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Yoga & Meditation: Why a Daily Practice is so Important. {Plus Tips to Make it Happen!}

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of daily practice. It doesn’t matter what it is we are doing, whether it’s a creative pursuit, a lifestyle …

Meditation

The Acorns Investing App Actually Encourages You to Splurge On That Starbucks Latte

The fintech app Acorns may be backed by high-net-worth investors including billionaire trader Steve Cohen, but its customers are far more average: …

Final Construction Begins on Dakota Access Pipeline

The company building the long-delayed Dakota Access Pipeline began construction on its final section after receiving the last easement necessary to …

Environment

8 Powerful Lessons By The Dalai Lama That'll Make You See Things in a Whole New Way

It’s not often that Oprah Winfrey is lost for words.<p>But when she asked The Dalai Lama “Have you ever had to forgive yourself for something?” The …

Mindfulness

17 Quotes From a Modern Day Mindfulness Expert That Will Change Your Thinking on Life

Jon Kabat Zinn is the creator of the first Center for Mindfulness and is widely recognized as the ultimate expert on using mindfulness to reduce …

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Meditation

Study Reveals the Key to Happiness—And It's Not Money

Love is officially more important to people than money, as a study reveals being in relationship makes people happier than doubling their income.<p>The …

9 signs you're dealing with an emotional manipulator

A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of 689,000 users by manipulating their feeds so that some users only saw negative stories while others only saw …

Self-help

12 of History's Greatest Philosophers Reveal the Secret to Happiness

Today most of us seek happiness through materialistic elements, and there’s always something amiss in life. The greatest thinkers and philosophers in …

Studies: One Dose of "Psilocybin" from Magic Mushrooms Relieves Depression and Anxiety in 80% of Cancer Patients

The largest studies to date, by arguably the most respected institutions up to this point, show that <b>psilocybin</b>, a compound within "magic mushrooms", …

'A teacher is an actor, writer, doctor, lawyer, politician, painter and director - who wouldn't want that?': Teachers around the world share their stories

<i>Ahead of the OECD PISA results, the Telegraph and the British Council conducted interviews with teachers around the world about the challenges facing the profession. The interviews are below.</i><p>It was Aristotle who said of teachers, "those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who …

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What to Do If Your Thyroid Is on the Fritz

From weight gain (or loss) to exhaustion, brain fog, depression, anxiety, and dry skin, thyroid dysfunction causes a wide range of symptoms, which …

Wellness

12 Essential Oil Beauty Recipes To Naturally Improve Your Skin & Hair

Essential oils are pretty amazing for aromatherapy. Add 'em to your bath or a diffuser and allow whatever scent you choose to help alter your mood. …

Why we need to give our kids the gift of accountability

With the holiday season upon us, we look for opportunities to be thankful for the people in our lives — not just our families, but those who make up our village. They are those who lend a hand in providing learning opportunities for our children and opportunities for ourselves to grow into better …

Parenting

A Bodybuilder's Diet - Weight Loss and Fat Loss are Very Different Things

The discipline of bodybuilding can benefit anybody, even those who are not hoping to compete in bodybuilding competitions one day. But that discipline is about a lot more than just lifting weights and pumping up. The diet of a bodybuilder is crucial to his or her success in sculpting that perfect …

Fitness

Mullahs, Skateparks, and Designer Knock-Offs: Inside Modern Iran

It's a million things at once. A country where vastly different understandings of the world live side by side.<p>Both of my parents are originally from Iran, but we never lived there. We'd sometimes travel back to visit family when I was little, but those trips became less and less frequent as we all …

Tehran

Build Lean Muscle with Intermittent Fasting, Carb and Calorie Cycling

<b>So, you want to get leaner and build some muscle?</b> This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach the ultimate goal than you think. …

World’s oldest yoga teacher, 98, loves wine and never drinks water

The latest breed of star to come out of social media is the so-called “yogalebrity” - they’re young, lithe, lycra-clad and all over Instagram in …

New York Times

6 Moves To Master A Pull-Up In 8 Weeks

There are two exercises that, together, will target and tone every muscle in your upper body: push-ups and pull-ups. Push-ups strengthen the chest, shoulders, triceps, abs, and lower back, while pull-ups strengthen the lats, traps, rhomboids, abs, and biceps. This plan strengthens each muscle group …

Workouts

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

<i>Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are learning English.</i><p>Brains, brains, brains. One thing we've learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where our education system is …

Language Learning

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What Is True Happiness?

For more than three decades, scholar and contemplative B. Alan Wallace has considered the perennial question <i>What is happiness?</i> from the dual …

It’s not a cure, but now there’s hope you can prevent Alzheimer’s

Ann Poehler’s strides quicken on the treadmill. Her feet pound. Her heart races from 150 to 160 beats per minute and more.<p>A plastic tube jutting from …

Dementia

Follow This Menu for 2 Weeks and Lose All The Accumulated Fat With No Exercise At All!

It is easy to follow and gives amazing results in only 2 weeks. You don’t need to prepare anything special just include more fresh ingredients that …

health