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The 10-Minute Recharging Yoga Sequence

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Whether you serve as a volunteer, teacher, parent, or yoga instructor, helping others can be energizing and exhausting all at once. It's important to practice techniques that help you refuel and take care of yourself--as well as those you serve. This balancing, restorative sequence …

Exercise, Not Diet, Has Most Impact On Weight As We Age

It won't shock anyone to know that Americans tend to gain weight as they get older. But it is a little surprising that as Americans age and put on more body fat, the quality of their diets generally <i>improves</i>.<p>In other words, Americans do try to correct their softening midsections with things like …

Remembering to Remember: Are You Grateful for Memory?

From time to time I hear from individuals who have become aware of my research on the benefits of practicing gratitude and are now inspired to live more grateful lives and help others do the same.<p>Rhonda Blevins, a pastor from Loudon, Tennessee, is conducting dissertation research in a group of …

10 Inspirational Ideas for a Peaceful Night's Sleep

Many people tell me they experience times when they find it hard to fall or stay asleep. Personally, I'm aware that if I don't get enough sleep, I don't function half as well as when I've slept properly, and that I tend to be moody and irritable. However, when my "sleep tank" is full, I'm happy, …

5 Types of Friends You Need to Avoid

With the end of winter (supposedly) here, now’s a good time to spring clean your life. You might be looking forward to re-organizing your closet, …

University of Illinois

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."<p>If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of …

Lessons of the world’s most unique supercentenarians

There are a handful of people left on Earth who have been alive in three separate centuries, says Rachel Nuwer. What can they – and those of a similarly extreme age – teach us?<p>Reaching a hundredth birthday is always cause for celebration, but these days there are so many centenarians around that …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

6 French ways to stay fit and healthy that we should bring to the US

1. Moderation is rule number one.<p>If there is one principal health and fitness guideline for the French, it is the art of moderation. It may not seem …

5 Habits of Genuinely Happy People

Ever wonder what people do to stay happy? We all want to be happy, it is one of the greatest feelings you can achieve, but maintaining that happiness can be a difficult pursuit. Life is filled with daily stresses and anxieties that can quickly wipe away a smile.<p>But we've all encountered those that …

A Tale of Three Cities | Politics

By John D McHugh<p>In 2011, US President Obama announced, some would argue unwisely, that all conventional US forces would leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014.<p><b>In depth</b><p>Since then, 2014 has taken on an almost mythical status among Afghan observers, with ever more doom and gloom being heaped on it as …

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

University of California

Japanese Grandparents, Custom Harvesting, Airport Malaria: Elements in an Award-Winning Children’s Novel

Last month, Cynthia Kadohata won the National Book Award for her children’s novel “The Thing About Luck.” The book follows 12-year-old Summer as she travels with her Japanese grandparents for a season of harvesting work in the Midwest. We spoke with Kadohata about the book.<p><b>“The Thing About Luck” is</b> …

Chinese Welcome Easing Of One-Child Policy, But Can They Afford It?

Many Chinese are pleased with the recent announcement that their government will further loosen the country's one-child policy. Some couples there are already allowed to have two children, while others say that even if they are permitted to have another kid, they can't afford it.<p>A young, …

Nelson Mandela not well but still teaching lessons, his family says

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, the former freedom fighter and South Africa's first democratically elected president, now lives at home in a sterilized bedroom rigged as an intensive care unit. A team of doctors attends him around the clock.<p>And in a stark reminder of Mandela's ongoing …

Africa

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Creativity

“Professor Dumpster” Is Moving Into A Garbage Can, And Bringing His Students

Environmental science professor Jeff Wilson has a new, nontraditional home, to show that square footage isn’t all that matters.<p>Two years ago, environmental science professor Jeff Wilson was sitting at a Starbucks, revising a journal article, when he had what he calls a moment of clarity. “I looked …

Why India's Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA's

Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin pioneered a "faster, better, cheaper" approach to America's space program, but he would have been hard-pressed to deliver a Mars mission for the bargain-basement price of India's first probe to the red planet, which blasted off Tuesday.<p>"India's Mars mission, …

Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?<p>There are many reasons for this …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Clean Energy

Changing the Way We Eat

So here's the thing: I'm not your average executive. On most days, you won't find me sitting behind a desk. Work for me is scouring the globe in search of extraordinary food and developing relationships with the people who produce it. And do you know where extraordinary food comes from? Not a …

More Seniors Living With Adult Kids, But Don't Blame Economy

The last few years have seen an increase in multigenerational living. Young adults became far more likely to live with their parents during the recession than before and haven't really started to move out. On the other side of the life cycle, seniors - specifically adults 65 and older - are also …

David Lowery: Silicon Valley must be stopped, or creativity will be destroyed

Silicon Valley’s making money off the work of others. David Lowery is on a crusade for copyright, fairness and art<p>David Lowery, the frontman for the bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, has become perhaps the most assertive and polarizing figure in the movement for musicians’ rights in the …

Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare

Mobile apps that enable doctors to quickly reference medical research are paving the way for a digital revolution in healthcare<p>Mobile medical apps have become a prominent part of many doctors’ practices. From viewing x-ray results to tracking symptoms and vital statistics, these apps help doctors …

Food poverty 'now a health emergency'

<b>Food poverty in the UK has now become such a big problem that it should be seen as a "public health emergency", a group of health experts says.</b><p>In a letter to the British Medical Journal, six leading public health figures warned poor nutrition could lead to a host of problems.<p>It comes amid reports …

Can You Be Awake And Asleep At The Same Time?

"I was in a daze. I don't know what I was thinking about and the next thing I know I was hitting the brakes."<p>Those were William Rockefeller's words to a law enforcement source, the New York Daily News reports, as investigators examine the moments leading up to the Metro North train derailment in …

9 Easy Tips for Emotional Balance

Work, tasks, errands and chores accumulate so much so it feels like you need to work 25 hours, seven days a week just to keep up. Yet another email marked as urgent arrives in your inbox. There is no end to the onslaught of modern life.<p>I wonder if our current fascination with zombie movies has to …