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The Dalai Lama’s Daily Routine and Information Diet

“To understand the Dalai Lama … perhaps it’s most useful to see him as a doctor of the soul.”<p>I think a great deal about the difference between routine and ritual as a special case of our more general and generally trying quest for balance — ripped asunder by the contrary longings for control and …

Hinduism

The Dancing Man Who Was Body Shamed Online Finally Got His Dance Party

Saturday night was the big night for the man who was body shamed online for dancing back in March. You might remember Sean O’Brien from the swell of support that grew after a photograph of him ended up online as a source of mockery. The search for #DancingMan led to thousands of women, particularly …

Sean O'Brien

The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a …

Books

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

Consciousness

Bosse-De-Nage Has Raised the Art of Metal Lyrics to A Whole New Level (And Their New Album Rips, Too)

Stream a new track and read an exclusive excerpt from vocalist/lyricist Bryan Manning's forthcoming book, 'The Sinking House.'<p><i>Courtesy of Bosse-De-Nage / photo by SF Sludge</i><p>Bosse-De-Nage is one of the current USBM scene's most interesting new talents. The band is notoriously press-shy, largely …

Woman’s open letter to lady who tutted at her for using disabled toilet sends a powerful message

<b>Scroll down to read the open letter in full</b><p><b>This is Samantha Cleasby from Sheffield.</b><p>The 33-year-old writer doesn’t need a wheelchair, has no problem …

Company Specializes in Creating Cuddly Plush Clones of Your Pets

Louisville-based online retailer Cuddle Clones Inc. is in the business of creating custom made stuffed replicas of house pets for animal lovers. …

Great Dane

Premiere: The Riptide Movement 'All Works Out'

Rooted in a sense of community, Irish music tends to be made by – and about – ordinary people.<p><b>The Riptide Movement</b> certain fulfil this. Blue collar …

Subterranean homesick muse: Sub Pop’s Bruce Pavitt revisits 80s' greatest bands

Before launching label that brought the world Nirvana, Pavitt co-founded the fanzine of the same name. The Melvins were ‘weak’ and Henry Rollins had the ‘sex appeal of Elvis or James Brown with the psychotic edge of Charlie Manson’<p>Before Bruce Pavitt founded one of the most influential record …

Serj Tankian & Tom Morello - Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne cover)

Screaming Frog Isn't Scaring Anyone

Apparently, frogs scream as a sort of goal-line defense against predators.<p>We know what you're thinking -- it's kind of pathetic -- but consider that the other options are to either hide or hop away. Frogs have no kung-fu.<p>Froglife.org has details:<p>If they are picked up or cornered by a predator they …

Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone (Official Video)

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Midnight Special

Howlin' Rain - "Phantom In The Valley" (Official)

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that will point you in the right direction at the very least.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean …

Why Buddhist Teacher Pema Chödrön Says There's No Need For Self-Improvement (VIDEO)

The start of a new year is a natural time to reflect on where you've been and where you want to go. But before you start making a resolution list of self-improvements, watch this "Super Soul Sunday" clip with world-renowned Buddhist teacher and best-selling author Pema Chödrön. As one of the first …

Come Back - Live in Hartford, CT (10/25/2013) - Pearl Jam Bootleg

Blake Shelton - Kiss My Country Ass (Official Video)

Father John Misty shares new song ‘Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)’ – listen

It features on his forthcoming LP 'I Love You, Honeybear'<p>https://link.brightcove.com/services/player/?bctid=3929393931001<b><br>Father John Misty</b> has shared …

song premiere: elle king - “under the influence”

the banjo-playing badass with tattoos and a soft side.<p>The first time I ever saw blues rock musician Elle King live, she covered “My Neck My Back,” by Khia. At first, the whole crowd was confused as to why this soulful blonde-haired, acoustic guitar-wielding chick was singing, “First you gotta put …

25 TED Talks that will change how you see the world

• Facebook2.3K<br>• StumbleUpon893.7K<br>• 896.8Kshares<p>Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” If …

TED Talks

De La Soul Recruit Chuck D for Hard-Hitting New Track 'The People'

"We hope it will lend itself to something positive in these difficult times," rap trio's Trugoy says of powerful new cut<p>It's been a decade since all …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Farewell, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine – forgotten heroes of 90s indie

The rock histories ignore the early 1990s, when a strain of indie led by Jim Bob and Fruitbat set the live circuit alight and won a legion of followers<p>Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, a socially conscious DIY rock duo from south London who had four top 10 albums (including a No 1) and 12 top 40 …

Eating This Wild Herb Can Allegedly Stave Off Hunger and Thirst for Several Days

A centuries-old slimming remedy is all set to make a comeback after evidence of its use was discovered in old manuscripts during an archaeological …

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