Yaseen Omar

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3 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier And More Compassionate

Not too shabby.<p>Which raises a good question: if it does all this great stuff, why the heck aren't we more compassionate?<p>The World Is Working Against You<p>Our lives are a lot more focused on numbers and economics than love and compassion these days. Everything is dollars and cents, hours and …

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

“Your job should be to end war, not perpetuate it”: An open letter from one Army Ranger to another

When I signed up for the military, I wanted to save the world. Instead I helped make it a more dangerous place<p>You’ve probably just graduated from high school and you’ve undoubtedly already signed an Option 40 contract guaranteeing you a shot at the Ranger indoctrination program (R.I.P.). If you …

What Makes Muslims Laugh?

As an Iranian-American comedian, I can tell you that plenty does. Just stay away from sex, religion and politics.<p>When I first traveled to the Middle East to do shows in 2007 with two other comedians as part of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, the promoters would warn us everywhere we went, “No sex, no …

Comedy

Labor Day: Created in Six Days From Collective Guilt and a Stubborn Landlord

<i>The following was first published on Kevin's blog, MyMediDiary.</i><p>This weekend, we're celebrating the end of summer -- the bookend to Memorial Day and a great Monday to have off. Labor Day was created to supposedly honor the American worker but was passed in record time in 1887 by a Congress and …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …