Laura Cracknell

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The deviousness of dementia | Dasha Kiper

When memory disappears, something more than memory gets lost. This is how a world begins to unravel – and how caregivers unwittingly become part of the chaos<p>In November 2010, when I was 25 years old, I moved in with a man who was 98. This man, whom I’ll call Mr Schecter, wasn’t a friend or relation …

Dementia

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016

Following the success of our 2015 compilation of the Hottest Luxury Hotel Openings, we decided to up the ante this year with an even more …

Don't Drink And Meditate, And Other Things I Learned While Going Zen For A Week

Both my parents are Buddhists, so I thought this would be easy. I was wrong.<p><i>This story is part of a 10-piece series for which HuffPost staffers agreed to experiment with improving their health and decreasing their stress on the job. It’s also part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative focusing on</i> …

Gratitude with Lama Marut

Noah Levine on Buddhism

The Four Noble Truths

The Buddha's first sermon after his enlightenment centered on the Four Noble Truths, which are the foundation of Buddhism. The Truths are something …

This is the depressing reality young Londoners face when it comes to buying a home

Many people looking to buy a home in Britain's capital city just can't afford it and are renting for the long term. It's one of the only options, unless you have money given to you by family members.<p>Barclays released an epic research note this week, which includes 180 charts, all about Britain's …

The Best Low Cost Lifestyle Wine Packaging Is Here -- Again

My inbox is filled with press releases and stories about the biggest thing in wine packaging for 2016: the can.<p>Even Whole Foods is betting on the can. It’s less expensive than glass, light weight, recyclable, and perfect for our mobile lifestyle.<p>Product loss and transportation cost have always been …

Going Balls Out: The Eggocado

<i>This article is an excerpt from The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Any Skill, and Living the Good Life.</i><p>Need a break from scrambled eggs? Change it up using the mighty avocado (derived from the Aztec word for "testicle" [ahuacatl], by the way). With the instructions …

22 amazing rooftop bars in London

The Work We Do While We Sleep

_This is the second piece in a three-part series on sleep. Read part one, on falling asleep, and part three, on wakefulness. _<p>It's strange, when you think about it, that we spend close to a third of our lives asleep. Why do we do it? While we’re sleeping, we’re vulnerable—and, at least on the …

22+ Puppies That Can Sleep Anywhere And Anytime

Everyone loves puppies. Everyone loves sleep. What, then, could you dislike about these 30 pictures of puppies sleeping?<p>Putting aside the Cuteness …

Panda “Daycare” Exists And Is Most Adorable Place On Earth

The Chengdu Research Base in China seems like it just might be one of the cutest places on earth – and it’s vitally important for the survival of the …

Half A Dog, Twice The Love: Rescued Puppy Born With 2 Legs Needs Your Help

Ever since he was born, Bonsai the Bulldog puppy has had the cards stacked against him – he was born with 2 legs and a host of other genetic …

Cute Animals

Buddhism

If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind. -Buddha

How to Track your Commitment to a Relationship – Personal or Business

<b>A subset of an exercise, on building outcomes for a relationship, from my book…</b><p><b>Pick a relationship you’re in, business or personal…</b><p>Bring into focus …

Five Ways to Learn to Act...Not RE-Act in Love

Why is love so hard? This is a common question. It is emotional reactivity that makes love painful and elusive. When we are emotionally reactive we …

Southern California

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Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

The Brain

Study: Read Romance, Be Sensitive

Readers of fiction (romance more so than science fiction, suspense, or domestic) were better at picking up emotion in the eyes of others.<p><b>Problem:</b> People are always saying “Nothing” when you ask what’s wrong, or “Good,” when you ask how they’re doing, even though oftentimes those answers are clearly …