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'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' at MoMA follows artist's paper trail

When Henri Matisse (1869-1954) finished his breakthrough painting "The Joy of Life," he was 36. A new century was just getting underway, and he flung open a door to an artistic adventure that would occupy him for almost 50 years. The escapade took a leading role in revolutionizing art.<p>At the Museum …

The New Heroin Epidemic

Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.<p>In a beige conference room in …

Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security.<p>On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in decline in the region because they have not changed …

National Security

Easing Ourselves into a Meditation Practice.

I don’t have a regular meditation practice.<p>There—I admit it.<p>I’m a yoga teacher, yet I don’t meditate on a regular basis.<p>You know what? I just find it …

Save the Present by Letting Go of The Past

Randi G. Fine, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The human experience is not an easy one. When we enter this world we are given few guarantees about what awaits …

Mindfulness and the big picture

Someone asked me:<p>I keep hearing about mindfulness where ones needs to pay attention to everything. But I am a bit confused and hoping someone can …

Mindfulness

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire roomful of people smile.<p>When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make …

personaldevelopment

10 Mantras To Inspire Happiness

Most yogis and meditators know that happiness isn’t some magical state of being that happens once a certain set of circumstances is met. Lasting …

Happiness

How to Get (Back) into Meditation—10 Tricks of the Trade.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the …

Here There Be Ligers: An Oral History of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’

What a difference a year makes. In 2003, Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess, and Jon Heder — students at Brigham Young University’s film school — were just …

Comedy

E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.<p>Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence of whether e-cigarettes are linked to diseases …

Michael Brown's Parents Attend Emotional Burial Service

ST. LOUIS -- Hours after a packed funeral at a nearby church, Michael Brown's parents laid him to rest in an emotional cemetery service.<p>Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden were surrounded by dozens of family members and figures like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for a short service …