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Giving a Great Gift: Renunciation and the 5th Precept as a Practice in Generosity

9 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

When I teach meditation to beginners, I usually tell them that the act of closing our eyes is powerful, because we’re setting an intention to let go of the desire for constant stimulation, in an effort bring our attention inward and listen. Our joint purpose, of course, is to realize a deeper and more pervasive peace, one that always available. read more

Religion, the workplace and the Supreme Court

The federal Civil Rights Act bans discrimination in employment on the basis of religion, but it does more than that: Under the law, a company must accommodate the religious practices of workers unless doing so imposes an undue hardship on the conduct of its business. This week, the Supreme...

[Review] Strong Acting and Meaningful Characters Room in ‘Girl House’

Shockingly for some, unsurprising for others, reality TV is still going. Thankfully, it’s not all Big Brother-esque shows (since that would be aggravating to practically everyone). There are still plenty of those around, and with them come indie horror films that take the concept to a sinister level. You’d think that with the stinkers that […]

Watch Kyrie Irving Practice His ‘Acting’ Acceptance Speech In New Foot Locker Spot

4 days agoSports : With Leather

TheOscars wereonlastnight,andthebooYEYMerylStreepgavePatriciaArquette forher Oscaracceptancespeechwastheopppositeofourreactionto KyrieIrving’s“acting” acoupleofweeksago.IntheearlierFootLockerproject,Kyrieplayedadeadwitnesswith IceTinaLawandOrder“SVU”parodybeforeAll-StarWeekend.

The UK Government is secretly using an army of unpaid interns in its embassies

The UK government is using an army of unpaid interns in its overseas embassies, despite a professed clampdown on the practice, Business Insider has found. Data released under the Freedom of Information Act show that British Embassies...Show More Summary

Lyme-Illiterate

How can you tell whether a doctor has screwed up? You use other doctors as a measuring stick. That’s why our tort law defines medical malpractice as an act that “deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community.” Now the New York State Legislature wants to substitute its own judgment for that of medical scientists. Show More Summary

Is My Work “Medically Necessary”?

I was completing my predoctoral internship in clinical psychology in 2008 when the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act went into effect. As a graduate student, I’d spent four years seeing cases practically for free as part...Show More Summary

Fake vs. True Forgiveness

Undeniably, forgiving others for their wrongs to you has many practical, as well as spiritual, advantages. But the problem is that too often it takes place in the head, rather than the heart. Primarily an intellectual act, it doesn’t go nearly far enough. Rational, logical, and objective, it assumes—wrongly—that mental effort alone can talk the heart out of its feelings.

Yes, People Name Their Dogs After Academy Award Nominees

On Sunday night, the biggest names in Hollywood will be on display at the 87th Academy Awards. But some of the best names will be watching from their homes all across the (Golden?) globe. The practice of naming pets after famous actors...Show More Summary

How To Save Your Struggling Business With Personal Leadership Practices

Leaders perform best when aligned to a vision that inspires and motivates them to act.

The UK Foreign Office has saved millions using unpaid interns as embassy labour

The UK government is using an army of unpaid interns in its overseas embassies, despite a professed clampdown on the practice, Business Insider has found. Data released under the Freedom of Information Act show that British Embassies...Show More Summary

First Slice 2/13/15: Bill introduced to prevent discrimination of LGBT state employees

Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), Georgia's first openly gay lawmaker, and Rep. Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs) have introduced HB323, also known as the Fair Employment Practices Act. If passed, this bill would ban discrimination against state employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Fleksy Keyboard updated with hotkey shortcuts, case-sensitive layout, animations, valentine hearts and more

Fleksy has updated its popular custom keyboard app with a range of new features, mixing the practical and the fun. On the practical side, you can now add a row of seven customizable hotkeys that act as shortcuts for anything from an emoji or symbol to an email address. The functionality of the globe button is […]

Kanye West Actually Got Something Right at The Grammys

By now, you’re all probably more than aware that Kanye West pulled a Kanye West spoof at the Grammys and acted like he was going to go up and protest Beck’s big Grammy win over Beyonce, only to go sit back down. It was a big practical joke, guys! However, afterwards he really did pull [...]

LWT: Marketing to Doctors

Last Week Tonight talks about the shady practices of drug companies, such as sales representatives that regularly bring food to doctors, making false claims about their drugs and paying doctors to act as their mouthpiece to colleagu...

Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act

The Library of Parliament recently released an updated version of its legislative summary of Bill S-7, known as the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act:"Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee ProtectionShow More Summary

Kim Smiles Nervously as Kanye Delivers His Full Beck Rant to E! News

An amped up Kanye West gave a long rant about how Beck should have given his award to Beyoncé "to respect artistry," while Kim practiced acting happy in a post-Grammys interview with Kardashian parent company, E! Entertainment. Read more...

2 Helpful Practices for Easing into Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps us move out of autopilot, where we think thoughts, feel emotions and act on behaviors without any awareness — without even realizing we’re having these experiences. Without any awareness of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, we can get caught up in negative cycles. Our mind buzzes with anxious thoughts. We engage in habits […]

Listen: Marlene Dietrich plays musical saw (with bonus Star Trek theme)

4 weeks agoHumor : Boing Boing

Marlene Dietrich always wanted to be a classical musician. Since her cabaret act and film career left little time for her to do the required practice, she played the musical saw instead. Throughout World War II she wowed USO audiences with the novelty. Here she is playing "Aloha Oe" in 1944 with the comedic setup she did in her cabaret act. Read the rest

White House Recognizes Military2Maritime

Military2Maritime program recognized by White House for veteran hiring practices   As Congress considers the role the Jones Act and the American maritime

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