Susan Standen

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17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

This Best-Selling TED Speaker Told Oprah the 5-Step Secret to Happiness

Is it possible to increase your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

10 Proven Habits of Happy People

Discover what the happiest people already know.<p>If there's one desire that humans universally share, it's happiness. For Americans, "the pursuit of happiness" is even written into the Declaration of Independence.<p>But the results of that pursuit vary greatly. Some people remain sunny even in the worst …

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Families Wait in Anguish in Cairo

Anguished relatives and friends of passengers aboard EgyptAir Flight MS804 waited for news on the fate of their loved ones Thursday.<p>The Airbus A320 traveling from Paris to Cairo carrying 66 people was about 10 miles into Egyptian airspace at an altitude of nearly 37,000 feet when it vanished at …

March 2015

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Entire yeast genome squeezed into one lone chromosomeIn a dramatic restructuring, two teams have created versions of baker’s yeast with vastly …

Career Development

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Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.<p>Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic …

The scientific breakthrough that could radically transform the way we treat neurological disorders

New research suggests our brains and our bodies are much more closely connected than previously believed<p>Brett Stetka<p>July 29, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils …

Immune System

Scientists put cameras on sharks — and found something surprising

Previously, scientists assumed that sharks were negatively buoyant (meaning they have a natural tendency to sink) or neutrally buoyant (meaning their buoyancy is canceled out by their weight in the water).<p>Now, by combing through photos and data captured by the swimming sharks, researchers have …

Sharks

6 Things You Need To Know If You Take Vitamin Supplements

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

Motivation

What Is a Loving-Kindness Meditation?

This morning I was doing a "Loving-Kindness Meditation"where you picture in your mind a person you love. Visualizing every detail about them -- how they look and act, the sound of their voice, their unique qualities; using all my senses to capture the deep, rich, loving facts about a specific …

Meditation

How to create a show-stopping summer flower container

Give your summer pots the perfect meld of showiness and shape using one classic planting forumla<p>There’s something calm and stylish about a group of pots that contain just one plant each, such as well-established clumps of <b>agapanthus</b>; pom-pom-headed blue hydrangeas; ever-flowering arctotis; …

Did The Future Begin In 1610?

Scientists debate the start date of 'the age of man'<p>Time is a valuable commodity for humans. We like our news up to the minute and our technology up-to-date. But when it comes to some temporal boundaries scientists are still trying to figure out what's up.<p>There is no doubt that humanity is …

Climate Change

Europe's Languages Were Carried From the East, DNA Shows

The new settlers, revealed by a genetic analysis, may solve a mystery swirling around the origins of Indo-European languages.<p>New DNA evidence suggests that herders from the grasslands of today's Russia and Ukraine carried the roots of modern European languages across the continent some 4,500 years …

Neanderthals gain human neighbour

Cranium discovery shows that Homo sapiens was living in Middle East 55,000 years ago.<p>A 55,000-year-old incomplete skull found in Israel may belong to …

Trail of Tools Reveals Modern Humans' Path Out of Africa

Early Homo sapiens lingered in a lush Arabia before encountering Neanderthals in the Levant.<p>Where did our species come from, and how did we get from there to everywhere?<p>Genetic studies have supplied a convincing answer to the first question: Our modern human ancestors evolved in Africa, then swept …

NewsFactor

Thanks for stopping by.<p>For the past 20 years, NewsFactor Network and CIO Today have been providing daily news coverage for the technology …

Nine things we get wrong about love

Bestselling behavioural scientist Paul Dolan - also known as 'Professor Happy' - busts a few myths about love<p><b>1. Scratch and sniff dating would work better than online dating</b><p>The evidence on online dating versus speed dating shows that the criteria people have in very objective, cold, rational states …

Kennewick Man's DNA likely that of a Native

Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins …

Harnessing data from Nature's great evolutionary experiment

There are 3 billion letters in the human genome, and scientists have endlessly debated how many of them serve a functional purpose. There are those …

The McMindfulness Craze: The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution

In case we had any doubt after watching Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes," mindfulness is the new yoga - and we are in the midst of a mindfulness …

Mindfulness

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

Meditation

Surfer Liz Clark

An exploratory surfer keeps sailing to find the Pacific’s most secret breaks.<p>Clouds grew out of nothing into giant thunderheads. The wind went from calm to 40 knots and slammed head on into the 40-foot sailboat. Liz Clark was alone in the middle of a 1,300-mile passage to Bora Bora from Kiribati, a …

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

What The Mindful Revolution Means To Me (Part 1)

<b>A Moment:</b><p>I am laying on a park bench in a valley in Nichols Arboretum, staring up at the canopy above. Sunlight strikes the dancing leaves, turning them a translucent gold. On this Saturday afternoon in late October, the wind is peelings away hundreds of leaves every minute. They swirl and spiral …

Want To Be More Mindful All Day Long? Try A Micro-Meditation

If we're sincere about living connectedly, where we can truly feel the joy of our positive feelings and open-heartedly accept our negative ones, we …

Mindfulness

US researchers identify gene network linked to autism

U.S. scientists have identified a molecular network of genes known to contribute to autism spectrum disorders, and they say their finding may help uncover new genes linked to these conditions.<p>"The study of autism disorders is extremely challenging due to the large number of clinical mutations that …