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12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

Dive in to this ancient spiritual tradition.<p>Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outlines a path of personal spiritual enrichment through meditation and insight. Following in the Buddha's …

Meditation

Download 502 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You <i>could</i> pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog <i>The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean</i> …

Museums

Harvard’s Free Computer Science Course Teaches You to Code in 12 Weeks

At the beginning of last year, we wrote about CS50, Harvard’s Introductory Computer Science course, taught by Professor David Malan. Today, we bring …

The Paleo Diet: It's Just Not For Me - By Danielle Sidell

Paleo Diet

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Here's what you need to know...<p>A weak grip can equal elbow pain. If you can't carry a load equal to your bodyweight in each hand for 15 meters, your …

3 Things Every CrossFitter Can Do To Become A Better Weightlifter

<b>3 Things Every CrossFitter Can Do To Become A Better Weightlifter<br>by Sage Mertz</b><p>Most people are going to look at the title of this blog and think that …

Get Behavior Change That Lasts Using Neuroscience

In my previous blog, “How Humans Experience The World” we analyzed human behavior and the structure of how it happens. Here’s a quick recap:<p><b>Vs + As = Ks -> Beliefs -> Identity (beliefs about self) = Behavior</b><p>The Vs (<i>visuals</i> or pictures we see or make up inside) and As (<i>auditory</i> or sounds we hear …

Positive Thinking

5 Steps to Work Through Your Fear of Handstands

<b>It might sound crazy, but just a few years ago I was terrified to practice handstands.</b> I remember going to CrossFit one day and seeing handstand push …

Meditation & the Science Behind Why it Works.

<i>That yoga and meditation “work” to help free us from the suffering-inducing habit patterns of the mind is supported by millennia of qualitative data.</i> …

Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: A Mini Course from Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hans Bethe

An émigré from Nazi Germany, Hans Bethe joined Cornell's physics department back in 1935. There, he built a remarkable career for himself. A nuclear …

The Night When Miles Davis Opened for the Grateful Dead in 1970: Hear the Complete Recordings

What’s that, you ask? Did Miles Davis open for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West? In what world could such a thing happen? In the world of the …

Buddhism 101: A Short Introductory Lecture by Jorge Luis Borges

In 1977, erudite Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges delivered a series of seven lectures in Buenos Aires on a variety of topics, including Dante’s</i> …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

I'm in!<p>Numerous studies have proven the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.<p>advertisement - …

Science’s Significant Stats Problem - Issue 4: The Unlikely

In 2009, researchers working in Thailand made headlines with a small success in a trial of an HIV vaccine. It reduced the rate of infection by 31 …