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Undivided Mind

Over the last half-century, Buddhist practices in the West have grown in popularity. Mindfulness has become associated with stress reduction, …

Spirituality

World Autism Awareness Day: Video shows you what it's like to live with autism

A video has been made to convey the experience of living with autism.<p>The short film, entitled 'Can you make it to the end?', was released by The …

Will Obama Be Ranked Among America's Greatest Presidents?

As Barack Obama enters the final months of his presidency, historians, journalists and self-appointed pundits will participate in the ritual of ranking him on the scale presidential greatness.<p>Although these surveys garner plenty of attention, they are of little real value. The criteria for judging …

Political Science

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal <i>Current Biology</i> on March 3. …

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us to better treat it.<p>What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's …

Drug Addiction

Meditation Techniques Demonstrated by Deepak Chopra

Dave Farrow, a Guinness memory world record holder, shows Dr. Oz how to go through the steps of fire meditation.<p>Guided Meditation with Steve …

Meditation

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1NnB4JU<p>There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety …

8 Throwback Restaurants You Have to Visit in Philly

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‘Spectacular discovery’ of how memories are formed and learning takes place

Brain scientists in the UK and US have collaborated to make ‘a spectacular discovery’ – for the first time in human studies – of how memories are …

7 Meditation Apps to Try Now

In this overstimulated and hyper-distracted digital age, with a jam-packed schedule and abundance of choices at every juncture, making time (and brain space) for meditation—the self-proclaimed secret weapon of everyone from <b>Gisele Bündchen</b> to <b>Arianna Huffington</b>—can feel next to impossible.<p>Ask around, …

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The Path to Awakening: Learn the Preliminaries. {Book Excerpt}

<i>The following is an excerpt from the book The Path to Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment</i> …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

Meditation

Why animals don’t get schizophrenia (and people do)

Research reveals an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human<p>Bret Stetka<p>March 29, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet …

Neuroscience

Many People Hear Voices -- and It Isn't Always a Sign of Illness

Have you ever had a voice in your head that didn't feel like your own? Or heard a voice speaking out loud that you know wasn't really there? …

The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Buddhaimonia.Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering. – The Dalai Lama You’ve probably seen or read …

Dalai Lama

Why Bodhidharma Still Matters.

Bodhidharma was the 28th successor of the Buddha in the Ch’an tradition.<p>He traveled from India to China in the sixth century. When he arrived he saw …

new theories regarding depression

"We know that people may be genetically pre-disposed to depression and anxiety disorders. We also know that specific life events may trigger …

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

California husband and wife die 4 hours apart after 62 years of marriage

Don and Maxine Simpson were married for 62 years, and not even death could keep them apart for long.<p>According to the couple's granddaughter, Melissa Sloan, the Simpsons, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away approximately four hours apart on the morning of July 21. Maxine, 87, had suffered from …

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …