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Can You Name All The Book References In This Hilarious Parody Of “Uptown Funk?”

LIT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>If you’ve been tuning in to the radio lately, you may have been hearing a lot of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, …

James Packer, John Howard and Cardinal George Pell part of secret Chartwell Society

MAJOR Australian personalities including James Packer, John Howard and Cardinal George Pell - plus a minor British royal - have been giving political …

Australia

This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege

Toby Morris describes himself as “an Auckland-based illustrator, art director, comic artist and recently the author of Don't Puke On Your Dad: A Year …

Wireless

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

A Punter's Guide To Not Getting Defensive About Adam Goodes' Truth Bombs

Earlier this week, Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, told BBC radio that this nation’s past is one of racism and denial.<p>Unsurprisingly, it’s …

10 Pieces Of Wisdom & Quotes From Native American Elders

I'm in!<p>Before Europeans came to America, it is estimated that anywhere from 1.2 million to 12 million Native Americans inhabited the land. Their …

Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

Kids in the U.S. are spending less time outside. Even in kindergarten, recess is being cut back. But in the small town of Quechee, Vt., a teacher is bucking that trend: One day a week, she takes her students outside — for the entire school day.<p>It's called Forest Monday.<p>Eliza Minnucci got the idea …

This Surprising Factor Can Make People 4600 Percent More Prone To Addiction

One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives, and not being able to. As I got older, I understood why. We had addiction in …

Mental Health

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, …

Mental Health

What the Josh Duggar Fiasco Can Teach Us About Pedophilia

Want a challenge? Try feeling sorry for a pedophile—those guys (and they’re almost always guys) who lust for children, stalk children and may …

Reality TV

Social Progress Imperative

2018 Social Progress Index: US States<p><b>The newly released index shows the growing US economy is not working for millions of Americans who face stagnant</b> …

We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up

In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in …

Happiness

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

<b>Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b><i>(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)</i>So we’re …

Feminists want us to define these ugly sexual encounters as rape. Don't let them.

There was the time when, 19 and naive, I was guilt-tripped into entirely unwanted physical intimacies with a much older married man. And the time, three or four years later, when I went to visit an on-and-off long-distance boyfriend and quickly realized that it was over for me — but he assumed we …

This Teacher Was Being Harassed About His Job. His Response Sent Chills Up My Spine

Taylor Mali hits the nail on the head whenever someone asks him what a teacher makes. His response is so perfect and incredible that it sent chills …

An introduction to Tantra | Goop

Mention tantra, and you’ll probably get the response that having sex for seven hours sounds really unappealing—as mythologized by an off-hand Sting …

Spirituality

Apple Cider Vinegar - One Of The Most Powerful Health Tonics In Your Kitchen

By John Summerly<p>Guest Writer for Wake Up World<p>The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar can do, but what can’t it do. As a folk remedy, it has …

Make Your Own Organic Apple Cider Vinegar At Home!

Many people are aware that one of the best vinegars is apple cider vinegar. But, the trick is to find a raw, unfiltered and organic vinegar, which …

What Happens To Your Face After Washing It With Apple Cider Vinegar? This Will Surprise You!

The thought might put you off. Why would you want to smear such smelly stuff like apple cider vinegar all over your face when there are delightfully …

Skin Care

The Awesome Reason Why This Teen Boy Is Carrying Around Tampons At School

At one point or another, most women have whispered “Do you have a tampon?” to a female friend or acquaintance.<p>But what if you didn’t have to whisper? And what if you could ask a guy?<p>That’s what Jose Garcia, a 15-year-old high school student in Miami, wants to see happen. Garcia has skyrocketed to …

Many People Use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime and just under 3m people will do so …

Male Artists And Thinkers Who Are Devoted Feminists

<b>Byron Hurt</b><p>Award-winning American documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt – the mind behind <i>Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes</i>, an observation of masculinity …

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”<p><b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lifetime contemplating the role of writing in both the inner world of the writer and outer universe of readers, which we call culture — from her prolific essays and talks …

Young Delacroix on the Importance of Solitude in Creative Work and How to Resist Social Distractions

“Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.”<p><i>“One can never be alone enough to write,”</i> Susan Sontag lamented in her journal. <i>“People who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger,”</i> the great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky admonished the …

How To Control Your Thoughts During Meditation? Mind Your Garbage!

Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru, answers a question on how to control your thoughts during meditation. <i>He banishes several myths about controlling your</i> …

Meditation

I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace.

If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World …

World Trade Center

The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they're lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that "I really don't have to work. I don't really want to do this. I think I'd rather just sit around."<p>In reality, a large and growing share of the nation's poor work full …