Diane Connolly

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What Is Mindfulness Anyway? And Why Should Lawyers Practice It?

Jeena Cho<p>Mindfulness has become a huge buzzword recently. Thanks to neuroimaging, scientists are able to actually see the impact mindfulness and …

10 Things Bhutan People Do Differently That Make Them The Happiest People

For those who may not know, Bhutan is a country in Southeast Asia that is just south of China. The country is known for being really small and for …

Ashoka the Great: From Cruel King to Benevolent Buddhist

The emperor Ashoka is considered to be one of India’s greatest monarchs, and was the third ruler of the Mauryan Empire. Whilst Ashoka’s conquests …

3 Benefits to Mindfulness at Work

<i>By Jeremy Adam Smith</i><p>Research says mindfulness works for individuals. But does it work in the bottom-line-driven workplace, or is it just a frivolous feel-good program?<p>This is the question tackled in a growing number of studies -- and at an November 13-14 conference at the University of California, …

I Reluctantly Practised the Science of Happiness for a Week - And It Works

I'll be honest and say that I thought twice (actually it was more than that) before writing this.<p>After all, the science of happiness sounds like a …

Vietnam's 'stunning' rise in school standards

<b>Vietnam's performance in the last international Pisa tests was a stunning achievement.</b><p>Participating in the tests for the first time, the country's 15-year-olds scored higher in reading, maths and science than many developed countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.<p>It was an …

How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy

From the beginning of John Kennedy's Administration into this fifth year of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, substantially the same small group of men have presided over the destiny of the United States. In that time they have carried the country from a limited involvement in Vietnam into a war that is …

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Starter Kit to Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing countries. Its vibrant cities are booming, UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay is expanding its …

10 embarrassing questions I could not stop asking myself when I lived in Vietnam

Why am I so American?<p>Back in America I could happily ignore my monolingualism and the fact that I look like every other Midwestern girl around, but …

14 American habits I lost when I moved to Vietnam

1. I quit caring about ants in my tea.<p>Prior to Vietnam, I was one of those girls. You know the kind: the ones who scream when they see a spider and …

New Anantara Resort Opens in Vietnam

Anantara is expanding its reach throughout South East Asia with the opening of Anantara Hoi An Resort in Hoi An City, Vietnam.<p>This coastal city—an …

Photographic Journey Through Northern Vietnam By Rehahn

As always, when it comes to Vietnam, we talk about the war, the economic booming, and the Communist Party. However, Vietnam has become one of the …

Vietnam Tours | All Female Motorbike Tours | Ho Chi Minh City Day Tours

8:30am - 12:00pm<p>$48 USD<p>A fun ride to the most popular attractions in Saigon. Learn the history of each famous site from the perspective of our guides.<p>…

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Three Tricks to Find Your Flow

<b>When was the last time you were so focused that time stood still?</b><p>Athletes call this mental state being in “The Zone”; psychologists call it “flow” or …

Vietnam Travel Guide

Red Hotel, Con Dao, Vietnam

One of our best sellers in Con Dao! This property is a 7-minute walk from the beach. Red Hotel is just 350 feet from Con Dao Beach and Vo Thi Sau Monument. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi access and private parking.<p>Local Vietnamese and seafood delights can be found within 350 feet away. The hotel is 1,650 feet from Hang Duong Cemetery – a memorial cemetery for those who died at Con Dao Prison. Con Dao Museum is 1,950 feet away.<p>Air-conditioned rooms feature cable TV, an electric kettle and a …

Con Dao Resort, Vietnam

Located along Nguyen Duc Thuan Street, Con Dao Resort offers 10 bungalows with free Wi-Fi and private parking. It features an outdoor pool, restaurant and rooms with satellite TV.<p>Each air-conditioned room at the Resort Con Dao comes with a minibar and electric kettle. A hairdryer and slippers are provided.<p>Sport facilities at the resort include beach volleyball and tennis.Tour services are also available.<p>A variety of local dishes are served at the resort’s restaurant. There is also an on-site …

Six Senses Con Dao

Set on the untouched island paradise of Con Dao, about 230 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Six Senses features luxurious villas with private infinity pools …

Vietnam: Culinary tour links travelers with food, culture

Eat and drink your way through Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi, on a nine-day culinary tour that focuses on connecting travelers with the culture and people of Vietnam. Organized by Access Trips, the tour includes stops at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An and the former …

The Future of Vietnam Travel Is Anchored By Deep Traditions

Vietnam is a name that stirs the senses and emotions. It conjures visions of proud farmers in conical straw hats tending their rice paddies. It conjures smells of lemongrass, ginger and mint, savory spices used in Vietnamese cooking.<p><i>Image courtesy of Access Trips.</i><p>Vietnam is a name that stirs the …

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Travel gallery: Baiba and Frankie go to Vietnam

Fancy visiting some boutique hotels in Vietnam? We know a few people who can help… Here at Smith, we pride ourselves on having a top-notch team of …

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

“An com chua?”<p>If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the …

Sounds True Presents: Body and Mind are One, Part 1

Karmapa America 2015

The 17th Karmapa Visits the USA<p>Ogyen Trinley Dorje, known as the seventeenth Karmapa, has returned from a journey around America with a great …