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The “Pinch Yourself” Hack for Rapid Language Learning - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. ?<p><i>My friend Maneesh Sethi spent five years travel hacking his way around the world, learning</i> …

Daily Meditation: Searching For The Divine

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation is a Sikh spiritual hymn called "Kahe Re Bun Khojan Jayee." The lyrics remind us …

Say Hello to Cold Brew Tonic, the Fizzy Coffee Drink Keeping Us Cool

What's cooler than being cool? Ice-cold coffee with a whole lot of tonic water suddenly popping up all over the U.S., that's what.<p>What's cooler than being cool? <b>Ice-cold coffee with a whole lot of tonic water</b> suddenly popping up all over the U.S., that's what. <b>Cold brew tonic</b> is composed of espresso …

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Distracted When You Meditate? Here's Why You Should Do a Happy Dance

Lately, in my morning meditation sessions, I've been doing a mental happy dance every time I notice myself absorbed in and distracted by thought.<p>Huh? Isn't the goal to focus on my breath and <i>not</i> let my mind run and wander?<p>No, in fact the goal is <i>mindfulness</i>, and guess what: when I notice that I'm …

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Inevitable: Rand Paul supporting group labels Ted Cruz "the capitulating Canadian"

We had a hit in the headlines section this week about how Rand Paul is “under attack” from the rest of the GOP field and it’s probably the best thing …

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5 Body Image Lessons (a middle finger response to an intolerant mainstream media)

<i>Wear revealing clothes. Get bigger boobs. Have a thigh gap. Have a long neck. Don’t be fat. Don’t be ugly…duh. Wear makeup. Be skinny. Follow all</i> …

A Powerful and Underrated Beginner Language Goal - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. ?<p>Why is language learning all about the intermediate or advanced levels?<p>When you start learning …

CNN's Costello Cues Up Bill Nye: 'Ready to Fight the Haters'

On the May 29 edition of <i>CNN Newsroom</i>, Carol Costello brought on Bill Nye “the science guy” (who is not a scientist) to lecture conservatives about …

Top Ten Tips: Mindfulness

A lot has been written about the benefits of practising mindfulness and meditation when it comes to improving well-being.There is no doubt that, for …

Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Dallas's Parkland Hospital treats a lot of people without health insurance. On a November day in 1963, emergency room doctors at this county hospital frantically tried to save an American president who could not be saved. These days, emergency room doctors frantically try to treat 240,000 patients …

How to learn 30 languages

Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?<p>Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, …

5 Life Lessons From Gretchen Rubin, The Queen Of Self-Help

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and new book Better Than Before, gives her five tips for making real life changes...<p>From counselling …

The GOP’s impotent “Millennial” warfare: What Hillary Clinton understands that Republicans simply do not

Right-wing operatives are hard at work trying to ingratiate Republicans to younger voters. Here’s why it won’t work<p>As a member of the generation that made a mantra of the words "never trust anyone over 30," I have never blamed younger people for dissing the Baby Boomers. I think it's important that …

How Obamacare demoralized doctors and degraded care

About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. "How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?" he asked with a smile.<p>"I didn't," I replied. "I had no idea what was coming. I just felt I'd chosen the wrong vocation."<p>I was reminded …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

GOP’s demonic new crusade: Right-wing zealots look for even crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage

As Republican anti-poverty policies fail to reduce poverty, states are doubling down on making the poor miserable<p>Happy Memorial Day! But if you’re in Wisconsin, and relying on food stamps, remember that Republicans don’t want you to have ketchup on your hamburger. They’d probably rather you didn’t …

How to Make Paper Flowers With Coffee Filters

Coffee filter flowers are positively the simplest paper flower to make—and quite possibly the prettiest. Their thin, delicate texture allows light to …