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The Symposiums in Ancient Greece - Alexandra Symeonidou (19)
One of the fundamental expressions of social life of the ancient Greeks was the symposium that intended to strengthen the most refine feelings and ideals among the people as it is the friendship and partnership. It was of a very great importance so that big writers and philosophers as Aristotle wrote books about it, as the Ethical Nikomaheia.The symposium was a strong and organized institution in the Greek cities so that it was based on specific regulations and etiquette's. They were social meetings where free thoughts were exchanged in a free trend, in Athens and the Ionian cities while in the Dorian cities they had a simpler character.The symposiums started at night and laste...
Some meditation sparks better brain performance (14)
Whereas the Vajrayana style of Buddhist meditation produces an arousal response, the Theravada style produces a relaxation response. In particular, the research team found that Vajrayana meditation, which is associated with Tibetan Buddhism, can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance. Previous studies had defined meditation as a relaxation response and had attempted to categorize meditation as either involving focused or distributed attentional systems. Neither of these hypotheses received strong empirical support, and most of the studies focused on Theravada meditative practices. Four kinds of meditation Associate Professor Maria Kozhevnikov and D...
EPA Recognizes CH2M HILL Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users (12)
DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/24/14 -- CH2M HILL has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, committing to purchase renewable energy to supply its operations. This commitment supports CH2M HILL's belief that renewable power has an important role in the country's air quality, climate change impacts and energy security. In 2013, CH2M HILL purchased over 11 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, of which 8.5 million kWh were used for its U.S. operations. That's 17 percent of the firm's overall electricity use globally and domestically. CH2M HILL plans to substantially increase its green power purchases in the future as part of a commitment t...
Stop the solar system we want to get off (7)
Scientists at Harvard University have argued that Pluto is, in fact, a planet, after being downgraded to the status of 'minor planet' by the IAU in 2006. In a move that will have high school science teachers throughout the world worrying if they'll ...
How to find inner peace in the chaos of a city (6)
Secular mindfulness, Watt believes, holds the key to saving us from the purgatory of constant stress. Borrowing heavily from traditional Eastern religions, especially Buddhism, secular mindfulness involves a series of meditative breathing techniques ...
How the super rich spend their money (6)
According to a new study from Spectrem Group, Americans worth more than $25 million think of themselves as frugal but actually live large. More than half agreed with the statement that "saving and investing my money gives me greater satisfaction than ...
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