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An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Barack Obama Upgraded His Style Of Jeans And People Are Living For It

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The 22 best apps for business travelers

In light of that, we've come up with a list of apps that could help make your work trip go more smoothly.<p>From planning the route, to staying organized while you're away, to keeping in touch with colleagues when you don't have a computer on hand, these apps will help you to have the most stress-free …

Lemon 'Parmesan' Pasta [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

15 Nutty, Dairy-Free Desserts With Pistachio - One Green Planet

How much do you love pistachios? These little green nuts have a long history; archaeologists estimate that pistachios may have been cultivated for …

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians …

A Guacamole Recipe for Purists

You really have to stop buying guacamole at the grocery store. Instead, make it yourself. We asked Mauricio Lopez, executive chef of Hilton Los …

Recipes

A 25-year-old spent $250 turning his truck into a camper van to travel across the US

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• John Charles Putrino built a bed and storage unit into the back of his truck.</b><b><br>• He's driving to national parks across the US.</b><b><br>• It took some getting used to, but he enjoys the solitude of low-maintenance travel.</b><p>John Charles Putrino wanted to keep his cross-country trip …

Pizza Dough

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the yeast, lukewarm water, and 1/2 cup bread flour. Mix well and let sit until bubbly, about 30 minutes.<p>Whisk …

The Absolute Top Ten Best Things to Do in Seattle (The City of the Century)

Prior to moving to Seattle in 1996, I'd lived in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and had traveled to many of the major cities of the world. By comparison, Seattle seemed beautiful, but small, provincial, and a little isolated...a pre-teen of a city.<p>But, somehow, …

This Hairline-Filling Cream from Mariah Carey's Makeup Artist Sold Out Instantly

And it's no surprise why.<p>For thinning hair, solutions are few and far between. If you're not follicularly blessed, you're making the best of what you you've got, utilizing the best products you can to give that mane a little more oomph. For said oomph, we're rejoicing over the launch of celebrity …

What Happens to Your Brain and Body When You Quit Sugar for 30 Days?

Jacqueline Raposo expected some drastic changes, but not the ones she wound up going through, so she hit up a neuroscientist, a doctor, and a sugar …

Here’s Exactly What Gwyneth Paltrow Keeps In Her Pantry

Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, lifestyle guru, cookbook author, and Goop queen, has done the unthinkable: She's opened up her pantry for us mere mortals …

Barack and Michelle Obama Enjoy a Post-Presidency Vacation in the British Virgin Islands

So long White House, hello beachside villa!<p>Barack and Michelle Obama arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Monday for a much-deserved …

29 photos that show why Michelle Obama will be remembered as the most stylish first lady of all time

First lady Michelle Obama has exuded grace and elegance with her style choices no matter the event. While she's been applauded for rocking affordable clothing from stores like J.Crew and H&M, she really shines at formal events.<p>As she leaves the White House this month, as a private citizen Mrs. …

Obama and His Movement Prepare to Challenge President Trump

CHICAGO — He may be leaving the White House but he isn’t totally going away.<p>As President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night, he also began the shift to a third stage of his political career. The once young, idealistic senator-turned-two-term-president will soon become an …

Democratic Party

The touching letter the Bush twins wrote to Sasha and Malia Obama about being first daughters

In 2009, as their father penned a letter to his successor, the twin daughters of President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara, wrote a letter of their own.<p>Their dad’s letter would be confidential and offer advice, tucked away in the top drawer of the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, where incoming …

The White House

Michelle Obama Surprises Thankful and Tearful Supporters on 'Tonight Show'

It's been an emotional week for Obama supporters. First, the President delivered his farewell address and not only made his wife, his daughter, and all of us cry, but shed a few tears himself. And now, it's the First Lady's turn to get us weepy.<p>During Wednesday's <i>Tonight Show</i>, Michelle Obama teamed …

Meghan McCain says Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech is 'why Trump won,' and faces backlash

"It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out of my head, because it wasn't in a movie," Streep said. "It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody's life, because …

This Is the Key to the Best Chocolate Avocado Pudding

<b>Prep the avocados.</b> Cut 1 avocado in half with a sharp paring knife, making sure to avoid the large pit. Separate the avocado halves, and using a …

How a Vegan Diet Affects Your Body’s Ability to Heal Itself

On September 19, 2008, just before midnight, two pilots attempted to abort their takeoff from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina. …

The Obamas Look Stunning in Their 2016 Christmas Card

Their final one from the White House<p>Tradition states that the White House sends out a Christmas card to friends, political supporters, and members of the media every December. This year's greeting is bittersweet because it will be the last one from President Barack Obama after eight years in office.<p>…

The Cold Weather Starter Pack: Everything You Need to Survive Your First Cold Winter

So you’ve just moved to [insert name of cold place here] and you’re freezing. Let us help you.<p>I grew up in the Northeast, went to college in the Northeast (with a brief stint in chilly Scandinavia), and now I live in New York, where a light dusting of snow quickly becomes a sludgy, dirty mess — but …

Clothing

Why your diet should include more fat

Think back to the '80s and '90s when buying anything that didn't don a low-fat label was simply taboo. Back then, butter and egg yolks topped the "do not eat" list, while refined carbs and packaged foods weren't given a second thought. But times have definitely changed.<p>These days, experts tout fat …

Nutrition

Netflix is finally letting you watch shows offline

Welcome to the party, guys.<p>As of today an update to the Netflix app on iOS and Android allows subscribers to download movies and shows, so they won’t be bereft of <i>Stranger Things</i> when they leave the comfort of their home Wi-Fi networks.<p>Netflix isn’t the first streaming service to allow for …

Everything You Need to Know About Netflix Downloads

Netflix announced today that subscribers will be able to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback. The feature had been requested by …

The 10 things on Netflix you need to download today, because you can do that now

Finally, it's happening: Netflix has announced that you can now download select titles to watch, on-the-go, without any WiFi.<p>In one game-changing …

TV

Michelle Obama Exhibits Excellence In Holiday Party Dressing

Watch and learn.<p>All hail Michelle Obama, who must understand just how tightly we’re holding on to every last appearance she makes as first lady.<p>FLOTUS continued her streak of style hits over the past few months on Tuesday, wearing a perfectly festive look at a holiday event hosted for military …

Reddit's Trump trolls are freaking out—and they're right

Trump trolls on Reddit want the site's CEO to quit over his response to a bizarre sex scandal called #Pizzagate. Crazily enough, they might be …

Internet

Michelle Obama’s Final White House Holiday Decorations

FLOTUS went for a very personal homage in her final go at decorating the White House this holiday season, enlisting the help of designer Bryan Rafanelli to create environments partially inspired by her Let’s Move! campaign and by her Let Girls Learn initiative. Ahead, take a tour through the …

Michelle Obama