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5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

Veteran ABC news anchor and self-proclaimed meditation evangelist Dan Harris is back with a second book, <i>Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics</i>, which has …

'As close as the US gets to Egypt’s pyramids': how Chaco Canyon is endangered by drilling

Irreplaceable cultural resources in New Mexico are among those areas targeted for expedited drilling – and conservationists say it’s ‘like losing pages and chapters of that history book’<p>In Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, it is still possible to wander the maze of rooms of an ancestral Puebloan village …

National Parks

How Pirates Of The Caribbean Hijacked America's Metric System

If the United States was more like the rest of the world, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder might be known as the McDonald's 113-Grammer; John Henry's nine-pound hammer would be 4.08 kilograms, and any gorillas in the room would likely weigh 362 kilos.<p>One reason this country never adopted the metric …

Search for Long-Lost Monastery Linked with the Medieval ‘Book of Deer’ May Be Over

The monastery where the significant Scottish text called the ‘Book of Deer’ was created disappeared from the pages of history about 1,000 years ago. …

Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince

Deep in a swamp in the Russian republic of Tuva, SNSF-funded archaeologist Gino Caspari has discovered an undisturbed Scythian burial mound. All the …

Archaeology

Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska

The unseasonable warmth in parts of Alaska is a factor in making last month the warmest December on record for the entire state, experts say.

Global Warming

The Practice of Buddhism

What Does It Mean to Practice Buddhism?<p>Buddhists often say that they <i>practice</i> Buddhism. What exactly does "practice Buddhism" mean?<p>First, "practice" …

3 Tools That Can Help You Calm Your Mind and Let Go of Anxiety

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I've struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A …

Mindfulness

Why It's Time to Replace "Letting Go" with "Letting Be"—& How to Start

In this excerpt from her new book Deep Listening, Jillian Pransky offers a practice for creating space to let yourself be just as you …

Mindfulness

Police chief arrested in undercover child sex sting

<b>(CNN) —</b> The online ad was pretty blunt: "Dominate [sic] male police officer seeks fun, discreet, sub playmate -- m4w."<p>Before long, that officer got a response from a purported 14-year-old girl. And the age didn't dissuade him, authorities said.<p>"... everyone has to have a first time," the officer …

Crime

This Is What Happens To Your Body & Mind When You Stop Meditating

Meditation was a gift I gave myself for my birthday four months ago. I started with a simple 10-minute, guided meditation in the mornings, and some …

Meditation

Archaeologists dive to save the disappearing story of how people first occupied Britain

Garry Momber and his team of underwater archaeologists are returning to the Solent this week in search of precious, eroding remains demonstrating the …

Archaeology

How to Reduce Anxiety with S.T.O.P Mindfulness Technique

Have you ever felt like you’re seconds away from an anxiety attack? You’re having a regular day at work and all of a sudden you feel this strange …

Dear travelers to Minnesota: Please don’t come here until you understand these 8 things

1. You without a doubt need a car.<p>There are two Light Rail train lines now running in Minneapolis and St. Paul that have improved public …

Lake Superior

5 Ways to Connect with Your Inner Self and Increase Productivity

If you’re anything like me, it always seems like there’s more work and “have-to-do’s” than hours in the day. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose …

Wellness

Iraq’s ancient Christian population could be gone within five years in the face of Isil

When members of Father Martin Hermis Dawood’s congregation used to ask guidance about fleeing Iraq, his advice was to be strong.<p>Iraq’s Christians had to stay together and hope, he would counsel, no matter how bleak the situation may look in a country stricken by sectarian violence and terrorism.<p>Yet …

Islam

Courtesy: Teaching it To Children - NoBullying - Bullying & CyberBullying Resources

<b>As much as parents would desire, courtesy and respect are not traits that are innately ingrained in a child. Fortunately, you can teach your little</b> …

Preserve rare languages to spread benefits of multilingualism, says expert

Prof Antonella Sorace says children should be encouraged to learn less common languages to prevent them from dying out<p>Languages on the brink of dying out should be preserved in the light of evidence that multilingualism is good for the brain, according to an expert.<p>Prof Antonella Sorace, the …

Meditation

How To Develop A Morning & Evening Meditation Habit (Even If You're Busy)

I don't really like the word <i>lazy.</i><p>In my practice as a therapist, I counsel people to eliminate the word from their vocabulary to discourage any …

Meditation

First Nations win court challenge against B.C. over Enbridge pipeline

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled the B.C. government breached its duty to consult the Gitga'at and neighbouring First Nations on the Enbridge …

Canada

These Photographs Show the Bleak New Home for the White Stork: A Landfill

Nature

9 Essential Keys to Living More Fully and Freely in the Present Moment

It’s now 2016 as of the day I’m writing this, and all around the world, people are making New Years resolutions to change or improve some aspect of …

Meditation

Wholly H2O

Wondering if swales and infiltration basins can REALLY address stormwater and flooding? Wonder no more. Check out page 2+ of the Watershed Management …

10 Biggest Environmental News Stories of 2015

<b>7. Wolves Return to California</b><p>Photo credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife<p>I know, I know, some sort of wolf story makes it on this list …

How To Stop Overthinking

There are different reasons people overthink. If your brain is bringing something or someone to your attention very often throughout your day, it’s …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a trim 135 pounds. Today the licensed massage therapist tips the scales at …

We’re wearing T-shirts on Christmas. So what happened to the polar vortex?

Enjoy those balmy winter afternoons while you still can. A dramatic weather shift could soon be in the offing<p>It has been ridiculously warm across the eastern half of the country this month, with many spots likely to see their warmest December on record. New York City may reach as high as 72°F on …

A grandfather has been charged with the murder of his nine-year-old grandson

Police in Lincoln earlier responded to an emergency call where they found Alex Robinson gravely ill - he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead<p>The grandfather of a nine-year-old boy has been charged with his murder.<p>The child has been named as Alex James Robinson from Lincoln.<p>Officers …