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The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

Dry January 2018: What no alcohol for a month REALLY does to your body

It is the most wonderful time of the year - but also when people will probably drink more than at any other occasion over the past 12 months.<p>From Mad …

This is why a third of antidepressants are prescribed for something else

It was when he became a father that Michael Briggs resolved to somehow bring his ulcerative colitis under control. He was determined to avoid what …

3 Reasons Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Coffee is increasingly earning scientists’ approval. Studies continue to suggest that the beverage may have some beneficial effects on health.<p>In the …

The Markets Are Moving to Impact. Are You? | Investopedia

A venture capitalist in Mumbai funds a start-up that connects smallholder farmers to satellite data to better manage their crops. A community …

The one New Year's resolution you should make to help stave off dementia

According to a new study.<p>Cognitive conditions like dementia are a concern for many of us as we get older, but a new study has suggested that you …

A Study of 300 Teenagers Shows Why 3 Emotions, Not Willpower, Can Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

If you want to keep your 2018 resolutions. willpower alone will fail you. The only way to achieve goals like losing weight, exercising more, or better managing your money is to cultivate gratitude, compassion, and pride.<p>I am writing this on first day of January and if you are anything like me, you …

Dry January 2018: The facts about what a month off alcohol does to your body

Christmas and New Year is over and we are all slowly getting back to reality.<p>But there are millions of people that decide to take a break from …

13 healthy New Year’s resolution ideas to try in 2018

Ah, New Year’s resolutions. Those things you embark upon with such gusto on January 1, determined that this. Will. Be. The. Year. Then, as always, …

Tip: The One-Arm Press Test

Have you become neuromuscularly complacent? Try this core strength test and find out.<p>Lack of core activation and full-body tightness, particularly …

Mom urges more mental health care as fentanyl threatens family again

'I'm terrified that I'm going to end up saying goodbye to another child,' says Calgary mother<p>Dana Parkes runs her fingers across old photographs of …

Are Egg Yolks Unhealthy?

There’s a lot to like about egg yolks. Compared to egg whites, the yolk contains most of an egg’s good stuff, including the bulk of its iron, folate …

What I’ve learned from a year of taking antidepressants

By , Lifestyle editor<p>Happy fluoxetine-versary, me.<p>Just a year ago I was a miserable bundle of dark emotions and thoughts stuck in a pit of my brain’s …

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

Are protein bars really healthy for you?

Get Ready to Work Your Abs and Fire Up Your Core

• POPSUGAR<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• beginner workouts<p>Ab and Core Workout | Printable<p>Get Ready to Work Your Abs and Fire Up Your Core<p>Shares<p>Let's talk about your …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: People who eat more of it simply have lower odds of dying.<p>That’s why experts are always …

Holistic Medicine

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

Khmer Rouge

The No Excuses At-Home Workout You Can Do Every Single Day

Among the many benefits of yoga—increased flexibility, stress reduction, improved sleep—is the fact that you don’t need a whole lot of space in order …

The one thing nutritionists want you to stop eating in 2018

Healthy diet changes to make, according to the experts<p>Can you become healthier this new year simply by cutting out one thing from your diet? We posed …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Mindfulness Is So 2017. This Is the Practice That Will Bring You Peace in 2018, According to a Psychologist

Resolve to try this?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're never good enough, are you?<p>Never happy enough, never relaxed enough.<p>And never, you know, sufficiently at one with the world, no matter how much you've been practicing …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Why Some Mindfulness Meditation Backfires on the Prison Population

Four years ago I attended a Prison Yoga Project (PYP) training. James Fox is a valuable outlier in the yoga world. In 2002 he decided to devote his …

Mindfulness

4 Things That Happened When I Meditated Every Day For A Month

Relaxing is seriously not my thing. I am so go-go-go that sometimes I forget to eat. However, when I undertook a challenge to meditate every single …

Meditation

Robert Wright on Mindfulness, Buddhism, and Overcoming Delusions

biography<p><b>Robert Wright</b> is the author, most recently, of Why Buddhism Is True, and also of Nonzero, The Moral Animal, and The Evolution of God. He …

3 Mantras That Can Help You Get Through Any Crisis

In the face of a crisis—whether the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a betrayal or a financial setback—the human mind has a tendency to react in conditioned, limited ways that usually only intensify our pain. We may ruminate on the past, getting stuck in feelings of resentment, regret or …

‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity – Julia Christensen, Guido Giglioni Manos Tsakiris

The Renaissance painter Albrecht Dürer was regarded by his friends as a master in the art of mind-wandering. He could become ‘enwrapped’ in his own …

Mindfulness