New Feature Release: Muse Score – Meditation Article

December 4, 2019 Our team is excited to share with you the newest feature in the Muse app: a sharable and personalized Muse Score data visualization! Starting next week, after you update your Muse Meditation app to the latest version, once you complete a Muse meditation you will notice something different on your results screen… a new feature that allows you to visualize and share your Muse Score.   After you complete a Mind, Heart, Breath, or Body meditation, your…

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Careercake Wins Best Employment Advice Website at the NORAs – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

15 Nov 2019 NEWS Talk to today’s learners in the way they want to be spoken to, about the topics they really care about and they’ll achieve incredible things Careercake has been awarded Best Employment Advice website at the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs).     The NORAs is the only awards dedicated to the continual improvement and evolution of the candidate-experience. It recognised us as the winner within its category for its provision of authentic advice designed to help people take…

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Crossover: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline – Happiness Article

Ricardo Vargas, executive director of the Brightline, welcomes the audience to TEDSalon: Crossover — a night of talks about how we can collaborate, share and learn from each other. (Photo: Jasmina Tomic / TED) To crossover is to fully embrace what complements us, to find insight and illumination from a style or field adjacent to our own. When fully achieved, it allows us to become greater than the sum of our parts. In this evening of talks, five speakers and…

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Hey Dude, I Just Quit My Job!” “Wait, You Did WHAT???”  – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

People don’t just quit. Put another way, thoughtful people don’t just quit their jobs on the spur of the moment. They plan when to resign, how to resign and what to do after they resign. There is an art to resigning, and those who choose to ignore well-tested methods and safeguards do so at great peril. Many a job change has been ruined by what happens when an employee walks into his supervisor’s office and announces that he’s quitting. Resigning…

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Crossover: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative – Happiness Article

Ricardo Vargas, executive director of the Brightline Initiative, welcomes the audience to TEDSalon: Crossover — a night of talks about how we can collaborate, share and learn from each other. (Photo: Jasmina Tomic / TED) To crossover is to fully embrace what complements us, to find insight and illumination from a style or field adjacent to our own. When fully achieved, it allows us to become greater than the sum of our parts. In this evening of talks, five speakers…

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How to Set Up GTD Using Wrike – Productivity Article

“Getting Things Done” or “GTD” — an entire revolution in personal productivity spawned from a book by David Allen in 2001 — has been around for 13 years now. And while there are articles galore that discuss implementing Allen’s methodology for both software and hardware tools, we wanted to give you an idea of how to follow GTD within Wrike. We’ve actually tackled the topic in previous blog posts (GTD and Wrike overview and GTD and Wrike case study) but…

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Announcing TED Masterclass: TED’s official public speaking course – Happiness Article

Language “The world has a new mania — a mania for learning English,” said Jay Walker on the TED stage in 2009. English is accepted as a shared language of science, a language of global business and the language of the Internet, with at least 1.5 billion students learning it worldwide. So the TED Distribution team […] News Over and over, you keep asking us: What’s the best way to give a TED Talk? It’s not just that you’re interested in sharing…

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Catalyze: The talks from TED@NAS – Happiness Article

Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences, opens TED@NAS at The National Academy of Sciences on November 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) Science catalyzes progress. It allows us to explore our biggest questions, generate new ideas and seek out solutions. At TED@NAS, 19 speakers and performers explored how science is igniting change and fueling our way forward — through radical collaboration, quantum leaps and bold thinking. The event: TED@NAS, for which The National…

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Unlock: The talks of TED@BCG 2019 – Happiness Article

Seema Bansal hosts Session 2 of TED@BCG: Unlock — a day of talks and performances exploring how we can reach our full potential — at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai on September 24, 2019 in Mumbai, India. (Photo: Amit Madheshiya / TED) To succeed in the next decade and beyond, we can’t just optimize what we know. We need to keep learning, imagining, inventing. In a day of talks and performances, 16 speakers and performers explored how we can unlock our…

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We the Future 2019: Talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation – Happiness Article

Hosts Rajesh Mirchandani and Chee Pearlman wave to “We The Future” attendees who watched the salon live from around the world through TED World Theater technology. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) At “We the Future,” a day of talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation at the TED World Theater in New York City, 18 speakers and performers shared daring ideas, deep analysis, cautionary tales and behavior-changing strategies aimed at meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals…

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Being More Mindful of the Types of Information We Consume – Self Improvement Article

If you consume a lot of junk food, your body is going to feel like crap and not function at its best. And if you consume a lot of junk information, your mind is going to feel like crap and not function at its best. In other words… we have to be just as mindful of what we consume with our minds as we are of what we consume with our bodies. The information that you consume on a daily…

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What went right? July–September 2019 – Positive News – Positivity Article

Amazon wildfires and political disarray were among the major headlines this summer. But from a new record in renewable energy, to defeating a deadly disease, there was also plenty to be positive about 1. Renewable energy sources provided record levels of electricity to UK homes and businesses between July and September Zero-carbon energy sources (renewables and nuclear power) provided the majority of electricity for homes and businesses in the UK this summer, overtaking fossil fuels for the first time. The…

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Helping learners of English find their own voice – Happiness Article

Transportation Teahouse at Huangjueping Street in Chongqing, China. (Photo: National Geographic Learning – Life as Lived) Since its inception, TED has been zealous in its mission of spreading ideas that inspire. It was out of this passion that a partnership between National Geographic Learning emerged to create materials for the English language learning classroom — and help English learners to find their own voice. National Geographic Learning’s goal is to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to…

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“The TED Interview” podcast kicks off season 3 – Happiness Article

The TED Interview launches its newest season on October 9, 2019. Last season notably featured Bill Gates, Monica Lewinsky and Susan Cain — and you can expect another thoughtful lineup of scientists, thinkers and artists for the new season. Season 3 features eight episodes, during which head of TED Chris Anderson will continue to inspire curiosity with in-depth conversations on our consciousness, the ways we navigate community and the power of embracing paradox. During Season 3, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert…

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The terrifying now of big data and surveillance: A conversation with Jennifer Granick – Happiness Article

Concerns are growing around privacy and government surveillance in today’s hyper-connected world. Technology is smarter and faster than ever — and so are government strategies for listening in. As a lawyer for the ACLU, Jennifer Granick (TED Talk: How the US government spies on people who protest — including you) works to demystify the murky legal landscape of privacy civil rights, protecting our freedom of privacy against government and private interests. We spoke with her about the battle against government…

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Is geoengineering a good idea? A brief Q&A with Kelly Wanser and Tim Flannery – Happiness Article

Live from TEDSummit 2019 The penultimate session of TEDSummit 2019 had a bit of everything — new thoughts on aging, loneliness and happiness as well as breakthrough science, music and even a bit of comedy. The event: TEDSummit 2019, Session 5: Stages of Life, hosted by Kelly Stoetzel and Alex Moura When and where: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5pm […] Live from TEDSummit 2019 Session 2 of TEDSummit 2019 is all about impact: the actions we can take to solve…

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Wildmind’s initiative, but were afraid to ask – Meditation Article

I’ve been asked the same questions over and over again about Wildmind’s new meditation initiative, and so I thought I’d put all the questions and answers in one place. What is the Initiative? Wildmind is a community-supported meditation initiative. Almost 750 supporters sponsor our “community shares,” which gives Wildmind financial stability so that we can focus on teaching. In return, our initiative gives our sponsors access to a wide range of meditation materials and membership of a community of practitioners.…

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“Happiness Is Not Something You Can Measure Against Others.” – Happiness Article

Interview: Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, Founders of theSkimm Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg launched theSkimm from their couch in 2012 and have built a brand with more than 7 million daily subscribers. The company started with the Daily Skimm, the fastest growing email newsletter on the market (sign up here), and has expanded to include theSkimm app, Skimm Studies, Skimm Reads, Skimm Picks and Skimm Notes, Skimm This. Not only that, there’s a production…

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Apply to be a TED2020 Fellow – Happiness Article

Since launching the TED Fellows program ten years ago, we’ve gotten to know and support some of the brightest, most ambitious thinkers, change-makers and culture-shakers from nearly every discipline and corner of the world. The numbers speak for themselves: 472 Fellows covering a vast array of disciplines, from astrophysics to the arts 96 countries represented More than 1.3 million views per TED Talk given by Fellows (on average) At least 90 new businesses and 46 nonprofits fostered within the program…

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Notes from the Author | – Positivity Article

A new approach to mental health The Little Book of Happiness is the third in my trilogy of practical books, based on positive psychology, the science of wellbeing. I first got into positive psychology when I was looking to self-medicate out of depression. Not only did I find a way back to feeling good but I’ve gone through the last decade without a single visit from the black dog. It also led to a fresh sense of purpose – to…

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One great way to celebrate Pride Month: Document LGBTQ history before it’s lost – Happiness Article

June 28, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, when LGBTQ people and allies fought back in a six-night riot against a police raid on The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. Stonewall was not the first time that LGBTQ people took a stand against oppression or police harassment, but it was a major turning point in the global fight for queer liberation and civil rights.  As a twenty-something gay person living in New York…

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As Brexit coverage drives people to avoid the news, Positive News magazine highlights the ‘United Kingdom of Solutions’ – Positive News – Positivity Article

More than a third of people in the UK are avoiding the news because it is too negative, divisive and makes them feel powerless, finds a new report, reflecting a similar trend worldwide. Positive News magazine responds with a special focus on the social and environmental progress happening in the UK More than a third of people in the UK actively avoid the news today, according to a major new report into digital media habits. According to the Reuters Institute…

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Trailblazers: A night of talks in partnership with The Macallan – Happiness Article

Curators David Biello and Chee Pearlman host TED Salon: Trailblazers, in partnership with The Macallan, at the TED World Theater in New York City on June 27, 2019. (Photo: Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) The event: TED Salon: Trailblazers, hosted by TED design and arts curator Chee Pearlman and TED science curator David Biello When and where: Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City The partner: The Macallan Music: Sammy Rae & The Friends…

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The power of your gesture – Self Improvement Article

During dark and rainy days in Amsterdam, I felt the desire to go back to Tofo in Mozambique, where I had taught Yoga in 2014 and I decided to go back in 2017. Teaching Yoga abroad had been such a wonderful experience back then that I felt the urge to go back. In this blog I’d like to share with you what lessons I learnt from my recent – Travel, Live and Work abroad – trip in Africa. My message?…

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Hear From Mindful Dads at Muse + Our Favourite Unique Father’s Day Gift Guides – Meditation Article

June 10, 2019 We spoke with a few mindful dads at the Muse HQ about how their connection with mindfulness improves their lives as fathers and here’s what they had to say: Dan is the manager of the Customer Care team at Muse. He is currently a father of one, and expecting his second child shortly! Q: What is your favourite part about being a father? A: My favourite part about being a father is that I can always be…

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Doing This One Thing Increases Your Chance of Getting Hired by 75% – – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Getting hired, even in today’s strong job market, is a numbers game.  And the numbers are scary.  Right off the bat, a resume faces a lot of competition.  Just to give you an idea of the sheer volume, Monster.com reports 427,000 resume postings a week.  That’s 22.2 million a year, and that’s just Monster.com. THE RESUME JOURNEY Simply submitting your resume is the first step in a long journey your resume takes.  Along the way there are numerous pitfalls and…

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The Key to a Happier Future? Laying the Foundations for a Positive 2019 | – Positivity Article

By Miriam Akhtar MAPP I’ve never been much of a fan of New Year’s Resolutions and making a vision board can leave me feeling surprisingly flat. Recently at a Positive Psychology Masterclass, my co-trainer Bridget mentioned hearing Prof Martin Seligman talk about ‘prospection’ and how it could be the key to creating a happy future. You might consider your ‘prospects’ when changing jobs or think about how to attract ‘prospective’ buyers for your home, but ‘prospection’ is not a word you…

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A first glimpse at the TEDSummit 2019 speaker lineup – Happiness Article

At TEDSummit 2019, more than 1,000 members of the TED community will gather for five days of performances, workshops, brainstorming, outdoor activities, future-focused discussions and, of course, an eclectic program of TED Talks — curated by TED Global curator Bruno Giussani, pictured above. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED) With TEDSummit 2019 just two months away, it’s time to unveil the first group of speakers that will take to the stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 21-25. Three years ago, more…

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A Dose of Vitamin G | – Positivity Article

It calms the mind, lifts the mood and acts as an instant digital detox. Getting a regular dose of green space, aka Vitamin G, is often overlooked as a way of growing wellbeing. Spending time in nature feels good and there’s a body of evidence to show that it does us good too. Getting out into the wilderness is a natural healer of mental health. It used to be known as the ‘camp cure’ or ‘wilderness therapy’. Stressed urbanites would…

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A new malaria vaccine begins testing in Malawi and more TED news – Happiness Article

Faith Osier speaks during Fellows Session at TED2018 – The Age of Amazement in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED The TED community is brimming with new projects and updates. Below, a few highlights. Malaria vaccine begins wide-scale testing in Malawi. RTS,S — the only malaria vaccine to successfully pass clinical trials — will be made available to 360,000 children in Kenya, Malawi and Ghana in the first round of implementation testing. Immunologist Faith Osier spoke to the…

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