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Anyone who sees meditation as a hippy-dippy endeavor has found his or her view increasingly challenged by science in recent years.

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Money Magazine: Beat stress for lessupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 16:34:00

This year the end of the holidays probably didn't bring the usual stress relief; there are still worries about unemployment, a flailing housing market, and a volatile stock market, all of which may be taking a toll on your health.

Destress your life in 10 easy stepsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 07:14:00

The gloomy days of January can be the most miserable and stressful of the year, but it doesn't have to be this way. If you follow this ten step guide to destressing your life, then the next few weeks just might become the most serene and fulfilling ones of the year.

Can mindfulness curb overeating?updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:40:00

Supersized portions and high-calorie dishes in restaurants are often blamed for contributing to America's obesity epidemic, and for good reason. People tend to carry more body fat if they eat out frequently, and they tend to consume more calories and fat in restaurants than they do when eating at home, studies suggest.

Mom-child relationship tied to weight?updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:40:00

The mother-child relationship is vital. But now researchers say that connection may be directly linked to child obesity.

Alternative treatment promoted for soldiers suffering from PTSDupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 18:07:00

Celebrities and a medical researcher want to convince the Defense Department this week that meditation could help the increasing number of military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress.

In pain? Try meditationupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 17:53:00

You don't have to be a Buddhist monk to experience the health benefits of meditation. According to a new study, even a brief crash course in meditative techniques can sharply reduce a person's sensitivity to pain.

From stressed-out cop to Buddhist teacherupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 09:02:00

When a former police captain stumbled on spirituality, she discovered a different way to serve and protect.

5 festive alternative ways to ring in 2011updated: Mon Dec 27 2010 08:08:00

It's New Year's Eve, and you're parked in front of your television with a bottle of stale champagne, watching the ball drop ... again. Wouldn't you rather be cruising the open seas or riding a roller coaster?

People.com: Los Angeles, Beware: Russell Brand Meditates While Drivingupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 09:29:00

"I'm flowing down the freeways," the British actor and comedian tells PEOPLE of his unconventional approach behind the wheel

Can mindfulness help manage pain and mental illness?updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 12:18:00

In the German night sky, there were hundreds of parachutes falling in a routine army training exercise.

Zen at your deskupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 12:18:00

Dr. Charles Raison helps you escape the office. All you need is a chair and five minutes for meditation.

FSB: Subsidizing inner peaceupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 11:19:00

Fashion isn't an industry typically known for its commitment to selflessness (or, for that matter, sitting quietly). But for more than 20 years, Jacalyn Bennett has been building a booming lingerie business on the unlikely principles of spirituality, benevolence and meditation.

Prison inmates go Zen to deal with lifeupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 11:17:00

In his darkest moment, Kenneth Brown lost it all. His wife and kids, the housebroken dog, the vacation home on Cape Cod all vanished when he was sent to prison for an arson in 1996.

'The Dhamma Brothers'updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 08:46:00

Preview a documentary about inmates that are learning to meditate.

Prison inmates go Zen to deal with life behind barsupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 08:46:00

In his darkest moment, Kenneth Brown lost it all. His wife and kids, the housebroken dog, the vacation home on Cape Cod all vanished when he was sent to prison for an arson in 1996.

Mindfulness training busts stressupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 11:39:00

"Just the facts" has always been Lillian Waugh's motto. A historian and former professor of women's studies at West Virginia University, Waugh is a stickler for facts and details. And because she was always the "go to" person at WVU, she was constantly in demand -- and busy.

How to handle work exercisesupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 11:39:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on exercises that can help you handle the pressure of work in today's Health Minute.

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