

Why people ruin happy relationships

For those who can’t stop trying to convince themselves they’re bad with self-destructive actions.<p><i>This one is for Nikki.</i><p><b>If you prefer to listen,</b> …

Self-help

10 Signs You're Burning Out (And How To Stop It)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even at the age of 7, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling.<p>She avoided the benches with the sign: No dogs or Jews allowed. She couldn't attend public schools. And the Nazis and their growling German shepherds raided her family's house, throwing their books into a fire.<p>As a child, …

Sunken Cities: the man who found Atlantis

One day in 1999, the French maritime archaeologist Franck Goddio went diving off the coast of Egypt. He was poised to make the most important discovery of his life.<p>That day, the visibility of the waters in <b>Aboukir Bay</b>, at the north-western edge of the Nile Delta, was terrible: at a depth of around …

'The Familiar Becomes New, the New Becomes Familiar': Changing Your Life Habits

In one of his Dharma speeches, my teacher Son Master Songdam uses the phrase "The familiar becomes new, the new becomes familiar" to describe the changes that occur through Son meditation practice. He says:<p>An ancient one has said, 'Where it is familiar becomes new. Where it is new becomes …