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Why You Are Not Meditating

Do you meditate regularly?<p>If you do, you know how invaluable it is to your well-being.<p>If you don’t, you probably know you “should” but either cannot …

Meditation

Tea and Rice: Dogen on Enlightenment in Ordinary Activity

When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is moving. But when you keep your eyes closely on the boat, you can see …

Meditation

The Joy of Effort

When explaining meditation, the Buddha often drew analogies with the skills of artists, carpenters, musicians, archers, and cooks. Finding the right …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

High Sensitivity, Creativity and Brain Differences

Highly sensitive people are considered by many to be exceptionally creative as a group.<p>Psychologist <b>Elaine Aron</b> even declares <i>“I know ALL HSPs are</i> …

101 Simple Pleasures to Boost Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely handwritten note in the mail from a sweet elderly acquaintance in our community. She had read in the local paper that my oldest son was named the Connecticut Student Journalist of the Year, and she had clipped the piece which she sent along with her kind …

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success

The latest neuroscience suggests you can literally "edit" your memory. Here's what this big breakthrough means for you.<p>The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the …

Humanity

Steven Spielberg is accused of poaching dinosaur after Facebook users are fooled by 'Jurassic Park' photo

Steven Spielberg has been accused of slaughtering an animal — except his alleged victim is already extinct.<p>The Oscar-winning director was denounced …

Steven Spielberg

For Some, Pets Add to Sleep Disorders

A new Mayo Clinic study discovers our friendly fur-covered sleeping companions may be contributing to their owner’s sleepless nights.<p>Mayo researchers …

How Will You Sleep Tonight? It's in Your Genes

Are you one of those people who rises before dawn and never needs an alarm clock? Or would you happily sleep until midmorning if you could? Do you …

In Historic Vote, FCC Advances Rules to Kill 'Open Internet'

Despite national outcry and protests both outside and inside a packed hearing room in Washington, DC, the Federal Communications Commission on …

Top Catholic Bishop Says Church Should Consider Accepting Gays

A high-ranking Italian bishop is calling on Catholic leaders to be more open to arguments in support of same-sex marriage, ending mandatory celibacy …

Economic Climate Linked to Development of Narcissism

Although narcissistic tendencies are often attributed to parenting practices or early social experiences, new research presents a powerful argument …

Better Homes & Gardens Home

What Plants Need<p>When it comes right down to it, plants require the same things that we do to thrive: <b>Sunlight.</b> Plants need light, but not all plants …

Gardening

Religious People are Nerds

CollegeHumor takes a funny look at some of the reasons why religious people are nerds. Check it out!<p>Advertisements

Harvard Study Proves Why The Bees Are All Disappearing

The human race is really starting to feel the consequences of their actions. One area we are waking up to is the massive amount of pesticides we …