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What Yoga Has In Common With Anti-Anxiety Meds

Have you ever had your mind take you to an unfamiliar, scary place? I'm not referring to what happens when you think about the <i>Blair Witch</i> sequel; I'm …

A Master Buddhist explains how to use mindfulness when you're going through tough times

<b>Since you're here...</b><p>... we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading Ideapod than ever before, but advertising revenues across the media …

25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats

Yoga trips can change lives but finding the right one may sap your core strength before you’ve even started. Our picks – from Goa to Greece via Yorkshire – will make your quest more relaxing<p>You can’t move for downward dog opportunities these days. The explosion of yoga in western countries means …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Not Only Reduces Stress, Here’s How it Changes Your Brain

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been one of the most prominent scientists studying …

2017 could be the tipping point for super efficient solar panels

Sam Stranks is convinced solar panels could solve our fossil-fuel dependency - if only they were more energy-efficient. "Solar could well be the …

Clean Energy

The Agent Orange of Iraq and Afghanistan

Perhaps the most literal consequence of the U.S. presence in Iraq and Afghanistan shows up in soldier's lungs, and what they cough up.<p>Around 60,000 veterans have suffered from the effects of massive burn pits set up near military camps in the Middle East. They're operated by military contractors, …

Forgetting a Nobel laureate in literature: Toni Morrison

I agree with George F. Will that the Swedish Academy’s decision to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan was curious [“Dylan Derangement Syndrome,” op-ed, Dec. 11].<p>But Will’s worldview is so racially myopic that, in an op-ed in which he mentions “Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Wharton, …

'We have never been embedded to this degree': US forces are stepping up their role in the fight for Mosul

More than 5,000 American service members are currently deployed in Iraq as part of an international coalition that is advising local forces in a bid to recapture the third of the country the jihadists seized in 2014 when Iraq's army and police dropped their weapons and fled.<p>Coalition advisors were …

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, …

All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

Who wants what in Syria: World powers jostle for influence

Historians employ a striking term — the "Great Game" — to describe the fierce 19th century test of wills that took place in Afghanistan and across central Asia between tsarist Russia and then-colonial power Britain.<p>With its overtones of guile and pitiless cynicism, the phrase is a relic of the past …

U.S. Arms Wielded by Terrorists: The Lebanon Crisis Awaiting Trump

Israel says Hezbollah is using a shipment of armored personnel carriers the U.S. sent to the Lebanese army.<p>Early next year, a group of Lebanese Air Force pilots and support crew will arrive at a U.S. base in Georgia to receive training on the A-29 Super Tucano, a Brazilian-made turboprop that uses …

Globe editorial: The tragedy of Aleppo, and the end of a one superpower world

Between 1989 and 1991, the Berlin Wall was toppled, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the United States military drove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait while easily destroying the Iraqi army. The Cold War was over, and a new era was beginning.<p>Some called it the Unipolar Moment: The world suddenly had only …

In Aleppo, we are witnessing the cost of looking away

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last 48 hours have been the most savage yet for the people of Aleppo, where unarmed civilians have reportedly been shot on the spot, poison gas has been used indiscriminately and activists have posted tragic goodbyes on social media as they await capture or worse.<p>What Syrian President …

Middle East

The Awakened Consciousness is Dangerous - Meditation & Spirituality

‘ Be careful! The awakened Consciousness threatens, since it can damage your imagine spiritual growth in a moment.’ Frank M. Wanderer<p>How deep you …

The Dharma of Westworld

In this world, beings reincarnate again and again, often repeating the same habitual “loops” across dozens of lifetimes. Only a few awaken to the …

How To Control Your Thoughts, Rebuild Your Brain, and Become a Zen Master

This is the final installation of a three part series on identifying and eliminating limiting beliefs and ultimately becoming a master of your …

Transform Your Life in 7 Days: Guided Meditation

What can you do to transform your life? Many things. And meditation is one of them. Meditating on the changes you would like to experience in your …

7 Things Deeply Intuitive People Do Differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we've been giving intuition far too little respect.<p><i>"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk</i><p>In a …

This is what Italians rejected in Sunday's crucial referendum

Sunday's Italian referendum, in which the country categorically rejected a series of changes to the Italian constitution, is one of the biggest political events in Europe in 2016.<p>Much has been written about what the referendum's outcome could mean for Europe's already uncertain political …

Doctors see a new condition among immigrant children: fear of Trump

At doctors’ offices across the United States, a new diagnosis has been popping up in the medical files of immigrant children, their friends and their families: fear of Trump.<p>Since the 8 November election, pediatricians and clinics serving undocumented immigrants and other low-income patients have …

Immigration

The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton

This piece was first published in the Washington Post (25 November, 2016). If you agree, please join the petition here.<p>Conventional wisdom tells us …

Government

Prepare for 'surprise' as global warming stokes Arctic shifts - scientists

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unless the world stops burning fossil fuels that are fuelling global warming, irreversible changes in the Arctic could have disastrous effects for the people that live there and for the rest of the planet, researchers warned on Friday.<p>Early morning smog …

Global Warming

25+ Hilarious Conversations Between Obama And Biden Are The Best Medicine After This Election

Donald Trump and Mike Pence will soon be moving into the White House, but as you can see from these hilarious imaginary conversations between Barack …

Joe Biden

Massive March for Women's Rights Planned for Trump's Inauguration

President Donald Trump may be met with a massive protest on Washington just one day into his term.<p>Activists are organizing a "Women's March on …

health