Matthew Zimmerman

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The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole Recipe

By: EatingWell User<p>Very Dry Husband found this recipe and read to soak beans over night, but the time for the recipe did not include the soaking or …

Funny ABCs of Geek Pop Culture Art from Otis Frampton

Lose Your Love Handles With This 10-Minute Workout

Let's be honest… there's not a whole lot to love about love handles. They don't fit into your skinny jeans, and they can be pretty challenging to get …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …


11 Exercises That Build Muscle Without Bulk

A metabolism-boosting workout that builds strength and tones your abdominals, back, thighs, butt and arms.

The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

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Conservatives once ridiculed Ayn Rand

<b>(Benjamin Wheelock/Salon/AP/Phil Long)</b><p>Today’s doltish conservatives, like Paul Ryan, worship her. But their forebears called Rand’s work “preposterous”<p>Michael Lind<p>August 8, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>The growing influence on the American right of Ayn Rand, the libertarian right’s answer to Scientology’s …

Will liberals stand up to “corporate school reform”?

<b>(Lissandra Melo/Shutterstock)</b><p>For too long, they’ve assumed that schools can be “fixed” without tackling social and economic inequality<p>Lois Weiner<p>August 3, 2013 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>An eloquent call to “reclaim the conversation” challenges leading liberal educators …

The US civil war is playing out again – this time over voter rights

Nearly 150 years after the end of the US civil war, the South and the federal government are poised for a rematch over the voting rights of black Americans, and ultimately over the fundamental rights of all Americans. Once again, the former Confederate states are determined to defend their …

Paul Krugman: “Madness of the GOP is the central issue of our time”

<b>Paul Krugman (Reuters/Anton Golubev)</b><p>The New York Times columnist writes that the Republican Party “has basically gone off the deep end”<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>August 2, 2013 12:20pm (UTC)<p>New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote a blog post summing up the current state of the Republican Party, noting …

The Little Group Behind the Big Fight to Stop Immigration Reform

A powerful coalition supports reforming immigration. But on the other side is a scrappy, tech-savvy organization that's won before.<p>The man behind the grassroots movement to stop immigration reform has been busy lately, preparing for the coming fight.<p>"No other August has been this critical," Roy …

Why Americans All Believe They Are 'Middle Class'

A taxonomy of how we talk about class and wealth in the United States today<p>Last week, President Obama went on the road promoting an economic agenda for the middle class. As expected, John Boehner and other Republicans fired back by charging Obama with “squeezing the middle class.” It’s not even an …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

6 Steps to Controlling Your Emotions

To avoid the burn of acting out during an emotional upsurge, take a few simple steps to calm your heightened spirit and quiet your uneasy mind. When the moment has passed, you'll be grateful you were able to be the master of your emotions.<p>Emotions are the most present, pressing and sometimes …


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The Rise of the Christian Left in America

The religious right has been in decline for years. Can progressives build a new "moral majority"?<p>We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to

15 Album Covers Minus The Dead Band Members

Creepy and amazing. Courtesy of the Live! (I See Dead People) Tumblr.

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The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books

Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, David Gilbert, Roxane Gay, and other writers share their thoughts on what makes an inviting and memorable opening sentence.<p>AP and Library of Congress.<p>When I interviewed Stephen King for the By Heart series, he told me about some of his favorite opening lines in …

X-Men: Days of Future Past Press Conference 2013 Comic-Con: Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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Mustangs and the path not taken

Before Ford hit on the perfect formula at the perfect time, it wasn't necessarily clear that the Mustang was going to take the form we're familiar with today. Take a look at some Mustang misfits whose time never came.<p>Take a look at some Ford Mustang misfits whose time never came.

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard …

Scalia fails to grasp true democracy

<b>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)</b><p>In his dissenting opinion in the Windsor marriage case, why is he mocking concern for the dignity of individuals?<p>Nicholas Buccola<p>July 6, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Recent events in Washington invite us to think about the meaning of democracy. …