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The worst journalists in comics: How The Daily Bugle became a parody of Fox News

<b>J. Jonah Jameson (marvel.wikia.com)</b><p>The comic book world offers a useful lesson in Bad Journalism 101<p>Mark Peters<p>October 11, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Journalists get a bad rap—and we often deserve it. We miss the big stories. We focus on the dumb stories, like George Clooney’s wedding or the bazillionth …

Terminal Lucidity: A Review

Terminal Lucidity is the term used when dying people, who have previously been unresponsive or minimally responsive, suddenly gain clarity of mind …

Although we have limitless potential, we can end up feeling boxed in to a particular role in life or a particular understanding of who we are. How does this happen? We limit ourselves when we adopt specific identities, and then believe that this is truly who we are and must be. 17th Karmapa from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out"

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The fine art of heckling

Anyone can yell insults at the ballpark. Mastering the delicate art of heckling takes finesse.<p>George Bernard Shaw, the famed Irish playwright, was …

Natural Cures Not Medicine

平常仁波切總是慈悲、無償的將珍貴血寶丸與四眾弟子結緣,此次若非KTD有龐大的建寺貸款要清償,仁波切決不允許我們以隨喜工程款結緣的方式送出血寶丸。 珍貴的血寶丸 The Sacred Nectar Pill (with English translation) 尊貴大寶法王噶瑪巴在北美主座的住持---堪布卡塔仁波切---於2010年底的彌陀法會期間,特別為我們講述「血寶丸」的歷史淵源。 當第十六世大寶法王在1981年圓寂之前,曾經在美國伊利諾州錫安鎮的一家醫院接受治療,當時因為須要所以抽了一些血。抽完血之後,大寶法王把四瓶從他身上抽出來的血,小心翼翼地裝在信封裡,然後在信封上蓋印,親自交給堪布卡塔仁波切,並指示他要好好的保管這四瓶血。法王沒有把最後新鮮的血交給其他人,只有交給堪布卡塔仁波切。法王圓寂之後,仁波切心想,法王會把這四瓶血交給他,一定有特別的用意,應該是要用來利益眾生的,於是他就用這些血來做甘露丸,所以我們稱之為「血甘露丸」或「血寶丸」。 之後陸陸續續有許多人跟仁波切說,血寶丸真的具有特殊的神效,不論是對生病或臨終者都有很大的幫助,甚至是重病的人要臨終了,但世壽未盡,身體還能恢復過來,許多人都覺得很不可思議。這次為了大寶法王在北美的主要道場 - 噶瑪三乘法輪寺(KTD) - 募款,仁波切願意把他最珍貴的血寶丸與更多的功德主們結緣。 仁波切告訴我們,每一顆血寶丸都是他親手不斷地搓揉出來的,而且每次只能做兩顆。老上師今年91歲,恆常以持咒及念誦祈請文為眾生祈福,在製作血甘露丸的過程中,他老人家也寧靜地將無限的祝福與加持,一遍又一遍地揉進這一顆顆的血寶丸之中,藉著它,讓大家感受到上師對所有眾生的愛護及慈悲,以及第十六世大寶法王留給後世弟子最珍貴的心血加持。 平常仁波切總是慈悲、無償的將此珍貴血寶丸與四眾弟子結緣,此次若非KTD有龐大的建寺貸款要清償,仁波切決不允許我們以隨喜工程款結緣的方式送出血寶丸。您只要隨喜美金365元(台幣11000元),隨喜工程款之貸款清償,我們就會為您奉上一顆珍貴的血寶丸。您的善款功不唐捐。只要KTD有片瓦存在,您的功德永不消失。 Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot of KTD - North American Seat of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, talked about the historic origin of “The Sacred Blood Nectar Pill” during Amitabha Retreat at the end of year 2010. While staying at a hospital in United States before he passed away, the sixteenth Karmapa had blood drawn for medical tests. After that, Karmapa kept four vials of his own blood, wrapped them up carefully into an envelope with kata to which he affixed his seal, and handed the envelope in person to Khenpo Rinpoche and asked Rinpoche to keep them and take good care of these vials. After the sixteen Karmapa passed away in 1981, Rinpoche thought it must be a special meaning for Karmapa to give him these vials, it must be for the purpose of benefitting sentient beings. Rinpoche then used them to make nectar pills, these are what we called “Blood Nectar Pill” or “Sacred Blood Pill”. Gradually people came to Rinpoche, telling him these ‘Nectar Pill” did special magic to disciples who were ill or dying. Since the “Blood Nectar Pill” has such magical blessing, and so extremely precious, now for the fundraising of KTD – the main seat of His Holiness the17th Gyalwang Karmapa in North America, Rinpoche is making more “Blood Nectar Pill” to benefit more people. Rinpoche told us that he has personally hand-made each pill and could make only two each time. Khenpo Kartar Rinpoche is 91 years old this year; he is constantly sending his blessing to all sentient being through reciting mantras and aspiration prayers with his infinite blessing and best wishes while making these pills. Through these pills, we will be touched by Rinpoche’s immeasurable loving-kindness and compassion to all beings, and through these pills, all disciples in the future will also receive the most precious and unbroken blessing from His Holiness the 16th Karmapa!

Can evolution explain high heels?

New research offers an unexpected explanation for their allure — one that has nothing to do with increased height<p>Tom Jacobs<p>January 2, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Fashions in dress come and go, but a peculiar one has stayed in style for many generations, and …

7 Things College Freshmen Should Do To Be Successful In Life

On top of the little things like registering for classes and figuring out where everything is, freshmen are finding their way in an entirely new social setting — one filled with countless parties, clubs, and activities to choose from.<p>With all that on their minds, it's no wonder post-college plans …

Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds | Moyers & Company

<b>BILL MOYERS</b>: We turn now from one champion of the public interest to another. From Sheila Bair fighting for greater oversight of the big banks to a …