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Inquiring Mind magazine launches free online archive

The Buddhist magazine Inquiring Mind, which ceased publication in April 2015, has launched an online digital archive of their 31 years of issues.The …

Meditation

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Trump Is the Star of These Bizarre Victorian Novels

And the Internet is losing its mind.<p>The first thing to know about Baron Trump is that he can’t stop talking about his brain. While meeting with the Russian government, he talks about his glorious gray matter. As foreign women fall for him, he mentions his superior intelligence before casting them …

Books

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

How can economic stagnation be stopped?

Edmund S. Phelps has strong opinions, and he’s not shy about expressing them. In the 1960s, he was a young economist more interested in exciting …

Use These Mental Tricks to Prepare for Dealing with Unpleasant People

The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits—improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking, …

The Obamacare fiasco reveals that once they are in power, Republicans in Washington refuse to deliver on their promises<p>What would you conclude if you voted for a candidate or a party because of a promise to repeal or change a law that you strongly felt was harmful and unjust, but once in office the …

Republicans

No One Knows Why Sperm Counts Are Plummeting

Fears of a real-life 'Handmaid's Tale' are 'valid.'<p>In just 38 years, the sperm count of the average Western dude has been cut in half.<p>That’s a “very …

Sperm

Why Does Being a Woman Put You at Greater Risk of Having Anxiety?

Right now, an estimated 18.1 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of anxiety disorder — going off of the most recent population count, …

What Are Biologics? How Organic Drugs Could Transform Medicine

Say goodbye to chemicals and hello to biologics.<p><b>By Ian Haydon, University of Washington</b><p>In a factory just outside San Francisco, there’s an upright …

Immune System

How Emotions Impact Cognition

Two information-processing systems determine the human emotional response: the affective and cognitive processing systems. The affective system …

Empowered Living Mind Body Spirit Life Coaching

Spiritual awakening requires you to experience three significant phases of growth to help you evolve from ego based consciousness to soul …

Spirituality

Awake At The Bedside - Zen and the Art of Dying

The editors of <i>Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of- Life Care</i> want to make one thing very clear: this book is not about dying, it's about life and what it can teach us, it's about caring and what giving care really means.<p>Equal parts instruction manual and …

Loving the Enemy: Christianity and the Enlightenment

<i>Dominic Erdozain is a research fellow at King's College, London, and the author of The Soul of Doubt: The Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to</i> …

Kick Monday’s Butt With This 1000 Calorie HIIT Total Body Workout

Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>Monday’s are rough.</b> No matter how great the weekend, Monday always comes with a hearty dose of frustration and despair. This …

Revealed: The simple science behind how to spot a liar

A Harvard psychologist explains the tell-tale signs to watch out for if you suspect someone is lying to you<p>A flushed expression, a lack of eye contact and hesitancy are considered tell-tale signs by some for spotting a liar but now an expert has revealed other subtler signs you should watch out for.<p>…

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

The Ozone Hole Was Super Scary, So What Happened To It?

It was the void that changed public perception of the environment forever—a growing spot so scary, it mobilized a generation of scientists and …

Why We Wake Up in the Middle of the Night (and Why It's OK)

Do you suffer from Insomnia? Maybe you’re addicted to light.<p>Clark Strand, senior editor of <i>Tricycle: The Buddhist Review</i>, ponders this question and …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

The Inner Habit of Prayer

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 by Catherine Carrigan in Blog | 5 comments<p>“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you …

Why Do Russians Hate Refugees?

While Europe is mourning Syrian refugees who perish at sea, Russians are predicting the imminent "complete Islamification of the European Union" and …

Inside The Islamic State's Apocalyptic Beliefs

An interview with expert Will McCants.<p><i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Will McCants on the apocalyptic views of the Islamic State.</i><p>The Islamic State has shifted in just a few short years from a militant group …