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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain. Here Are 7 Ways To Reverse This Effect.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

Psychology

A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

2013 was officially the year of <b>Divergent</b>. The three books in Veronica Roth's dystopian trilogy sold a combined 6.7 million copies last year (three …

How Stress Changes The Brain

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that’s only part of the story.<p>Over time, elevated levels of …

How to Change Your Mind to Change Your Life: Why You Need a New Personality to Make a New Personal Reality

I'm admittedly a personal growth junkie. I've read all the books, and I regularly listen to teleseminars and webinars that teach me how to live meaningfully and mindfully, how to truly tap into the power of my authentic being, how to meditate, how to actualize my potential...you get the idea.<p>It's a …

How to Deal With Anxiety, Tragedy or Heartache — 4 Steps From Research

<b>“You don’t remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life.”</b><p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

Daily Meditation: Eternal Summer

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a timeless sonnet by William Shakespeare. Whatever season you find yourself …

Can money really buy you happiness?

Does money buy you happiness?<p>Does having money mean your happiness comes with a new car? Or does it mean the experiences it would bring to pay for a …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

How Your Body Image Affects Your Daughter's Self-Esteem

Sometimes a post just hits a nerve.<p>Anne Parris' recent offering on Midlife Boulevard was that for me. It was about another Dove commercial. Highlighting the unintentional messages about body image that mothers give daughters. It's pretty shocking. Please. If you haven't seen the commercial, you …

Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

Bruce Rauner

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 …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Nutrition

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Amanda Bennett: Jill Abramson’s firing highlights important issues facing working women

<i>Amanda Bennett, a journalist and author, is a former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer.</i><p>On June 2, 2003, I was named editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and became — as Jill Abramson did later at the New York Times — the first female editor in a storied institution’s hundred-year-plus history. In …

“Lost rights cause harm each day”: Utah ordered to recognize the unions of 1,300 married gay couples

“Governor Gary Herbert … shall immediately recognize the marriages by same-sex couples,” wrote Judge Dale Kimball<p>A federal judge ruled Monday that Utah must recognize the marriages of the 1,300 gay couples who wed during the 17 days that equal marriage was legal in the state. The state appealed the …

Primary day: 5 things to watch

Today is the closest thing to a Super Tuesday this primary season, and the results of voting in six states will set the stage for some of November’s marquee races.<p>The Democrats’ best hopes for Senate pick-ups are in Kentucky, where Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a tea party-inspired …

A Response To Terry O’Neill and The Huffington Post On Abortion

Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post in which she declared that abortion is “essential health care that saves lives.”<p>While this immediately sounds counter intuitive, and it is, her article contains several arguments …

A Brief Survey Of The Newly Insane

<b>Down in the newly insane state</b> of North Carolina, the Republican party (Art Pope, proprietor) may have decided that it can do all the damage it can do for a while, and the only job left is to prevent the people who live in that state from doing very much of anything about it.<p>First, in reaction to …

We Did The Math: Here's How Old You Probably Are Based On Your Name

We downloaded all Social Security name data since 1880 and adjusted the data to show only people still living today.<p>We ended up with age distributions for every name in the database. Using the mode of each distribution we were able to determine the most likely age for anyone based on their</i> …

Claire McCaskill wants to make it really expensive for colleges to ignore sexual assault

Want to get schools to take the sexual assault crisis seriously? Put the financial hurt on them<p>There are a few moving parts to the developing Senate proposal to combat sexual assault on campus. Senators Claire McCaskill, Kirsten Gillibrand and Richard Blumenthal have each talked about simplifying …

Midterm scorecard: Is the party over?

Establishment Republicans, backed by business-friendly outside groups, launched a counter-offensive this year against conservative Senate challengers after two election cycles of hard-right candidates winning GOP primaries but losing in November.<p>Republicans need to flip six seats this year to win …