Rachel Willimott

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Daily Meditation: Decompress

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 composition by innovative music producer Brian Eno. Entitled "Music For …

Meditation

France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers

The Kouachi brothers died trying to shoot their way out, while another terror cell member went down in a coordinated raid.<p>The jihadi brothers who …

Terrorism

Why You Should Care That Selma Gets LBJ Wrong

The film <i>Selma—</i>in wide release Jan. 9—tells one of the most dramatic stories in modern American history, of Martin Luther King Jr.’s successful …

Black History

Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

Yoga to the Rescue!

Why twisting like a pretzel can improve your riding—and how to do it right<p>Years of cycling had taken its toll on my flexibility, posture, core stability, and riding position. In the past, friends and colleagues had suggested yoga, but I resisted. Training to me was always about hard work and …

Yoga

Are You Crazy in Love Yet Dread Losing It?

Many people fear relationship failure. Real love makes us feel vulnerable and we tend to have fear of the unknown. Putting trust in someone can make us feel exposed. Some people even believe that the more they care about someone, the more at risk they are for being hurt.<p>Recently, I met with Claire, …

Relationships

The Science Behind Motivation

Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation.<p>Psychology – Why is …

Will Power

5 Reasons Why Married Couples Don't French Kiss

When couples come to my office to discuss improving their intimacy, one question I often ask is, "How often do you kiss?"<p>No, I don't mean the obligatory peck on the check or lips--the kind of kiss you give your grandma--I'm talking about a real kiss. You know the kind I mean: that you did at the …

1795 time capsule opened, centuries after Revere and Adams buried it

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 200 years after Samuel Adams and Paul Revere first buried it in Boston, it took an hour to remove all the objects crammed inside a tiny time capsule.<p>Onlookers anxiously watched the unveiling Tuesday, worrying the items might not have weathered the years very well.<p>"Could we …

Archaeology

Kepler finds two planets with a striking resemblance to Earth

Welcome to the family! Scientists using<p>NASA’s Kepler spacecraft have confirmed at least eight new roughly Earth-sized planets sitting in the habitable zones of their host stars – two of which rival the most "Earth-like" planets found to date.<p>The discoveries, described at the American Astronomical …

Pentagon: We're gaining on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's not yet "mission accomplished," but the Pentagon may be edging closer to its goal of stopping ISIS.<p>"We very much see ISIL largely in a defensive posture inside Iraq, that whatever momentum they had been enjoying has been halted, has been blunted. That has stayed steady over …

Islamic State (ISIS)
Great Depression

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryRyan’s Legacy Will Be His Enabling of Trump Jamelle Bouie The speaker knew the president was unfit for the White House. He supported him …

NY Times’s David Brooks Gives Emily Yoffe ‘Sidney Award’ for Campus Sex Assault Essay - FIRE

Plenty of ink was used to cover the issue of campus sexual assault in 2014, including many excellent pieces. Among them, Emily Yoffe’s masterpiece …

Daily Meditation: Navigating Life's Waters

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 brief passage from the Guru Granth Sahib, the central religious text of …

Meditation

Sierra Nevada gets more snow than last year but not enough to end drought

Despite a wet December the snowpack serving California falls short of what’s needed to replenish reservoirs<p>The first snow survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack this winter found more snow than last year at this time, but not enough to impact the California drought.<p>The Department of Water Resources …

Tesla Battery Factory Could Be A Boon For Nevada

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history. The factory will be built in a rural area about an hour east of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment. Small communities are …

Tesla

UVA Reveals Strict New Rules On Fraternity Parties

The University of Virginia unveiled strict new rules for fraternity parties Tuesday as it lifted the suspension on Greek social life imposed after a controversial Rolling Stone article in November.<p>The new rules, including a requirement that a sober fraternity member monitor bedrooms during parties, …

Fraternities

5 Easy-to-Achieve Personal Finance Resolutions for the New Year

It's that time of year--the season when we reflect on the last 12 months and make resolutions to better ourselves in the new year. But whether you're taking on a new fitness routine, a more positive outlook, or a commitment to strengthening your finances, the key to success is baby steps. …

Personal Finance

Italy Versus France

"The word for a scraping in Italian is graffito," explained our guide. "Here at Pompeii," he continued, "on the facades of the buildings and the columns of the forum, you see remains of scrapings made by the ancient Romans who lived here."<p>As he explained the origin of the word "graffiti" to our …

Italy

Family Support Groups Foster Hope in Uganda

Annet Mbabazi holds her 18-month-old son, Pobruce, who graduated from the PMTCT program at Ruhoko Health Center IV. He is HIV-free.<p>Annet Mbabazi is living with HIV, but her 18-month-old son, Pobruce, is HIV-free. I met the mother-baby pair at the health center in Ibanda District, in Southwestern …

Public Health

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Do you think there is a certain age at which maturity sets in? Could it be 20? 40? 70? In my personal experiences, I've observed that age has little or nothing to do with it. I have met young people who are mature well beyond their years, and I've known older folks who act childish, only thinking …

Self-help

Unbroken movie fact vs fiction: How accurate is the Louis Zamperini biopic directed by Angelina Jolie.

Laura Hillenbrand’s biography <i>Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption</i> tells the extraordinary story of Louis Zamperini, …