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Blackberry-Asana

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ranya Alkadamani

I would be in "Trikonasana" and my teacher would walk past mocking me -- "blackberry-asana". At least he could make a joke out of it. And that's when he taught me one of life's most important lessons...

Retirement Relocation Is Not for Sissies

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Then came retirement. In 2013, my husband and I made strategic decisions to retire, sell our home, and move back to the community we left 20 years ago. After months of planning and action steps, we have just completed this huge transition. Here is some advice on the huge transition.

The Best Time to Slow Down Is When You're in a Rush

Jo Laird | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Life is much easier when I'm starting projects ahead of time and working carefully, so revisions are few and little time is wasted. But when it doesn't work out that way, I have learned that when I'm stressed and in a rush, the best thing to do is slow down, make a plan and get it done.

Doing This and That: Are You a 'Precrastinator'?

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists at Penn State have been studying effort -- when and why we either spend or conserve our energy. They set out to confirm the intuitive notion that we don't use any more effort than we must in our routine daily actions.

Rough Times Hold the Key to Success: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Live the Life You Have Imagined

Anthony Silard | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Once you achieve your goal, you will know it was these moments of doubt when your resolve was tested -- when you had to dust yourself off, pick yourself back up and try again -- that were the most crucial in generating your success.

Sometimes, You Need to Get Out of Your Child's Way

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The initial experiences that children have as they first engage in the world, from grasping your finger in infancy to walking, eating, dressing and talking, lay the foundation for their future beliefs about their ability to master the complex world in which they will live as they mature.

A Race Toward the Mental Finish Line

Amitai Shenhav | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science
Amitai Shenhav

Imagine that each time you have to make a choice there are two imaginary lines drawn, one to your left and the other to your right, both equally spaced from where you start out.

The Torture of Birthing Lovely Things

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

This weekend, I was reminded that the process of creating lovely things is sometimes far from lovely. For many years, I believed that if something were "meant to be" and held goodness and rightness, then the process of creating it would be graced with ease. I know better now.

Joyful Effort

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

By being mindful of what you are thinking or doing and alert to whether it is non-virtuous and/or meaningless, you can learn to quickly recognize when you have fallen into the trap of acting non-virtuously out of habit and ignorance.

The Problem-Solving Fast Track

Garret Kramer | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Garret Kramer

We live in a thought-created reality, not a circumstance-created reality. Therefore, it makes little sense to think more about a problem that is the result of too much thinking to begin with.

Five Minutes on the River Thames

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

While getting the gold or winning the race matters, what carries even more weight is the willingness to dedicate every last drop of energy in pursuit of a goal.

Why Is It So hard To Make The Life Changes We Seek?

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Are you looking to be a happier, more productive, more successful person? Are you in the market for self-help? Then the better advice is stop putting so much effort into finding your "authentic" self. Learn to embrace the self as flexible.

Is Angry Birds Destroying America's Work Ethic?

Grant Cardone | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

I recently downloaded Angry Birds to see what all the hype was about and immediately realized that the demise of the American work ethic is the fault ...

Thugtatorship: The Highest Stage of African Dictatorship

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

In a thugtatorship, the purpose of seizing and clinging to political power is solely to accumulate personal wealth for the ruling class by stealing public funds and depriving the broader population scarce resources necessary for basic survival.

Should We Be Paying Kids To Do Well?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Children -- and adults -- need to know that parents, teachers and others in their lives support and believe that they can succeed and take pleasure in their accomplishments.

Short-Term or Long-Term: Where Do You Live?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

If we cannot change our activities, we can at least try to change our attitude toward them.

Why Is The AMA President Lying (Again)?

Dr. Daniel Palestrant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Palestrant

Dr. Rohack tries to spin the fact that the AMA's failure to achieve their two biggest goals, tort reform and repeal of the SGR formula were in fact victories. He is not including two critical pieces of information.