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Meditation and Children, Part 4: Seated Meditation and the Monkey Mind

So far, we've reviewed the benefits of meditation for children, including progressive relaxation exercises focusing on the breath. Now, it's time to move on to seated meditation.<p>Older children may be ready to sit down, rather than lie down, while they meditate. Regular practitioners find that …

5 Great Books To Read In June

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Welcome to Parent College

Can parenting classes help end America’s disgraceful child-abuse epidemic?<p>The woman was young and thin, with shiny long hair and a European accent. Sitting in a parenting class at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center last fall, she described what she had done to her son recently.<p>The …

Parenting

Kendrick Lamar and Bay Leaves: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p>The Vast Bay Leaf Conspiracy<p>25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going: Kendrick Lamar<p><i>10 Cloverfield Lane</i>: How J.J. Abrams Made a Secret Sequel<p>How Future Makes Us Feel the Slow, Cosmic Push of Time<p>Remembering George Martin, Architect of …

Kendrick Lamar

Music Changes the Way You Think

Hum the first two notes of “The Simpsons” theme song. (If you’re not a Simpsons fan, “Maria” from West Side Story will also do.) The musical interval …

How Taylor Swift And The Music Industry Are Using Big Data

It wasn't long ago that it was a common belief that the internet was killing the music industry. For many years the industry failed to keep pace with technology - meaning consumers turned in droves to illegal downloading for the sake of price and convenience. The early solutions offered by music …

A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union

<i>Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Griszka Niewiadomski</i><p>A particularly despicable way of punishing dissidents during Soviet times was committing them to insane asylums.<p>In those institutions, perfectly sane dissidents were surrounded by real lunatics, including many prone to violence; were abused by …

8 Things People Who Are At Peace With Themselves Understand

<b>1. You cannot control how other people think of you.</b> You can control how you treat them, but you cannot try to manage your behavior in such a way that would influence the way they think or speak of you when you aren't around.<p><b>2. Love is not a finite thing; everybody can be loved in a different way.</b> …

The Wildest Rumpus: Maurice Sendak and the Art of Death

Nothing informed the writer’s work so much as his abiding fascination with mortality and menace.<p>Maurice Sendak had always been obsessed with death. He drew through his obsession, used it. He drew lions that would swallow you; he drew wild things that gnashed their terrible teeth; he drew faceless …

Books

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>My previous two posts have been about the difference …

Straightened-Out Croissants and the Decline of Civilization

International breakfast circles were roiled, as the <i>Times</i> might write, by the news last week that Tesco, the British supermarket chain, had decided to stop selling croissants that are shaped like croissants. Actually, the company announced that it would no longer be selling “curved croissants,” but, …

Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” and the Intractable Cultural Script of School Shooters

Sue Klebold’s memoir, “A Mother’s Reckoning,” begins with a public tragedy: “On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold armed themselves with guns and explosives and walked into Columbine High School.” It continues with a private one: “Dylan Klebold was my son.” Klebold’s project is to …

Kanye West and the Tumblr Teens: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p>God’s Not Finished: Kanye West Sees the Light on <i>The Life of Pablo</i><p>The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens<p>What Should We Say About David Bowie and Lori Maddox?<p>Love Naturally<p>Fortunate Son<p>The Uncomfortable Power of Pop-Music Cruelty<p>Watching Beyoncé …

Pop Culture

Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder Is Often Flawed

<b>THIS PAST JUNE</b> renowned clinical psychologist Marsha M. Linehan of the University of Washington made a striking admission. Known for her pioneering …

Opioid Epidemic Gets Treatment Prescription

Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addressed ways to deal with the U.S. opioid epidemic at the annual meeting …

10 Novels That Will Sharpen Your Mind [Interactive]

Novels may be made up, but the emotions they evoke are real. These feelings grow out of our connection to the novel’s characters and the …

Beyond “Infinite Jest”

What if an author put forth goals for his fiction so intelligent yet modest, so comprehensive yet dignified, that the reader would not—could not—forget them? Something like this happened to David Foster Wallace when he sat for an interview with Larry McCaffery, for the summer 1993 issue of the</i> …

What’s the Difference Between Stocks and Bonds?

“Stocks and bonds” is a pairing nearly as familiar as peanut butter and jelly. But just because people often say the words doesn’t mean they're …

Do Emotions and Morality Mix?

A philosopher explains how feelings influence right and wrong.<p>Daily life is peppered with moral decisions. Some are so automatic that they fail to register—like holding the door for a mother struggling with a stroller, or resisting a passing urge to elbow the guy who cut you in line at Starbucks. …

Psychology

Sweet Roll Orange Knots - Delicious Breakfast Idea

Sweet Roll Orange Knots are an easy and delicious breakfast idea that have all the flavors and light airy texture of a homemade dough, but are made …

Dessert

A Retroactive Break for Juvenile Offenders

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that those serving mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed while under age deserve the chance to prove they’ve changed.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in <i>Montgomery v. Louisiana</i> that its ban on mandatory …

U.S. Supreme Court

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Feminism

This New Wristband Tracks Your Emotions

Wearable tech can help us improve everything from our professional life to our activity levels, and now there’s a wearable out there designed to …

50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes

Adventures in Storytelling: Getting Your Kids Into Telling Tales

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Towards the end of 2015, a new phenomenon entered our household. We have always read lots of stories together, but suddenly my …

Kids

Why We Need to Abandon the Disease-Model of Mental Health Care

<i>The original English version of the DSM-5 as well as the French version of the DSM-IV-TR. (Credit: F.RdeC via Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>The idea that our …

David Bowie and Netflix's Superstar: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p>Let’s Dance: David Bowie’s Everlasting Influence on Pop Music<p>Adam Sandler, Streaming Superstar<p>Standing Up to Sexual Harassment and Assault in L.A.’s Comedy Scene<p>Words Unwired<p>Meat Market<p>Drake’s Playground<p>Their Next Round<p>The Ideal Marriage, …

David Bowie

How to Stop Nightmares and Night Terrors

Who hasn’t woken up tangled in sheets, sweating, terrified from a nightmare?<p>Whether you’re late for an exam, naked in public, or being chased by …

When Does Consciousness Arise in Human Babies?

<b>MOTHERS</b> will want to crucify me for this seemingly cruel question, but it needs to be posed: How do we know that a newly born and healthy infant is …

Consciousness

Is Anxiety Genetic?

Why can some people more easily take life's challenges in stride while others feel stressed out? Do our genes predispose us to being anxious? Or do …