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A psychologist explains the strategy for programming your brain to achieve any goal

But sometimes it's the most accurate: If you plug in the right information, you'll see the desired results. At least, that's what the psychologist Robert Cialdini suggests in "Pre-Suasion," a new book that's partly about getting others to do what you want and partly about getting <i>you</i> to do what you …

Weight Loss

Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>If you’ve ever wanted to pursue photography or graphic design, this is a great opportunity to start. With today’s Daily Deal, …

Graphic Design

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Lightroom Organization & Workflow: 7 Steps and Best Practices in the Production Workflow

You are watching a free tutorial from Lightroom Organization & Workflow.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Canon EOS 80D review, an all-around excellent DSLR (Imaging Resource)

Canon EOS 80D: Canon EOS 80D at a glance: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor DIGIC 6 Image Processor 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen Full HD 1080p Video …

Cameras

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Mental Disorders

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

How the Media Got a Study About Vegetarianism Really, Really Wrong

Like, really.<p>If you're the sort of person who believes bacon makes everything better, then a study that made headlines this week claiming a vegetarian diet can kill you was probably a welcome sight. Enough with this nonsense about how eating less meat is better for you, for animals, and for the …

A Reality Check on How Much You Really Need to Save for Retirement

Figure out the numbers you need in your financial plans.<p>Planning for retirement is just like any other kind of budgeting you have to do for your business--it requires pinning down some numbers. But to figure out the right amount to save for your goals, you'll have to ask yourself several layers of …

Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

Bill Gates

Notable airline bombings and foiled plots

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost as long as there have been passenger planes, there have been criminals and terrorists who want to bring them down.<p>The first happened 82 years ago; the most recent definitive incident -- twin bombings in Russia -- was 11 years ago. And U.S. intelligence suggested Wednesday that an …

Airplanes

Why Your Retirement Spending Estimates Are Probably Wrong

This week, I thought it would be interesting to conduct a roundtable interview with five financial planners who work with federal employees. I spoke …

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Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Brainwaves

10 Things You Might Not Know About Meditation

Benefits Of Meditation<p>We’ve all been told a number of times about how meditation is good for us, but it extends way deeper than just making us feel …

Why Cell Phones Won't Ever Replace Professional Cameras

I have an iPhone 6 Plus. It’s amazing. It has a backside illuminated sensor, an f/2.2 lens, and optical image stabilization. Yes, I have optical …

Mobile Photography

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

What Defines Good Travel Photography?

Travel and photography are perfect bed fellows. Capturing exotic, and not so exotic locations in a unique and interesting way is a challenge to both …

Is Your State the Happiest? This Report Might Surprise You

How’s your day going so far? Follow-up question — are you going to tell your friends all about it online? Because a lot of us do, whether that’s venting our frustrations or celebrating our wins. You know, things like, “The cute barista remembered my name… it’s gonna be a good day!” and “Ughhhh …

The Art of Being Alive Series: Interview With the Founder of 'The Happiness Planner"

"The Happiness Planner is a stationery line designed to help people welcome more happiness, positivity, and joy into their lives by applying the practices of positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude,and self-improvement." -- Mo Seetubtim, Founder of the Happiness Planner.<p>My attraction to this …

Happiness

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

The U.S. Supreme Court directly confronts the question of gay marriage this week with a whopping 2 1/2 hours of oral argument, accompanied by plenty of prognostication afterward about the expected results. It won't be until June that we learn how the issue is settled nationally. In the meantime, …

Are You Happy?

What modern science can teach you about turning that frown upside down<p>It does not look like a picture of the pursuit of happiness.<p>In the photograph, social psychologist Robert Biswas-Diener is sitting on the ground somewhere in southwestern Kenya, with his back straight and his hands in his lap, …

Healing & Spirituality | 13 Buddhist Antidotes to Anger

Home > Healing & Spirituality<p>13 Buddhist Antidotes to Anger<p>Source: http://www.peaceful-traveler.com/Buddhism/life/, April 2, 2015<p>Here is a summary of …

Mindfulness

6 Features That Should Have Been In Lightroom 6 (But Aren’t)

Lightroom 6 (AKA Lightroom CC) was just announced. I’ve been eagerly waiting for this release, pretty much from the moment Lightroom 5 was announced. …