Abigail López

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Istanbul Closes the Books on Its Public Scribes

The street-based document writers for hire have been a fixture since the days of the Ottoman Empire.<p>On a side street near Istanbul’s Çağlayan …

Can technology unravel the secrets sealed by Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago?

You've heard of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city destroyed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79. Less well known is the neighboring city of …

9 Soulful Reasons to Write

The necessity of writing about business<p>Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."<p>There are times when I ask myself why I write a weekly column, as I have for many years. It's a lot of work, after all, to add on top of running a …

Business Development

Everything You Wanted to Know About Airport Yoga (but Were Afraid to Ask)

Courtesy of DFWairport.com<p>Work out your stress or your sore muscles at airport yoga spaces like DFW’s Yoga Room.<p>Airport yoga rooms are popping up …

Yoga

Edible Flowers List

Photo of edible flowers picked in Linda’s garden in July (lavender, thyme, dill, cilantro, day lily, squash blossom, Nasturtiums, chives, and</b> …

How The Yang-Driven Female Can Ignite Her Yin Energy And Find Balance

While I was sitting in front of a spiritual adviser several years ago, she informed me that I had a strong and powerful white light emanating from my …

Viktor Frankl and the Search for Meaning: A Conversation with Alexander Vesely and Mary Cimiluca

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”<p>―Viktor E. Frankl, <b>Man’s Search for Meaning</b><p>“Everything can …

Assess Your Inner State: 3 Calming Meditations from Mindfulness Experts

<i>Updated on January 31, 2018.</i><p>Sometimes we find ourselves overly concerned with feelings about the past or anxieties about the future. At our weekly …

The Grocery List Sketched by Michelangelo

You can’t sculpt like Michelangelo, but you can eat like him.<p>According to Michelangelo’s shopping list, genius thrives on a diet of fish, bread, and …

The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> wrote the thirty-year-old …

Literature

Recipes from Pompeii

Food and cooking are timeless and universal. Colanders and saucepans, strainers and skillets were used in Pompeii and pastry cutters were part of …

The Polish phrase that will help you through tough times

In Poland, the concept of 'Jakoś to będzie' is acting without worrying about the consequences. It’s reaching for the impossible. It’s taking risks, and not being afraid.<p>Words like 'hygge' (Danish), 'gezelligheid' (Dutch) and 'lagom' (Swedish) have become very popular in recent years. But fans of …

Europe

What Are Noetic Sciences?

Last year's bestselling book by Dan Brown, <i>The Lost Symbol</i> features the noetic sciences.<p>When I introduce myself as director of research at the …

Another Banned TED Talk Russell Targ - Psychic Abilities

Time to Rise: Learning the Secret of Paris Boulangeries

<b>IN PARIS,</b> the 9th arrondissement is popular, hip even, dotted with wine shops, boutiques, and boulangeries, but still has the close-knit feel of a …

The Moment is Perfect

No matter what we experience when we’re meditating, it only has meaning when we take it out into our daily lives. There is nothing we experience—from …

Exit Interview: I Curated Rare Books for a 200-Year-Old Library

In his 47 years at the Boston Athenaeum, Stanley Cushing has handled everything from a magnetic “Squid Book” to an autobiography bound in its …

The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets

<i>There are some traditions that are universal. Here, we highlight a single craft — and how it’s being adapted, rethought and remade for the 21st century.</i><p>A PERSON IN a highly developed nation, like England, who makes baskets for a living, does so not because it is sensible or solves any pressing need …

Gardening

6 of the Most Mouth-Watering Chocolate Treats Made in the United States

Photo courtesy of Eat Chic Chocolates<p>From new-school candy bars to chocolate sauce worth eating with a spoon, these are the sweetest highlights of …

Dessert

Take a Look, It’s in a Book: A Rainbow of Stunning Libraries Around the World

The best way to get a read on a city is to head to its library. From Amsterdam to Monterrey, here are the world’s most beautiful places for peace, …

Beyond the Handshake: How People Greet Each Other Around the World

Courtesy of Pexels<p>Here are 10 different ways to politely—and physically—say hello<p>When seeing friends, meeting strangers, or kicking off business …

Putting Ancient Recipes on the Plate

To better understand the distant past, it can help to taste and smell it.<p>Today the bread is crisped black as charcoal, and run through with cracks. A …

Going to the Source for a Sacred Italian Cheese

I’m not saying I drank too much Brunello di Montalcino. But <i>if</i> I had drunk too much Brunello di Montalcino — the Podere Le Ripi 2014, for example, at, say, 2 a.m. — then a hot, dusty barn packed with sheep wouldn’t have been my first choice of places to be at 6 in the morning.<p>Yet there I was, …

Italy

Incorporating meditation into daily lives

Meditation

Greece meets France at BON BON Fait Maison on Kythira island

Easy breezy, Greek island living meets haute French Gastronomic innovations in <b>BON BON Fait Maison</b>, the inventive "fast gourmet food" spot designed by</b> …

10 Powerful Intuition Exercises to Develop Your Inner Guidance

<b>Developing Intuition:<br>An In-Depth Guide to Accessing and Decoding the Language of Your Soul</b><p>BY DR. CATE HOWELL<p><i>developing intuition requires that you</i> …

Meditation

18 Ways To Strengthen Your Intuition

We live in a fear-based culture that obsesses with trying to control life. We're terrified of uncertainty, so we're constantly anticipating …

Dalai Lama releases New Year’s message

The Dalai Lama gave advice for the year ahead in an address at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies's 50th Anniversary on New Year's …

How to make your home decor as cozy and Zen as a yoga studio

There’s something about walking into a yoga studio that makes you immediately feel Zen, as if your body, mind, and soul take one collective deep …