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All You Need, You Already Have

There is a famous stone water basin (or “tsukubai”) outside of the even more famous Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, with four characters that read: “ware …

Happiness

5 Downward Dog Variations To Tone Your Whole Body

Downward-facing dog (<i>adho mukha svanasana</i>) is probably the greatest yoga pose ever. It’s a pose you’ll encounter in almost every yoga class—with good …

Yoga

This Calming Yoga Routine Doubles As A Killer Upper Body Workout

Now this is our kind of multitasking.<p>Consider yourself toned <i>and</i> relaxed.<p>In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Jules Mitchell takes you through a short sequence designed to target stress. But don't let the nature of the routine fool you: These moves also serve as a killer way to work your upper …

I Stopped Apologizing. Now, I'm So Much More Confident.

"Can you break a $20? Sorry, I know you're busy," I said to my coworker on an especially busy afternoon.<p>He stopped what he was doing and turned his entire body to me.<p>"Stop apologizing," he said, eyes locked on mine. Then he took the bill from my hands.<p>I hadn't been at all aware that I'd been …

An Introduction to the Wisdom of the Chakras: Tools for Navigating the Complexity of Life

<i>The following post is adapted from THE WISDOM OF THE CHAKRAS: TOOLS FOR NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITY OF LIFE (Lantern Books) by Ellen Tadd.</i><p>Some people are extremely bright yet emotionally crippled; others are very loving yet their daily lives are chaotic. Many have great faith but very little clarity, …

Latest CAPTAIN AMERICAL: CIVIL WAR TV Spot Sees 'Black Panther' Take On The Sentinel of Liberty

A great new TV spot featuring more amazing new footage, including Chris Evans' Captain America taking on Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, has been …

5 Common Habits That Are Undermining Your Happiness

<i>We all have a desire to be happy. It is a part of the human condition to seek joy and good feelings. Yet many of us unintentionally undermine our happiness every day.</i><p>Being a Life and Executive Coach, I see common patterns in people's daily behavior that are keeping them from lasting happiness. Too …

Buddhism and the Messiness of Everyday Thinking

I am sitting in the Forest Refuge dining hall eating my breakfast oatmeal. I'm 4 weeks into a 3-month silent meditation retreat. My mind, however, is anything but silent: I'm in a fierce argument with the estate of songwriter Jimmy Webb.<p><i>Papancha</i>. It's a Pali word often translated as "endless mental …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Oil drives our Israel policy: New government documents reveal a very different history of America and the Middle East

The protection of American oil interests has been at the heart of U.S. policies for decades<p>The role of the United States in the Arab-Israeli conflict is an inextri­cable part of history in this region. Confronting that role is indispens­able to understanding both U.S. policy in the conflict and its …

Best Money Tips: 25 Ways to Travel for Free

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to travel for free, last-minute gifts you don’t have to buy, and how to have …

Frugal Living

14 Adventures to Add to Your 2016 Bucket List

Your resolution for 2016: spend more time outside. We asked Outside readers for Instagram shots of their most memorable trips and activities in 2015—tagged #OutsideBucketList—and we weren’t disappointed. From scuba diving between continental plates and river surfing in Germany to climbing one of …

Top 10 Travel stories of 2015

Find the secret to being nicer, learn about the cheese that can’t be moved and discover endless reasons to love the world.<p>This year, we went on some incredible adventures together – but you definitely had your favourites.<p>From finding out the right way to drink whisky in Scotland to discovering …

Taj Mahal

6 Things You Should Keep in Your Travel Bag

One of the perks of my media career is that it gives me an opportunity to travel. A busy schedule can mean last minute packing so I always make sure I have my pre-flight routine down. Below are my 6 travel essentials to keep me healthy, balanced and beautiful on the go.<p><b>1. A fiber rich healthy …

The worst possible advice to give somebody traveling to New York City

The whole bagel obsession is overrated<p>You may think the Instagram community is making a whole lot of hullabaloo over just your average breakfast …

Mary Poppins

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Get It Together: 20 Habits You Need To Start This October

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Giuliana Guarna.</i><p>Pumpkin spice lattes, riding boots, and Halloween planning aren't the only things that fall brings into our lives. It also brings us the opportunity to breathe in the crisp autumn air and channel the energy of a new season into creating positive …

Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell's Reaction to This Surprise Proposal Is Priceless

Hayley Atwell, who plays agent Peggy Carter in the Marvel Universe, and Chris Evans popped up at Utah's Comic-Con weekend on Saturday. While they might have expected tons of adoring Captain America fans, they surely didn't expect the surprise proposal that went down during the photo ops. Kelsey …

'Captain America: Civil War': Chris Evans Reveals What Splits The Avengers Up

We know that a civil war is on the way in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know who will be on Iron Man's team and who will be on Captain America's …

Star

Bruce Campbell Claims 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' Season 3 Offers "Big Payoff" of the Entire Series<p>Ash vs. Evil Dead 31 minutes ago<p>Ash vs. Evil Dead<p>'Logan' …

Anime

Chris Evans Really Wants You To Go On A Date With His Brother

Chris Evans, star of the silver screen, has an urgent request for anyone single and lonely out there: please go out with his brother. Okay, so maybe it’s not <i>that</i> desperate, but you really can go out with his brother if you’ve got the $$$ to bid on a movie date with him. It’s all part of a …

Loneliness

How I Quit My 9-5 to Do What I Love and Travel the World (Whenever I Want)

<i>This article was originally published on Making Sense of Cents</i><p>When I was 18, I remember thinking that if I only I could make $15/hour, I'd be set.<p>At the time, I had just started my first year of college, and was working full-time to pay for it. I was making $12/hour all in, including commission, my …

Three Exceptional Facts About America

<b>It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, Eastern Europe was freed, …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Source: Goran Bogicevic/Shutterstock<p>Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and …

Psychology

9 Rules Worth Breaking In A Small Space

No, your walls don't have to be white.<p>Most small space advice tends to operate under the assumption that you're willing to sacrifice personality in favor of the illusion of a few more square inches of room. But we think this project by Los Angeles-based Taylor Jacobson proves that you can live …

Home Decorating

The 20 Best Quotes and Moments From the Season Premiere of The Big Bang Theory

It's official: <i>Big Bang</i> is back with a bang (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves). The season-nine premiere was one of the series' strongest ever (above and beyond last year's weak premiere at the train station). Viewers finally got answers to what happened after Penny and Leonard went to Vegas <i>and</i> how …

5 Hudson Valley Towns That Won't Remind You Of Brooklyn

The places to go to love the Hudson Valley for what it is--more than an arm's length from New York City.<p>The Hudson Valley, photo courtesy Elizabeth Bean via Flickr.<p>New Yorkers will give you any number of directions if you ask them how to get out of the city for a few days.<p>More: Myth or magic? 4 …

The Insider's Guide to the Grand Canyon

Autumn, when temperatures fall and the tourist hordes go home, is the perfect time to head to the Grand Canyon. Whether you have a weekend or a month, we've got options.<p>Car Camp<p>You don’t have to take all your vacation days to have a good adventure. For starters, you get a pretty damn good view of …

40 free things to do in Los Angeles

1. Abbot Kinney First Friday Art Walk<p>It’s easy to get lost in the sidewalk chalk, reflective statues, and kinetic sculptures. Best part? Snagging …

California