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Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

Not long ago I was accused of something I hadn’t realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New …

Meditation

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat-Loss Pyramid Shows What's Most Important

Experts used to tell us to do hours of cardio to lose weight, but now fitness trainers agree that cardio isn't necessary, and the hunger caused by strenuous cardio could actually cause weight gain. This is great news if you despise cardio, because the pyramid above designed by NASM-certified …

Muscle

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

If you have all of these 13 traits, you're a rare person with true integrity

Integrity is one of the most character-defining attributes a person can have.<p>It defines who you are and what you stand up for, and whether or not you …

11 incredible habits of Buddhist Monks (#7 is brilliant)

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Meditation

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

Easy Grease-Cleaning Hacks

These yoga moves pretty much feel like a massage

In the same way that you can do less and get more out of your yoga class, so too, can you master moves on your mat that feel like a massage.<p>I repeat: …

Yoga

21 profound rules of life by an ancient Japanese Buddhist master that will change your life

Do you have a personal manual of life principles to live by? What adages do you use to guide you in your everyday living?<p>Today, we’d like to share a …

Meditation

The Secret To Sound Sleep You Can Purchase For Under $40

It's too good to be true.<p>My elaborate sleep structure requires that conditions are perfect: There are silk, eyelash extension-safe eye masks …

Acupressure

Harvard doctors say this neglected move is a better way to get strong abs than sit-ups

Sit-ups are so 2017.<p>If you're looking to tone your entire core and work your way to six-pack abs, the plank is the one move you should nail, the physicians at Harvard Medical School say. So the next time you get ready to roll out a yoga mat and lie on your back, take the reverse approach and hold …

Workouts

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …

Motivation

This old-school fitness accessory is a lowkey butt-toning MVP

When it comes to exercise equipment, I’m fully aware that ankle weights might not be the <i>sexiest</i> option available. There are people hanging …

Muscle

Meditation Apps Summer 2018

The three apps described below offer a combination of levity and seriousness that belongs to any healthy meditation practice. With its …

Apps

Can Sensory Deprivation Tanks Help Your Practice? An Unscientific Experiment.

The use of sensory deprivation tanks, or flotation tanks, has grown more popular in recent years. The tanks are filled with a concentrated solution …

Meditation

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

Meditation

These 10 life lessons from Albert Einstein will blow your mind wide open

Everyone is familiar with the work of Albert Einstein, and he has long been regarded as one of the greatest scientists in recorded history.<p>While his …

5 Easy Ways To Practice Mindfulness In Your Everyday Routine, According To Experts

When you think of mindfulness, I'm willing to bet some of the images that immediately pop into your mind include yoga mats, people humming "om," and …

Mindfulness

To My Children: I Should Have Told You This Sooner

As I wait for the phone to ring, I need to tell you something.<p>I should have done it sooner. Not because a regular scan and then a specialized scan …

Parenting

I Meditated In Virtual Reality & It Literally Took Me To Another Place

For me, meditation is like power-walking. I usually put a lot of work into preparing myself, mind and body, for both, but though I start out excited, …

Virtual Reality

3 Ways Yoga Benefits Your Brain

We’ve long known that yoga offers a host of physical benefits, including increased flexibility, a healthier weight, and possibly even stronger bones. …

Yoga

Rx Meditation: Headspace's New Prescription Strategy Could Change the Way We All Meditate

Picture this: you have chronic lower back pain, but getting hooked on painkillers is not an option. Still, the discomfort is bad enough to interfere …

Meditation

10 Yoga Poses For Sore Muscles That Feel Sensational When Your Body's Craving Relief

Just about every single person I know who works out is familiar with the feeling of being so unbelievably sore after a trip to the gym that the mere …

Yoga

Jillian Michaels Shows Us How to Get Sexy Abs With This 4-Move Workout

Jillian "Motha F*ckn" Michaels does not play when it comes to working out. Whether you are looking to strengthen and tone your back or want a leg workout that will have you sore for days, she's got you covered.<p>Jillian knows exactly what the people want and shared an intense ab workout that will …

Workouts

31 Taco Recipes That Prove You Can Eat Tacos For a Month Without Getting Bored

"Don't you ever get bored of eating tacos? You eat them every day." If this is something you have heard and promptly answered with a big resounding no, then this "challenge" is just for you. Straight ahead you'll find a month-worth of taco recipes — chicken, steak, pork, fish, and vegetarian — that …

Cooking

Here are 15 scientific reasons a freezing, cold shower every day will change your life

For most of us, cold showers feel like an icy hell.<p>At the end of the day, you don’t think about jumping into a cold shower unless you have been …

5 Keto Cocktail Recipes to Sip When You're on a Low-Carb Diet

The ketogenic diet—often referred to simply as "keto"—is, hands down, the buzziest diet of 2018. Nutritionist Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, predicted that …

Low-carb Diet

Recipe: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're hankering for a classic steak and potatoes dinner, this one-skillet dish fits the bill perfectly. What makes it extra special is the …

Recipes

Our Most Gorgeous Fall Cakes

Impress friends and family by bringing one of these gorgeous cake recipes to your next shindig. Made with seasonal ingredients like maple, …

Dessert

5 Yoga Moves That Will Wake You Up More Than a Cup of Coffee

Stop hitting the snooze button, and do these powerhouse poses instead.<p>Some people hesitate to do yoga because they don’t think they’ll break a sweat. But anyone who’s ever gone to a power Vinyasa or Bikram class or finally mastered the Crow pose knows that the right kind of yoga can make you sweat …

Yoga