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OPPENHEIMER: Goldman was wrong about $200 oil, and it'll also be wrong about $20 oil

Oppenheimer issued a note Thursday arguing that oil is looking for a "new normal" price around $65 to $75 a barrel.<p>But on the way to making its point, the firm also took a shot at Goldman Sachs' history of getting calls on the price of oil wrong.<p>On Thursday, Oppenheimer wrote (emphasis ours):<p><b>We</b> …

Why We Can’t Be Happy All the Time

<b>“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” ~Ram Dass</b><p>Suffering by definition: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. …

How To Get The Effects Of Masturbating Without Doing It

There's no denying that people love to masturbate. It's the second most common human sex act, according to Martha Cornog in <i>The Big Book of</i> …

Daily Meditation: Wisdom And Youth

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 poem by American writer Edgar Lee Masters, quoted in Pope Francis's …

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 …

5 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Addictive Emotions

“Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.” – …

How to meditate for beginners - a free interactive series - week 1: Mindfulness of breathing

<b>Want to know how to meditate even if you’re a beginner? Calmista blogger Charlotte Watts’ new audio series How to Meditate – exclusive to Healthista</b> …

Sex addiction? New study says it might just be a case of too much libido

Does sex addiction exist?<p>New research suggests people who believe they are addicted to sex might simply have heightened libidos.<p>Published this week in the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, the study suggests that "sex addiction" may not be a physiological disorder, but simply high …

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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The Cool Girl's Guide to Meditation: 5 Easy Steps You Should Consider Adding to Your Daily Routine

The Cool Girl’s Guide to Meditation: 5 Easy Steps You Should Consider Adding to Your Daily Routine<p>Date January 9, 2015<p>The thought of sitting …

5 Reasons to Start Meditating in 2015

I started meditation in 2013 through a method called Sahaj Marg. At first, I considered it one of the toughest things to do. Closing your eyes and sitting in silence for such a long period of time is a hard task for anyone that starts meditation, especially for someone who loved to be busy.<p>That …

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

Compassion and the Real Meaning of the Golden Rule

<i>“Have compassion for everyone you meet,”</i> Lucinda Williams sings, for <i>“you do not know what wars are going on down there, where the spirit meets the bone.”</i> This ode to what should be our baseline behavior to one another echoes like a great secular psalm in the cathedral of the human experience — a …

Daily Meditation: Become Your Own Light

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 poem by 17-year-old poet Swastika Jajoo, shared with The Huffington Post. …

7 Lessons (Some Embarrassing) I Learned After Writing A Book About Meditation

In 2014, to my vast surprise, I became a public evangelist for meditation. I published a memoir called <i>10% Happier</i>, about an ambitious, agnostic …

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and …

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Daily Meditation: Spellbound

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 mystical poem by 19th century author Emily Bronte. "Spellbound" explores …

Daily Meditation: Prayers That Change The World

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 commentary on prayer by the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, originally …

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

How to Develop the Four Primary Skills of All Meditation

Paul Cavel, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Emancipation or freedom from slavery and bondage is ultimately what the human spirit craves. From the perspective …

Recovery Coaching

SEX & PORN ADDICTION COACHING<p>Do you want to stop your porn/sex addiction? Is compulsive sex or porn hurting your life? Do you want to get control of …

4 Incredibly Easy Ways To Practice Everyday Gratitude

With Thanksgiving here, now is the time when many of us pause to reflect on all that we have and give thanks. But research shows there are major benefits to practicing gratitude -- which Robert Emmons, a professor in UC Davis' psychology department and author of <i>Gratitude Works</i>, defines as an …

Meditation In Action: A 10-Step Mindfulness Practice For Better Sleep

<i>By Headspace</i><p>It’s no secret that meditation can help us sleep better. There are some specific meditative exercises that can help us nod off when our minds are in overdrive. In the exercise below, the meditation experts at Headspace share some insight for feeling more at ease when your head hits the …

Meditation: The Anti-Habit That Is the Ultimate Healthy Habit

You've probably heard: meditation will improve your life. Research shows that it can shorten migraines, improve athletic performance, increase one's ability to focus and can be effective for reducing stress and managing anxiety. This is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>With the benefits so clear, why …

10 Important Reasons to Start Making Time for Silence, Rest and Solitude

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>It's amazing how tuned out we become to the motor of the air-conditioner and refrigerator -- the sudden silence is a startling reprieve. Likewise, we become numb to the buzz of our technology saturated world.<p>Smartphone users check their device every 6.5 minutes, which works …