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The One Vital Skill They Don't Teach You In Business School

Getting into a top business school requires demonstrating a certain level of success. Many people believe we need to push ourselves hard in order to succeed in business and in life. I used to believe this too. I went to an Ivy League school, got my MBA from Stanford and worked in finance for almost …

Mindfulness

Annapurna Yoga Ashram

Guru Narayan Prasad Dhakal teaching Yoga at Shangri-La Village Resort in Pokhara, Nepal<p>Welcome to Annapurna Yoga Ashram and Yogi’s Ayurveda Health …

School offers MA in Yoga Studies

0<p>SHARES<p>There’s good news for yogis who just can’t seem to quench their thirst for knowledge about yoga. Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles …

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and …

How To Avoid The Crowds And Sail Thailand's Islands

Koh Phi Phi, off Thailand's western coast is basically one big frat party. Gross. For less than $100, we rented a private long boat and escaped for a …

Buddhist monk is world’s happiest man

<i>Via: msn news</i><p><b>As he grins serenely and his burgundy robes billow in the fresh Himalayan wind, it is not difficult to see why scientists declared</b> …

4 Hobbit-Inspired Vacation Rentals Where You Can Stay

01 of 04<p>Hobbit House in Thompson Falls, MT<p><b>From $295 a night. No minimum stay. Sleeps 3.</b> <br>Deep in the "Shire of Montana," this fairytale house was …

Santa Fe

Japan by Bullet Train

I wanted to cross the country in one day. You can do that now, thanks to the incredibly fast bullet trains that connect Japan’s major cities.<p>The bullet, or Shinkansen, train looks futuristic but celebrates its 50th birthday this year.<p>Since 2011, it has linked the northernmost city of Aomori, on the …

7 Hawaii Destinations The Obamas Should Escape To

Dear Obama family,<p>By now, we know you have your annual holiday vacation down to a science. After all, you've stayed in the same neighborhood for the past seven years -- and we don't blame you. Those digs in Kailua aren't too shabby.<p>But Mr. President, we think you should mix it up a little. That's …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles

During the days of Louis XIV, smiling—in real life and in portraiture—was considered gauche, not least because dental care was lacking. Then one …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

4 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Redefine Happiness

Have you ever tried to tell yourself to "just relax and enjoy" an unexpected traffic-filled commute that is sure to make you late? You keep telling …

Japan's Must-See World Heritage Sites

What to see, how to avoid the crowds, and how to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on your own terms.<p>Although I have been to many of the World Heritage Sites myself, to learn the details on absolutely all of them I turned to the book <i>Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature</i> by …

Guide to Patagonia: what to do, how to do it, and where to stay

Patagonia holidays,Travel,Argentina holidays,Chile holidays,Adventure travel,Whale watching holidays,Horse riding holidays,Camping holidays,Walking holidays,South America holidays<p>Forty years ago this month, Bruce Chatwin visited Patagonia and his subsequent book lit a beacon for the remote region …

Pico Iyer on What Leonard Cohen Teaches Us about Presence and the Art of Stillness

<i>“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,”</i> Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“and at others to ride the passion and exuberance.”</i> In his conversation with E.O. Wilson, the poet Robert Hass described beauty as a “paradox of stillness and …

BUDDHISM PRACTICE

The Buddha invited all to come and investigate his teachings. For the Buddha not only found a way to the end of suffering, but he actually taught a …

In Search of a Meditation Center?

10 Inspiring Yoga & Mindfulness Books To Give This Holiday

Maybe it's because I teach for a living, but I'm a book giver by nature.<p>I love sharing great books with people I love and each of the following books …

K12 Lab Network

9 Surprising Ways to Save on Wine for the Holidays

When it comes to wine, the best plan for holiday entertaining is to buy it by the case. Wine stores typically offer a 10 percent discount—sometimes …

Flavors

Château Cordeillan-Bages: The Pillowy Side to a Médoc Winery

I know France well, and had certainly tasted some fine Médoc wines in the past. But, true confession: Before a trip there last fall, I honestly couldn’t have pinpointed the region on a map, lying as it does between the Atlantic and the huge Gironde Estuary just north of Bordeaux.<p>And now, I’m hooked …

‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside America’s food processing plants

Photograph: JIM BURKE/AP<p>Workers process pork at a hi-tech plant in Illinois.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/20/1419106061804/82808d25-4dfb-4a95-8229-4664f7267cda-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: JIM BURKE/AP<p>Workers process pork at a hi-tech plant in …

NIH has spent $100M on mindfulness meditation

“The advantage of this is that it actually doesn’t cost anything,” said Karen May, a vice president at Google, explaining how her company offers “mindfulness” classes to its employees.<p>Mindfulness is a New Age kind of meditation that focuses on the present moment “non-judgmentally,” tracing its …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

Yoga just as good as aerobics for cutting heart disease risk

Yoga was found to reduce BMI, lower blood pressure and cut cholsterol<p>If leaping around in a leotard or pounding the pavement seems like too much effort to stay healthy scientists may have found the answer.<p>Yoga is just as good as aerobics, cycling and walking for cutting the risk of heart …