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'It takes literally one second': A former Google engineer just gave me the best meditation advice I've ever heard

The tip, which originally comes from Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, appears in Chade-Meng Tan's 2012 book, "Search Inside Yourself."<p>Tan summarizes the advice for his readers:<p>What Tan's really telling readers: Don't get too ambitious when it comes to meditation.<p>It doesn't make you lazy — …

Mindfulness

How Much Is the Average Salary for US Workers?

How much is the average salary for US workers? Salaries vary based on gender, education, occupation, industry, geographical location, ethnicity, and …

Here's How Much Emergency Savings Most People Actually Have on Hand

Confession: I don't have an emergency savings. I used to, until I actually had to use it—and when that ran out, I turned to my credit card to help me …

Vulture: Entertainment News

Dakota Fanning plays a young woman on the spectrum who travels to L.A. to deliver her Star Trek script.<p>Just as smart is Brad Anderson’s direction, …

Peter Dinklage

Americans are growing more secular all the time — which is one reason why Trump voters are so angry

A new poll shows white evangelicals are out of step with the country, which may explain their resentful behavior<p>Despite all the posturing by conservatives about how their movement represents "real" America and liberal political attitudes are restricted mainly to the "coastal elite," new research …

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

A Zen Master Explains the Best Way to Quiet Your Mind and Experience Peace

If you’ve ever read wisdom from the likes of Buddha, Osho or Deepak Chopra, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “become an observer of your …

Prince’s music is now on all streaming services, which Prince would’ve absolutely hated

Subtlety is being given no place in this victory.<p>“The rumors are true… music fans rejoice!” announced Napster. Spotify plastered a New York City subway station with bright purple advertisements in anticipation. Amazon Music, Apple Music, and iHeartRadio all confirmed the news to various music …

Music Industry

Actress Ashley Judd became the breakout star of the Women's March on Washington

Crowds went berserk for the big-screen actress as she waxed poetic in R-rated language on women's rights and the perceived threat the new administration poses to those liberties.<p>Judd read a poem from 19-year-old spoken word poet, Nina Donovan. The actress shared a video of Donovan to her Facebook …

Ashley Judd

How the world reacted to Trump's inauguration as US president

Caution in China, sorrow and anger in Mexico, cork-popping in Moscow – here are some of the global responses to Friday’s power handover<p>Germany<p>Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new US administration start a trade war with China, vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel …

Your Mind is Your Religion

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

Meditation

3 life lessons from Zen Samurais that will blow your mind

When you read about Zen samurais, you would expect to learn about fighting, swords and strategy.<p>But when I researched Samurai texts, this …

As American as Apple Pie

Fellatio has a long and storied history, but not until 1972—with the release of Deep Throat—did it come out, so to speak, in polite company. From the Wild West to the Wild White House, the author explores the blowjob’s emergence as the nation’s signature sex act.<p>Is there anything more tragic than …

God Bless Me, It’s a Best-Seller!

The author’s book tour–for God Is Not Great–takes a few miraculous turns, including the P.R. boost from Jerry Falwell’s demise, a chance encounter with the Archbishop of Canterbury, and surprising support for an attack on religion.<p>One of America’s most seminal books is William James’s <i>The Varieties</i> …

God Bless Me, It's a Best-Seller!

The author's book tour—for God Is Not Great—takes a few miraculous turns, including the P.R. boost from Jerry Falwell's demise, a chance encounter with the Archbishop of Canterbury, and surprising support for an attack on religion.<p>One of America's most seminal books is William James's <i>The Varieties</i> …

Why Women Still Don’t Get It

Christopher Hitchens’s “Why Women Aren’t Funny” engendered plenty of outrage. He’s read the angry letters, seen the Funny Girls cover, and unearthed a romantic subtext in Alessandra Stanley’s counter-argument. To this unrepentant male, it all proves one thing: he was right all along.<p>As I read …

In Defense of Foxhole Atheists

It’s no secret that conservative Christians dominate the U.S. military, but when higher-ups start talking about conversion missions, it’s time to worry. The author meets a group of soldiers who aren’t having it.<p>One Monday in May, I was setting off from Washington to Colorado Springs, home of the …

The Gospel According to Mel

For his controversial film, The Passion of the Christ, which seeks to convey the true horror of Christ’s torture and death, Mel Gibson has been charged with anti-Semitism. But, the author argues, neither Jews nor Christians have confronted the full implications of the director’s illogical, ignorant, …

Visit to a Small Planet

North Koreans worship their dead dictator, Kim Il Sung, and his son the reigning Kim Jong Il, despite the surreal nightmare of famine, isolation, repression, and nuclear peril the dynasty has spawned. In Pyongyang, the author wonders whether mass delusion is the only thing that keeps a people …

How the Conservative Belief in American Exceptionalism Has Become a Matter of Faith

A small group of colonies manages to break away from a large empire in the closing years of the 18th century. The resulting state would probably be …

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 …

This is what happens to your body when you stop exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover's life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. Blame it on your looming work deadlines, or the stubborn needle on the scale, or even just plain old boredom.<p>That’s normal. But here’s why you shouldn’t …

Chicago Marathon

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Changes in sexuality over time have made the modern family what it is. What next? Homa Khaleeli asks the authors of a groundbreaking graphic guide, The Story of Sex<p>Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ …

Books

Robert De Niro Wants to Punch Donald Trump in the Face

The Oscar winner says "He's a punk. He's a dog. He's a pig. He's a con. He's a bullshit artist." Then he quits being nice.<p>Robert De Niro doesn't think very highly of Donald Trump. While shooting a political testimonial intended as part of a non-partisan get-out-the-vote effort called …

Robert DeNiro

Letterman Just Called Out Jimmy Fallon For Going Easy On Trump

[mashshare]<p>Retired CBS late-night talk show host David Letterman just slammed NBC’s The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for his widely panned …

Calorie Maintenance Calculator - Daily Calorie Requirements

As I’ve explained, your daily calorie intake is by far the most important part of your diet plan no matter what your goal is (losing fat, building …

National Treasure Leslie Jones Live-Tweeting The Debate Is The Only Commentator We Need

Never change, Leslie Jones.<p>The “Saturday Night Live” star and former master Olympics commentator seems like one of the few voices of reason commenting on Monday night’s presidential debate.<p>Case in point:<p>And:<p>And:<p>And:<p>Jones seemed to have no patience for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump …

The 6 most common reasons people become atheists

<b>Church attendance has been declining for a number of years - it's not</b> <b>worth measuring atheism in empty pews.</b><p>In US surveys on religious beliefs, …

Religion

The Crazy Way Men And Women's Brains Fall In Love VERY Differently

How do you fall in love? That was the question I set out to answer. As a biologist, I understand what happens to the brain when you fall in love. It is the increase or decrease of certain neurotransmitters that gave you that unmistakable euphoric feeling of love.<p>But, how do you get there? What …

Relationships