This Thanksgiving special features animated vignettes reflecting how we can learn so much about the people all around us—even about the people we already know—just by taking the time to have a conversation.

StarTribune speaks with Janice Marturano, founder of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, about her pioneering work at General Mills and looks at other companies offering meditation at work. 

A recent news report looks at how mindfulness is making its way into politics, education, and business as well as new research on how mindfulness can help reduce stress. 

The Holistic Life Foundation, which offers after-school yoga and mindfulness programs, is raising money to start their Mindful Moment program at Patterson High School. Check out their indiegogo campaign

Teens do it. Businesspeople do it. Why can't we get away from our screens? The Independent looks at how mindfulness can help. 

Mindfulness is making its way to U.K. parliament. Already, over 50 MPs and peers have gone through an 8-week mindfulness course and more are expected to participate in February. 

A documentary about a middle school mindfulness program in San Francisco will air on the PBS World Channel tonight. 

Slate talks to James Doty, founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University about Stanford's investment in altruism research. 

The Harvard Business Review takes on difficult thoughts in the office, and suggests four mindful tips for getting unhooked from unsavory emotions. 

The University of Virginia launched the website for its new Contemplative Sciences Center.