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Expanded Role for Schools Needed to Respond to Realities of Today's World
Expanded Role for Schools Needed to Respond to Realities of Today's World
Raising children in today's world is much more challenging than it was in the Fifties. Many parents, whether in intact…
A Complete Genius: Give Yourself a Reputation to Live Up To!
A Complete Genius: Give Yourself a Reputation to Live Up To!
by Alan Cohen. Perhaps early in life you adopted a thought about yourself that defined you as small, ugly, incapable,…
The Slow Unnatural Death of Our Personal Space
Deregulation brings us cramped airplane seats and increased TV ads. The skies and airwaves are commons owned by all of…
The Conversation: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being
The Conversation: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being
I met God in the basement of my house, which was a weird thing to happen to an atheist. I was a skeptic, and it would…
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The Arctic Sea’s CO2 Clean-up Role Is Being Diluted By The Melting Ice
New scientific research confirms that global warming is melting increasingly larger areas of Arctic sea ice − and…
NSA Loophole Allows Warrantless Search For US Citizens' Emails And Phone Calls
Another Shoe Drops: NSA Loophole Allows Warrantless Search For US Citizens' Emails And Phone Calls
Guardian Exclusive: Spy agency has secret backdoor permission to search databases for individual Americans'…
Acid Oceans Threaten Billion-dollar Oyster Business
Acid Oceans Threaten Billion-dollar Oyster Business
Scientists have identified the problem that commercial hatcheries must overcome to keep baby oysters alive in…
From Repression to Transcendence: Is There Life After Sex?
From Repression to Transcendence: Is There Life After Sex?
You exist as a sexual being. Once you accept it, the conflict that has been created down through the centuries…
Which SmartPhone Is Most Vulnerable To Malware?
Which SmartPhone Is Most Vulnerable To Malware?
As each new computer virus attack or vulnerability comes to light, millions instinctively check their computer to see…
Healing the Past & Learning from the Future
Healing the Past & Learning from the Future
Daily dedication and a willingness to heal our past will automatically move us forward on the spiral path of…
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Lively Work
Our calling, according to theologian Frederick Buechner, is the place where "our deep gladness and the world's deep…
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A Pledge that Promises to Keep Seeds Free For All to Use
For years, many of us have kept an eye out for organic and pesticide free vendors at our local farmers markets. Thanks…
Four Meditations to Activate Your Chakras & Inner Wisdom
Four Meditations to Activate Your Chakras & Inner Wisdom
To help us embrace mystifying messages that flow through our own inner wisdom and the divine mystery, the following…
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Top Five Things You Can Do To Keep Your Heart Healthy
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the catch-all term for diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels – including heart…
Reagan, Billionaires and Privatization
Reagan, Billionaires and Privatization
In this clip from his radio show, Thom Hartmann gives a pretty good explanation why the American Dream is disappearing…
Law to Clean Up ‘Nuisances' Costs Innocent People Their Homes
Law to Clean Up Nuisances Costs Innocent People Their Homes
When Rochelle Bing bought her modest row home on a tattered block in North Philadelphia 10 years ago, she saw it as an…
Permafrost Melting At Alarming Rate
Permafrost Melting At Alarming Rate
Melting permafrost is one of those "wild cards" that might define a runaway climate tipping point. Permafrost is mainly…
Creativity Needs Connection with Others, article by Anne Paris
Creativity Needs Connection with Others
Through thousands of hours of psychotherapy with artists, I have found that most are quite familiar with the experience…
Feeling Tired? You Can Conquer Fatigue!
Feeling Tired? You Can Conquer Fatigue!
by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D. What is your fatigue trying to tell you right now, this very moment of your life?…
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Five Practices for Greater Mental Health
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Five Practices for Greater Mental Health
We are mortal, and a certain amount of deterioration is inevitable with age. Even so, the following Practices will…
Asking and Offering: The Art of Spiritual Trading
Asking and Offering: The Art of Spiritual Trading
by Christina Baldwin. As a spiritual practice, when we ask for what we need and offer each other what we can, we enter…
Neck Pain Nemesis: Six Travel Precautions to Avoid A Pain in the Neck
Neck Pain Nemesis: Six Travel Precautions to Avoid a Pain in the Neck
The neck is the forgotten area of the spine, especially during travel. And although many people have accepted neck…
Insurance Leaders Pack Climate Punch
Higher Insurance Costs As Industry Tackles Risks of a Warming World
The heavyweights of the global insurance industry, well aware of the risks posed to their finances by extreme weather…
A New Beginning: Doing Things Differently
A New Beginning: Doing Things Differently
What many people don’t realize is that in the journey of life we can head in only two directions: toward well-being and…
There Is No "Should" in Meditation
There Is No "Should" in Meditation
Many people have misconceptions about meditation and these can sabotage your ability to enjoy the benefits of it. The…
Can One Have A Perfect New Year?
How To Have A Perfect New Year
I wish you, and all of us, a perfect new year. Yes, perfect! Perhaps this definition of perfection will help clarify my…
Religion & Spirituality: Same or Different?
Religion & Spirituality: Same or Different?
by J. Donald Walters. Everyone in the world is on the spiritual path. By no means everyone, however, is aware of being…
Bridging East & West Religions and Beliefs
Bridging East & West Religions and Beliefs
All religion, whether Western or Eastern, forms a bridge between the absolute and the relative, between the apparently…
Is There a "Right" Religion? or Is There a Right Way to Behave?
Is There a "Right" Religion? or Is There a Right Way to Behave?
The God I believe in may not be the same God you believe in. And the person standing next to you may not believe in God…
Sowing and Reaping: If You're Sowing Weeds, Don't Expect Wheat
Sowing and Reaping: If You're Sowing Weeds, Don't Expect Wheat
Thoughts, words, and acts are seeds sown, and by the inviolable law of things, they produce the kind of life they…
Is Your Life Run by "Should"?
Is Your Life Run by "Should"?
The bummer about 'shoulds' is that when we are dominated by them, we are also dominated by the fear of being rejected…
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How To Find Yourself: Practicing Zazen
In Buddhist literature, the ox is likened to one's own True Nature. To Find yourself. the search for the ox is to…
How The Old Amazon May Explain The New
How The Old Amazon May Explain The New
How did the people who lived in the Amazon forest millennia ago manage to survive in harmony with their surroundings?…
The Dark Forces of Shadows, Fear & Chaos
The Dark Forces in Shadows, Fear & Chaos
by Ohky Simine Forest. Usually, a lack of proper spiritual education and moral guidance in a society is a powerful…
Overcoming Resistance -- in Daily Life and in Meditation
Overcoming Resistance -- in Daily Life and in Meditation
by Tulku Thondup. When we start to do something meaningful, excuses come up that prevent us from giving it our whole…
Being You: Being True to Self
Being You: Being True to Self
Be yourself. Just be yourself. Well, maybe this is not so easy. Does the thought of being yourself, speaking your…

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Progressive social movements spurred Holocaust consciousness by helping survivors tell their stories
in Social & Political by Arlene Stein, Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University
Auschwitz survivor Lea Novera lights a candle during a Holocaust memorial. Today, the…
Explainer: what is Chagas disease?
in Health & Wellness by Bradford S McGwire, Assistant Professor-Division of Infectious Diseases at The Ohio State University
A man undergoes “xenodiagnosis” for Chagas disease in the Argentine province of…
Psychologists are known for being liberal – but is that because they understand how people think?
in Social & Political by Elliot Berkman, Assistant Professor, Psychology at University of Oregon
It’s not that studying psychology made me a bleeding heart, but that studying psychology…
Researcher Controls Colleague’s Motions In 1st Human Brain-to-brain Interface
in Science & Technology by Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma
University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first…
the evidence for musical dyslexia
in Health & Wellness by Jennifer Mishra, Associate Professor, Music Education at University of Missouri-St. Louis
Music education in the western world often emphasizes musical literacy, the ability to…
House meddling with SEC to block disclosure of political contributions
in Economy by Jay Brown, Professor of Law at University of Denver
The House Committee on Appropriations recently adopted a budget for an assortment of…
the past still lives with us
in Social & Political by A D Carson, PhD student, Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design at Clemson University
The sun rises on Mother Emanuel Church June 20. As we stood in Charleston on Calhoun…
FIFA prosecution is worth it, even if the big fish get away
in Economy by John Affleck, Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Pennsylvania State University
The FBI’s net may fail to ensnare FIFA’s “teflon don,” but it could inspire others to…