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Overcoming the Biggest Pitfall of Mindfulness

Michael Taft | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Are you feeling stuck in your practice? Did meditation lead to big positive life changes early on, but now years later you're just sort of treading water with no sense of making progress? Mindfulness meditation is an extremely helpful and useful practice, but that doesn't mean that it's perfect, or that it has no pitfalls.

Yes... But How?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

What would you do if you knew how to interpret the readout of your lifelong conditioning? What would you change and, most importantly, how would you go forward into the world and embrace the unknown?

World Bank Chief: Countries Need To Prepare For Eurozone Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) - Developing nations must be ready for a severe global financial crisis should the euro zone fail to cope with its current...

Will & Kate Wedding Portrait Made Of Garbage

The Observer | Tom Lamont | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

Of all the cultural figures we approached to pay tribute to the royal wedding, Bob and Roberta Smith chose arguably the most abstract approach. The ea...

Dubai, Sex, and Rampant Generalizations

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

Dubai's pact with its residents is that the powers-that-be remain laissez faire in private matters as long as these don't spill over into the public domain.

The Heisenberg Effect of Televising Political Negotiations

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because I wanted as wide an audience as possible, I wrote this article the way I did. Because I know in advance that I'm "being observed," I changed my presentation. The same is true in politics.

Celebrating The Storytellers: 5 Articles About New Radicals

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Michelle and Tal offered me their cottage for a week this summer. Prime time on a northern lake. How could I say no? One morning I slipped down to th...

Karl Rove's Newsweek Contract Details Confirmed

Huffington Post/New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Karl Rove will be a member of the Newsweek family through 2009, the New York Observer's John Koblin has confirmed. Rove joined the Newsweek staff in ...