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101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …

Over half of the tree species in the Amazon are at risk of extinction

We learned that it's bad—that lots of animals and trees are killed and people's livelihoods are turned upside down.<p>We've been told random facts and figures about how many acres are destroyed every second. We eventually start to become numb to it.<p>So what's really going on there? There are 15,000 …

Harvard MRI Study Proves Meditation Literally Rebuilds Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

A study conducted by a Harvard affiliated team out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) came across surprising conclusions regarding the tangible …

Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Global Warming

10 Pieces of Native American Wisdom That Will Inspire the Way You Live Your Life

Years ago, my little brother and I were playing cowboys and Indians.As the older brother, I dictated the play session (of course), so I decided that …

Spirituality

Future technology: 22 ideas about to change our world

Floating farms, brain wave passwords, and coffee-powered cars are just some of the incredible inventions and innovations that will shape our</i> …

Forestry

Reading Prevents Insomnia

Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York …

New York City

The Life Of Yogananda: Guru, Author Of 'Autobiography Of A Yogi'

The spiritual teacher is credited for introducing millions to the practices of yoga and meditation.<p>Paramahansa Yogananda was a renowned yoga teacher, guru and author of the beloved spiritual text, <i>Autobiography of a Yogi.</i> He founded the Self-Realization Fellowship, a spiritual center in Los …

Los Angeles

The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. …

Spiritual Practices of Awakening

Awakening<p>We live in a time of accelerated change and transformation. There are many names for this time period. Some call it, The Great Awakening, …

'Waking Up', by SAM HARRIS: A Book Review

I approached Sam Harris' <i>Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion</i> with some advance resistance, knowing its author's reputation as something of a crusader (forgive the term!) against all religions. Even though I share his skepticism about conventional religion, I'm not enough of a …

7 Ways to Discover Your Passion and Follow Your Pursuit of Happiness

For many years I struggled with depression, and for many years I received the same question over and over again. "Why do you feel depressed?" "Depression is complex," I would try to explain. There was no simple explanation I could give; no definition I could dictate from the dictionary. Depression …