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A Basic Easy-To-Follow Race Strategy For Your Next Half Marathon

Have you ever toed the start line of race with no idea of what you were going to do once the start gun goes off? Despite following a training plan, …

Why you need to do more cardio

You want great fitness results and you want them fast. That’s why, nowadays, fitness is all about high-intensity interval training (HIIT)—burpees, bootcamps, and Tabatas pushing us to the edge of death, followed by a protein shake. Plenty of studies even show that anaerobic exercise like HIIT burns …

Exercise

Meet the Zen Master Who Taught Steve Jobs to Think Differently

I think we can all agree that Steve Jobs has influenced nearly everyone’s life. He has inspired incredible adulation and countless studies into his …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Meditation

Why do Buddhists Meditate?

When one hears the word "Buddhism", one of the first things that pop up into people's heads is the idea of meditation. While Buddhism is much more than meditation and meditation isn't unique to Buddhism, meditation is something that holds very deep importance in Buddhist teachings. The Buddha …

Meditation

Generosity - Why Do We Westerners Find It So Painful?

So here we all are, spending money on unnecessary things for people who don't need them, while half the planet starves or gets bombed. Does this …

Fair Trade

Vegetarianism, communal living and 'plenty of craic': How do Irish Buddhists live?

We spoke to male and female Irish order members from the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Meditation

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

11 Tips for Winter Camping and Backpacking

by Austin Campbell November 12, 2015 6 Comments<p>Winter is a great time of year to go camping or backpacking<p>Winter can be one of the most beautiful …

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

Samuele Marcora, the 47-year-old director of research at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at England’s University of Kent, doesn’t consider himself an endurance athlete. But he’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about researchers in the field. Marcora, who is originally from Italy, …

The Brain

Best Hikes In Europe - Adventurous And Amazing

Every year millions of tourists flock to Europe to experience the best out of the continent. But what they are missing out while traveling in the …

Reaching The Summit Of Mont Blanc, With No Mountaineering Experience

Our planet is bordered, split and segmented by two natural forces, oceans and mountains. Both are dominant features of any landscape, and wildly …

Mountaineering

Flow PS4 - Part 1

Africa Finds Power Off the Grid - MIT Technology Review

For most residents of rural sub-Saharan Africa, sunset means a world of darkness.<p>But recently those in areas without electricity are taking advantage …

Africa

A practical guide for learning meditation through the art of gaming

Gaming and meditation have more in common than you think. These seemingly unrelated pursuits both offer important self-development lessons that use similar parts of our brains to mold us into better humans.<p>Both also suffer from public perception problems: Gaming is often seen as a potentially …

Meditation

Is the treehouse the pinnacle of sustainable living? - CNN Style

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Sustainable Living