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Good Vibrations: A Buddhist Music Playlist

Music has long served as a bridge between the ordinary and the divine. And while the early vinaya [monastic code] required monks and nuns to abstain …

Meditation

The New Wave of Psychedelics in Buddhist Practice - Lion's Roar

Matteo Pistono takes a close look at how some Buddhist teachers are not only turning toward psychedelics in their practice but also making it a part …

Meditation

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

Medicare for All makes a lot of sense

<b>(CNN) —</b> The economics of Medicare for All championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders are actually quite straightforward. Under what advocates call "M4A," health care coverage would expand while total spending on health care -- by companies, individuals and the government -- would decline because of lower …

Health Care

Four of the biggest food companies band together to change food and farm policy

A year after the United States’ powerful food lobby began to implode, four of the world's largest food companies are launching an association of their own.<p>The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, unveiled Thursday by the U.S. divisions of Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever, says it will fight for …

Agriculture

Thai boys who were trapped in cave had a powerful survival tool

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a captivating image: a dozen pre-teen and teen boys trapped in a cave for 10 days, only to be found by rescuers mysteriously calm, composed ... perhaps even meditating.<p>It's uncanny to consider that their unspeakable misfortune (they would not actually get out of the cave for several …

Mindfulness

No Sun? Get a GoSun Fusion solar cooker and live better electrically.

<b>The GoSun Fusion probably won’t save the world, but the design thinking behind it might.</b><p>GoSun has been our GoTo solar cooler since we first tried …

The Thai soccer coach taught his team to meditate in the flooded cave — and it may have played a powerful role in keeping them alive

Stop. Breathe. Let everything go.<p>That approach appears to have been a technique used to help keep 12 boys and their soccer coach alive for more than two desolate weeks of being trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand.<p>All 12 boys and their coach were rescued this week by a team of Thai navy …

Meditation

Meditation kept the Thai boys trapped in a cave astonishingly calm

The Thai boys soccer team rescued from underground caves was helped in survival by meditation practices led by its coach - a former Buddhist …

American celebrating wedding anniversary killed in Mexico City

<b>An American woman has been fatally shot in Mexico City while on holiday with her husband to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.</b><p>Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, was leaving a restaurant on Saturday in an upmarket neighbourhood with her husband and friends when she was shot and killed.<p>Mexican officials …

Fobbed off: woman accidentally steals car for two weeks after key mix-up

Police in Canada are reminding drivers not to leave electronic key fobs sitting in unattended vehicles, after a woman in Ontario accidentally stole a car for two weeks having mistaken it for her rental car.<p>The woman rented a black Nissan Sentra in late June, according to police in Cornwall, a city …

Crime

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

Hitch Hotel has all the benefits of a trailer without the wheels

<b>Go car camping without having to relearn how to drive in reverse.</b><p>It’s summer, and people are on the road going camping. Some are pulling trailers or …

Yoga and meditation work better if you have a brain zap too

FIRST came yoga, then hot yoga, beer yoga, even goat yoga. Now we have e-yoga, the combination of brain stimulation with meditation, mindfulness and …

Japan’s World Cup team cleaned their own locker room and left a thank you note after losing to Belgium

Pure class.<p>Japan’s incredible run at the World Cup ended Tuesday after they were eliminated by Belgium in the Round of 16. The team was naturally heartbroken, but that didn’t stop them from doing what they thought was right.<p>This is Japan’s locker room after the game. It’s completely spotless, and …

Japan

How to think about… Consciousness

IT IS a concept so intrinsic to the fabric of our reality that starting to pick away at it leaves us feeling quite unravelled. “We can come closer to …

What to do about lonely older men? Put them to work.

Glenn Sears returned to his native Honolulu seven years ago to retire, but living in a condo on the 35th floor with his “perfect wife of 58 years,” he didn’t meet many people, and many of his old friends had either moved to the mainland or died. The 83-year-old former civil engineering professor …

Baltimore is mired in violent crime. Could part of the solution be found in reclaimed wood?

BALTIMORE – A federal agency more commonly associated with its Smokey Bear mascot and tips on preventing forest fires thinks it may have part of the solution in big cities' fight on crime: urban wood.<p>The U.S. Forest Service has quietly launched a “matchmaking” effort to connect non-profits …

Abandoned Buildings

Modern life has deprived us of mystical rites, epiphanies, and inward reflection. Could the key to regaining such missing illumination be psychedelics?

Modern life has deprived us of mystical rites, epiphanies, and inward reflection. Could the key to regaining such missing illumination be …

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Noticing the Gaps: The Fourth State of Consciousness

“<i>In the ancient spiritual philosophy of India, there’s a term called ‘turiya’ which refers to the fourth state of consciousness. The first state of</i> …

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

Trump thrives in areas that lack traditional news outlets

Relentless use of social media and partisan outlets helped him swamp Clinton and exceed Romney’s performance in places lacking trusted local news media.<p>President Donald Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media may be rooted in statistical reality: An extensive review of subscription data and …

Journalism

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …

Negativity is Like Second-Hand Smoke

Do you ever catch yourself paying more attention to negative feedback, than positive? When someone compliments you on a job well done, do you shrug …

Happiness

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Has Germany hit the jackpot of recycling? The jury's still out

Bottle and can return scheme, which UK hopes to emulate, is not a pure win for environment<p>At a drinks retailer on the outskirts of Hamburg, a father holds up his three-year-old son to help him push an empty plastic water bottle into a hole on a large grey machine.<p>With a whirring sound, the …

Recycling

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Diabetes