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How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Aristotle

Pablo Picasso’s Idiosyncratic Genius

A life in art.<p>Pablo Ruiz Picasso began being an artist at the age of prodigy—at about seven—and at seventy-five he remains the complete phenomenon he has been throughout the intervening years. The excesses of his artistic endowment, of his will, of his life appetites, and of his character appear to …

Pablo Picasso

15 Buddha Quotes To You Help With Mental Illness And Find Your Inner Peace

Finding inner peace is difficult. It's even harder if you have a mental illness (sometimes, it can even feel impossible). But, who better than the …

Mental Disorders

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

If this rumor is true, you can say goodbye to bundled headphone dongles soon

• A recent rumor suggests Apple may not include a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with its next iPhone.<br>• The dongle was previously supplied with iPhones that lacked the traditional 3.5mm headphone port.<br>• If Apple stops supplying these adapters with its iPhones this year, Android OEMs will …

Apple AirPods: the audiophile review

One reviewer’s belated discovery of Apple’s best first-gen product in years<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I’m not supposed to like the AirPods. My initial reaction upon first seeing them many months ago was to pour scorn on Apple’s designers for crafting a pair of expensive and …

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Mental Disorders

Alan Watts and the Eternal Present

In 1950, both the world and Alan Watts were at a pivotal point.<i></i> Russia had recently detonated its first atomic weapon, ushering in an age of global …

The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

The Power of Meditation

In today’s busy world of working, networking, and the ongoing assaults of emails, texts, and family problems, we are saturated with the stress of psychological overload. Our minds are rarely at rest and our bodies are paying the price. You finish the end of a normal day and find that stress has …

How Much Water Do You Really Need To Drink?

You are what you eat — but if you want to get literal about it, you are mostly what you drink. So, how much of that should be water?<p>About 60 percent …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

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Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

Skip the salt, start exercising and add these 20 delicious and nutritious foods to your diet!<p>New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has …

Watch an Exclusive Clip From Walk with Me, a New Film about Thich Nhat Hanh

What would it be like to spend three years in the presence of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh?<p>Viewers of <i>Walk with Me</i> will get a taste of life at Plum …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Nature

The Fundamental Nature of All Beings<p>Buddha Nature is a term used often in Mahayana Buddhism that is not easy to define. To add to the confusion, …

Lose yourself in this beautiful literary map of London

This stunning map of London is made up of the names of characters from novels, plotted on to the areas of the city they're most associated with.<p>It was created by Dex, a London-based artist and graphic designer, and interior designer Anna Burles<b>.</b> They describe it as "an intricate type map of the …

The Truth About Karma and How to Use it as a Guiding Force in Life

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. Some people think it’s almost fate. But have you ever stopped to think what Karma really means?<p>The truth is, …

The Three Bodies of Enlightenment by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

<i>Please consider making little donation to help us expand the encyclopedia Donate</i> <b>Enjoy your readings here and have a wonderful day</b><p>“Dharmakaya is like …

'Hello? This is Deepak. I want you to relax and think of rose petals'

Meditating has always been about unplugging, finding a quiet place with no distractions and experiencing a few minutes of solitude.<p>But a new way of meditating, courtesy of famed doctor and self-help author Deepak Chopra, flips that notion on its head. In his re-imagining, instead of disconnecting, …

Meditation

Why Beethoven snubbed princes and put his music first

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven sympathized with the revolutionary developments of his time, yet he also couldn't afford to neglect the nobility. But …

Michael Morpurgo: 'Europe is in terrible trouble - you shouldn't desert your friends in their hour of need'

Michael Morpurgo is a shameless snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. All it takes is a conversation here, a chance meeting there, a crumb dropped from history’s table and his imagination starts to work like yeast. People tell him stuff. Things happen to him. He gets lucky – and then he gets busy. …

7 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Overreacting and Arguing with People

Over the past several years, there’s a way of being that I’ve gradually been cultivating in myself – I’ve been taming my tendency to overreact and …

Rumi 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī <b>( Rumi)</b> was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islāmic scholar, jurist, Sufi mystic, and theologian.<p>Rumi’s philosophy depends on …

8 beautiful lines from Robert Burns poems that will make you want to visit Scotland

LONDON — Although their heart is in Scotland, the poems of Robert Burns have made a massive impact throughout the world.<p>The titles of both John …

Poetry

Meditation quotes from famous people

I have chosen <b>35 Meditation quotes</b> to learn how famous people (from the past and from the present) <b>define meditation</b>, and how meditation helps or have …

12 British Poets Share Their Favourite Poems For #NationalPoetryDay

The theme for 2015 is "light".

Literature