Linda Solomon

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How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

Old age is not for taking it easy. Elderly must exercise to keep health costs down, say experts

Old age is not for taking it easy and pensioners must ‘play their part’ in keeping active to avoid becoming a burden to the healthcare system, experts have said.<p>Writing in the British Medical Journal, doctors and ageing charities called for a shift in the ‘prevailing attitude’ which views exercise …

Physiology

A Probiotic That Actually Lasts

The bacteria in yogurts have largely failed to live up to their hyped health benefits, but there are other microbes that might.<p>Imagine that you take some North American mice, breed them in captivity for many generations, and then release them in small numbers into a South American jungle. Smart …

Microbiology

Top 10 Mindfulness Lessons from Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness lessons are simply gold. It helps us in so many ways. I learned a lot of things from his teachings. His words are …

Mindfulness

Snuggle Up to the 26 Coziest Fall Pasta Recipes

The only thing cozier than a big bowl of pasta is a big bowl of Fall pasta. Something about the combination of carbs and butternut squash, sage, brussels sprouts, and more autumnal ingredients makes you want to curl up on the couch and indulge in a helping (or two) of comfort food. From butternut …

Better Alignment in 9 Moves

The fitness industry is flooded with programs that move the body at quick velocities aiming to burn calories and to help people aesthetically look better. While this might seem great at face value, we must not forget about the other important factors such as stretching (check out the foam rolling …

Famed Architect Philip Johnson’s Hidden Nazi Past

Philip Johnson was a pedigreed, witty charmer from Cleveland who became a fixture of Manhattan’s art world and social circuit. But before Johnson’s rise to fame as one of America’s most influential architects, he delighted in another rise—that of Hitler and the Third Reich. In his forthcoming book, …

The Five Ego Traps To Avoid in Meditation

With so many people joining the meditation revolution, what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant to …

Meditation

Little French Fudge Cakes

If you can melt chocolate and stir, you can make these cakes, and no commercial mix has chocolate as good as this. Quality chocolate is like …

Dessert

Scientific Illustrator Hand-Paints Giant Mural Featuring 243 Modern Bird Families

Scientific illustrator Jane Kim (of Ink Dwell) spent over 16 months painting one member from each of the world's 243 modern bird families. To make this feat even more impressive, Kim painted the individual birds to scale in her 40-foot by 70-foot mural. It all began when she was interning at the …

Streetwear

The Best Shoulder Workout on the Face of the Planet

One of the muscle groups women overlook the most are the shoulders. But these muscles—the anterior deltoid, medial deltoid, posterior deltoid, and trapezius—dictate many of your upper-body movements. So they're kind of a big deal and need more love than you think.<p>Also, fun fact: Much of the neck …

Make a Better Baked Pasta With These Can't-Ignore Tips

Baked pasta is always good—but with these tips, it can be a whole lot better.<p>Baked pasta is, hands down, one of the best comfort foods we know. Done right, this classic is the perfect combination of cheesy, starchy, saucy, hot, and salty. Pair it with a bottle of red, and you’ve got a darn fine …

Cooking

The Remarkable Philosophy of JAINISM

<b>One of the most remarkable creations of Indian civilization is the philosophy and religion of Jainism.</b><p><b>The Jain community in India today is an</b> …

This High-Intensity Workout Leaves No Muscle Untouched

Sometimes we’re all for taking it easy. Going for a long, slow jog or breathing deeply through a restorative yoga class can be just what our bodies …

How to Set Up a Meditation Practice at Home

In my recent posts ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," and "How to Meditate Lying Down"), we learned how to meditate while sitting, standing, and lying down, which are the three physical postures people assume the most when they aren't moving. …

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you’ll never need to pay for a gym membership again.<p>You can work out pretty much anywhere using bodyweight exercise moves.<p>Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many …

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How to Meditate: An Essential Guide - NoBullying - Bullying & CyberBullying Resources

<i>We often hear of ancient and modern meditation practices as the best way to reduce stress in our everyday lives. However, most people don’t really</i> …

Powerful Lessons in Gratitude

As I write this, I am coming to terms with the death of a good friend of mine who was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend. The last 48 hours have been very difficult. My emotions have been on a roller coaster. <b>However, I realize that even in death we have the opportunity to celebrate the</b> …

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust and Caramel Sauce

5 stars based on 102 votes<p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but this year I decided to shake things up a bit and make pumpkin …

Baking

The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind

Some religious beliefs may alter brain function, making us more prone to anxiety and depression<p>“<i>I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a</i> …

Lightroom Workflow: Data Setup & Import Essentials

In this series of tutorials I guide you through how to create a rock-solid workflow for working with your pictures in Adobe Lightroom. This series …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The Triumph of New-Age Medicine

Medicine has long decried acupuncture, homeopathy, and the like as dangerous nonsense that preys on the gullible. Again and again, carefully controlled studies have shown alternative medicine to work no better than a placebo. But now many doctors admit that alternative medicine often seems to do a …