Rick’s Picks: Wealth Inequality in America

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think…

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Rewiring Your Brain: An Article from Jennifer Forsberg Meyer

The Rural Life / By Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Rewiring Your Brain Sometimes things intersect in a way that makes you sit up and take notice. This happened to me recently. It started with some spectacular nature programs—the BBC series available on Netflix. My husband and I love them,…

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QUIZ: How Self-Worthy Are You?

A lot of people know intellectually that they have good qualities – but deep down they don’t feel that good about themselves, often with related feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, being “less than,” exclusion, harsh self-criticism, unloveability, and shame. Find out how you’re doing in these…

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QUIZ: How Self-Worthy Are You?

A lot of people know intellectually that they have good qualities – but deep down they don’t feel that good about themselves, often with related feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, being “less than,” exclusion, harsh self-criticism, unloveability, and shame. Find out how you’re doing in these…

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Rick’s Picks: I Took The Dalai Lama To A Ski Resort And He Told Me The Meaning Of Life

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Douglas Preston writes for slate.com about his ski trip with the Dalai Lama: As we finished, a young waitress with tangled, dirty-blond hair and a beaded headband began clearing our table. She…

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Aspiration: An Interview with Dan Siegel

“Life is always unfolding, you’re always in an emerging process… only junk can really make you feel stagnat or chaotic, and the beautiful thing about being a human being is you have a choice. With awareness, you can use liberate yourself and free yourself to…

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Rick’s Picks: Inside an Orbital Laboratory

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours…

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Tune Into Others

What Are They Feeling? The Practice: Tune into others. Why? Imagine a world in which people interacted with each other like ants or fish. Imagine a day at work like this, or in your family, aware of the surface behavior of the people around you…

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QUIZ: Are You Too Afraid?

Fear serves important functions, alerting us to threats and guiding our responses. However, when we cling to, or have too much fear, we suffer unnecessary stress and fatigue, and often avoid opportunities and relationships that could contribute to our happiness and satisfaction. Find out if…

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QUIZ: Are You Too Afraid?

Fear serves important functions, alerting us to threats and guiding our responses. However, when we cling to, or have too much fear, we suffer unnecessary stress and fatigue, and often avoid opportunities and relationships that could contribute to our happiness and satisfaction. Find out if you have too much fear with this short quiz from

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