Mari Robinson-Mitchek

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Major U.S. railways to offer health benefits to gay workers' spouses | Reuters

(Reuters) - The largest U.S. freight carriers will begin providing medical benefits to the spouses of gay union workers, a rail company coalition said on Wednesday, a day after two same-sex couples sued BNSF Railway for denying equal benefits.<p>The National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC), which …

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a …

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, …

25+ Homemade Holiday Gift Projects To Start Right Now

One of my favorite things to do once the holiday season hits is make homemade gifts. Sometimes I plan ahead if the project takes longer, but mostly I …

DIY Root Beer Recipe

Homemade root beer is earthy, bold, and sweet all at the same time.<p><b>Notes:</b> Sassafras root bark, birch bark and sarsaparilla root bark are available at some homebrew and herb shops. You can also order them online from Lhasa Karnak. Ale yeast can be found at homebrew shops, or you can order it online. …

Build your own solar-powered water pumping station

By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM<p>Issue #91 • January/February, 2005<p>In the last issue, there was an excellent article by Dorothy Ainsworth on water pumping …

Snorkeling

Texas: Put Creationism in Every Textbook

The Frog That Got Caught in the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

This brings a whole new meaning to "amphibious vehicle."<p>On Friday evening, NASA's Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was beautiful. It was inspiring. …

Brain changes of autism may begin in the womb

Scientists say many of the brain changes seen in autism likely occur during pregnancy and delivery.<p>Two new studies add to a growing body of evidence pointing to pregnancy as a critical period in the brain changes that lead to autism.<p>One study, published Tuesday in <i>Annals of Neurology,</i> finds a …

Science Proves Why Men Really Do Need Women

The battle of the sexes is something that has been raging as long as, well, the sexes. And, while we may be slightly biased towards our fellow …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Combine a Mason Jar and Juice Carton into a Resealable Dispenser

Mason jars are great for holding cleaning supplies and cooking ingredients, but they aren't great at dispensing them in moderation. Adding the top of …

Boyfriend Plans Epic Flash Mob Proposal for His Girlfriend... and It's GREAT

While aboard a plane, a preschool teacher just happened to noticed a stranger's disturbing text. She alerted the authorities and h...<p>After 13 kids, …

The Easy Way to Meditate for Health and Wealth

Jeffrey Green, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>A simple 10-minute-per-day meditation method to achieve your dreams</b><p>Are you interested in meditation but aren’t …

Minds Don't Create Morality, Morality Creates Minds

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>People often think that something must have a mind to be part of a moral interaction. However, the …

Just Breathe: The simplest means of managing stress

Our bodies aren't shy about telling us that we are stressed out! Muscle tension, backaches, stomach upset, headaches, burnout and other illness …

Mind Body Connection

• Consumers report that talk therapy was reportedly more effective than drug therapy for depression and anxiety (Consumer Reports, October 2004)<p><b>What</b> …

Mindfulness

6 Ways To Ground Yourself When You're Feeling Anxious

I’m writing this as I’m waiting to hear back from the doctor about whether or not my son has Lyme Disease. I’d love to report that I’m one of those …

Mindfulness

The Foundation of You: From Sorrow to Resilience | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~ Kenji Miyazawa<p>If the title of this article called to you, know that your stories are …

Health & Wellness: Nutrition, Fitness, Diet, Relationships & More

The former California governor and beloved Hollywood action hero underwent a planned procedure...<p>Studies indicate that drinking coffee in moderation …

Journal of Personal Science: Effect of Meditation on Math Speed

<b>Background</b><p>I’ve been practicing meditation on and off for years. It doesn’t interest me in a spiritual sense; I do it because I think it improves my …

5 Unique Ways to Forgive and Let Go

<i>“The past has no power over the present moment.”<br>―Eckhart Tolle</i><p>There is great value in every act of forgiveness. You can forgive yourself, you can …

One Soul, Many Bodies: The Case for Reincarnation

Allan Danelek, <i>New Dawn</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What happens to us when we die? It’s a question everyone eventually asks themselves at some point in their life. It …

3 Ways to Become a Better Adult by Acting Like a Kid | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all of our lives.”<p>-Albert Einstein<p>I remember …

Success

Take Refuge in the Buddha and Become Fearless

As a teacher I’m often asked: What does it mean in Buddhist practice when you agree to “take refuge” in the Buddha? Does this mean I need to worship …

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

10 years after launch, Opportunity rover hits new Martian milestone

This view, captured on July 2 by the Opportunity rover's hazard-avoidance camera, shows the Martian terrain that the rover is crossing in a flat area called Botany Bay, on the way toward Solander Point, which is visible on the horizon.<p>On the 10th anniversary of its launch, NASA's Opportunity rover …

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