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SampleRadar: 464 free cartoon caper samples

<b>We all remember those Saturday mornings spent watching cartoons, but it isn't just the visuals we recall; it's the sounds as well.</b><p>If you're looking …

The Dalai Lama's Guide to Happiness

A well-traveled Dalai Lama takes us on a journey to joy.<p>Take it from a traveler who knows: “Trust leads to happy days and happy lives.” That’s what the Dalai Lama told me when I asked him how seeing the world can lead to peace. Short answer: Travel teaches us to trust.<p>Strapping on a backpack as a …

Don't Just Sit There

We all seek out meditation in order to relieve pain of one kind or another. If we weren’t at least vaguely dissatisfied, we wouldn’t try it.<p>Many of …

Meditation

Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Florida mosque

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim.<p>The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial …

Crime

File 17 is glimpse into still-secret 28 pages about 9/11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the clamor a year ago to release 28 still-secret pages of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, the government quietly declassified a little-known report listing more than three dozen people who piqued the interest of investigators probing possible Saudi …

Saudi Arabia

Despite volcanic setback, Antarctic ozone hole healing

A gaping wound in Earth's atmosphere is definitively healing. Since 2000, the average size of the Antarctic ozone hole in September has shrunk by …

Climate Change

Bright spot: Antarctica's ozone hole is starting to heal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds.<p>In a triumph of international cooperation over a man-made environmental problem, research from the United States and the United Kingdom shows that the September-October ozone hole is getting smaller and forming …

Global Warming

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Western Philosophy

Daily Meditation: Oneness

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 features a poem by 17th-century Japanese haiku master Basho. The poem offers a …

Meditation

Academy finds old 'Return of the Jedi' teaser

Are you a fan of <i>Star Wars</i> and/or zooming title cards?<p>Well then, buckle your roaring Chewbacca mask extra tight, because this 34-year-old newly …

Ben Gurion: What Europe's Hubs Could Learn from The Most Secure Airport on Earth

<i>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock</i><p>Ben Gurion Airport is one of the world’s most secure air travel hubs. No one has been killed or even injured as a result …

A Polite and Respectful Society: Adopting Japanese Norms to Business

I love to travel, and no matter where I go-beach or bustling metropolis- I enjoy learning from the areas I visit and identifying customs that may be applicable to business. My two week trip this spring to Japan offered many practices to consider adopting to enhance your business culture. Here are …

World Trade Center

Rare photos show life inside North Korea's top-secret military

1/<p>The Korean War began in 1950 when 75,000 soldiers from the North crossed the border and invaded the South.<p>REUTERS/KCNA<p><i>Source: History</i><p>2/<p>After the …

The longest train journey in India

On an 85-hour train ride of 57 stops, 21 carriages and three sunsets, photographer Ed Hanley discovered the true beauty of India.<p>The Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express train number 15906 crosses India from the northeastern state of Assam to the southernmost town of Kanyakumari. The 85-hour journey …

India

Bear bites Appalachian Trail hiker in Tennessee

NASHVILLE (Reuters) - A black bear bit through the tent and into the lower leg of a man who was hiking the Appalachian Trail and camped for the night at a national park in Tennessee, park officials said on Thursday.<p>Bradley Veeder, 49, of Las Vegas, was sleeping around 11 p.m. local time in the …

Hiking

A 10-Minute Meditation Session for Beginners

You’ve heard that meditation is “good for you,” but the benefits are far beyond just feeling better. Meditation is the practical method for taking …

Meditation

Obama administration plans new raids that would deport Central American children

The Obama administration is planning another series of raids that would lead to the deportation of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, the<p>Department of Homeland Securitysaid Thursday.<p>The news drew protests from several members of Congress and both …

Five of the best scenic bike rides in Devon

These cycle routes, featuring Dartmoor and Exmoor, make the most of Devon’s dramatic countryside – plus there’s a pub stop recommended for each one, too<p>• Tell us about your favourite Devon cycle route in the comments below<p>Okehampton to Brent Tor<p><b>Distance</b> 32 miles/51km<b><br>Total climbing</b></i> …

Hiking

The mysterious volcano that got Western scientists a rare invite to North Korea

With a roar that sounded like the pounding of a divine drum, the peak of towering Mount Paektu was blasted into the air. The resulting plume of volcanic material turned daytime into darkness and blanketed the landscape for hundreds of miles in a thick layer of snow-white ash. Meanwhile, a …

North Korea

The First Step Toward Alpha Centauri: Sailing To Mars

Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to use lasers to launch chip-sized probes at more than 25 percent the speed of light for 20-year journeys to Alpha Centauri. However, well before this project begins an …

Space Travel

Why Hindu Mythology Is Still Relevant in Yoga

YJ contributor Andrea Rice went behind the scenes at YJ LIVE! in NYC with mythology expert and Prana Flow yoga teacher Coral Brown to uncover ways …

Hinduism

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

Mindfulness

The Nature of Doubt: A Reading List on Faith’s Role in Society

Questions of religion and belief have made for compelling narratives for nearly as long as both have existed as social constructs. Centuries-old conflicts concerning faith continue to impact our modern world, and early histories of belief systems can offer readers exposure to unexpected sides of …

Books

Nikon D5 Preview with Sample Photos

I got my Nikon D5 a week and a half ago and have been itching to try it out on some real world wildlife photography, but this time of year is tough …

Cameras

Importer finds treasures on the road less traveled

Most travelers like to pick up a few souvenirs on their trips: a tchotchke here, a piece of art there.<p>Suad Cano is no ordinary traveler. The Venice resident regularly crisscrosses Africa, Asia and the Middle East to collect one-of-a-kind pottery, furniture, textiles and other artifacts. That's …

Some of the U.S.'s Biggest Olympics Stars Turn to Cruise Lines for Rio Games Housing

Rio de Janeiro’s renovated port area should be hopping — or “hooping” — during the Olympics.<p>The United States men’s and women’s basketball teams will …

The Couple Wrongly Blamed for Starting the Korean War

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

North Korea