The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogi technique called Pranayama, which helps practitioners gain control over their breathing. Here’s how it works:
Breathe in slowly through your nose for four seconds.
Hold your breath for seven seconds.
Exhale for eight seconds.
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There’s a good reason curiosity is having a moment in the workplace: It makes people better at their jobs. When you’re curious about a subject, you learn and remember more, thanks to the fact that your brain treats the new knowledge as a reward instead of a requirement. A curious mindset also makes you less prone to bias and stereotyping because, according to Harvard Business School’s Francesca Gino, it leads you to look for alternative theories for what you think you know. That helps you make smarter decisions.
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The researchers found that when two strangers met, they both thought that they liked the other person more than the other person liked them — which, of course, isn’t possible. They also consistently underestimated how much the other person liked them.
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A DMT trip ‘feels like dying’ – and scientists now agree – BBC Three
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3. Evolution “doesn’t care about our… happiness.” It wants us anxiously striving, thus life brings suffering (=Buddhism’s dukkha = “unsatisfactoriness”). So feeling happy requires “rebellion” against evolution’s values.
Learning how to draw optical illusions can be a great way experiment with shapes and colors. Create your own optical illusions with this simple tutorial!
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Halloween’s a-coming, which means now is the time to explore the creepiest places in the world. Churches made of bones are not exactly a new topic for us. What we weren’t quite prepared for, though, was just how many terrifying churches made from human remains there were out there. These five sacred buildings are straight out of a doom-metal video.
Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people share their thoughts — and in this case, play a Tetris-style game. The team thinks this wild experiment could be scaled up to connect whole networks of people, and yes, it’s as weird as it sounds. It works through a combination of electroencephalograms (EEGs), for recording the electrical impulses that indicate brain activity, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, where neurons are stimulated using magnetic fields.
— Read on science.slashdot.org/story/18/10/07/0146243/scientists-connect-the-brains-of-three-people-allowing-thought-sharing
The RIA Method
RIA stands for recognize, identify, address. In other words, recognize that you’re afraid, identify the fear, and then find a way to cope.
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