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What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Spirituality

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

The beginner’s guide to the ketogenic diet

By now, you’ve probably heard that fat is <i>not</i> a healthy eater’s kryptonite. Sure, we may have spent decades believing low-fat diets—usually filled …

Nutrition

Jared Kushner’s Business Empire Is a House of Cards

The First Son-in-Law has more in common with the president than we thought.<p>When <b>Jared Kushner</b> assumed the role of First Son-in-Law, he did so with a massive family debt hanging over his head: 666 Fifth Avenue, the little-loved, 41-story office tower that Kushner Cos. bought on the eve of the …

Donald Trump

The Only Kettlebell Routine You'll Ever Need

We challenge you to find a piece of fitness equipment that’s more versatile—or more effective—than the kettlebell. You won’t.<p>“A single kettlebell can be used to develop max strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular capacity and power,” explains Karen Smith, a master kettlebell instructor …

Workouts

How to Entertain with Weed: An Etiquette Guide

Give your guests, and yourself, a high-end high<p>Since the beginning of 2017, the droves moving to the California coast for tech, Hollywood, or simply the sun-soaked, absolute freedom of the wild west are met with an especially foreign custom: being offered cannabis seemingly everywhere they go. Now …

Cannabis

Here’s how to try the HIIT workout trend if you’ve never done it (and TBH it scares you)

If you’re like us, there’s something about how “HIIT” rolls off the tongue that makes the workout seem intimidating AF. Sure, that’s before knowing a …

Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite

“What is off-putting about them,” one political veteran told me, “is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.”<p>I. Air Force One<p>Donald Trump hoped the trip would draw a line under the Russia story, which had hounded his candidacy and was now damaging his presidency. …

Donald Trump

7 CrossFit moves, demystified

Curious about the moves but too intimated by the gym to learn more? We've got you covered.<p>Are you curious about CrossFit but too intimated by those …

Workouts

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

Workouts

Your Future Self Will Thank You For Starting To Do This For Only 10 Minutes Every Day

“How’s your day?” People ask us about our day all the time. Sometimes, you brushed it off because you know these are just small talks. Often, you had …

Productivity

More Good News for Those Who Want to See Marijuana Legalized

article<p>Image source: Pixabay.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>As 2016 comes to a close, it can arguably be described as the best year ever for marijuana. At the beginning of the year, 23 states had legalized medical cannabis, while residents in just four states had voted in favor of legalizing recreational …

Evidence that Steve Jobs was aware of his reality distortion field

There’s a nasty criticism about Steve Jobs that uses an argument about a reality distortion field. It goes something like this…<p>“Steve Jobs was a …

The True Scale of Nuclear Bombs Is Totally Frightening

Nuclear weapons are already scary enough, but when you dig deeper and find out how powerful the weapons truly are, they get even more terrifying. The …

10 kettlebell workouts to build total-body stamina

When you’re looking to condition your body for enduring strength, look no further than the Russian kettlebell. “You can seamlessly add load to your …

What’s more productive than multitasking?

Most people have heard how great meditation can be for relaxing and calming your mind, but did you know that meditation can actually increase your …

As coal companies sink into bankruptcy, who will pay to clean up their old mines?

Peabody is the latest to make big promises to a bankruptcy judge.<p>In the context of US capitalism, corporate bankruptcy has become less an admission of failure or a final chapter than a kind of R&R, a chance to shed some flab and come back stronger. As anyone who has followed Donald Trump’s career …

Why You Should Care About Added Sugars in Your Food

When the new food labels roll out in a year or two, a 20 ounce Pepsi will have to say it contains 130% of your daily value of added sugar. Yogurts …

The Occupy movement has grown up — and looks to inflict real pain on big banks

Capitalizing on populist anger toward Wall Street, a coalition of more than 20 labor unions and activist groups on Tuesday launched a new campaign to reform the financial industry.<p>The group, Take On Wall Street, plans to combine the efforts of some of the Democratic Party’s biggest traditional …

Middle-class

Bankruptcy and the Case for Puerto Rico's Independence

Puerto Rico has defaulted on its public debt, which is about equal to its GDP. There are many reasons for why the U.S. commonwealth can't pay its …

Caribbean

Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

<b>Tara Mohr,</b> author of <i>Playing Big,</i> explains how to deal with self-doubt (or help someone else manage theirs).<p>Download this podcast<p>SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green Carmichael. Today I’m talking with Tara Moore, author of Playing Big. …

Self-confidence

Here is what a trader learned from putting together his bank's most profitable trade ever

But miraculously, Bob Henderson, then Barclays' managing director and head of commodity index, hybrids and exotics trading, said he helped steer the firm away from enormous losses and into the bank's "best trade ever."<p>Through a lengthy article in science magazine Nautilus, Henderson explains in a …

Profit

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

New York City

16 Recipe Tweaks That Sound Wrong But Taste So Right

On July 1, the official <i>New York Times</i> account tweeted the following: “Add green peas to your guacamole.” The President of the United States responded …

Food

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Self-improvement

Puerto Rico bankruptcy bill seen as unlikely to pass

Mired in $73 billion in debt, Puerto Rico has tried multiple avenues to get its financial affairs in order, including the introduction of HR 870, a …

Caribbean

The Physics of Doing an Ollie on a Skateboard, or, the Science of Why I Can't Skate

Skateboarding is hard.<p>When I was about 10, I broke my first skateboard by riding it into a ditch. A decade later, in college, I broke another …