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Title: Inspirational or Miscellaneous
Post by: Luck on November 01, 2013, 09:18:55 pm
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http://greatergood.berkeley.edu

Groundswell Against Sexual Assault: Photo Links

Project Unbreakable: from victim to victor
2012-03-13, Sydney Morning Herald (One of Australia's leading newspapers)
Posted: 2013-10-29 08:46:01
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/project-unbreakable-from-victim-to-victo...

Grace Brown was sick of hearing about sexual assault. Having spoken with so many survivors over the years, she grew increasingly frustrated by her inability to help. Then, one night last October, another friend confessed that she too had been abused and it turned out to be the final straw. Brown went to bed determined to act and in the morning Project Unbreakable was born. The project uses photography to help survivors of sexual assault take back the power of the words used against them by their attacker/s and aid in the healing process. Participants write these phrases on a piece of cardboard and Brown, a 19-year-old freshman at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, takes their picture and uploads it on the project's website. Just as powerful are the images she creates. Amassing a tremendous amount of followers from around the world in just five short months, women and men as far as Australia, Europe and the Middle East have submitted their own photos to the site. What's especially striking is the number of people willing to show their faces, essentially outing themselves as survivors of sexual assault. "In the beginning most people didn't show their faces. It wasn't until maybe a month in. People are getting braver and it's been really amazing to watch it grow." Taking part in the project doesn't resolve the problem but it enables the healing to begin. For some, knowing they're not alone or confiding in someone can help kick-start the process and exposing the words used against you can release the hold that they have.

Note: To see powerful photos from Project Unbreakable,
click here http://globalnews.ca/news/871845/powerful-photography-series-project-unbreakable-sheds-light-on-sexual-violence/
and here http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/25/project-unbreakable_n_3989621.html .
For the moving website of Project Unbreakable, click here http://project-unbreakable.org/ .
For a treasure trove of great news articles which will inspire you to make a difference,
click here http://www.wanttoknow.info/inspirationalnewsarticles .
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on March 01, 2016, 05:15:26 pm
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Utah teen with no arms or legs inspiring classmates on high school dance team
2016-01-08, Fox News
http://fox13now.com/2016/01/08/utah-teen-with-no-arms-or-legs-makes-davis-high-schools-dance-team/

New $130 million project to cut food waste from field to table
2016-01-22, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2016/0122/New-130-million-project-to-cut-food-waste-from-field-to-table

What if Schools Taught Kindness?
2016-02-01, Greater Good
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_if_schools_taught_kindness

How a Disappointing Restaurant Experience Turned Into an Effort That Now Feeds 1200 Kids
2016-02-06, Daily Good
http://www.dailygood.org/story/1215/how-a-disappointing-restaurant-experience-turned-into-an-effort-that-now-feeds-1200-kids-meryl-garcia/

What preppers and survivalists tell us about America's apocalyptic readiness
2016-02-10, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/10/preppers-survivalists-survivalcon-expo-nuclear-bomb-republicans-mormons

Where to Invade Next (doing good deeds)
2016-02-11, Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/where-to-invade-next-20160211
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on April 01, 2016, 03:24:22 pm
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Yuval Roth gives Palestinians a lift so they can get medical care in Israel
2016-03-10, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/0310/Yuval-Roth-gives-Palestinians-a-lift-so-they-can-get-medical-care-in-Israel

Penguin travels every year to visit man who rescued him
2016-03-11, CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/dindim-o-lindo-pinguim-1.3487668

A former gangster morphs into a lawyer who helps troubled kids
2016-03-17, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/0317/A-former-gangster-morphs-into-a-lawyer-who-helps-troubled-kids

5 Prisons Improving Life on the Inside
2016-03-14, Yes!
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/life-after-oil/5-prisons-improving-life-on-the-inside-20160314
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on April 30, 2016, 12:26:34 am
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Prisoners Are Growing Their Own Food
2016-03-24, Yes!
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/forget-nutraloaf-prisoners-are-growing-their-own-food-20160324

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste
2016-04-19, San Francisco Chronicle
http://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/Businesses-find-new-opportunity-in-food-that-once-7258630.php

Breaking Down the Walls and Helping Vets Become 'Horse Whisperers'
2013-08-15, ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/08/breaking-down-the-walls-and-helping-vets-become-horse-whisperers

Innocent man ends up pals with crooked cop that framed him
2016-04-15, CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/on-the-road-innocent-michigan-man-ends-up-working-alongside-crooked-cop-that-locked-him

30 years after blast, people labor to clean Chernobyl’s nuclear traces
2016-04-20, San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press
http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/30-years-after-blast-labor-to-clean-7272838.php

10 Things I Learned From Dating a Cross-Dresser
http://www.blogher.com/10-best-and-worst-things-about-dating-crossdresser
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on May 18, 2016, 06:27:00 pm
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When my next-door neighbour discovered she couldn’t have children, I offered to carry them for her
http://torontolife.com/city/life/neighbour-surrogacy-memoir

Why US skies keep getting cleaner
2016-04-20, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0420/Why-US-skies-keep-getting-cleaner-video

Meet the doctor who treats the homeless
2016-03-21, CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/us/cnn-heroes-homeless-doctor-jim-withers

Palestinian ex-refugee Hanan al-Hroub wins $1m Global Teacher Prize for her work with refugee children
2016-03-14, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/palestinian-ex-refugee-hanan-al-hroub-wins-1m-global-teacher-prize-for-her-work-with-refugee-a6930056.html

This New Restaurant Feeds Thousands of Hungry People Every Day
2016-04-29, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/benjamin-hardy/this-new-restaurant-feeds_b_9802576.html

Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on July 01, 2016, 10:06:25 pm
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Los Angeles Is Converting Motel Units Into 500 Apartments for Homeless Veterans
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1659/Los-Angeles-Is-Converting-Motel-Units-Into-500-Apartments-for-Homeless-Veterans#qKCe5RshXyEDw35A.99

7-Year-Old Gets Dream Wheelchair-Accessible Tree House
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/7-year-old-gets-dream-wheelchair-accessible-tree-house

Muhammad Ali Wrote His Own Eulogy And It's Just Perfect
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1661/Muhammad-Ali-Wrote-His-Own-Eulogy-And-It-s-Just-Perfect#Kq9I3hS7u3cKv0os.99

9-Year-Old Raises $500 Through Lemonade Stand To Help Pay For Her Brother's Heart Surgery
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1669/9-Year-Old-Raises-500-Through-Lemonade-Stand-To-Help-Pay-For-Her-Brother-s-Heart-Surgery#VikgjjJLZzShGqLy.99

Violence plunged after he brought the arts to a Tijuana neighborhood
2016-06-09, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/0609/Violence-plunged-after-he-brought-the-arts-to-a-Tijuana-neighborhood

Chicago Police Officers Escort Girls Without Fathers To Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1673/Chicago-Police-Officers-Escort-Girls-Without-Fathers-To-Annual-Daddy-Daughter-Dance#UWLdzQx4t2IRtyAi.99

Baltimore Ravens Player Walks Into Shelter, Asks To Adopt A 'Dog That's Been Here A Long Time'
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1675/Baltimore-Ravens-Player-Walks-Into-Shelter-Asks-To-Adopt-A-Dog-That-s-Been-Here-A-Long-Time-#6oKAUzAZiioJgqs3.99

Watch Florida Cops Save a Birthday for Autistic Boy When No One Shows Up
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/florida-cops-save-birthday-for-autistic-boy-when-no-one-shows-up

Daughter Sends Balloon To Daddy In Heaven From Ohio, Found In Massachusetts Weeks Later
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1679/Daughter-Sends-Balloon-To-Daddy-In-Heaven-From-Ohio-Found-In-Massachusetts-Weeks-Later#Y5r7StCUs1qOElkv.99

He Asked A Stranger To Buy Him Food
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1685/He-Asked-A-Stranger-To-Buy-Him-Food-What-Happened-Next-Will-Tug-At-Your-Heartstrings#sjijALDWziUOotuW.99

An Ice Cream Man Pulled Up With A Broken, Beat-Up Cooler. What Happened Next Is Amazing
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/1567/An-Ice-Cream-Man-Pulled-Up-With-A-Broken-Beat-Up-Cooler-What-Happened-Next-Is-Amazing#ftGuPuLCWTjbYeJg.99

‘Veggielante’ helps folks grow food in small spaces
2016-06-18, Sacramento Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cathie-anderson/article84517812.html

$200,000 Gift for Ambulance Crew Sets Off Chain of Giving
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mn-ambulance-crew-sets-off-chain-of-giving

You'll NEVER Guess How Old This Female Bodybuilder Is!
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/1570/You-ll-NEVER-Guess-How-Old-This-Female-Bodybuilder-Is-#xU32TX7YGOqYvSyq.99

Dog Rescued From Euthanasia Is Now Training To Be A Little Boy's Therapy Dog
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1687/Dog-Rescued-From-Euthanasia-Is-Now-Training-To-Be-A-Little-Boy-s-Therapy-Dog

5th Grader Uses His Allowance Money To Donate 100 Books To The Local Jail
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1689/5th-Grader-Uses-His-Allowance-Money-To-Donate-100-Books-To-The-Local-Jail
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on August 03, 2016, 08:32:30 pm
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(Update:) Foodstuffs: Buy a Meal from These N.H. Entrepreneurs and They'll Buy a Meal for Someone in Need
http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-buy-meal-these-nh-entrepreneurs-and-theyll-buy-meal-someone-need

Rival Gangs Crips, Bloods and Esés Declared Peace in Los Angeles
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/rival-gangs-crips-bloods-and-eses-declared-peace-in-los-angeles

Uber Driver Reunites Wallet Containing Life Savings with Newly Emigrated Man
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/uber-driver-reunites-wallet-containing-life-savings-newly-emigrated-man

How One Man Beat Depression With Exercise Will Inspire Everyone
http://news.fark.com/newdata/news?ad=2169040&bl=82092&ct=adpreview&st=16&ag=20&in=N4SgAQBpcyhYaCEAu5AhAK%2BeIQDnbyEAvJAhANAYIQA%3D

Little Free Pantries Spread Goodies From Sidewalks, Let Neighbors Pay it Forward
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/little-free-pantries-spreading-compassion-goodies-communities

Canadian woman offered to help a refugee family, appearing lost and confused at a train station
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/strangers-train-50-good-samaritans-help-refugee-family-navigating-new-country

A Bolt of Insight Saved Him From Suicide; Now He’s Saving Kids in East L.A. With Meditation
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/insight-saved-him-from-suicide-now-hes-saving-kids-in-east-l-a

Veteran Homelessness Has Dropped By Nearly 50% Since 2010
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/08/01/veteran-homelessness-has-dropped-by-nearly-50-since-2010-report_n_11298218.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News

Teens Ask For Summer Jobs After Being Approached By Gangs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/08/01/teen-boys-get-job-to-avoid-gangs-georgia_n_11303748.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news

This Man Transformed A Bar Into A Safe Haven For Philly's Youth
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/07/28/kevin-upshur-philadelphia-strawberry-mansion-learning-center_n_11298050.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News

Welcome To One Of The Most Humane Prisons In The World
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/07/11/norway-prison_n_11315210.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News

This Syrian Refugee's Heroic Journey To Rio Will Inspire You
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/08/02/syrian-refugees-heroic-journey-to-rio-olympics-will-amaze-you_n_11302684.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News

A Plane Just Flew Around The World Without A Single Drop Of Fuel
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/07/25/solar-impulse-2-around-the-world-flight_n_11190740.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News

3 Inspiring Business Lessons From Billionaire Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/280148

How I Networked My Way Into The Heart of EchoSign's CEO
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/279296

Sage Advice for Entrepreneurs From America's Greatest Risk Takers (five signers of the Declaration of Independence)
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235254

Buzz Aldrin Wants You to Know -- the Sky Is Not the Limit
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278362

Everyone, look at this Winnie-the-Pooh shaped cloud!
http://www.today.com/news/winnie-pooh-shaped-cloud-floats-over-children-s-charity-event-t101232

Former gang rivals providing affordable meals with ‘Trap Kitchen’
http://www.today.com/news/former-gang-rivals-providing-affordable-meals-trap-kitchen-t101107

Strangers surprise man who walks 16 miles to 2 jobs with a new car
http://www.today.com/news/strangers-surprise-man-who-walks-16-miles-2-jobs-new-t100916
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on August 21, 2016, 12:52:04 pm
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Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck) by Alison Ledgerwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO0RbIMxtHw

Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
2016-07-13, Yes! Magazine
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/germany-announces-revolutionary-bike-highway-20160715

Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live [unless it's about AGW hoax, because they won't listen]
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/tell-us-about-the-revolution-where-you-live-20160715

My Walking Pilgrimage
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/gender-justice/my-walking-pilgrimage-20160801

Thinking of Moving? Why Staying Put Could Make You Happier
http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/thinking-of-moving-why-staying-put-could-make-you-happier-20160809

To Thrive, We Must Be In Touch With Each Other [what about being in touch with political opponents?]
http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/to-thrive-we-must-be-in-touch-with-each-other-20160817

When You Don’t Have a Traditional Job, This Is How You Get Creative
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/they-love-it-they-hate-it-this-is-what-the-gig-economy-looks-like-20160818

Sick of “White Nonsense”? This Social Media Posse Will Come to the Rescue
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/sick-of-white-nonsense-this-social-media-posse-will-come-to-the-rescue-20160808

Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/why-bicycle-justice-isnt-a-white-guy-in-spandex-20160810

Master Chef Massimo Bottura Is Feeding Thousands Of Rio's Homeless With Olympic Leftovers
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1782/Master-Chef-Massimo-Bottura-Is-Feeding-Thousands-Of-Rio-s-Homeless-With-Olympic-Leftovers

This School Tells Parents To Stay Away And Let The Kids Problem Solve On Their Own
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1784/This-School-Tells-Parents-To-Stay-Away-And-Let-The-Kids-Problem-Solve-On-Their-Own

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Took Risks After 50
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/04/50-over-50-the-risk-taker_n_5639797.html

Meet 10 People Who Prove You Can Reinvent Your Career After 50
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/50-over-50_n_5648506.html

[Help] Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bibbi-abruzzini/share-the-word-global-art_b_9463606.html

A Spiritual Psychology Perspective on Addiction & Recovery [In my case, I consider my urges to overeat to mean that I need foods that provide better nutrition, rather than meaning I have low self-esteem.]
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/drs-ron-and-mary-hulnick/a-spiritual-psychology-pe_b_9462370.html

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachael-yahne/10-totally-bogus-stresses-you-need-to-let-go-of_b_10209320.html

11 Successful Kid Entrepreneurs Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize
https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/273222

5 Fascinating Facts About the First Man to Walk on the Moon
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/280384

5 Success Stories About Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/279884

How a $200 Bet Scared Me Off My Overweight Butt and Into Exercising Again
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/280735

Woman with Down syndrome defies odds to celebrate her 75th birthday
http://www.today.com/health/woman-down-syndrome-defies-odds-celebrate-her-75th-birthday-t101515

Why drivers are actually delighted to get pulled over by these police officers
http://www.today.com/news/police-officers-hand-out-ice-cream-instead-tickets-hot-day-t101518

4-year-old fashion designer has booming internet business
http://www.today.com/video/4-year-old-fashion-designer-has-booming-internet-business-729632835737

Parents welcome ‘one in a million’ identical triplets
http://www.today.com/parents/oregon-parents-welcome-one-million-identical-triplets-t101625

Woman loses 124 pounds after snapping a selfie a day
http://www.today.com/video/woman-loses-124-pounds-after-snapping-a-selfie-a-day-730547779618

91-year-old man in hospice care knits hats for the homeless
http://www.today.com/video/91-year-old-man-in-hospice-care-knits-hats-for-the-homeless-742404163848

Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/is_artistic_inspiration_contagious
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on September 15, 2016, 12:23:32 pm
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6 Ways We’re Already Leading an Economic Revolution, From the “buy local” movement to public banking
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/6-ways-were-already-leading-an-economic-revolution-20160907

The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/the-big-difference-at-standing-rock-native-leadership-all-around-20160911

These Minneapolis Bicyclists Will Take You on a Spirited Tour—Of Their Polluted Neighborhood
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/these-minneapolis-bicyclists-will-take-you-on-a-spirited-tour-of-their-polluted-neighborhood-20160912

These Companies Get It Right, The Good Work Code
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/for-workers-who-feel-like-part-of-a-machine-these-companies-get-it-right-20160912

Free College Tops Black Lives Reparations List [Brainwashing for free is better than paying for it]
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/free-college-tops-black-lives-reparations-list-20160902

Misdirected public outrage over the killing of a Washington wolf pack may do more harm than good
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/sticks-and-stones-and-dead-wolves-20260902

The World’s Biggest School Meal Program Is Keeping Local Farmers in Business [Organic Farmers?]
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/where-the-worlds-biggest-school-meal-program-is-keeping-local-farmers-in-business-20160902

How To Make Friends And Connect With People In Challenging Times
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/feel-good-story/2395/How-to-Make-Friends-and-Connect-with-People-in-Challenging-Times

Despite Growing Income Inequality, Learning Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids Are Actually Closing
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kindergarten-achievement-gap_us_57c066a9e4b02673444fd53b?

Now You Can Do Your Thrift Shopping Online
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/second-hand-clothing-environmental-impact_us_57cf0321e4b0a48094a5c32b?

This Detroit Tiny House Community Will Turn Homeless People Into Homeowners
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tiny-houses-homeless-detroit_us_57d1e926e4b03d2d4599b476?

Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_help_misbehaving_kids

Can Sexting Increase Relationship Satisfaction?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_sexting_increase_relationship_satisfaction

How to Avoid Picking Up Prejudice from the Media [like prejudice against AGW deniers like me?]
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_avoid_picking_up_prejudice_from_media

Altruists Have More Sex
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/altruism_have_more_sex

How parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_protect_kids_from_nature_deficit_disorder
Title: Re: Inspiring News (e.g. Muslims vs Christians)
Post by: Luck on September 27, 2016, 12:17:21 pm
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Why Muslims Should Not Hate Christians

Muslims actually claim to be followers of Jesus and so do Christians, even though neither word was used much if at all in the Christian Bible.

The Quran says the Christian and Jewish bibles are God's word but that they have been corrupted. That's obviously true. The word for Hell was not originally in either of them. What was meant was death, the grave etc, not a place of eternal torment.

The Quran says Christians wrongly worship Jesus instead of the Creator. That's true of most Christians, but not all. The Christian bible actually says Jesus is our example or role model, whom we're supposed to be like, loving everyone. Muslims believe Jesus is savior, but not God, and that's correct. Jesus is a limited being, while God is unlimited. The bible never says Jesus is or was the Creator, which is God the Father. It says he is or was the Son of God, which obviously means, because he was "sinless" and loved everyone, he was like God in that respect.

The Christian religion was faithful to Jesus' teachings for about 300 years, until the Roman Empire corrupted it by turning it into a more pagan religion. It was a better pagan religion than what existed before, but it was worse than original Christianity.

Islam was somewhat faithful to the Quran's teachings for about 200 years, when it was corrupted by false Hadiths.

Zionists who want to restore a greater nation of Israel seem to be major players in manipulating Muslims and Christians to fight against each other. But all three religions should unify, instead of seeking to destroy each other. The early Christian religion was simply restoring the original meaning of the Jewish bible. The Jews had succumbed to some pagan beliefs during the Babylonian captivity.

It's possible that Brahmanism and Buddhism were founded by Abrahamites too.
Title: Re: Inspiring News (e.g. Muslims vs Christians)
Post by: Luck on October 03, 2016, 01:01:00 pm
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(See previous recent post for why Muslims should not hate Christians)

Local Illinois businessman spends $15K posting bail for people accused of minor offenses
https://www.sott.net/article/328605-Local-Illinois-businessman-spends-15K-posting-bail-for-people-accused-of-minor-offenses

Michigan Student Suspended [from brainwashing] for Taking Photo Of Disgusting School Water
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/student-suspended-photo-discolored-water

Advising My Laid-Off Mom About Freelance Work
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/advising-my-laid-off-mom-about-freelance-work-20160920

A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/standing-rock-is-a-two-front-war-big-oil-and-big-banks-but-maybe-thats-good-news-20160922

Strangers Become Family at This Multigenerational Housing Project
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/strangers-become-family-at-this-multigenerational-housing-project-20160925

The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America: Communities finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/the-other-housing-crisis-finding-a-home-in-rural-america-20160923

Finally, Jobs That Work for Parenting, like freelance work
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/finally-jobs-that-work-for-parenting-20160926

National Prison Strike Exposes Need for Labor Rights Behind Bars
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/national-prison-strike-exposes-need-for-labor-rights-behind-bars-20160927

Stop police violence
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/white-people-stop-saying-we-need-dialogue-20160928
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on October 24, 2016, 10:59:10 pm
2385
How this NGO strives to 'make a difference in the lives of the poorest
2016-08-31, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2016/0831/How-this-NGO-strives-to-make-a-difference-in-the-lives-of-the-poorest

The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/the-school-that-put-local-healthy-and-homemade-on-the-lunch-menu-20161003

8 Cities Have New Co-op-Style Black Worker Centers—And They’re Tackling Unemployment
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/where-black-unemployment-is-highest-workers-strive-to-close-the-gap-20161004

We Need Young Farmers, and Colleges Can Help
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/we-need-young-farmers-and-colleges-can-help-20161007

6 Ways to Make Our Money Bring Us More Happiness
http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/6-ways-to-make-our-money-bring-us-more-happiness-20161008

Divest From Prisons, Invest in People — What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/divest-from-prisons-invest-in-people-what-justice-for-black-lives-really-looks-like-20161011

“I Work Like an Independent Worker, and I Feel Happy”
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/what-todays-on-demand-workers-can-learn-from-the-struggles-of-day-laborers-20161011

What If Twitter Were Owned by the Users Who Love It
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/what-if-twitter-were-owned-by-the-users-who-love-it-20161019

Why Would Police Arrest a Woman for Biking to Work?
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/why-would-police-arrest-a-woman-for-biking-to-work-20161020

How to Help Children Unleash Their Potential
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_children_unleash_their_potential

How to Awaken Joy in Kids
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_awaken_joy_in_kids

Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/eight_ways_to_help_teens_get_more_sleep

What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_happens_when_we_shield_kids_from_boredom

People Who Trust Technology Are Happier
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/people_who_trust_technology_are_happier

Scaling the Empathy Wall
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/scaling_the_empathy_wall
Title: Re: Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on November 14, 2016, 07:37:50 pm
2619
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/why-a-talking-puppet-is-teaching-kids-an-endangered-language-20161021

On a Remote Homestead, the Work You Do Is Not Just a Job—It’s Your Life
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-gig-economy/on-a-remote-homestead-the-work-you-do-is-not-just-a-job-its-your-life-20161024

Maryland Parolees Finally Won the Right to Vote
http://www.yesmagazine.org/what-it-means-now-that-40000-maryland-parolees-got-the-right-to-vote-20161028

Seven Ways to Cultivate Joy and Empathy in Math Class
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_ways_to_cultivate_joy_and_empathy_in_math_class

How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_you_can_find_the_good_in_a_nasty_election_cycle

Four Ways Teachers Can Reduce Implicit Bias
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_ways_teachers_can_reduce_implicit_bias

How to Stop the Culture of Complaining in Schools [Make school voluntary]
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_stop_the_culture_of_complaining_in_schools

Five Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_science_backed_strategies_to_build_resilience

Before his coma he spoke English; after waking up he's fluent in Spanish
2016-10-25, CNN News
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/24/health/teen-spanish-new-language-trnd/index.html

Coast of Antarctica Will Host World’s Largest Marine Reserve
2016-10-27, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/world/australia/antarctica-ross-sea-marine-park.html?_r=0

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded
2016-11-04, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/opinion/dalai-lama-behind-our-anxiety-the-fear-of-being-unneeded.html?_r=0

Wine and yoga-loving woman is turning 105 and she looks incredible
2016-10-29, Metro
http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/29/wine-and-yoga-loving-woman-is-turning-105-and-she-looks-incredible-6221620

I spent 28 years on death row
2016-10-21, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/21/28-years-on-death-row
Title: Re: 21 Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on December 08, 2016, 10:02:40 am
2795
Get Ready for Our Favorite Solutions Across the U.S.
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/get-ready-for-our-favorite-solutions-across-the-us-20161117

Most Americans Agree: God Granted the U.S. a Special Place in History
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/most-americans-agree-god-granted-the-us-a-special-place-in-history-20161118

Please Stop Thinking You’re Better Than Trump Supporters
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/please-stop-thinking-youre-better-than-trump-supporters-20161118

How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/how-creative-repurposing-of-industrial-scrap-is-holding-off-a-neighborhoods-gentrification-20161124

The Secret Link Between Gratitude and Performance
http://www.outsideonline.com/2137466/secret-link-between-gratitude-and-performance

20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/20-ways-to-take-a-bigger-louder-stand-in-the-post-election-world-20161124

This Organic Food Company Doesn’t Discriminate Against Ex-Offenders—It Seeks Them Out
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/this-organic-food-company-doesnt-discriminate-against-ex-offenders-it-seeks-them-out-20161125

How Northwest Tribes Joined Forces to Beat Fossil Fuel Initiatives
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/whats-helping-a-tribal-coalition-resist-fossil-fuel-expansion-along-the-west-coast-20161201

Voters Win More Solar Energy Options Despite Opposition From Big Energy
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/voters-win-more-solar-energy-options-despite-opposition-from-big-energy-20161202

They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/they-lost-their-jungles-to-plantations-but-these-indigenous-women-grew-them-back-20161205

The Numbers That Tell the Story of This Standing Rock Victory
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/numbers-tell-the-story-of-the-standing-rock-sioux2019s-victory-20161204

Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/meet-the-guy-corralling-billionaires-to-fight-inequality-20161205

It Was a Blighted City Block. But This Woman Is Turning It Into a Solar-Powered Ecovillage
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/it-was-a-blighted-city-block-but-this-woman-is-turning-it-into-a-solar-powered-ecovillage-20161207
Title: Re: 21) Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on December 27, 2016, 06:30:46 pm
2963
A Healthier Democracy Starts Right Where You Live
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/a-healthier-democracy-starts-right-where-you-live-20161213

Trump Played to Anger, but We Don’t Have to Fall for Divide and Conquer
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/trump-played-to-anger-but-we-dont-have-to-fall-for-divide-and-conquer-20161214

6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/6-solutions-that-support-native-sovereignty-from-tribal-schooling-to-bison-herds-20161219

The Fix-It Shop Where Neighbors Repair Your Clothes and Electronics
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/the-fix-it-shop-where-neighbors-repair-your-clothes-and-electronics-20161220

The Team Helping LA’s Thai Human-Trafficking Survivors Find Justice—And Jobs
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/the-team-helping-las-thai-human-trafficking-survivors-find-justice-and-jobs-20161223

How Community Land Trusts Can Fix Detroit’s Foreclosure Mess
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/how-community-land-trusts-can-fix-detroits-foreclosure-mess-20161223

From Growing Edible Forests to Banking Heirloom Seeds, Solutions to Keeping Your Food Local
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/from-growing-edible-forests-to-banking-heirloom-seeds-solutions-to-keeping-your-food-local-20161226

What Can Americans Dream Now?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_can_americans_dream_now

How to Help Kids Learn to Love Giving
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_kids_learn_to_love_giving

How to Budget for More Happiness
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_budget_for_more_happiness

Why Sex Gets Better in Old Age
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_sex_gets_better_in_old_age

Women vs the Beast (Katy Perry et al)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56fKjdJtDuE
Title: Re: 21) Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on February 01, 2017, 09:17:11 pm
3235
Nashville Teens Mapped Their Daily Routes—And Got a New Bike Lane as a Result
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/nashville-teens-mapped-their-daily-routes-and-got-a-new-bike-lane-as-a-result-20170103

Creating an LGBTQIA Safe Space in Rural America
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/creating-an-LGBTQAI-safe-space-in-rural-america-20170105

Worried About Rent Hikes, 301 Families Came Together to Buy Their Mobile Home Park
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/worried-about-rent-hikes-301-families-came-together-to-buy-their-mobile-home-park-20170109

What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/what-it-takes-to-get-women-out-of-prison-and-stay-out-20160112

Nader Calls for a Different 1 Percent that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play”
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/nader-calls-for-a-new-1-percent-20170113

This Small Town Refused to Settle for Wal-Mart When Its Last Local Grocery Store Closed
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/this-small-town-refused-to-settle-for-wal-mart-when-its-last-local-grocery-store-closed-20170102

What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/what-it-looks-like-when-communities-make-racial-justice-a-priority-20170116

From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/from-grocery-stores-to-labor-unions-cooperatives-were-the-answer-20170123

Tribes Find New Ways to Keep Pipelines—and Their Oil—Out of the Great Lakes
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/tribes-find-new-ways-to-keep-pipelines-and-their-oil-out-of-the-great-lakes-20170131

Ten Inspiring Moments from 2016
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/Ten_inspiring_moments_from_2016

What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_does_compassionate_workplace_look_like

How to Reduce Rudeness in the Workplace
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_reduce_rudeness_in_the_workplace

Why 2016 Was Actually One of the Best Years on Record
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_2016_was_actually_one_of_the_best_years_on_record

The Four Keys to a Meaningful Life
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_keys_to_a_meaningful_life

Can Empathy Bridge Political Divides?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_empathy_bridge_political_divides

How to Combat America’s Creativity Crisis
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_combat_americas_creativity_crisis

How Adults Communicate Bias to Children
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_adults_communicate_bias_to_children
Title: Re: 30) Inspiring News
Post by: Luck on March 11, 2017, 10:57:35 am
3761
Visual learning lesson will get students thinking about solar power and unbelievable inventions
http://www.yesmagazine.org/for-teachers/curriculum/visual-learning-keep-it-light

Los Angeles Finally Decriminalizing Street Vending
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/in-finally-decriminalizing-street-vending-los-angeles-preempts-trumps-deportation-plans-20170202

6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/6-states-with-criminal-justice-reform-wins-to-celebrate-20170203

University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/university-of-california-next-in-line-to-dump-wells-fargo-20170203

To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/to-survive-the-democratic-party-needs-to-stand-up-to-wall-street-and-global-corporations-20170220

Black Communities, not Trump Executive Orders, Will End “Carnage”
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/black-communities-not-trump-executive-orders-will-end-carnage-20170213

This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care—And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/this-town-adopted-trauma-informed-care-and-saw-a-decrease-in-crime-and-suspension-rates-20170222

We Aren’t So Different—3 Steps to Overcome Hate and Fear
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/we-arent-so-different-3-steps-to-overcome-hate-and-fear-20170224

The Woman Giving Refugee Kids Free Lawyers
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/this-former-baseball-executive-left-his-job-to-help-immigrants-20170227

Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/why-defending-human-rights-is-womens-work-20170308

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/this-invention-lets-rural-hondurans-clean-their-water-and-own-the-treatment-plants-20170309

Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/defunding-police-how-antiracist-organizers-got-seattle-to-listen-20170309

How to Nurture Empathic Joy in Your Classroom
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_nurture_empathic_joy_in_your_classroom

New research reveals how we learn to lie for the benefit of other people
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/whats_good_about_lying

Why You Need More Nature in Your Life
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_you_need_more_nature_in_your_life

What You Can Learn from Polyamory
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_you_can_learn_from_polyamory

Can You Change Your Personality?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_you_change_your_personality

How to Help Students Feel Powerful at School
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_students_feel_powerful_at_school

Why leaders can be so dismissive of creative ideas—and how to change this mindset
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_your_creative_ideas_get_ignored

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_dogs_help_people_get_along_better

How women’s voices can benefit business and society
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/are_women_more_ethical_than_men

Why Don’t We Prepare Enough for Disasters?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_dont_we_prepare_enough_for_disasters
Title: Re: 30) Inspirational Articles Monthly
Post by: Luck on March 20, 2017, 09:59:59 am
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(Recent article titles & links are posted above.)

My Latest Inspiration: (Update below)
Daily Family Communication


Start each supper with communication: ask everyone to share about how they can help the family be happier.

+ Step 11 + God concept
http://www.lebanonpaaa.org/read-the-big-book-12-12-online
Big Book page 62: Selfishness—self-centeredness! That, we think, is the
root of our troubles. ... First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn’t work. Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. ... When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed. We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well.

I agreed about the problem of selfishness, but my Reaction to that last sentence was: Yeah, right. God provides what we need IF we perform His work well. But God can always say, too bad, you didn't quite follow my directions as I intended. You didn't do your work well enough, so I won't be providing you what you need. Then I realized that's how Dad acted as my former employer: judgmental, hard-nosed, unfriendly. I then tried to improve my God concept, since I knew God wasn't like Dad, but it took me 2 or 3 years to find a better believable concept. I had been living in Denver a couple weeks and going to meetings often. Walking to a meeting one day I felt lonely, since I was still living alone and had no close friends. I had previously thought that the feeling meant I needed to find companionship, but this time I asked myself if there might be any falsehood behind that emotion, since there usually is falsehood behind most unpleasant emotions.

As soon as I asked, I realized there is falsehood behind it. Since God is always with us, I realized we're never really alone. So the feeling of being alone is an illusion. So I asked why I felt alone. Again the answer came immediately. It was because I was leary of getting close to God, because I still felt like God is judgmental, hard-nosed and unfriendly. And then I realized God isn't like that at all. God doesn't want to be a slave driver or make life miserable for us. God only wants to be our friend, help us find true happiness and give advice any time we ask for it. And it made sense then to ask God for advice as often as possible. Since then I've tried to ask God's advice often each day. And I learned later to ask for what I may need by thanking God in advance for it.

+ Roadblocks to communication
While trying to have daily family communication during supper, it's best if everyone watch out for common roadblocks to communication, at least when someone has an unpleasant emotion.
-- http://parenteffectivenesstraining.blogspot.com/2009/02/some-notes-on-12-communication.html
-- https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents/138?task=view
- Ordering, Directing: "Stop feeling sorry for yourself..."
- Warning, Threatening: "You'll never make friends if..." "You'd better stop worrying so much or..."
- Moralizing, Preaching: "Life is not a bowl of cherries..." "You shouldn't feel that way..." "Patience is a virtue you should learn..."
- Advising, Giving Solutions: "What I would do is...", "Why don't you..." "Let me suggest..."
- Persuading with Logic, Arguing: "Here is why you are wrong..." "The facts are..." "Yes, but..."
- Judging, Criticizing, Blaming: "You are not thinking maturely..." "You are just lazy..." "Maybe you started the fight first..."
- Praising, Agreeing: "Well, I think you're doing a great job!" "You're right!--that teacher sounds awful."
- Name-calling, Ridiculing: "Crybaby--", "That's stupid to worry about one low test grade."
- Analyzing, Diagnosing: "What's wrong with you is..." "You're just tired." "What you really mean is..."
- Reassuring, Sympathizing: "Don't worry." "You'll feel better." "Oh, cheer up!"
- Questioning, Probing: "Why..." "Who...?" "What did you...?" "How...?"
- Diverting, Sarcasm, Withdrawal: "Let's talk about pleasant things..." "Why don't you try running the world!?" Remaining silent, turning away
-- Two things to know about "Roadblocks":
- These are roadblocks when the person is experiencing a problem or strong feelings (The Other Owns the Problem). When the relationship is in the "No Problem Area" many of these are not roadblocks (e.g., joking, asking questions, etc.). Some, like name-calling and ridiculing are always risky and cause problems.
- You are not a "bad" parent because you use roadblocks. You are doing what you have been taught to do to help others. P.E.T. will provide you with more effective alternatives to begin using instead of these common roadblocks.

+ Communication differences between men & women
-- http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/13970/1/Communication--Differences-Between-Men-and-Women.html
- In communication between a man and a woman:
- the man should listen for the woman's emotions, not for solutions to her problems unless she asks and not try to remember all the details of her statements.
- The woman should make her statement clear and to the point. If making a large and complicated point, break it down into chunks that he can fully understand before moving onto your next point. Also try not to interrupt him when he's talking.

Update:
New Relationship:

Dear prospective GF, if you like to help people, would you like to discuss ideas for a non-profit organization, or a non-profit hospital, or something like that (after our first date)?
Title: Re: 30) Inspirational Articles Monthly
Post by: Luck on April 20, 2017, 08:33:49 am
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In a Bad Mood? Studies Show Why That Can Be a Good Thing
http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/in-a-bad-mood-studies-show-why-that-can-be-a-good-thing-20170321

In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/in-berlin-a-model-for-creative-and-affordable-housing-20170412

Winners (and Losers) in New York’s Plan to Make College Free
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/winners-and-losers-in-new-yorks-plan-to-make-college-free-20170413

Self-Compassion Opens Our Hearts
http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/self-esteem-might-boost-our-egos-but-self-compassion-opens-our-hearts-20170404

No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/no-rural-urban-divide-here-we-all-want-good-jobs-and-strong-local-economies-20170405

How One Person’s Small, Brave Compost Pile Changed New York City
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/It%20Started%20With%20One%20Brave%20Compost%20Pile%2C%20An%20Entire%20City%20Was%20Inspired%20to%20Change-20170415

How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/how-to-turn-neighborhoods-into-hubs-of-resilience-20170414

Doing Something Creative Can Boost Your Well-Being
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/doing_something_creative_can_boost_your_well_being

How Doctors Can Communicate Better with Patients
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_doctors_can_communicate_better_with_patients

A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/is_mindfulness_really_the_best_way_to_reduce_worry

Why to Thank Your Partner for Doing the Chores
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_to_thank_your_partner_for_doing_the_chores

How to Be Successful and Still Compassionate
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_be_successful_and_still_compassionate

Nine Ways to Help Siblings Get Along Better
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/nine_ways_to_help_siblings_get_along_better

Four Ways to Make Gossip Less Toxic
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_ways_to_make_gossip_less_toxic

What’s the Best Strategy for Empathy?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/whats_the_best_strategy_for_empathy

How to Better Understand Your Child
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_better_understand_your_child

Learning to express anger in a healthy way will help couples resolve conflicts, instead of letting them simmer
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_stop_passive_aggression_from_ruining_your_relationship

When Teens Need Their Friends More Than Their Parents
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/when_teens_need_their_friends_more_than_their_parents

Change your life through the power of learning
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_be_a_lifelong_learner
Title: Re: 30) Inspirational Articles Monthly
Post by: Luck on June 18, 2017, 02:59:07 pm
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Update: Rescue Dog Saves 3-Year-Old Girl's Life, Finds Her Curled Up In A Ditch
http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/22331-rescue-dog-saves-3-year-old-girls-life-finds-her-curled-up-in-a-ditch

Starting a private nation in space
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/asgardia-nation-space-data-storage-off-planet (https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/asgardia-nation-space-data-storage-off-planet)

(I'd rather do it on the oceans, or in Antarctica or Greenland.)

1 Addicted 2 Success
http://addicted2success.com/

2 Motivation Grid
http://motivationgrid.com/

3 Pick the Brain
http://pickthebrain.com/

4 Get Motivation
http://getmotivation.com/

5 Tiny Buddha
http://tinybuddha.com/

6 Dumb Little Man
http://dumblittleman.com/

7 Alden Tan
http://alden-tan.com/

8 The Utopian Life
http://theutopianlife.com/

9 Deep Existence
http://deepexistence.com/

10 I Need Motivation
http://ineedmotivation.com/

11 Become the Lion
https://becomethelion.com/

12 MenProvement
http://menprovement.com/

13 Planet of Success
http://planetofsuccess.com/

14 Everyday Power Blog
http://everydaypowerblog.com/

15 Success Consciousness
http://successconsciousness.com/

16 Life Hack
http://lifehack.org/

17 Motivation for Dreamers
http://motivation-for-dreamers.com/

18 Motivation to Move
http://motivationtomove.com/

19 The Positivity Blog
http://positivityblog.com/

20 Productivity 501
http://productivity501.com/

21 Motive In Motion
http://motiveinmotion.com/

22 Fearless Motivation
http://fearlessmotivation.com/

23 Zen Habits
http://zenhabits.net/

24 Motivational Memo
http://motivationalmemo.com/

25 Scott H Young
http://scotthyoung.com/

xxvi Fear of lists
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwmnm6S9mz779bUSg1dXLxtYqI9ZVLhqZ
PINACIPHOBIA
http://mentalfloss.com/article/74108/40-peculiar-p-words-pep-your-vocabulary

Title: Re: 30) Inspirational Articles Monthly
Post by: Luck on August 04, 2017, 02:29:09 pm
5157
Four Reasons Why Endings Can Make You Happier
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_reasons_why_endings_can_make_you_happier

How the Science of Well-Being Is Evolving
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_the_science_of_well_being_is_evolving

Three Surprising Insights about Success and Happiness
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/three_surprising_insights_about_success_and_happiness

How to Deal with Social Awkwardness
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_deal_with_social_awkwardness

How Looking at Puppies Can Improve Your Marriage
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_looking_at_puppies_can_improve_your_marriage

Which Factors Shape Our Empathy?
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/which_factors_shape_our_empathy
Title: Re: 30) Inspirational Articles Monthly
Post by: Luck on September 02, 2017, 04:40:48 pm
5395
I Am the Reason My Husband Infuriates Me
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/i_am_the_reason_my_husband_infuriates_me

Why Sex [with the right person] Is So Good for Your Relationship
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_sex_is_so_good_for_your_relationship

How Students Benefit from School Diversity
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_students_benefit_from_school_diversity

Drug Addiction, Social Connection, and the Brain
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/drug_addiction_social_connection_and_the_brain

Mindfulness training can benefit stressed-out employees.
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_mindfulness_help_you_disconnect_from_work

How the Science of Happiness Can Help You Connect with Others
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_the_science_of_happiness_can_help_you_connect_with_others

Five Limits Your Brain Puts on Generosity
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_limits_your_brain_puts_on_generosity
Title: Re: 30) Inspirational Articles Monthly
Post by: Luck on November 15, 2017, 12:00:00 pm
5841
Long-term study concludes that only one hour of exercise per week (10 minutes a day) could reduce depression risk by 44% [The thought of doing boring exercise is depressing. How about exercise that's fun?]
https://www.sott.net/article/363867-Long-term-study-concludes-that-only-one-hour-of-exercise-per-week-could-reduce-depression-risk-by-44

Different types of meditation strengthen different parts of the brain
https://www.sott.net/article/363937-Switch-it-up-Different-types-of-meditation-strengthen-different-parts-of-the-brain

Being busy is killing our ability to think creatively
https://www.sott.net/article/363969-Being-busy-is-killing-our-ability-to-think-creatively

The art of self-control
https://www.sott.net/article/364014-The-art-of-self-control

Stepping outside your comfort zone: Ten uncomfortable challenges that will pay off forever
https://www.sott.net/article/364092-Stepping-outside-your-comfort-zone-Ten-uncomfortable-challenges-that-will-pay-off-forever

Seven ways to improve your understanding of others and to be better understood
https://www.sott.net/article/364241-Seven-ways-to-improve-your-understanding-of-others-and-to-be-better-understood

Research finds positive personality traits make people more physically attractive to others
https://www.sott.net/article/364281-Research-finds-positive-personality-traits-make-people-more-physically-attractive-to-others

Study finds some children may not experience lasting mental scars from bullying
https://www.sott.net/article/364315-Study-finds-some-children-may-not-experience-lasting-mental-scars-from-bullying

Questions to ask yourself that can change your life
https://www.sott.net/article/364326-Questions-to-ask-yourself-that-can-change-your-life

Are moods contagious? In a word - yes
https://www.sott.net/article/364449-Are-moods-contagious-In-a-word-yes

Reading rewires your brain for more intelligence & empathy
https://www.sott.net/article/364523-Reading-rewires-your-brain-for-more-intelligence-empathy

Study suggests magic mushrooms may 'reset' depressed patients' brains
https://www.sott.net/article/364529-Study-suggests-magic-mushrooms-may-reset-depressed-patients-brains

Dark humor: The funniest sign of high intelligence
https://www.sott.net/article/364543-Dark-humor-The-funniest-sign-of-high-intelligence

Anger is temporary madness [That's why it's called being mad maybe]
https://www.sott.net/article/364544-Anger-is-temporary-madness-A-Stoic-guide-to-anger-management

Researchers discover what happens to the eyes of children when they play outside
https://www.sott.net/article/364550-Researchers-discover-what-happens-to-the-eyes-of-children-when-they-play-outside

Wellbeing enhanced more by places than objects
https://www.sott.net/article/364585-Wellbeing-enhanced-more-by-places-than-objects

How our visual memories are made
https://www.sott.net/article/364618-Looking-lives-How-our-visual-memories-are-made

Your dog can smell your emotional state, and will adopt these feelings as their own
https://www.sott.net/article/364936-Your-dog-can-smell-your-emotional-state-and-will-adopt-these-feelings-as-their-own

Ease the pain of rejection with soothing touch
https://www.sott.net/article/365035-Ease-the-pain-of-rejection-with-soothing-touch

Robert Sapolsky and the biological case for criminal justice reform: The "punishment mindset" must go
https://www.sott.net/article/365037-Robert-Sapolsky-and-the-biological-case-for-criminal-justice-reform-The-punishment-mindset-must-go

Can we ever know whether or not our universe is a simulation?
https://www.sott.net/article/365082-Can-we-ever-know-whether-or-not-our-universe-is-a-simulation

Psychedelics more effective at reducing crime than police, says new study
https://www.sott.net/article/365187-Psychedelics-more-effective-at-reducing-crime-than-police-says-new-study

The physiological & psychological benefits of nature are well documented
https://www.sott.net/article/365214-The-physiological-psychological-benefits-of-nature-are-well-documented

The way you walk may provide insight into your personality
https://www.sott.net/article/365275-The-way-you-walk-may-provide-insight-into-your-personality

Study suggests a tendency to daydream may indicate a higher level of intelligence and creativity
https://www.sott.net/article/365391-More-efficient-brains-Study-suggests-a-tendency-to-daydream-may-indicate-a-higher-level-of-intelligence-and-creativity

11 habits of very happy people
https://www.sott.net/article/365476-11-habits-of-very-happy-people

Website collects stories of near-death experiences
https://www.sott.net/article/365694-Website-collects-stories-of-near-death-experiences
Title: Re: 30) Inspirational or Miscellaneous Articles Monthly
Post by: Luck on March 21, 2018, 11:52:39 am
6725

Cornstarch Uses
_Laundry Bleach Pen
Add 2T cornstarch to 1 cup water in pan; stir to dissolve; stir over heat till boiling, then cool; add 5-6T bleach; mix well; put in squeeze bottle.
_Clothing Spray Starch
Add 1T heaping to 1pt warm water; shake or stir till dissolved; maybe add some drops of essential oil; pour into spray bottle.
_Face Powder
_Dry Shampoo

Add 4-5 drops rosemary essential oil to 1/4 cup cornstarch.
_Deodorant
Mix 1/8 cup cornstarch & 1/8 cup baking soda; stir in 2-3T liquified coconut oil; maybe add few drops essential oil.
_Foot Powder
Sprinkle in shoes & help prevent athlete's foot.
_Finger Paint
Add 2T cornstarch to 1 cup water in pan; stir to dissolve; stir over heat till medium thick; separate into containers; mix different organic food coloring into each.
_Matte Nail Polish
Mix cornstarch with nail polish, then apply immediately to the nails.
https://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/25-uses-for-cornstarch
Knot Detangling
Oil Stain Removing
Wash Windows
Face Blush & Bronzer
Hand Grip
Scorch Mark Removal
Blood Stain Removal
Fur Cleaning
Floor Desqueaking

Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous
Post by: Luck on April 01, 2018, 11:36:25 pm
6893

A Friend in You, Anime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgyzLiTkd5k

After the Rain Anime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEccIwC5zdg

Anime Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQdfHXtNmzw

Beautiful Anime 90s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmQj0XgQo54

Other Beautiful Anime videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7DzsGtRN71KbMtlvBpAqUg/videos

Top 10 Most Beautiful Anime that aren't Movies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EfcWvWNJv0

Most Beautiful Anime Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoiDjDFaemQ

Beautiful anime landscape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqRVW5wpQAw
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous (Immigration)
Post by: Luck on April 05, 2018, 05:29:29 pm
6976


A Story About Legal Immigration (Oathkeepers.org)

By a Marine Corps Veteran, Retired Correctional Lieutenant, and Oath Keeper

We are a nation of laws, a Constitutional Republic! As such we already have immigration laws. I know this because of my beautiful wife. She and her family came here legally from the Philippines.

In 1966 after graduating from nursing school in the Philippines, my wife’s oldest sister and two other young women were sponsored by a hospital to come here as nurses. They did and found a small apartment within walking distance of their work. They did not buy cars or fancy clothes but all worked hard and took all the overtime that was available, for the sole purpose of sending money home to better their respective families.

In the case of my wife’s family the decision was made that the ten remaining siblings would all go to college for the chance to come to America, the land of milk and honey. The other two nurses were doing the exact same thing. It would be ten years before the first family members would come and one was my wife.

This was an arduous task as education was but one condition. There were numerous health and good standing requirements as well as the requirement to be sponsored by a United States citizen. My wife and another sister came here with nothing but their clothes and determination to work hard for the betterment of the remaining family members. Both of these ladies had to leave their children behind in an effort to create a better life. It would be two years before they would see their children again.

Even though both women had college educations, the educational requirements were different between the two countries. My wife and her sister cleaned houses, raked leaves, cleaned yards, and any other legal work that they could do so that they could go back to college and make up any educational requirements to better their lot.

They lived in a one bedroom apartment to save money. Then two years later their father along with their two children came. He was 72 at the time and came on a work visa. He secured a job with the county on a tree planting crew. He kept this job for fifteen years. Shortly after his arrival all that were here decided to become United States citizens. They studied, applied, were accepted, tested and sworn in.

Now there were four adults and two children living in a one bedroom apartment. Because everyone was working they decided that shifts had to be changed in order to provide for the children. Everyone was working every minute of overtime available to create a semblance of wealth. Some was sent home to provide for the rest and the remaining was banked for the future.

Three years passed and my wife and her older sister decided to buy a house in order to provide space for the family. They wrote a check and bought a home. Then more came and all went to work. My wife’s older brother came here with his wife and two young boys and was unable to secure a job, so he enlisted in the Army and made a career of it. His younger brother seeing this also joined the Army but after four years he left active duty and transferred to the National Guard. He also worked and eventually became a postman.

A second home was purchased and it was one block from the first. Then all came here and everyone became productive United States citizens. In total with the children there were 23 that came.

Not one of my wife’s family members, at any time, accepted or requested any aid, welfare or any handout of any kind. They are very proud of this fact.

Everyone can remember where they were on 9/11. As I watched the events unfold and I was getting ready for work as a Correctional Sergeant, my statement to my wife was, “This is the greatest nation on earth.” She said to me, “Yes it is but you don’t understand!” She continued to say that since I was born here I really had no idea. That she and her family, if they had stayed in the Philippines, would have never had to opportunity or great life that they enjoy. In America if you are willing to work hard that you can achieve your dreams.

My wife is very vocal on immigration. She believes in it as she and her entire family have prospered because of it. However she thinks and states that it is not only illegal, but extremely unfair, to allow any illegal to stay and reap benefits from taxpayers. We already have a path to citizenship that is legal.

Even though our friends on the left use buzzwords like undocumented, amnesty, and a path to citizenship, that does not change the fact that we are being overwhelmed by this burden. Despite what some may think, this is nothing more than a usurpation of our laws by giving illegals citizenship in order to buy Democrat votes.

Either we have laws or we don’t.
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous (Immigration)
Post by: Luck on May 01, 2018, 12:20:06 am
7336

Jokes: Muslim girl says: In my country I'm forced to keep my mouth shut. Here in your country I'm free to talk trash about your country in hopes it changes into a country where I'm forced to keep my mouth shut.
Seen on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXqCr9Hs-8E
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous
Post by: Luck on June 13, 2018, 07:21:02 pm
7806

Study suggests blondes have slightly higher IQs
https://www.sott.net/article/384934-Not-so-dumb-after-all-Study-suggests-blondes-have-slightly-higher-IQs

Yale scientist's breakthrough in brain reanimation
https://www.sott.net/article/384959-Critics-fear-Yale-scientists-breakthrough-in-brain-reanimation

Why society needs more troublemakers
https://www.sott.net/article/384988-Please-feel-free-to-disagree-Why-society-needs-more-troublemakers

JB Peterson on the absolute necessity of fathers
https://www.sott.net/article/385251-Warren-Farrell-JB-Peterson-on-the-absolute-necessity-of-fathers

Early toxic stress changes brain structure in children
https://www.sott.net/article/385380-Early-toxic-stress-changes-brain-structure-in-children

Overcoming the constant self-doubt that undermines real achievement
https://www.sott.net/article/385382-Imposter-syndrome-Overcoming-the-constant-self-doubt-that-undermines-real-achievement

The Biophilia effect for kids
https://www.sott.net/article/385395-The-Biophilia-effect-for-kids-How-to-bring-nature-into-playtime

Artistic college majors linked to serious mental illness [BS]
https://www.sott.net/article/385498-Artistic-college-majors-linked-to-serious-mental-illness

The brain may perceive objects outside of our view
https://www.sott.net/article/385576-The-brain-may-perceive-objects-outside-of-our-view-Eyes-in-the-back-of-the-head

Science says noise hurts and silence heals
https://www.sott.net/article/385628-Science-says-noise-hurts-and-silence-heals

Parental conflict leads to emotional problems in children
https://www.sott.net/article/385671-Parental-conflict-leads-to-emotional-problems-in-children

Why are we living in an age of anger?
https://www.sott.net/article/385852-Social-media-rage-and-hysteria-Why-are-we-living-in-an-age-of-anger

After my breakdown, wild birds helped me to heal
https://www.sott.net/article/386257-After-my-breakdown-wild-birds-helped-me-to-heal

Scientists identify physical source of anxiety in the brain
https://www.sott.net/article/386329-Scientists-identify-physical-source-of-anxiety-in-the-brain-and-they-can-control-it-with-light

Transgender children's brains more similar to those of their preferred gender
https://www.sott.net/article/386368-Study-finds-transgender-childrens-brains-more-similar-to-those-of-their-preferred-gender

Practicing situational awareness can save your life
https://www.sott.net/article/386387-Practicing-situational-awareness-can-save-your-life

Does clutter cause anxiety & stress?
https://www.sott.net/article/386548-Does-clutter-cause-anxiety-stress

Pelican attack sparks graduation ceremony chaos
https://www.sott.net/article/384545-Pelican-attack-sparks-graduation-ceremony-chaos

Conservative filmmaker hires unsuspecting actors to read the real facts on feminism 
https://www.sott.net/article/385076-Priceless-Conservative-filmmaker-hires-unsuspecting-actors-to-read-the-real-facts-on-feminism

Chinese police advice on how to survive a knife attack
https://www.sott.net/article/386947-Sage-Chinese-police-advice-on-how-to-survive-a-knife-attack

Starbucks 180,000 employees radicalized after anti-bias training
https://www.sott.net/article/386991-Starbucks-180000-employees-radicalized-after-anti-bias-training-Coffee-cultivation-merely-extends-the-system-of-colonial-oppression

Daring raccoon captivates the internet by scaling St. Paul skyscraper
https://www.sott.net/article/388078-Daring-raccoon-captivates-the-internet-by-scaling-St-Paul-skyscraper

Free Will Is Not An Illusion
https://www.sott.net/article/386604-The-Truth-Perspective-Free-Will-Is-Not-An-Illusion-Why-Materialists-Are-Wrong-To-Deny-Their-Own-Freedom

Responsibility is the antidote to tyranny
https://www.sott.net/article/386610-By-starting-small-responsibility-is-the-antidote-to-tyranny

How expectations influence performance
https://www.sott.net/article/386672-The-Pygmalion-Effect-How-expectations-influence-performance

Two relationship patterns that are most harmful to couples
https://www.sott.net/article/386713-Two-relationship-patterns-that-are-most-harmful-to-couples

Being in a group can lower your IQ
https://www.sott.net/article/386800-Being-in-a-group-can-lower-your-IQ

Does It Make Sense To Believe in God?
https://www.sott.net/article/387155-The-Truth-Perspective-Atheism-vs-Religion-Does-It-Make-Sense-To-Believe-in-God-Part-1

Cults, brainwashing, and mind control in America
https://www.sott.net/article/387215-Cults-brainwashing-and-mind-control-in-America

Making lifestyle changes permanent
https://www.sott.net/article/387313-Making-lifestyle-changes-permanent-Focus-on-one-thing-right-now-and-make-a-specific-plan

How to know when you are dealing with an emotional manipulator
https://www.sott.net/article/387635-How-to-know-when-you-are-dealing-with-an-emotional-manipulator

Conscientious extroverts are happier after marriage
https://www.sott.net/article/387636-Conscientious-extroverts-are-happier-after-marriage

Feeling isolated? If so, you're not alone
https://www.sott.net/article/387639-Feeling-isolated-If-so-you-re-not-alone

Embracing an Ennobling Vision by Rejecting Cynicism and Nihilism
https://www.sott.net/article/387741-Embracing-an-Ennobling-Vision-by-Rejecting-Cynicism-and-Nihilism

How the mind operates under high stress
https://www.sott.net/article/387796-How-the-mind-operates-under-high-stress

Major academic journal publishes article admitting the evidence for psi is solid
https://www.sott.net/article/387861-Major-academic-journal-publishes-article-admitting-the-evidence-for-psi-is-solid

The dark side to emotional intelligence - and how to protect yourself
https://www.sott.net/article/387921-The-dark-side-to-emotional-intelligence-and-how-to-protect-yourself

Demons really are possessing people, warns psychiatrist
https://www.sott.net/article/387928-Demons-really-are-possessing-people-warns-psychiatrist

The antidote to a father's absence in the home
https://www.sott.net/article/388109-Commitment-and-involvement-The-antidote-to-a-fathers-absence-in-the-home
 
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous (Lose Weight)
Post by: Luck on August 06, 2018, 07:01:00 am
8255

HEALTH

HELPING ACHIEVE WEIGHT LOSS

_Vitamin C in the treatment and/or prevention of obesity [This is quoting a scientific study]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25866299
_Obesity has emerged as one of the major health threats worldwide. Moreover, an excessive body fat accumulation, which defines this disease, could lead to several associated clinical manifestations such as cardiovascular events, type 2 diabetes, inflammation, and some types of cancer. The appearance of these co-morbidities has been often related to an unbalanced oxidative stress. Therefore, antioxidant-based treatments could be considered as interesting approaches to possibly counteract obesity fat accumulation complications. In this context, it has been observed that vitamin C intake (ascorbic acid) is negatively associated with the occurrence of several conditions such as hypertension, gallbladder disease, stroke, cancers, and atherosclerosis, and also with the onset of obesity in humans and animals. Among the possible beneficial effects of ascorbic acid on obesity-related mechanisms, it has been suggested that this vitamin may: (a) modulate adipocyte lipolysis [fatcells burning]; (b) regulate the glucocorticoid release from adrenal glands; (c) inhibit glucose metabolism and leptin secretion on isolated adipocytes [fatcells]; (d) lead to an improvement in hyperglycemia and decrease glycosylation in obese-diabetic models; and (e) reduce the inflammatory response. Possibly, all these features could be related with the outstanding antioxidant characteristics of this vitamin. Thus, the present article reviews the up-to-date evidence regarding in vitro and in vivo effects of vitamin C in obesity and its co-morbidities.

_Belly fat
https://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=1461336
_For body fat caused by cortisol [due to stress] I recommend adaptogenic herbs, vitamin C and pantothenic acid rich foods to build up the adrenal glands. For herbs I recommend schisandra berry, ashwagandha, amla, and nettle leaf. For foods I recommend watercress, rice bran, and nutritional yeast. Several of these herbs also promote the burning of body fat and support the thyroid.

_PANTETHINE
https://www.curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1913785
_In this study a drug was used to induce damage to the hypothalamus gland [where the leptin center is] resulting in obesity. Pantethine helped offset the problems that were induced, resulting in lower food intake, less weight gain, better insulin and glucose levels, lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol, and improved activation of lipoprotein lipase in white adipose tissue. Pantethine is a potent nutrient to help maintain healthy fat burning and thus better leptin function.

_OVERWEIGHT
Weight Loss Special PART 2 : James Sloane, estrogen, fat, & what to do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v==eHfPwXRu8I4

_Ancient Chinese white tea may fight obesity [by preventing formation of new fat cells]
https://www.curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1483623#i

_Ancient Chinese white tea may fight obesity
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/5255134/Ancient-Chinese-white-tea-may-fight-obesity.html
By Peter Foster in Beijing 11:43AM BST 01 May 2009
_White tea has previously been linked to the creation of stronger bones, lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of some cancers. The new research, published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism and was conducted by the German health foods company Beiersdorf AG, now claims that anti-fat properties can be added to that list. ... "We've shown that white tea may be an ideal natural source of slimming substances". Scientists tested extracts of white tea on laboratory-grown human fat cells or 'adipocytes' and found fat levels were reduced.
_[These are links to order Chinese white tea online:]
https://www.vitacost.com/uncle-lees-organic-white-tea-100-tea-bags
https://www.vitacost.com/uncle-lees-legends-of-china-white-tea-100-tea-bags-1
https://www.vitacost.com/prince-of-peace-organic-white-tea-100-tea-bags

_Meat & Dairy
http://medcapsules.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=2370
_Estrogens are given to farm animals to fatten them up and increase milk production. When we consume these meats and dairy we ingest these hormones. [Great Valu milk from Walmart is said to not have those hormones, but most cow meats have them.] These estrogens in turn cause problems such as cancers, weight gain, thyroid dysfunction, blood clots, etc. These are all well known side effects of estrogens.
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous (Communication)
Post by: Luck on August 19, 2018, 08:51:29 am
8424

COMMUNICATION

(The following website also has volunteers who help do mediation to resolve conflicts.)

Do It Yourself Mediation
http://www.6rivers.org/diy-mediation.html

Helpful Hints: Tips for turning conflict into opportunity!

Next time you are faced with a difficult situation with a friend, family member, co-worker or neighbor, try using the tips below to avoid misunderstanding and create a productive conversation that addresses everyone’s needs and concerns.

1. Talk Directly
Assuming that there is not a threat of physical violence, talk directly to the person with whom you have the problem. Direct conversation is much more effective than sending a letter, banging on the wall, throwing a rock, or complaining to everyone else.

2. Choose a Good Time
Plan ahead and allow yourselves enough time for a thorough discussion. Don't start talking about the conflict just as the other person is leaving to make dinner. Try to talk in a quiet place where you can both be comfortable and undisturbed for as long as the discussion takes.

3. Plan Ahead
Think out what you want to say ahead of time. Explain what the problem is and how it affects you.

4. Don't Blame or Name Call
Antagonizing the other person only makes it harder for him or her to hear you and understand your concerns. Don't blame the other person for everything or begin the conversation with your opinion of what should be done.

5. Give Information
Don't interpret the other person's behavior: "You are blocking my driveway on purpose just to make me mad!" Instead, give information about your own feelings: "When your car blocks my driveway, I get angry because I can't get to work on time."

6. Listen
Give the other person a chance to tell his or her side of the conflict completely. Relax and listen, try to learn where the other person in coming from.

7. Show that you are Listening
Although you may not agree with what is being said, let the other person know that you hear her or him; repeat to them what you hear them saying to make sure that you understand correctly.

8. Talk it Through
Once you start, get all of the issues and feelings out into the open. Don't leave out the part that seems too "difficult" to discuss or too "insignificant" to be important. Your solution will work best if all issues are discussed thoroughly.

9. Work on a Solution
When you both feel that you have expressed your concerns, been heard and clearly heard the other person’s concerns, start working on a solution. Two or more people cooperating are much more effective than one person telling the other to change. Be specific: "I will turn my music off at midnight" is better than a vague "I won't play loud music anymore."

10. Follow Through
Agree to check with each other at specific times to make sure that the agreement is still working….then really do it!
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous (Handle Feelings)
Post by: Luck on August 27, 2018, 01:14:32 pm
8490

Feelings: Handle them before they handle you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD4O7ama3o8
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous
Post by: Luck on October 05, 2018, 01:42:01 am
8856

It's time to develop a self-reliant mentality and stop being an entitled millennial
https://www.sott.net/article/394324-Its-time-to-develop-a-self-reliant-mentality-and-stop-being-a-self-entitled-millennial

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person (and why it doesn't matter)
https://www.sott.net/article/394743-Why-You-Will-Marry-the-Wrong-Person-and-why-it-doesnt-matter

Study shows that people who live in rural areas are happier than those who live in big cities
https://www.sott.net/article/390689-Study-shows-that-people-who-live-in-rural-areas-are-happier-than-those-who-live-in-big-cities

Music lessons can improve language skills
https://www.sott.net/article/390725-Music-lessons-can-improve-language-skills

Studies have shown that thoughts alone can improve vision, fitness, and strength
https://www.sott.net/article/391275-Thoughts-can-change-the-physical-structure-of-your-brain

Being in a bad mood can help certain people think more efficiently
https://www.sott.net/article/391571-Emotional-reactivity-People-who-think-faster-in-a-bad-mood

Self-control is the trait that can make people happier
https://www.sott.net/article/391698-Self-control-is-the-trait-that-can-make-people-happier

People who are generous and cooperative can get punished by others for being 'too good'
https://www.sott.net/article/391655-Why-do-some-folks-undercut-helpful-people

Autism can bring extra abilities
https://www.sott.net/article/391734-Researchers-point-out-how-autism-can-bring-extra-abilities

Much of your happiness is under your control - the product of your habits and your outlook on life
https://www.sott.net/article/391741-Avoid-these-common-traps-that-can-lead-to-unhappiness

Talk therapy could permanently change depressive personality traits
https://www.sott.net/article/391792-Research-suggests-talk-therapy-could-permanently-change-depressive-personality-traits

Being conscientious cuts the risk of developing Alzheimer's
https://www.sott.net/article/391870-Study-of-hundreds-of-nuns-and-monks-reveals-personality-trait-that-cuts-Alzheimers-risk-in-half

Are the guilt-prone more trustworthy?
https://www.sott.net/article/391884-Are-the-guilt-prone-more-trustworthy

How to stay motivated in the midst of challenging times
https://www.sott.net/article/392465-Facing-adversity-How-to-stay-motivated-in-the-midst-of-challenging-times

5 brutally honest truths to help overcome anxiety
https://www.sott.net/article/392827-5-brutally-honest-truths-to-help-overcome-anxiety

Why your brain will never run out of problems to find
https://www.sott.net/article/392914-Why-your-brain-will-never-run-out-of-problems-to-find

The healing power of an attitude of gratitude
https://www.sott.net/article/393092-The-healing-power-of-an-attitude-of-gratitude

Pet owners happier, wealthier, more fit than non-owners - get a non-shedding dog or cat
https://www.sott.net/article/393324-Mans-best-friend-Pet-owners-happier-wealthier-more-fit-than-non-owners-survey

Writing your way to wellbeing
https://www.sott.net/article/393642-Writing-your-way-to-wellbeing

How to take a stand against manipulation
https://www.sott.net/article/393675-How-to-take-a-stand-against-manipulation

What happens to someone's brain from complaining every day? [Practice makes perfect]
https://www.sott.net/article/393692-Neuroplasticity-The-good-the-bad-what-happens-to-someones-brain-from-complaining-every-day

From breakdown to breakthrough
https://www.sott.net/article/393838-Mess-to-Meaning-From-breakdown-to-breakthrough

How to reset your internal timer and regain patience
https://www.sott.net/article/394040-Slowness-rage-How-to-reset-your-internal-timer-and-regain-patience

Psychopathic oligarchs are [sometimes] keeping us asleep in the Matrix with narratives
https://www.sott.net/article/394061-Society-is-made-of-narratives-Realizing-this-is-one-step-to-awakening-from-The-Matrix

Corporate psychopaths threaten us all
https://www.sott.net/article/394421-Corporate-psychopaths-threaten-us-all

Those who can do, can't teach: A curse of genius
https://www.sott.net/article/394511-Those-who-can-do-cant-teach-A-curse-of-genius

Advice for lack of motivation: Give advice, don't seek it
https://www.sott.net/article/394542-Advice-for-lack-of-motivation-Give-advice-dont-seek-it

Why it matters that teens are reading less
https://www.sott.net/article/394883-Its-all-about-the-screens-Why-it-matters-that-teens-are-reading-less

The psychology of denial and how to make it through a disaster
https://www.sott.net/article/395157-The-psychology-of-denial-and-how-to-make-it-through-a-disaster

Drawing is a good way to learn
https://www.sott.net/article/396000-Stick-Figures-Drawing-is-a-good-way-to-learn

Do people enjoy your company more than you think? Who cares?
https://www.sott.net/article/396501-The-liking-gap-Do-people-enjoy-your-company-more-than-you-think

Getting to know how others see you can help you see yourself [Nah]
https://www.sott.net/article/396528-Getting-to-know-how-others-see-you-can-help-you-see-yourself

A physically fit mind leads to a physically fit body
https://www.sott.net/article/396968-Chess-grandmasters-enjoy-same-longevity-advantage-as-elite-athletes

Strange Contagion of suicide clusters that claimed the lives of several hundred children in Silicon Valley
https://www.sott.net/article/397151-The-Truth-Perspective-The-Strange-Contagion-How-Viral-Thoughts-and-Emotions-Secretly-Control-Us

Why we don't have to get emotionally embroiled in every drama that comes our way
https://www.sott.net/article/397273-Why-we-dont-have-to-get-emotionally-embroiled-in-every-drama-that-comes-our-way

Raising independent, capable and happier kids: How the Let Grow Project is changing communities
https://www.sott.net/article/397308-Raising-independent-capable-and-happier-kids-How-the-Let-Grow-Project-is-changing-communities

Tips for raising mentally strong children 
https://www.sott.net/article/395426-Tips-for-raising-mentally-strong-children
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous
Post by: Luck on January 15, 2019, 11:16:12 pm
9944

The meaning of monstrosity has morphed dramatically over the course of history
https://www.sott.net/article/400883-The-meaning-of-monstrosity-has-morphed-dramatically-over-the-course-of-history

Churches Behaving Badly: How Religions Succeed or Fail to Prevent Pathocracy
https://www.sott.net/article/399793-The-Truth-Perspective-Churches-Behaving-Badly-How-Religions-Succeed-or-Fail-to-Prevent-Pathocracy

The pursuit in 'interestingness': Giving goals a fluidity that can accommodate new information
https://www.sott.net/article/400155-The-pursuit-in-interestingness-Giving-goals-a-fluidity-that-can-accommodate-new-information

Insight, Or Why It's Not Just Your Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness
https://www.sott.net/article/400331-The-Truth-Perspective-Insight-Or-Why-Its-Not-Just-Your-Boss-Who-Lacks-Self-Awareness

Feeling lonely and depressed? Decrease your use of social media 
https://www.sott.net/article/400326-Feeling-lonely-and-depressed-Decrease-your-use-of-social-media

Vacation is a poor substitute for leisure
https://www.sott.net/article/400504-Vacation-is-a-poor-substitute-for-leisure

Loneliness is bad for the brain
https://www.sott.net/article/400645-Loneliness-is-bad-for-the-brain

Soundscape: The importance of sound and silence
https://www.sott.net/article/400798-Soundscape-The-importance-of-sound-and-silence

How the Big 5 Personality Traits Impact Who We Are, and Who We Can Become
https://www.sott.net/article/400856-The-Truth-Perspective-5-Easy-Pieces-How-the-Big-5-Personality-Traits-Impact-Who-We-Are-and-Who-We-Can-Become

People posting lots of pictures to social media became 25% more narcissistic in four months
https://www.sott.net/article/401030-Study-People-posting-lots-of-pictures-to-social-media-became-25-more-narcissistic-in-four-months

Seeing and transforming the most negative parts of ourselves into something constructive
https://www.sott.net/article/401060-Seeing-and-transforming-the-most-negative-parts-of-ourselves-into-something-constructive

(Parents) Fearing fear itself
https://www.sott.net/article/401880-Fearing-fear-itself

How dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction
https://www.sott.net/article/401957-How-dealing-with-past-trauma-may-be-the-key-to-breaking-addiction

Are schools teaching enough critical thinking skills?
https://www.sott.net/article/402382-Think-again-Are-schools-teaching-enough-critical-thinking-skills

Feminists find 'sexist' men more attractive than 'woke' men
https://www.sott.net/article/402908-Feminists-find-sexist-men-more-attractive-than-woke-men

Addiction and a lack of purpose
https://www.sott.net/article/403131-Addiction-and-a-lack-of-purpose

76% of people surveyed show serious signs of loneliness
https://www.sott.net/article/403349-The-lonely-Americans-Research-finds-76-of-people-surveyed-show-serious-signs-of-loneliness

Aim high: Do everything in your control to become your best self [Your best self will be your happiest]
https://www.sott.net/article/403499-Aim-high-Do-everything-in-your-control-to-become-your-best-self

Joy from giving outlives joy from getting
https://www.sott.net/article/403500-Joy-from-giving-outlives-joy-from-getting

Are memories reliable? Expert explains how they change more than we realize
https://www.sott.net/article/403561-Are-memories-reliable-Expert-explains-how-they-change-more-than-we-realize

Women who emotionally abuse men
https://www.sott.net/article/403734-Women-who-emotionally-abuse-men

Attention is not a resource but a way of being alive to the world
https://www.sott.net/article/403788-Information-overload-Attention-is-not-a-resource-but-a-way-of-being-alive-to-the-world

The problem with completing household chores in a timely manner
https://www.sott.net/article/403796-Clean-your-room-The-problem-with-completing-household-chores-in-a-timely-manner

Why children are ready to shift toward more independence around age 4
https://www.sott.net/article/403953-Why-children-are-ready-to-shift-toward-more-independence-around-age-4

Couples show more humor and tenderness toward each other as marriage progresses
https://www.sott.net/article/404213-Couples-show-more-humor-and-tenderness-toward-each-other-as-marriage-progresses

Why Most People Are Actually Mentally Ill
https://www.sott.net/article/404217-The-Truth-Perspective-The-Myth-of-Symptoms-Why-Most-People-Are-Actually-Mentally-Ill

How the self-esteem myth has damaged society
https://www.sott.net/article/404262-A-lovely-but-pernicious-story-How-the-self-esteem-myth-has-damaged-society

The prolonged suffering of avoidant grievers
https://www.sott.net/article/404332-The-prolonged-suffering-of-avoidant-grievers

An alternative to the APA's new sexist guidelines for working with men and boys
https://www.sott.net/article/404687-An-alternative-to-the-APAs-new-sexist-guidelines-for-working-with-men-and-boys

Science has debunked the link between video games and real violence
https://www.sott.net/article/404755-Science-has-debunked-the-link-between-video-games-and-real-violence

You University: The Value and Art of Self-Education
https://www.sott.net/article/404791-The-Truth-Perspective-You-University-The-Value-and-Art-of-Self-Education
Title: Re: Inspirational or Miscellaneous
Post by: Luck on March 31, 2019, 09:36:21 am
10624

How to actually, truly focus on what you're doing
https://www.sott.net/article/409427-How-to-actually-truly-focus-on-what-you-re-doing

The APA guidelines are wrong. It's ok to be stoic, competitive, dominant and aggressive - but don't take it to the extreme
https://www.sott.net/article/405295-The-APA-guidelines-are-wrong-Its-ok-to-be-stoic-competitive-dominant-and-aggressive-but-dont-take-it-to-the-extreme

The 'silent treatment' is a sign of an unhealthy relationship
https://www.sott.net/article/405666-The-silent-treatment-is-a-sign-of-an-unhealthy-relationship

Benefits of garden-based learning for children
https://www.sott.net/article/405903-Benefits-of-garden-based-learning-for-children

The Transcendental Treasure of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Flies in The Face of Materialism And Postmodernism
https://www.sott.net/article/406554-The-Transcendental-Treasure-of-Truth-Beauty-and-Goodness-Flies-in-The-Face-of-Materialism-And-Postmodernism

Actively religious people are happier than those who don't participate in a faith
https://www.sott.net/article/406788-Actively-religious-people-are-happier-than-those-who-dont-participate-in-a-faith

We could use new guidelines for working with men in therapy - just not the APA guidelines
https://www.sott.net/article/407184-We-could-use-new-guidelines-for-working-with-men-in-therapy-just-not-the-APA-guidelines

Train your mind to work smarter, not harder
https://www.sott.net/article/407287-Train-your-mind-to-work-smarter-not-harder

Why stress is one of the best predictors of high life satisfaction
https://www.sott.net/article/407727-Why-stress-is-one-of-the-best-predictors-of-high-life-satisfaction

How I ditched my phone and unbroke my brain
https://www.sott.net/article/407921-Do-Not-Disturb-How-I-ditched-my-phone-and-unbroke-my-brain

Why stress is one of the best predictors of high life satisfaction
https://fee.org/articles/why-stress-is-one-of-the-best-predictors-of-high-life-satisfaction/

Stop iPhone parenting and give your children the attention they need
https://www.sott.net/article/408103-Stop-iPhone-parenting-and-give-your-children-the-attention-they-need

How to de-clutter your thoughts and emotions
https://www.sott.net/article/408330-How-to-de-clutter-your-thoughts-and-emotions

The power of neuroplasticity: Boy's brain rewires itself even with 1/6th of its contents missing
https://www.sott.net/article/408390-The-power-of-neuroplasticity-Boys-brain-rewires-itself-even-with-1-6th-of-its-contents-missing

Our egos blind us to our own flaws
https://www.sott.net/article/408460-Your-romantic-partner-is-probably-not-as-smart-as-you-think-they-are-suggests-new-study

Vivid dreams and visions of dying people suggest comfort given from the other side
https://www.sott.net/article/408591-Life-after-death-Hospice-doctor-studies-the-vivid-dreams-and-visions-of-dying-people-that-suggest-comfort-being-given-from-the-other-side

Dangers of moral zealotry, one of the most insidious motives for wicked behavior
https://www.sott.net/article/408899-Moral-Zealotry-and-the-Seductive-Nature-of-Evil

There are seven moral rules that unite humanity
https://www.sott.net/article/409087-Oxford-researcher-believes-there-are-seven-moral-rules-that-unite-humanity

How Inuit parents teach kids to control their anger
https://www.sott.net/article/409189-How-Inuit-parents-teach-kids-to-control-their-anger

Mothers are drowning in stress
https://www.sott.net/article/409279-Mothers-are-drowning-in-stress

Brain perceives objects better with attention
https://www.sott.net/article/409517-Brain-perceives-objects-better-with-attention

Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method, prize-winning physicist says
https://www.sott.net/article/409534-Atheism-is-inconsistent-with-the-scientific-method-prize-winning-physicist-says

How science fixed my wandering mind
https://www.sott.net/article/409549-How-science-fixed-my-wandering-mind

Kids are missing out on climbing trees
https://www.sott.net/article/409684-Kids-are-missing-out-on-climbing-trees

Being 'constantly connected' through email, text and social media guarantees that you'll experience anxiety
https://www.sott.net/article/409746-The-toll-of-excessive-text-communications-on-your-psyche