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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: "Social Epidemics: Policies and Effective Responses" St. Petersburg, Russia on social, economic, clinical, and psychological problems (substance abuse dependence, computer dependence, bullying, and the like) related to destructive social epidemics as well as effective responses including international cooperation. _______________________________________________
How To (Realistically) Minimize Stress __________________________________________________________________________________
GIVE AND TAKE QUOTE "The simplest way to solve a problem is to be sure you have someone else there to help you." (Kyle)
THE POWER OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT - Why Not Test it on Thanksgiving - "You are so wonderful," "You make me happy. I just like being around you." "You do that so well." "Did you get my gift. Yes, Thank you!" __________________________________________________________________________________
RELIGIOUS YOUTH SERVICE, together with the LUTHERAN CHURCH of St. Michael in Johvi, sponsored this project which brought together YOUTH FROM 13 NATIONS to share their DIFFERING CULTURAL & RELIGIOUS ROOTS to find common grounds for peace as they worked on a variety of service projects in ESTONIA. __________________________________________________________________________________
MOVING MOVIE - "Within The Eye Of The Storm" A Palestinian and Israeli, bitter fighting enemies came face to face after their daughters were killed. Surpassing excruciating pain of bereavement, they chose to do the UNEXPECTED they met and got to know each other to now reveal the friendship and humor that keeps them alive. __________________________________________________________________________________
GRATITUDE & JOY WHALE STYLE : Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation after being Freed from net by a family of humans. (CLICK √ TO WATCH video as Whale dances Gangnam Style :-) ) __________________________________________________________________________________
THE MUSIC of Alex Boye, "I truly believe you become the music you listen to." __________________________________________________________________________________
Robert Louis Stevenson: “The best things are nearest” __________________________________________________________________________________
WHILE THE BOUNTY IS BEFORE US, WE HAVE A CRAVING FOR THE CRUMBS (click here √) -- Essay and poem-song __________________________________________________________________________________
Conditioning a better you: How to value your time by accomplishing things of value __________________________________________________________________________________
Pachelbel's Canon in D -- Soothing music
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Pope Francis' embrace of a severely disfigured man touches world -- embracing the Face of God __________________________________________________________________________________
SONG - FRANTZICH BROTHERS sing of seeing the "Face of God" in strangers we meet and loved ones we embrace. IMAGO DEO __________________________________________________________________________________
THE WALL CAME DOWN 24 YEARS AGO. NOVEMBER 9, 1989, Communist-controlled East Germany opened the gates in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to freely travel into West Germany. __________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS: SALUTE to the MINORITY of STUDENTS who COURAGEOUSLY SPOKE UP AGAINST the EVILS of COMMUNISM [VIDEO (click √)] __________________________________________________________________________________
Scientifically-Backed Reasons Why Being Creative Can Make You Happier - Joy comes from accomplishing your ideal, and Joy lasts when we live for others. __________________________________________________________________________________
Bus Driver Talks Down Woman Attempting Suicide on Bridge (Video) __________________________________________________________________________________
MARRIAGE SUCCESS and LASTING-LOVE through COMMITMENT __________________________________________________________________________________
NONPROFIT Retrofits Buses as Mobile Showers for the Homeless __________________________________________________________________________________
17 Years Later, Man Repays School Money He Stole As A Student __________________________________________________________________________________
FORGIVENESS Can Set a Prisoner Free and That Prisoner is You __________________________________________________________________________________
C. S. LEWIS QUOTE: “spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served (fed).” “Where men are forbidden (or unwilling) to honour a (righteous) king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film stars instead; even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.”
AND BOB DYLAN said much the same in his Grammy winning song 'Serve Somebody" __________________________________________________________________________________
VIDEO - KIDS WITH CANCER lipdub Katy Perry's song 'Roar'. Doctors are tactical geniuses striving for cures today & tomorrow. Nurses are guardian angels. Parents are the Believers who know & see their child's victory. The child patients are warriors who literally have to fight for their future. The Never-Give-Up perseverance, spirit, and resilience inspires us. __________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY ON HEALTH & VOLUNTEERING - shows that doing good is good for your health, reducing stress, and making meaningful purposeful connections for in your community, and keeping you more prone to develop healthy habits for your own well-being. __________________________________________________________________________________
WAR is getting too costly -- LET'S TRY PEACE (the woeful results of trying to make peace with war) __________________________________________________________________________________
Pope Francis: “when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith” __________________________________________________________________________________
CHARITY OF ONE - American teacher spends her free time in Gambia, and invests money and love in the children there. __________________________________________________________________________________
DO RELIGIOUS PARENTS BRAINWASH THEIR CHILDREN? Teenager Ethan Metzger tells the Bronx Youth Poetry Slam what he responded when told his parents brainwashed him.
HUMAN RIGHTS : Widespread discrimination in Japan against children of parents who belong to new spiritual movements.
SERVICE FOR PEACE : Russian youth build hiking paths around Lake Baikal, 12 minute video shows astonishing wilderness region. __________________________________________________________________________________
HEY HUMANITY! You're the BEST! Man Picks Up Restaurant Tab After Overhearing Diagnosis __________________________________________________________________________________
Sister Antonia Brenner dies at 86; She lived inside the Tijuana prison. This 'prison angel' was called 'Mama' by the inmates. __________________________________________________________________________________
This poem-song "Good Where We've Been, Good Where We're Goin' To" sung by Brother Tim (Frantzich) can serve as a meditation on Niebuhr's two simplicities, God is the Greatest Central Value and “Whatever is, is good.” (Naturally the Frantzich Brothers (Tim and Paul) songs can be purchased on iTunes) Click√
RADICAL MONOTHEISM - H. Richard Niebuhr was one of the most important Christian theological ethicists in 20th century America.
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Henri Nouwen: “How is it possible to make compassion the center of our lives?” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BOWING - "With his lips upon our Mother's breast he makes his strongest stand" John Denver writes in this song, "It's About Time" (click √)
DIY means Do It Yourself. Don't be afraid. You can make it yourself! Break on through to the other side! Can anyone do DIY tech? Yes! Tinker together. Don't put obstacles in your way thinking that you need to know more first.
Whitney Huston - I Look to You
Passion for the Compassionate One
Nicole C Mullen's Song Echo's the Prophet who saw God's Face in Nature
HUMAN RIGHTS - Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is devoted to the North Korean human rights and humanitarian crises.
Ani Choying Drolma, ‘Rock Star Nun,’ Spreads Buddha’s Message Through Music
Gavin Menzies, British historian, claims Chinese Admiral Zheng set up colonies & sailed round South America before Columbus
MAKING AMENDS - Teen Gives Money to Victim, to Right His Father's Wrong ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pope Francis follows footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, teaches to shun worldliness that leads to vanity, arrogance and pride ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hero of attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : THE THIRD COMING - spiritual truths transcend religions - common ground that Buddha, Moses, Mohammed, and Jesus trod.
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Sports Role Model committed to PURE LOVE, LASTING LOVE - Proud to be a Virgin. (The new "coming out"? Speaking out to overcome the "shame".) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
TOLSTOY on the revolving arc of the moral universe ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
That left-brain right-brain stuff (click to make it bigger) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : For the characters in Christina Adam's "ANY SMALL THING CAN SAVE YOU," each animal that passes through their world reflects a measured truth about love-between a husband and wife, a child and a parent, a brother and sister, at a moment of danger or discovery. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
JEWISH TALMUD (book of wisdom) is runaway bestseller in the Buddhist, Christian, Confucianist, shamanist nation of Korea ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
CREATIVITY - The connections made through give and receive action : Scientists Discover Source of Imagination in Human Brain
HEALTH : Dangers of Multitasking, Chopra and Seigel say compartmentalizing is healthier for the brain. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Teens Save Kidnapped Woman After Reading Her Lips: 'Help Me' -- followed car until police arrived ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mystery diner pays for family's dinner, leaves encouraging note ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
TECHNOLOGY bridges NATURE: STUNNING VIDEO from the cockpit of plane dropping fire retardant on California Rim Fire ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
VIDEO : Story of parents undying love ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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SONG by Tim & Paul Frantzich : "Been to the Mountaintop" ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
QUOTE: "And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." - Kahil Gibran.
SONG : Nicole C Mullen Sings "My Redeemer Lives" "gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken"
FATHER CARRIES PARALYZED SON THROUGH TRIATHALON & OVER FINISH LINE QUOTE : "The Parent-Child Relationship is the central axis of the Universe. Love is the internal purpose for Creativity. All things in the universe and all things in our lives relate from their places to this central axis of love. That is why we can feel and know God." Sun Myung Moon
VIDEO : Story of parents undying love To see video below better, click on "2013 GPF Intro"
Global Peace Foundation : New Paradigm for Peacemaking ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pope Francis (World Youth Day) -"The world needs saints without cassocks, without veils - we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. … We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints - saints for the 21st century with, a spirituality, appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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HEROINE SCHOOL BOOKKEEPER EXTENDS HER COURAGE & LOVE : Tense 911 call, helps man surrender to police after he fired shots at Georgia elementary school. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
SONG - ARETHA FRANKLIN : I Say a Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin says she's 85 percent healed -- "I was talking to Smokey Robinson, my oldest best friend Smokey, talking about the fact that some doctors are not very well acquainted with faith healing. And Smokey said, 'Well, they just don't know who your healer is.'"
Rev C.L Franklin (Aretha's father) - SERMON : "The Old Ship Of Zion"
South Carolina youth volunteers lifted their hammers & shovels to renovate housing for those in need, and built their own characters and lasting friendships in the loving arduous process ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
GEORGE AYITTEY he calls for democratic government, debt reexamination, modernized infrastructure, free market economics, and free trade to promote development.
Why haven't the poorest Africans been able to prosper in the twenty-first century? The economic model here is uniquely African and takes little heed from the developed world; this is sure to be a highly controversial plan for moving Africa forward.
Bono talks about his inspiration from CS Lewis and Jesus - made his commitment to serve others. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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UPDATE : Rev. Patrick Dowling comes forward as 'mystery priest' who prayed at Missouri car crash scene
SPIRITUAL PHENOMENON: People wondering who appeared to pray with trapped girl and rescuers; told them she would be OK and then vanished - made everyone calmer before the jaw-of-life rushed to free girl from mangled wreck - does not appear in photos - want to find him to thank him ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
ECO-ENERGY : Whey from NY's Greek yogurt used to produce power ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HEALTHY DIET : Small Grains, Big Nutrition ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : Developing Personal Resilience - Learning to Thrive in Ambiguity and Change - Resilience at Work (Resilience at Work) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Termites Feast On Woman's Life Savings
Churches in USA are tax exempt and supposedly will not lobby politically for legislation.
Matthew 6:19 : "Do not save riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, save riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are."
Papa Francis : Church should not eye riches. Poverty is the Church's distinguishing feature and "saves us from becoming organisers and entrepreneurs"
STUDY : Love of money is corrupting and just the mere exposure to it makes people do bad things. When people equate money with their life energy, the consequences are usually negative. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
ELDER ABUSE : A National Tragedy
ELDER SURPRISE : 91-year-old breaks world bench-press record
UPDATE : FREE CONSCIENCE, FREE SPEECH : School Threatens to Ruin Valedictorian’s Naval Academy Appointment ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Bangladeshi Rickshaw Driver, Joynal Abedin, Builds Medical Clinic For The Poor (VIDEO) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS : Anne Frank's diary has become one of the foremost accounts of the Holocaust ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Japanese Healthiest in World -- What's their secret? A healthy state of mind is not only good for mind and body, it should be normal for both.
WIND POWER : 25 percent of Denmark is now powered exclusively by the Wind.
Solar power abounds in India ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
God Is Relocating - Thought to Ponder by Rabbi Lopes Cardozo
Billy Graham shocked many when he suggested some non-Christians may make it to heaven. Graham recognized that there are many godly persons in the world who lived in genuine love and knowledge of the divine.
Why do we care who is allowed in Heaven? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Explaining the differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONSTANTINE'S CROSS and the INTERSECTION BETWEEN RELIGION AND PUBLIC POLICY : Christian churches and their advocates are sometimes short on self-awareness. They cannot easily imagine how European Christianity looks to people outside its ranks. It demands satisfaction in the name of freedom, but it fails to see that some people have difficulty associating Christianity with freedom.
Former President of Lebanon: Christians in Middle East Face "Existential Crisis" ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
PEACE YEARNINGS: Richie Havens sings an excellent version of Dylan's profound "License to Kill"
OPINION : AARON DAVID MILLER on PEACE INITIATIVES of OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
PEACE TREK : Pakistani Kharlzada Kasrat Rai on his third record-long Peace Trek, from Karachi to Mecca, to sow the seed of global unity among all nations and for the better future. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
EMERGING RESEARCH : PARENTING QUALITY can determine "resiliency." Who recovers and who declines? This ability to recover from disaster, trauma or heartbreak depends not only on genetics and brain chemistry (which are out of our control). Consistent loving nurturing parental care (which is in our control), and protection of children from stress in early life experiences, aids their ability to bounce back after disaster and thrive in adversity.
"TORNADO MOM" Susan Decker recovered from 2012 tornado : She credits her father’s lessons about the importance of hard work and her college years as a competitive athlete as being key to helping her get through a year of grueling physical therapy and rehab without crumbling.
PARENTING : NURTURE and our natural genetic chemical make-up interrelate. Our diets and lifestyles can change the expression of our genes. How? By influencing a network of chemical switches within our cells collectively known as the epigenome.
EPIGENETICS definition : Study of how environmental factors can alter the way our genes are expressed
HAPPINESS IMPROVES SLEEP which IMPROVES HEALTH which IMPOVES HAPPINESS and around you go ...
LASTING HAPPINESS - has little to do with material goods or money
MARRIAGE SUCCESS : Share a hobby ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : Living The Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice for Daily Life -- Author Ellen Grace O'Brian's focuses on the essential truth and harmony to be found in the world's religions, the necessity for a global ethical and spiritual awakening to bring about world peace, and the importance of individual participation toward this goal. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Getting Close To Nature Is Good For You
NATURE (THE FIRST BOOK) TEACHES PATIENCE : Birds of Paradise - If patience is a virtue, Tim Laman will be in great shape in the afterlife.
FOREF (Europe-Forum for Religious Freedom Europe) is a Vienna based Human Rights Organization
MORE THAN SIMPLE TOLERANCE - CARE, CONCERN, KINDNESS : Imams Visit Auschwitz, Pray For Holocaust Victims
The Healing Power of Art Therapy __________________________________________________________________________________
The greatest victories in life don't always happen on the field.
FILM : BRIAN'S SONG is a true story of professional football players GALE SAYERS and BRIAN PICCOLO who BRIDGED the 1960s racial divide to create a remarkable friendship, supporting each other in health, injuries, sickness and through Brian's terminal cancer. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BARBER VOLUNTEER gives haircuts in the park to the homeless -- cost is a hug
NOTICE : INTERNATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD THIS SUMMER - New York * Philadelphia * Washington DC August 20- 29, 2013 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY : Twelve minutes' exercise per week 'enough to stay fit' ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Will and Jaden Smith together in philosophical interview -- "I'm a student of patterns. At heart, I'm a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything."
Believe in your own divine ability to be a creator ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Summer Rain : Great time to hug one's spouse and get soaked
BOOK : All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR THINGS: All I really need to know is what i learned in Kindergarten.
Get around, get around, WE get around ... ... ... the traffic
BIKE SHARING for METRO TRANSPORT: Happy, Clean, Healthy and ... SHARING!
Moscow opens first bike-sharing network
Healthy living : How to live longer ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Miracle : Missouri Woman, whose heart had stopped, delivered child, and then she came back to life ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Curious fact of religious history that people with utterly different metaphysical beliefs can sense holiness or transcendence in the same place or the same person.
MEND Suspends Plans to Attack Mosques and Muslims in Nigeria Because Christians Intervene ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pope Francis suggests atheists’ good deeds gets them to heaven
Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis has said in his latest urging that people of all religions, and none, work together. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tibet religious persecution at 10-year-high, says report
British Foreign Office Minister Burt supports efforts of British Sikhs, Jews, Hindus, Roman Catholics, Copts, Buddhists, Presbyterians and Muslims regarding plight 7 Baha’i leaders jailed in Iran
Kerry releases annual Religious Freedom Report for 2012, which documents violence and persecution towards global religious minorities. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE: A mother’s courage: Brave woman confronts London machete attacker; halts more bloodshed ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Interfaith Efforts Lauded by Religious, Civic Leaders in Jerusalem ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Syria’s Civil War Could Spell the End for Christianity in Syria ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tornado Disaster Brings Out the Best in People
Help tornado victims in Oklahoma at GLOBAL GIVING
MIRACLE ZONE : Woman lost house, all possessions, and then her beloved dog appears ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
More than 75 otherwise unknown documents from the early Christ movements of the first and second centuries have been discovered
Dalai Lama Dances At Tulane Graduation To Music Of Dr. John In New Orleans
Creating a Culture of Unity Through Interfaith Cooperation
CONNECTICUT INTERFAITH FORUM ON VIOLENCE : Restoring our humanity and sense of community in a time of horrific violence were the recurring themes
Frantzich Brothers sing 18th century Christian hymn 'Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing' with backup by Hindu vocalist Nirmala Rajasekar.
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE - report of Dr. Eben Alexander, neurosergeon
Saudi woman climbs Everest - "Her dream was to prove that with determination and self-denial she can bear difficulties because she believed that humankind can overcome"
Overcoming Super Difficulties - Nick Vujicic has no arms or legs, but he has plenty of heart. His warmth, humor and positive outlook will uplift you.
Good Deeds Do Good in the restaurant
Zimbabwe: Story of person assumed dead coming back to life
Is giving the secret to personal success?
Taiwan and Nepalese Medical Volunteers Serve in Nepal
MIRACLE IN BANGLADESH - Never-give-up disaster workers save woman trapped under rubble for 17 days
Bahai in America
Persecution of Baha'is continues in its birthplace of Iran
Indonesian Minority groups ask President Yudhoyono to turn down religious freedom award
Woman organizes cemetary plot for Boston Bomber -
How a Mother Helped Her Austistic Son Flourish by "Muchness"
CASA accepting volunteers - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
8 Things Genuinely Successful People Do
See you later. We love you. Keep safe.
EDX - The Future of Online Education - For anyone, anywhere, anytime
Jesuit priest, philosopher, paleontologist, geologist, visionary of the Omega Point purpose-driven evolution.
BOOK: The Divine Milieu by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
STUDY: Arranged Marriages Score Better
Brother Timothy - Peace Poetry
Role of Media in Peace-Building
BBC: Nature Teaches Life: Plateaus of the Atacama Desert: Some parts of northern Chile have never seen a drop of rain, yet flamingos, cacti and more than one million people have learned to survive in these arid badlands.
The Economist: Monitoring religious repression - A (contentious) list of violators
ERASMUS - religious toleration pioneer
You choose for yourself what thoughts take along with you through your day. __________________________________________________________________________________
Millionaire Buys Daycare for Neighborhood
Papa Francis washes feet of crime doers _____ Spring _____
____Religious Youth Service Project in Estonia, August 1-10 - Service to one is service to life.
Emmy Lou Harris' Cup of Kindness - Search for The Divine yet She/He is already with you all the time
Read the Lyrics of the song, "Cup of Kindness"
LEARNING TO CARE : Elementary Kindness in an Age of Indifference: Portrait of volunteerism among America's youth, laying groundwork for teaching our children to care.
BOOK : Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness - Love ourselves, find a greater sense of connection with others. A Buddhist path of lovingkindness (metta in Pali), to the radiant, joyful heart within each of us â€¦ to generate lasting happiness and compassion for others. â€œThe liberation of the heart, is love.
The Kindness Option is Right Next to You; Always Merely a Thought, Word and Deed Away
KINDNESS - Overcoming Addiction - Losing Weight - 12 Steps with G-d
Kindness Poetry by Tessa Ransford
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS - MANDELA DEAD AT 95 _______________________________________________
BONO eulogizes MANDELA - Humor, humility and the ability to compromise were the marks of the man __________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY: Prayer boosts self-control, emotional stability __________________________________________________________________________________
HERO: Chad Pregracke named 2013 CNN Hero of the Year - has dedicated his life to clean up the Mississippi River and other U.S. waterways __________________________________________________________________________________
UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION: European, African and Middle Eastern Youth Converge in Malta to share experiences and explore perspectives on “real social change”. __________________________________________________________________________________
STORY TELLERS FOR GOOD (website) created by television news reporter Cara Jones after she tired of reporting on bad news. __________________________________________________________________________________
LOVE LETTER Was Found On 500 Year Old Mummified Body. __________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY: Stop being negative, live at least a decade longer __________________________________________________________________________________
Socrates on the Good Life - "Socrates advocated a simple life, a life of only minimal production and consumption--a life of voluntary poverty, as it would be called today. According to him material production and consumption could not possibly be a serious end in itself, but at best a mere means to achieve something of greater importance and value. Thus he advised the son of the influential politician Anytus not to take over the family's business, a tannery, but to devote his life to philosophical studies instead—a piece of advice that was to cost him." __________________________________________________________________________________
Dalai Lama thinks 660 Pounds of Gold a little too much to use to coat a Buddhist Temple __________________________________________________________________________________
“A Rich Man’s Regret” - Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus __________________________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC HEALTH: Moscow gives free subway ticket to anyone who can do 30 squats (Watch!) Computerized dispenser promotes health & Sochi Olympics __________________________________________________________________________________
AFTERLIFE: Quantum physics proves that there IS an afterlife, claims scientist - life creates the universe, and not the other way round __________________________________________________________________________________
AFTER LIFE INSIGHTS - A logical explanation with 30 Questions and Answers on What To Expect by Nora M. Spurgin __________________________________________________________________________________
Tourists Stranded in Philippines Flock to Help Pack Relief Supplies __________________________________________________________________________________
Astronaut Hadfield returned from 6 months in space convinced it is not all random. __________________________________________________________________________________
Couple Stranded in Snow at Yellowstone Park for a Week. Wrote Farewell Letters, saved by a rancher's wife who got the news off Facebook __________________________________________________________________________________
Photo of a black man with hoody sleeping on subway supported by shoulder of Jewish man with yarmulke has gone virally good __________________________________________________________________________________
Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs __________________________________________________________________________________
Pope wants to step up fight against modern slavery __________________________________________________________________________________
Politicians on both sides of the pew hope Supreme Court continues to allow prayer during government meetings. (The right & left Together, you see.) __________________________________________________________________________________
God's Whisper - short video of the spiritual culture of Japan (click √) A Healing Prayer - renewal - tranquility - flow - Love - written and performed by Gregory Davis __________________________________________________________________________________
Good Dog! __________________________________________________________________________________
Amira Willighagen, age 9, Wows us in Holland's Got Talent 2013 (video click √) __________________________________________________________________________________
NATURE - The Fascinating Oarfish (VIDEO of one swimming in the Gulf of Mexico) [What music is this fish dancing to?]
Oarfish Dissections Reveal Eggs, Parasites Inside Huge Deep-Sea Fish __________________________________________________________________________________
THE DIVINITY OF NATURE IN SCRIPTURE - Nature is not for food and entertainment but to teach us to be SPIRITUAL, for our EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, PROTECTION & CARE. __________________________________________________________________________________
BUSY DAY! First surfer saves his friend's life & then he rides 100 foot wave to challange the world record. __________________________________________________________________________________
Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is home to more than two billion seeds __________________________________________________________________________________
A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit __________________________________________________________________________________
SPIRITUAL WARRIOR - Conquering fear, disappointments, difficult people, unnecessary suffering, doubt, anger -- with patience, mindful attention, catching all opportunities, intentional goal setting, thought cultivation, challenging your fears, and always choosing to act in love, rather than fear of intimidating circumstances. (click √) __________________________________________________________________________________
LIFE BLANCE : First Step -- Tame Your Ego. __________________________________________________________________________________
8 Happy Feelings That Will Never Change __________________________________________________________________________________
TECH GOODNESS : Scientist: Tiny robots can find and kill diseases __________________________________________________________________________________
Shoplifting mom given helping hand with groceries, a new job; given guidance by the arresting officer. __________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : HUNGERS OF THE HEART: Spirituality and Religion for the 21st Century - by Richard G. Watts - In a conversational style free of religious jargon, the author maps a spirituality that is rooted in reason and contemporary knowledge, as well as the core of the great world religious traditions __________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : CULTIVATING HEART AND CHARACTER - Educating for Life's Most essential Goals, editor Tony Devine : The moral side of education. Not the "10 Quick Steps to.." kind of thing, but a thoughtful and comprehensive discussion of developing character throughout life with help of family, school and community. Philosophical yet practical. Spiritual without being religious. __________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : Practicing Peace in Times of War - The Culture of Compassion : Pema Chödrön draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war to explain that the way in which we as individuals respond to challenges in our everyday lives can either perpetuate a culture of violence or create a new culture of compassion. Offers practical techniques at the level of habits of thought & action. __________________________________________________________________________________
Dallas mosque feeds the hungry at a 'Day of Dignity' - serves more than 15,000 free meals per year, mostly to non-Muslims. __________________________________________________________________________________
THE EVERYONE MATTERS WEBSITE -- There’s a STORY behind every person. There’s a reason why they are the way they are. Think about that before you JUDGE someone. Everyone Matters
The Bully-Buster Hollis Boys, 6 and 7, "Speaking up for our sisters" with Down Syndrome
WALK A MILE -- SONG BY Songs of the Fall, comprised of Stetson Adkisson and Cia Cherryholmes, is a Nashville based Americana duo with a love of music and communicating it to people on a very personal, relatable level. __________________________________________________________________________________
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VIDEO "ADRIFT" - FOG SWIRLS OVER THE MOUNTAINS & AROUND A BRIDGE - Why does scenic Nature in motion fill us with Awe? __________________________________________________________________________________
The Jain Jewel of Faith - It does NOT mean believing what you're told. Right faith (Samyak darshana) means seeing (hearing, feeling, etc.) things properly, and avoiding preconceptions, prejudice, egoism and superstitions that get in the way of seeing others and this world clearly. __________________________________________________________________________________
ACQUINAS : Practice the art of personal transformation through the power of grace __________________________________________________________________________________
HOW TO DO: Finding my purpose & guiding my Self __________________________________________________________________________________
Inter-Religious Conference on Peace-Making in Oslo, Norway __________________________________________________________________________________
On the day his father died, a Texas man went totally blind, and so ... he decided to build his dream house. ... And DID! __________________________________________________________________________________
The UN Millennium Development Goals: A Success Story for Global Cooperation - The world is on track to cut the overall poverty rate in half by 2015, fulfilling a United Nations goal set in the summer of 2000.
Don't Eat Your Dog: The Surprising Moral Case for Free Enterprise
INTRAPRENEURSHIP IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITHIN A COMPANY --- Keeping Talented employees happy by encouraging them to pursue their own projects and passions.
The government shutdown has triggered individual & local generosity.
Man with Muscular Dystrophy Defeats Marathon ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
GROWING TREND : Companies encourage their employees to serve charities and pay them for their time offered.. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Eyesight to the blind in Nepal: Odd couple performs cheap, fast surgery on cataracts ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
$2 Solution From Novice Inventor is Saving Lives on the Highway ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Uraguan President José Mujica,"The world's 'poorest' president", as he donates around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities to benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
El Paso Woman Goes from Homeless to Harvard ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Absolute True ‘Twerking’ -- Get it on! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pope Francis: Women called to service, not servitude -- "The Church is a woman! The Church is a mother! And that’s beautiful, eh? We have to think deeply about this.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
China Gives the World a Cheap Vaccine for a Child-killing Disease
Nicky Gumbel on Don't be quick to judge and the Story behind every person
Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
GREAT COLLECTION OF 47 LIFE LESSONS ON BRAD ARONSON'S BLOG
Federal officials along with a southern Idaho Boy Scout troop have started restoration on the Oregon Trail plundered by artifact hunters this summer. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
PARENTING - Singer Annie Lennox speaks out against evil - "record companies are peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment. As if the tidal wave of sexualized imagery wasn’t already bombarding impressionable young girls enough…It’s a glorified and monetized form of self harm.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks - When in despair, think of your set task ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Furloughed federal workers spend unpaid days renovating church ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dad quits job to find disease cure for two sons... and finds it! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Worst school transformed in weeks by classical music
Coach's tough love helps team rebuild itself, teammates rise up to take responsibility for their mistakes.
Doctor saves choking diner with knife and a pen ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Trader Joe's Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Family Hosts 200 Homeless People for Dinner After Wedding is Canceled ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS OUT BLUNTLY FOR NEW BALANCE, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Stand By Me, Playing For Change All Around the World! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Peace Train - Nobel Concert 2006 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
MOHAMMED YUNUS and the GRAMEEN BANK
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2013 THEME : EDUCATION FOR PEACE - "It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies." - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Go Humans! Returned Wallet Sparks Dozens of Similar Stories ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Catholic priests may be allowed to marry amid Papal changes ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
DO YOU DESIRE MERCY OR SACRIFICE? *SACRIFICE - The moral choice to be closer to God through physical offering (donation, blood offering of domesticated animal), or through something more invisible and more seemingly difficult -- *MERCY - compassion, forgiveness, gratitude.
THE MERCY ANTIDOTE FOR EVIL - When you show Mercy (compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude) then you end suffering brought on by irresponsibility (unnecessary suffering), hate, resentment, guilt, theft.
QURBAN - short independent film -- Azerbajani/Russian production 2011 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SACRIFICE? Its meaning is in the name. Hebrew korban (קָרְבָּן) "offering", Qurbān (Arabic: قربان), is an ancient religious custom, nearly universal, which has a special place in the Abramic religions because of Abraham's sacrifice of his beloved son. The meaning of Qurban is "the way of approaching and coming near to someone" or "nearness". How to be close to someone, fulfill a blood vow? Give them an expensive gift? Spend time with them in mercy, compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, talking with them and serving their needs?
BOOK : A Treasury of Thoughts on Jewish Prayer ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Pope has struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone towards atheists and agnostics, saying that God will "forgive" them as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
How a trip to Africa changed one doctor forever ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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San Francisco police thank homeless man who came to officer's aid
Returning Blessings for Curses - "I'm not a bum, I'm a human being..."
Man who returned ring no longer homeless: 'I feel human now' ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
VIDEO : Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963
Prof John R. Hale analyzes King's Speech
HISTORY LECTURE : Prof. J. Rufus Fears on the DEFINING MOMENT in American History ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
SERVICE FOR PEACE : INDONESIA - Service to one is service to life. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
IF A BIRD COULD SPEAK ... "PLEASE DON'T LITTER. PLEASE RECYCLE." Midway Atoll is 2000 miles from the nearest mainland. Seabirds there ingest the garbage we throw on land and sea. And it is killing them.
MOVING MOVIE SHORT documents how birds are dying by consuming our plastic debris
THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH : Research found high concentrations of garbage accumulating at the center of circulating ocean currents. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
FEED THEM WITH MUSIC : Artists joined together to position music against hunger
Paul FRAN-Zik and FEED THEM WITH MUSIC sings "Nothing Worth Doing" CHOOSING THE PATH MOST SHY AWAY FROM - THE HARDEST WAY - THE NEVER-GIVE-UP LOVING WAY - QUOTE : "Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Theodore Roosevelt
Hyeonseo Lee: Human Rights Activist - alive now by the goodness of others - now living her life for the benefit of the suffering and dying.
HUMAN RIGHTS : Hyeonseo Lee TED TALK - My escape from North Korea - Hyeonseo Lee escaped to China in 1997. Now living in South Korea, she has become an activist for fellow refugees. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM : Swedish women don headscarves after assault on Muslim ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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FAMILY REUNIONS ARE VALUABLE FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS, & OLDSTERS, TO STRENGTHEN PSYCHIC HEALTH & CREATE UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER-BUILDING EXPERIENCES. Why don't you organize a reunion, either big or small, for your family? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
APACHE BLESSING : “May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life.”
Pope Francis greets Muslims and urges both Christians and Muslims to promote mutual respect. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Put aside the obituaries. Nelson Mandela's Health Improving! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Signs of possible metamorphosis in the Middle East ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
FATHER’S DAY: Divorced dads can forge new bonds with estranged children ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pope Francis meets Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Rome ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Extraordinary Forgiveness in History - In 1981 Mehmet Ali Ağca shot 4 bullets into Pope John Paul II, who nearly died. Pope John Paul II asked people to "pray for my brother (Ağca), whom I have sincerely forgiven." The two became friends. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Nelson Mandela: The Context of his Respect within South Africa
Mandela 'responding to treatment'
Nelson Mandela: Unassuming leader of a global movement to end racism
World braces as Nelson Mandela's situation dcontinues to deteriorate
HISTORIC RECONCILIATION OF RACE-ENEMIES -- Showing the Way to make Peace
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in the hospital undergoing treatment for a lung infection ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY : GLOBAL WARMING Increase in Carbon-Dioxide May Boost Crop Yields
THE ECONOMIST : POVERTY IN DECLINE : The world’s next great leap forward - Nearly 1 billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in 20 years. The world should aim to do the same again.
E-BOOK : “The Cure for Poverty” BY Herb Meyer ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
MAGAZINE : RESURGENCE AND ECOLOGIST - "The time has come to respect our differences, to respect the realities of other cultures and to respect the sanctity of all life, over and above the development processes that are threatening the very future of Creation."
BOOK : FASCINATION IN PEOPLES WHO ARE DIFFERENT, RESPECT AND SUPPORT - The Law of the Mother Protecting Indigenous Peoples in Protected Areas
FREE CONSCIENCE, FREE SPEECH : Native American Fined $1,000 for wearing Eagle Feather at High School Graduation
FREE CONSCIENCE, FREE SPEECH : Crowd happily stunned when valedictorian rips up speech, recites Lord’s prayer to overcome ban
FREE CONSCIENCE, FREE SPEECH : High school silences Valedictorian's microphone during speech on free speech.
HUMAN RIGHTS : Tiananmen valor 24 years ago
HUMAN RIGHTS : Tiananmen news searches censored in China
HUMAN RIGHTS CHASE : Chinese government bans 'yellow duck' searches
African Soul, American Heart - Non-profit builds schools in South Sudan
African Soul, American Heart - changing the lives of orphaned girls in the Republic of South Sudan
June 4 is Muslim Holy Day Lailat Al Miraj: Commemorates the Prophet's last journy by night from Mecca to Jerusalem where he ascended to Heaven.
SONG : Blackbird - of RECONCILIATION over WOUNDED KNEE by THE FRANTZICK BROTHERS
BRIDGE OF PEACE CEREMONY by the PEACEMAKERS FOR SACRED HEALING is an organization dedicated to make amends for the historic wrongs done to Native Americans, and to any people by another people.
PEACEMAKERS FOR SACRED HEALING invites people of all faiths and of no faith to join them on the national Prayer Journey for Reconciliation on the Trail of Tears, June 8-15, 2013, traveling for 7 days through Georgia to a Pow Wow in El Reno, Oklahoma. See details on their linked website.
Map of Cherokee removal routes
TRAIL OF TEARS commemorates the estimated 60,000 who died when the United States army forcibly removed the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations from their homelands to Oklahoma
Why the Trail of Tears? Peacemakers for Sacred Healing Prayer Journey
SEED2NEED VOLUNTEERS grow veggies in their gardens to benefit food panties
OVERCOMING DIFFICULTIES : Arunima Sinha is a young woman who dared to dream of standing taller than Mount Everest on an artificial limb. Victim of a brutal attack, yet inspired by gift from cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
Winfrey to Harvard grads: Learn from your failures
BUDDHIST MONKS OFFER SHELTER TO PERSECUTED BURMA MUSLIMS
French and Israeli Muslims partner in the name of religious tolerance
Israeli and Palestinian business leaders to unveil new peace bid
Words on PRAYER from scriptures of many faiths
Opinion NYT : Belief Is the Least Part of Faith by anthropologist T. M. Luhrmann
LIVING SIMPLE WITH LASTING HAPPINESS : Pope Francis shunned official papal apartments to live 'normal life'
LIVING SIMPLY NATURALLY : Online organic food success for Russia's dacha farmers
GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD : 40% of Russia's Food is from Dacha Gardens
REUTERS - EUROPEAN STUDY : Kids who drink raw milk have less asthma, allergies
HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE - Local Food Choice Freedom - Dairy farmer acquitted on three of four charges in raw milk trial
HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE : Christians' discrimination cases rejected by human rights court
HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE : Vatican: 100,000 Christians are killed every year for their faith ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
LEARN FROM OUR PAST : Ancient Celtic Knots inspire scientific breakthrough -- Scientists have devised a new molecular technique, inspired by Celtic Knots and trees, which could be used in the treatment of multiple diseases.
Kerry shuttles between Jerusalem, Ramallah in effort to relaunch peace talks
Prosecution should not be Persecution - Aaron Swartz Internet Leader & Free Speech Advocate
Don McLean sings a masterpiece about a Master
MANY MOURN THE PASSING OF INTERNET LEADER AND FREE SPEECH ADVOCATE, AARON SWARTZ - Moving eulogy from Congressman Alan Grayson
Reducing Human Vulnerability: Helping People Help Themselves
Cleveland Patrol Officers : Divine Experience of Saviors Rescuing their Children from Evil
Book : A Whole New Ball Game: A Close-up Look at Diversity, Racism, Sexism, Affirmative Action, Cultural Pluralism And the Unfinished Business Remaining in Twenty-first Century
DNA shows we are all One Family
Palestine-Israel Peace Initiatives
Taking the 2-State Solution Sincerely for Israel-Palestine Peace
Pay it forward at the parking meters as you walk the sidewalsk with change in your pockets
Happy International Day of Families __________________________________________________________________________________
GREATEST GIFT is the TIME of your LIFE you give to your spouse and children
JOY! Will & Monifa Sims sing at gas station
"Either you hate the people we hate or we have nothing to discuss here"
A crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion.
Dalai Lama urges compassion, tolerance & dialogue to create peace
First lady urges grads to reach out to those with different beliefs and seek out a
LET ANY DAY BE MOTHER'S DAY
Mass exodus of Christians from strive-torn Near East
Kidnapped Syrian Orthodox bishops released
Russia, Japan renew quest for elusive WWII peace treaty
Flashmob Moscow (Russia) : Putting on the Ritz 2012
Spring Week of Goodness Campaign Launched in Moscow
Largest Hindu temple in Russia faces eviction, demolition in St. Petersburg
U.S. and Afghans Reach Deal on Prison
Delta Airlines Digs Deep for Grieving Boy
Ruhani Satsang ("spiritual gathering") forms common forum for Humanity
Russia: Worst Human Rights Climate in Post-Soviet Era
Sisters sing to "The Middle"
2 Faiths - One Love
Apologize to your Kids
Kirpal Singh - Unity of People
Overcoming Disabilities - Blind Woman Quilts ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Israel/Palestine Peace Move
Interfaith Conversations: Rev. Ben Daniel
Jewel Talks Effective Diets & Weight Loss - She's known for her kind heart and lyrics about helping others
OVERCOMING DIFFICULITES - Autistic Girl Expresses Profound Intelligence __________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY: People who can ignore texts or calls are likely to be more contented _______________________________________________
Israeli Women Risk Arrest To Take Palestinian Women To The Beach _______________________________________________
RESOVING DISAGREEMENTS - Fighting Goes Against Natural Law, Essay Asserts _______________________________________________
Orders for mistletoe pour in after Oregon girl told she can’t sell them, but can beg for money at city park _______________________________________________
How To Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds – Easy, Crunchy, Highly Nutritious _______________________________________________
STUDY: The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading' And why women are 'better at remembering a conversation' _______________________________________________________________________
Discovery of earliest Buddhist shrine sheds new light on life of Buddha __________________________________________________________________________________
IT'S ACADEMIC - Fredrickson’s Broaden-and-Build Theory - positive emotions (e.g., joy, interest, appreciation) function in the short term to broaden one’s thought-action repertoire and thereby build one’s cognitive, social, psychological, and/or physical resources over the long term -- Create a field of possibilities in your Life where good can happen and happen often (lasting love & lasting joy)
How to Create Positive Emotions __________________________________________________________________________________
FACINATING CUSTOMS -- Betrothal ceremonies before a marriage among the Kikuyu of Kenya (to minimize divorce) __________________________________________________________________________________
America's Longest-Married Couple, 81 Years After Eloping __________________________________________________________________________________
BEYOND DIFFERENCES - 6 year-old teased for wearing suit & tie; so in his defense the other boys all wear their ties to rally around him. __________________________________________________________________________________
Lonely seniors forge friendships through 'little brothers' campaign - Meals on Wheels can deliver a hot meal. A doctor can prescribe pills. A personal support worker can help with dressing, or a bath. They’re all important, but what many old people need most is a whole lot harder to come by. A friend. __________________________________________________________________________________
GLOBAL PEACE FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES Improves Livelihoods in Muslim Communities of Conflict Stricken Mindanao __________________________________________________________________________________
POPE FRANCIS says on that MIDDLE EAST WITHOUT CHRISTIANS IS UNACCPETABLE. He met with patriarchs from from Syria, Iran and Iraq, and then called for "THE UNIVERSAL RIGHT TO LEAD A DIGNIFIED LIFE AND FREELY PRACTISE ONE'S OWN FAITH TO BE RESPECTED." __________________________________________________________________________________
SERENDIPIDY - Sports injury leads teen to Musical Talents __________________________________________________________________________________
GOING PAST LIMITATIONS - Soccer star doesn't let losing a leg deter her from goal __________________________________________________________________________________
PARENTING: Doctors Raise Red Flag: Children Under 2 Should Avoid All Computer Screen Time __________________________________________________________________________________
The important contributions of 10 Muslim Women __________________________________________________________________________________
FITNESS: Move It or Lose It! 5 moves to put seniors back in the game __________________________________________________________________________________
Albert Einstein on Religion and Science __________________________________________________________________________________
MIRACLE - Woman Drowning in her SUV is Miraculously Saved __________________________________________________________________________________
LIVING NATURALLY - Kale, Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers, Building Community, Feed Them With Music (Frantzich Brothers), Promoting Wellness At Your School (newsletter pdf connection) __________________________________________________________________________________
VIDEO TO WATCH: PEOPLE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO SAVE STRANGERS __________________________________________________________________________________
HEALTH : SCIENCE explains why eating slowly may help you feel full faster __________________________________________________________________________________
RECOVERY : GIVE-AND-TAKE THERAPY for sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - soldiers with horses (Get out of your self.) __________________________________________________________________________________
Political candidate saves woman's life with Heimlich Maneuver during campaigning. __________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS: Christianity faces extinction in Middle East __________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS: The oppression of Bahais continues in Iran __________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS: Chinese authorities sealing off the internet around Tibet, nearly no news of persecution can reach the world.
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IMAGINE NO RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS : Dalai Lama tells his Facebook friends that religion "is no longer adequate" -- "All the world's major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can and do promote inner values. But the reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate. This is why I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether." __________________________________________________________________________________
VIKTOR E. FRANKL QUOTE: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Man's Search for Meaning __________________________________________________________________________________
UNITED NATIONS PEACE ZONES proposed for South Sudan, Syria, Colombia and Korea __________________________________________________________________________________
RACIAL TOLERANCE IN RUSSIA - A Tribute to Russian Poet Pushkin and Interracial Marriage ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY - LASTING LOVE : Women less likely to find fulfillment in uncommited sexual relationships. __________________________________________________________________________________
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE - STUDY: Eating While Driving Significantly Increases Chances Of A Car Accident __________________________________________________________________________________
Amid austerity and debt, Denmark remains happiest nation (with a few reservations ...) __________________________________________________________________________________
World Bank Raises $165 Million in Bonds for Women-Owned Businesses in Africa __________________________________________________________________________________
THE UNEXPECTED & HARD TO DO: Pope to Meet With Putin This Month __________________________________________________________________________________
DANCING! These doctors and nurses are all very good dancers, and this is the way to prepare for a double masectomy __________________________________________________________________________________
9 ways to master peace within your own mind __________________________________________________________________________________
AFTERLIFE HUMOR: VITA ES LAVORUM - wisdom / insights from Father Guido Sarducci __________________________________________________________________________________
BE CAREFUL: STUDY - Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem __________________________________________________________________________________
7 Things People Do to be at Peace with Their Self and the World __________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY: Are you in pain? Listen to music - The most effective songs were "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel, "Angels" by Robbie Williams, and "Albatross" by Fleetwood Mac __________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY: Lullabies reduce pain in children __________________________________________________________________________________
FTWM is the world’s first non-profit music company. It feeds hundreds of thousands through a growing portfolio of global & domestic feeding programs. FTWM is not a charity, it is a socially conscious music business helping artists to market their music while they feed.
Acoustic, vocal driven, folk-rock from the founder of Feed Them With Music. This music is feeding the hungry. Every $1 generated by sales will deliver a meal and support the artists. These are songs of imagination and heart. __________________________________________________________________________________
RESTITUTION: Joshua Milton Blahyi was once the feared murderous warlords. Now a pastor, he makes amends for murder, begging families on his knees begging for forgiveness. __________________________________________________________________________________
CONTEMPLATION - concentration on spiritual things as a means of private devotion - CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE PROGRAM __________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERN IN USA OVER GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY & JOURNALIST INTIMIDATION __________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS & THE INDOMITABLE HUMAN SPIRIT - Girl crawls out of grave after being raped, buried alive __________________________________________________________________________________
QUOTE : MAKING JOY WITHIN A HUM-DRUM JOB - SELF-MOTIVATION in the RAT-RACE of WORK : Do a good job because you want to, not because you have to. This puts you in charge ... instead of the boss ... and others are served more sincerely … and the accomplishments always accrue to you personally.
Docs To Parents: Limit Kids' Texts, Tweets, Online __________________________________________________________________________________
Steller sea lions taken off threatened list Population along Pacific coast has made significant rebound in 30 years __________________________________________________________________________________
NATURE MIRACLES - How cells WORK -- Video illustrates that molecular machines are made of chemicals, but their actions are more mechanical than chemical. __________________________________________________________________________________
"The Intouchables" is an inspirational, heart-warming movie (2011), based on a true story. See the trailer here.
Here are five good reasons to view __________________________________________________________________________________
What is the difference between prayer and what we wish for? Talking with Anne Lamont - author of "Help, Thanks, Wow" and "Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair" __________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK REVIEW - RETIRE HAPPY, WILD AND FREE : WISDOM YOU WON'T GET FROM A FINANCIAL ADVISOR. Don't focus on money, but look deeply at the personal choices. __________________________________________________________________________________
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC of Autumn leaves signalling for family reunions - FRANTZICH BROTHERS sing (We're goin' Home in the ) CRIMSON TIME __________________________________________________________________________________
Study: Listening to music eases pain __________________________________________________________________________________
HIV-infected girl in remission sends whisper of AIDS cure __________________________________________________________________________________
A CHILD (without affectations) WILL LEAD THEM ... TO UNITY : Nice short video from India __________________________________________________________________________________
MARRIAGE : Husband explains how he dicovered true lasting love with his wife through giving ("Love is a verb, not a noun; an active investment of time and energy, not a feeling") __________________________________________________________________________________
PARENTING : Mother welcomes her children's social media friends as friends of the whole family, sharing their pictures together around the dining room table. __________________________________________________________________________________
The Principle of the Order of Assembly -- The direction book for life and the purpose of creation
Aristotle on Final Cause (Telos/Purpose) "It is absurd to suppose that purpose is not present because we do not observe the agent deliberating. Art does not deliberate. If the ship-building art were in the wood, it would produce the same results by nature. If, therefore, purpose is present in art, it is present also in nature." __________________________________________________________________________________
W.H.Auden: "the only knowledge which can be true for us is the knowledge that we can live up to" __________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS - RELIGIOUS KIDNAPPING : 12-Year Kidnapping, Forced De-conversion Case Reaches Final Stages in Japan __________________________________________________________________________________
LEADERSHIP : Marianne Williamson, best-selling author, spiritual leader, is running for US House seat in California as Independent. Praises the incimbent she runs against. __________________________________________________________________________________
Walesa proposes new secular 'Ten Commandments' __________________________________________________________________________________
Transforming City Vacant Lots Into an Urban Agricultural Economy - "The land is crying out for something new and different." __________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY alerts us to dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A) in plastics. Avoid heating food in plastics. __________________________________________________________________________________
Orphan's Appeal for parents who will "Love HIm until the day he dies" brings 10,000 Inquiries
TECH GOODNESS : OPEN HAND PROJECT makes robotic prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees, through 3D printed plastic parts. __________________________________________________________________________________
BOOST YOUR ENERGY (10 Tips) - "Making the right choice is not sufficient; one must choose whole-heartedly, actively. How energetic you are is also your choice." Sun Myung Moon __________________________________________________________________________________
Study: A good night's sleep cleans out the brain
STUDY : Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s
ENERGY HARNESSING: New Solutions for Sustainability and Growing Demand __________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher heroes show extraordinary courage __________________________________________________________________________________
TECH: Microchips protect dwindling populations of Rhinos from poachers __________________________________________________________________________________
Iran's President Calls For Academic And Social Freedoms ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord Of The Rings ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Barbara Bush's Problem with George ... some Non-Political Fun
HEROIC RESCUE : IN 1975 a young, American banker returned to Vietnam to save his stranded Vietnamese colleagues and their families
BOOK: This guide offers valuable information for everyone inspired to give back to their communities. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
5 million babies born thanks to assisted reproductive technologies ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES : The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948. It is time to talk about human RESPONSIBILITIES. Gandhi urged the committee (in 1949) to remember that respect for rights ultimately depends on attitudes & habits having more to do with duty than entitlement. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
THE WIZARD OF OZ story is rich with symbolism. People are attracted to literature/movies which tell their own story albeit woven almost unseen into the fabric. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics by Christopher Lasch -- offers an insightful critique of the American Progressive movement. In a chapter largely focused on the rise and fall of the Civil Rights Movement, he talks about one of the keys to the early success of Martin Luther King and others, a bearing and attitude that the great theologian Reinhold Niebuhr called, ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Three Jewels of Jainism: right faith, right knowledge and right conduct. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (5 Piano Guys, 1 piano) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Why do children and families need our help and support?
Healthy Families are the sign of a healthy society with long-term problem-solving viability.
Politics or Politeness, you chose. One is the fighting for power, the other is the sharing of respect. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Wow! 600 Irish students having awesome fun singing cup song Amhrán na gCupán (Gaelic), "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Student at University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Chapel Hill, is researching peoples propensity to read good news. Click here to take the survey. If you have questions, feel free to contact the study's principle investigator, Karen McIntyre, [email protected] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Matt Walsh on “You’re a STAY-AT-HOME MOM? What do you DO all day?” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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U.S. Department of State Announces, Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad -- immersion in different languages/cultures a goal ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Iranian president tweets Rosh Hashanah greeting ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha, first woman Bishop in South Asia -- “We’re first humans and then male or female,” she said. “Some of their roles can be different, but in God’s mission there is no difference at all.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mastodon Tooth Turns Up Among Charity Items (Can a returned tooth retore a Mastadon's faith in humanity? :-)) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Returned wallet restores mother’s ‘faith in humanity’ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Wishing for the last visit of summer - "Indian Summer"
8 Reasons to Keep Your Play Outside
School to Cancel Class Because of Great Weather! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Man Invents Ergonomic Shovel ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Walking 'cuts breast cancer risk' ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Passenger lands small plane after pilot falls ill ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
KINDNESS : Debt Collector Uses Kindness for Twice the Success!
TECH : Two Israeli Arabs create $45 dollar Cubox low-power, highly capable computer that fits in your hand. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
BOOK : Author Malcolm Gladwell -- Looking at people & events that fascinate, yet often removed from personal experience -- unbound by assumptions & preconceptions ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Armless Man Plays on Guitar with His Feet ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
FITNESS STUDY ; Just wanna work out a short time? That's okay too. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
WATCH: Bystanders Cheer While Firemen Revive Man's Life ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pittsburgh bicycle maker builds wheels for man without arms
MIND : Language and tool-making skills evolved at same time ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HEALTH & NUTRITION : WATERCRESS - Historically used to treat scurvy, mentioned in the Jewish Talmud, WATERCRESS contains significant amounts of iron, calcium, iodine, and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A & C. A diuretic, source of phytochemicals & antioxidants, claimed also to a stimulant, expectorant, & digestive aid. 2010 study (University of Southampton) suggests it has antiangiogenic cancer-suppressing properties; effective defense against lung & breast cancers. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Singer Jewel Speaks About Public Housing Stigma ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Ambrose of Optina: “If someone offends you …” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HEALTH BREAKTHROUGH : How 12-year old Kali survived a brain-eating amoeba ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
CHRIS ASHTON KUTCHER on True Opportunity, True Sexiness, and True Life ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HUMAN RIGHTS : Girls "hidden victims" of vicious sex grooming gangs, report warns - video ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
How 1 dad inspires teenagers to make 33,000 burritos for the homeless ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
VIDEO : Watch how a pro surfer inspires autistic kids to smile ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Drug Cocktail That Protects Monkeys From Deadly Virus May Be Effective Against MERS Virus in humans
High School students dicover potential cancer cure using native herb Cota ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
OVERCOMING DIFFICULTY : Gabby Giffords inspired by Mandisa's popular song "Overcomer" - "if we keep positive and ‘stay in the fight till the final round,’ we can overcome more than we ever dreamed possible.”
YouTube - Mandisa's Music Video of 'Overcomer'
Teen beats stage-four cancer after being blessed by pope during Make-A-Wish trip to Rome ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
MIND-BODY LESSONS : Pastor gives his congregation a workout for body and soul ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Click to see YouTube Speech "We Shall Overcome" wherein Martin Luther King foretold of his possible death, & said that he labored & sacrificed to "to free our children from a permanent psychological death …" Was this the psychological darkness a moral myopia inherited by Americans because of we tolerated the evil scourge of slavery? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
SONG: by Frantzich Brothers : Everybody's Chains Came Off -- "The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone." MLK
Quote from Acts of the Apostles : Paul and Silas were in prison. In the middle of the night Paul and Silas began praying and singing hymns to God, with the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he would be held responsible if the prisoners escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATIONS : Innovative Appraoches to Peacemaking ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
India and Sri Lanka strengthen bonds through interreligious respect, service and cooperative action. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
MEDITATION : Teacher Yanni Maniates speaks about his book & course: "Magical Keys to Self Mastery"
LIVING WITH A PEACEFUL MIND: REDUCING MIND CLUTTER: "We have to be very aware of our thoughts and feelings. If we have JUNK THOUGHTS we create a JUNKY BODY and a JUNKY LIFE. Every 'junk' thought you have creates 'junk' in your body. Anger, fear, worry create stress hormones that tear down your body from the inside out." Yanni Maniates, Metaphysical Teacher & Author of: MAGICAL KEYS TO SELF... ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
LIVING HEALTHY : REDUCING FOOD CLUTTER - 10 Foods to Banish from Your Pantry and Why ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
LIVING SIMPLY : REDUCING HOME CLUTTER ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
PARENTING & NUTRITION : Does your child need a multi-vitamin? The jury is out .... ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
LIGHT from a water bottle brightens millions of homes (includes video) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
TAKE A FREE COURSE : EDX - Solar Energy - Discover the power of solar energy and design a complete photovoltaic system.
Before You Speak, THINK! T - is it TRUE? H - is it HELPFUL? I - is it INSPIRING? N - is it NECESSARY? K - is it KIND? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
SITE FOR GOOD NEWS: PARENTING BOOKMARK - Raising Kids Who Care
PARENTING : Confidence or Arrogance: What Kind of Child Are You Raising? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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STUDY : Eating raw garlic may help cut risk of lung cancer almost in half
20 Little Changes for a Healthier Life
3 nutrients linked with a better night's sleep ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY : Benefits Of Praying For Your Spouse
Photo of Marine and his bride praying before wedding goes viral
Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda a model for sustainable tourism ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
DOG STORY : Man's best friend, Dog, pushing wheelchair of owner through flooded street in Russia ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
INSPIRED TEACHER : Jessica Garand created the Opportunity Music Project in the belief that every child should experience music, experience a supportive family environment and experience sharing their talent to benefit others to make a society of outstanding citizens and leaders.
OPPORTUNITY MUSIC PROJECT : Give twenty kids in New York City the musical beginnings of a lifetime
INSPIRING MOVIE - Music of the Heart
CHILDREN'S EDUCATION : Growing character through music -- In 1991, 150 kids in three East Harlem public elementary schools were about to lose their cherished violin program as a result of budget cuts. Working with parents, other teachers and volunteers, their violin teacher, Roberta Guaspari, founded Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, a private, nonprofit organization, to save the program and to continue to serve public school students in low-income areas. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Science : Gene Mutation Basics
Questioning Evolution -- Male and Female, mutations in just one gender is not sufficient
Skulls of Homo erectus in Georgia throw story of human evolution into disarray
CULTURE -What Hunter-Gatherers May Tell Us About Modern Obesity ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Science Behind Violence ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
POSITIVE MIND : An ‘Up’ Outlook Can Improve Health ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cinedans Dioraphte 2013 Award-winning Short Film "Momentum" Aims to Inspire. "There is always a moment when things begin." “Any good relationship creates energy.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Masterworks for One and All - Many museums post their collections online, but the Rijksmuseum here has taken the unusual step of offering downloads of high-resolution images at no cost, encouraging the public to copy and transform its artworks into stationery, T-shirts, plates or even toilet paper. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Be sure to get enough sleep!
Baby Love and Baby Sleep ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Faith Dimension of Disability ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
ARISTOTLE : Celebrate This Day When We Marvel at Each and Every Thing
Soul of the Garden : Inspiration by Tom Spencer
Mary Oliver poem : The Summer Day -
OUTDOOR SITE - Washington State ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Caregiver Advocate Helps Other Caregivers Avoid Emotional Breakdown ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
NUTRITION : Serving Up Cicada ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
John Malkovich comes to bleeding senior's rescue in Toronto
Bill Cosby: A plague called apathy ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
LEADERSHIP : HUMILITY and ACCESSIBILITY : PAPA FRANCIS : shuns the seductive temptations of Power and its accoutrements : Choses to live away from the sheltered luxury of the Papal suite TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF HIS MIND.
STUDY : LEADERSHIP : HUBRIS SYNDROME - THE MENTAL ILLNESS OF POWER - impetuosity, a refusal to listen to or take advice and a particular form of incompetence when impulsivity, recklessness and frequent inattention to detail predominate. This can result in disastrous leadership and cause damage on a large scale. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
In Praise of the NEW VITAMIN C - COFFEE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
How far does human empathy reach? How far does personal responsibility extend for the starving? Responsibility if hard, isn it? Maybe that is why we find it easier just not to know.
Pope Francis attacked our “culture of waste” stressing that discarding food was like stealing from the world’s poor. Transform culture of waste into culture of concern and care for the "those others". ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
DR. OZ : PROBLEMS WITH ARSENIC IN RICE, and balancing food positives and negatives with a VARIED diet
JAMA STUDY : Vegetarians Live Longer than Meat-Eaters - Practitioners of a vegetarian diet were found to be 19% less likely to die from heart disease. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Maria Rodale : 3 Keys to a Healthy Brain
Daily Use of Sunscreen Slows Down Skin Aging by 24 Percent ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY : LOW COST CANCER PREVENTION - Vinegar test for cervical cancer saved thousands of lives in India
The 5 Keys to Health and Longevity ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 1 : UN Global Day of Parents
Six Tips to Create Amazing Outdoor Family Portraits
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY : Take an appreciation break ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HEALTH : Bacteria in gut can affect brain function
STUDY : Eating yogurt may ease anxiety and stress. Snacking on yogurt twice a day could relieve anxiety and stress by reducing activity in the part of the brain linked to emotion and pain, according to new research.
COURSE ADVERTISEMENT: Scientific Secrets for Self-Control, Professor C. Nathan DeWall ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
PURPOSE - LIVING FOR OTHERS : Man gives 100 gallons of blood after his wife died of cancer - 84-year-old man says giving blood helped him cope with the loss of his wife and, later, two sons.
QUOTE : "Only a life lived for others is worth living" - Albert Einstein
CHARITY International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF)
WAIT is an international youth HIVAIDS awareness/peer education project, in which participants seek to be role-models for other young people. The WAIT teams use the mediums of theatre, dance, break-dance, music and public speaking. WAIT conveys a message of saving lives through being informed about how to be responsible for ones self and others in relationships.
Gallup Poll: Majority say religion losing influence in American life
BOOK - SCIENCE & RELIGION : Prophets and Protons: New Religious Movements and Science in Late Twentieth-Century America (The New and Alternative Religions) by Benjamin E. Zeller who carefully shows that religious groups had several methods of creatively responding to science, and that the often-assumed conflict-based model of “science vs. religion” must be replaced by a more nuanced understanding of how religions operate in our modern scientific world
MYSTIC SCIENTIST NIKOLA TESLA
Indian-Israeli olive agribusiness experiment ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HEALTH & DIET: Diet soda damages teeth
Live for the benefit of others, not for one's own comfort : Pope gets soaked as he braves rain to greet crowds
CLOUDY DAYS : WELCOME AND EMBRACE YOUR PROBLEMS to learn, grow and defend the Truth: Pope: when Christians lack difficulties, 'something is wrong'. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mother and daughter cooperate to lose weight together.
PARENTING - INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TREAT ANXIETY : child's parents act as "exposure coaches" to gradually expose children to things they fear so that their own parents teach courage rather than enable their children to avoid things and situations they fear. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
AGAINST MALARIA FOUNDATION : Protect people from malaria. Fund nets.
MORALITY IS GOOD BUSINESS : When in error, apolize gracefully, quickly and clearly ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
A Hero's Best Friend: Dogs help wounded warriors recover ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
PARENTING : List of good books to read aloud with kids ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
HEART MIND & OPENING DOCUMENTARY: Pearl Fryar creates marvelous topiary art garden in South Carolina in the name of LOVE, PEACE & GOODWILL, and encourages us to never give up on their ideals.
Pearl and his garden are exhibits of the human spirit unlimited by preconceived notions of beauty, style, race, socioeconomic status, or formal education.
WISDOM OF PEARL : Turn negative situations in positives -- key to creativity ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
LOVE : Pearl Fryar particpates in Artfields to raise money for charity ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
80-year-old Japanese mountain climber Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Mount Everest
Health: Prolonged sitting is not what nature intended for us ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Parents can prevent teens' substance use despite doubts
Low Calorie Diet Protects Brain Cells ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
LASTING LOVE BOOK : Real Love in Marriage: The Truth About Finding Genuine Happiness Now and Forever by Greg Baer ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Health : Coffee linked to reduced risk of a liver disease ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Why men do not share feelings
HEALTH : Thinking yourself well - The surprising power of your mind
Malamute Instinctively Supports Alzheimer's Sufferer
Single vaccination now gives lifetime immunity from Yellow Fever
Relationships: When to share your heart, and when not to.
North Dakota Mom raised 69 children
‘Space Oddity’ : Canadian astronaut sings to us from the International Space Station
STAND UP STRAIGHT : Invest in your posture today for improved attitude and less pain in old-age.
MIRACLE LEAGUE : Handicapped Kids Play Baseball on Special Field Built by Kiwanis
Little Ways to Improve Your Health
STUDY: Caring for pets is Healthy, but don't drink out of the same cup.
TOLERANCE? You can look up -- BUT DON'T POINT UP!
BBC - MEDICAL MYTHS : Does skipping breakfast put on weight?
Paul FRAN-zik and FEED THEM WITH MUSIC sings "Nothing Worth Doing"
Artists joined together to position music against hunger
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance rich archive of articles
BBC | World-Changing Ideas | Phone-powered mesh networks to connect in a crisis
Elvis Costello sings the ageless question: What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?
PEACE PROGRESS: Thousands of S.Sudanese rebels surrender after thaw with Sudan
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