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Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

In search of Bhagavati Tara (Part 1)

Second in the list of Mahāvidyāḥ-s, Tārā, holds a special place of reverence among Tantra sadhakas both within the Hindu fold and Vajrayāna …

Take Professional Photographs With Your iPhone Using The DxO One 20.2-Megapixel Camera

It’s amazing just how good the quality of the camera on the latest iPhones is. For grabbing a half-decent photo on the go it’s pretty well unbeatable. I’d go so far as to say it’s as good as many standalone compact digital cameras. Obviously you don’t have the benefit of a zoom lens, and neither …

Cameras

Lady Gaga’s Isolated 'SNL' Vocals Prove Again That She Can Out-Sing Your Faves

Let's give her the applause, applause, applause.<p>By now, the whole world knows Lady Gaga can really sing ― she’s proven it time and time again.<p>But just in case you needed a little more proof that the 30-year-old singer has one of the best voices in the industry, someone has isolated the vocals from …

Landscape Photography Guide Special Offer

<i>“I’ve been a photographer for years, and I thought I knew it all. This guide really amazed me. I was surprised at what I didn’t knowabout landscape</i> …

The Three Bodies of Enlightenment by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

<i>Please consider making little donation to help us expand the encyclopedia Donate</i> <b>Enjoy your readings here and have a wonderful day</b><p>“Dharmakaya is like …

My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow

After several years of trial and error, I finally have a complete RAW photography workflow in Linux that I am happy with.<p>The applications in this …

Harry Potter "enhanced" digital editions now available on iTunes

Digital versions of the Harry Potter book series are now exclusively available on the Apple iBooks store, the company announced in a press release …

Books

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

The road less pedalled: cycling in the USA

The USA is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from sun-kissed coastlines and deserts to vast wetlands and mountain ranges. One of the best ways to see the great American outdoors is by bike. Why? Travelling on two wheels is not only immersive – it can take you totally off …

Articles about peaceful wooded lot futuristic toronto home buzzing smart tech on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.<p>Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let...<p>Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming …

Architecture

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better …

Shutter Speed

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

Follow This Guideline to Get Tack Sharp Focus While Hand Holding your Camera

Blurry images are the bane of a photographer’s existence. I’ve yet to meet a photographer who has ever stated anything even remotely resembling the …

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

How Stress Is Making You Lose Your Mind

Stress is affecting your brain much more than you think. Sure, you've experienced the distraction, forgetfulness, negativity or anxiety that comes from stressful situations, but did you know it's also shrinking your brain? Hormones released in response to stress not only affect brain function, they …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.<p>1. …

Workouts

30 Links to Inspiring Photography and Amazing Articles

This week's list is composed of a terrific set of hand-selected links by Toad Hollow Photography, featuring some of the finest photographs and posts …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

An elephantine election

<b>Which countries match the number of voters of India's states and territories?</b><p>IT WAS the biggest exercise in democracy ever. More than half a billion …

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

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US comedy show host John Oliver takes a dig at Arnab (and berates the US media for ignoring the Indian polls)

'Don't pretend you aren't interested in this, America. The last time you heard a rags-to-riches story about a tea-selling Indian kid, you threw a …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography