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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. …

Spirituality

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

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 Francis, author of <i>Mindfulness Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace</i> and director of the …

Mindfulness

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 …

Yoga

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 …

Bill Gates

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

When Lucasfilm announced it was killing the <i>Star Wars</i> Expanded Universe, I was heartbroken. The galaxy George Lucas had dreamed up took form in the original movies, but it was populated and fully realized by the authors, artists, and video game developers that helped build <i>Star Wars'</i> back stories. …

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 …

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

Slouching bringing you down? The small buzzing wearable helps improve posture through app-enabled coaching<p>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 …

Meditation

Amazon to begin testing same-day delivery drones in Cambridge

Online retailer expands R&D operations in England, two years after buying Cambridge-based startup Evi Technologies<p>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 …

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 …

Creativity

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 …

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”

EXCLUSIVE: Another from the DFW archive — you’ll love his literary email address and the super-smart reading list<p><b>Pomona College</b> <b><br>English 183D Spring, 2008</b><p><b>Logistics</b><p>Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00, Crookshank 207<br>Inst: David Wallace<br>Inst. Office, Phone, and Email: Crookshank 101, 607-8357, …

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

The brilliant science-fiction novelist who imagined the Web tells Salon how writers missed social media’s rise<p>Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work. Arguably the most important sci-fi writer of his generation, Gibson's cyber-noir imagination has shaped …

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

• <b>Practising meditation helps build denser grey matter in parts of the brain associated with learning and memory, controlling emotions and compassion</b>• <b><br>In</b> …

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

Critics say that empathy clouds our judgment and distracts us from true morality. Here’s what they’re missing<p>Empathy is trending. President Obama wants to tackle America’s "empathy deficit," medical students routinely receive empathy training, and everyone from business gurus to the Dalai Lama have …

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 …

Mindfulness

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 …