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Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda

The story of the spiritual teacher who was a silent force in the life of the most important entrepreneur of our times.<p>Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of …

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

You know that mindfulness can improve your health. Turns out it can also make you a better manager.<p>Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles …

Defeating depression with yoga

The Blu Matter Project grew out of a personal tragedy. In 2012, following her brother's suicide, Linda Malone began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The Toronto yoga instructor had been practising for 13 years, and even as she struggled with depression, she found that she benefited …

Mental Health

Bill Gates Is Doubling Down On A Bet He Made 15 Years Ago

The Microsoft-cofounder-turned-philanthropist and his wife have published their annual letter in which they spell out where they think (and hope) the world will be by 2030.<p>This idea of a "bet" is inspired by Gates' longtime friendship with Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Forty years ago, the two of …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness

What the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer tells us about the galaxy's future

<i>Warning: I'll be talking at length about the Expanded Universe lore and various film rumors, which might be considered spoilers.</i><p>Who is John Boyega's unnamed character, springing from out of shot at the beginning of the 88-second teaser, and why is he wearing stormtrooper armor? Is he an Imperial …

The Fall of Facebook

The social network's future dominance is far from assured.<p>Facebook has won this round of the Internet.<p>Steadily, grindingly, it continues to take an ever greater share of our time and attention online. More than 800 million people use the site on an average day. Individuals are dependent on it to …

The Last Rock-Star Poet

Dylan Thomas embodied the essence of poetry—even if his poems themselves have not held up well.<p>“Poetry is dead!” cried John Berryman, emerging in distraction from the Manhattan hospital room that Dylan Thomas had just exited by another, more conclusive route. Poetry had been unconscious for four …

Mountain monks meditate in ice-cold waterfalls, are completely badass【Video】

In the mountains of Nikko, just a short train trip from the modern, glittering megacity of Tokyo, a handful of monks still practice a millennia-old …

Braves trade Heyward, Walden to Cardinals for pitchers Miller, Jenkins

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for outfielder Jason Heyward and …

The race is on for flying car start ups - CNN.com

The race to develop and mass-produce the world's first fully functional flying car is beginning to resemble the early days of aviation more than 110 years ago when other contenders, besides the Wright brothers, were battling to get their machines off the ground. Pictured above is the Flying …

Lumo Lift review: posture-tracking gadget is a straight shooter

Are you sitting comfortably? That’s the question the new Lumo Lift is asking, and hoping to encourage an answer in the affirmative by training its users to stop slouching and sit up straight.<p>The posture-tracking wearable from Lumo Bodytech is a small, pebble-shaped device worn discretely under …

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

Religion<p>Prominent Buddhist leader and Vietnam War opponent, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, has suffered a severe brain hemorrhage, a monastery he founded says, and is being treated at a hospital in western France.<p>Nhat Hanh, who rose to renown in the 1960s as an opponent of the Vietnam War, experienced …

Amazon to begin testing same-day delivery drones in Cambridge

Amazon is planning to test drones in Cambridge, England, as the battle to offer consumers same-day deliveries heats up.<p>The US company announced with considerable fanfare late last year that it was considering using drones as a way of dramatically reducing the time it takes to deliver orders to …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

The coming climate onslaught

President Obama readies a sweeping list of executive actions.<p>The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any president’s environmental actions of the past quarter-century — a reality check for Republicans who think last week’s election gave …

Braves 'pitching' B.J. Upton in trade talks, per report

It's hard to imagine this working out better than his contract.<p>The Atlanta Braves have been trying to sell other clubs on B.J. Upton, according to ESPN's Buster Olney, and unless they've found the real life Nick Naylor, they're going to have some trouble.<p>Upton is signed through 2017 for a total of …

David Foster Wallace’s mind-blowing creative nonfiction syllabus: “This does not mean an essayist’s goal is to ‘share’ or ‘express herself’ or whatever feel-good term you got taught in high school” | Salon.com

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Google Glass goes to work

A nervous new doctor performing a procedure for the first time puts on a pair of Google Glass and scrubs in. From the moment she makes her first incision, a live video feed of the operation is streamed from her glasses to a surgeon outside the operating room who gives live feedback over …

Is this the answer to office stress?

Have you read the latest study about meditation? Probably not, because even as you read this sentence another has likely come out. There is a steady stream of new research and news stories about the benefits of meditation and other mindful breathing practices. As they report, meditation boosts …

Meditation

William Gibson: I never imagined Facebook

<b>William Gibson (Putnam/Michael O'Shea)</b><p>The brilliant science-fiction novelist who imagined the Web tells Salon how writers missed social media’s rise<p>Michael Schulson<p>November 9, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work. Arguably the most …

The Easiest And Hardest Cities For Finding A Job Right Now

In a week that included the midterm elections and the announcement that the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8%–the lowest since the recession–jobs, and how seekers might find them in the fourth quarter, have been on everyone’s minds.<p>As always, job seekers are reminded that flexibility is key, and …

America Didn’t Decline. It Went Global.

We’ve been obsessing over the decline or persistence of American power for more than three decades now. The latest example is a Gallup poll out Monday showing rising dissatisfaction with the United States’ standing in the world — but it all started with a wave of declinism in the 1980s, set off by …

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …

Mindfulness

Proof that meditation CAN grow your brain: In just eight weeks it can improve learning and memory

Meditating really is a workout for the mind, according to scientists who have found it can make the brain bigger.<p>Practising simple meditation …

The one thing that could save the world: Why we need empathy now more than ever

<b>Gregory Peck and Brock Peters in "To Kill a Mockingbird"</b><p>Critics say that empathy clouds our judgment and distracts us from true morality. Here’s what they’re missing<p>Roman Krznaric<p>November 8, 2014 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Empathy is trending. President Obama wants to tackle America’s "empathy deficit," medical …

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Does Being 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Really Mean Anything?

"Spiritual But Not Religious" is a phrase you hear more and more these days — and with good reason. In 2012, a Pew Foundation survey on religion found that almost 20 percent of Americans placed themselves in the category of "unaffiliated."<p>That 20 percent unaffiliated translates into a whole lot of …