Marissa Arnold

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5 Ways to Deal With Stanky Feet

Because your cute new slip-on sneakers shouldn't come with a side of funk<p>Nobody ever said feet were supposed to smell like Chanel No. 5. And even the most well groomed tootsies are going to be a little reekish after they’ve been stuffed in a pair of leather boots all day. But if you catch a whiff …

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Everything You Need To Know About Meditation

<i>By Jancee Dunn</i><p>"It'll change your life!" my trendier friends say. For the past year, they have been urging me to meditate. "Not my thing," I answer. I'm not good at Zen -- I'm good at running late to an appointment as I fire off five texts. But after a particularly chaotic week in which I reeled …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

6 Steps to Controlling Your Emotions

Emotions are the most present, pressing and sometimes painful force in our lives. We are driven day by day by our emotions. We take chances because we're excited for new prospects. We cry because we've been hurt and we make sacrifices because we love. Without a doubt, our emotions dictate our …

3 Meditation Techniques For Beginners

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or scanning half a page before realizing you have no idea what the heck you just read.<p>Amit Sood, author of the upcoming …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

6 Childhood Habits To Take Into The Real World

They say with age comes wisdom.<p>In some regards, we are wiser now: Instead of refusing to eat our vegetables, we write love letters to and rap parodies about them.<p>But, there are a handful of habits we practice as children that we shouldn't be so quick to discard. Of course, no one wants to retain …

A Simple Tea Meditation

<i>By Jesse Jacobs for Mindful</i><p>Over the years that I’ve been running Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco, I’ve found that life doesn’t actually get better when we’re distracted -- surfing online, updating our status, checking the news, generally immersed in our devices. Life gets better when we’re …

4 Pointers for Using Mindfulness to Stop People Pleasing

Wanting to please and take care of others is natural. But when pleasing others is based in fear of being unloved, it can become habitual and …

How to Do Present Moment Awareness Meditation

The present moment awareness meditation is simple and easy to use at any time of the day. It is very effective in helping you overcome anxiety and …

The 3 Buddhist Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Long before Freud wrote <i>The Interpretation of Dreams</i> or William James opened his first psychology laboratory at Harvard, Buddhist thinkers sought to understand the inner workings of the mind and personality.<p>Buddhist personality types were first described in the text <i>The Path to Purification</i> by the …

Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It's Good For Your Mental And Physical Health

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there <i>is</i> a reason why it's been around for literally thousands of years. And we're starting to get a better understanding …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

6 Ways to Stop Dwelling On It

It's 5 p.m., the deadline for an important work project is at 6, and all you can think about is the fight you had with the next-door neighbor this …

5 Paradoxes of Learning: Is your usual method for learning backfiring?

Sometimes we charge into learning something new full of excitement. But as the weeks go by, our passions sometimes fly away. What seemed exciting at …

Why Mindfulness Techniques Can Bring You Success In A Wired World

We can apply mindfulness techniques to our digital lives in a number of ways to help us boost our productivity.<p>I was speaking about this recently at an event in Tech City, London, and the discussion sparked much debate. How can we use digital mindfulness to increase our productivity and …

15 Happiness Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Life is what you make of it – so why not make yours happy? In the face of challenge, defeat, disappointment, discouragement, tragedy, and failure, it …

His Wife Passed Away at 37, and Left Him Devastated. But What This Man Learned Changed His Life—and He Hopes It Will Change YOURS, too

Are you making the most of your life?<p>You’re putting off things that you need to do. Maybe your garage looks like a Tetris malfunction. Or you need to stain your deck. Or you need to call someone who you can pay to stain your deck.<p>I could give you 20 examples, and you’d probably nod your head to at …

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6 Things That Are Seriously Screwing With Your Sleep

The habits to avoid so you can actually get some shuteye tonight<p>You know most of the major offenders—a late-afternoon latte, your neighbor's yappy dog, allergies that won't quit—but there are a few other sneaky obstacles that can make it harder to get a good night's sleep. We rounded up the top …

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4 Short Yet Powerful Quotes from Abraham Lincoln to Help You Grow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In today’s busy world, how do you find time to step back from your daily routine and think about where you’re actually going?<p>One great way is to tap …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the …

Motivation

7 Life Lessons From Breaking Up That Hurt, But Are Good For You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Here’s the lo down:<p>I’ve had five failed past relationships.<p>One of them was with an abusive girl who’d literally slap my face, and I took it without …

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7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

Self-improvement

Letter Grades Deserve an 'F'

The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.<p>Letter grades are a tradition in our educational system, and we accept them as fair and objective measures of academic success. However, if the purpose of academic grading is to communicate accurate and specific …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley16 hours …

Why Do Our Best Ideas Come in the Shower?

You’re in the shower, mindlessly scrubbing your toes when—bam!—a prophetic thought pops into your head. Maybe you finally solve that glitch bugging …

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