Juilee Gondhalekar

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Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

History Has Been Made. Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria.

"More than 130 million girls and women have experienced female genital mutilation or cutting ..."<p>Nigeria made history by outlawing female genital …

New Parents Spend Less Time Looking After Kids Than They Think

According to a new study, couples who have recently become parents believe they spend more hours in childcare than they actually do. And couples who …

Mad Men’s ‘Time & Life’: Peggy’s Powerful Speech on Feminism

The third-to-last episode saw the SC&P crew thrown into chaos, the redemption of Pete Campbell, and Peggy Olson deliver a heartrending …

How to Talk to Your Kids About ISIS

When we shield our kids from the evils of the world, we’re not protecting them; we’re making them weaker.<p>A few weeks back, while watching the unity …

Scientists Are Turning Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

The world needs this.<p>By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Childbirth

The ‘Bitchification’ of the ‘90s Is Over

Look back and see what we had to say about women in power in the '90s. It was horrific. It hasn't stopped entirely, but it's better now, and you …

Secret Teacher: I didn’t enter teaching to improve students’ lives

It may sound callous, but I did not enter the teaching profession to improve the lives of children. That’s not to say I don’t want to or think that teaching can, but my daily slog of teaching, planning, marking, monitoring and emailing, is not motivated by a burning desire for social change. This …

A Teacher’s Target

I had a fantastic brainstorm meeting with an extremely talented educator and colleague Maya Foster (@MayaFoster4) where we decided to summarise our …

Teaching

Daily Meditation: Enter Silence

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by little-known American folk singer Linda Perhacs. "Chimacum Rain" …

Meditation

It’s time for an honest conversation about what it means to kill in war

Last week, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Congressional committee that his office was still considering whether or not the US should send ground troops to Iraq to fight ISIL (a.k.a. the Islamic State). Some in Congress and the military think the idea is …

War

How Girls Are Developing Earlier In An Age Of 'New Puberty'

Many girls are beginning puberty at an early age, developing breasts sooner than girls of previous generations. But the physical changes don't mean the modern girls' emotional and intellectual development is keeping pace.<p>Two doctors have written a book called <i>The New Puberty</i> that looks at the …

Practicing Kindness Can Change Your Brain, New Study Suggests

<b>Being compassionate is thought to be a personality trait that only some of us have</b>. The ability to ignore suffering and turn a blind eye toward the …

Nom! The 12 Spiciest (And Best!) Restos

Roast dinners, sausage and mash, and Shepherd’s Pie, oh how we love them all, but sometimes, we crave something a little “further a field.” We’re not …

Pt 1: On the road to nowhere in Palestine

Lonely Planet writer Amelia Thomas hails a taxi for Beit Sahour, but come nightfall there is still no sign of her hotel.

Loneliness