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Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Science Finds A Proven Way To Help You Sleep Much Better

Many of us face difficulties getting enough sleep, some of us have difficulties falling asleep no matter how hard we try. There are myriads of …

These Companies Are Helping Women Find Work-Life Balance

Nearly half of professional women with children leave their jobs, but it’s not for lack of ambition, it’s for lack of alternatives.<p>New companies are cropping up to help a growing niche: Women who leave full-time jobs to care for family or pursue better work-life balance. Organizations such as …

The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Health

Work-Life Balance has been a much debated conversation in the business world for years. As employees and the general population have become more connected to each other with the use of technology, social media and mobile devices, it has become increasingly difficult for many people to separate work …

Plugged in and stressed out: Technology is killing the work-life balance

Being digitally tied to their desks is ruining workers’ productivity — and sometimes their lives<p>In February 2015, YouTube user "Where’s Stu" posted an eye-opening look into his life as a Tokyo salaryman. The British-born office worker documented a week of his life through short clips showing him …

How To Have A Job That Sparks Joy Every Day (OK, Most Days)

Way back in 2014, Marie Kondo published the now infamous book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>. In it, she asserts with searing confidence that if you clean up and get organized her way, you’ll never face clutter again. Her secret sauce? Only keep the things that “spark joy.” Fast forward two …

Save your plants! Build good watering habits now

Now that you've planted your shrubs, tomatoes and petunias, don't forget them. It's time to develop good watering habits to keep your plants healthy through the summer.<p>That doesn't mean a watering routine, said Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. "Watering at a set …

Urban Garden Aims To Bridge Gap Between 'Old' And 'New' Harlem

"Anyone who cares about this community wants to make sure the identity there remains strong.”<p>This urban garden initiative seeks to bring in a little cash and a large sense of community to some Harlem residents.<p>A new partnership announced on Wednesday between celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and …

New York City

12 Reasons Turmeric Is a Genius Beauty Ingredient

Turmeric face masks have been popping up all over social media, and this is one social media beauty trend we can get behind! Turmeric — and yes, you pronounce the "r" — is a spice commonly used in curries, comes from the ginger family, and is also used as a fabric dye. But it has a variety of skin …

World Environment Day: Easy fixes to make your house eco-friendly

Conserving natural, non-renewable resources is no longer a subject for scholarly debates or armchair activism; it is a reality that 1.25 billion …

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

10 Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Your Kids Without Even Trying

Mindfulness with kids doesn’t have to mean 20 minutes of quietly sitting on a meditation cushion. In my time as a teacher, therapist, and parent, …

Mindfulness

Why Corporate America's Love of Renewable Energy Should Terrify Traditional Utilities

Image source: NRG Energy.<p>Don't look now, but corporate America may lead the next phase of the renewable energy revolution. And that's terrible news for utilities across the country.<p>Companies are looking at renewable energy as a way to save costs, lock in rates, and go green, and they may have more …

Renewable Energy

How to Clean Up the Dirtiest Vehicles on the Road

Personal cars get most of the attention, but trucks and buses are long overdue for an efficiency upgrade.<p>When it comes to cleaning up automotive emissions, Tesla gets all the love. The upstart automaker garners the headlines and praise for making electric driving not just feasible, but sexy. That’s …

Alternative Fuel

5 Things Jeff Bezos Does Other Than Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is no stranger to making headlines for his bizarre, sometimes controversial business practices. Whether it’s innovating the publishing world or making his employees pay for parking, he is certainly not a …

Using the Winning Habits of Top Athletes to Fuel Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may not think competitive athletes have anything in common with entrepreneurs, but it turns out the same strategies top athletes use to win are the same strategies used to win in business. Dr. Jason Selk helped the St. Louis Cardinals …

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Retirement

11 tricks for saving every time at Whole Foods

Whole Foods, the store that sometimes gets flack for being overpriced, is actually one of the most reasonable grocery stores when it comes to offering loyal customers ways to save.<p>The store has become a symbol for what it means to truly eat healthy. And thanks to certain deals and tricks of the …

Work Life Balance Is Out. Sway Is In.

I recently told a younger colleague, “Let’s retire the term work life balance.” She was just back from maternity leave and nothing was going as she …

What Is a Community's Role in Work-Life Balance?

I've been wondering lately what would happen if the conversation about work-life balance shifted out of living rooms and conference rooms and into the communities in which we live. Think about the community you live in right now -- how does it support you in creating the type of balance you …

The Neuroscience Of Why Running Clears the Mind

Fans of running claim itis great for the mind as well as the body. Recent research agrees.<p>Sure, running is a good way to stay fit and healthy, but many fans of the activity claim to be hooked not just because of its physical effects, but also because of it's mental ones.<p>Some say it builds …

This Is The Most Fun Way To Improve Every Part Of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Happiness

The innovators: desalination unit brings clean water on wheels

Portable ‘Desolenator’ makes sea water and rain fit for human consumption<p>Travelling around Thailand in the 1990s, William Janssen was impressed with the basic rooftop solar heating systems that were on many homes, where energy from the sun was absorbed by a plate and then used to heat water for the …

Water

Booming eco startup scene cements Bristol's credentials as green city

Bristol has become a fertile ground for small businesses with an eco agenda. What is fuelling the city’s environmental powerhouse?<p>A downtown district of Bristol mainly populated with commercial warehouses and scrap metal yards isn’t where you’d expect to find an urban farm. But Grow Bristol isn’t …

Sustainability

We're Fertilizing the Heck Out of Our Planet and That's a Bad Thing

The world is getting greener. A global analysis of satellite data finds that an area two times the size of the continental US has gone from brown to …

Climate Change

This Gorgeous, Sustainable “Leather” Is Made From Pineapple Waste

Your future handbag will be made from fruit–not cow or petroleum.<p>When leather expert Carmen Hijosa visited the Philippines to consult with the leather industry there, she discovered two big problems: The leather was poor quality, and producing it was bad both for the local environment and the …

Inequality of environmentalism: is green movement exclusionary by nature?

When it feels like the door’s shutting on your face because you can’t afford organic food, it’s a hard sell to want to identify with a movement<p>A photo made the rounds recently, inciting the ire of the internet in the way only a simple photo can. It showed pre-peeled oranges neatly packaged in clear …

Sustainability

The Living Grid: A new frontier in energy demand response

A trio of British businesses — giant retailer Sainsbury’s, water management organization United Utilities and manufacturer Aggregate Industries — are …

Sustainable Business

Elon Musk unveils 'missing piece' for a clean energy future

By Scott Sutherland<br>Meteorologist/Science Writer<br>@ScottWx_TWN<br>Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:50 PM<p>Elon Musk isn't just launching his own rockets and building …