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React component composition cheatsheet

This is a small list of common techniques used in React to compose and enhance components. Feel free to create Pull Requests with further techniques …

Here's How Yoga Can Drastically Improve Your Gut Health

I can still remember the first time I was dragged to a yoga class by my friend Lana.<p>Lana had a rough couple of years packed with extreme stress that …

Wellness

My exhausting meditation retreat: 10 days of Vipassana, silence and spiders

I went to New Zealand to break my brain and put it back together, without ever having meditated before. I had no idea what I was in for<p>I signed up for a Vipassana course in a moment of quiet desperation. I was coming up on close to a year of insomnia. I found myself exhausted by the anxiety of not …

I spent 10 days in silent meditation in India. Here’s what I learned.

As of two weeks ago, I had never meditated more than 10 minutes in my entire life, and sitting still for even that long was like trying to teach …

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness review – walking in a waking dream

Wellcome Collection, London From gothic nightmares and early neural imaging to the operating theatre, an inspired exhibition explores the mysterious territory at the borders of wakefulness<p>What does thought look like? In the early days of photography a French army officer called Louis Darget …

65 Last-Minute Body Positive Gifts For Your Loved Ones & Yourself

Since I’ve been writing Weightless, every year around this time, I’ve shared a list of last-minute gifts we can give to our loved ones and ourselves …

Happiness

The Art of Piano Teaching - Part I

In the field of Piano Teaching, the proper study is the most important parameter. The value of interpretation is determined by the quality of this …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff

There’s something so cool about finding a new podcast to love — each little download opens a door to new ideas, new jokes, new ways of seeing the …

In Praise Of The Low-Maintenance Babe: 13 Men Describe What They Love About Laid Back Women

1. They probably enjoy the outdoors.<p>“I’m super into outdoor activities so my nightmare is someone who freaks out over little things or needs to look …

These Pictures Will Show You What True Love Is

Do you know what true love is? True love can be expressed daily in hundreds of different ways. Find out 40 ways you can express true love today!

Love

22 Habits That Will Make Your Life a Little More Peaceful Each Day

<b>1. Throw out, sell or donate everything you don't need.</b> Use this guide to minimalism to help you decide what you're keeping in excess. If there's anything that will immediately release your anxiety and put you at ease, it's making the choice only to keep the physical things that either serve a …

Happiness In A Relationship Depends On One Thing

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Jessica Byrnes.</i><p>It was a new relationship. Everything was butterflies and date nights and stolen kisses whenever we could get them. It was great, it was exciting...<b>it was just us.</b><p><i>Just us.</i> And that was the problem.<p>It's easy in the heat of a new relationship to get …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

Love, Sex and Mindfulness

I lead a workshop called Love, Sex and Mindfulness. As a life coach and mindfulness meditation teacher, my work is primarily about helping people be in the present, and put their focus and awareness on what they're feeling and experiencing in the "now," which means in real time, the very moment …

8 Ways To Disconnect From Technology And Get More Done!

I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study that said the average smartphone user checks their device about six times an hour. Small wonder so many people these days are feeling distracted and overwhelmed! Making matters worse is that we are the ones constantly interrupting …

Self-help
Education

8 Things Inside Out Teaches Viewers About Emotions, Memory and the Mind

<i>Inside Out</i> has officially become Pixar’s most successful original film — and also the most educational.<p>The animated blockbuster goes into the mind of …

Psychology

How NOT to buy a stolen bike online

April 06 2015<p>One of the most common things I deal with here at the Bike Index is the wildly problematic area of online bike sales.<p>Every day I field …

How to Adjust a Rear Derailleur

Crossing the Chasm to Coding: Three Career Backgrounds That Might Help You Convert

Marc Andreessen declared famously in 2011 that "Software is eating the World." With smart phone proliferation, the explosion of cloud services and disruptive innovation running rampant everywhere, his words ring truer today than ever. Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal …

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

Quentin Tarantino

Excerpts from Jesus and Buddha -The Parallel Sayings

<b>Excerpts from Jesus and Buddha, The Parallel Sayings</b><p>By Beth Maire from the book edited by Marcus Borg<p>Compassion<p>Most striking of all the parallels …

Own A Chromecast? Google Wants To Give You $6

The Chromecast is already a damned great little device. Pretty much the only thing* that would make it better is if Google randomly gave you free money for owning one.<p><i>(*except for 5ghz WiFi support, that’d be good too.)</i><p>What do you know! That’s what they’re doing today.<p>As noted by Android Authority, …

What NOT to do in San Francisco

Better options for visitors abound<p>If you are going to San Francisco, there's nothing wrong with following the path beaten by tens of thousands of tourists each day.<p>Sure, Fisherman's Wharf is crowded, cheesy and overpriced, but the waterfront is beautiful.<p>Chinatown's Grant Avenue might be a little …

Five YouTube Channels That Will Make You A Better Cook

I love to cook but I’ve never been able to <i>just</i> follow a written recipe. I like when people guide me through the steps. I like seeing how they perceive a pinch of seasoning or a dash of spice.<p>I’ve found YouTube to be an amazing resource for learning how to cook. I can rewind the video, I can pause …

Marco Pierre White

A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

What’s hotter, playing in a band or building websites? Science weighs in.<p>We don’t need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger’s number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone’s lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. In one recent study—conducted, of course, …

10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA

Why take just the lane when you can take the whole road? Pedal blissfully through stunning scenery on these car-free roads, lanes, and bike paths.<p>There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails and bike paths, where the bike is king of the road. On these 10 routes, take in the …