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Dza Kilung Rinpoche's New Book The Relaxed Mind ; Amazingly Concise, Easily Understood Meditation Instructions

I received my first meditation training in 1975 when I was living in Minnesota. At that time, there were very few books on meditation or spirituality and even fewer tailored to the "modern Western" mind. Today, we have lots of mindfulness and meditation classes, books, websites, etc. Spirituality …

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Donald Trump scores highest 'SNL' ratings in years

In preliminary overnight ratings from Nielsen, Variety reports that Trump earned a 6.6 rating with meter-marketed households. What that means is that Trump's episode was rated 57% higher than the show's fall average and 53% higher versus the same episode last year. According to the trade magazine, …

Charles Barkley

Paul Ryan's Plan For A Budget: Let Every Republican Decide

Nancy Pelosi called the new speaker's approach "challenging," "interesting" and "curious."<p>WASHINGTON -- New House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a plan to avoid a damaging fight over government spending, but it was not clear Thursday that it extended beyond his own party.<p>Ryan, who took over after …

Planned Parenthood

Peace Looks Further Away Than Ever for Israelis and Palestinians

The sane among us have always wanted to believe that this conflict wasn’t really about age-old hatreds or religious intolerance. We didn’t buy that …

Donald Trump Faces Legal Action For Using Aerosmith's 'Dream On'

Ben Coster—Camera Press/Redux; Gilbert Carrasquillo—Getty Images<p>Ron Galella—Getty Images; Gilbert Carrasquillo—Getty Images<p>James Devaney—Getty …

The Steelers' accusations show the NFL is out of control

Something happened during the NFL’s season opener between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.<p>“We were listening to the Patriots’ radio broadcast for the majority of the first half through our headsets,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters follow a 28-21 loss. “We will let the …

Football (U.S.)

Stocks End Week on High Note

With Fed fears fading, DJIA adds 103 points; McDonald’s scores win as does Walt Disney<p>Shares in the U.S. capped their biggest weekly gains in almost six months with an advance Friday, as expectations for a rate increase faded further.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 102.69 points, or 0.6%, …

Stock Markets

'Something's wrong': The ISIS intelligence scandal just hit Obama's inner circle

James Clapper, America's top spy, is reportedly in "frequent and unusual contact" with the military officer who is suspected of allowing US reports on ISIS to be altered to fit the administration's official line, Spencer Ackerman at The Guardian reports.<p>"In communications, Clapper, who is far more …

National Security

President Obama to rough it on 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls'

President Obama is going wild.<p>NBC announced Monday that Obama will explore the Alaskan wilderness with survival expert Bear Grylls in a special episode of the docuseries "Running Wild With Bear Grylls."<p>The episode will be taped this week as part of the president's three-day trip to the Last …

Gun Control

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

4 Everyday Activities That Will Actually Strengthen Your Brain | Inc.com

Ever feel stuck? You need inspiration for a new creative project, or a way to solve a management problem, or a strategy for increasing sales, but you keep coming up short? You may be able to get things flowing again with a few daily activities proven to increase brain function.<p>That advice comes …

Humanity

Trump warns Carson

Donald Trump isn't going on the attack against Ben Carson — not yet, at least.<p>"Well, I'm much better as a counterpuncher, so I'd rather have, and I'm hoping for Ben to really hit me at some point, because I love to counterpunch," the Republican presidential candidate said in response to a question …

Government

Listen to Allen West’s Blunt Response After Liberal Radio Host Claims It Was the ‘Guns’ That Killed 9-Year-Old in Ferguson

Former Republican congressman Allen West clashed with liberal commentator Richard Fowler on “The Kelly File” on Tuesday night over gun violence and the death of a 9-year-old girl who was recently fatally shot inside of her Ferguson, Missouri, home while doing homework.<p>West delivered a blunt …

Guns

There’s a Massive Battle Brewing Over the Future Of Wi-Fi

Verizon and T-Mobile are planning to use Wi-Fi networks to broadcast their cellular signals — a move that could clog up the airwaves and lead to …

Madeleine Albright: Iran deal is a win-win

<b>(CNN) —</b> I teach my students that foreign policy is persuading other countries to do what you want. The tools available to accomplish this include everything from kind words to cruise missiles. Mixing them properly and with sufficient patience is the art of diplomacy, a task that for the United …

South Asia

Google has a new logo

Google is introducing a new logo today. Just a month after unveiling a major restructuring of the company, Google is updating its image, too. The new Google logo is still a wordmark, but it's now using a sans-serif typeface, making it look a lot more modern and playful. The colors are also softer …

Android News

The 14th Amendment Did Not Include American Indians

By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji)<p>The Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States brought it up first.<p>Donald Trump suggested that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States be changed. That amendment automatically guarantees the right of citizenship to anyone born on …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Astronauts have captured a troubling new trend in images of cities from space

These aren't the only cities affected.<p>Others around the world have been replacing energy-guzzling streetlights with brighter and whiter energy-saving …

Trends

Ben Carson Pens Op-Ed With Brazen Message for Black Lives Matter Protesters

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson wrote in a column for USA Today Monday that much of the anger from Black Lives Matter protesters is misplaced and won’t result in meaningful change.<p>“The ‘BlackLivesMatter’ movement is focused on the wrong targets, to the detriment of blacks who would …

Black Lives Matter

Read Billionaire Mark Cuban’s ‘Two-Minute Guide to Understanding’ Donald Trump

Mark Cuban has a new favorite “sport”: politics.<p>The Dallas Mavericks owner took to Cyber Dust, the online messaging platform he created, and offered his take on current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.<p>“Five weeks till training camp. I’m so ready,” Cuban wrote, according to the Dallas Morning …

Donald Trump

Why does the only black presidential candidate insist the US is post-racial?

It’s not racist, or even controversial, to point out that black people in the US face systemic hardships and prejudices, from increased poverty rates to higher police brutality. But as that observation, notably via the Black Lives Matter movement, has begun to attain broader attention and more …

Government

Bolt Edges Gatlin in 100m at World Track: Pictures

Beijing

Oil prices below $39 for first time since 2009

Get ready for even lower oil prices.<p>Futures for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude fell below $39 a barrel Monday -- a level not seen since 2009. Oil settled Monday just above $38, down more than 5%.<p>It was just June of 2014 when oil was at $100 a barrel.<p>Click for the latest: Dow's insane …

Oil

10 spices you should eat and why

“Spices and herbs are special because of the high concentrations of antioxidants in them,” says Ishi Khosla, Delhi-based clinical nutritionist, …

6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

<b>Not Lowering to 90 Degrees</b><p>If you don't complete the exercise through its full range of motion—all the way down until your thighbone is parallel with the floor—you won't fully engage your glutes and the upper part of your hamstrings, says Montenegro. Basically, you won't get a better butt. To train …

Report: Brady willing to accept suspension for not cooperating

By Steve DelVecchio<p>Tom-Brady.jpg"><p>Tom Brady is willing to miss at least one regular season game as a result of the Deflategate scandal, but the wording in any potential settlement is of great importance to the New England Patriots quarterback.<p>More from FoxSports<p>ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that …

Does the Constitution Guarantee Citizenship to Anyone Born in U.S.?

"End birthright citizenship," wrote Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in his new policy paper on immigration.<p>"No sane country would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants," the paper states, noting that Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada took a similar …

Immigration

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …