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This is your brain on meditation | (Grens)wetenschap | Earth Matters

<b>(Waking Times | Rebecca Gladding, M.D.) I realized today that in all my posts regarding the brain and how to sculpt it with mindfulness, I’ve never</b> …

A Neuroscientist’s Quest To Debunk Harmful Misconceptions About Addiction

Columbia neuroscientist Carl Hart untangles the reasons researchers have gotten so much wrong about addiction–and how it’s fueled our obsession with the War on Drugs.<p>Bill O’ Reilly was using his compassionate voice, sweeping his hands dramatically toward the guest in front of him. “The prevalence …

Human Rights

Science Says Women Like These Terrible Dance Moves

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers from Northumbria University in the U.K. and Germany's University of Gottingen claim they …

15 Easy Ways to Beat Everyday Anxiety

Try these simple, do-anywhere tips to help manage stress<p>Technically, anxiety is apprehension over an upcoming event. We anticipate the future with …

Self-improvement

13 Practices of an Awakened Person

Tog-me Zong-po lived nearly 800 years ago, yet his <i>37 Practices of a Bodhisattva</i> is still considered a pinnacle list of traits that a person who …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.<p>Lost in regretting the past, or …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.<p>But doctors have questioned whether this ancient Eastern practice really offers measurable health benefits. A fresh review of the evidence should …

The Mechanics of Prayer

Adam Lanka, <i>Contributing Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Prayer means many different things to many different people. It is something that is so pervasive in our …

Get To Page One In Google And Showcase Your Brand

According to Forrester Research, your videos are much more likely than your text pages to get a coveted page-1 slot in Google. In fact, your videos can have a 50 times better chance of appearing on the first page than any given text page in the index. There aren’t a lot of marketing strategies that …

Benefits of Meditation: 10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC

For the last 10 years, I have been involved in researching the impact of meditation on health and well-being. This infographic summarized some of the …

Meditation

10 Risks Happy People Take Every Day

<i>“You cannot protect yourself from sadness<br>without protecting yourself from happiness.”<br>―Jonathan Foer</i><p>Almost two decades ago, somewhat as a joke since …

What Are The Wealthiest Families Doing About Asset Protection? Part 2

In Part I of this series of articles on asset protection and risk management, we discussed some of the concepts related to family business entities. Such business entities might be operating companies or simply entities through which families consolidate management of investments. And, such …

One Single Surprising Habit of Happy People

The single most frequent habit of happy people is gratitude. They notice it, feel it, express it, absorb it, and practice it. Gratitude is a stress reliever, a mood booster, and it gives the immune system a lift. (1) It offers these benefits of exercise plus better sleep without all the …

Happiness

There Are No Victims In This World - Why It's Time To Accept Humanity's Power of Creation and The Soul's Journey

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>It’s still a concept difficult to accept, even by those well-versed in meta-physical sciences, but we …

World of Energy

Perhaps the biggest core mistake you’ll make along your path of conscious growth is subscribing to the belief that you live in a world of objects.<p>You …

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Interior Design

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

Clarifying the Meaning of Universal Oneness

James C. Wilhelm, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>I recently wrote an article published by Waking Times that has generated many excellent responses for which I …

Why Enlightenment Takes Time

Belsebuub, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Enlightenment means different things to different people; most of us have different versions of what it is and how it …

Chopra Center Meditation

November 20th marked the conclusion of Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience, <i>Making Every Moment Matter</i>. Hundreds of thousands from around …

How does meditation actually work?

Neuroscientists are researching centuries-old Buddhist mindfulness techniques and their effects on the brain<p><i>Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.</i><p>This line from Herman Hesse's 1922 novel <i>Siddhartha</i> came …

Your Purpose in Life: Do You Know What It Is?

<b>Have you discovered your life purpose yet? Are you doing exactly what you feel you should be doing? Or is there some sneaking level of discontent</b> …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

11 Rules For Success, From The People Who Got It Right

No one is born a success, but everyone has the potential to become one. As Will Smith once said, "Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us."<p>Not there yet? It might help to tap …