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The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

The Number One Cause of Emotional Suffering, According to Mother Teresa

I think we all can agree that emotional suffering is one of the hardest struggles to deal with in life.<p>Whether it’s anxiety or depression, or a …

How And Why To Practise Gratitude

<b>Children's Mental Health Week 2017 | Highlight on Gratitude</b><p><i>Image Credit: Pixabay</i><p>Ok, I do bang on about gratitude quite a bit, but really, it's such a …

These 10 life lessons from Albert Einstein will blow your mind wide open

Everyone is familiar with the work of Albert Einstein, and he has long been regarded as one of the greatest scientists in recorded history.<p>While his …

The internet is desperately trying to reunite this lost teddy bear with its owner

No small, pink teddy bear should have to struggle through this cruel world alone.<p>On Sunday, Ireland's Cork Airport shared a poignant post about the …

No One Can Get Enough Of This Otter Sliding Down A Snowy Hill

No one with any sense, that is.<p>When’s the last time you experienced — or even witnessed — total unbridled joy?<p>If it’s been a while, or really, even if it’s only been, like, a minute, take this golden opportunity to watch this river otter sliding down a snowy hill.<p>Wildlife photographer Barrett …

Cute Animals

Hungry squirrel and mean crow engage in a battle over coveted pizza slice

Even this squirrel knows that you should <i>always</i> fight for the last slice.<p>In this video posted on Youtube by The Weather Network, one lucky squirrel …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

Meditation

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

38 times Stephen King absolutely slammed Donald Trump on Twitter

You don't have to spend long on Stephen King's Twitter feed to gain an insight into his feelings about the current U.S. President.<p>The legendary …

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

Within You Without You

I have been drawn to the practice of <i>shamatha</i> from the time I was first introduced to it, in Dharamsala, India, in the early 1970s. I was immediately …

Searching for the bright light: 5 surprising facts about near-death experiences

A new study explores some of the most common myths about this uncommon experience<p>Larry Schwartz<p>February 4, 2017 2:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Descriptions of near-death experiences have become somewhat familiar. “I’m unconscious. Floating above myself. I see people …

Medical Journals

Scientists think they finally know how Antarctica was formed, and it contains 'an interesting lesson' about our future

Still, it's remained a bit of a mystery how the ice sheets on the continent came to be.<p>About 34 million years ago, the Antarctica ice sheets formed very rapidly, which has puzzled scientists. There are two main competing theories for its creation, both of which are based on global climate change …

Earth Science

What Do Linens Have to Do With Getting a Good Night’s Sleep?

In the winter of 2009, my college boyfriend and I packed our dormitories and headed to New York City to work at Vanity Fair and Vogue, respectively. And, live together—a first for both of us.<p>Our linen closet was a modest mash-up: my childhood shabby-chic Ralph Lauren florals and his turtledove …

A Zen Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies to Improve Your Personal Relationships

<i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>Mindfulness is all about being aware of your surroundings and …

Meditation

Round or Square? The Hidden Meaning Behind the Cut of Your Engagement Ring

marilyn monroe<p>The most exciting aspect of the engagement process can also arguably be the most agonizing: Deciding which type of ring you’ll have. After all, it’s the longest style commitment you’ll ever make. Luckily, diamonds never go out of style.<p>GIA-graduated gemologist and fourth-generation …

Engagement Rings

Your life really does flash before your eyes before you die, study suggests

Your life really does flash before your eyes when you die, a study suggests - with the parts of the brain that store memories last to be affected as other functions fail.<p>Research on those who have had "near death" experiences suggests that the phenomenon rarely involves flashbacks in chronological …

Biographies

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

Motivation

Check Out This Cool Gif Showing How Lens Focal Length Changes People's Faces in Portraits

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your …

We're so jealous of this cat's incredible air hockey skills

Just like we love to showcase talented people, we like to give credit to talented animals — especially felines. Since cats helped build the internet, …

Apply Time Management Techniques to Your Passion Projects

Spending more time doing what you love in life isn't just about carving out minutes, it's about effective time management.

Time Management

What Actually Is Palo Santo & When Should You Use It?

As you might already know, there are all kinds of ways to deal with negativity, from crystal gridding to burning sage. But one of the oldest and most …

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha's, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

How to Cope with Little or No Bedroom Storage

If your bedroom storage situation is such that you laugh-cry every time a person on "House Hunters" (or any given home show) sashays through a …

Living Rooms

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Spirituality

6 Powerful Ways to Build Unbreakable Self-Discipline

If you look at your life right now, what is the reason you are not as successful, happy, or healthy as you could be at this point in your life?<p>Apart …

Adorable police pug will handcuff you with his cuteness

Not every dog can make it as a police dog.<p>Police dogs have to be highly intelligent and trainable. They are generally medium to large in size. They …

This Founder Ditched His Career at 40 and Turned a Hunch Into Millions

The only way to find out what will happen is to go ahead and try, says the creator of High West Whiskey.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s</i> <i>“20 Questions”</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success</i> …