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Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have …

Stumbling Onto The Path of Awakening

My path to awakening began in 2005, when during a time of major transition and deep personal sadness, my mother suggested I might find relief with …

This Is How Your Brain Becomes Addicted to Caffeine

Within 24 hours of quitting the drug, your withdrawal symptoms begin. Initially, they’re subtle: The first thing you notice is that you feel mentally …

The Best Way to Meet New People

“Pets are often a really great icebreaker, which makes people less inhibited to make conversation,” says study author Lisa Wood, Ph.D., a research associate professor at the University of Western Australia. Wood has also conducted another study that found that pet owners—specifically dog owners—are …

How To Actually Be A Good Listener

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>What's more frustrating than speaking without being heard? We've all been there: confiding in a friend as she paws at her phone; pitching an idea to a co-worker as he interrupts with his own; telling your mom about your day as her eyes glaze over -- apparently …

Do You Use Mental Techniques? Here's Why They're Not Working

If you're at all familiar with my work, you know that I firmly believe that deliberate mental techniques or strategies used to improve performance (and find happiness) are, in principle, ineffective. For purpose of review, here are my four reasons why:<p><i>1. There's a misalignment between the</i> …

Self-improvement

scienceandfooducla:

With all this talk of Human Cheese, we’re thinking—and reading!—a lot about the microorganisms in cheese and in our bodies. In this week’s round-up, researchers discover “secondary flora” that contribute to Stilton’s unique smell, and Michael Pollan investigates our symbiotic relationship with the microbes within us. What we’re reading…

Global Warming Expressed As A Cello Composition

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail experience and consumer culture.<p>At PSFK 2017, …

Energy From A Tree's Growth Transformed Into Renewable Resource

Energy From A Tree’s Growth Transformed Into Renewable Resource<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand …

How The World Bank is Using Open Development to Reduce Poverty

Founded in 1944, the World Bank is, as its name alludes to, a global financial institution geared towards reducing poverty in developing countries.<p>But as with many pre-Internet organizations, transitioning from the analog world order into one fit for the digital age is something of a challenge.<p>As …

Mark Busse: When To Say No To Clients

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail experience and consumer culture.<p>Women & Tech / …

Medical Patch Kills Cancer Cells In Hard-To-Target Places

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail experience and consumer culture.<p>Wearable X CEO …

Stop-Motion Lesson Teaches The History Of Fonts

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail experience and consumer culture.<p>Colin Beavan, …

NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency

On June 11, 2013, the City released “A Stronger, More Resilient New York”, a comprehensive plan that contains actionable recommendations both for …

A Digital Mailbox For Snail Mail

With HuisjeHuisje, renters living in the Netherlands can match with other renters to see if the two parties would like to swap homes<p>29 January 2018

Every Dutch citizen will live within 31 miles of an electric vehicle charging station by 2015

Switzerland-based ABB wins contract to install fast chargers as Holland pushes for greener highways<p>The Dutch government plans to roll out a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations within the next two years, as part of a push to facilitate more environmentally-friendly transport. …

Headset Lets Drinkers Fill Beer Glass With Their Thoughts

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail experience and consumer culture.<p>DoSomething.org …

Consciousness or Selfishness. Your Choice.

Rene Descartes, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Selfishness concerns itself with one’s own welfare regardless of others and with giving less than the best to …

Meditation and Nature – A Sublime Connection…

In my own pursuit of enlightenment and self-discovery; and after awakening years ago to this new world that is my True Nature, I have found …

Awaken Your Soul And Find Your Purpose

Sharon Chayra, <i>The</i> <i>Shaman’s Well</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>A wise man once said that though we may travel our earth path alone, we carry with us ghosts. Ghosts of …

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …

Meditation

Summer is Here! Discover the Healing Power of Nature

There's something about the first day of summer that always brings a smile to my face! And after this year's long and rain-filled spring, just about everyone I know is itching to get out and enjoy the extended daylight and gentle breezes. For family caregivers, summer weather offers incentives and …

Outdoor Spaces

Casual Sex: How to Avoid Post-Hookup Regret

"I really want to emphasize that this was just correlational," says study author Melina Bersamin, PhD, professor of child development at Sacramento State. "We don’t know what causes what—it could very well be that students who are depressed and anxious seek out those casual sex relationships; it’s …

Quiet Your Lizard Brain: Stop Feeling Pressured & Inadequate

<b>“Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.” ~Unknown</b><p>Damn lizard brain, I hate you sometimes. Why do you always have this thirst for …

Self-help

How to Get Better at Spotting Opportunities

To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution. (Of course you also need to be able to execute that …

Entrepreneurship

Make Over Your Glute Exercises With These Sculpting Tips

<i>By Tracy Hafen for YouBeauty</i><p>If you've tried every glute-sculpting workout you can find and still see flat or saggy results, you may just need to tweak what you're doing to turn disappointment into an uplifting success.<p>Most glute workouts rightly incorporate squats, lunges, step ups and dead lifts. …

The Future of Getting Paid to Be Healthy

Pairing financial incentives and workplace wellness programs, employers can save money, and employees can make it.<p>(Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters)<p>When a 2014 portion of the Affordable Care Act comes into effect, employers will be able to use financial rewards and penalties to encourage healthier …