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Practices From the Inside Out: What is So Great About Being Grateful?

November 10, 2017 by Greg Richardson<p><b>What is So Great About Being Grateful?</b><p>I hear a lot about being grateful, especially at this time of year. People …

Mindfulness for the Introvert

Being an introvert isn’t a “good thing” or a “bad thing.” It’s a personality type, not a value judgment.<p>Yet introverts are likely to feel out of …

Mindfulness

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers of our time, talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy …

Heart Chakra Mandala

One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 chakras. The heart chakra is the fourth chakra. It is symbolized by a lotus with 12 …

Spirituality

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield<p><i>Jack Kornfield, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and one of the most well-known teachers of</i> …

Meditation app aims to help veterans tackle anxiety, loneliness

Veterans dealing with stress have a new option for self-care, and they don't need to leave the house to use it.<p>Those dealing with sleep issues, pain, …

Fit in my 40s: ‘I’d rather eat earth than meditate for 17 more seconds’

Mindfulness has to be principled, otherwise it’s just a guy in California eating a raisin really, really slowly<p>The problem with mindfulness is that it spread across the world unhinged from the philosophy of human goodness that was supposed to underpin it. A sniper has to be mindful, in the sense of …

Mindfulness

Healing Meditation: Guided Meditation for Body Healing

“Your body possesses the innate capacity to heal itself. Science has proven, beyond doubt, that the contents of our thoughts and emotions directly …

Meditation

How to slow down and get the most out of everything you do

This wisdom from a 16th-century priest is especially relevant today.<p>Sometimes I look at my calendar and shudder. It’s full of overlapping …

'The Martian' author Andy Weir solved moon economics to make his new book 'Artemis' believable

<i><br>Editor's note: "Artemis" is the second sci-fi novel written by Andy Weir, author of the blockbuster sci-fi novel "The Martian." The new book goes on sale Tuesday.</i><i>Just as Weir accomplished with "The Martian," he strived for a high level of scientific realism with "Artemis."</i><p><i>But his new story is not a</i> …

Profit

News of the Week: Bad News for Coffee Drinkers, Good News for Elephants

Here, at <i>Ecophiles</i>, we wanted to give you an update on what’s happening in the world, the good news and the bad. From climate change and its impact on …

When mammals switched from nights to days

Mammals once were night creatures. A new study suggests they became active in daylight after the dinosaurs went extinct, 66 million years …

Asteroid-impact study says statistically, dinosaurs should have dodged extinction

There's nothing lucky about having an asteroid wipe out three quarters of all life on Earth, but a new study from Tohoku University in Japan has put …

Scientists Finally Know Why Sleep Deprivation Leads to Mental Sluggishness

Scientists didn’t know why the sleep deprived experienced cognitive lapses, until now.<br>Read More

Sleep

Cancer Translational Research Undertake The Mechanisms of Apoptosis

Cellular Devastation<p>All body cells are determined to die. The developed cell death is named apoptosis. This means usual cells are naturally suicidal. …

Studying sleep's profound and extensive effects on brain function

Research reveals effects of poor sleep on brain, how sleep consolidates memories<p>WASHINGTON, DC -- Although the general benefits of a good night's …

Leonid meteor shower peaks Friday, Saturday

Get ready for another sky show: the Leonid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you this month.<p>Sky and Telescope says viewers will see 10-20 meteors …

How to See the Venus-Jupiter Conjunction on Monday

Despite being hundreds of millions of miles apart, Venus and Jupiter will appear close together on the horizon just before sunrise on Monday — an …

Astronomy

SpaceX Rocket Engine Explodes During Testing As Company Investigates Into Cause

After a largely quiet 14-month stretch without any issue, a SpaceX rocket engine exploded one week ago during a test run at the company’s McGregor, …

Venus-Jupiter conjunction Monday a.m.

Before the November 13, 2017 sunrise, watch for the super-close pairing of the sky’s two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter. They’ll be in the …

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Endothermic vs Exothermic<p>Many chemical reactions release energy in the form of heat, light, or sound. These are exothermic reactions. Exothermic …

Chemistry

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

Biology

Venus and Jupiter Will Meet in the Early Morning Sky Monday: How to See It

Venus and Jupiter will get together in the November sky, and early risers with a clear view of the eastern horizon can catch a view of this celestial …

A sore throat, coughing, hoarseness might be signs of something other than a cold

As winter nears, we tend to ascribe a whole bunch of symptoms to having a cold: runny nose, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue and so on. There are other causes of some of these ailments, however.<p>Itchy eyes and sneezing might suggest indoor allergies. A sore throat and hoarseness can suggest …

Wellness

A former NASA flight director explains how to stay calm in a crisis

<b>• Former NASA flight director Paul Hill had a high-stakes job</b> <b>managing various space shuttle and International Space Station missions for the program.</b><p><b>• Hill shared the strategies he used to keep calm when things went wrong in mission control.</b><p><b>• He told Business Insider such tactics included focusing</b> …

Space Exploration

Physicists Shrink Plans for Next Major Collider

Limited funding and a dearth of newly discovered particles are forcing physicists to cut back plans for their next major accelerator project: a …

Physics

The CDC mapped out where people with cancer live in the US — here's what it found

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, accounting for one in four deaths in Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Over the last few decades, cancer death rates have been falling, with the exception of a few key types of cancer: liver, pancreatic, and …

Cancer

Loneliness could kill you

Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual achievement and extol self-reliance.<p>I …