Christina Mcneely

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Why Meditation Should Be Your Brain's "Scheduled Maintenance"

Technically, sleep is already our brains' regular scheduled maintenance, but if there were any other one thing you could do to improve your mental …

Living Simply in a Dumpster

One professor left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and he is happier for it. How much does a person really need?<p>Tucked behind the women’s residence halls in a back corner of Huston-Tillotson University’s campus in Austin, Texas, sits a green dumpster. Were it not for the sliding pitched …

4 Ways Your Mind Can Make You Rich

Photo: Jian Awe<p>When I was in my early 20s, I had a lovely photograph of a solitary woman hanging in my bedroom. My mother suggested that I switch it …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire

Scottish independence could be the final insult.<p>During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that “the sun never set on the British Empire.” Since the end of World War II, however, that sun has been steadily dipping toward …

Genocide watch: the Iraqi communities most endangered by the rise of ISIL

“In one day, they killed more than two thousand Yazidi in Sinjar, and the whole world says, ‘Save Gaza, save Gaza.'”<p>The poignant lament of an Iraqi named Karim, quoted in this short newyorker.com story, captures the helpless frustration of many minorities facing existential danger in areas …

Middle East

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Happiness

US, Mexico discuss influx of immigrant children

President Barack Obama spoke on Thursday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about a strategy to deal with a flood of children coming from Central America to the United States, the White House said.<p>Obama "welcomed the opportunity to work in close cooperation with Mexico to develop concrete …

Boko Haram Suspected of Kidnapping Another 20 Women

Members of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram are suspected to have kidnapped 20 women near the Nigerian town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were …

Africa