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Revenge, 2018. Directed by Coralie Fargeat. Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, and Guillaume Bouchède. SYNOPSIS: …

11 Excellent Summer Reads for Your Book Club

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VisitPittsburgh Rolls Out New Marketing Campaign Focused on Local

Earlier this year, Pittsburgh was listed by the Travel Channel as one of the top 10 “All-American Vacations of 2014.” Now, VisitPittsburgh wants to …

How an On-Air Panic Attack Improved My Life

Shortly after seven on a sunny spring morning in 2004, I freaked out in front of five million people.<p>I was filling in on "Good Morning America," …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

Video: New York City’s Top 5 Summer Experiences

When summer hits New York City, it's time to get out and enjoy all the best this bustling metropolis has to offer. Whether you're planning to visit …

Mind over cancer: can meditation aid recovery?

Cancer leaves many scars. For survivors, the wounds that run deepest are often those left on the mind. Fear, anxiety and depression are common during recovery. But instead of popping a pill, could practising a few minutes of mindfulness a day be as effective as any drug?<p>While Buddhists have been …

Five Minutes A Day To Conquer The Fear of Public Speaking

A French monk said to be “The world’s happiest man” because of his abnormal capacity for joy once told me that he doesn’t get stage fright because he has eradicated “mental toxins.” Matthieu Ricard is also a strong advocate and teacher of meditation as a powerful tool to calm the mind. Ricard …

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

With his boyish features, severely parted hair, and perfect anchorman’s baritone, Dan Harris hardly comes off like a meditation guru. But the …

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Taming the Mind

<b>Dan Harris</b> is a co-anchor of <i>Nightline</i> and the weekend edition of <i>Good Morning America</i> on ABC News. He has reported from all over the world, covering …

Dan Harris's Panic Attack (and Discovery of Meditation)

One of the greatest things that we can do for our minds is give them a break. From our hectic schedules, the demands of our careers, and the demands …

Can compassion meditation make you '10 Percent Happier?'

Prof tackles tech distractions one student at a time

SEATTLE — A college course that starts with 15 minutes of doing absolutely nothing would seem like stiff competition for Basket Weaving 101 as a credit filler.<p>And yet for harried students in the throes of the tech age, that silent intro has proven to be the toughest part of professor David Levy's …

Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory

Mindfulness is selling millions of books and apps, it appears on the front cover of Time magazine, pops up in the Financial Times and is used by all kinds of people from corporate executives and nurses to sportsmen and primary school children. Once a poorly understood New Age fad, it has moved from …

Congressman Enlists NFL Players, Veterans To Bring Meditation To Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to selling his colleagues on the benefits of meditation, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is a patient man.<p>Only a handful of lawmakers come to his Quiet Caucus gatherings, which he's been holding weekly for nearly a year and a half as a way for members to ground themselves amid …

Why Do Jews Meditate? It's All in the Worrying!

Dan Harris already had a lot going for him: He’s co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” and “Good Morning America,” and a respected journalist. Now he’s …

Meditate Your Way to Better Decisions | Inc.com

Imagine you could make a great decision just by closing your eyes, clearing your head, and focusing on your breathing.<p>If the notion sounds appealing, it's worth trying it out. A new paper by researchers from INSEAD and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School finds that meditation …

Meditation

Research suggests that meditation may help U.S. military personnel cope with the stresses of combat more effectively. Now, UC San Diego researchers are looking at whether strengthening the mental muscle of Olympic athletes could confer a competitive edge in the world of sports, too.

Team photo with Martin Paulus on far left. Photos by Steven Hickman, UC San Diego<p>Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak …

Mindfulness

Don't Stop Thinking (A Mindfulness Meditation Tip)

Have you ever sat down to meditate, watched your thoughts whirling around your mind -- and felt like maybe you were meditating "wrong?" Well, guess what? You're not doing anything wrong. When thoughts arise during meditation, it's completely normal. Minds think. That's what they do. Thinking is <i>part</i> …

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your …

Nightline and Good Morning America Host Dan Harris Explains How to De-Stress

A new study flagged by <i>Pacific Standard</i> showed that mindfulness training reduced the prevalence of the stress hormone cortisol in a group of …

A Bazillionaire's Guide to Stress Relief

I'd like to start by making a confession: It's never been easy being me.<p>Managing billions of dollars of other people's money, and countless millions …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Oregon prison workers: 'Mindfulness' training calms even the most tightly wound

Confronted by a terrible decline in the physical and mental health of corrections officers, the Oregon Department of Corrections reached out to a …