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Transforming Your Reality

In his Dharma speeches Son Master Songdam makes the extraordinary claim that the entire universe is actually a mirror.<p>He claims that everything we experience as external events and objects are actually the reflections of our own mental activity. Our states of mind are reflected back to us from this …

Spirituality

Signs that Indicate Your Body is Too Acidic and How to Fix it Fast

Having an acidic diet can lead to many health problems, imbalances in the body and potential dangerous illness. Our bodies need to work at an optimal …

14 apps to help you shop, cook, and eat better

So you’ve made the decision to reboot your diet: Eat healthier, cook more, and — once you download all the necessary apps — live your best food life. …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break | Inc.com

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

Drinking in pregnancy 'significant' cause of childhood brain damage

<b>One of the UK's leading experts in child health is calling for stronger warnings on alcohol to alert women to the dangers of drinking while pregnant.</b><p>Sir Al Aynsley-Green said exposure to alcohol before birth was one of the "most significant" causes of childhood brain damage.<p>His call for tougher …

Alcohol

GOP’s fear of a black America: The long, racist history which explains Dylann Roof and stains the so-called “party of Lincoln”

Dylann Roof’s assault was the latest salvo in the racial struggle we have fought since 1865: Who owns America?<p>Dylann Roof’s murder of nine people worshipping at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was not about mental illness; it was not about religious freedom; it was not an …

Black Culture

Forget being 'on the edge' — Earth is entering a sixth mass extinction

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.<p>This is the sixth mass extinction— a loss of life that could rival the die-out that caused the dinosaurs to disappear 65 millions years ago after an asteroid hit the planet.<p>This …

Extinction

What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

<b>We'll have what they're having.</b><p><i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones)</i><p>There's one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of Ikaria, the Nicoya peninsula of Costa …

Nutrition

The Irrational Rationing of Health Care

As I detailed in my prior column, Manny Alvarez is a 23-year-old college student with the misfortune of having not just a devastating cancer -- but the wrong devastating cancer. The chemotherapeutic agents shown to be highly active against his specific tumor cells are FDA approved for the treatment …

Health Care

How to Find the Best Primary Care Doctor

If you don't already have a primary care physician, you should consider getting one soon, as it's good for your health. The American Academy of …

Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

Spotify’s press event today wasn’t just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it’s adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to the app during their runs.<p>To do that, Chief Product Officer Gustav Söderström said Spotify will now use the …

Spotify

Japanese Premier Dodges WWII, Pushes Trade Deal in Address to Congress

For the first time in history, a Japanese Prime Minister addressed a joint session of Congress Wednesday. And 70 years after the end of World War II, …

Japan

5 Easy Steps to Protect Your New Baby

<b>3 Months Before the Due Date</b><br>Buy level term-life policies—one for you, one for your wife. "The insurance money can replace lost income or lost services," says Virginia Morris, Ph.D., coauthor of <i>Standard & Poor's Guide to Money & Investing</i>. You want a policy at least until the kids reach age 18. As …

Churches combat health disparities in minorities through outreach

For Regina Bryels, a longtime member of Brookins African Methodist Episcopal Church in Oakland, religion and health go hand in hand.<p>"The church has always been the center of most African American lives," said Bryels, 66, of Emeryville. "Anything that happens happens in and through our churches."<p>So …

Cancer

Health Disparities Impoverish Us All

This April, we commemorate Minority Health Month -- and this year, an important milestone: the 30th anniversary of Secretary of Health and Human Services Margaret M. Heckler's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. As Secretary Heckler explained in 1985, she hoped the study would "mark the …

4 Things You Never Want to See in Your Pee

<b>Your Pee Is Bloody</b><br>Blood can signal an enlarged prostate or kidney stone or even cancer. Have it checked out right away.<p><b>Your Pee Is Frothy or Foamy</b><br>There’s too much protein in your pee, which means your kidneys aren’t doing their job of filtering it out. This could signal the start of diabetes or …

The death of Freddie Gray: What we know -- and don't know

Civil rights leaders are promising demonstrations in Baltimore for the rest of the week to protest the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed while in police custody. It is the latest case of an unarmed African American to die after an encounter with police and raises the same questions …

Africa

The Gangsters of Ferguson

Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.<p>Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation concluded that …

Justice

White Privilege, Quantified

Recent experiments put numbers on everyday discrimination, shifting the dialogue away from victim-blaming and anecdotal observations.<p>Thirty-seven percent of white Americans believe that the police treat black people less fairly; 70 percent of black Americans feel the same way. Similar chasms exist …

Employment

Muscle Foods for Men

<b>Is there a secret to your meal plan?</b><br>My diet revolves around protein intake. It's the touchstone that determines how many carbohydrates I'll eat in a given meal or snack. I average out my meals and snacks over the course of a day, but the final percentages I like to hit are about 35 percent protein, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

The Science of Medical Marijuana: What’s the Latest?

To date, nearly half of the states in the U.S. have legalized medical marijuana.<p>However, because the drug remains illegal at the federal level, the …

CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside | Colossal

<p>What looks like a traditional statue of Buddha dating back to the 11th or 12th century was recently revealed to be quite a bit more. A CT scan and …

Archaeology

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

GiveNOLA Day Rallies New Orleans Community

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at a press conference hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to officially proclaim May 5, 2015 GiveNOLA day. Then New Orleans own "Queen of Soul" Irma Thomas burst into song, and danced with the mayor, sponsors, donors and children alike.<p>It was the …

New Orleans

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

Neuroscience