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Here are the life lessons I took away from spending 10 days at a silent meditation retreat

Then I remember it's because I thought I was dying, and the doctor at urgent care told me to learn how to meditate because it's better than taking a vacation.<p>I don't want to sound all woo-woo, so I'm going to tell you there's a ton of science behind meditation. It reduces stress and blood pressure, …


16 powerful habits of productive, successful people

<i>Andreas von der Heydt published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Today's (business) world is more complex, ambiguous, and demanding than ever before.<p>At the same time our working days have only so many hours. Fortunately! In addition, I strongly argue that it's not the smartest thing to add hours in …


Ben Affleck 'humiliated' by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reviews

Report suggests the actor will produce the followup Justice League films in bid to save superhero franchise<p>Ben Affleck was “incredibly unhappy” about the derisive reviews Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice received, according to well-regarded fan site Birth.Movies.Death.<p>A new report alleges the …

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Middle East

Obama urges Turkey and Russia to drop row and focus on 'common enemy' Isis

US president backs Turkish right to defend itself in wake of shooting down of Russian jet but calls for unity in fighting jihadi militants<p>Barack Obama led calls on Tuesday for Turkey and Russia to end their dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet and focus instead on the real enemy – …

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