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New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.<p>Restrictions on carrying guns eased in Texas, for example, but got tighter in California. It is easier to register to vote in Oregon, but there is another step to take at the polls …

Switzerland's 'magic formula' for democratic stability

<b>GENEVA</b>: The Swiss, who will vote Sunday in parliamentary elections, enjoy one of the world's most stable democracies, based on direct votes, …

Europe

9 Extraordinary Life Lessons I Will Never Forget From Studying With A Monk For 10 Years

<b>By Robert Piper:</b><p>When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me …

How Does Meditation Make You Smarter?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you don’t need to be told about the relaxing effects of meditation. The practitioners vouch for it; and those …

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Reddit

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try Ashtanga or Iyengar? And …

Yoga

Incredibly Sexy Photos Of Trill Yoga Will Inspire You To Get It 'Om'

Namaste.<p>The slang word "trill" is a combination of the words "true" and "real," and those hip to trendy vernacular use it to validate someone's awesomeness and authenticity. So, when we spotted the hashtag #TrillYoga, we knew we were in for a treat.<p>In fact, a quick search of the hashtag on …

The Dalai Lama’s Daily Routine and Information Diet

“To understand the Dalai Lama … perhaps it’s most useful to see him as a doctor of the soul.”<p>I think a great deal about the difference between routine and ritual as a special case of our more general and generally trying quest for balance — ripped asunder by the contrary longings for control and …

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

20 Secrets Genuinely Happy People Never Told You

Happiness is a choice, and genuinely happy people make the choice to be happy, everyday! But what you may not know is that happy people face …

46 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher. In his brilliant but relatively brief career, he published numerous major works …

25 Life Lessons to Learn from Gautama Buddha.

There are so many beautiful, powerful and life changing lessons I have learned from studying Buddhism and from reading many of Buddha’s quotes. And …

Spirituality

12 Timeless Truths to Learn from Bruce Lee, Master of Self Mastery

<b>“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering”.</b> <b>– Bruce Lee</b><p>Bruce Lee, an influential martial artist, teacher, actor, film director, …

Bruce Lee

20-Minute Sequence for Mindful Meditation + Movement

<b>Instructions:</b> Do 3 rounds of this sequence, switching sides with the first four poses and doing the final two poses twice each. In round 1, hold each …

This Yoga Sequence Will Loosen Up Insanely Tight Hamstrings

GeniusGym

The 3 Essential Yoga Poses to Do Every Day

Regularly attending 90-minute yoga classes can be a lot to ask of a busy schedule. But since a little yoga is better than none at all, here are three poses to do every day — and it will only take you three minutes! Each pose helps strengthen and stretch major muscle groups, and after a week of …

Yoga

Yoga Foundations

Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee<p>1 Season, 15 Episodes<p>Welcome to Rodney and Colleen's comprehensive beginner yoga guide.<p>We are all on a different …