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5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Daily Meditation: Awakening

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today’s meditation features the beautiful sound of the shofar, or ram’s horn, in honor of Rosh …

Cause of Crohn's disease: Gut fungus now suspected

People with the inflammatory condition Crohn's disease may have a higher level of a certain fungus in their gut, a new study finds.<p>Scientists have known that gut bacteria may contribute to the development of Crohn's, but the new study finds that this fungus may also play a role in the condition.<p>The …

Medical Research

8 Cool Meditation Secrets for Lasting Peace of Mind

Quietening the mind or having thoughtless state seem impossible and frustrating goal to many meditators. So many times I had felt that instead of …

Meditation