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10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

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QuoTED 2015

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Audio-visual

Adorable Little Clouds Delightfully Water Potted Houseplants

In a whimsical twist that brings the great outdoors inside, this little cloud waters your hanging houseplants. The innovative wall hanging is comprised of a resin pot attached to a blue or green backing. Above the pot, a water filtering system disguised as a whimsical cloud hovers over the plant. …

Houseplants

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

101 Proven Practices for Focus

<i>“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”</i> -- Zig Ziglar<p>Here is my collection of 101 Proven Practices …

Productivity

7 Steps to Build Habits of Steel and Beat Procrastination

It was 5:49 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. Sunrise at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, where I was staying with friends, was 7:18 a.m. I had …

Procrastination

Stephen King’s “Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes”

We came across the following article by Stephen King a little while ago. We believe it was originally published in a 1986 edition of The Writer …

Writing

The Fine Art of Ambiguous Writing

The author Reif Larsen says Joseph Conrad and Anselm Kiefer taught him how to practice omission without infuriating his readers.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and</b> …

Great Strategies To Improve Your Mental Health Through Writing

Exactly what is mental health? There are probably as many definitions “out there” as there are books and articles written on the subject! For these …

Mindfulness Meditation: The Path To Inner Peace And Health

Note: This is an excerpt from my book <i>Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace.</i>The practice of …

Meditation

Are you addicted?

Most interventions that tackle addictions do not work for most of the people most of the time. For example, Simon Chapman & Ross MacKenzie of the …

Let Mindfulness Fuel Your Exercise Regimen

Why do people give up on their exercise goals? This has been a question tackled by researchers for years now, writes <i>The New York Times'</i> Gretchen …

30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

You’re a busy person. Your days are filled with meetings, project, deadlines, family issues, and many other urgent things. That leaves very little …

Nick Thune Stand-Up -- Part 2

Nick Thune Stand-Up -- Part 1

Habit Formation that Works even if You’re Lazy, Forgetful and Not Motivated

July is here! How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?<p>Millions of people vow to change themselves for the better every New Year. After a few …

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

• <b>Author:</b> Neil de Grasse Tyson & Donald Goldsmith<p>“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds<br>Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific …

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, …

3 Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working on Your Dream Project | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know those projects you’ve been meaning to work on for a while, but it was never the right time?<p>I’m talking about the things no one else expects …

5 Things You Can Do to Kickstart Your Day

Have you ever had days where you just don’t feel like doing anything? At the end of the day, you look back and you realize you’ve accomplished …

Productivity

How to Use Meditation to Dominate Negativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m sure there have been at least a few times in your life when a negative response has made matters worse.<p>Let’s say you’re working on a complicated …

Productivity Simplified In 3 Parts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Broderick Durisseau is a power blogger at Durisseau.com. Broderick blogs about productivity, facing fears, discipline, vision, beliefs, persistence</i> …

10 Causes of Brain Fog and Ways to Gain Clarity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Brain fog can be described as lack of mental clarity.<p>It’s as though you’re looking at the world through a stained glass. You know the stain is there, …

Meditation

How to Supercharge Your Meditation Sessions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Meditation has been proven to have amazing benefits both for your mental and physical well being. Scientific studies have shown long term meditators …

Meditation

vision

What you see is what you get. Focus on the image of the thing you most want to create in your life and it will become manifest – so we’ve been told. …

Why True Self-Love Is Your Most Important Mission And How It Will Change Your Life Forever

Why is self-love so important? And anyway, is it really that important? Well, let’s see… but first, we should take a closer look and try to …