Lara Secord-Haid

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What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p><i>[Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,</i> A More …

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Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports revealed.<p>The nonprofit organization tested 300 …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Judge orders life support for 13-year-old girl declared brain dead

A judge has ordered an Oakland hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.<p>At a hearing Friday, both sides in the case agreed to get together and choose a neurologist to further examine 13-year-old Jahi McMath and determine …

Rebels advance on South Sudan’s oil fields as Britain sends final evacuation flight

Troops loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar seize control of oil-producing state as world leaders call for talks to end week-long violence<p>Fighting in South Sudan appeared to be heading for a “worst case scenario” on Sunday with anti-government forces threatening to seize the country’s oil …

Turkish Crisis Escalates: Prime Minister Is Decimating The Police Force In Retaliation For Arresting His Allies

Erdogan accused "international groups" and "dark alliances" on Saturday of encouraging the graft investigations and signaled the purge of people behind it would continue.<p>The furore has roiled markets and exposed deep rifts between Erdogan and his former ally Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Islamic …

Obama speaks out against more Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama urged Congress Friday not to enact new sanctions on Iran in the near future and he suggested lawmakers advancing such measures are making political hay of the issue.<p>"I've said to members of Congress: Democrats and Republicans...there is no need for new sanctions …

Egypt court jails activists over protests

A Cairo court has sentenced three leading activists to three years in prison for organising an illegal protest, the latest move in a widening crackdown on critics of the interim government.<p>Two of the three activists, Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, are leading members of the April 6 movement. The …

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Israelis demand end to U.S. spying

JERUSALEM — Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country’s top former leaders.<p>It was the first time that Israeli officials have expressed anger since details of …

Thousands rally against racism in Sweden

Thousands of Swedes demonstrating against racism and nazism have gathered in a Stockholm suburb, a week after a smaller rally in the same district was attacked by neo-Nazis.<p>Crowds marched on Sunday towards a sports field in Karrtorp, in the south of the capital, where music performances and …

S Sudan loses control of key oil-rich city

Former South Sudanese deputy president Riek Machar has told Al Jazeera that he wants to be the country's next leader, as the government has lost control of Unity state's capital city, Bentiu.<p>Machar's statement on Sunday comes amid fighting which has raged in one of the of the world's youngest …

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

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Egyptian Women’s Lawyer Arrested

Restaurants using receipts to shame diners into eating healthier

It used to be that after dining on your favorite burger and fries, your receipt would only elicit sticker shock. But now you can add calorie shock to that list.<p>Bloomberg reports that a company called SmartReceipt Inc. is offering diners a nutritional snap shot of the meal they just ordered –printed …