David Updegraff

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The Unofficial Roger Ebert Reader on Addiction

I was not surprised when Roger Ebert revealed in 2009 that he was a recovering alcoholic.<p>Long before he went public with his own struggles, Ebert’s …

A Month-by-Month Guide for the Best Time to Buy Everything in 2018

Plan your shopping with this calendar of bargains.<p>In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the …

Boing Boing Gift Guide 2017

Here's this year's complete Boing Boing Gift Guide: dozens of great ideas for stocking stuffers, brain-hammers, mind-expanders, terrible toys, badass …

Magnesium Shows Promise for Treating Mild-Moderate Depression

A reported 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, and current pharmacological approaches using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors …

How Cold Brew Changed the Coffee Business

Summer officially starts this year on June 21, but that’s only the solstice, the day when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. Down on street level, summer really begins on the first humid, sun-streaked day, when even the thought of sipping a hot cup of coffee is too much to bear. It’s …

Coffee

Bob Dylan Finally Gave His Required Nobel Prize Lecture. Here It Is.

"I hope what I say will be worthwhile and purposeful," Dylan started his lecture.<p>“Bob Dylan” the public artist is a cryptic puzzle. As some scholars may spend years piecing together an understanding of dead languages or obsolete technologies, those with similar Don Quixote-esque tendencies may try …

Literature

Martin the Talking Dog Will Make You Laugh and Cry

People might take things for granted, but dogs don’t. At least that’s how director Michael Killen sees it. <i>Downward Dog</i> is the story of a dog named …

How to Face Resentment & Other Challenging Emotions.

Every time I walked into the kitchen, my blood would boil.<p>The stains from years of cooking irritated the hell out of me. This wasn’t part of the deal.<p>…

Self-help

3 router tweaks to speed up your Wi-Fi

Slow Wi-Fi is the worst. Your email won’t refresh. Your movie freezes mid-scene. Your new app is stuck in downloading limbo. You see that apologetic little message about how your browser “timed out” and you should “try again later.” Gee, thanks for that.<p>Many people just wait. Wi-Fi is moody, they …

Learn How to Make "Kevin's Famous Chili" From The Office

Kevin Malone on <i>The Office</i> doesn’t do a lot of things well, but he sure does know how to make a delicious batch of chili. It’s probably the thing he …

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

5 Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Heal Your Anxiety And Shift Your Mindset

Anxiety is one of the most debilitating and crippling emotions that any of us can experience, with our whole body and mind characterized by an inner …

5 of History's Greatest Buddhist Masters Reveal the Secret to Happiness

To many people who don’t believe in religion, Buddhism is seen as a “good” religion. It doesn’t promote hate and offers the individual more freedom …

Life after death – the Tibetan Buddhist view

In the West, there are two mainstream models to describe happens when we die. On the one hand, the Christian tradition teaches that each of us has a …

Spirituality

A Disciple Whose Mind Was Full of Turmoil Asked Buddha For Help. Here’s His Response

There is a story about Buddha.<br>A disciple came to him and said “My mind is full of turmoil. I feel so guilty, I feel so bad, I feel so this and that” …

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

What People In The West Get Wrong About Meditation, According to Master Buddhists

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …