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Buddhism and the Messiness of Everyday Thinking

I am sitting in the Forest Refuge dining hall eating my breakfast oatmeal. I'm 4 weeks into a 3-month silent meditation retreat. My mind, however, is anything but silent: I'm in a fierce argument with the estate of songwriter Jimmy Webb.<p><i>Papancha</i>. It's a Pali word often translated as "endless mental …

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Healthy fish and chips recipe

Lemon sole goujons with chips, crushed peas and homemade ketchup.<p><i>Serves: 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the lemon sole</i><p>2 x 500g lemon sole filleted and trimmed into 8 even pieces<p>50g plain flour, seasoned with a good pinch of salt and pepper<p>100g breadcrumbs<p>2 medium eggs beaten<p>30ml rapeseed oil<p>For the tomato and …

Kettlebell Workouts: Total Body Exercises

A kettlebell is one of the most effective tools for getting a bomb body. The secret behind this Russian fitness import? Its weight is centered below the handle, so when you swing it, nearly every muscle in your body has to work hard to counteract the momentum.<p>Though you've probably seen kettlebells …

Kettlebell Workout: Total Body Toning Fitness Routine

Exercise 1 Around-the-Body Pass<p>Hold the kettlebell with both hands in front of your torso and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Release the kettlebell into your right hand and move both arms behind your back. Grab the bell with your left hand and bring it back to the front (completing a full …

How To Make A Metabolism Boosting Spice Blend

Cannabis is perhaps best known for both its medicinal and psychoactive effects. While the plant is typically consumed as a …<p>Originating from India …

Back On Track Green Monster (Banana

Aside from my current career in the food business, many of you may not know that I also moonlight as a Barber. The job is not to be taken lightly as …

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New Dating Rules: The Subtleties of 'Relationship Lite'

I've been seeing someone for a few months. We text daily. When we hang out there's always a sober sleepover involved. We've met (and like) each other's friends. We know each other's middle names. We haven't decided whether or not we should be exclusive with one another, but there's a level of …

Draw the Line

<b>Draw the Line</b><p>Subtle and chic, boldly glam, or colorful kapow - bold eyeliner always makes a statement. Four different ways to embellish your eyeliner this fall.

8 Items That Will Improve Your Fitness

There are countless exercise machines and fitness tools out there, each claiming to be better than the next for toning your abs or giving you the …

Daily Health Post

A BEAUTIFUL FALL INSPIRED TABLE SETTING | THE STYLE FILES

Sunday Suppers recently hosted a Kinfolk dinner to celebrate the launch of their new book (I have a copy and it is beautiful by the way!). Mulled …

Pilates Exercises for Abs: Quick Moves That Flatten Your Belly

Exercise 1 Kneeling Butterfly<p>Kneel on the mat facing away from the anchor, knees hip-width apart. Raise your arms out to shoulder height and lean forward slightly, keeping your body in a straight line from head to knees <b>(a)</b>. Inhale and twist your torso to the left, pulling the right handle overhead …

Workouts

5 Minutes to Flat Abs

Chi Running: How to be a Faster and Happier Runner

If you think this all sounds a little too hippy dippy for you, consider this: There are studies that prove the effectiveness of this technique. And even seasoned pros and top running coaches are on-board. Andrew Kastor, ASICS running coach and coach of the Mammoth Track club in Mammoth Lakes, …

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Weekend Challenge: Cycling Russian Twist

Try this killer core exercise for stronger abs<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

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Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>You'll be counting …

Roast Pumpkin Risotto

<i>With Halloween round the corner there is no better time than now to indulge in this homely recipe for roast pumpkin risotto.</i><p><b>Serves 2</b><p><b>Cooking time: 45</b> …

Parsley, Kale, and Berry Smoothie

2 Servings<p>Parsley can reinvigorate your cooking--and your health.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) flat-leaf parsley (leaves and stems)<p>4 kale leaves (center ribs removed)<p>1 cup frozen organic berries (such as strawberries or raspberries)<p>1 banana (cut into pieces)<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Food

Get a Grip! 20-Minute Kettlebell HIT Workout

James Farrell<p>About This Workout<p>The buzz on HIT (high-intensity interval training) is heating up, with new boutique sweat shops modeled on this …

Workouts

Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss: Munchies to Satisfy Every Craving

10 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss<p>10 can't-go-wrong munchies to satisfy every craving<p>Plamen Petkov<p>Satisfy Your Hunger<p>Want to stick to your diet? Start snacking. It helps control hunger and rein in portion sizes at meals. And don't worry, it's supposed to feel indulgent. If a healthy snack isn't …

Running for Beginners: Proper Running Form

<b>In Midair</b> ›Don't swing your hips from side to side. (You're running, not salsa dancing!) ›Swing your arms straight back and forth; don't cross your body's central line. ›Keep your shoulders back and relaxed. ›Think of bending your knees and flexing your ankles to form 90-degree angles.<p><b>Back on the</b> …

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Effective Lower Abs Workout: How to Get a Sexy Six-Pack

Gold Medal Abs<p>Eight serious ab moves from top Olympic trainers that will score you a rock-solid middle<p><b>DO IT</b> Train your core with these eight moves three nonconsecutive days a week to flatten your belly and get super sexy abs! Either do them all together as a stand-alone workout or add three or four …

Treadmill Running

The Best Way to Run<p>Treadmill, or trail? Finally, expert advice on how to get the most bang for your running buck<p><b>Does running three miles on the treadmill equal running three miles outdoors?</b> -Tiffany, South Pasadena, CA<p>Not quite. "You're much better off hitting the trail or road," says running coach …

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