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10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

<i>Children have never been perfect at listening to their parents, but they have never failed to imitate them.</i><p>When you ask parents what they want for …

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

You know that mindfulness can improve your health. Turns out it can also make you a better manager.<p>Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles …

How to Make Vegan Chorizo That Even a Carnivore Will Relish

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>If you've been following along on The Vegan Experience, you've probably noticed I've been getting more and more relaxed about my original hard-line No Faux Meats! approach to vegan recipe development. And while I've …

Using Tarot to Understand Literature as States of Consciousness [by Benebell Wen]

(<i>Ed note: This week we will feature posts by Benebell Wen, whose Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth has just</i> …

More Drivers Now Stoned Than Drunk, Survey Says

There’s little question that the nation’s highways are safer than ever, with traffic-related fatalities at historic lows. However, one trend that has safety officials concerned is that operating a motor vehicle under the influence of prescription drugs or marijuana is fast exceeding drunk driving …

Archaeological study explores drug-taking and altered states in prehistory

Neanderthals on speed 60,000 years ago; Paleolithic art inspired by psilocybin or <i>Amanita muscaria</i> mushroom trips; and alcohol-fueled religious …

Silva Method Mind Control by Jose Silva

“Discover How To Live Your Dream Life With One Of Silva Method’s Best Meditation Courses For Free”<p>Get The Unlimited You — A Silva Method Beginner’s …

Insight meditation doesn't work! What now?

Maya, Dhr. Seven, <b>Amber Larson</b>, CC Liu, <b>Wisdom Quarterly</b><p>Wisdom Quarterly reader Bettina (<b>eyegotcaught</b>) recently wrote in after having read <b>When Goenka</b> …

Daily Meditation: We Shall Be Free

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 song written by folk musician David Crosby and performed by Crosby, …

The Mechanics of Consciousness and Intention

<i>Brandon West, Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> This is part I of <i>Personal Transformation through the Cultivation of One Practice,</i> by Brandon West.<p>…

Four Reasons to Go to Brazil Now

Brazil, the country best known for soccer stars and the world’s most over-the-top Carnival is ready to prove that it’s more than just samba and …

It's the Skim Lattes, Green Juices, and Almonds That Are Making You Fat

Nationally-known dietitian and the creator of the F-Factor diet, Tanya Zuckerbrot, debunks the most potent skinny girl myths. And crushes our "healthy" bodega habits in the process.<p>On a particularly frigid morning last week, I started my day off like any other: with clear-hearted, full-eyed, good …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

Five Foolproof Strength Exercises

You’re in a slump, reading these words hunched over a keyboard or your smartphone. It’s habit that’s throwing your body out of whack and resulting in a musculoskeletal system that’s about as architecturally sound as that 1950s-era Springbar tent gramps left you.<p>“Our bodies adapt to the positions we …

Americans' Favorite Destinations, State by State

Where do Mainers spend their vacations? Massachusetts apparently. Hoosiers head to South Carolina, and Alaskans flock to Hawaii. HotelsCombined.com …

What It's Like for First-Time U.S. Visitor to Havana, Cuba

Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it’s impossible not to be taken by its charms.<p>In my hotel room, the soft sound of guitars enters from …

Why Finding the Perfect Airline Seat Takes Detective Work

Most people have a few things they won’t board a plane without. For Randy Petersen, it’s a tape measure.<p>Petersen belongs to a small army of …

Your Favorite Kitchen Features

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your must-haves for a renovated kitchen.</i><p>January is the month for new dreams. New …

How to Make the Grain Bowl of Your Lunchtime Dreams

Still searching for the tricks needed to get your grain bowl to taste as great as the one at your favorite little luncheonette? Search no more.<p>These days, it seems like <b>Instagram-ready grain bowls</b> are popping up everywhere at spots like Egg Shop in NYC and Baker Miller in Chicago. Still searching …

Life & Physics in pictures - No. 3

Not much time to write this weekend, but here are some more Life-and-Physics-related snaps, at least some of which may be “quite interesting”, as Stephen Fry might put it

Sexy new renders show the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook Air side-by-side

The Apple Watch might be Cupertino’s most hotly anticipated product, but for my money, the two releases I’m most excited about this year are the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. Outside of a few leaked images, though, we still have not seen either of these rumored devices in the …

Sony is giving away old games to settle its 2011 PlayStation Network breach

Cheap digital goodies for everyone<p>Are you still feeling bitter about the PlayStation Network outage that left PS3 and PSP owners offline back in 2011? If so, Sony's here to ease your pain. The company has started accepting claims as part of a class action settlement announced last summer.<p>The bottom …

The New Health Rules

Striking a balance between accessible, easy-to-execute and comprehensive in nature, "The New Health Rules" by Dr Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro maps out longterm habits worth integrating into everyday life. This is no fad diet and these aren't temporary tricks. The real challenge happens to be …

Wellness

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

The 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse Guidelines

Here's all the guidelines you need to know for the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse<p>Happy New Year! Champagne-filled revelry and holiday excess has hit hard the past few weeks, but the official start of the 2015 Food Lover’s Cleanse is upon us (January 2). I would imagine that most of us are ready for a …