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De-Stressing Apps: 10 iPhone Applications To Help You Chill Out And Calm Down

Chances are, your smart phone is a major source of stress in your life. It reminds you of all the unfinished things on your to-do list and forces you to carry around your friend and relationship drama (not to mention fights with Mom and Dad) with you in your pocket. But your cell doesn't have to be …

7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

We were teaching a workshop in southwest England when Ed asked the group: "If you like to suffer, then raise your hand." No one raised a hand. So why do we create suffering for both ourselves and others?<p>Seems like we love to suffer, as all the ways out of suffering are staring us in the face. If …

Meditation

Meditation Apps For Inner Peace (On The Go)

In our non-stop contemporary lives, it helps when mindfulness can be practiced on-the-go. Fortunately, you don't have to carve out a full 30 minutes, twice a day to feel the benefits of cultivating mindfulness through a regular meditation routine. Just a few minutes can go a long way toward …

How to Become a Masterful Note-Taker: 8 Lessons From Research

Use a computer. Underline. Take a break. Read them later.<p>AP Photos<p>The value of note-taking--or notebooks at least--gets a stock market capitalization in the coming weeks with Moleskine's planned IPO. The Italian stationery firm has boosted the profile of note-taking at companies around the world. …

10 Simple Ways to Build Self Confidence

We live in a world where criticizing people and focusing on negative attributes seems to be the social norm.<p>It’s an unfortunate aspect of life and …

The One-Day Stress Cleanse

This simple plan can help you detox from your anxiety in just 24 hours.<p>Listen to Stress-Reducing Tunes

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Top 10 Instant Stress Busters

Beating chronic stress is a long-term effort, and we've shared a lot of ways to deal with it—but what if you're overcome with stress <i>right now</i> and …

Self-improvement

Meditation Could Help Students Get Better Grades, Study Finds

Want to do well on that upcoming test? Consider a little meditation, a new study in the journal Mindfulness suggests.<p>Researchers from George Mason University and the University of Illinois conducted their study on college students in a psychology class. Some of the students were shown how to …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer - Copyblogger

You want to become a better writer.<p>I know this because you’re reading Copyblogger.<p>I also know that you <i>fear</i> becoming a better writer.<p><i>This</i> I know …

Yoga For Anger: 3 Moves To Help You Calm Down

<i>By JC Peter for Spirituality & Health Magazine</i><p>Anger: We all know it, many of us well. But at a yoga party, it would be <i>gauche</i> to bring up the raging intensity sitting in your gut. We’re all focusing on the positive here, right?<p>Not exactly. Yoga is, in part, a practice for life. It’s natural and …

How To Meditate Without Meditating At All

Your meditation doesn't have to emulate the Buddha's 49-day retreat. Whether you think there's no time for a mindfulness meditation practice, or the concept of sitting in stillness is more daunting than restful, there are still ways to reap the benefits of the ancient art.<p>That's right -- you can …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Books

8 Simple Ways to Stay Committed to Your Fitness Routine

Sticking with a fitness routine is not always easy. We can be our own worst enemies. After all, we are toughest on ourselves. The truth is, missing a workout or sneaking a bite of cake becomes a way bigger deal in our own minds than it is in reality. Sometimes the only thing you need to keep you …

Fitness

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …