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Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms. May you surrender to the ecstasy of pure being and the …

25 of Oscar Wilde's Wittiest Quotes

On October 16, 1854, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. He would go on to become one of the world's most prolific …

DIY Project: Super Simple Knitted Bracelets

I love to knit, but I’m gunna be real: I’m no expert. Sure, I can knit a pretty long, beautiful scarf without too much error, but that’s basically …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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The Unnecessariness Of Words.

There was so much I wanted to say, and yet, when the opportunity presented itself, there was nothing at all.<p>Everything collapses into the eternal …

10 Fab Pho Recipes to Make ASAP

Why venture out to your favorite Vietnamese restaurant for a bowlful of pho when you can make it yourself at home? Check out these 10 bowls of noodle soup that are sure to wake up your tastebuds. Whether you have only five minutes or over five hours to spend cooking, there’s a recipe here for you! …

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10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Healthy Eating

21 Hidden Bars In New York City

These days, a new breed of speakeasy has cropped up around the city, featuring old-timey touches like hidden entrances, tin ceilings, and cocktails made with classic ingredients.<p>Here are some of New York's best speakeasies, from 67 Orange Street in Harlem to the new Featherweight in Bushwick.<p><i>Did we</i> …

Why We Talk More Than Listen & What We Gain When We Stop

<b>“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” – Brene Brown</b><p>I like to talk. A lot.<p>It's how I get ideas and work through concepts I'm not quite …

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Your Soulmate Isn’t Who You Think It Is.

Mark Radcliffe thinks you should skip the supermodel and go for the one who loves you even on your worst days.<p>We all have our own romanticized …

When to Use Ethnic Slurs: A Guide

Is it ever acceptable to say "Chinamen"?<p>When is it permissible to say the word “Chinaman”?<p>Recently Bob Beckel, a pundit and Democratic operative best known for engineering Walter Mondale’s 49-state presidential defeat in 1984, got himself in trouble for saying on Fox News that “Chinamen” have …

The Chronic Chronicles: A History of Pot

From an ancient Chinese cure-all to the settlers of Jamestown to Colorado’s legalization experiment, the complicated evolution of marijuana.<p>The …

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The Science Behind 'Brain Training'

Increasing fluid intelligence has proven beneficial for people diagnosed with ADHD, and selling memory improvement is a big business. Are the claims overheated?<p>In 2002, Torkel Klingberg, a psychologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, published a study involving 14 children with attention deficit …

Memories Can Go Astray When We Step Outside Our Bodies

Our bodies may help us remember our lives, fixing experiences in place. By using virtual reality, scientists can make people feel like they're outside their own bodies. And when they do, the brain struggles to remember what happened.<p>The phenomenon is a bit like the disembodied sensation that some …

Are You Strong Enough to Love?

I once read a story that greatly impacted me.<p>A man (I will call him Sam) was visiting his friend (I will call him Michael). They were walking down the streets of London to get breakfast when they passed a man selling newspapers. Michael gave the newsman a warm greeting, but the man just scowled …

Video Reveals the Molecular Basis of Memory

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have been able to glimpse molecular interactions that occur when the brain …

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Dopamine and Teenage Logic

Young minds are often portrayed as stews of hormones and impulse; but the decisions they make are often deeply rational and deserving of greater consideration.<p>I once counseled a 17-year-old, I’ll call her Katey, who admitted that she had planned to get “completely smashed” at a school-related …

What Makes People Compelling

What makes a winning personality? How can some people walk into a room and instantly entrance everyone into a state of amicable submission? What makes someone like Carl Sagan at once so beloved and so respected? That’s precisely what communications strategists <b>John Neffinger</b> and <b>Matthew Kohut</b>, who …

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Should Work Relationships Ever Be Friendships or More?

We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment. In fact, most employee training courses recommend the distance if the work relationship crosses management …

Ronald Dworkin's Religion Without God, Reviewed: A Religious Worldview

Ronald Dworkin’s profound and moving final book, now published posthumously, is unique among the works that he wrote throughout the decades of his …

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The Meaning of Om

<i>By Valerie Reiss</i><p>Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?<p>Turns out, a lot -- and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it's not so …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Evidence of a comet that rained 'a shockwave of fire' detected on Earth

A comet that struck Earth around 28 million years ago annihilated part of modern-day Egypt — but managed to leave behind a few relics for modern scientists to marvel over.<p>According to a team of South African researchers, a small pebble discovered by an Egyptian geologist in 1996 has been identified …

99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.<p>I was a little pissed off at …