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14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating

New to meditating? It can be confusing. Not new to meditating? It can still be confusing.<p>The practice of meditation is said to have been around for thousands of years -- and yet, in the last few, especially in America, it seems that everyone knows at least one person who has taken on the ancient …

Meditation

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Back-to-School Recipes!

Here are some of my favorite recipes for this incredibly busy time of year, whether you’re looking for kid-friendly breakfasts, lunchbox treats, or …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

On July 16, 2001, <b>Elmore Leonard</b> (October 11, 1925–August 20, 2013) made his timeless contribution to the meta-literary canon in a short piece for <i>The New York Times</i>, outlining his ten rules of writing. The essay, which inspired the <i>Guardian</i> series that gave us similar lists of writing rules by Zadie …

No better way to welcome the weekend than this: How to be an explorer of the world: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/24/how-to-be-an-explorer-of-the-world-keri-smith/

Drinking Arsenic-Laced Water Is Like Smoking For Decades, Study Finds

Groundwater in many countries, including the U.S., has naturally high levels of arsenic.<p>Drinking water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic harms the lungs as much as decades of smoking, a new study has found.<p>Arsenic is a notoriously poisonous element that occurs naturally in the Earth's …

Newly Discovered Carnivore Looks Like Teddy Bear

In "incredibly rare" find, scientists discover animal in Andean cloud forests.<p><b>A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says.</b><p>The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature, called an olinguito, didn't make …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

The Brain

Use Beach Glass as an Awesome Medium for Photo Transfers

One of our popular posts back in 2011 was a quick video tutorial on how you can use Mod Podge to transfer photographs onto blocks of wood (we also …

So You Want To Be a Writer: Bukowski Debunks the “Tortured Genius” Myth of Creativity

Why do writers — great writers — write? We’ve heard from George Orwell, Joan Didion, and Susan Sontag. But one of the most poignant answers comes from a somewhat unlikely source: <b>Charles Bukowski</b> (August 16, 1920–March 9, 1994) — he both cynical and soulful, and always unapologetically …

(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

Download 100 Free Online Philosophy Courses & Start Living the Examined Life

The Philosophy section of our big Free Online Courses collection just went through another update, and it now features 100 courses. Enough to give …

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

Helen Keller on Optimism

Decades before the dawn of the positive psychology movement and a century before what neuroscience has taught us about the benefits of optimism, <b>Helen Keller</b> (June 27, 1880–June 1, 1968) — the remarkable woman who grew up without sight and hearing until, with the help of her teacher Annie Sullivan, …

Brainpower: Sharpen Your Mind

7 mind-boosting tips to boost your brainpower and memory and sharpen your mind<p>Of all the things you've got on your mind — work, bills, that weird, new stain on the kitchen floor — your mind probably isn't one of them. But now that you've started blanking on your own cell phone number and freezing …

Let Go of Attachment: You Can Be Happy Even if Things Change

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>A wise old soul once told me that I needed to practice …

Positive Thinking

Soma : The Elixir of Immortality

<b>We have drunk of the soma; we have become immortal, we have seen the light; we have found the Gods…</b><p><b>Rig Veda 8.48.3</b><p><b>The search</b> for the elixir of life, …

Simple Springtime Dishes

3 Quick Daily Moves That Secretly Tone Your Abs

Didn't have time to get to the gym today? Not a problem—you can still give your abs a solid workout doing the activities you do every day, anyway. (So now there's truly no excuses! Oh, well.)<p><b>While driving, busing, or subway-ing to work:</b> the perfect time for isometric contractions—if <i>not</i> traffic. …

What's Happening Inside?

www.kristinbairokeefee.com<p>When aiming for success, people spend many years building up the externals of their lives. As a result, they generally meet …