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These Brutally Honest Phases Of Falling Out Of Love Will Make You Grab The Tissues

I've got some bad news. Almost every single relationship you will ever have is going to end. Sorry, but I did warn you it was bad news. Here's the …

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

Science Confirms That Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Turmeric or Curcumin is a wonder herb and it has many health benefits.It’s bright orange, bitter and powerful.Turmeric is the vibrant ingredient that gives curry it’s memorable hue. If you’ve tried Indian cuisine, you’ve likely tasted it and loved it.<p>This predominant spice is used generously in …

‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Mindfulness

Buddhism and Evil

How Do Buddhists Understand Evil and Karma?<p>Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies. Comparing common ideas …

Spirituality

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

Time Travel

The 3 question math quiz can predict if you believe in God

Researchers asked 179 Canadian college students to answer the following three math questions:<p>1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs …

New research suggests smartphones might actually be making you dumber

Though our phones are getting smarter, new research suggests they're actually making us dumber.<p>A team of researchers at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin set out to test the "brain drain" hypothesis: the theory that simply having your smartphone near you could …

Stressed at Work? A Doctor's View on Treating It With Weed Vs. Meditation

As marijuana becomes more mainstream, many use it to treat anxiety. But beware--it could make the feelings worse.<p>Being human comes with a few inherent unpleasantries, including the experience of uncomfortable emotions like stress and anxiety. Undoubtedly, we would all prefer permanent happiness and …

Mindfulness

Removing These 31 Things From Your Life Will Make You Happier and More Successful 

It's time to come clean. If you want to become a happier person, you don't need to add things to your life — you need to get rid of them. It's time to remove these worries or problems so that you can move in the right direction. Take this list to heart and look forward to a flourishing life.

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Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

Sewing

Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

5 of History's Greatest Buddhist Masters Reveal the Secret to Happiness

To many people who don’t believe in religion, Buddhism is seen as a “good” religion. It doesn’t promote hate and offers the individual more freedom …

11 Life Lessons From Buddha That Will Soothe Your Soul

How to be your own guru and find the answers within<p>Justin BrownMay 10, 2018<p>6 brutally honest reasons why your intentions don’t matter, but your …

Eye Contact Can Be Really Intense For Your Brain

No, it's not just you.<p>If eye contact has always felt a bit overwhelming for you, it’s not all in your head.<p>Maintaining direct eye contact really is strenuous for the brain, according to new research, and it uses up scarce cognitive resources that we need for things like reasoning and verbal …

28 Wise Quotes From Star Wars That Will Inspire Your Life

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

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101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most shocking science "facts" that are bizarrely wrong about food, animals, the Earth, biology, space, …

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …

Mindfulness

Paralysed Woman 'Locked In' Her Body Can Communicate Again After Brain Implant

This is astonishing...<p>A brain implant has helped a woman with ‘locked-in’ syndrome to communicate again despite her severe paralysis.<p>In 2008, Hanneke …

Neurophilosophy

White House Photographer Releases Favorite Images of Obama Through His Presidency

As the end of Obama’s eight-year presidency comes to an end, official White House Photographer Pete Souza has unveiled a series of intimate …

Using Trump to Teach Chinese Students How to Win an Argument

Academic Writing 1 is a class about the art of argumentation. I do my best every autumn to explain this to a room full of nervous Chinese freshmen. “Writing is thinking on the page. Critical thinking is pattern recognition. Beliefs should be based on empirical evidence.” They stare, wide-eyed, …

Critical Thinking

This classic thought experiment explains the weird decisions we make about spending money

Some years ago, I interviewed the Nobel prize­-winning psychologist and best­selling author Daniel Kahneman. He told me one of his all­-time favorite thought experiments, which is something of a classic in behavioral economics.<p>It involves a woman who has spent $160 on two theatre tickets. She is …

Personal Finance

EarthCruiser shrinks off-road expedition camping down to Tacoma size

When we checked in on EarthCruiser last year, the Australian company with American operations in Bend, Oregon was revealing its FX, a big, Mitsubishi …

RVs

7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

Sony MDR-1000X Review: Wireless Hi-Res Headphones Offer Next-Level Noise Canceling

The wireless headphone market has been shaken up so much recently that it's hard to know where to begin when a new entry appears on the stage and announces itself as the next big thing.<p>Fortunately this latest Bluetooth offering from Sony is targeting a very specific market segment best referred to …

Star Wars: The State of the Empire and the Jedi in Rogue One

No matter what galaxy you're from, history is written by the victors.<p>When it hits theaters this week, Rogue One will have the distinction of being …

Star Wars