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Meditation’s second course, with a side of binaural beats

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” – Zen Proverb I learned to meditate in about a year, thanks an app called Headspace. In the app, founder Andy Puddicombe guides you through meditations while giving advice for managing our emotions. He also covers meditation basics like […]

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The writing effect

Writing is like good sex. When the conditions are right, it just happens. “Happiness is not something that you can find, acquire, or achieve directly. You have to get the conditions right and then wait. Just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and a connection to something […]

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Mickey Mouse Motivation: When Insta-Wisdom Goes Too Far

It began about 6 months ago. What started on Twitter quickly spread to Instagram, and now Facebook. It’s the commoditization of inspiration, and it seems like everyone is taking part. First it was celebrities, then fitness gurus and now marketers. All of whom clamber for eyeballs and attention by posting motivation images with overlaid text. Once a sucker for these […]

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How To ‘Multitask’ Effectively: Avoiding the Task-Switching Penalty

Multitasking is a weakness, not a strength. The evidence is in: multitasking is impossible. What we thinking of as multitasking – performing multiple activities at the same time – is actually just moving quickly from one activity to the next, never fully engaging in any particular one. Research shows that there are dire consequences of constantly switching […]

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Hacking Silence: How To Recharge Without Running Away

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin One of the easiest ways to feel totally relaxed is to sit in a quiet place. But just how exactly do you find the right place? In cities like New York and […]

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