Dao Harrison

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Mindfulness Isn't Just Trendy, It's a Powerful Tool

<b>For years now, meditation and mindfulness practices have been hot in the Western world.</b> There are mindfulness exercises for work, for kids, for …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Japan

5 Strategies When You Feel Like Giving Up | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Whether you have a specific goal that you’re trying to achieve or whether just getting through the day in one piece is your aim,. We want to go back …

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The Right Careers For Your Personality Type

Many people are not happy with their current jobs and how their careers are shaping. It’s very important to understand yourself if you would like to …

Microfinance to Mitigate Substandard Housing

<i>The</i> <i>Financial Inclusion 2020</i> <i>project at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is building a movement toward full financial inclusion by 2020.</i> …

Habitat for Humanity built D.C.’s first “energy neutral” home

Its name is “Empowerhouse,” and it uses 90 percent less energy than regular houses<p>The Department of Energy's biannual "Solar Decathlon" is a bit of an exercise in fantasy: Teams of engineering and architecture compete to build state-of-the-art, energy-efficient homes that usually end up looking the …

Living in: Bangkok

One of Asia’s most stylish cities, Thailand’s capital lures with its modern technology, ancient temples and an intense energy that rarely ebbs.<p>Thailand’s capital is one of Asia’s most vibrant and stylish cities, where modern technology and architecture exist alongside ancient temples and palaces. …

Which country is best seen by rail?

Aeroplanes are faster and cars are more convenient, but in many parts of the world trains still reach unexpected and beautiful places that would be inaccessible any other way.<p>Once the only way to easily cross long distances, today train travel has been mostly replaced by the speed of aeroplanes and …

Trains

Make This Now: Peach and Ginger Crisp Pie

If peach pie and peach crisp met and had a baby, this crumble-topped pie might be it. What really makes this dessert worth making now is the twist of candied ginger. It's finely diced and added to the oat streusel, giving a zing to every bite.<p>The result is a pie that's got sweet, baked peaches <i>and</i> a …

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What Bill Gates is reading this summer

If you’re in the market for a light, sunshine-friendly novel—something with an up tempo narrative and relatable characters—then Bill Gates’s summer reading list is not for you. But if you’re a non-fiction buff with a wide range of interests, then it might be the perfect place to look for a new book.<p>…

Bill Gates

Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: When rethinking the perfect burger, it's what's inside that counts.</i><p>There are perfect burgers made of beef, salt, and pepper. This is not one of those burgers. …

750 million phones could be vulnerable in massive SIM security flaw

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that a security researcher has found a vulnerability in the encryption used by some mobile SIM cards that could let hackers remotely take control of a phone. The flaw relates to cards using DES (Data Encryption Standard) for encryption — it's an older standard that's …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Travel

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

Flying

Thirsty Thursday: Beat the Heat with Icebreaker Mojitos

Stephen Murello, Stephen Murello<p><b>It’s more than just alliteration;</b> <b>it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really</b> …

3 Scrumptious Ways to Mix Blueberry and Cardamom

Two foods you'd never expect taste better together—and three ways to make delicious dishes with this dynamic duo<p>Think of it as an all-American fruit with an accent: Cardamom is a sophisticated spice common in Indian and Scandinavian cooking. And together, blueberries and cardamom create some …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Ginger Marinated Heirloom Tomato with Watermelon, Burrata, and Arugula

Executive chef Laurent Tourondel, of Brasserie Ruhlmann, reveals the recipe for this delicious summertime salad.<p><b>Serves 6</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 6-inch piece of ginger, peeled<p>½ cup + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil<p>2 tbsp aged sherry vinegar<p>24 baby heirloom or multi-colored vine ripe tomatoes, cut into 2-inch …

Recipes

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How to Travel the World for Free

Our list of temporary "homes" have included a brownstone in Manhattan, a villa in southern Spain, a 10th century manor in rural Ireland, and more. We've lived a quick walk from a Caribbean beach, on the edge of a lake in the midwest, and are soon off to experience the Highlands of Scotland.<p>And for …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

City Halls