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How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It

I love using seemingly random data to figure out stuff I wouldn't otherwise know. You can do this with all kinds of things, but in this example, I …

Your brain as laboratory: The science of meditation

<b>(webphotographeer via iStock)</b><p>The idea that meditation is actually a form of research is gaining respect<p>John Yates<p>February 25, 2017 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years, from a fringe interest to a mainstream …

5 Steps to Meditating: Give Yourself a Daily Dose of Attention

<b>“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” ~Simone Weil</b><p>It’s so easy in our busy, results driven world to lose track of ourselves in a …

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Ancient Buddhist Way to Cope With Hardship

48<p>SHARES<p><i>Imagine you just found out that your child was suspended from school.</i> Imagine your boss just told you to redo a report you'd worked on for a …

How to Meditate

I had an extremely alarming early-morning experience a few weeks ago. I woke up in <i>savasana</i> (yoga-speak for 'corpse pose': laying prone, legs splayed, …

The top 10 things I learned meditating for 35 hours last week

<b>Estimated</b> <b>Reading Time</b>: 10 minutes, 29 seconds. I’ve <b>bolded</b> the golden nuggets if you’re in a bit of a hurry.<p><b>I remember it vividly.</b><p>About four years ago …

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5 Exquisite Replenishing Rituals | Rejuvenation Lounge

<i>“Rituals take you to where you want to be going”</i><p>Rituals are deliberate precious moments in time. We repeat them. Sometimes often.<p>They can infuse life …

How To Experience True Quiet (And Why You'll Want To)

<i>By Joel Davis</i><p>We live in a noisy world. The manmade environment that surrounds us, the devices we carry with us, the never ending to do list: all of it clamors for our attention, all of the time. It’s no wonder that “noise-cancelling” headphones are hot products, or that “acoustic ecology” is an …

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

How To Argue With The Anti-Vaccine Crazies: A Guide

In honor of Jenny McCarthy's new seat at "The View"<p>Jenny McCarthy—savvy, telegenic, and pulchritudinous—is joining the popular daytime talk show "The View."<p>McCarthy is a strident proponent of not vaccinating kids, as she believes vaccinations made her son autistic. Now, many scientists and science …

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

These First Photos of Atoms Bonding Were Taken Totally by Accident

What you're looking at above is the exact moment that atoms for a covalent bond. It's the first time this intricate single-molecule transformation …