Nora Murphy

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Native Americans in Poverty By USA Government: 5 Ways

Five Ways the Government Keeps Native Americans in Poverty<p>Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. All of …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

Spirituality

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine megafauna, the large …

Oceans

This award-winning underwater photographer makes stunning images on a point-and-shoot camera

Anuar Patjane Floriuk won a prestigious World Press Photo award for the stunning image above, and he made it on a point-and-shoot camera.<p>The annual World Press Photo awards honor the most amazing photojournalists, sports photographers, and nature photographers working anywhere on the globe. Tech …

Photography

School Restraints, Narco-Terror Stings and More in MuckReads Weekly

<i>Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend.</i></b> …

San Bernardino
Startups

A Short History of Whether Obama Is Black Enough, Featuring Rupert Murdoch

People have been asking that since 2006, but what they mean by it has changed over time.<p>Rupert Murdoch has a very thoughtful question: Is Obama black enough? OK, maybe it’s not so thoughtful. The media mogul posed the question on Twitter:<p>What does Rupert Murdoch mean by a “real black”? And how many …

Michelle Obama

Obama: Religious freedom no excuse to deny rights to others

NEW YORK (AP) — Freedom of religion isn't reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights, President Barack Obama said Sunday as he addressed members of the LGBT community, one of his major sources of political and financial support.<p>Speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser, Obama …

Equality

Getting it Wrong: ‘Everyone’ Suffers An Incorrect or Late Diagnosis

Most Americans will get a wrong or late diagnosis in their lifetimes, a new report finds — often with devastating effects.<p>It’s almost impossible to quantify, but the problem is serious, and the lack of a coherent medical system helps keep it under the radar, the National Academy of Medicine finds …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

3 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Life

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they’re not listening? Only in it for themselves?<p>You’re not crazy. Empathy is …

Study Finds Link Between Google Searches for 'N-Word' and Black Death Rate

Does racism affect a black person’s health? If your gut answer is yes, how would you go about scientifically investigating the link? Scientists are …

Research

Collaboration not competition: could this be the future of development?

Amplify is the UK’s Department for International Development’s attempt to bring a truly innovative and collaborative approach to aid. Will it work?<p>What’s the best way to get fresh new ideas for development problems? If the collaboration between the UK government and a Californian tech company has …

Innovation

Secret Aid Worker: After years in the field, I've lost my compassion

A humanitarian worker in South Sudan talks about the effects of years of exposure to human suffering<p>I fear that my work is affecting the aspect of my personality that made me want to become an aid worker in the first place: my compassion. I’m not here to say that I started this line of work because …

Compassion

The Six Essential Aspects of Empathy, Part 1: Emotion Contagion

<i>A new approach to empathy!</i><p>In my book and audio learning program, <i>The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill,</i> I focus on my …

Emotions

Op-Ed: Compassionate support can improve healing for survivors of abuse

Adverse childhood experiences are a public health crisis affecting more Americans than diabetes and heart disease combined.<p>Many people instinctively …

Empathy

Help Desk: Race & Voice

<i>Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary</i> …

Doctors for the 1 Percent

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

White supremacy, meet black rage - Salon.com

Yesterday, six women in the state of Florida, five of them white, made clear that the inherent value of black life and black personhood is legally indefensible.<p>The legal sanctioning of George Zimmerman’s murder of Trayvon Martin gives veracity to an argument that Chief Justice Roger B. Taney made …

Racism

Open season on black boys after a verdict like this | Gary Younge

Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man …

Justice