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A step-by-step guide to staying calm during the presidential debate, according to meditation and mental health experts

Watching the presidential and vice-presidential debates might be extra stress-inducing this election season. There are certain meditation techniques you can do beforehand, as well as setting up a relaxing physical environment to improve your debate-watching experience. If you feel triggered by something you heard during the debate, notice that and […]
A step-by-step guide to staying calm during the presidential debate, according to meditation and mental health experts
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Scottie Pippen on partnering with American Express and the Calm meditation app to tell the history of basketball in a ‘Sleep Story,’ and the value of mindfulness in his NBA playing career

Scottie Pippen spoke to Business Insider about partnering with American Express and the Calm meditation app to narrate an audio history of basketball for the app. Pippen also discussed how he and the Chicago Bulls used mindfulness to excel as a team, and called the NBA bubble “pickup basketball” in […]
Scottie Pippen on partnering with American Express and the Calm meditation app to tell the history of basketball in a ‘Sleep Story,’ and the value of mindfulness in his NBA playing career
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Meditation, music, and the Mediterranean diet: How Rita Wilson stays healthy after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

Actress and singer-songwriter Rita Wilson is committed to a healthy, active lifestyle, especially because she survived breast cancer. Quarantine life made keeping up a routine challenging, leading to some weight gain, but says “you just have to accept it.” Songwriting and meditating helped have helped her cope with quarantine life. […]
Meditation, music, and the Mediterranean diet: How Rita Wilson stays healthy after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
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This $25,000 meditation pod that looks like an egg is designed be installed in offices and airports — here’s how it works

OpenSeed sells meditation pods designed to help people relax. The 50-square-foot pods start at $US25,000. They use lighting, aromatherapy, and sound for guided meditation experiences. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Offices, hotels, and other features of daily life (back when they were open) can be stressful. OpenSeed says […]
This $25,000 meditation pod that looks like an egg is designed be installed in offices and airports — here’s how it works
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I’ve been using Zoom to do weekly Zen meditations with a Buddhist monk in Japan — it’s helped relieve my anxiety and given me a sense of hope in this trying time

During the pandemic, Michelle Gross has been practicing voice meditation as a way to help relieve stress and combat anxiety. After being introduced to Zen meditation with a Buddhist monk in Japan and taking online virtual sessions throughout the pandemic, Gross says she’s found that voice meditation is the most […]
I’ve been using Zoom to do weekly Zen meditations with a Buddhist monk in Japan — it’s helped relieve my anxiety and given me a sense of hope in this trying time
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Harry Styles made a Sleep Story for the Calm app and his fans are not calm

Harry Styles has made a Sleep Story called “Dream With Me” for the Calm relaxation app. The Calm Twitter account teased a short clip on Monday with the caption “Wednesday. #DreamWithHarry,” while the video ended with Styles’ voiceover saying “Hello, I’m Harry Styles.” Fans are already being sent into a […]
Harry Styles made a Sleep Story for the Calm app and his fans are not calm
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3 deep breathing exercises for better sleep and quick relaxation

Breathing exercises can help you fall asleep fast by relaxing your body and mind. The best breathing exercises for sleep include 4-7-8 breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and body scan mediation. Here’s how to practice these breathing exercises and get better sleep. This article was medically reviewed by Alex Dimitriu, MD, psychiatrist […]
3 deep breathing exercises for better sleep and quick relaxation
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How to practice sleep meditation to fall asleep more easily

Sleep meditation may help you fall asleep more quickly. For example, if you’re having difficulty calming your mind when you try to sleep, meditation can be a useful strategy to wind down and relax yourself for a more restful sleep. In addition, some research has suggested that a daily meditation […]
How to practice sleep meditation to fall asleep more easily
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3 health benefits of body scan meditation, and how to practice it

A body scan meditation is a type of meditation where you focus on the sensations in your body. During a body scan meditation, you’ll notice how each body part feels, from your toes up through your legs, chest, arms, and head. The benefits of body scan meditation include managing chronic […]
3 health benefits of body scan meditation, and how to practice it
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What is meditation? How the popular wellness practice can benefit you

Meditation is a wellness practice that has been proven to reduce stress, improve focus, and contribute to a range of mental and physical health benefits. If you want to meditate, it might be easiest to start with a class or guided meditation app, which will lead you through the process. […]
What is meditation? How the popular wellness practice can benefit you
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The 4 best meditation positions — and why your posture is important

There are many different meditation positions you can try. While sitting is the most common, you can also trying kneeling, lying down, or standing up. Here’s how to do each of these meditation positions correctly, and how to make sure your posture allows for an effective meditation. This article was […]
The 4 best meditation positions — and why your posture is important
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12 must-know meditation tips for beginners

These 12 tips can help make sure your meditation is effective as you build a daily practice. For starters, be patient and treat yourself with kindness, as it can be difficult to learn how to pay attention to your breath and sit for meditation. It’s also important to be disciplined […]
12 must-know meditation tips for beginners
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The 5 most common types of meditation — and how to choose the best type for you

Five of the most common types of meditation are mindfulness, body scan, walking, loving-kindness, and transcendental meditation. Different types of meditation come with different benefits, but some benefits include reduced anxiety, improved self-control, better self-care, and less pain. If you’re a beginner, you may want to consider first trying mindfulness, […]
The 5 most common types of meditation — and how to choose the best type for you
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7 benefits of meditation, and how it can affect your brain

The benefits of meditation are extensive – and backed by science. The mental health benefits of meditation include better focus and concentration, improved self-awareness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and anxiety, and fostering kindness. Meditation also has benefits for your physical health, as it can improve your tolerance for […]
7 benefits of meditation, and how it can affect your brain
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The best podcasts and apps to help you fall asleep

Apps like Calm and Headspace offer guided meditations and mindfulness exercises. Podcasts such as “Sleep With Me,” “Phoebe Reads a Mystery,” and “Boring Books for Bedtime” feature sleep-inducing bedtime stories. The soothing sounds of “The ASMR Podcast” and “Rain, Rain Sleep Sounds” can also lull listeners to sleep. Visit Insider’s […]
The best podcasts and apps to help you fall asleep
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How to meditate: A beginner’s guide to meditation and mindfulness

In the US, the amount of people practicing meditation more than tripled from 2012 to 2017. While meditation has a rich cultural history in countries like India, China, and Japan, it’s becoming increasingly popular in the Western world – and with good reason. Meditation can have extensive mental and physical […]
How to meditate: A beginner’s guide to meditation and mindfulness
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People are paying hundreds of dollars a night to go on meditation retreats where speaking is banned, and it shows just how far the ‘wellness generation’ is taking things

Silent meditation retreats are one of the fastest-growing trends in travel, Caren Osten Gerszberg reported for the New York Times. Meditation retreats range from a few days to a few weeks in length and can cost thousands of dollars. Silent retreats are among a handful of luxury wellness experiences, including […]
People are paying hundreds of dollars a night to go on meditation retreats where speaking is banned, and it shows just how far the ‘wellness generation’ is taking things
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Camila Cabello said deep breathing for 5 minutes a day has improved her quality of life, and an expert says the strategy really works for stress relief

Singer-songwriter Camila Cabello has previously been open about her struggles with mental health, including anxiety and OCD. She recently said deep breathing has “helped so much” with those issues. Breathing has long been known to reduce stress and improve well-being There are many breathing techniques that can help with stress, […]
Camila Cabello said deep breathing for 5 minutes a day has improved her quality of life, and an expert says the strategy really works for stress relief
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Some Apple employees are reportedly frustrated with the health team’s direction and want to tackle bigger challenges within the healthcare system

There’s apparently been some turmoil on Apple’s health team within the past year, with disagreements about overall direction, according to a new report. CNBC’s Christina Farr spoke to “eight people familiar with the situation” on Apple’s health team, who said a number of employees “have become disillusioned with the group’s […]
Some Apple employees are reportedly frustrated with the health team’s direction and want to tackle bigger challenges within the healthcare system
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This app uses AI and ASMR to create personalised meditations

Mindwell, a new meditation app, says it combines “isochronic tones, solfeggio frequencies, and spoken guidance” to create 350 meditation tracks. Mindwell’s flagship feature is MoodShift, a function meant to provide users with immediate help in beginning to alter one’s mood. Mindwell launched an in-app AI predictive engine on Friday. Click […]
This app uses AI and ASMR to create personalised meditations
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Boxer Mike Lee fights for a world title Saturday after an autoimmune disorder kept him out the ring for nearly two years. Here’s the evidence behind his unconventional training.

World-class fighter Mike Lee uses a variety of complementary wellness techniques to stay in a top physical and mental form for his fights, including his upcoming title bout against reigning champ Caleb Plant. Lee has ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic autoimmune disorder, which he manages through nutrition, CBD, heat, and cold […]
Boxer Mike Lee fights for a world title Saturday after an autoimmune disorder kept him out the ring for nearly two years. Here’s the evidence behind his unconventional training.
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Why you should practice yoga regularly

Over 36 million Americans practice yoga – a popular exercise that can have profound benefits to your mental and physical health. Studies show yoga can improve flexibility, which in turn can help treat and prevent back pain. Yoga and meditation have also been shown to lower inflammation, which is linked […]
Why you should practice yoga regularly
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Calm, the 7-year-old meditation app, says it’s now valued at $1 billion

Calm, the popular relaxation app, backed by Aston Kutcher’s Sound Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, raised $US88 million in Series B funding – boosting its valuation to $US1 billion, making it tech’s first unicorn focused on meditation. The funding round is led by TPG Growth with participation from Creative Artists […]
Calm, the 7-year-old meditation app, says it’s now valued at $1 billion
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Bill Gates reveals his 5 favourite books he read in the past year

As an avid reader, Bill Gates often shares his recommendations for the best titles of the year. This year’s list includes two books on meditation, a memoir, a cautionary Silicon Valley tale, and an exploration of autonomous weapons. Gates said his 2018 recommendations are particularly gift-worthy, with a little something […]
Bill Gates reveals his 5 favourite books he read in the past year
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There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan

Five-year plans and punishing morning routines are often perceived as being integral parts of the path to success. But the obsession over a perfect life can distract us from appreciating our days as they really are. A variety of experts and writers suggest appreciating the present as it is. Essayist […]
There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan
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Super-successful people like Warren Buffett and Marissa Mayer swear by their hobbies, so I spent a month trying to find one of my own

I spent a month trying different hobbies in an effort to become a more interesting person. Those hobbies included baking, meditating, colouring, and letter-writing. Many super-successful people, like Warren Buffett and Marissa Mayer, speak publicly about their hobbies, and experts I spoke to say hobbies can make you happier – […]
Super-successful people like Warren Buffett and Marissa Mayer swear by their hobbies, so I spent a month trying to find one of my own
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Ryan Reynolds says a popular app helps him cope with his lifelong anxiety

Ryan Reynolds told the New York Times that he uses the meditation app Headspace to cope with an anxiety that he has “always had.” Headspace, a popular app among Olympic athletes, Wall Street executives, and a number of celebrities, teaches meditation through breathing exercises and visualisation. Reynolds, whose film “Deadpool […]
Ryan Reynolds says a popular app helps him cope with his lifelong anxiety
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Everyone from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Tom Hanks has adopted the meditation technique sweeping Wall Street

The David Lynch Foundation is the premier Transcendental Meditation organisation in the US, with members including Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Tom Hanks, and the Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. The organisation teaches a simple meditation practice that federally funded, peer-reviewed research has determined to be effective in lowering blood pressure […]
Everyone from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Tom Hanks has adopted the meditation technique sweeping Wall Street
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A day in the life of ‘the happiest man in the world’ — a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

Matthieu Ricard is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and the Dalai Lama’s French interpreter who became globally renowned for his bestselling books and popular presentations on happiness. He (unwillingly) gained the title of “happiest man in the world” from the Western press due to the level of brain activity registered in […]
A day in the life of ‘the happiest man in the world’  —  a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others
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