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Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who taught that our highest good comes from confining ourselves to social roles. Nor were they placid wise men preaching harmonious coexistence with the natural …

Taoism

iPad Pro 9.7 review: damn the torpedoes

"We believe that iPad is the perfect expression of the future of personal computing."<p>So said Tim Cook at the introduction of the new iPad Pro 9.7 last week. It’s exactly the kind of phrase you expect from Cook’s Apple: spoken humbly, but revealing a huge ambition. It mixes a thing that’s familiar …

IPad Pro

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies

You're reading Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

Meditation

Rule Number One: F*ck What They Think

When you get older, you realize happiness is difficult. You can have everything you want, you can achieve your goals time and time again, you can …

The Secret of Lifelong Energy

But the aging process undermines many people, who find that they lose energy as the years go by. I don't mean just diminished physical energy, …