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How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers

Some of us find mental clarity in quiet solitude. Others do it in front of a television camera.<p>After Dan Harris, then an ambitious rising star at ABC’s news division, was left panting for breath during an on-air panic attack on <i>Good Morning America</i> in front of 5 million viewers, he realized that his …

Meditation

How Americans' refusal to talk about death hurts the elderly - Vox

In my family, we don't really talk about death. But, every now and then, we joke about it.<p>For some reason, there is a running joke among my immediate family about how my parents will die. Specifically, my brother and I will come home for Thanksgiving one year and find them decomposing on the …

The McMindfulness Craze: The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution

In case we had any doubt after watching Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes," mindfulness is the new yoga - and we are in the midst of a mindfulness …

Extraordinary pictures of the most ancient trees on Earth

Photographer Beth Moon spent 14 years traveling around the world taking pictures of the most ancient trees on Earth. The resulting photos—printed in …

The Most Jaw-Dropping Space Pictures Of 2014

As Carl Sagan said in Cosmos,"the size and age of the cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home."<p>This year was an especially big year for space observation and exploration.<p>In 2014 we've seen auroras transform the sky, …

Astronomy

The Whirlpool galaxy glints with x-ray lights in one of our favorite images of space from 2014. (Photo courtesy NASA/CHANDRA X-RAY Observatory Center/Wesleyan University) See more photographs: http://on.natgeo.com/1HULUDb

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

6 Powerful Ways to Balance the Ego with the Soul

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In a world full of giant egos wanting more more more, it is refreshing to find people with individuated egos …

Thich Nhat Hanh, still in coma, is recalled across the globe

December 21, 2014 by Justin Whitaker<p>As Christmas and the New Year approach, and the darkest days come and pass, many people across the world continue …

10 Rules to Live By From a Zen Master

The Mysterious Man-Made Caves of Longyou: 10 Unanswered Questions

Located near the village of Shiyan Beicun in Zhejiang province, China, lies the Longyou caves - an extensive, magnificent and rare ancient …