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Daily Meditation: The Nativity

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 an excerpt from John Milton's poem, "On The Morning of Christ's Nativity." …

5 Winter Fashion Trends That You Can’t Miss This Season

Before the chill takes over and it gets too late, it's time to rev up yourfashion quotient.So, step out in style with these top 5winter fashion …

Mindfulness Meditation Video for Working with Difficulties

From the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, researcher Diana Winston created this short guided meditation video to help work with life’s …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is 850 degrees F, and the atmosphere is 90 times denser than ours. In other words, you'd die in the …

7 Ways You Can Create a BIG Life

As host of The Big Life I host weekly private training sessions with the biggest personal growth experts on the planet – including Bob Proctor, Dr …

Colliding Galaxies Spark a Stunning Holiday Light Show (Photo)

Two colliding galaxies are lit up like a Christmas tree in a dazzling new NASA photo.<p>The new image, which was released Thursday (Dec. 11), shows …

20 books that make perfect holiday gifts

What's a relatively cheap and heartfelt gift? Books, of course!<p>But with so many stellar titles released in 2014, choosing the right book to give this …

Let Electric Ink Light Up Your Next Project

Pencil shavings make for cheap circuits<p>Liberate your next electronics project from the constraint of wires and run current through a painted line of graphite instead. A DIY graphite paint won’t conduct electricity as well as a wire or an expensive commercial conductive ink. But it’s perfectly good …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Exercise 1 Plank to Side Plank<p>Position your hands under your shoulders, arms straight and legs extended behind you, feet hip-width apart. This is Plank <b>(a)</b>. Bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend …

10 Best Small Towns for the Holidays

Town squares lit with strings of sparkling lights. Christmas carolers in bonnets and tails. Horse-drawn carriages and snowcapped roofs.<p>If you want a holiday experience straight out of It's a Wonderful Life, then you need to find a small-town celebration this year. From Alaska to Florida and nearly …

New England

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

The Very Best Fashion of 2014, According to YOU!

Another year has come and gone—and with it, gorgeous red carpet inspiration, fashion trends we loved, and rising style stars we're sure to see more of. We asked you to weigh in on...

Tetsuya Nomura draws comparisons between Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy 15

<i>Final Fantasy 15'</i>s creator Tetsuya Nomura has shared some new information about the game's controls and how it compares with his other major franchise, <i>Kingdom Hearts.</i><p>"The starting point will have a sense of control that is similar to that of <i>Kingdom Hearts</i>' easy and refreshing action, so it won't be …

'The Last of Us' Has The Biggest Launch Of The Year With 1.3M Sold

We can talk about the review scores and the ending all we want, but there’s one more aspect of The Last of Us that we should be highlighting here. It’s the biggest game of the year so far, selling 1.3M copies in its first week, besting BioShock Infinite’s 1.16M sales over the same period, though …

THE LAST OF US REVIEW

PS4 evolved from lessons learned developing the PS3, lead architect Mark Cerny says

An acknowledgement that Sony had been too insular and needed to share its knowledge during the development of the PlayStation 3 greatly informed the PlayStation 4's creation, the next-gen console's lead architect Mark Cerny said.<p>Speaking at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Cerny said the …