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7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They came in every shape and material, from little plastic rectangles to rubber wristbands, novelty animals, and pens sporting a built-in USB-drive. We used to marvel at the data they contained, easily dragged and dropped into a special icon. They were simple and …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

The Hasidic Question

THE BA’AL SHEM TOV, a charismatic folk healer, exorcist, clairvoyant, teacher, and mystical ecstatic who was said to have spoken to Satan and the …

Why it’s good to be full of emptiness

It doesn’t excuse immoral actions, but helps to see clearly what’s actually there<p>If you spend any amount of time reading books on Buddhism, or hanging out with Buddhists, you’re likely to encounter the mysterious idea known as the “doctrine of emptiness”. I’ve never understood it, yet always liked …

The Brain

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

15 Of The Best Places To Find Free Books Online

Want to get your eyes on MILLIONS of free books online?<p>I got you.<p>If you’ve been following along, you already know that you can find free audiobooks …

Books

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

Spirituality

Learn This Ancient Technique of Memorizing Practiced by Buddhist Monks

Since I started studying buddhist texts in a more thorough and general way I’ve been curious about the traditional methods of learning and pedagogics …

26 Insanely Useful iPhone Tips That You May Not Know About

There are so many features on the iPhone that I enjoy using such as 3D Touch, AirDrop, Night Shift, Widgets, and voicemail transcriptions. If you have been using an iPhone for a while, then you probably already know how to use most of the features. However, there are a number of features that are …

Apps

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Translated and Explained - Chapter 15

"Who can wait in stillness while the mud settles?"<p>Tao Te Ching - Chapter 15<p>The Taoist Classic by Lao Tzu<br>Translated and Explained<p>15<p>Ancient masters of …

Spirituality

5 dangerous myths about mindfulness that nearly everyone gets wrong

Mindfulness has been a hot topic over the past several years. Many scientific studies are showing remarkable benefits. It changes our brains, reduces …

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Translated and Explained - Chapter 1

"The Way that can be walked is not the eternal Way."<p>Tao Te Ching - Chapter 1<p>The Taoist Classic by Lao Tzu<br>Translated and Explained<p>1<p>The Way that can be …

First steps into Buddhist meditation

Home <b>›</b> Buddhist <b>›</b> Beginners <b>›</b> <b>First steps into Buddhist meditation</b><p><i>on</i> 5 July 2013 • ( 56 )<p><b>Awareness is the key</b>. But what does the word mean to you? To …

Abortion linked to mental health problems down the road, study finds

Washington D.C., Sep 3, 2016 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion during the late teen and early adult years raises a woman’s risk of mental health …

Some notes on Tantra, by Francesca Fremantle

Home <b>›</b> Buddhism <b>›</b> <b>Some notes on Tantra, by Francesca Fremantle</b><p><i>on</i> 29 October 2013 • ( 0 )<p>These Questions and Answers came after Francesca’s talk Tantric …

Five Easy Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners

Pao L. Chang, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Meditation is an energy healing art that has great health benefits, but it is often overlooked by most people. Many …

Most Distant Supernova May Shed Light on Dark Energy

UDS10Wil is ten billion light-years from Earth.<p><b>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spied a supernova ten billion light-years from Earth—the most distant stellar explosion of its kind ever detected, a new study says. (See "Biggest Star Explosion Seen; Was Rare, 'Clean' Death.")</b><p>The faint, near-infrared …