Rebecca Gould

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The Buddha Part II: What He Got Right and What He Got Wrong

There are many elements of Gautama's philosophy that are compelling and useful, but some of his main ideas are antiquated and riddled with irreconcilable contradictions (such as soulless rebirth and blissful equanimity). It's worthwhile separating what he got right from what he got wrong.<p><b>What did</b> …

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Meditation

Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents

In July 2013, some 1.2 million Twitter users followed a remarkable series of tweets from NPR's Scott Simon. He was sending updates from the hospital room where his mother was living the last days of her life.<p>Simon's mother died on July 29, 2013, just shy of her 85th birthday.<p>Those who were …

Chicago

This infographic shows your life — in weeks

Tim Urban has created a wonderful series of infographics over at "Wait But Why."<p>The graphics illustrate "your life in weeks."<p>If you're an American male and you make it to the average life expectancy of just over 76 years, you'll live about 3,962 weeks.<p>If you're a American female, you'll probably …

Infographics

Daily Meditation: Kiss The Earth

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 a poem by Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh. "Kiss the Earth" invites readers …

Meditation

Elkebana: Symmetrical Flower Wall Trophies Inspired by Japanese ‘Ikebana’ Flower Arrangements | Colossal

<p>If you enjoy the aesthetic appeal of animal antlers but hate the idea of taxidermy, Elkebana might be just the thing for your cabin walls. The …

An overlooked way to lower monthly student debt payments

By the time Wayne Tibak graduated from college this spring, he had more than $118,000 in student debt. Then came the payments, $1,700 due every month. Tibak started working two jobs, one during the day at Home Depot and another at night at Wal-Mart. But it wasn't nearly enough to make the math add …

FDA Approves Combined Hepatitis Drug

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first single medication to treat hepatitis C on Friday, green-lighting one pill in the place of …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Top 350 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Tweet and Share

The inspiration you need is often found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Motivational quotes are extremely popular. Millions of people gain inspiration from people who have been there and done that incredibly well.<p>Thanks to all the readers who encouraged me to collect these in one post, here are 350 …

Motivation

A Neuroscientist Explains the Effect of Meditation on the Brain

Advertisements<p>A human body has the capacity to heal itself, you only need to be consciously aware about the process and choose the right medium to …

Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate

<b>“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>Sitting meditation has always been challenging for me; practicing …

The Importance of Self-Awareness, and How to Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that's true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of …

TED Talks

Why Are We So Nostalgic for Music We Loved as Teenagers?

As I plod through my 20s, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon: The music I loved as a teenager means more to me than ever—but with each passing year, …

Up on the roof: Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

<b>Way up above London's bustling streets, previously neglected rooftops are being converted into flourishing wild flower, fruit and vegetable gardens.</b><p>"There's nothing quite like looking at the view of the Gherkin through a trellis of green beans," says Kelly Peake, who lives in a flat in Tower …

Gardening

Top 25 experiences in California

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

California

Smartphone Addiction Now Has A Clinical Name

According to data from the Pew Research Center, 90% of Americans have a cell phone, while a full 58% of them own smartphones.<p>More surprising, though, is the percentage of people who have developed a psychological attachment to their phones.<p>It's called "nomophobia" (short for no-mobile-phone …

Drug Addiction

New York City Doesn't Suck: Who Knew?

All right. All right. I heart New York. Yes, more than I ever thought I would.<p>Unlike so many, the big city known as the Big Apple was never a place I longed to go. Maybe that's why it took me until now to make my first trip there as an adult. It was our teenage daughter's idea, actually. A theater …

Don’t Let Your Head Attack Your Heart

I had been planning a dinner party for weeks. There were twenty people coming, some family, some friends, to celebrate my wife Eleanor’s birthday. I designed a ritual for her: my goal was to create a space where people spoke from their hearts in a way they don’t usually do.<p>I prepared questions I …

Why Does Music Feel So Good?

One day several years ago Valorie Salimpoor took a drive that would change the course of her life. She was at the peak of what she now calls her “quarter-life crisis,” not knowing what kind of career she wanted or how she might use her undergraduate neuroscience training. Hoping an outing might …

The Brain

“Alive Inside”: Music may be the best medicine for dementia

A heartbreaking new film explores the breakthrough that can help severely disabled seniors: It’s called the iPod<p>One physician who works with the elderly tells Michael Rossato-Bennett’s camera, in the documentary “Alive Inside,” that he can write prescriptions for $1,000 a month in medications for …

The Biggest Music Streaming Service You've Never Heard Of

Deezer reaches 182 countries by targeting specific regional tastes. Is the U.S. next?<p>At first, Deezer, the international song-streaming service …

Music Industry