Meditation technique repairs the brain processes... →
anti-propaganda: ‘Research has shown that with as few as 11 hours of mindful meditation, the white matter of the brain that aspartame destroys, can begin to grow back. Research into the brain damage that aspartame causes, has revealed lesions to the nerve fibers known as white matter. This is due to the by-products created when aspartame is ingested, namely methanol and formaldehyde. The...
To live well, live secretly.– Descartes
In order to acquire discernment we should exercise our intelligence by...– Descartes Rules Rule 10
All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact: Be —...– Osho (via yogachocolatelove)
A backlash against high-stakes standardized testing is sweeping through U.S....– Parents protest surge in standardized testing | Reuters (via world-shaker)
Many of the benefits sought by living things are disproportionately available to...– Robert Axelrod and William Hamilton, The Evolution Of Cooperation (via stoweboyd)
Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humor? When you think...– Bill Watterson (via bunnywithfangs)
The smell of earth after rain
holymoleculesbatman: is called Petrichor, and it is caused by Geosmin. Geosmin is an organic compound with the formula C12H22O. It’s produced by several classes of microbes, including cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and actinobacteria (especially Streptomyces), and released when these microbes die. The human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as...
Man hitchhiking crosscountry for memoir titled ‘The Kindness of America’ shot on...– Andrew Sullivan’s Headline of the Day (via newsweek)
Your gut doesn’t stop there. It’s capable of screwing you over by causing you to...– Your Head or Your Gut: How to Know Which to Trust and When (via steph)
There’s a great Buddhist saying (echoed in virtually every religion) that pain...– What is Contemplative Computing? - Contemplative Computing (via steph)
just show up
crashinglybeautiful: 1. Show up. 2. Pay attention to what has heart and meaning for you. 3. Speak your truth without blame or judgment. 4. Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome. –Cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien‘s Four Fold Way, a set of simple standards that apply to working in the studio as well as living one’s life: With thanks to Slow Muse.
WHAT’S the difference between the billionaire media mogul Mark Zuckerberg and...– Wising Up to Facebook - NYTimes.com (via davehyndman)