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A Harvard neuroscientist told us the 3 major ways meditation changes your brain

Moyan Brenn / Flickr<p>Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now.<p>While there is an ever-increasing amount of academic research around the …

Four Moments I’m Preparing Students to Face

Ministry to children and youth for both parents and church workers focuses on cultivating followers of Christ with sustainable faith. Basically, we …

A Man's Guide to the Scarf | The Art of Manliness

Most men’s scarves are approximately 10 inches wide, 70 inches long, and made from either a solid or patterned cut of cloth designed to wrap around …

11 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A.

<b>Main Street, U.S.A. is America at the turn of the [20th] century – the crossroads of an era, the gas lamps and the electric lamp – the horse-drawn car and the auto car. Main Street is everyone’s hometown . . . the heart line of America. - Walt Disney</b><p><i>Disney stands in front of a rendering of the Park</i> …

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7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Mummified monk isn't actually dead, says Buddhist expert

A mummified monk thought to be more than 200 years old is "not dead," but actually in a state of "very deep meditation," according to Buddhist monk …

‘Vote British, not Bolshie’: election posters that chart a changing Britain

When women got the vote, how were they wooed? Why was Harold Wilson forced to puff a pipe? A Manchester show chronicles a century of election strategy and spin

Three Books of Poems You Should Have Read in 2014

In 2014, a number of high-profile poetry collections leaped from the often ignored world of poetry culture into the wider world of what we might call readerly culture. Books like Claudia Rankine's <i>Citizen</i>, Louise Gluck's <i>Faithful and Virtuous Night</i>, Edward Hirsch's <i>Gabriel</i>, Patricia Lockwood's</i> …

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Eric Clapton: JJ Cale got me through my darkest days

Eric Clapton talks about how guitar maestro JJ Cale was his musical 'beacon', as he releases a tribute album called The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale<p>Eric Clapton has paid tribute to the musician he calls "a beacon", as he releases The Breeze, an album honouring the guitarist and …

50 best love songs of the 1980s

We pick out the tender top 50 songs of the Eighties, including records by Barry White, George Michael, Sade and Chaka Khan<p><b>We all love a good love song. Here are 50 of the best from the Eighties.</b><p><b>Champaign - How ’Bout Us (1981)</b><br>A ballad that seemed to set the template for ’80s love songs: gently …

Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 1

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

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Wine Review: South African shiraz

Call it shiraz, call it syrah – it's big news in South Africa right now<p>If South Africa's wines are identified with any particular, distinctive grape varieties, it is usually chenin blanc (vivacious, fruity whites) and pinotage (plummy, juicy, generally much improved reds). And the Western Cape …

Wine tasting notes: the best Chilean chardonnay

Chile's chardonnays are a thing of beauty. Here are three of the best to try this spring<p><b>2013 The Society’s Chilean Chardonnay, Limarí £6.95, The Wine Society (thewinesociety.com)</b><p>Limarí is a fairly new wine region 300 miles north of Santiago. Near the Pacific, it has a cool climate that results in …

5 Ways to Make Water Taste Better (So You'll Drink More of It)

Hate plain H2O? We've got you covered.<p>There's always a trendy new health drink, but you'll never do better than good-old water. H20 has a long list of health benefits, and it can even help promote weight loss.<p>That said, water can't boost your health if you don't drink up—which is hard if you hate …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

House in Maleny, Australia by Bark Design Architects

Remarkable Architecture With A Strong Connection To The Landscape.<p>Bark Design Architects designed this beautiful glass house in Maleny, Australia. …

Poll: You Pick – Refreshed 2015 Volkswagen Jetta or Chevrolet Cruze?

Two refreshed compact cars will debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show: The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, both of which were unveiled over the weekend. That said, we want to know which refreshed compact car you would choose.<p>Through the first three months of 2014, the Cruze <br>has …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …