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A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Mindfulness

Get More Inner Peace At Work Right Now: 3 Lessons From Eckhart Tolle

I went to see Eckhart Tolle speak in person recently. If you’re not already familiar, Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller <i>The Power of Now</i> and the highly acclaimed follow-up <i>A New Earth</i>, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. His work …

Mindfulness

The Surprising Mental Health Benefit of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) has grown in popularity as a way to lose weight, gain muscle, and banish the belly bloat. Intermittent fasting is a method of eating where you cycle in between periods of eating and periods of fasting. There are five main intermittent fasting plans, some ranging from …

Holistic Medicine

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Self-help

Middle-aged life means boring each other silly with endless tales about our health

<i>A new healthy fad seems to sound the death knell of dinner conversation</i><p>I think it was the great Patrick Leigh Fermor who coined the term “the organ recital” for the dismal conversation about failing body parts that gradually takes the place, at middle-aged dinner parties, of those ubiquitous …

Middle Age

Being an extrovert probably isn't what you think — here's what people often get wrong

• <b>A stereotypical extrovert is loud, sociable, and the life of the party.</b>• <b><br>In reality, extroversion has nothing to do with confidence.</b>• <b><br>Rather, it's about</b> …

Psychology

13 Foods That Could Be Affecting Your Sleep

Skip the cup of coffee or the nighttime sleep aid and try one of these foods instead for a natural way to wake up or settle down.<p>Hot Sauce<p>Adding hot …

Sleep

Some Fundamental Principles of Human Thinking

In our previous articles we’ve focused on the specific issues that can affect marriages. Here we looked at marriage from a broader perspective. There …

Self-help

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

Anxiety can cause memory loss—but does the fogginess last forever?

Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows how exhausting and all-consuming it can be. Because of that, it can lead to a particularly unwelcome side …

Mental Health

Working out for this surprisingly short time period each week might boost happiness

The relationship between working out and lowered depression and anxiety is not exactly breaking news: Ample research supports the idea that sweating …

Happiness

The 12 Steps According To Russell Brand

Russell Brand

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

Sleep Position Meanings Can Reveal A Creepy Amount About Your Personality

Whether you're into cuddling, solo sleeping, or snoozing on your side, back, or stomach, sleep position meanings can reveal a creepy amount about …

How to Increase Your Endurance, With Author Alex Hutchinson

Our guest this week is Outside magazine columnist Alex Hutchinson, author of <i>Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human …

Google Play

Five great walks to burn off the Easter chocolate

IF you have overindulged at Easter with a mountain of chocolate, Easter Monday is traditionally a day to get outside and walk it off.<p>The forecast may …

National Trust

Cornerstone Tracks: John Digweed selects 5 essential Bedrock cuts

Cornerstone Tracks: John Digweed selects 5 essential Bedrock cutsPosted on Friday 23rd March, 2018<br>It’s difficult to think of a more prolific …

Exports

How to Put a Stop to Catastrophic Thinking

<i>Cognitive distortions</i> are errors in thinking. The phrase refers to our irrational and exaggerated thoughts: thoughts that have no basis in fact, but …

Self-help

What to Know About Taking Melatonin Supplements to Improve Your Sleep

There are few things more frustrating than being wide awake when all you want to do is sleep — especially when it’s a regular occurrence. But what can you do about it? If you’ve ever Googled it, you likely encountered a never-ending supply of solutions that people swear by, including behavioral …

Sleep

How To Get Back Into Exercise After Taking A Break, According To Experts

An exercise routine that works for you and your body can be a tough thing to figure out to begin with. But mix winter and everything horrible that …

Exercise

Secrets Of An HR Director: 'This Is How To Ask For A Payrise'

Never answer a question without examples.<p>In the world of work, knowing exactly what your boss or potential employer wants from you is the holy grail …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Self-help

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

It's odd to think that depriving yourself of a necessity for life might be one of the most powerful ways to transform your health. Yet there's more and more evidence for the idea that fasting could have powerful health benefits for both the body and brain.<p>There are many different forms of fasting, …

Holistic Medicine

We’re Teaching Grit the Wrong Way

To get students to choose schoolwork over immediate pleasures, stop focusing on willpower.

Will Power

6 Must-Read Books That Will Unlock Your Inner Mental Strength

They all contain valuable insight on making the process work better for you.<p><i>What are the best books to read for mental strength? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni,</b> …

Hacking

Premiere: Blocks & Escher 'One Touch'

Drum & bass duo drop a cut from their new Metalheadz album sampler...<p>Blocks & Escher deliver their long-awaited debut album 'Something Blue' via …

How to Actually Leave Work on Time

There’s a lot to do. There always is. You sit at your desk well past quittin’ time each day to ensure it gets all done, but in the end you suffer for …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Too many teachers in the US are struggling to get by. Here’s what we can do to help.

<i>iStock</i><p>We entrust teachers with the world’s most important job: educating our kids, says researcher and dean Gregg Garn. So why aren’t we paying and …