Long Haul

Neither the book nor the in-flight movies are holding your attention. You're sick of playing solitaire on your laptop. Now's the perfect time, then, to try meditating. You don't need to adopt the lotus position—just put on the eye mask, pull up the blanket and empty your mind. Whether you manage five minutes or 50, a session of contemplation will help reduce stress and get you to your destination in a better mood. Everyone else will think you're snoozing but you're actually meditating on these selected insights from Eastern spiritual sources, past and present. (And if all else fails, you could...

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