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The Mindfulness Business

In his 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. The Protestants stressed rational calculation and self-restraint. The Buddhists stress the importance...
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Five Keys to Living In Balance

Transform and Heal Yourself, Your Life, and the Planet with these five keys to living in balance from Deepak Chopra. 1. Know that the world “out there” reflects your reality “in here.” The people you react to most strongly, whether with love or hate, are projections of your inner world....
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Positive Psychology and Happiness 101

There is a distinction between feeling good, which according to positive psychologists only creates a hunger for more pleasure, and doing good, which can lead to lasting happiness. Positive psychology brings the same attention to positive emotions (happiness, pleasure, well-being) that clinical psychology has always paid to the negative ones (depression,...
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Transforming America’s School Meals

Trying to improve kid’s diets is tough. But California-based Revolution Foods – a company started by two moms – is looking to transform the way America eats by providing healthy and affordable meals to all school children. Nutrition is at the heart of the meals they offer, and so far...
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App turns bicycle into electric-hybrid vehicle

A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone. The combination of power from the Copenhagen Wheel and the cyclist’s energy can make an average biker move “almost like a Tour-de-France-level athlete in your daily commute,”...
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