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Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You

Source: PhotoPin/Creative Commons<p>Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me …

Mindfulness

Just Five Minutes…Twice A Day

Take 5 minutes — twice a day…to clear your mind.<p>Write down everything that crossed your brain.<p>Get it out. Dump it. Then decide if you should own</b> …

Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history

The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line<p>Animals are the main victims of history, and the treatment of domesticated animals in …

The 12 Steps of the Mindfulness Meditation Practice

As you know, mindfulness meditation is sweeping the nation, and for good reasons. Research over the last 20 years has confirmed many of the health benefits to the body and mind. Scientists have found that it can help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and significantly lower the risk of heart …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Meditation Will Change Your Life

Years ago, I bought a book on a whim. Little did I know that it would completely transform my life and lead me on the path I tread today.That book …

Mindfulness

How to Draw Your Selfie-Portrait

Are selfies this generation’s bread and butter? We talk contemporary selfie-portraiture with 'Garden of Emoji Delights' artist, Carla Gannis.<p>It hasn’t been a good few months for the millennial generation. <i>Forbes</i> proclaimed us “Desperate and in Debt”, republicans were targeting us with their …

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How To Be Spiritual In A Material World – 7 Simple Practices to Enhance Your Spiritual Life

<b>Be Present, Be Mindful</b><p>Below is a great video by Alan Watts that eloquently sums up what it means to be present.<p><b>Work With Your Energy –</b> …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Daily Meditation: Make Us Wise

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a Sioux prayer from <i>The Little Book of Prayers</i>, edited by David Schiller. …

Overcoming Fear and Creating a Happy Mind and Life

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair</b><p>My parents were teenagers when they had their first of three children. I was the …

Positive Thinking

Shape Your Thoughts to Shape the Life You Want

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>Sitting quietly, I hear the sound of chimes that mark the end my meditation session. As I open my eyes, I say a phrase to myself without uttering a sound. "May joy fill my heart and may peace fill my life." I say it several times as if it were a mantra or a prayer. I let the feeling …

Open-Your-Hips Flow Video

Ease back pain, gain a more agile gait, and clear out negative emotions with this hip-opening sequence by San Francisco yoga teacher Stephanie Snyder.<p>…

Yoga

5 Things Happy People Never Forget

Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be …

Happiness

25 Quotes that Will Quiet the Negative Voice in Your Head

<i>Today is a choice. Today, choose grace over impatience, laughter over worry, and beauty over negativity.</i>The most underrated character trait of all …

Happiness

More Ways to Manage Racing Thoughts

Yesterday, I shared some suggestions from Sarahjoy Marsh’s book <i>Hunger, Hope & Healing</i> for decelerating racing thoughts and calming our minds and …

Meditation

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Mindfulness

1. It's available to everyone.<p>Plain and simple, anyone can develop a mindful life. Who is in the shower with you? Just think about it, how much …

Building Confidence

Building Confidence: 20 Personal Growth Experts Share Their Advice<p>I've had plenty of times of low confidence in my life.<p>I'm sure you have as …

Self-improvement

Three arrested in Paris over 'devil's breath' drug that turns victims into willing 'zombies'

The three are thought to have stolen millions from unsuspecting victims by blowing scopolamine, a powerful "hypnotic" drug, into strangers' faces<p>Police have seized two Chinese women and a man in Paris suspected of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns victims into …

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5 Yoga Moves For Better Sex

<b>These simple poses tone your bod while also offering a bedroom benefit.</b><p><i>By Amy Schlinger</i>, SELF<p>As if the perks to all your yoga poses aren't good enough, we've got a sexy revelation for you: Many poses can help you have better sex and feel more confident in the bedroom. That's because specific asanas …

The Illusion of Choice: Ninety Percent of American Media Controlled by Six Corporations | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course,</i> …

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

Happiness

85 Percent of What We Worry About Never Happens

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: "My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened." Now there's a study that proves it. This study looked into how many of our imagined calamities never materialize. In this study, subjects were asked to write down …

22 Habits That Will Make Your Life a Little More Peaceful Each Day

<b>1. Throw out, sell or donate everything you don't need.</b> Use this guide to minimalism to help you decide what you're keeping in excess. If there's anything that will immediately release your anxiety and put you at ease, it's making the choice only to keep the physical things that either serve a …

Here's What Happened to 1 Man When He Ate 40 Teaspoons of Sugar a Day

It wasn't pretty.<p>Sugar is everywhere and it's in so much of the food that makes up a Western diet, but for the past six years, Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau has managed to steer relatively clear of added sugars. He then voluntarily decided to consume 40 teaspoons of sugar a day (or the amount …

Diabetes

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

Self-improvement

Banksy's 'Dismaland' is art about nothing — and we're over it

Likely you've already seen pictures of its dilapidated castle and polluted waterways, staffed by glum employees whose uniforms read "dismal" across the backs. The human condition is very sad indeed.<p>Nearly two years ago I wrote about Banksy's immensely popular month-long residency in New York City, …

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