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The Biggest Meditation Practice You've Never Heard Of—And 5 Steps To Try It Today

At this point, we’re all familiar with the wide-ranging health benefits of meditation. It can help you handle adversity, eradicate stress, lose …

Meditation

Dangers of Meditation

A few years ago, after I discussed the benefits of meditation in one of my workshops, a student said to me: “Well, what you’re actually saying here …

Wake Up and Enjoy Your Life With Mindfulness

Sometimes I feel like I'm sleepwalking through life. There's this sense of everything being distant, unfocused, numb. I'm working, eating, talking, sleeping, but I'm just going through the motions. Coffee takes me up, carbs take me down, but the whole experience is dull, boring, repetitive, …

The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments : zen habits

I’ve been finding more and more that the Buddha had it right: pretty much all of our struggles, from frustrations to anxiety, from anger to sadness, …

Mindfulness

8 Thought-Provoking Motivational Books That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Most of us live in a certain set pattern. We think and behave the same way for years and wonder why we are always getting the same results. The need …

A hedge fund that makes money when markets go crazy has identified the Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse

Investors have fled risky bets, hammering banks' share prices.<p>But not everyone loses money when turmoil hits. Some, like 36 South, are set up to profit from it.<p>The London-based hedge fund's Black Swan strategy gained 234% in the chaos after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.<p>The fund …

Markets

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

<b>Overview</b>: Ever thought about chucking it all and rebooting your life? That’s sort of what Pico Iyer did; he headed for Japan. Along the way he met …

10 Essential Keys to Mindful Living

More than anything else, my focus for this year is to live a more mindful life.Ultimately, mindful living is a simple task: do more things with …

Mindfulness
Stock Markets

Nearly 70% of investors lost money in 2015

Good riddance, 2015.<p>Nearly 70% of investors lost money this year, according to Openfolio, an app that allows people to track their investment performance and compare their portfolio with other users.<p>U.S. markets had their worst year since the financial crisis. No wonder making money was …

Investing

PETER SCHIFF: We're going to have a serious recession and negative interest rates before the election

Peter Schiff begs to differ.<p>The CEO and chief global strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, and noted perma-bear, said that serious economic destruction is just a few months away.<p>"I think the Fed is going to have negative interest rates before the election because we're going to be in a serious …

Federal Reserve

The One Economic Book You Must Read Now

One of the most disturbing things about our economic era is its juxtapositions. Wages are flat, yet corporations are flush. Interest rates remain at …

The market is bracing for a global recession

Financial markets seem to be bracing for a global recession.<p>According to analysts at Citi, financial markets are moving toward pricing in a global growth recession even as economic data indicates such a recession is by no means inevitable.<p>The caveat is that Citi defines a global growth recession as …

Markets

Why you should put money into fixed-rate savings now

Wholesale interest rates have fallen dramatically this year, and fixed savings rates are likely to follow suit imminently<p>Isa and fixed-term savings rates may not look appealing right now, but they are likely to fall further following significant declines in wholesale interest rates this month.<p>This …

A key US economic indicator is on an ugly streak that has never occurred outside a recession

There has been increasing focus on the US economy's probability of heading into a recession.<p>According to John Hussman of Hussman Funds, it's not just probable; it's nearly guaranteed.<p>"Since October, the economic evidence has shifted from supporting a growing risk of recession, to a guarded …

Stock Markets

Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure

One of digital currency Bitcoin’s long-time supporters and developers has decided to walk away from it. His reason: Bitcoin has failed.<p>Mike Hearn, …