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Talk to your teens about technology and sleep deprivation

Our smartphones are causing sleep deprivation. Not only adults are losing precious sleep. So are our teens. Even technology companies recognize the problem and try to come up with solutions. But I believe it is...
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Let’s make some happy little trees

All those loud YouTubers unpacking toys, creating useless waste and destroying things in their videos annoy me. But I guess that these are the things that most of our kids watch nowadays. Where is...
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Make a daily habit of meditation

In our western society many of us have lost the skill to relax and recharge. There are just too many distractions and things we think we should be doing. Our permanently occupied minds suck...
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Five benefits of drinking less coffee

Coffee is great to give you energy and get you into that productive mood. It is easy to keep drinking it all day. But did you know that the positive effect is much better...
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This year you should learn to code

Is your New Year's Resolution to live healthier in the new year? Good for you! Studies show health-related resolutions always top the list. How about adding another important Resolution? A new habit that combines...
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Reboot your video game nostalgia

As a kid I loved playing video games for hours at a time. These days I am easily distracted and lose interest quickly. Did you know we regard video games as virtual places that...
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Why Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche has a young brain

Recently I discovered Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a famous meditation teacher and master of Tibetan Buddhism. He has a modern, fresh way of teaching and he also likes to combine modern scientific research with the...
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Do you have your smartphone on your bedside table?

What is the last thing you see before you go to sleep? You probably have your smartphone on your bedside table, just like me. That is okay, but don’t let it steal your precious sleep!...
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Inside Bill’s Brain – what I learned from watching

Recently the documentary mini series ‘Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ appeared on Netflix. A documentary that tells Bill Gates' life story and shows how he is finding solutions to some of the world's...
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Three of the best TED talks about focus

One way I like to learn about focus is by watching other people's stories. There are many videos online about this subject. In fact, there are so many that finding the right ones can...

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Be water and adapt to any situation

"Be water, my friend.” A calm, flexible mind can adapt to any situation. Stop thinking you need to control all aspects of your life....