Jen Work

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Offerings: Deep wisdom from Buddhist master Thrangu Rinpoche

I’m drawn to the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism, which inspired my new book <i>Back Over the Mountains: A Journey to the Buddha Within.</i> For the past …

Meditation

Book Review: 'Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End'

It is easy to acknowledge that medicine works wonders in people’s lives; it is much more difficult to accept the one thing that medicine will never …

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make About Being Happy

Being happy isn't what you think it is. A therapist explains why.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whenever I want to gauge my happiness, I talk to a shrink.<p>“But am I really happy?” I’ll ask, prostrate on a chaise-longue.<p>“Tell me …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

12 delicious recipes from Nigel Slater’s new Kitchen Diaries

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Food Photography

How to Decorate Around a Piece With Lots of Patina

There are certain pieces of furniture or decor that have history. On a good day, you might call their particular style vintage or shabby chic; on a …

Flea Markets

The scale of the solar system comes down to Earth in this video

The scale of the solar system is truly mind boggling.<p>Earth alone is more than 92 million miles from the sun, but even on a smaller scale, the moon is …

Poll: Americans widely admire Pope Francis, but his church less so

Pope Francis arrives in Havana for a four-day visit en route to the United States. It will be his first time in both countries.<p>After four days in Havana, the pontiff heads to the United States, marking the first time he has been in both countries.<p>Pope Francis is adored by American Catholics and …

A Gay Episcopal Bishop’s Open Letter to the Pope

The Vatican is reportedly upset that Bishop Gene Robinson will be at the White House to greet the Pope. In an open letter, Robinson explains why they …

Photo found after flooding reveals final image of 7 hikers in Utah flood

Seven avid hikers in safety helmets, wetsuits and climbing harnesses smiled for a group photo before heading into the mouth of a narrow canyon in Zion National Park in Utah.<p>The 50-something men and women from California and Nevada posed with their arms around each other before trying to climb and …

7 lies you tell yourself that could impact your success

Some of the lies are harmless, but others hold us back. Those lies manifest themselves in little habits and patterns for problem solving and getting work accomplished that only seem to be effective.<p>Give yourself a chance to rethink the things you 'know to be true' to help you move forward in a more …

The Anti-Dress-For-Your-Body-Type Guide

The cues are far from subtle. Be it magazines, store windows, or, <i>ahem</i>, certain frequently visited women’s lifestyle sites, we’ve all gotten the memo …

If Cartoon Characters Looked Their Age

Andrew Tarusov, a Russian artist, created a series of illustrations portraying our favourite cartoon characters as pensioners. The artist imagined …

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don’t? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b> <b>–</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Golden Girls: Growing Old, Growing Up and Growing Asian American

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of <i>The Golden Girls</i> on NBC. From modest beginnings, the show would become a huge success, garnering top ratings for NBC and accolades for the show, its cast and crew. But more importantly, from a cultural perspective, it has had a much larger impact. As …

Multiculturalism

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Daily Meditation: Only Breath

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by 13th century mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi. "Only Breath" reminds us …

29 Healthier Versions Of The Best Fall Desserts

Sweet corn and pumpkin are a baker's best friends.

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

The Life Expectancy Gap Grows Wider

People with relatively little education and comparatively low earnings don't live as long as those with higher levels of education and income. That …

The allure and attractions of St Helena

It’s hard to think of an isolated speck of land more synonymous with inaccessibility than St Helena. After all, this seemingly lost island in the middle of the South Atlantic was chosen as the place of Napoleon’s final exile. But there is so much more here for the traveller – hike past soaring …

Plantations

The Okavango: why you need a safari in Botswana's delta

Sitting at the geographical heart of southern Africa, Botswana's Okavango Delta is the closest thing to Eden left on the planet. Amid the sandy thorn-scrub of the Kalahari Desert, its 15,000 square kilometres of champagne-coloured rivers, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons represent …

Wildlife