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Dark Buddhist Teachings That’ll Upend Westerners’ Peace-And-Love Assumptions

From hatred of singing and dancing to comparing women to snakes, these Buddhist teachings reveal that this religion isn't exactly the paragon of …

Spirituality

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

Time Management

20 Creative Waffle Combos That Will Up Your Brunch Game

There are a ton of reasons to bust out the waffle maker today — one of them being that waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore. If you find yourself hankering for waffles for dinner, savory waffles are totally a thing! Or maybe your sweet tooth has you thinking more about dessert. If that’s the …

Deal Alert: Fly To Europe for $293 Roundtrip on Delta - Points Miles & Martinis

Looking to head to Europe this year without spending a whole lot of money? Then, you’re in luck, since there are some super cheap fare from <b>New York</b> …

18 tips that will help you stay safe when you travel

We've put together a list of tips for doing just that, consulting Anthony Melchiorri, host of Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible"; John Rose, an aviation and terrorism expert and COO of travel risk management company iJET; Daniel Durazo, the director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance …

This 'Game of Thrones' cookbook is the perfect gift for diehard fans

"Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine," written by Jammy Lannister, is a cookbook dedicated to "Game of Thrones."<p>The recipes include, but are not limited to, Unsullied Soldiers, Brienne of Tart, Jaime and Cersei's Family Mess and Tyrion's Shortbread. They're perfect for a viewing party, or if you're …

This may be the best peanut butter cookie recipe ever

This one's for all you peanut butter cookie fans. Rich, sweet and perfectly crumbly, the Buttery bakery in Santa Cruz likes its cookies big -- so massive, in fact, that you almost need two hands to hold one. Each cookie is garnished with a coating of dry-roasted peanuts around the edge. It's like a …

10 secret places you need to go before everyone else

When travel finally opened to Cuba, everyone said, "You have to go now before it's ruined!" I have a different take. I think more Cuba tourism could — potentially — bolster its economy and provide more opportunities for preserving its unique heritage. That's a far cry from "ruined" to me.<p>But if …

Are You Spiritually Balanced? Take This Quiz And Find Out

Checking in with yourself regularly is the best way to monitor your spiritual health. Building a strong spiritual foundation helps us to achieve an overall life balance. But how do we know if we are on the right track? Meditation, self-help books, and positive affirmations are all great tools, but …

Plan your own Brexit: The world's cheapest places to emigrate to

As the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is debated in the Lords, the constant uncertainty and debate about Britain's future in Europe (not to mention the rain and relentlessly rising house prices) may have left you plotting your own Brexit. If you want to ditch the UK in favour of a …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …

The 10 tourist destinations you absolutely must visit, according to Lonely Planet

<b>The British Museum has been named as a global must-see spot, alongside some of the world’s most prestigious heritage sites.</b><p>In a list drawn up by …

The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.<p>Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

My 20 Favorite Books on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism

Buddhaimonia.Books hold a very special place in my heart. Since I was a young teen, books have affected my life in significant ways. From making me …

21 Inspiring Quotes That Will Motivate Your Adventurous Pursuits

There’s something about quotes that we all find irresistible. Maybe it’s that they tend to come from ordinary people who have gone on to do …

11 easy ways to boost your willpower and concentration

Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to filter out distractions and improve your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. To find out what some of these strategies are, we sifted through the Quora thread, "How do I improve my concentration and willpower?" and highlighted the most …

These are the 20 greatest cities to live in

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Southwest Offering $59 Flights In Incredible Two-Day Flash Sale

Get on board, folks.<p>Southwest Airlines has jumped on the flash sale bandwagon this week, <b>with flights as low as $59</b> for travel from <b>August 25, 2015 to February 10, 2016.</b><p>The nationwide sale <b>ends Thursday</b>, but before then you can nab a flight to Akron-Canton Ohio to Washington D.C. <b>for $59</b>, Atlanta to …

4 Easy Steps to Mindfulness

Feeling stressed? Do you need something to center you and calm you? Mindfulness is an awareness of your thoughts, feelings and body to bring you back …

Weekly Travel Deals: New York, Cuarcao, and 40% Off a Trip to Puerto Rico

Thailand<p>Get 41 percent off from World Spree, a tour operator known for making luxury travel to Asia a little easier on the wallet.<p>Best of Thailand …

Puerto Rico

A taste of Zen: Heze Shenhui

Shenhui thus founded what became known as the Heze (in Japanese, Kataku) school of Zen. The branch largely died out during the early ninth century …

20 Greatest Quotes From The Dalai Lama

<b>We’ve collected the top 20 quotes from The Dalai Lama for your inspirational and motivational reading pleasure. Check them out:</b><p>1. Happiness is not …

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness From Dalai Lama

Feminism started with the Buddha and Confucius 25 centuries ago

Confucius, Socrates and the Buddha may not be known for their teachings on women's rights - but historian Dr Bettany Hughes is trying to change that<p>Socrates, Confucius and the Buddha were not exactly model family men.<p>The Buddha left his wife and newborn son to hit the road in search of his own …

Why Meditation Does Not Work

Everyone knows meditation is not supposed to "work." This is exactly the point. Meditation is not one more thing to accomplish, to do right. They say you cannot fail in meditation. It is time to simply be.<p>Well, yes and no. Yes, its time not to be busy doing. No, simply being is easier said than …