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How to Release Painful Memories & Emotions Stored in Your Body

<b>“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” ~Rumi</b><p>Your body keeps a physical memory of all of your experiences.<p>You have lots of memories stored in your …

Broken Vows: Tony Blair, The Tragedy of Power by Tom Bower – digested read

Tom Bower’s dissection of the former prime minister’s years in power is ground with an axe to a pithy 800 words<p><b>October 2007.</b> A swimming pool inside the Rwandan presidential palace. Tony Blair is lying on a sun lounger soaked with the blood of hundreds of thousands of murdered Hutus. Blair pulls up …

This Is the Entire Universe Squeezed into One Image

An enterprising artist has taken on one of the biggest concepts known to man: the universe.<p>Pablo Carlos Budassi is drawing eyes across the Internet …

An End-of-Day Meditation with Deepak Chopra

This simple practice from Sonima.com will help you reflect on your day in order to feel more relaxed and prepare for a restful night.A busy day can …

Could a diet tailored to your DNA save your life?

Some commercial nutrigenetics services will already test DNA and offer dietary advice. Is this the future of disease prevention?<p>The kitchen of the future, says one leading scientist, is likely to be equipped with dispensers to deliver your personalised prescription of nutritional supplements. A …

The Signs of Spiritual Awakening

To be awake in life means the we are fully conscious in the present moment. Whatever we do, we do it fully consciously, focusing with all our …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help

How to Clear Obstacles Using a Powerful Meditation Object

Many people resist getting to their meditation cushion. When I ask why, the occasional person will confess something that most of us feel deep inside: "I don't want to face my own mind."<p>Much of my first year in a three-year meditation retreat was spent clearing obstacles that blocked my mind from …

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

The Dystopian Books That Put A Fresh Spin On The Old Genre

Because you love "The Hunger Games" but want more.<p>If popular fiction books are to be believed, the world as we know it is definitely ending, and soon -- the only question is when, and how.<p>A firm belief in an eminent doomsday isn’t the only thing that keeps people reading dystopian fiction, of …

9 Japanese Comfort Foods to Make Right Now

Get cozy with these Japanese recipes.<p>Japan might be known for its pristine sushi and other delicate, minimalist dishes, but it’s also responsible for …

The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours

This incredibly simple time-management system changed my workday.<p>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.<p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how “busy” I was and how much I “had to …

Time Management

6 Incredible Ruins You Can Easily Visit

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Guerretto</i><p>Ruins, despite what fedora-wearing archaeologists would have you believe, do not exist solely to be hacked and slashed so that you can acquire their sweet, sweet artifacts. They actually have a lot of historical and aesthetic value! And only rarely will you …

As Schools Buy More Local Food, Kids Throw Less Food In The Trash

More and more schools are trying to serve meals with food that was grown nearby. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just released some statistics documenting the trend.<p>According to this "census" of farm-to-school programs, at least 42,000 schools spent almost $600 million on local food during the …

Agriculture

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

It’s no coincidence if Japanese gardens remind you of those scene-in-a-shoebox dioramas you made in grade school.<p>A Japanese garden is a miniature …

Man Who Was Once Homeless On Skid Row Graduates From College

Just a few years ago, Kenneth Chancey was a homeless high school student staying on Skid Row in Los Angeles, according to KTLA5. The now-23-year-old squashed expectations and this past Saturday, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in political science.<p>The humble college …

51/50: A Reporter's Notes from Skid Row

I went to Skid Row to report the life and death of Charly "Africa" Keunang, an unarmed homeless man held down and then shot six times by Los Angeles police officers. Charly was killed beneath the fig tree in the background of the photograph below. That was where he lived before they killed him, …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

7 Signs You're Experiencing a Major Spiritual Transformation

Life has thrown suffering your way and propelled you on a truth-seeking path. There's no turning back. If you're anything like me, you've meditated, gone to workshops, read books, listened to the masters. You've healed your past-life traumas and embraced your shadows. You've been feeling …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

1999: Our Last Innocent, Giddy Summer

Beanie Babies were hot, Napster debuted, ‘Star Wars’ returned, Bruce reunited with the E Street Band, and Pedro Martinez won 26 games. For a while …

On Being Right about Right and Wrong

An Interview with Michael Shermer.<p><i>This story was originally posted on author Sam Harris’s blog.</i><p>Michael Shermer is the Publisher of <i>Skeptic</i> magazine, a …

Students cheat for good grades. Why not make the classroom about learning and not testing?

We have been hearing stories about academic cheating: from students caught cheating on homework assignments as well as college entrance exams, to teachers being caught in cheating scandals, such as the ones in Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio.<p>Today, between 75% and 98% of college students …

Pedagogy

Humans could download brains on to a computer and live forever

The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer<p>Humans could download their brain on to a computer and live forever inside a machine, a Cambridge neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Dr Hannah Critchlow said that if a computer could be built to recreate the 100 trillion …