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8 Widely Held Beliefs You'll Reconsider After You Start Meditating

Daily meditation, like many other foundational practices, can uproot and shed light onto some of the nearest and dearest beliefs we hold about …

Happiness

This infographic shows the surprisingly simple basics of mindfulness meditation

Studies suggest that meditation does all sorts of great stuff for you, like increasing memory and awareness while decreasing stress and negative emotions.<p>But if you've never done it, mindfulness can be intimidating.<p>Enter the below infographic, which combines advice from some of the best books on …

Pope's genocide comments spark indifference, frustration among Turks | Reuters

ANKARA/IZMIR (Reuters) - When Pope Francis became the first pontiff to publicly call the 1915 Armenian massacre a genocide this weekend, the reaction from Ankara was swift and irate: it summoned the Vatican ambassador for a dressing down and recalled its own envoy.<p>Reaction in the Turkish media on …

North Africa

California delta's water mysteriously missing amid severe drought

As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.<p>A state investigation was launched following complaints from …