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Staying awake: the surprisingly effective way to treat depression

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding …

Sleep

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn’t help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I …

Teaching

Eating apples and tomatoes could undo smoking-related lung damage

We know that the lungs are very delicate organs – which is why lung cancer is such a miserable disease.<p>But new research suggests that you might be …

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Meditation

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Free Self Improvement Downloads

Here at <b>The Emotion Machine</b> we try our best to share as many valuable resources with you as possible on psychology and self improvement.<p>On this page …

11 Little Ways to Know If You’re Fit

You take breaks hauling groceries and can't touch your toes. But you kill it in cycling class, and the scale number has stayed pretty steady for a …

What I Learned About Minimalism in Poland

Earlier this week, I spoke in Warsaw on the topic of minimalism. It was at a conference of 1,000 fathers from a number of European countries. But …

Communist Party

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

Mindfulness

5 Minutes Of Eye Gazing With A Stranger Changed My Life. Here's What Happened

On a sunny afternoon deep in the Arizona desert, I was accompanied by a couple dozen people who gathered to meditate on the tented Azura lawn at …

Meditation

Massive food study puts current nutrition standards into question

Worldwide study looks at fruit, veggie and fat intake and heart health.<p>According to this latest research, your quest toward a healthier lifestyle may …

The 1 Simple Thing Kelly Did to Get Strong — It Only Takes 10 Minutes!

If you think you don't have time, energy, or money to get in shape, these transformation photos from Kelly will prove that you don't need to make a huge commitment or change to see results. Kelly shares, "I started with just TEN minutes of YouTube workout videos."<p>The photo on the left was taken at …

7 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Handle Difficult People

This afternoon I took my son, Mac, to the community playground. As I was chatting with another parent, I looked over and saw Mac’s eyes welling up …

Iran

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like …

Pedagogy

Feeling Stressed? A Doctor's One-Day Plan To Balance Cortisol Levels

If there's one thing we've lost in our 24/7, go-go-go way of life, it's rhythm. And I don't mean whether you can bust a move (I'm sure you can). I'm …

Wellness

Emotional Decluttering Is a Thing, So I Tried It — and You Should, Too

We've read our fair share of advice about how important it is to declutter your home and office. The more organized your space is, the more likely you are to feel clear-headed and optimistic about your life in general. What if the same were true for your emotional health, though? What if we …

This Simple DIY Test Will Reveal Your Carb Type

Perplexed about why some people can tuck into as much pasta as they want and never seem to gain weight, but you feel like the scales creep up every …

How to Be There for Others Without Taking on Their Pain

<b>“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and</b> …

Positive Thinking

"You can’t change everything, but you can always change something. Wasting your time, talent and emotional energy on things that are beyond your control is a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation. Invest your energy in the things you can control, and act on them now." — read: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Anyone can do it and it doesn't cost a thing.<p>Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of …

Self-help

33 Articles of Clothing = 25,176 Different Outfits

Toward the end of the Uncluttered Course, I challenge each participant to try an abbreviated version of Project 333.Project 333, the fashion …

Clothing

The 10-Minute, Total-Body HIIT Workout That Revs Your Metabolism

To speed up your metabolism, your workouts must strengthen your muscles while spiking your heart rate—and of course, you need to do them regularly. These routines don't have to last long: in fact, studies have shown that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is super-effective at burning belly …

The No. 1 Mistake Most People Make When It Comes To Healthy Eating

Maybe you’re eating a pretty healthy diet already; you’re all about that morning smoothie and make sure to get a good dose of leafy greens regularly. …

Nutrition

Our Attachment Styles Are Blueprinted In Childhood — Here's How To Rewire Yours

As a kid, when people asked about my father, I said I didn’t have one. It felt true, although I knew there was a man alive out there whose name I …

Empathy

6 Ways Cigarette Smoking Can Lead To Fertility Problems

We're constantly reminded how bad smoking is for our health; the tar and chemicals stick to our clothes, skin, and the inside of our lungs. Cigarette …

Simplify Magazine

An Introduction: The Stress and Overwhelm Issue <br>The Founders of Simplify Magazine<p>Learning to Take a B: How a Simple Piece of Advice Transformed My …

Is Fruit Sugar Bad For You? A Doctor Explains

<i>It’s Day 2 of mbg’s first-ever no-sugar challenge. All week long, we’ll be sharing tips, tricks, inspirational stories, and recipes to help you</i> …

Wellness

10 Ways To Alkalize Your Body & Improve Your Immunity

Environmental toxins, excess sugar, medications, and too much caffeine all create excess acidity in the body. And an overly acidic diet eventually …

Wellness

This Is The Best Decluttering Advice We've Ever Heard

Chalk it up to spring fever, but it seems like just about everyone we know has been on a decluttering kick lately.<p>"I was looking at my drawers full …

Minimalism

Why The Founder Of Whole Foods Market Thinks Coconut Oil Is Worse For You Than Sugar

<i>The founder of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, has changed the way we eat in the US. He’s responsible for millions of people having easy access to</i> …

Nutrition