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Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Meditation

Act now to tame the superbugs that are killing 700,000 a year

Misuse of antibiotics poses a fast-rising threat to humanity while scarcity of the same drugs sees millions die in developing world<p>The UN general assembly recognised drug-resistant infections last year as one of the greatest threats facing humanity. And in May, G20 leaders called for national …

Microbiology

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

15 Takeout Recipes to Try No Matter Your Diet

When you’re on a specific diet, takeout can sometimes seem like it’s totally out of the question. Even if you order something seemingly healthy, you never know what could be lurking in those stir fry recipes. The solution to this problem is to simply make your own takeout at home. This way, you …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …