Durgesh Hassan

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This Pest Has Shut Down South Florida's $700 Million Fruit Industry

In Florida, federal and state officials have quarantined 85 square miles of farmland to combat a destructive pest: the Oriental fruit fly, which attacks hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables.<p>The invasive insect was first detected near Miami a few weeks ago. Since then, authorities have …

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5 Signs Your Yoga Practice is Working: Peace in the Present Moment

I just returned from 5 weeks of living at an ashram in central Virginia. And while I undoubtedly feel transformed by the experience, I learned that …

Live by Your Values and Everything Else Will Fall into Place

<b>“Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have.” ~Doris Mortman</b><p>As I sit here writing this, I am still in the …

6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

13 Practices of an Awakened Person

Tog-me Zong-po lived nearly 800 years ago, yet his <i>37 Practices of a Bodhisattva</i> is still considered a pinnacle list of traits that a person who …

Finding Your Inner Light to Get Through Dark Times

<b>“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz of Shiraz</b><p>One week before my …

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

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