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A Mindfulness Expert Explains How a Psychological Trick Called 'The Beginner's Mind' Could Make Your Life Easier

We all have stresses and anxieties in life. But a lot of these troubles could be solved by one simple practice. A lot of joy can also be found from …

25 Quotes From a Famous Buddhist Master That Will Make You Reconsider What's Important in Life

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 …

A Harvard Neuroscientist Reveals That Meditation Not only Reduces Stress But Literally Changes the Structure of the Brain

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered whether meditation actually has any benefits for the brain.<p>Luckily, modern day research is …

Mindfulness

Does an Octopus Have an Inner Life?

Octopuses—those rascally, shape-shifting, skin-changing, critters of the sea—are, like all forms of life, unique. Watch them—as they scamper across …

A Simple Mindfulness Strategy That Literally Reconfigures Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we go through life, we tend to be taken away from this deep sense of self as a …

Mindfulness

DIY: Flowers in the House, 9 Ways

Something changes when you put fresh flowers in a room.<p>Here are nine ideas for flowers to bring inside (while you’re waiting for them to start …

Daffodils

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

<b>Since you're here...</b><p>... we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading Ideapod than ever before, but advertising revenues across the media …

Mindfulness

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks) | Inc.com

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

The Brain

3 Mindful Breathing Exercises That Reduce Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

Feeling a little stressed?<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than three quarters of Americans say they’ve felt stressed …

Obama tweets final message from White House, announces new website

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours as head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website.<p>"It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man," he said.<p>His post-White House …

Donald Trump

Conan's Spoof Phone Calls Between Barack Obama And Donald Trump Will Never Get Old

"What is it? Some kind of meat dish?"<p>What if Donald Trump kept bugging Barack Obama for advice?<p>Conan O’Brien imagines the kind of things the president-elect may be asking the current commander in chief in a series of hilarious spoof telephone calls.<p>From questioning whether Kazakhstan is a meat dish …

Donald Trump

Read Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature Banquet Speech

When the news came out in early October that Bob Dylan was getting the Nobel Prize in Literature, it seemed like everyone had an opinion on the …

Literature

When 'Super Agers' Get Alzheimer's, They Don't Exhibit Any Symptoms

Some older people show signs of Alzheimer's in the brain, but keep a sharp memory.<p>SAN DIEGO ― Super agers, the group of elderly people whose memory performance seems to defy aging, just produced another surprise for scientists: They can have numerous amyloid plaques in their brains, which is a …

Dementia

Jon Stewart’s new HBO show said to launch in early 2017

For anyone lamenting the fact that the most ridiculously entertaining and utterly bizarre election in U.S. history went down after Jon Stewart left …

20+ Of The Best Entries From The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year

2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has come to an end, but before the judges pick the winners, let's take a look at the …

Bob Dylan's artwork on show in London

He’s famously been on the road for nearly thirty years.<p>Now a gallery in London is showing some of the artwork of the surprise winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan, in an exhibition entitled ‘The Beaten Path’.<p>The most iconic of American troubadours, Dylan is not only a …

Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks Album Review

One doesn't have to be a broken-hearted straight male (or even a Nobel Prize voter) to fall in love with Bob Dylan’s <i>Blood on the Tracks</i>, but it might help. Filled with open-ended and often gender-specific pronouns, the <i>yous, hers, hes, shes,</i> and <i>theys</i> remain unnamed on all but one of the 10 songs on …

Why the Codependency Myth of Drug Addiction Needs to Die

The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.<p>Chances are, if you have been affected by drug addiction or just watched enough reality TV, you've heard something about the concept of …

Jack White and Margo Price performed on 'A Prairie Home Companion' (which is now hosted by Chris Thile)

Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers’s <b>Chris Thile</b> took over for Garrison Keillor as host of NPR’s <i>A Prairie Home Companion</i>, with his debut happening …

As it was in the '60s, Bob Dylan’s truth-telling is needed today

Bob Dylan’sNobel Prizefor literature is something even he could not have prophesied with his pen when we were young musicians together in Greenwich Village. I was astonished at the news, overjoyed. A sense of validation swept over me. It seems we built a long-lasting platform of sorts, a fortress …

Greenwich Village

Left-Handers Day: 13 facts about the wonderful left

From scissors and smudged ink, spiral-bound notebooks to impossible-to-use tin openers, the lefties' struggle is real.<p>To mark International Left-Handers Day, which falls every year on August 13, here's some lovely left-leaning facts. So take a moment to pause and appreciate the plight of your …

Joe Walsh: My Life in 15 Songs

Joe Walsh has called himself an "ordinary average guy," which is something of a stretch for a man who's written some of rock's greatest riffs, from …

Joe Walsh

Old Crow Medicine Show Does Dylan at Rousing Nashville Show

Ground-breaking string band Old Crow Medicine Show tipped their hats to one of music's greatest innovators last night (May 12), performing Bob …

Country Music

How to clean a coffee press

Do your future self a favor: Give your coffee press a quick refresh after every use. And don't forget to separate and rinse out all three filter …

Coffee

This drug could foreshadow a major breakthrough in how we treat depression

Ketamine has been known since the turn of the millennium to have powerful antidepressant effects — it relieves symptoms in a matter of hours, while other antidepressants take weeks or months, and it can treat depression even when other drugs are ineffective.<p>But it also has hallucinogenic side …

Found: the Brain's Binge-Drinking Reward Circuit

It's the first time that modern medicine has identified how the feedback loop works.<p>If you've ever seen a friend or family member who cannot stop …

Prince's last days: Health scares, thrilling shows, purple pianos

<b>(CNN) —</b> At the height of his stardom in the 1980s, Prince was ubiquitous, a marquee star who sold out stadiums, stole the silver screen and slayed fans with his bare-chested sass and sexuality.<p>Then a dispute with his record company in the 1990s changed his worldview and he retreated from the public …

Music

Tiger found wandering streets of suburban Houston

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police may have solved the mystery of the tiger found wandering the streets of suburban Houston.<p>The Conroe Police Department says it started getting calls Thursday about a tiger spotted in a Coral Cove Pass subdivision. They posted pictures of the animal on Facebook and asked the public to …

Turner Broadcasting

In Praise of Prince, the Shadowy Titan

He was the last great chameleon of rock and roll.<p>This has got to be the worst year for musical greats since 1970, when we lost Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix within a month of each other: Lemmy, Bowie, Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, and now Prince, dead at …

George Harrison