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Say Yes To The Stress. In relationships, you can have identical actions that generate vastly different consequences.

Say Yes To The Stress

Kind of like watching “Say Yes To The Dress.” Which is to say that my wife adores watching fluffy wedding shows where the bride tries on a zillion froofy outfits, parading this latest dress in front of her family, before finally settling tearfully on the perfect dress. The bride flutters her hands in front of her face. Tears mean that this is the perfect dress. 12 Weird Shapes You See Frequently But Probably Didn't Know Have Real Names. Posted May 02, by Dominic Trombino We learn all sorts of shapes in grade school, things like square, circle, triangle and the rest.

12 Weird Shapes You See Frequently But Probably Didn't Know Have Real Names

But did you know there are plenty more? And you probably see theme very day and never even realized it. 1. Balbis. Food Timeline: food history research service. The Political Compass. 20 Things I Learned While I Was in North Korea. Well that was weird.

20 Things I Learned While I Was in North Korea

I was only in North Korea for five days, but that was more than enough to make it clear that North Korea is every bit as weird as I always thought it was. Herself. Herself. Right Thinking. The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In The Heart of Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh writes about the Four Noble Truths one of which is Right Thinking He outlines four practices for developing Right Thinking: 1.

Right Thinking

“Are you sure? Apophenia makes unrelated things seem connected: Metaphors, paranormal beliefs, conspiracies, delusions. Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker.

Apophenia makes unrelated things seem connected: Metaphors, paranormal beliefs, conspiracies, delusions.

Photos by Green Mamba/Flickr and Thinkstock. The Naked Lotus » Fearless Press. Mind & Sport Institute. “I would go to bed feeling like I didn’t even want to live”- Jerry West As reported on NBA.com, NBA Legend Jerry West known as ‘Mr.

Mind & Sport Institute

Erect Penile Length and Circumference Dimensions of 1,661 Sexually Active Men in the United States - Herbenick - 2013 - The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The Death Of Expertise. I am (or at least think I am) an expert.

The Death Of Expertise

Not on everything, but in a particular area of human knowledge, specifically social science and public policy. When I say something on those subjects, I expect that my opinion holds more weight than that of most other people. I never thought those were particularly controversial statements. Symbols of West Africa. Origins Of Popular Jewish Surnames. Correction, Jan. 29, 2014: Some of the sources used in the reporting of this piece were unreliable and resulted in a number of untruths and inaccuracies.

Origins Of Popular Jewish Surnames

The original post remains below, but a follow-up post outlining the errors, as well as further explanation, can be found here. Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th century, but the overwhelming majority of Jews lived in Eastern Europe and did not take last names until compelled to do so. Introduction. Growing out of the wisdom of China, India, and Japan, Zen became a powerful movement to explore the lesser-known reaches of the human mind.

Introduction

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind. Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best.

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often we think of the mind as something outside of our own control. "Our life is the creation of our mind," according to Buddhist scripture. Buddhist philosophy developed an entire science of training the unruly mind to help anyone overcome its constant fluctuations to achieve stillness, and eventually, enlightenment.

But even if it's not enlightenment you're after, developing a good relationship with your mind is critical to building a life that is successful on your own terms. There’s a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary. Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words. It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try to point to the unspeakable, the transient or the neglected. That which we forget in the busyness of our daily grind. Words have the power to remind us – and therefore we should choose our words carefully so we are reminded of the things that nourish our souls.

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails. How to make your life better? All you need is email. I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with implementing changes because it seems like a major undertaking. It doesn’t have to be. You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails. Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something. Improve Your Life: What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life? 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life. 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.)

Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. What are the 6 things that can make you dramatically more persuasive? 7 Must-Read Books on the Art and Science of Happiness. By Maria Popova From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life. If you, like me, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: I’ve sifted through my personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to surface seven essential books on the art and science of happiness, rooted in solid science, contemporary philosophy and cross-disciplinary insight.

Captive Virgins, Polygamy, Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like if We Actually Followed the Bible. March 27, 2012 | Like this article? The invention of the heterosexual - LGBT. How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life) SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory. August 11th, 2011. Responsibility Expoundathon. Tiny Buddha. Brains of liberals, conservatives structured differently: study - CTV News. Perhaps the reason that liberals and conservatives have such a hard time seeing eye-to-eye is because when they're compared brain-to-brain, they're built quite differently.

A new study that analyzed the brain structures of peoples' brains based on their political affiliations has found some significant differences. Essentially, they found that liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear. The study, which appears in Current Biology, was conducted by Ryota Kanai of the University College London. Kenai's team looked at 90 healthy young adults who were given a survey and then asked to report their political views on a scale of one to five, from very liberal to very conservative.

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Does Creativity Make You Happy? The Multitasking Myth (Ashgate Studies in Human Factors for Flight Operations) (9780754679974): Loukia D. Loukopoulos, R. Key Dismukes, Immanuel Barshi. The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done (9780470372258): Dave Crenshaw. Creativity + Productivity = Success.

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