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Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.

15 Writing Quotes to Challenge and Inspire

Karen Dionne | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

Many writers would drool at the idea of spending a week at a writers retreat on a private Bahamian island, but not every writer is in a position to invest the time and money to attend.

How A Retreat Led This Man To Find His Life's Purpose (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes beating stress and burnout requires getting totally out of your present surroundings -- and finding peace somewhere far from the concerns of...

10 Cool Nature Retreats With Unbelievable Views

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?

Silence Not Equal to Death

prataap patrose | Posted 06.30.2014 | GPS for the Soul
prataap patrose

Silence has allowed me to be present to death. Allowing death to be present in my life, gives me the perspective to be mindful of the present.

'Behind Every Successful Woman Is Herself'

Narkis Alon | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Narkis Alon

Although I strongly believe each person is responsible for his own happiness, saying the gender gap doesn't exist is just ignoring reality. People that didn't experience gender-gap before, can never understand what it means.

Watch: From Tragedy to Best-Selling Author, Dan Millman

Sura | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Dan Millman was 20 years old, at the peak of his gymnastics career, when he shattered his right leg in a motorcycle accident. A competitive gymnast at...

A Writer's Dream In San Miguel

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

For the past nine years, Susan has invited great writers to come read from their books and share their process of writing -- novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, screenwriters and playwrights, literary journal editors as well as agents and social media wizards.

Turn Your Emotional Escapes Into Healthy Habits

Nicole Glassman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Life is not always a crystal clear day with a sunny horizon. Part of the beauty is the struggle -- how we face it, learn from it and evolve. The question is: How do we cope in the interim?

When It Is Time to Reinvent Ourselves

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Reinventing ourselves is absorbing life's heart essence. It is heart essence which frees our awareness from disappointment, giving real freedom. It is our source of inspiration. The presence within us is giving the true joy which makes life worth living.

Stunning Modernist Mountain Escapes

Departures Magazine | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Traditionally, the high-altitude aesthetic of mountain resorts has centered on knotty-pine-wood paneling, oversized stone fireplaces, mounted antlers ...

Best Places to Unplug (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The phrase "digital detox" was added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online in August 2013 along with, interestingly enough, the term FOMO, or the fear of ...

Flexible Cuisine With Elena Brower

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Recently, after a trip from a New York City Persian restaurant Elena realized she had she could use to make a delicious and healthy meal for four.

8 Awesome Wellness Retreats You Didn't Know About

Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

Looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle and finally take some “me” time, but don’t know where to start? Of course, you can begin ...

Going Home: Mother and Daughter on Retreat

Anne Biging | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Biging

Here I was, on a retreat with my daughter, trying to grasp what just happened. I had lost my mother. Although it was expected for a long time, it is quite a big thing when it really happens. In that moment the world changes and things will never be the same.

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

To be smart and safe in yoga, we need to consider postural alignment and natural joint function, rather than blindly following a list of "must-do" traditional poses and boot camp challenges.

Akiko's Zen Prayers: Hakalau

Dawn Morais | Posted 12.07.2013 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle ...

Vipassana: Makes Life Practically So Much Easier

Narkis Alon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Narkis Alon

Once you become established in the technique, you can practice being the master of your own life -- you get to choose how to react to your body sensations. And this has a benefit not only when you are sitting calmly on the beach, but also when you are in a stressful situation.

A Hut by the Lake

Samantha Hiew | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Samantha Hiew

We arrived in the rain. As the taxi took us down a winding country road, the driver said 'I'm from London, where you can be quite anonymous. But over here, everyone knows each other.' Even in the rain, the last rays of sun casted a soft blue hue against a row of trees in the woodland.

The Reason Why We Meditate: Wow!

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Every time we sit, we are becoming anchors for the truth of wow in the world. And who can say that their world and the world in general cannot use some wow to relieve all suffering?

So, Did Melissa Cheat?

Sydney Levin | Posted 08.19.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Teresa informs Kim D. that she's in a "good place" with Melissa, and that the night will go well. Hot damn, that girl has an incredible talent for foreshadowing in bad eyeshadow.

The Surgery That Nobody Supports

Sydney Levin | Posted 08.12.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jacqueline is obsessed with changing her body, but has no regard for her overall well-being. If anything needs to be cut out of poor Jacqueline, it's not excess skin: It's the darkness and pain that has taken over her mind and clouded her vision.

A Letter to CBS and TWC

Lynn Isenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Lynn Isenberg

Just how much is CBS asking Time Warner Cable to pay them to carry their programming? Just how much does TWC already pay? TWC makes money off of monthly subscription fees. CBS makes money off of TWC for a portion of those fees, plus advertising fees.

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part Two

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

The 'Housewives' Have Never Done This Before

Sydney Levin | Posted 07.28.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

The speed at which these women are moving to fix things could break your neck ... or at least dislodge your extensions. Is any of this genuine, and how will they feel when their drunken promises fade into awkward hangovers?