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Jack Kornfield: Buddhism 101

What is Buddhism? How could it help your daily life? Is it a religion? And what does the statue we always see really represent? Jack Kornfield, one …

Meditation

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

19 Simple Ways To Make Your Desk A Happier Place To Be

Keep your lunch in a Thermos and put washi tape on everything.

Sinusitis

The only 5 lifestyle changes you need to make to get fit and healthy, according to Ayurveda

The only 5 lifestyle changes you need to make to get fit and healthy, according to Ayurveda<p>Last week, I thought of myself as a reasonably healthy …

These Stretches Are Going to Give You the Most Flexible Hamstrings in the Room

Your tight hamstrings don't just make it impossible to bend over to tie your shoes. They can also cause lower back pain and hip pain and make you …

Yoga

3 Trainers Explain Exactly How to Grow Lean Muscle and Build Curves

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Beginner Fitness Tips<p>Does Lifting Weights Give You Curves?<p>3 Trainers Explain Exactly How to Grow Lean Muscle and Build …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests<p>A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a …

Neurology

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

Top Middle Eastern Recipes for Beginners

We all have to crawl before we walk - it is the same principle in cooking. These recipes are basic, yet delicious, and will give you an introduction …

Cooking

11 gadgets that will help you get a better night's sleep

Who doesn't want to sleep better at night?<p>Getting a good night's sleep is one of those things we all dream of, but for most of us, it doesn't happen nearly as often as we'd like.<p>Whether you're waking up throughout the night to tend to the kids or feeling restless because of stress, there are an …

Sleep

The Right Answer To "What Is Your Biggest Weakness?" | Inc.com

What's your biggest weakness?<p>If you've ever had a job interview, for any position from flipping burgers to running a PLC, there's a good chance that you'll have been asked that question. And there's a good chance too that you'll have answered it by not answering it.<p>You'll have said that you're a …

Startups

Finally, an Expert Tells Us Exactly How Often We Should Be Working Out

Working out is full of so many numbers, from reps to sets to seconds in between exercises. It's a lot to keep up with! It's like trying to color-coordinate your closet after a huge vacation – no easy task. To make the effort you put in worthwhile, it helps to know you're doing the right amount of …

Exercise

Best Ever Nutella Fudge Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>TO MAKE THE BROWNIE:<p>Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease a 9×9 baking pan or line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil, which you can …

I Fasted 20 Hours a Day For 2 Weeks, and I Can't Believe This Happened

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Diet<p>Warrior Diet For 1 Week<p>I Fasted 20 Hours a Day For 2 Weeks, and I Can't Believe This Happened<p>First Published: 22 …

Fitness

5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium

If you eat lots of foods packaged in a bag or box, then you're almost certainly low on potassium.<p>You probably know bananas are loaded with potassium, …

Wellness

Best Ever Chocolatey Chocolate Pound Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 10″ bundt pan.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.<p>3<p>Done<p>In …

John Legend Pranking This Mom at Yoga Class Is Too Hilarious to Handle

People usually seek out a yoga class when they want to get their breathing and heart rate to slow down. But one mom's quiet, peaceful yoga session …

The 20 Best Foods to Eat for Breakfast

These staples and mix-ins will give you all the energy and nutrients you need in the morning.

Breakfast

Erica Lost 150 Pounds, Became a Personal Trainer, and Now Owns a Fitness Studio

When Erica weighed in at 322 pounds, she knew she needed to make a change — not only for herself, but for her young son as well. So she embarked on an incredible weight-loss journey and documented her progress along the way. She lost over 150 pounds, and now she's a source of inspiration for many …

Serious about weight loss? Start doing these 10 exercises

This month, health experts blamed supersized portions of pizza, cake, ice cream, and alcohol for more Australians facing the battle of the bulge.<p>I …

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

Psychology

Why the middle-aged ‘dad bod’ could be deadly instead of sexy

The “dad bod” has been lauded as the new shape of sexy. But the more overweight you are, new research suggests, the more likely you are to die …

Biomedicine

Is Yoga The New Prozac?

There’s this moment of bliss. And it really is only a few seconds. It’s that beautiful, fleeting semi-consciousness before fully awaking and remembering what happened, before it all sinks in.<p>To know this bliss, you must also know deep, breaking-point pain – not physical pain, but that “white-light” …

Yoga

Do This Full-Body Pilates Tone Up in 4 Minutes

Short on time but looking for big results? Fortunately, this Pilates workout from Burn Pilates founder Lisa Corsello combines cardio with toning moves that work multiple muscle groups at once, giving you a better burn in less time. Do these four moves in four minutes and you'll have worked your …

How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You

<b>“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get</b> …