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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Seriously Stylish Wooden Framed Bicycles

With the increased popularity of bicycles for city residents as a means of transportation, many companies have popped up that create bikes out of different materials and with a wide range of customizable features. This is definitely the most stylish wooden framed one we've ever come across. …

Articles about 5 great home renovations around world part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape …

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The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Why McDonald's should serve horses (no, not in the food … )

There is absolutely nothing new about leaping on your horse to nip to the local for a bite to eat. Even if most of the stables behind country inns …

Decapitated Worms Regrow Heads, Keep Old Memories

<b>In French Revolution-style, researchers decapitated flatworms—then did something that would give even Madam Defarge the creeps.</b><p>The scientists let the worms’ heads grow back and found that their memories returned along with the new noggins, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Experimental</i> …

World’s Stinkiest Flower Finally Blooms

After a week of anticipation, the titan arum opened on Sunday.<p><b>On a typical day at the U.S. Botanic Garden it's very easy to stop and smell the roses. On Monday, however, the line to enter wrapped around the corner and halfway down the block. Floral fanatics and curious office workers alike came to</b> …

Be More Productive by Taking More Active Breaks... Outside | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have a job where I sit at a desk and type on a computer all day. Luckily, I have a nice window in my office where I’m able to see the beauty of …

Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

<i>“Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose connection was not previously suspected,”</i> wrote W. I. B. Beveridge in the fantastic 1957 tome <i>The Art of Scientific Investigation</i>. <i>“The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to</i> …

In This Week’s Grazia: Katie Holems Secret A-List Love Affair Revealed

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Emma Calder | 13 11 2014<p>Latest issue<p>Get Your Issue Now!<p><!--[if gte mso …

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What Can Your Brain Do?

Jason Silva, filmmaker, futurist, and host of National Geographic Channel’s hit show <i>Brain Games</i> says the human brain has gone through more change in the last 100 years than in the last million years. Now he wants to guide you through the inner workings of your own grey matter and reveal its …