If you’re a fan of Ralph Smart of Infinite Waters Diving Deep, you should know that Ralph is a big fan of crystals. He wasn’t always, though. One day he walked into a mystical bookshop in Venice Beach, California and there was a huge, beautiful, powerful crystal. In that moment, everything shifted. Since then, Ralph has been a convert.
Holding a grudge against someone? Feeling hurt by someone’s words or actions? In this softly guided meditation by Marianne Williamson, slowly release all negative emotions and thoughts that are hurting you and keeping you from connecting with others. Bring in the spirit of God and forgive anyone who has hurt you today or in the past. As you forgive what was done in your heart, you’ll feel a peaceful calmness wash over you and heal you. You can use this heart opening guided meditation anytime you feel stuck in anger, pain or frustration as a healing way to release unwanted pain and suffering.
In the past, whenever life sent something painful my way, I would take refuge in my outer world—friends, bars, alcohol, sex, traveling. They all served as distractions because I was deeply afraid of looking inward. My inner world seemed too complex and dark to even touch.
At least a few members of the U.K. media are openly displeased with the fact that Russell Brand has been named #4 on Prospect Magazine’s list of “the 10 Top Thinkers of 2015.”
With nearly 3,000 votes cast, the results of Prospect’s world thinkers 2015 poll are now in. Voters came to the Prospect website in large numbers through Twitter and Facebook, and from many countries around the world. The top 10 of last year’s poll was dominated by thinkers—including the winner, economist and philosopher Amartya Sen—whose work focused on the social, political and environmental challenges posed by economic growth in the developing world.
You were not brought here to live a mediocre life. You were given this beautiful gift of life so that you can make the best of it.
Workers who spend too much time sitting down are being urged to move around more as sedentary lifestyles are likely to increase risks of many health problems. Even if an office employee is usually active, being chained to a desk for long hours is “one of the biggest challenges” in improving health as going to the gym doesn’t cancel out implications on the body and mind, according to experts.
2.3% of kids in Los Alamos public schools don’t get vaccinated. Their parents have received exemptions. That’s the highest rate of non-vaccination in the state.
We’re talking about parents who work at the US Los Alamos Labs. People with advanced degrees in science. People who work for the federal government. You would think the vaccine rate in that environment would stand at 100%, no questions asked. What do these people know? Why are they opting out of vaccinations for their kids?
There’s always the Magic 8 Ball, but when it comes to determining life expectancy, some people want a little more scientific help. Thankfully, there are some useful tests and calculators to help us figure out how many more years we have left — at least until the Fountain of Youth is available in pill form. With that in mind, here are six ways to help predict whether you should keep on working and paying the mortgage or just blow it all on a big beach vacation.
The raw nuts on conventional grocers’ shelves have not gone through this process, so eating them will provide little of the spectacular nutrition nuts and seeds are know for. What they may provide is indigestion. On top of that, eating raw nuts can neutralize the enzymes the body makes to control inflammation, and it can block protein absorption.
Urban farming, particularly with vertical systems, speaks to (and can possibly resolve) issues like food accessibility, scale and affordability. “We need to improve our distribution, eat higher quality food, and make sure that the hungriest, poorest people have access to the highest quality food. It doesn’t make any sense to not provide people with nutritious food, because you end up paying for it on the back end with medical costs and a host of other things,” said Josh Lee, a.k.a. “Farmer Josh,” the co-founder of Green Top Farms: A Queens-based urban farming company that grows and distributes salad greens to New Yorkers.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved some genetically modified varieties of apples and potatoes that do not bruise or brown. The agency says they are “as safe and nutritious as their [non-GMO] conventional counterparts,” yet is shockingly considering a label for the creations. But if history tells us anything, it’s that these products will not get a GMO label – so how will you know if you’re eating it?
Major Earthquake Uptick Including 7.6M Quake Near Papua New Guinea| Earth & Space News March 30, 2015
Earth & Space News March 30, 2015: Earthquake watch – 7.6M quake hits near Papua New Guinea, two 6.8 quakes strike Samoa Islands, and more; Space weather; Global weather
Get your garments clean, bright, soft and beautifully scented the eco-friendly and affordable way with these 10 green laundry tips, including natural laundry detergent recipes, lightening laundry without bleach, making line-dried towels softer and eliminating musty smells.
Earth & Space News March 29, 2015: Space weather; Solar polar fields – sun’s magnetic pole reversal is finally complete; Record cold; Global weather
Solar Eruptions, Dark Matter, Cloud Passes Galactic Center Black Hole, Chile Rain Catastrophe | Earth & Space News March 28, 2015
Earth & Space News March 28, 2015: Space weather; Earthquake watch; NASA’s Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter; Best View Yet of Dusty Cloud Passing Galactic Centre Black Hole; More Evidence for Groundwater on Mars; Global weather; Thunderstorms Soak Chile Desert in 7 Years of Rain in 12 hours; Near record cold in Cincinnati
A World Health Organization group’s controversial finding that the world’s most popular herbicide “probably is carcinogenic to humans” was based on a thorough scientific review and is a key marker in ongoing evaluations of the product, the scientist who led the study said Thursday.
Two inventive Engineering Seniors from George Mason University, Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have created a fire extinguisher that uses low-frequency sound waves to douse a blaze. They believe the technology will be good in normal households to put out a small kitchen fire and with development, may also be effective on a larger scale with swarm robotics fighting fires that could be extremely dangerous to human fire fighters.
Using a single particle of light, scientists have for the first time linked together thousands of atoms in a bizarre state known as quantum entanglement, where the behavior of the atoms would stay connected even if they were at opposite ends of the universe. This finding, the largest number of particles that have ever been mutually entangled in an experiment, could lead to more precise atomic clocks, potentially helping to improve GPS, researchers say.
While this micro camper is not a full home in itself, it certainly sets itself apart from typical campers given its size, weight, and portability.
Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population. Scientists reached the conclusion after showing that almost every man alive can trace his origins to one common male ancestor who lived about 250,000 years ago. The discovery that so-called “genetic Adam”, lived about 100,000 years more recently than previously understood suggests that humans must have been genetically diverging at a more rapid rate than thought.
A 1,000-meter wide asteroid (called ‘2014-YB35’) will pass by Earth on Friday, March 25, 2015 – traveling at more than 23,000 mph.
This week sees the Sun forging a wonderful Trine with Jupiter.
Physics is an amazing branch of science in and of itself, but when we relate it to the human personality type it can get even awesome-er. It is here we see bits of ourselves in this all-encompassing, multi-faceted, many-branched faculty of understanding the reality of our working world. And in surprising ways, it offers some pretty cool insight into understanding ourselves.
The Sun Trines up with Saturn this week.
A total solar eclipse speaks to great changes and potent new beginnings. The spring equinox is a moment of alignment between dark and light before light regains momentum, thrusting us into longer days and warming nights. New moons mark the opening of the monthly cycle and are always the best time for new intentions. All of these events occurring together, especially after some of the current planetary alignments that have been happening recently, is big.
Now a dramatic new theory suggests that the Stonehenge was in fact “an ancient Mecca on stilts”. The megaliths would not have been used for ceremonies at ground level, but would instead have supported a circular wooden platform on which ceremonies were performed to the rotating heavens, the theory suggests.
‘Reuters lied’: MH17 Witness Says Reporter Falsified Testimony About Surface-to-Air Missile Launch Origination
A Lugansk Region resident, whom Reuters cites as saying he saw evidence of a surface-to-air missile launched from rebel-held territory on the day MH17 was downed, told RT the news agency gave a false report of his interview.
Mr. Spock showed that you could be intellectually precise, creative and a valuable part of a team yet still have meaningful relationships with others. While Mr. Spock’s manifestations of friendship toward the crew were subtle, Leonard Nimoy’s characterization of those moments were so deeply felt that it would change your life. It changed mine and that of my family.
As someone who had suicidal thoughts and struggled through nearly half a lifetime online infamy, Monica understands the depth and magnitude of this problem. Cyberbullying has caused people to kill themselves, most notably teens or young adults who are still struggling to form their own personal identity.
Can candid conversation over a good meal mend deep-seated feuds? Maybe not, but it’s a start, and it’s the premise of the new Travel Channel series “Breaking Borders,” which brings dinner table diplomacy to 13 political hot spots around the globe. Journalist Mariana Van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio journey to locations notorious for civil war, territorial disputes and ethnic conflicts including Belfast, Beirut, Sarajevo, Kashmir, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and in the March 15 premiere, Israel’s West Bank, where they bring together Israelis and Palestinians.
Groopspeak takes action alerts public. It is more in-depth than an online petition, easier to use than a phone number on a website, and more social than an email list. When an activist creates an issue, people can weigh in as “for” or “against,” making it more credible to public officials than a standard petition site. Groopspeak is action alerts, revamped, and will help you in your lobbying efforts.
Jon Stewart declared complete bafflement on Thursday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” as the U.S. entered into a bizarre entanglement in the Middle East that had him asking, “Whose side are we on, again?” Stewart concluded, “So we’re fighting with Iran against ISIS and then with Saudi Arabia against Iran… We did it. It took decades of destabilizing conflict, but we finally figured out how to fight a proxy war against ourselves.”
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s (TPP) Investment Chapter…reveals how the pact would make it easier for U.S. firms to offshore American jobs to low-wage countries while newly empowering thousands of foreign firms to seek cash compensation from U.S. taxpayers by challenging U.S. government actions, laws and court rulings before unaccountable foreign tribunals. After five years of secretive TPP negotiations, the text – leaked by WikiLeaks –proves that growing concerns about the controversial “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS) system that the TPP would extend are well justified, Public Citizen said.
Wireless phones emit radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) when in use. In May 2011, after the consideration of laboratory studies, studies of long-term use of wireless phones, and data on the incidence of brain tumors, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined RF-EMFs to be a “possible” human carcinogen. Other studies have shown an association between long-term mobile and cordless phone use with glioma and acoustic neuroma. In October 2013, Powerwatch, a United Kingdom–based watchdog focused on the health risks posed by electromagnetic fields, reported that two new research articles provide further evidence of mobile phone use as a cause of increased brain tumors.
A proposed bill before the Kansas state legislature would require women to report miscarriages at any stage in pregnancy. This has been described as the first step along the path to criminalizing pregnant women’s bodies.
More than 50 technology companies, privacy and human rights advocates on Wednesday sent a letter (pdf) to U.S. President Barack Obama, members of Congress, and other executive and intelligence officials demanding immediate curbs to government surveillance and an end to the bulk collection of citizens’ communications under the U.S. Patriot Act.
Half a century ago people had to be reassured their social security card was not being used for identification. Now there are federally standardized and globally synchronized ID cards, government-sponsored online ID projects, DNA databases, and even secret databases of your newborn baby’s genetic information and nobody bats an eyelid. How did we get here, and how can we break this conditioning?
If the root of our economic problem is the tendency toward centralized, globalist bureaucracies (like the EU and the WTO and the IMF and the World Bank) why does anyone believe the solution will be centralized, globalist bureaucracies (like the BRICS Bank and the EEU and the AIIB)? Today we look at a truly paradigm-shattering civilization-wide change taking place right now that has the potential to undermine the status quo: the peer-to-peer economy.
Activists from around the world will attend the World Social Forum in Tunis on March 25, determined to make the occasion a beacon for free speech, justice and equality. I am proud to join the leaders of Greenpeace, ActionAid, Civicus and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in highlighting the urgent need to tackle the vested interests of the 1 percent, in order to build a better world for all of humanity.
Russell Brand got in a lot of trouble recently when he made a few jokes about his participation in “Comic Relief.” The mainstream media twisted his remarks, cooked up some stories, and took some public jabs at him. And I’m glad they did, because when someone (or something like a big media organization) pokes at Russell, he always pokes back.
On March 12, the government of the United Kingdom announced that they would be applying to join the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank… as a founding member. This is huge. Right now, the United States dominates the global financial system. But after years of endless wars, spying, debt, money printing, bailouts, and insane regulations, the rest of the world has had enough. And they’re looking for an alternative. China is coming up with an answer.
On March 9th, 2009 the S&P 500 hit a low of 676.53. Since that day, it has risen more than 200 percent. As you will see below, there are only two other times within the last 100 years when the S&P 500 performed this well over a six-year time frame. In both instances, the end result was utter disaster.