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10 Yoga Poses To Spike Your Creative Juices

A plan to create a new standard for British yoga teachers appropriates an Indian spiritual discipline in order to enjoy a bigger slice of the financial pie<p>This week began with the proverbial storm in a teacup as the British public were warned we were in danger from … yoga. On Radio 4’s Today …

Yoga

The kids aren’t alright: Brexit vote a slap in the face to British youth

<i>Nicholas Barrett is a British citizen living and working in Florence, Italy. He is an editor and writer, and recently received worldwide attention for his online comment on a</i> Financial Times <i>Brexit story</i><p>Living and working in Italy as a British citizen is sometimes so easy that I often forget I'm …

Here's how an absurdly simple app hacked my brain and made me a runner

Lots of people pick up new healthy habits all the time, so it's not altogether shocking.<p>But even as I've drifted in and out of other exercise regimes — and told myself over and over that <i>this is the run</i> that will start a repeating pattern — I've never managed to run consistently for even a couple of …

We need Canadian courts to uphold the spirit of our tax laws

<i>Lisa Philipps is a professor at York University's Osgoode Hall Law School, where she teaches tax law and policy.</i><p>The Panama Papers have refocused attention on how Canada can protect its tax base in a world of mobile capital and abundant tax planning. Who is responsible for closing the legal …

This may be the best exercise for your brain health

Which exercise is healthier for your brain? Researchers based in Finland and the US compared three types of exercises in 88 adult male rats, and …

The Brain

Turns Out Building Stonehenge Probably Wasn't That Hard, Experiment Finds

Maybe we were overthinking it?<p>Stonehenge, the mysterious Neolithic ring of stone slabs in Wiltshire, England, has baffled researchers for centuries. …

Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

Oh, your aching back.<p>Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours."<p><b>What it does</b><p>Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense of …

50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes

Matt Gurney: It’s the cop, not the rifle

I’ll probably be dismissed as just another gun nut being nutty about guns, but I confess to not being particularly bothered by the recent decision by …

Three's company: Why the NHL's keen on 3-on-3 in overtime

Hoping to reduce the number of shootouts, the NHL aims to adopt three-on-three overtime for what supporters say will be a more exciting game.<p>The league’s general managers and the NHL Players’ Association agreed Tuesday to change its regular-season overtime period to three-on-three hockey for five …

Technology has got so complicated thanks to ‘feature creep’. Here are some great gizmos that do the job just as well as flashier options

Gear & Gadgets