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Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Teachers Respond: Veteran Teachers Cry In Their Cars, Too

One in 10 teachers will quit by the end of their first year — and getting through October and November is especially tough. Having someone to support you along the way can help.<p>Turns out there's a toolkit to help — as we wrote about this week. Thousands chimed in on Facebook and Twitter, and in the …

Teaching

This Artist Painted Physicists Into a 3D Living Chalkboard

That’s not a painting or chalk drawing above, it’s a photograph of two painted physicists interacting in real time within a three-dimensional …

44 Ways To Lose 4 Inches Of Body Fat With Nutrition and Exercise

Fat: It’s the stuff that gives ice cream its creaminess, pizza its dreaminess, and Nicki Minaj her twerkiness. In the right places and in the right …

Nutrition

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Self-help

Why We're Still So Far Behind On Gender Equality At Work

A new study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org reveals that corporate diversity initiatives aren’t doing much to change the ratio.<p>Sheryl Sandberg is not happy. Facebook’s COO and author of <i>Lean In</i> (and founder of the organization that goes by the same name) says corporate America is not on a path to gender …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

10個英國最適合工作、生活和玩樂的創意城市

1. Manchester 曼徹斯特 作為工業革命的誕生地,也被戲稱「雨不停城」,曼徹斯特有許多前身為棉紡織廠和運河的紅磚建築,比起世界上其他大城市,曼徹斯特可說是個擁有豐富的文化襲產創意城,當你走在曼徹斯特的街道上,你可以感覺到當地居民對於在地的熱愛與驕傲。 …

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Forestry

Man Asks Kickstarter for $20,000, Gets Over $9 Million

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Oxford Dictionaries Adds 'Fat-Shame,' 'Butthurt' and 'Redditor'

Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post/Getty Images<p>Brian Harkin—MCT/Getty Images<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters/Corbis<p>Ulf Andersen—Getty Images<p>Tina Fineberg—AP<p>Haraz …

Book Review: Tiny Beautiful Things

Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start here. ~ Cheryl Strayed<p>Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things features a beautiful collection of …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

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 is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

Faith in God as cancer fighter: Study links religion and spirituality to better health

With the advances in science and medicine, more effective ways to fight the scourge of cancer are now available, although the cost of treatment …

Cancer

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

Psychology

16 Incredible Books You Definitely Shouldn’t Miss This Summer

Here are the books you'll want to have read come fall.

Books

Should colleges do away with SATs?

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week, George Washington University announced it is adopting a "test-optional" admissions policy, becoming one of the largest private universities to allow prospective students to opt out of sending ACT or SAT scores.<p>GW joins other top-rated national universities such as Wake Forest and …

College & University

Everything you need to know about biking is in The Urban Cycling Survival Guide (Book Review)

As the weather warms and the dog poop melts, a lot more people are thinking about bikes. If you are one of those who are thinking about using your …

11 of America's most spectacular libraries | CNN Travel

CNN

Just Back: Zermatt, Switzerland

When you’re celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary, not every destination will do.<p>Nat Geo’s director of digital marketing, Jennifer Wallace, and her husband were looking for “a truly amazing spring skiing destination.” They found it in <b>Zermatt, Switzerland</b>—coincidentally, one of National …

Skiing

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Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Venture Capital

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

<b>Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards" (Netflix)</b><p>Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

Spirituality

Hillary Clinton is not alone these days. Are women finally taking over the world?

If Hillary Clinton becomes US president, she will join 22 female world leaders. But don’t think they are softer than men<p>Women may hold up half the sky, as the Chinese proverb has it, but they do not traditionally run the earth. That assumption may no longer hold true, though, if <b>Hillary Rodham</b> …

【放映開課】顧人怨室友也有好心腸

在這一次的英文BAR裡,我們將焦點帶到《宅男行不行》第三季的第22集《樓梯間的生死之交 The Staircase Implementation》,如果你是在外租屋或是正打算找室友的人,絕對會對這集非常非常有感覺。這集敘述雷納德(Leonard)在七年前是如何誤打誤撞成為謝爾登(Sheldon)的室 …