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Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results

<b>“The real you, the inner you, is pure, very pure. It understands. It has patience. It will wait forever while your ego trots all over everywhere</b> …

Time I

The One Minute Breathing Exercise That Can Calm You Down and Focus Your Mind

The idea that breathing exercises can calm you down isn’t some sort of recent development thanks to Yoga. It’s something that’s been known for …

Q&A: Venture capitalist Bruce Cannon Gibney on how boomers wrecked the U.S.

Bruce Cannon Gibney on how U.S. boomers—raised amid postwar plenty, with Trump as their ‘id’—developed excessive self-interest<p>When the Donald Trump …

Des Moines

Mindfulness Meditation Helps Quell Negative Thoughts, 'Monkey Mind'

Our brains do a lot of chattering without our permission. When left to its own devices, the mind tends to ad lib for extended periods, and the reality is that much of the chatter is negative, usually revolving around fear and worry-based thoughts. People have been writing about the “mind chatter” …

Mindfulness

50 Profound Quotes by Buddha That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

How to Finally Stop Focusing on the Negative

For many of us, it’s second nature to focus on the negative. We tend to dwell on criticisms (while brushing off compliments), and brace ourselves for …

Self-help

The 1 yoga pose to strengthen your arms

Your shoulders and upper arms can be a tough area to target with regular arm exercises like curls or dips. But adding a little yoga to your routine can help!<p>Meet the dophin push up. If you do these every day for a week or two, you will see beautiful definition in your shoulders and arms. Bonus: …

Yoga

Dear Kids, When I Fail...

Dear kids,<p>Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I see that you've grown over night. Your face is more defined, your eyes look older. A part of me is excited and in awe; I know you have so much ahead of you. Another part is scared because time is racing and I can't slow it down. I'm afraid that I …

Positive Thinking

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Meditation

Your Mind is Your Religion

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

23 small things you can do every day that will make you happier

Getty Images<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Our friends at <i>Esquire</i> asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve …

Happiness

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

5 Life-Changing Epiphanies I Had While Meditating In South Korea

The first time I meditated was eight years ago. I lit a candle, sat crossed cross-legged on my living room floor, and I lasted about 15 seconds. I …

Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522278558_9fe8702eea41d0fce2b64ae241eb8b1c<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Genetics

Understanding what makes women kill can help us break cycles of violence

It’s the visit that we all hope we’ll never experience. The police arrive at your home to tell you that a family member has been murdered. For Marian Partington, 20 years of not knowing what happened to her sister Lucy ended with one such visit on a Saturday morning in March 1994.<p>Lucy disappeared …

Sociology

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

The disintegration of the parent-child bond

Fragility has become a characteristic of children and teenagers to an extent unknown 25 years ago. That's what I'm seeing in the office today – and what I did not see in the office years ago. But besides my observations and experience as a physician over the past quarter-century, several lines of …

Parenting

The Teens Using Instagram Hashtags to Glorify Suicide

Ana, Annie, Bella, Deb, Mia, Perry, Sue, and Sophie aren't real girls. They're abbreviations for mental health issues and eating disorders used by teenagers looking to band together through personal stories on Instagram.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Alps</i><p>Ana, Annie, Bella, Deb, Mia, …

Mental Health

17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

As the new year dawns, it's time to set some intentions for what you hope to accomplish in the months ahead. Instead of taking on daunting new diets or exercise regimens, start with some resolutions that will nourish your spirit, instead.<p><b>HuffPost Religion brainstormed 17 resolutions to help you</b> …

Happiness

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

10 amazing archaeological discoveries of 2015

2015 has been a year of compelling discoveries. From sunken ships to megalithic stones, colorful mosaics, intact tombs, 2015 gave us a rich view into …

Parenting? It's a Joke!

"The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets" is a new collection of hundreds of comic Tweets by funny people who also happen to be parents. Are you a parent who can use a good laugh? Check out this sampling of the book's wit, wisdom and wisecracks:<p>4yo said he went potty, and I asked if it was Number 1 or …

6 Ways to Keep Your Woman Happy!

I like to say that I am an astute observer of healthy relationships. My mom and dad have been married for 48 years. My sister married her high school sweetheart and they are in their 21st year of marriage. I married my middle school sweetheart, and we've been married for 23 years. I'm surrounded by …

Relationships

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

2,500 Year Old Meditation of Limitless Awareness

The following meditation is my interpretation of the Buddha's wonderful teaching known as The "Cula-Suññata" (The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness). It describes how, though a series of patient observations, we can gradually shift our attention from the busy world around us to the formless realms of …

Meditation

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence

DIY | xoJane: Women's Lifestyle & Community Site

It's basically SAW: Beauty Edition.<p>Author:<p>July 8, 2016<p>Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace my living room toilet.<p>Author:<p>December 10, 2015<p>Help me shop for cubicle decor that I will inevitably knock over several times a day.<p>Author:<p>November 13, 2015<p>Millennials don't have the best track record …

Living Rooms