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New Netflix Instant Movies — April 2013

Alright, lazy indoor-dwellers, Netflix is adding a whole host of new titles to keep you occupied for the next month. Check out our guide for the best …

Resilience Through Mindful Leadership

The movement to develop mindful leaders in business is at a tipping point, as interest from corporations, educational institutions and the media continues to grow. As Arianna Huffington recently pointed out on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i>: "The tipping point was very evident at the World Economic Forum in …

Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

Be Quiet! 3 Easy Meditations For Beginners

<i>In the age of constant communication, 24/7 jobs, and mandatory multitasking, finding a moment for reflection is almost impossible — almost. Courtney</i> …

Meditation

What Zen Isn’t. ~ Karen Maezen Miller

Zen isn’t simplifying your life. Zen is simply life.<p>“Zen is a special transmission outside the scriptures with no reliance on words or letters.” – …

Mindfulness: Finding ways to calm the busy brain

Anna G. Larson, INFORUM: When Heidi Brammer walked her dog, she’d focus on problems and other situations that made her anxious.<p>“I would get so …

Mindfulness

Will Obama have a new approach on race now?

The president’s comments on Trayvon today were historically important. Let’s hope the words will turn into action<p>There should be little doubt about the historic importance of President Obama's comments today on the Trayvon Martin killing, especially coming in a week of so much news about race, …

Improve Your Life: 7 Reasons & 5 Ways to Be Mindful

<b>“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but</b> …

5 Obstacles in Meditation. ~ Seth Segall

The 5 Hindrances.<p>How’s your meditation practice coming along? If the answer is “not so good,” what’s getting in the way?<p>Often the number one thing …

Looking into the heart's depths (Day 92)

The four brahmavihāras (divine abidings) are a progressive series of skillful qualities and the meditations in which we cultivate them.<p>So …

The GOP Is Terrified Obamacare Could Be a Success

Why are Republicans scared of Obamacare? Because, says Jon Favreau, they know it might work.<p>Has anyone else noticed how pathetically frightened the …

David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech at Kenyon University

We’re living in an Ayn Rand economy

<b>U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>Over the past 20 years, corporate profits have quadrupled while the corporate tax rate has dropped by half<p>Paul Buchheit<p>May 18, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" fantasizes a …

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …