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10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

15 plants that will purify the air in your home

1/<p>1. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)<p>Boston ferns rank as one of the best plant air purifiers and they also release an abundant amount of moisture …

York Minster brings in Zen Buddhism, quietly

In a history stretching back 1,400 years, York Minster has witnessed wars, plague, revolution, siege and fires - but perhaps nothing quite like this.<p>Arguably England’s most venerable church, it is renowned around the world for its daily cycle of prayer and choral worship.<p>But, in what will be seen …

'The Familiar Becomes New, the New Becomes Familiar': Changing Your Life Habits

In one of his Dharma speeches, my teacher Son Master Songdam uses the phrase "The familiar becomes new, the new becomes familiar" to describe the changes that occur through Son meditation practice. He says:<p>An ancient one has said, 'Where it is familiar becomes new. Where it is new becomes …

I Thought Meditation Was a Waste of Time. I Was Wrong

If you're looking for a performance edge that also yields important health benefits -- and if you're not, why aren't you? -- look no farther.<p>I used to go to a yoga class that started with a few minutes of meditation designed to help us "find our center."<p>I never found my (gosh darn) center.<p>Instead I …

Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Productivity

Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits' blood types, obedience levels

<b>(CNN) —</b> What's your first and last name? Your education and work experience? Do you have recommendations?<p>And are you willing to be a suicide attacker or would you prefer to be a fighter for ISIS?<p>Those were among the questions purportedly posed to would-be jihadis on what appears to be a kind of job …

How to fight inflammation with food

Inflammation is hot topic these days because it’s the root cause of many unwanted symptoms and health issues. Inflammation can be caused by stress, mold, pesticides, mercury, hidden parasites, bacteria and viruses in our body as well as by eating an inflammatory diet filled with table salt, sugar, …

How does baby learn? | Columns Archive, March 2016

How does baby learn?<p>My four-week-old son peered around the living room, intently taking in everything: the ceiling fan, the dog, his baby swing, the …

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

Physics

Try This Gratitude Meditation: How to Move Beyond Same S*** Different Day

I'd like to share with you a gratitude meditation I've developed.<p>I'm moved by the concept of finding happiness in any situation. It doesn't mean you have to be thrilled by a particular situation you may be in whether that's suffering from a job loss, the loss of a loved one, or another personal …

Meditation

6 Ways to Make the Slow Cooker Work When You're Gone All Day

In theory, with a little effort in the morning, a slow cooker greets you at the end of the day with a home-cooked, ready-to eat-meal (martini not …

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Turmeric Recipes

From spicy roasted chicken to Moroccan goat curry, these recipes all feature turmeric.

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …