A. V. Putri

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Wonderful Winter Libation: Merri-Mint Moonshine Mocha

The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends, gathering ’round the fire, the piano — or, let’s be honest, the TV — and enjoying each others company. But, there is one little thing that can really kick things up a notch (and no, we’re not talking about grandma’s famous peanut …

Buddhism 101 with Rick Hanson, PhD: The Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path

Rick Hanson, author of <i>Buddha's Brain</i> (2009), <i>Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time</i> (2011), <i>Hardwiring Happiness: The</i> …

Analysis: What Follows Middle East's Tough And Tumultuous 2014?

LONDON — This was the year of the unthinkable.<p>American, Iranian and Syrian warplanes in the same airspace, bombing a common enemy — an enemy that used U.S.-supplied tanks and guns to overrun a Middle Eastern army and take a major city in a matter of days.<p>This was the year ISIS burst into life as …

6 Reasons 'Pinkwashing' Israel on Gay Rights Is So Wrong

Pinkwashing just won’t die.<p>No matter how many times the tactic is called out, its proponents just keep on doing it, blithely unaware of how …

Colleges: Plan set for travel to Ebola-affected regions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year on college campuses, as finals conclude and students and faculty flock home for the holidays. But when their destination involves Ebola-stricken nations, things get a little more complicated.<p>Colleges and universities across the country are no longer …

Why Buddhist Teacher Pema Chödrön Says There's No Need For Self-Improvement (VIDEO)

The start of a new year is a natural time to reflect on where you've been and where you want to go. But before you start making a resolution list of self-improvements, watch this "Super Soul Sunday" clip with world-renowned Buddhist teacher and best-selling author Pema Chödrön. As one of the first …

“No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society<p>It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have surrendered; shooting unarmed teens; knocking pregnant women to the ground. While the issues involving race, civil rights …

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and …