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3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

How living with an open heart creates hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, <i>Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain</i>, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than I can currently imagine.<p>Doty is a medical doctor and a clinical …

Spirituality

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

7 Yogic Mudras You Need For Love & Mental Clarity

Meditation can be challenging, especially for people with busy minds and exhausting lifestyles, but mudras can help lend focus to your practice by …

How a Short Meditation Can Prepare You for a Difficult Business Meeting

Have you ever sat in an important meeting and found that the other participants and your own brain are so full of negative emotions and conflicting thoughts that it's almost impossible to achieve anything useful? Would you like to develop your ability to focus, decrease anxiety and boost your …

The Best Technology for Meditation

When you think of meditation, you probably don’t think of technology. We’ve been taught to power off our electronics when we’re trying to decompress, but now a few companies are using gadgets to help you clear your mind and improve your mood faster and more efficiently than traditional meditation …

7 apps that’ll kickstart your meditation practice—for good

Meditation is simple, right? In theory, at least, it requires nothing more than functioning lungs—but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, focusing …

The Best Way to Deal with Gossip and Personal Attacks

<i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p>When someone crosses you in words or actions, what is the right way to respond? A Buddhist meditation teacher draws from an ancient text to provide insight and guidance.<p>Okay. We know we should be more mindful of our own speech, sure. But what about when rumors are flying about you, …

What Makes Some Silicon Valley Companies So Successful

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>Executives and entrepreneurs from all over the world have traveled to Silicon Valley to learn the secrets of its success. But in our conversations with executives about what they’ve learned, we’ve seen a tendency to focus on superficial elements rather than on the root causes of …

Silicon Valley

The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

Sometimes, hearing the right question is just as critical as finding the right answer.<p>Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life.<p>"Why have you been using the tools of modern neuroscience just to study …

6 Ways to Get Unstuck and Take Action Towards Your Passion

You have a passion burning in your belly.Your passion is the “work” that you love and feel called to do.It keeps you up at night, it occupies your …

AT&T is bringing internet-style targeted advertising to TV

Targeted ads are coming to your TV by of AT&T. The telco is partnering with video advertising company Videology to sell ads based specifically on what the two think you're looking for, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The tech is based on, among other things, the channels you watch and …

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Here's what to expect at CES 2016 next week

It has become an annual tradition to jokingly call CES an "auto show," but this year, it’s absolutely no joke: major automakers will be making legitimately groundbreaking announcements here, and dozens of smaller companies will be filling in the gaps. Expect General Motors to show the production …

Consumer Tech

Hear from Nest, Samsung, Big Ass Fans and more at our CES 2016 Smart Home panel

If we've learned one thing from the CNET Smart Home this year, it's that there exists a wide chasm in usability between a single smart home device and a houseful of them. If this category is going to live up to its ambition to truly transform how we interact with our homes and with the world around …

Smart Homes

VR's biggest challenge has nothing to do with technology

"Oh my god, it's so cool!"<p>This was my 5-year-old niece. I realized I had somehow let her try on the plastic set of goggles I had already slipped onto the faces of my 7-year-old son and my 8-year-old nephew. They grabbed for the virtual-reality headset. "My turn!" Each of them wanted to spend just a …

360-degree videos debut on Apple TV

Now you can watch (and explore) 360-degree videos on the new Apple TV, thanks to virtual reality network Littlstar’s free app.<p>The network’s new tvOS app delivers content from the likes of Showtime, Disney and PBS. It works with Apple TV’s Siri Remote, granting users the ability to control the angle …

LG is bringing webOS 3.0 to smart TVs in 2016

But can it measure up to today's set-top boxes?<p>WebOS, the former smartphone operating system that now lives on LG’s smart TVs, is about to be refreshed. LG is bringing webOS 3.0 to CES 2016 next month and onward to a majority of its TV lineup for the year. The software isn't as much of a massive …

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What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

As a driver of technical innovation for a software company, a huge part of my job depends on forecasting how current tech trends will play out, merge, dissipate or expand. Here are some of my predictions of what the world will look like in 2020.<p>Revised Notions Of Ownership<p>Think of the things you …

Google Cardboard

Twitter launches Moments, its real-time curation tool, for normals (and brands)

Project Lightning, the ambitious multimedia product aimed at saving Twitter, launched today.<p>Moments, as it’s being publicly called, was created to …

Social Media

Traveling to India? Check out these apps first

Whether you're planning an impromptu getaway, discovering the right place to stay or just finding your way around a new city, these India-centric …

Apps

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Podcast: The Guy Who Predicts Whether A Movie Will Bomb, Months Before It’s Made

A special co-podcast with Grantland’s Andy Greenwald.<p><i>“What we do is very similar to what Nate Silver does. It’s equalizing out the polls and</i> …

Film Industry

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

Management

The Founder And The Inferiority Complex

I’m a serial entrepreneur with an inferiority complex. I was diagnosed by an overly cheerful psychiatrist about a year ago as I was getting help for anxiety and depression, which were a result of this underlying disorder. This is how I’ve overcome it.<p>To start, there’s a difference between a healthy …

4 hats IT leaders may need to wear in the age of big data

Should an IT executive see him or herself in a broader role thanks to big data? Recent research suggests a multitude of roles, each of which plays …

The Business Case For Meditation

How mindfulness training helps software company Yesware “be more effective, build better software, (and) sell more of it.”<p>Matthew Bellows dropped out of Brown his sophomore year in 1988. His father had gone to Brown; Bellows had a rebellious streak, and this was his rebellion. Bellows wandered the …

Meditation

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …