Dean Shepherd

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One Last Visit to See My Patient

The rain was coming down in torrents and my shoes were not up to the job. Nevertheless, I pressed forward along the soggy blocks. My 91-year-old patient and I had been together for some 20 years — honestly I’d lost count — so this was the least I could do.<p>Fibrotic lungs and a weak heart set in a …

Empathy

Iyengar 101: The Ultimate Crunch to Enhance Your Practice

Here, Carrie Owerko shares her personal story about how she found Iyengar Yoga and how it changed her life.<p>Iyengar Yoga might have a strict, rigid …

Yoga

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

Understanding the Republicans' Corporate Tax Reform

Republicans in the House are proposing sweeping corporate tax reform. Their proposals would effectively repeal the corporate income tax, currently …

Wake up America! This Is The Real Problem With The US Economy

It’s a political season, so we’re hearing a lot of the usual arguments the economy. Should we raise taxes or lower them? Negotiate trade agreements or abandon them? These are important questions, but they are not the central economic issue that we face today. Productivity is.<p>As economist Robert …

Economics

This Korean Barbecue Recipe Is a Must Try this Weekend!

Feast on bold Korean flavors with this beef barbecue recipe. Not a fan of strip loin? Use beef short ribs, bacon-cut pork, or chicken thigh fillets …

Barbecue

How Yoga Helped Me Overcome My Chronic Thyroid Disorder

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …

Yoga

The 4% Rule And The Search For A Safe Withdrawal Rate

Of the two main schools of thought in retirement income planning, the probability-based school of thought is probably most familiar to the public and financial professionals. Its roots grow from research completed by California-based financial planner William Bengen, which was first published in …

Retirement

The 12 "Dirtiest" Foods in the Produce Aisle

The top offender changed for the first time in years.<p>Every year since 2004, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a "Dirty Dozen" list that ranks the most popular fruits and vegetables based on their pesticide residue levels. By analyzing pesticide residue data from more than 35,000 …

What Happens To Whiskey In The Barrel?

Distillers say that as much as 70% of the flavor of Straight Bourbon or Rye comes from the maturation process in charred barrels that had not been …

Whiskey

Celebrate the Body In Its Most Sacred Form

Just last week, a video of beautiful Briohny Kate-Smyth was released by Equinox and became the subject of many complicated conversations surrounding …

Celebrate the Body In Its Most Sacred Form - Yoga Undressed - Nude Yoga History

The History of Naked Yoga<p><i>The soul, like the moon</i><p><i>is new and always new again</i><p><i>and I have seen the ocean</i><p><i>continuously creating.</i><p><i>Since I washed my mind</i><p><i>and</i> …

Celebrate the Body In Its Most Sacred Form - Yoga Undressed - Duet

The Duet<p>Unite with another<p><b>Commune with the divine</b><p>Uniting in asana with a friend, lover or someone you have just met deepens our understanding of yoga …

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

California's Grid May Soon Store Energy in Giant Ice Packs

California wants better batteries, which is why the electric company Southern California Edison is planning a set of, let's say, unconventional …

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …