Ritu Chaudhry

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Any meditation you can walk away from is a good meditation

Meditation’s not necessarily going to be easy or pleasant. You may find that you’re sitting with a chaotic mind, or that you’re falling asleep, or …

8 Good Morning Questions that Create Happiness

<i>The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

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10 Ways to Touch the Sacred.

It seems like everything nowadays is plastic and disposable.<p>We have forgotten the value of things. We have more, but enjoy less. We have gadgets that …

Here's what third-century China thought about the Roman Empire

Third-century China got around the ancient world. They even made it to the Roman Empire, and wrote down their thoughts on these strange foreigners in …

Choosing Solitude

By Samantha Cullen<p>As a single woman living on my own, I often feel the need to fill my time. I pack my days with friends, outings, activities -- even when those things aren't really what I want to be doing. Lately, I'm challenging my tendency to overschedule my life by consciously basking in my …

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The Kundalini Awakening Process: An Inside Story.

It’s 7:15 p.m. and I’m upside down on the carpet in front of the fire, balancing on my hands and knees, head hanging low, not quite touching the …

7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

We Have it Within Ourselves to Raise our Conscious Level and That of Humanity

Belsebuub, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Observing the inner and outer worldWe should take the time to know how we respond inwardly to life, because by changing …

Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows.<p>The findings, published in Friday's edition of the …

Italy calls for German assistance as Pompeii falls further into ruin

With the greatest number of Unesco world heritage sites, and state coffers that do not have much to spare for the culture sector, Italy has long worried how to protect its heritage.from ruin Now it is resorting to overseas help to find a solution for Pompeii.<p>In recent years Italy has experimented …

Regenerative medicine, the science of producing tissues and organs from stem cells, is a rapidly developing field. Recently, however, it took a leap forward that was big even by its own demanding standards. A team of researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences announced that they have grown things which, while not human brains, resemble brains in important ways http://econ.st/15jl7mW

Naked Girls, Astral Projection, And Achieving Nirvana In 60 Seconds Or Less

It started because I wanted to see girls naked. I had glasses, braces, acne, was the worst kid in gym class, had crazy hair, and liked science …

Can Yoga Give You Superpowers? This Expert Thinks So

Yoga diehards have long claimed that the practice can allay physical ailments, such as back pain and headaches, as well as improve mood and mental …

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

Walk through History

History is all about dates and battles and kings and kingdoms, right? Well, that’s the general idea but then here’s a book that makes you look at …

The Revenge of Geography

• <b>Author:</b> Robert D. Kaplan<p><b>In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.</b> <br>In <i>The Revenge of</i> …

7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is an essential part of any work of fiction. But especially for science fiction or fantasy, it's the lifeblood of storytelling. But …

Will the real 'Falana Singh' please stand up?

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal.<p>How can every sarpanch in Bathinda be 'Falana Singh'?<p>Here's how.<p>In an incident that reflected a dismal state of …

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How Power Corrupts the Mind

Pity the despot.<p>(Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr)<p>While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both …

Science deniers just don’t think: All hail the scientific method

The scientific method’s the best way for people to get smarter, precisely because theories get revised and improved<p>Back when Shakespeare said you were the paragon of animals, both noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he did so during a time when physicians believed the body was filled with …

F. Scott Fitzgerald Creates a List of 22 Essential Books, 1936

In 1936 -- perhaps the darkest year of his life -- F. Scott Fitzgerald was convalescing in a hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, when he offered his …

The Myth of History

by Prof. Shahida Kazi<p><i>History is a discipline that has never been taken seriously by anyone in Pakistan. As a result, the subject has been distorted</i> …

Violence will rise as climate changes, scientists predict

Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, "oven-hot" Santa Ana winds gusting through the city of Los Angeles.<p>"Every booze party ends in a fight," he wrote in his 1938 story "Red Wind." "Meek little wives feel the edge of the …

100 Great Sci-Fi Stories by Women Writers (Read 20 for Free Online)

Since 2009, the organization VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts has sought to bring balance to the representation of female authors in the literary …

Iain Banks: the final interview

Iain Banks died last Sunday, just before the publication of his final novel The Quarry. Last month he talked to Stuart Kelly about writing, politics and all the things still left to do . . .<p>"You know, this might be my last public statement", Iain Banks said to me on the phone when I was setting up …

‘A mere idea of myself’

It is a long book. The story begins with a rambling prologue from the notes taken by a retired ophthalmologist and genealogist, Dr. Farooqui. The …