Simi Rahman

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The Reason You Make Unhealthy Choices

Self love isn't just for hippies and millennials. If you're trying to stick to a diet or scrape together the motivation to get to the gym, it might …

Mindfulness

How to make your own creative writing course, with a little help from well-known writers

Authors from India who also teach creative writing offer their tips.<p>In the absence of designated writing programmes in Indian universities, anything …

Creative Writing

Six Ways to Beat Childhood Trauma and Stop Self-Sabotage

[This is a follow up to "Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity."]<p><i>You will see light in the darkness <br>You will make some sense of this</i> …

Mindfulness

What makes novelist Anjum Hasan a writer of poems but not a poet?

‘I’m not sure that I’ve retained my poetic voice. The form is easy but the voice has to feel significant.’<p>“My heart beat fast or did not beat at …

Literature

7 Profound Life Lessons From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Soothe Your Soul

It can be difficult to find peace and happiness sometimes. We spend so much time distracting ourselves from the present moment that we forget to …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Meditation

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 …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

Consciousness

Child Physical Abuse Exists in All Corners of the Country

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and I thought it would be worthwhile to review the scope of the problem we are trying to prevent. …

Immune System

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Success

The practical writer - three point preparation for a productive writing session

When you get that precious time in your day to do your writing, you want to make the most of it. Preparation will help you with that. Let’s start with some great quotes from some great people on the importance of preparation, so we’re in no doubt of its importance:<p>“By failing to prepare, you are …

This Workout Reverses Signs of Aging, According to Science

HIIT—or high intensity interval training—has been the buzziest sweat method for a while now. These fast-paced workouts alternate short bursts of …

Exercise

The Best Place to Camp in Each Western State

Ready, set, camp<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing, and …

9 Genius Design Ideas From Stylish Rental Studios

Short on square footage but big on good design. That's what's up in the nine studio apartments featured here to remind all of us that good …

Food & Dining

Accelerated brain aging may be in your genes

Different people age at different rates and the same goes for their brains, according to scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), …

Neuroscience

In Photos: Patagonia’s Stunning Marble Caves

Seeing these caves is worth the difficult journey to reach them.<p>There are some places on Earth where photos can't do the natural beauty …

South America

Virginia Woolf Teaches How to Fight Fascism

The English novelist and essayist argued that fascism begins in patriarchal repression, and that women must see themselves as a society of outsiders …

Feminism

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often …

Happiness

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Beaches

The 5 best exercises to do if you're stuck in a workout rut

Feeling demotivated? Re-vamp your training with these top moves<p>When it comes to getting fit (and staying that way), one of the biggest obstacles to …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Books

Mindfulness meditation has become a staple among successful people — and it's surprisingly easy to learn

Meditation provides all sorts of benefits, so it's no wonder that it's become a favorite habit of tons of successful people. But if you're not familiar with it, the concept can be confusing.<p>Mindfulness meditation, one branch of the practice, might actually be easier than you thought. We made this …

Mindfulness
Creative Writing

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

Bob Wachter Shares His Vision of The Future of Medicine

Medicine

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

Living Rooms

'Naree' The Divine Stone (Shortened from original movie)

ইসলামি শরিয়া আইনের দোহাই দিয়ে নারীকে গৃহপালিত জীব হিসেবে ঘরের মধ্য বন্দি করা রাখা হয়েছে যুগ-যুগ ধরে। যেখানে নারী শুধুই নারী, মানুষ না। শুক্রবার …