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15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

Spirituality

25 Quotes From a Famous Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If not, he is one of the most famous Buddhist masters living today.<p>Coming from Vietnam, he has inspired countless …

Looking Back on The Ultimates, the Most Uncomfortable Superhero Story Ever Told

Almost exactly 15 years ago, Marvel Comics released a comic containing one of the more alarming pages they’ve ever published. In the final act of <i>The</i> …

Comics

Living with mania is one of the toughest parts of having bipolar disorder

<b>For me, mania is the worst part of living with bipolar disorder.</b><p>For anyone who isn’t aware of what bipolar disorder is, it’s a condition that affects …

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm

<b>“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum</b><p>Today I’d like to discuss something …

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

Spirituality

These 17 Chicken Dinners Are Equal Parts Fast and Fancy

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

The Risks of NOT Letting Your Kids Do Risky Things | The Art of Manliness

In the last installment of this series on the causes and effects of the modern trend towards overprotective parenting, we explored the evidence …

7 life skills everyone should learn — and 13 books that teach them

"I was seeing more and more [students] who seemed less and less capable of doing the stuff of life. They were incredibly accomplished in the transcript and GPA sense but less with their own selves, evidenced by how frequently they communicated with a parent," Julie Lythcott-Haims told the L.A. …

This Easy Yoga Routine Burns More Calories Than a 20-Minute Jog

While yoga isn't exactly thought of as a high-intensity workout (unless you're dabbling in Bikram or power yoga), you'd be surprised how many poses …

Science Says Kids Shouldn't Cross a Busy Street Solo Until They're 14

Kids younger than 14 can't always identify gaps in traffic that are large enough for them to cross safely, says a new study.<p>My kids are 14 and 11, and I'm not gonna lie—I HATE the idea of them crossing streets alone. They've both done it, just not with me because it makes me a nervous wreck. I call …

8 Steps For Parents Who Are Worried Their Child Is Lonely

'It cuts to the heart of any parent.'<p>It is common for parents to worry about whether their child has enough friends, or gets on well with their peers …

Why You Should Think Twice About Giving Your Kids Gummy Vitamins

The sweet, chewy supplements are popular with kids (and grown-ups!). But parents should be aware of these potential pitfalls.<p>When a recent blood test revealed one of my sons had low iron levels, I headed to the store for a children's supplement with iron. And what I saw were rows and rows of …

Zen Master Explains How Your Desire for Love Only Results in Total Suffering

In the short passage below, the Zen Master Osho has an incredibly powerful insight to share about the acts of giving and receiving love.<p>He …

If You Want A Deeper Relationship, Ask Your Partner These 10 Questions | Women's Health

I recommend asking some of the following questions once every few months, and others on a weekly basis.<p>For best results, clear all distractions from your environment. Clear out any and all extraneous things that could potentially ping their way into the space that you are creating and handle them …

The case for a screen-free childhood

Andy Crouch didn’t let his kids use screens until they turned 10 — and they thanked him for it.<p>Andy Crouch knows that he and his wife, Catherine, raised their kids in an unusual way. He calls it “radical.” They set strict boundaries around technology: no devices in the car. They can check their …

The Happy Chemicals: How To Naturally Tap Into Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, Oxytocin

Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the brain chemicals responsible for our happiness.<p>These chemicals are can be triggered all the time, …

Self-improvement

12 Parenting Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed (But You Do)

If you ask a parent about their favorite apps for kids, they are bound to rattle off a handful of apps their kids just can’t live without. And we’re …

Marvel finally scored a big-screen hit with Blade

<i>With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to</i> …

Movies

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

Mindfulness

Try These 26 Phrases To Help Calm An Angry Child

Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from learning …

Yes! Research Finds Another Major Benefit to Being an Older Mom

It's not all bad news when it comes to having children later in life, says our new favorite study.<p>I am a soon-to-be fourth-time mom at age 38. So I was quite happy to learn about a study published in the <i>European Journal of Developmental Psychology</i> that says older moms are basically awesome.<p>Okay, …

Dr. Alan Greene on Weaning from the Family Bed

Ease a reluctant child out of your bed and into her own.<p>Question<p><b>My 4-year-old refuses to sleep in her own bed. In fact, she won't sleep anywhere unless she sleeps with us. We have tried everything and we are desperate. What do we do now?</b><p>Answer<p>Many families throughout history have chosen a family …

A sexist culture of low expectations is limiting our ideas of fatherhood

A new study on parenting offers men their pick of a false dichotomy between emotional involvement and practical responsibility<p>Blame it on my own daddy issues or the sound of the Daily Mail counting down my biological clock, but I have to admit I have a soft spot when it comes to dads. Be it a …

Parenting

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain