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The 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse Guidelines

Here's all the guidelines you need to know for the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse<p>Happy New Year! Champagne-filled revelry and holiday excess has hit hard the past few weeks, but the official start of the 2015 Food Lover’s Cleanse is upon us (January 2). I would imagine that most of us are ready for a …

Nutrition

Wait, You’ve Never Heard: Bruce Springsteen’s Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

<i>At some point or another, all of us have plead musical ignorance. No matter how hard we try, there’s always one album that slips past our eardrums,</i> …

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

We Wish More American Men Dressed Like The Guys In Italy

American men's fashion ranges from the moderately stylish (shout out to all the classy J.Crew-clad men out there) to the pathetically slobby (we cannot forgive basketball shorts or sarcastic T-shirts). But the men in Italy give us hope.<p>Pitti Uomo, a week of men's fashion shows and events thrown …

Are You Walking Your Mantra?

"A pure thought from a pure heart is better than a mantra." -- Sri Sathya Sai Baba<p>When I learned Transcendental Meditation years ago, I was given a mantra, which was a Sanskrit word to chant. Today I practice Mindfulness Meditation, and if I happen to use a mantra, I can basically say whatever I …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

The Meaning of Om

<i>By Valerie Reiss</i><p>Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?<p>Turns out, a lot -- and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it's not so …

Adaptation to Change is Important…

You know… it’s kind of ironic… just when you think you have something in life all figured out…. Whooosh…! Life throws you a curve ball. It just goes …

Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

10 Myths About Meditation

With more than seven billion minds active every moment, there are endless streams of thoughts in these minds on every aspect of creation. Some thoughts perceive reality the way it is, some are imagination, and some are simply misconceptions. While there are misconceptions and myths about many …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

It’s Not Over: Failure Is Success in the Making

<b>“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” ~James Joyce</b><p>Everyone has a story of failure and disadvantage—those things we wish were done …

Motivation

There’s a Gift in Every Problem: Finding the Good in the Bad

<b>“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach</b><p>I bought the magazine because it had pizza on the cover and the headline read: “Yes, …

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Expanding your comfort zone is great because of this…because of that…<p>Personally, I’m more of a consequence thinker. So when people explain a bunch of …

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

Shares 1.5K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>The word meditation can immediately conjure images of Buddhist monks in saffron robes or new-age beatniks in clouds of incense …

Change Your Inner Voice with Positive Affirmation

<i>By Simona Rich</i><p>I was staying in a guesthouse room in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. I was preparing for the night’s sleep – I switched off my …

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Your Power is in the Now Moment

Beverly Blanchard, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What is the thought you thinking right now? Is it an empowering thought? Is it a thought about the argument …

5 Ways To Feel More Spiritually Connected | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m a spiritual medium; I communicate important messages and insights from the dead to the living, and the way I do this is by going inward and …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

How to Meditate

I had an extremely alarming early-morning experience a few weeks ago. I woke up in <i>savasana</i> (yoga-speak for 'corpse pose': laying prone, legs splayed, …

What Makes Life Worth Living: Create Tiny Epic Moments

<b>“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~Unknown</b><p>What do you think you’ll see as you lie dying?<p>Upon first …

Stop Seeking and Start Finding: Create a Near-Perfect Life

<b>“What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.” ~Herman</b> …

'Gravity' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Space Epic

Warner Bros.<p>It's difficult to find any flaw in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," which, at this point, is easily the best film of the year if not one of the best technical films <i>ever</i>. While its best to avoid hyping up a movie to such grand extents -- and we do really hate all the early Oscars talk -- we …