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5 Easy Ways to Be Mindful Every Day

Do you ever wonder how much time you spend being in the moment? By this, I mean fully engaged in the very thing you are doing, without your mind wandering in the past or future. I first started thinking about mindfulness when I realized that I was hardly ever in the present moment. Whether I was …

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9 Positive Practices That Make A Happy Life

We all want happiness, but we don’t always know how to get it.<p>The good news is that you have more control over your own happiness than you think, and …

Happiness

Streamlined bike computer captures all the data you need

Best List: Super GPS bicycle computer by Lezyne<p>It seems silly to call something with so much technology packed into it “simple,” but this is the word I keep coming back to when describing Lezyne’s new bicycle computers.<p>They <i>are</i> simple. They are also powerful and sleek — and they just might be the …

Be Genuinely Confident: 8 Traits the Most Self-Assured People Share

Confidence can not only be observed -- the underlying traits can be copied and embraced.<p>Most of us aren't born feeling extremely confident. For us, confidence is often situational. In some situations we feel self assured -- in others, not so much.<p>Luckily, confidence is something that can be not …

Self-improvement

How to Get into a Rhythm at Work If You Can’t Stick to a Schedule

A lot of individuals with a rebellious streak resist structure, snub the idea of a schedule, and then find that their lives and creative output aren’t nearly as harmonious as they hoped.<p>If you fall at this end of the spectrum and find it hard to accept — and even harder to follow — a standard …

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal <i>Current Biology</i> on March 3. …

The Brain

4 Powerful Ways Spirituality Can Ease Anxiety and Depression

Source: Unsplash<p>Most of the scientific literature about treating anxiety and depression is rooted in either a cognitive behavioral perspective or …

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YouTube

The ONE Thing You Need To Do On Sunday For A Stress-Free Week

Nothing eats away at well-being more than worry. Sometimes we have good reason to worry; other times we don't. Either way, this weekly ritual can …

Low-carb Diet

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

Change Your Verbs, Change Your Life

<i>Tolerating, maintaining, doubting, arguing, hating.</i><p>Embracing, nurturing, believing, inquiring, loving.<p>When we change our verbs, we significantly change our lives.<p>I've known this for a long time, and have written books about it, but it took a heart attack in late January for the changes to stick:<p>In …

6 Herbal Remedies Guaranteed to Lower Stress Levels

These herbal remedies can alleviate many debilitating conditions that hinder your performance day after day.

Alternative Medicine

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

The Most Delicious Warm Scones, Perfect for a Sunday Tea

Even if you didn’t book a ticket to London for Fashion Week, it’s not terribly difficult to pretend you are there. And it’s possible in just a few simple steps: Put the kettle on to boil, heat up a scone, and log on to Vogue Runway to see what Erdem and Burberry and their peers are proposing for …

Breakfast

10 Happiness Commandments To Start Your Day On A High Note

Dear people of the world,<p>Accept me as your messiah of happiness for about, let me see… 3-4 minutes, as I pronounce to you my morning happiness …

This Is Why You Should Not Aim At A Happy Life Anymore

Happiness is different things to different people. Philosophers believe happiness is about living a good life and flourishing, not simply defining …

Happiness

10 Mood-Boosting Foods That Can Cure A Bad Day

Having a bad day? There are some foods out there that really can make a difference and help cure the bad feelings. Here are 10 of them.

How to Dispel Irrational Thoughts In 5 Steps

Irrational thoughts are thoughts that hold no truth and add no value to yourself. They are debilitating and can ruin self-esteem. Irrational thoughts …

Self-help

8 Things You Should Do When You Cannot Make a Decision

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The Busy Life of a Marketer: 5 Top Smartphone Mindfulness Apps Recommended by Clinical Psychologists

Building a happier and healthier brain with mindfulness has become an effective way to assist with depression, stress and anxiety. A tool that uses …

Mindfulness

The Power of Patience: Let Go of Anxiety and Let Life Happen

<b>“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” ~William S. Burroughs</b><p>Patience can be a struggle.<p>I know this …

William S. Burroughs

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

Snowed in? Fend off cabin fever with these fascinating stories.<p>If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper …

The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems

“If you’re young, privileged, and interested in creating a life of meaning, of course you’d be attracted to solving problems that seem urgent and …

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

How even shy people can master the art of schmoozing.<p>It’s hard out there for an introvert—especially when it comes to working a room. For the less …

Bones And Grooves: The Weird Secret History Of Soviet X-Ray Music

Western music may have been changing the world in the 1950s, but if you happened to be in Russia you were out of luck. State censorship was in full effect in the Soviet Union, and sneaking in, say, an American rock record was close to impossible. But a few industrious music fans managed to find …

Music Industry

A word you probably use all the time can be dangerous to your happiness and your wealth

<i>I deserve to go out and have a nice dinner.</i><p>Deserve.<p>It's a word that implies a pretty high opinion of oneself. It means that you inherently believe that you have done something or have the qualities worthy of a particular reward.<p><i>I deserve a shiny, fancy car.</i><p>It's a word that says that you believe …

Happiness

12 Ways to Become Supremely Self-Confident

Self-confidence is a life-skill. Here are some sure-fire ways to cultivate it every day.<p>Research has shown that successful entrepreneurs are supremely self-confident. However, contrary to popular belief, self-confidence isn't in your DNA. Like every other life skill, it's something you can learn …

Self-improvement

Too Busy? Try These 7 Tips To Kickstart Your Meditation Routine

Most of us have read about the benefits of starting a mindfulness meditation practice: less stress, more focus, decreased depression and anxiety... …

Meditation