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10 life changing lessons that we can learn from Bhagavad Gita

<b>Srimad Bhagavad Gita</b> is a 700-verse Sanskrit scripture which is part of the Mahabharata, one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Bhagavad …

The 9 Most Insanely Gorgeous Temples in India

When planning a trip to India, there are several attractions that must top every to-do list. Along with the usual suspects (think Agra's Taj Mahal, …

Hinduism

Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

Time Management

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Ali Sheikh SLAMS Ms. Wendy Doniger’s books on Hinduism in his AWESOME Review

We will not give much introduction here. The review is so awesome, we will send you straight to it:<p>Banned in Bangalore, the New York Times op-ed …

Have you read the 10 most popular books of 2015?

Amazon.com has compiled its annual list of the most popular books of the year. Yes, we know..the year isn’t over quite yet. It’s still 2015. The …

The Best Vegan Egg Replacement For Baking

When you just have to bake, and eggs aren't an option, what next?<p>Blueberry Lemon Muffins. (Photo: Sophie MacKenzie)<p>Substituting in cooking is typically fair game: Having all the exact ingredients on hand is a rarity, then there are those times when you omit something out of preference and taste--or …

Breakfast

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Books

'It's the food that makes me happy': delicious new vegetarian recipes from Anna Jones

Anna Jones’s first cookbook was an OFM favourite. Here’s an exclusive extract from her follow-up, A Modern Way to Cook: brilliant meat-free recipes, from Buddha bowls to saffron apricots<p>The more I cook simply the more I realise food doesn’t need to be complicated or made from far-flung ingredients …

Vegetarian Food

Europe's Exit From Asia ... 'Only' Soft Power Remains

Geopolitically Europe is conspicuously absent in South and East Asia. This has been a trend for some time, but it has recently intensified. Seen from Asia Pacific where so much is happening, Europe is a distant dot on the horizon.<p>Retrospectives:<p>For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, not only was …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

University of California

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Meditation

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche by Frank M Turner, review: 'judicious and laconic'

The lectures of a legendary don demystify the bewildering 'isms' of European intellectual history with aplomb<p>Frank M Turner was, until his death in 2010, professor of history at Yale University in Connecticut where he taught a survey course on European intellectual history. Hundreds of students …

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …

Apps

Modi’s rise separate from Hindu nationalism: Dr Blom

<b>KARACHI: From within the debris of the Indian National Congress rose a fresh wave of Hindu nationalism, which put Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s</b> …

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

Raspberry Pi