Brandi Maxam

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38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do.<p>On many occasions I find myself …

The Brain

We Have it Within Ourselves to Raise our Conscious Level and That of Humanity

Belsebuub, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Observing the inner and outer worldWe should take the time to know how we respond inwardly to life, because by changing …

7 Negative People You Need to Ignore

<i>You can’t live a positive life around negative people.</i><p>Sadly, some people are so entrenched in seeing the negative side of things that they leave zero …

24 Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Will Change Your Life

Here’s the problem with reading the books that everyone else has read. It makes you more like everyone else. Checking off the various books from your …

The True Science of Parallel Universes, Animated

Some of the greatest minds in science and the humanities have wondered — and attempted to answer — why the universe exists. That is, our universe, <i>the</i> universe, in the singular. But while it might be alluring to imagine what it would be like to live in a universe of ten dimensions, reality is at …

Make Your Own Braided Rug

I've wanted to make rugs for as long as I can remember. Even in high school I want to make my own home decor. Rugs are a little intimidating because …

Food aversions: why they occur and how you can tackle them

Like favourite childhood scars, food aversions are deeply personal, often come with a backstory, and are ripe for comparing with others. This is classic ice-breaking conversation territory in the west, where there is no shortage of foods to happily loathe without risk of malnutrition. When I was …

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you’re behind and it’s going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a bit betrayed. On the subway, you aren’t paying …

Making Love Last: The Ins and Outs of Keeping It Together

Imagine a pop album: <i>Psychology’s Greatest Hits: Insights Gone Viral!</i> One of the cuts, at least from an album celebrating recent hits, would have to …

How to Decode "Menuspeak" and Navigate Any Restaurant Menu

Eating healthy is particularly tricky at restaurants, since even healthy <i>sounding</i> dishes can harbor ingredients that add hundreds more calories than …

Pushing the River - The Art of Surrender

Slade Roberson, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Are you struggling to make something happen?<p>Are you torturing your consciousness for a sense of the right direction, …

The Ego is Sneaky: 5 Ways to Know When It’s In Charge

Christina Sarich, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>If you are reading this article, it’s probable that you have read dozens, if not hundreds of books and …

The Dhammapada: "one of the greatest psychological works ever written"

Jonathan Haidt, who studies morality and emotion, at the NYU-Stern School of Business, discusses the Buddhist classic, The Dhammapada, on Five …

53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― <b>Pablo Picasso</b><p>2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, …

The One Book <i>O</i>'s Books Editor Wants You to Read

Finally...a smart, sly, real novel for all of us! Leigh Haber, the new head of books at O mag reveals her favorite read for this summer—plus her 4 …

Let Go of Attachment: You Can Be Happy Even if Things Change

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>A wise old soul once told me that I needed to practice …

The Foundation of Love: Releasing Judgments and Expectations

<b>“Love is saying, ‘I feel differently' instead of ‘you're wrong.'” ~Unknown</b><p>We seek it, want it, need it, yet it eludes so many of us: genuine, …

4 Short Stories that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can<br>transport people to another place.”<br>―J.K. Rowling</i><p>Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short …

A Heart That is Ready for Anything.

When the Buddha was dying, he gave a final message to his beloved attendant Ananda, and to generations to come:<p><i>“Be a lamp unto yourself, be a refuge</i> …

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

Every year since 1998, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been posing a single grand question to some of our time’s greatest thinkers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, then collecting the answers in an annual anthology. Last year’s answers to the question <b>“What scientific</b> …

Simple & Inexpensive Tricks to Make Your Home Look Sophisticated

My home is my sanctuary, my little slice of peace and quiet. In true European spirit, I love to rent -- the American Dream to me has nothing to do with a mortgage. I am a fan of smaller spaces (my apartment is about 1,300 square feet), I love anything old, including old buildings (the row house I …

DIY Home Projects

How Your Nose Can Control Your Brain

Your smell circuits are hotwired to those that process emotion, memory and motivation. Is that why you’re feeling so edgy, chatty, touched or sated …