Harrison Joseph Shaw

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A Zen master says this is the most effective way to respond to haters

If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve probably encountered a hater or two. Trolls are everywhere it seems.<p>But what’s the best way to …

Meditation

12 Ancient Chinese Philosophy Quotes That Will Change Your Life Perspective

As China’s only indigenous religion, Taoism’s influence is found in everything from calligraphy and politics to medicine and poetry.<p>It represents the …

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Home Depot

The Dalai Lama reveals that he too gets angry, and here's what he does about it

The Dalai Lama is a man known for sharing wisdom and enlightenment. So you wouldn’t think he’s someone that gets angry.<p>This isn’t the case. In a …

Mindfulness

Psychology Says a Fear of Flying Actually Has Nothing to Do With Flying | Inc.com

Flying can make the best of us want to breathe into a paper bag and pray, but it turns out that's actually a bit of a misnomer--according to the National Institute of Mental Health, only about 6.5 percent of the American population actually suffers from true aviophobia, or fear of flying. For …

Flying

The psychological reasons why we use filler words like 'um' and 'you know' in conversations

Being slightly less eloquent doesn't necessarily mean you aren't as smart, though. Linguists have said those who use more of these so called "filler words" are probably being more conscious of who they are talking to and what they are saying.<p>Michael Handford, a professor of applied linguistics and …

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

15 Wise Buddhism Quotes That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

Life is tough sometimes. Whether it’s your job, relationships, your mental health, or your physical health, life has a way of presenting obstacles …

7 Mantras That Will Stop You From Taking Things Personally

It’s tough to be around people who believe that everything happening around them is a direct assault on them or is in some way all about them.<p>It may …

4 Buddhist Monk Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<p>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

The Brain

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Look at Your Baby

New research shows mothers' brains produce more happiness hormones when watching their own babies.<p>When you look at your beautiful new baby, you probably feel those warm and fuzzy feelings that you just don't get when you see your friend's adorable newborn. New research suggests the happy-hormone …

Your Dog Is Judging You

New research from the journal <i>Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews</i> shows that dogs can utilize morality to base their relationships and reactions …

The Contact Hypothesis Offers Hope for the World

If you’re the sort of person who thinks about human nature, about who we are as a species, it’s easy to experience some whiplash these days. Here’s a …

Psychology

13 facts about flirting that single — and married — people should know

On Valentine's Day, no less?<p>Luckily, social science has figured out what makes flirting work — or not.<p>Below, we've rounded up some of the most intriguing findings on the art of flirtation, so you can saunter over to the object of your affection with confidence.<p><i>This is an update of an article</i> …

Why Autism Affects Boys More than Girls

While the definition of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has changed over the years, one thing has remained relatively constant: the fact that rates …

Number One Reason SSRIs Take Four to Six Weeks to Work

Skeptics of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants—the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—often cite the fact that it takes four …

Three Things We Still Don’t Know About Meditation

During the past two decades, we’ve discovered a lot about mindfulness—and specifically meditation, which is one of the best ways to cultivate …

Mindfulness

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

10 Simple Steps to Finally Beginning Your Meditation Practice

We can all agree that we need more relaxation and peace in our busy lives. But when life seems so chaotic, how the hell can we go about it?!<p>Well if …

Astronomers Have Spotted a Black Hole So Ravenous, It's Pushing The Limits of Physics

The Universe's hungriest black hole.<p>Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

Spirituality

Why we should think critically about positive psychology in our universities

Buckingham University is to beome a ‘positive’ institution. Yet the wholesale importing of Martin Seligman’s philosophy risks fostering a culture of compulsory happiness<p>Professor Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, flew in from the United States recently to celebrate the launch of a …

Happiness

Psychopaths, Sadists, and the Lure of Internet Aggression

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Don’t feed the trolls,” as it refers to online aggression. Internet trolls thrive on creating chaos, deliberately …

The Sadness of Partisan Polarizing

I am surrounded by political anger. Everyone expects me to be on their side because they are the good guys, and they label me a bad guy if I …

This is why the sound of chewing might actually enrage you

If you’ve ever had to take a deep breath and remind yourself that it’s impolite to shout at a person for chomping loudly on their lunch, you’re not …

Noble Gas Helium, An Inert Element, Could Have Stable Chemical Compounds, Scientists Predict

Helium is commonly known as the lighter-than-air gas that allows balloons and airships to float, and of course, for the temporary “Donald Duck” voice …

Your Personality Changes When You Move to a New Place

When people move across state lines, they usually think about what their new place will be like, their new neighbors, their new town — in short, all …

Psychology