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Little-Known Creatures May Point Way To Big Medical Advances

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic sea creatures called comb jellies may reshape how scientists view early evolution — as their genes suggest nature created...

The Benefits Of Yogic Breathing

Kripalu | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

This mind/body connection is central to yoga. Nowhere is this truer than with conscious breathing, which acts as a medicinal tool, increasing well-being and peace of mind.

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

The Gift of Presence: How to Be Here Now

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

By Jan Bruce The rush, the anxiety, the hectic pre-holiday mental storm has passed. And while it's nearly impossible to relax in the days leading up...

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

WATCH: 3D Printer Creates Human-Like Cells

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience A team of chemists has found a way to print 3D materia...

Weird Way Lyme Disease Outfoxes Immune System

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/22/2013 12:52 PM EDT on LiveScience The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitut...

Super-Old Fossils Reveal Ancient Creature's Strange 'Limbs'

Posted 02.28.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/27/2013 01:07 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists have unearthed extraordinarily preserved foss...

Thinking With Your Body

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

The neurons setting our heart racing, our skin to sweating, and our stomach churning, are draped in a network throughout the body cavity next to the organs they control, completely outside the brain and spinal cord.

Feed the Mouse

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

When you feel fed -- physically, emotionally, conceptually and even spiritually -- you naturally let go of longing, disappointment, frustration and craving. The hungry heart gets a full meal, goals are attained and the striving for them relaxes; one feels lifted by life as it is.

How To Relax At A Pitch Meeting

Sharon Jakubecy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business
Sharon Jakubecy

Here are 10 strategies to calm your nerves before you pitch your idea.

Media, My Cells, and My Stories

Dr. Gino Yu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gino Yu

From the perspective of most cells in your body, experiencing the sight of a charging lion, and the experience of reading the latest shocking headline on the front page of the Huffington Post, seem very similar if not identical.