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Does Brahmacharya mean celibacy?

Often in Yoga, Brahmacharya is equated with celibacy.<p>Is there truth in this belief?<p>The Sanskrit word <i>Brahmacharya</i> comes from <i>‘Brah’</i> meaning expansion …

Your Willpower Won't Help You Lose Weight, You Need To Change Your Environment

Trick yourself into weight loss by putting fruit and vegetables front and center in the kitchen.<p>January is the month of good intentions. We start the year trying to lose weight, eat more healthily, and go to the gym more regularly. Many of us finish it by following familiar habits: too much beer …

Will Power

8 Ways To Cure Your Cold From Around The World

During cold and flu season, we praise modern medicine for giving us gifts such as cough syrup and ibuprofen. But nature has a lot to offer too; different cultures have been seeking out remedies in their surroundings for thousands of years, with ample time for trial-and-error.<p>In the hopes of easing …

The Far Side of Paradise

One of the things I like best about Hana is that there is nothing to do. This is intentional on my part. It's a small town on the far eastern end of Maui, with one general store and not much else. But for us city folk who are wedded to our iPhones and iPads and computers and all the connectivity in …

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Here's A Diet For People Who Really Love Food

Bon Appétit magazine's fifth annual Food Lover's Cleanse is here and it looks amazing — albeit a little intimidating — but SO DELICIOUS.<p>For the fifth year in a row, <i>Bon Appétit</i> has just published their post-holiday, get-healthy eating plan called The Food Lover's Cleanse. It's two weeks' worth of …

Healthy Eating

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

What Gandhi Taught People About the Power of Travel 100 Years Ago

Jan. 9 marks the 100th anniversary of the greatest homecoming ever by an Indian, one now celebrated in the mother country of perhaps the largest and …

Lake Resia, The Sunken Town Where You'll Walk On Water

This takes "walking on water" to an astonishingly real-life level.<p>In Italy's Lake Resia, near the borders of Austria and Switzerland, a lone bell tower shoots up from the perfect, blue-green water. It's the only visible remnant of Graun (<i>Curon</i> in Italian), a town that vanished underwater more than …

What to do on the Panama Canal: adventure, wildlife and village life

It’s an engineering marvel, a multibillion-dollar commercial behemoth. The Panama Canal, which joins the Atlantic to the Pacific, is certainly Panama’s greatest claim to fame. Moving mountains and carving through dense jungle, the creation of the canal in 1914 literally reshaped the natural …

Panama City

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Pets

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

12 Crazy Workout Classes You Won’t Believe Are Real

If we really take a good look at things, the main reason why many of us fail at our New Year’s resolutions to be healthier, get fitter and generally kick butt harder is because we get bored.<p>So clearly the monotony of weights and the treadmill just isn’t going to do it for us. That’s why we’re …

In the Details: Making the Eclipse Clock, a Functional Sculpture by Artist Iván Navarro

If your New Year's resolution is to spend a little less time working and a little more time relishing the day-to-day, you might want to consider …

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Travelers

Who wouldn't want to live in this enchanting little Swedish micro home?

Here at Boing Boing, we do love tiny houses! Hus-1 is a small house designed and built by Swedish micro-home designer Torsten Ottesjö.<p>The project is …

Self-Taught Chinese Street Photographer Tao Liu Has an Eye for Peculiar Moments

Up until recently, Tao Liu was just an unknown water meter reader in China with an interest in photography. Then people started noticing his clever …

Street Photography

Your Daily Guide to Getting in Shape This January

So, your New Year's resolution is to get in shape—for real, this time. You've joined the gym, you've bought some kickass running shoes; now, all you need is a game plan. And, here it is: We enlisted celebrity trainer and fitness enthusiast Lacey Stone to set up a daily schedule that starts January …

Downton Abbey’s Executive Producer Teases the Drama’s Juiciest Season-Five Story Lines

<i>If you are not yet caught up on Downton Abbey’s fourth season, divert your eyes!</i><p>At long last, <i>Downton Abbey</i> returns to stateside television screens this Sunday for the period drama’s fifth season. In celebration of the long-awaited season premiere, we reached out to the show’s executive producer</b> …

TV

Hundreds of parents lose their children on Cape Town beaches

The first glorious day of 2015 meant just one thing in Cape Town, South Africa: the beach. About 200,000 people headed for the city’s golden strands, 1,100 police were deployed, and by day’s end around 500 children had been lost, some as young as 3.<p>About 70 of them hadn’t been collected by parents …

Federal Judge In Florida Says “Constitution Requires” Same-Sex Marriages Beginning Jan. 6

Judge puts clerks on notice that if they don't start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples next week he is prepared to order them to do so.<p>The federal judge overseeing the challenge to Florida's marriage equality ban ruled on Thursday that his current injunction applies only to the couples …

Same-Sex Couples

Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago.<p>Carlos Mandujano, the civil defense coordinator for Morelos state, said a search team found the lifeless body of Hari Simran …

2015 Travel Must Dos

2015 can't come quick enough, I am ready to go!<p>Every year around this time, many of us avid travelers start looking at destinations for the coming year. For us, this started decades ago when their Bucket Lists were just being formed; and the current process has me personally surveying a dozen or so …

Short break in Bangkok: 3 tailored itineraries

Bangkok has a reputation as an intimidating city. So much so that many travellers decide to give it a miss – or at least short shrift – en route to the islands or up north. But if you've got a day or two to spare, we strongly recommend stopping by to get a taste of Thailand's cosmopolitan capital. …

Where to sample Chiang Mai's best kôw soy (famous noodle soup)

Take squiggly wheat-and-egg noodles, a rich, fragrant curry-based broth, sides of crunchy pickled greens, sliced shallots and lime, and you have <i>kôw soy</i> (also known as khao soi), a dish that has become virtually synonymous with the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.<p>Despite the dish's close links with …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

Yoga as a complementary health approach [Infographic]

A great infographic by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine on yoga.<p>Some of the great points to share and tweet on the …