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The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life. "Why have you...

Sherry Turkle On How Technology Can Impact Human Connection

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living

When it came to figuring out the immense power technology can have on our everyday life, Sherry Turkle was way ahead of the curve. The MIT professor a...

How This Monk-Turned-Entrepreneur Brought Meditation To The Masses

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living

Andy Puddicombe isn't your typical monk. The British entrepreneur spent years in silent retreat in the Himalayas and was formally ordained as a Buddh...

How Sheri Salata, Oprah's Longtime Producer, Built Her Dream Company

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Sheri Salata has been working for Oprah Winfrey for more than two decades, so she knows for a fact that the media mogul's famous slogan, "Live your be...

The 2 Near-Death Experiences That Changed Mark Bertolini Forever

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

Before Mark Bertolini became the chief executive of the country's biggest health insurer, before he was celebrated by business publications for being ...

How Personal Tragedy Turned One Executive Into A Mindful Leader

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business

Janice Marturano had been working as a vice president for General Mills for nearly two decades when she hit the most difficult period of her life and ...

Dan Harris: Daily Meditation 'Will Change Your Life'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living

It's a familiar refrain: "I wish I could meditate, I know it's good for you, but my mind is just too busy." ABC News anchor Dan Harris has something t...

Soledad O'Brien Nails The Absurdity Of 'Work/Life Balance'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien has all the traditional trappings of success: She's an award-winning journalist, founder of her own company a...

Why Russell Simmons Defines Success As Finding Stillness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Before he was an outspoken advocate of meditation, yoga and veganism, Russell Simmons was one of the founding fathers of hip hop -- a music-industry m...

At 101, Japan’s First Female Photojournalist Reflects On Her Career

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

Tsuneko Sasamoto was born in Tokyo in 1914. As the country’s first female photojournalist, Sasamoto documented life in Japan both during and after W...

Are Mormons Christians?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.19.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Perhaps what a lot of Christians mean when they say that Mormons don't count as Christians is that they don't like our version of Christianity. Perhaps what they mean is that they think we make them look bad with our wild and sweeping ideas.

Old Courthouse, Warren County - Vicksburg, Mississippi: A Place Not to Be Missed

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Traveling on a steamboat in the 21st century is not only unique but allows you to relive an era long past that was filled with beauty and strife. My recent journey on the American Queen Steamboat was such a trip.

An Iranian-American 'Pioneer' Celebrates 50 years in America

David Shams | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
David Shams

On Feb. 7, Beatles lovers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's arrival in America. While I like the Beatles, my siblings and I will be celebrating a different 50th anniversary: The arrival of our father in the United States.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

How The West Was Won: 'First 85' Family Reunion Celebrates Black Pioneers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Black Voices

Histories of the Civil War and the mid-19th century mineral rush abound. But what happened shortly thereafter, when newly freed African Americans soug...

Donner Party: Did They or Didn't They?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gabrielle Burton

Of the 81 pioneers trapped in the mountains, a little over half survived. Even if it were provable that no one turned to cannibalism, why do people today care so much whether they did or didn't?

Aspen Trees in the Breeze

Brigitte Mars | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brigitte Mars

As we move into this season of glorious golden aspen trees, we might wonder about the history, lore and uses of this plant, beautiful enough to cause one to take a long drive into the Colorado mountains to be amazed.

12 Months of Great Reads

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth C. Davis

Here are my twelve: Each book celebrates the birth month of an author, a holiday or some other event connected to that month.