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A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

Boston Marathon

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.<p><i>How do I know him? Where have I seen him?</i> The Man in the Hat …

Arkady Wajspapir, 96, Is Dead; Escaped Death Camp in Uprising

By the time Arkady Wajspapir killed a Nazi during the historic uprising at the Sobibor death camp in Poland in 1943, he had endured great misery.<p>While he was serving in the Soviet Red Army in World War II, his family was killed by Nazis in a massacre near his hometown in Ukraine. And after being …

How To Transform Your Life, Just By Breathing

Everything you need to know about breathwork<p>You’re probably pretty used to taking a deep breath whenever you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, so it should make intuitive sense that there's an entirepractice behind using the breath to calm our minds and ease anxiety, amongst a whole slew of …

Inside the High-Drama World of Youth Competition Dance

The second time I met Angelina Velardi she had just lost a baby tooth. It left a gaping hole in her smile, but she liked how it looked: “Now if I show the judges I’m mature, they’ll be more impressed,” she said, happily. Angelina is a 12-year-old competitive dancer, and canny to the ways in which …

Roy Moore supporters cry forgery after accuser says she added notes to signature

Beverly Nelson, who accuses Moore of assaulting her when she was 16, made annotations on the message Moore, then 32, allegedly wrote in her 1977 yearbook<p>Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has branded one of his accusers a liar, after she admitted adding notes to a crucial piece of …

Christopher Columbus: Setting the Record Straight

Few stories in American history are as monolithic as the story of Columbus's "discovery" of America, and American children grow up believing a tale …

What is hedonism and how does it affect your health?

<i>This is the first article in our three-part series looking at hedonism and health. Today we look at what hedonism is (and is not), how it’s linked to</i> …

American slavery: Separating fact from myth

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American …

Black History

A shocking state of affairs – how crises are exploited by politicians and corporations

Political shocks, security shocks, climate shocks – however unstable the world seems now, things could get a lot worse. But we can unite for a better future<p>Shock. It’s a word that has come up again and again since Donald Trump was elected in November 2016 – to describe the poll-defying election …

Donald Trump

Meditation How-Tos with a Kundalini Guide

<i>In our next installment of the Meditation How-Tos marriage advice series, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, Desiree Pais, gives you the step-by-step methods you need to practice to stay focused and calm before, during, and after you tie the knot.</i><p>A woman is really only as happy as her hormones are …

Is silence the next wellness luxury?

Back in the day, when your mom banned you from watching television and told you to go to your room to sit quietly in silence, it definitely wasn’t …

Costa Rica

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.<p>The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.<p>Memorial Day has the …

Laser technology uncovers 1,600-year-old Christian frescoes in Rome's biggest catacomb

Deep in a labyrinth of dank tunnels, in the heart of Rome’s oldest and largest catacombs, archaeologists have discovered an exquisite set of 1,600-year-old frescoes painted to commemorate the city’s early Christians.<p>Experts used the latest laser technology to uncover the centuries of grime which …

Slavery is America’s pre-existing condition

<b>(Courtesy of the Author)</b><p>We are two people welded together by personal history and this country’s legacy of slavery<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>May 21, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This is a photograph of America’s pre-existing condition. It’s true that it’s a Truscott family photograph rather than a depiction of a …

Cary Grant: how 100 acid trips in Tinseltown 'changed my life'

At the height of his fame, Cary Grant turned to LSD therapy for help. He later claimed the drug saved him, but did it also spell the end of his career?<p>In the late 1950s, at the height of his fame, Cary Grant set off on a trip in search of his true self, unpicking the myth he had spent three decades …

Cary Grant

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Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

With an oversized check for $78,333, written to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday took the first step in fulfilling President Trump's pledge to give away his presidential salary.<p>Spicer said that the sum equaled Trump's salary for the first quarter of 2017, …

Jason Crandell’s Top 10 Poses to Practice Daily

Jason Crandell struggles to make time for his home practice just like the rest of us. Here, the poses he deems essential to feel balanced when he’s …

Robert Reich: Trump’s Smokescreen Cannot Hide the Russian Link to his Campaign

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>Trump’s technique for dealing with bad news is to create enough confusion and partisanship to envelope …

The Year Nixon Fell Apart

The year was 1970, and the paranoid, stressed president starting drinking, stealing away from the White House and, eventually, going after his enemies.<p>We know what happened in the spring of 1972: Five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, were caught and arrested, and …

House Republicans pull health care bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Seven years of Republican efforts to eradicate President Barack Obama's proudest domestic achievement ended Friday before a single vote was cast.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday afternoon, a day after President Donald …

Tony Robbins explains how to suffer less and improve your well-being

In my second podcast with Tony Robbins, he said that all fear comes from three triggers: <i>loss</i>, <i>less</i>, and <i>never</i>. He mentioned this in passing, and many of you asked for more details. This post will cover that and much more.<p>There are two parts:<p><b>Part 1:</b> Tony's discussion of suffering and his framework of …

Self-improvement

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

5 Outdated Yoga Alignment Cues

Reflecting on 40 years, we asked Alexandria Crow which alignment cues have passed their prime. She makes a strong case for retiring these five.<p>My …

The Five Elements of Tibetan Lu Jong and Your Yoga Practice

The most common beginner form of Tibetan Yoga is Lu Jong, or “body training.” Experience it's natural connection the elements in these sequences.The …

Yoga

Start Saying Yes In Order To Live A Happier Life

0<p>SHARES<p>One woman learned that saying yes is the secret to living a happier, more exciting life.<p>Yesterday morning, sitting at my desk, hard at work, I …

Hatha free Ashtanga Including Krishnamacharya's Yoga Makaranda Raja yoga Kriya's and Mudras.

<i>This post marks ten years of practice and nine years of blogging about it., see this post</i><i>Developing a Home practice parts 1-37</i><b></b><b><br>Is Hatha required for</b> …

Trump's Alpha Male Foreign Policy

I spoke with three of the Alpha Ladies of national security, and they are not impressed.<p>Forget America First or the new nationalism or any of the other isms that have been offered as explanations for Donald Trump’s emerging foreign policy.<p>Want to really understand Trump’s philosophy of …