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Daily Meditation: Enter Silence

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 by little-known American folk singer Linda Perhacs. "Chimacum Rain" …

Meditation

Your Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex

<b>Isn't it Kind of...Gross?</b><p>"The biggest misconception about anal sex is that it's disgusting, dirty, messy, or that it hurts," says Greer. Yes, she says that for some people, some of those things <i>may</i> be true. "But everyone should know anal sex can be an extremely erotic, exciting activity," she says. …

How your diet affects your mood

They say you are what you eat, but exciting new research suggests otherwise: You feel what you eat. Scientists are focusing on psychobiotics, a type of bacteria found in certain foods that can produce and deliver important chemicals like serotonin to the brain. Their findings could mean a whole new …

Wellness

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Autonomous Cars

3 Ways To Be Happier At Work

There’s a common belief that you will be happy when you are successful, but the reverse is actually true.<p>Scott Crabtree spent 24 years climbing the ladder in the gaming and software industries, eventually leading his own engineering team at Intel. And after observing life at companies big and …

Happiness

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

Productivity

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …

Hearst Corporation

8 Times You Definitely Shouldn't Feel Guilty For Being Happy

<b>Making Something Delicious From a Mix</b><br>So what if you whipped up Tollhouse cookies from a box? You don't have to be a creative genius in the kitchen to know how to please a crowd. You can tell all those from-scratch DIY bakers to put a sock in it because <i>everyone</i> loves Tollhouse cookies—and the true …

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

<b>Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese</b><br>"I particularly avoid those that are made with additional thickeners, preservatives, sugar, or a high content of preservatives. Animal products (and food products in general) that have to sit on a shelf inherently require a decent amount of processing to …

Nutrition

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier

John Muir was onto something when he said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snow-capped mountain tops and ocean views …

50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often

All too often, we take the people we love the most for granted: our lovers, family members, friends, and even our children. We forget the enormous power of our words, as we carelessly lash out when under stress. We stick our noses in our laptops and smartphones, assuming our loved ones know what we …

Positive Thinking

The One Thing All 20-Something Career Girls Understand

When I started out in my career in marketing, I was 23 years old. That was just over 12 years ago (yes, I know, I’m an old lady writing on the …

| Outside Online

<b>Light</b><p><b>Light</b><p>Dawa Yangzum Sherpa's Quest for the IFMGA<p>Dawa Yangzum Sherpa grew up in a rural village in the mountains of Nepal, and from an early age she knew that guiding was her calling. At 21 years old, she embarked on a quest to become the first Nepali woman to earn the industry's top …

Adventure Travel

New Technique Could Demystify Ancient Human DNA

<i>This story was updated on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 11:00 a.m. E.T.</i><p>The DNA of a Neanderthal found in a Siberian cave has been sequenced, thanks to a new …

Neanderthals gave us disease genes

<b>Gene types that influence disease in people today were picked up through interbreeding with Neanderthals, a major study in Nature journal suggests.</b><p>They passed on variants involved in type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease and - curiously - smoking addiction.<p>Genome studies reveal that our species (<i>Homo</i> …

Humanity

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p><b>For Your World Travel Bucket List</b><p>Typically, when <b>ancient archaeological sites</b> get some form of development, it’s a benefit. With development …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Architecture