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Guided Meditation: Working with the Breath

The theme of Tricycle Meditation Month 2016 is “beginning again.” In this video from the Tricycle online retreat archives, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, an …

Meditation

11 Best Massage Oils for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Most of the therapies and facials use essential oils nowadays. We cannot deny the fact that raw essential oils, when used directly over the skin, can …

Skin Care

How one man got the world making pesto by hand

<b>This weekend 100 contestants will be taking part in the world pesto-making championship in the Italian city of Genoa. They will be using just seven ingredients and crushing them all by hand, under the watchful eye of a man who has made pesto his life.</b><p>Roberto Panizza is doing something that's as …

Italian Food

14 Stylish Women Who Turn Maternity Style On Its Head

Maternity fashion doesn't always elicit images of body-con dresses, denim cut-offs and chic off-the-shoulder tops, but there's reasons it shouldn't. Over the past few years, pregnancy clothes have gotten much more fashionable and more moms-to-be are having dressing their bumps.<p>To get a little …

Maternity

Best travel photos of 2015 | CNN Travel

Travel

How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any …

Shutter Speed

Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

If your landscape photography is leaving something to be desired, you’re not alone. Armed with a little knowledge about what’s going wrong, though, …

11 Scary Movies You May Not Know

Halloween is a day for doling out miniature candy bars, dressing up like Donald Trump or Daenerys Targaryen, and watching scary movies. But what <i>kind</i> of scary? Even bad horror movies offer moments that can make you jump out of your skin, like the renowned hospital scene from the otherwise dire</i> …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation