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Loopholes and the 'Anti-Realism' of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon …

Quantum Mechanics

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Kathryn Budig Challenge Pose: Baby Hopper II

Feel empowered with this fun low-to-the-ground variation on Grasshopper Pose.<p>Last Challenge Pose we tackled Baby Hopper, a spin on the arm balance …

Anatomy 101: Understand Your Pectoralis Minor

1.3K<p>SHARES<p>This minor muscle is a major player in backbends. Expand it—and its web of connective tissue—for greater range of motion in your chest and …

10-Minute Sequence To Keep You Young In Body + Mind

Maintaining a feeling of youth, even as you age, requires a flexible spine. Try this sequence to open your back and shoulders.<p>Practice Tips<p>Begin and …

Yoga

Farmers in Mexico's avocado heartland are relying on vigilantes to protect their 'green gold'

Global demand for avocados has grown considerably in recent years, and Mexican farmers have been a major beneficiary, declaring the crop "green gold."<p>Mexico produces about 45% of the world's avocados, and the western state of Michoacan is the country's top producer. But Michoacan has also been a …

Six benefits of yoga for severe sleep deprivation

It's a well known fact that sleep disorders such as insomnia are endemic in our stress-filled, caffeine-driven contemporary lifestyles. In a recent study, it was shown that Britons are the world's most 'sleep deprived' people, with 37 per cent of the population reporting that they regularly don't …

Why the world's top performers always avoid the number seven

Ten years ago, productivity powerhouse Tim Ferriss published <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i>, a guide to streamlining (and outsourcing) work activities that …

7 Stretches For Doing The Splits That'll Help You Get More & More Flexible Over Time

Ah, the splits — the ultimate test of flexibility. They're impressive AF, and you've always wanted to low-key whip one out in the middle of a dance …

The 55 Best Questions To Ask To Break The Ice And Really Get To Know Someone

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?<p>It’s likely, “What do you do?”<p>This has become the new “How’s it going?” or “How about that weather?” and it’s awful.<p>If you’re anything like me, this question leaves you feeling sized-up and minimized. It’s as if the asker is thinking to …

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6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Magazine<p>The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.<p>In a potato field near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the …

6 Steps That Make Eka Pada Bakasana II Accessible for All Levels

Join Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko for our new online course Iyengar 201—a mindful and fun journey into a more advanced practice. You’ll …

Yoga

How To Make Beeswax Candles

A golden glow and long burn time are just the beginning of a handmade beeswax candle’s charm. Unlike paraffin candles – which release carcinogens …

Coconut

The Abdominal Crunch Yogis Actually Need (Sorry)

Want to unleash the true potential of your middle? Turns out crunches—yes, the exercise you’ve avoided for years in favor of holding Plank—are key to …

Yoga

Southern Redneck Caviar Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.<p>“Have fun with this dish. This is a great dish to experiment with, you …

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

8 Expert Tricks To Style Your Curly Hair

Curls are unpredictable — and that's the beauty of them. They're not perfect, yet they're perfect just the way they are. When it comes to styling …

AS SEEN IN Sadie Nardini’s Class: Lightest Yoga Jumps Ever

Want to fly? You're just seven steps away. Yoga teacher Sadie Nardini's secret to floating to the front of your mat in vinyasas is <i>softening</i> into your …

Small Blue Bulbs | Broadleigh Gardens

The prima donnas of the spring garden may be the vibrant and showy daffodils and tulips but as with all well stage-managed productions it is the …

Could qigong be the next yoga?

Zen master and blogger Anthony Korahais thinks so.<p>“Once people start to realize what qigong [pronounced chee-gong] can really do -- help you get to …

Qigong

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Consciousness

4 Reasons Your Tomatoes Are Not Ripening – And What You Can Do To Help

Tomatoes not ripening? Here are the four main reasons why your tomatoes aren't turning red, and what you can do (if anything) to help ripen your …

Gardening

10 Flowers You Couldn’t Kill If You Tried

Okay, so not all of us have green thumbs. Everyone wants a beautiful garden, but if you’re gardening-challenged, you’re lucky just to have a garden …

Yoga Journal

If you train yourself to use the lower back skillfully, you'll not only eliminate midback pain but also strengthen your lower back.