Gul Faraz

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How Meditation Changes Your Brain

It does more than just help you to relax.<p>Sit down. Close your eyes. Feel your chest rise and fall with each inhaled and exhaled breath.<p>For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice--known as mindfulness meditation--can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. …

Mesmerizing Images Created from Plastic Found on the Beaches of Hong Kong

“Photography is not what we see; it’s what we make others see,” says Leeds-based photographer Mandy Barker.<p>In 2012, Mandy Barker set sail on a yacht …

Hong Kong

Aroma of coffee percolates into the land of the cuppa tea

In London, where tea has traditionally been the go-to caffeinated beverage, filtered coffee is the new, exciting item on the menu. The Brits have …

Standstill: Six Years in Greece

To me—a foreigner living in Athens—Greece is a beautiful and intriguing land, full of light and life.<p>But it’s also a place that, since 2009, has been suffering from an unprecedented economic and social crisis, the victim of the harshest austerity program ever implemented in Europe.<p>These photos, …

Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1220000/1220466_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537509111_bf532d3b0bccae54c55b0cc56145b770<p><b>Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says.</b><p>Maj Gen Peter Gersten, …

Human Rights