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Shifting the Ground We Stand On - Essays on Buddhism and Science

Download<p><i>Shifting the Ground We Stand On: Buddhist and Western Thinkers Challenge Modernity</i>, <i></i>introduces a fresh perspective to the dialogue between …

Meditation

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Andy Irons Documentary Premiere Date Announced

The highly-anticipated film will premiere in Los Angeles on May 2<p>It was announced today that the highly-anticipated documentary about the late Andy …

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Google Maps

How To: Wrap Those Rails in Color

Add such beauty for less time than you'd think<p>Welcome to “This Old Surfboard” in which I attempt all kinds of DIY surfboard improvement projects on …

A Tribute to George Downing

From Matt Warshaw's Encyclopedia of Surfing<p>Yesterday the surfing world lost a true icon and today we’ve seen a flood of reactions from surfers …

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

TRUTH: You might feel passionate about one thing now, and another thing later in your life.<p>Life is made up of many seasons. Trying to figure out what you're going to be passionate about now and for the rest of your life is silly. If you're struggling to answer the question "What is my passion?" try …

Motivation

Losing Motivation? Research Says You're Probably Engaging the Wrong System

People view goals differently the closer they get. Leaders' motivational styles should change as well.<p>If only we could set motivation on cruise control.<p>Propelling teams forward is a basic leadership task. But people's perception of their chances of success and willingness to exert energy change as …

Motivation

This is why you’ll try harder at age 29, 39, 49, 59 …

If you are feeling a sudden burst of motivation to tackle a big goal, your age may be the cause. For his new book “When: The Scientific Secrets of …

Everyone Is Miserable: Here’s What We Can Do About It

Johann Hari’s book Lost Connections explores how our society may be creating a world of unhappiness.<p>Johann Hari took his first antidepressants at age 18, and the experience, he says, was like a “chemical kiss.” The burden was lifted immediately from his whirring brain. He kept on taking the pills …

How Self-Compassion Helps You Cope With the Ups and Downs of Life

When it comes to personal development, our culture often celebrates those who are self-assured or self-confident. But new research suggests that …

Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Why do the British drive on the left?

Why does the UK drive on the left? This was just one of the motoring mysteries our readers have asked us about.<p>Stephen Laing, curator of the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire, explains how the driving convention in the UK came about.

French Revolution

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Best things to do in Nepal

For a small landlocked Asian country, this Himalayan neighbour of India can be quite an enchanting destination for travellers. No matter what kind of …

The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They’re Not What You Think

Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it anymore, you will likely be …

Depression

China is offering long-term visas to select foreigners to boost its economy

China has rolled out two new long-term visa schemes to encourage foreigners to live in the country in a bid to strengthen its economic development.<p>China's Ministry of Public Security announced last week that it would begin offering longer-term visas for foreigners of ethnic Chinese descent that …

China

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Investing

The best bitcoin alternatives

Bitcoin might still be considered the flagship cryptocurrency, upon which many of the other alternative currencies sail in the wake of, but that’s …

The DEA made a mysterious deal with the 'most dangerous man in the world'

One a DEA agent, the other his snitch, a ship's captain who was leaking information about drug loads.<p>Joseph Hunter, a burly former US Army drill sergeant nicknamed Rambo, briefed them on the assignment.<p>"It's just like a military mission," Hunter told the men, four ex-snipers from the US, German, …

Corruption

The secret master code thieves use to break into hotel room safes | The Independent

Many hotel safes can be broken into using a simple code, according to security experts.<p>The problem lies in default settings left by the …

Ketamine ‘cures’ suicidal woman of bipolar and severe depression

<b>A woman who was so depressed she wanted to crash her car into a tree and kill herself has been ‘cured’ of the condition with ketamine …

This grandmother's genius acne treatment will change your skin forever

No matter what your age or skin type, you're bound to have suffered with acne at some point in your life. Hey, even supermodel Kendall Jenner has …

Skin Care

Top Non-Bitcoin Altcoins for Your Portfolio in 2018 | Investopedia

Though investors are sharply divided about the viability of cryptocurrencies over the long term, there is no denying that some savvy individuals were …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Price Bubble Could Last 100 Years, Says Yale Economist | Investopedia

When it comes to the future of cryptocurrencies, even Nobel Laureate, Ivy League professors aren't quite sure what to say. (See also: Bitcoin Price …

Cryptocurrency

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does

When you are depressed and anxious, you get hit by two kinds of stigma. People will often say that you’re being weak or self-indulgent and just need …

World Health Organization

The issue with millennials isn't narcissism but our depressing culture of mass consumption

If you're a young person feeling lonely these days, you're in good company. Youth everywhere are experiencing record rates of depression and anxiety, surrounded by a cultural climate of both isolation and overexposure. The moniker "snowflake generation" seems an apt phrase, then, to describe our …

Psychology

The Best Ways to Organize All Your Digital Photos

Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression