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How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

How To Meditate

Learning how to meditate can be very simple, and it's one of the best things you can do for your health and overall well-being. Meditation is an …

Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

<i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're having a harder and harder time trusting each other.<p>Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it's picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, …

The Noble Eightfold Path: Meaning and Practice

Within the fourth noble truth is found the guide to the end of suffering: the noble eightfold path. The eight parts of the path to liberation are …

Meditation

This Simple Chart Explains How To Be Happier, So Save It To Your Desktop

Attention all: The key to absolute happiness has been uncovered and — surprise! — it’s on the internet (sort of). No, the key cannot be found on …

Happiness

6 Ways to Shift a Negative Mindset

Happiness has always been, and will always be, an inside job.<p>"Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north." This Tibetan saying is wisdom of the ages, essentially affirming that true happiness must come from within. And in order to find that sense of …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

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The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

6 Spiritual Adventures to Challenge the Mind and Body

Adventurous souls and spiritual seekers can find peace, and a challenge, on these spiritual hikes.<p>A quiet walk in the woods can be a spiritual experience, and countless hikers head to redwood groves and high places to find a sense of awe. But if following a dirt track is a kind of prayer—the …

Donald Trump’s Fictional America

I grew up surrounded by Chávez’s alternate reality. Now I’m watching one consume the United States.<p>“S<i>peech is a powerful lord that with the smallest and most invisible body accomplished most godlike works. It can banish fear and remove grief, and instill pleasure and enhance pity. Divine sweetness</i> …

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Where to stream documentaries that teach about racial justice, the fight against homophobia, rape culture, more.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> Vulture.<p>It’s widely accepted that 2016 was a crazy year, but in one sense, it was just the beginning. Think of …

How to Survive the Longest Flight in the World

Earlier this month, Qatar Airways took the prize for longest airline route when it debuted its 17-hour, 30-minute flight between Auckland and Doha. …

The Standard's Essential East Village To Do List

The East Village may conjure visions of beat poets reading from tattered notebooks, punks in Tompkins Square Park, worn-down tenements, and...well, …

11 Incredible Trips to Take Before Having Kids

The Maldives<p>Before you plan to have kids, consider taking one (or more!) of these bucket list trips. Some are too physically challenging to undertake …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

How to Actually do Breathing Meditation Properly to Beat Stress and Anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …

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In the early weeks of the new administration, the humbling of a president

The new president is expected to make his mark on an aggressive legislative agenda.<p>The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>The presidential campaign was a heady experience for Donald Trump: months of triumph and, better …

Donald Trump

Philosophy Matters

On Valentine's Day, what Plato can teach you about finding a soulmate ...

Five things Americans can do to beat Trump.

The last weeks have brought some cheering news: Many Americans are determined to defend their democracy against Donald Trump.<p>But even as protesters …

SZ international

OpEd<p>Özil’s Resignation Is A Fatal Message For Integration In Germany<p>Mesut Özil is one of the best football players. The german football association …

Angela Merkel

How to stop an autocracy

The danger isn’t that Trump will build an autocracy. It’s that congressional Republicans will let him.<p>There is nothing about the Trump administration that should threaten America’s system of government. The Founding Fathers were realistic about the presence and popularity of demagogues. The …

Moulton: The why behind the lie

There is method to Donald Trump’s madness. He and his political advisers know exactly what they are doing.<p>They may not know how to lead an effective, …

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

Upworthy

Empathy connects us and makes us feel better. Listen to Brené Brown explain it in this short clip. (via RSA)

The cult of the paranoid Medium post

If your social media filter bubble is more blue than red, you’ve probably seen the following, terrifying question recently: “Trial balloon for a coup?” The question, like most questions on the Internet these days, pertains to President Trump.<p>It is the headline of a viral Medium post making the case …

Upworthy

"The speech is a lesson in empathy and awareness, and a wake-up call to anyone listening, not just the graduates there on that day." (via OZY)

Researchers studied kindergarteners' behavior and followed up 19 years later. Here are the findings.

<b>Every parent wants to see their kid get good grades in school. But now we know social success is just as important.</b><p>From an early age, we're led to …

Six Ways I Built A Career Traveling The World In My 20s

Elaina Giolando’s career has taken her to 50 countries and counting before turning 28–virtually by accident.<p>At 27, I have almost a decade of meaningful international experience. I’ve worked professionally in more than a dozen countries, including Mongolia, South Africa, Turkey, Qatar, and Nigeria, …