Zen

How Victoria's Secret Model Stella Maxwell Gets Zen

Well...sort of.<p>As they prep for the lingerie extravaganza of the year, Victoria's Secret models need to relax and find their zen in-between workouts and fittings. Here, Stella Maxwell took us through her meditation thoughts—and it's hilarious to say the least. Watch above, and see all the runway …

Fashion Modeling

Since 2010, sad songs have become less common all over the world

The conventional wisdom on plucking emotional strings musically is basically this: Major chords lift spirits and go with heartening lyrics, while minor chords are for darker tunes with moody language.<p>A new study published in the Royal Society of Open Science on Nov. 15 confirms this, to some …

Emotions

Top 10 Alan Watts Quotes you should Remember

Alan Watts is considered as the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West. He had an astonishing and an indescribable way …

Spirituality

The world according to Fritjof Capra

A 78-year-old physicist who is now Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, Fritjof Capra is best known for his first book, <i>The</i> …

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I’m Jewish and Buddhist. This Is How I Pray

As a Jubu (Jewish Buddhist), I give a lot of thought to how I want to celebrate Jewish holidays and pray. This year, I joined a synagogue for the …

Jewish Culture

Sugahara Night Carafe, Indigo - Dwell

This simple and elegant handmade carafe travels easily from tabletop to bedside. A modern design crafted through age-old Japanese techniques, it's timeless and versatile — just what we love in our everyday glassware. Made in Japan by Sugahara, a maker of glassware since 1932. Handwashing is …

São Paulo

The Key To Happiness Can Be Found In This Flowchart

Image: iStock<p>There are plenty of self-help books that promise to teach inner fulfilment and happiness. In reality, all you really need to do is …

Happiness

Jerry Brown's Climate Crusade: What A Nightmare For The Poor

This article is coauthored by investigative journalist <b>Katy Grimes</b> whose latest book is <b>California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?</b><p>~~<p>California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, went to Vatican to save the world by declaring Climate Change a moral imperative. Of course, many have questioned …

Opinion

Oriental philosophy shapes the works of American artist

LIKE many public spaces in Shanghai, Jing’an Sculpture Park on Beijing Road W. is filled with elderly women dancing in the mornings or evenings, and …

News (China)

11 signs you're going to be even more successful than you think

• Success isn't just about money, power, and fame. Personal fulfillment and making an impact count for something, too.<br>• We collected a series of …

Careers

Silent Yoga Might Just Be the Best Way to Get Your Zen On

New types of yoga classes are a dime a dozen, but a new trend dubbed "silent yoga" stands out. Imagine doing your vinyasa in a black-lit room or a …

Yoga

Savages’ Guitarist Gemma Thompson Embraces Her Experimental Side With Bashan

Gemma Thompson, perhaps best known for her work in British rock band Savages, is one of the most inventive guitarists of her generation. In …

Buddhism

Kung Fu Superstar Jet Li: How I’ll Bring Tai Chi to the Olympics

This Saturday will see the premiere of a new martial arts movie, “Gong Shou Dao.” With a run time of just 20 minutes, it certainly wasn’t made for …

Martial Arts

Seven Serene Japanese Gardens to Visit

A new Phaidon-published tome explores the storied history of horticulture in Japan<p>Sophie Walker, not content with simply being known as the young …

Gardening

Zen sickness: is meditation making you ill?

Breathe in, then breathe out," oozed the meditation instructor. Around me, cross-legged men and women were finding their inner peace in the softly lit studio, but I was struggling to join the blissed-out ranks. My deep inhalations and exhalations morphed into frantic pants, as a wave of impromptu …

Meditation

Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life

When the discussion warms up in Andrea Cote-Botero’s graduate seminar, English and Spanish flow freely, just as they do amid the afternoon foot traffic across the nearby Ciudad Juárez border. In the country’s only bilingual M.F.A. creative writing program, at the University of Texas at El Paso, …

News (U.S.)

Hamas' silence after Israel's Gaza tunnel strike shows its commitment to maintaining calm

Daily life in Gaza has become so oppressive, that Hamas needs to present the people with some kind of achievement

Israel

Zen Productivity: A Workshop to Help You Find Focus, Mindfulness & Organization

By Leo BabautaI’m really excited to start working live with all of you in a series of weekend workshops, and the first one is called Zen …

Happiness

How To Make Sure Your Divorce Stays As Amicable As Possible

<i>What steps can you take to ensure that your separation and divorce are as amicable as possible? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and</i> …

Divorce

The Athletic Mind: 7 Books That Explore Sports Through Philosophy

Simon Critchley’s books to date often grapple with questions of philosophy, human existence, and narrative experimentation. He’s read an abundance of books across a host of styles and genres, and is comfortable bringing in left-field references and making them work brilliantly. Critchley is also a …

Culture

5 Hidden Japanese Restaurants in NYC

While New York is seemingly overflowing with sushi, ramen, and other Japanese-styled restaurants, it still proves difficult to find truly authentic …

Japan

New Yorkers are trying to find Zen inside a roving van

As a general rule, New Yorkers aren’t keen to hop into strange vans parked in Times Square. But some are making an exception for mobile meditation …

Lifestyle

The Yahoo With the Microphone

Ranting in the rust belt with Donald Trump's perpetual-validation machine.<p>When the young Bismarck left St. Petersburg after his four-year stint at the Prussian embassy, he had the following verdict engraved on a ring: LA RUSSIE, C'EST LE NÉANT. Sterile, sclerotic, and fatally introverted, the …

Long-form Journalism

A Zen Lunch in China's Jiangsu Province

The Lingshan Juna Paramita Hotel in China’s Jiangsu province specializes in teaching people about the Zen way of life.

Buddhism

A Brazilian Home With a Touch of Japanese Zen

Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo residence is lined with rows of timber columns.<p>Laminated timber porticoes line the corridors in both wings. Along the perimeter of the house, the timber beams on the ceiling are supported by a metal frame that …

Buddhism

best of: friday finds.

simple is sometimes so calming, isn’t it? it’s such a complicated time in our country, so i guess i’m just drawn to the simple elegance in these …

Design

Intoku: Do Good Works in Secret.

{source} Intoku is a Japanese word that translates to<i> ‘Good done in secret’</i>.In Zen Buddhism, it’s often used to describe the act of doing unpopular …

Creativity

The Zen Priest Creating Social Change Through Meditation and Mindfulness

<i>Thrive Global and The Quaker Oats Company present The Fuel List—20 people changing the way we fuel our minds and bodies every day. These are the</i> …

Arianna Huffington

As Bethlehem's mayor, I ask: Why are U.S. Christians celebrating Israeli policies strangling Jesus' birthplace?

The language of Netanyahu and his cabinet increasingly references a Bible-citing and religious, rather than political, war against the Palestinians. …

Bethlehem

How To Fight Anxiety

Alan Watts, Mark Manson & Louis C.K. on The Backwards Law<p>We spend all of our waking hours chasing goals. More money, more leisure, more everything. …

Happiness