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Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness: From the Monastery to Modern Medical Practice
Mindfulness meditation originated in Buddhist tradition, but the secular application of mindfulness practices in the United States has grown exponentially in recent years. Clinicians and researchers have conducted hundreds of studies assessing the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness — the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and … Continue reading "Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness: From the Monastery to Modern Medical Practice"
How A Love of Fiction Inspired NPR Journalist Ari Shapiro
Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR’ All Things Considered, charmed a book-loving audience at UC San Diego with tales of how his English classes at Yale set him up for a fascinating career of storytelling in journalism. He recounts his early days as an intern at NPR and traces the steps that took him from Washington … Continue reading "How A Love of Fiction Inspired NPR Journalist Ari Shapiro"
The Big Impact of a Little Shrimp
Despite their importance to reef communities and distribution throughout much of the world’s warmer oceans, little is known about the mantis shrimp, a solitary ambush predator. However, with a fossil record dating back some 400 million years, the history of the mantis shrimp helps researchers understand the evolution of some of their more intriguing features. … Continue reading "The Big Impact of a Little Shrimp"
Food: Too Good to Waste
Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to imperfect produce. In the United States food waste is at an all-time high. More than 40 percent of all edible food is tossed out each year and half of that is fresh but slightly imperfect produce. On top … Continue reading "Food: Too Good to Waste"
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