Rod Brown

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Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

Immune System

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Learning

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

17 under-the-radar alternatives to major tourist destinations

Sure, a trip to Paris or Rome is nice — but sometimes the best vacations come from traveling off the beaten path.<p>This summer, beat the crowds by heading to lesser-known destinations that are just as stunning as their more popular counterparts.<p>Here are 17 alternatives to major tourist cities.

How to take the perfect vacation, according to science

By their very nature they're meant to be stress-free, so we assume we shouldn't put too much thought into them.<p>But behavioral science research actually tells us that certain strategies will almost always make certain types of trips better than others — both in cost and overall satisfaction.<p>Here's …

Homes: 15 simple ideas that will make your entrance look beautiful!

An entrance is one of the first features of a home that people see. It's where they make their way up to the front door or the parking spot, so you …

Interior Design

What's So Great About British Shoes?

The short answer: a lot.<p>Along with a stiff upper lip, a deep-rooted dependence on tea, and endless small talk about the weather, the British are renowned for their distinctive sense of style. The menfolk, in particular, have a reputation for being rather snappy dressers. Seeing as London is home to …

Freebie Alert: Download This 15-Page How-To Guide to Luminosity Masking for Great Landscape Photographs

If you’ve ever marveled at a spectacular landscape photograph and wondered how it was made, there’s a good chance the photographer employed a …

The Secret to Being Happy

In this clip from 'Maximum Achievement: The Brian Tracy Story,' Tracy shares his thoughts on achieving peace of mind.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brian Tracy spent nearly 4,000 hours studying human psychology and understanding how people can be happier and …

Thought Leadership

How to get people to like you: 7 ways from an FBI behavior expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

How Can I Take Control Of My Life Story In Five Steps?

Keep this in mind whenever you look at the story of your life and see that it is either not going the way you expect it to go or you think that it will not end the way you want it to be.<p>Just like everyone else in the world, you have a story. From birth until now, your story has been written that …

3 Levels of Sharpening You Should Be Applying in Photoshop

My name is Jake Hicks, and I’m an editorial and fashion photographer based in the UK. In this article, I’ll share a look at some of the sharpening …

Tutorials

The Elementary Strap Promises to be a Stylish and Affordable Leather Camera Strap

One of the complaints of many of the leather camera straps out there has to be affordability, but the Elementary Strap is trying to be one of the …

Crowd Funding

I prefer my photos RAW: The Best RAW camera apps for shooting with the iPhone!

What are the best RAW camera apps available for my iPhone?While a lot of people are super content to simply load up their Camera app and snap a …

These Two Lightroom Tutorials Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Nature & Landscape Photographs

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to …

Why this MD believes that exercise doesn’t “cause” weight loss

<i>Of the many myths about what will or won’t cause weight loss, functional medicine pioneer and Wellness Council member Frank Lipman, MD, says there</i> …

I've Traveled to 70 Countries Solo—This Is the One Everyone Should Visit

Packing up your possessions, booking a ticket, and venturing to a foreign country on your own is one of the most daunting but liberating things you …

Time I

Looking For A Cognitive Enhancer? Skip The Drugs And Try Fasting Instead

In my recent interview with Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian nephrologist who has just published <i>The Complete Guide to Fasting</i>, we focused a good deal on fasting as a cognitive and productivity enhancement tool.<p>I didn’t research fasting because I was looking for a weight loss: I ran across it in research …

The Brain

Laser therapy blasts early-stage prostate cancer without killing patient's mojo

To get rid of the cancer cells or to let them be? That is the question men must grapple with when diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. While …

Cancer

Cure For Alzheimer's Found? Walnuts May Delay, Reduce And Prevent Disease

An international team of researchers in India may have discovered a simple-yet-effective way to combat Alzheimer’s disease, a healthcare burden …

Ask Ethan: What’s so ‘spooky’ about quantum entanglement?

It might have puzzled Einstein right up until his death, but that doesn’t mean you can’t understand it!<p><i>“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to</i> …

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …

10 Of The Most Important Things You Should Do To Make Life Simple And Happy

You're reading 10 Of The Most Important Things You Should Do To Make Life Simple And Happy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …

Mini-Fasting Has Kept Me Strong And Lean Into My 50s

At 52 years of age, I have around five per cent body fat. And I haven't done a lick of cardiovascular exercise since I gave up playing soccer in my …

Nutrition

How To Reshape Your Brain and Improve Your Life in Just 5 Minutes a Day

<b>Everyone from Google to the NFL is using this practice, and you should too.</b><p><i>How do you typically start your morning?</i><p>For many of us, starting off on "the right side of the bed" involves almost immediately checking a smartphone or email, and then diving headfirst into a day of hyper-connectedness and …