Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Gender Justice – Gay Marriage to be Legal – American Supreme Court Declares
Gender justice >> GAY MARRIAGE TO BE LEGAL

Carlos McKnight of Washington, waves a flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Agriculture - Scientists Create Low-Methane Rice
Agriculture >> Scientists Create Low-Methane Rice

Scientists said Wednesday they had created a rice variety with starchier grains that emits less methane, a step towards the twin goals of feeding more people and curbing global warming.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Youth Development – Doza Plaza
Youth Development >> DOZA PLAZA

I belonged to a poor family from Nagalapuram in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district and had to abandon my dreams of higher studies to support my parents and seven siblings.     

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development – AwakIND website
Democracy >> Self Development – AwakIND website

AwakIND is India's first socio-political network for people who want to raise their voices on a common platform.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Biodiversity – Malaysia's Black Panthers
Biodiversity >> MALAYSIA'S 'BLACK PANTHERS' FINALLY REVEAL THEIR LEOPARD'S SPOTS

Leopards can change their spots. Research carried out at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus used specially modified camera traps to reveal the black leopard's spots. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Gender Justice - How 7 Things That Have Nothing To Do With Rape Perfectly Illustrate The Concept Of Consent
Gender justice >> HOW 7 THINGS THAT HAVE NOTHING

In 2013, Zerlina Maxwell ignited a firestorm of controversy when she strongly recommended we stop telling women how to not get raped. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Human Rights - Fearless Journalist and Early Civil Rights Activist Ida B. Wells Honored
Human Rights >> Fearless Journalist and Early

On July 16, 2015 Wells’ 153rd birthday, Google honored the “fearless and uncompromising” woman with a Doodle of her typing away on typewriter, a piece of luggage by her side

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Humor – Wit and Wisdom
Humor >> WIT AND WISDOM

After dinner one evening a businessman was entertaining their house guest by playing the piano. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – International Affairs - U.S., Cuba Restore Full Diplomatic Ties after 5 Decades
International Affairs >> U.S., CUBA RESTORE FULL DIPLOMATIC TIES AFTER 5 DECADES

In this June 10, 2015 file photo, members of the media cover workers from Eastern Shores Flagpoles raise a flagpole at the Cuban Interest Section in Washington in preparation for re-opening of embassies in Havana and Washington.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Terrorism - Islamic State Looting on Industrial Scale: UNESCO
Terrorism >> ISLAMIC STATE LOOTING ON INDUSTRIAL SCALE: UNESCO

The rubble of the Prophet Younis Mosque after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants of the Islamic State. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Terrorism - The Whining of the Militants
Terrorism >> THE WHINING OF THE MILITANTS

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the center of Iraq’s second city, 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Research - Earth and Mars Could Share a Life History
Research >> Earth and Mars Could Share a Life History

While life is everywhere on Earth, there is much debate about how it began. Some believe it originated naturally from the chemistry found on our planet as it evolved. Others hypothesize that life - or at least the building blocks of it like DNA - crashed onto our planet from such extraterrestrial bodies as comets.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Health - Medical Marijuana Is a Charade
Health >> Health - Medical Marijuana Is a Charade

The charade of medical marijuana is just one part of Canada’s absurd and incoherent policy mess. Vancouver has nearly a hundred illegal drug dispensaries operating openly, which it has nonetheless decided to regulate.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Research – ISRO is on a Roll
Research >> ISRO is on a Roll

After the huge success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, ISRO is now planning a mission to Venus as well. The organization has been making India proud, and there is much more to come.  

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Youth News - He Made the Youth Dream about a Better India
Youth News >> He Made the Youth Dream about a Better India

A P J Abdul Kalam at the 39th Jnanpith Award ceremony in New Delhi, August 10, 2006

Photograph: B Mathur/Reuters

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Health - Poverty Does Lasting Damage to a Child's Brain
Health >> Health - Poverty Does Lasting Damage to a Child's Brain

The most long-lasting scars of childhood poverty may not be visible to the naked eye. New research suggests they are buried deep in the brain tissue of a child.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Health - 5 Amazing Facts about the Brain
Health >> Health - 5 Amazing Facts about the Brain

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, poses five questions, which will unravel this marvelous part of our body, and relate to the idea of its health in a proactive way.

Photographs: Ali Eminov/Creative Commons

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Research - ISRO Bags another Victory; A Proud Moment for India
Research >> ISRO Bags another Victory; A Proud Moment for India

The British satellites weighed 1440 kg, making this the heaviest commercial launch ever to be undertaken by India.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Health - Unsafe Injections Major Cause of Hepatitis Death
Health >> Health - Unsafe Injections Major Cause of Hepatitis Death

FILE - Injectable drugs are pictured inside an injection room at a hospital in Shanghai, May 4, 2014. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Research - The Science of Race, Revisited
Research >> The Science of Race, Revisited

There is no doubt that different groups of people can look very different from one another. But to contemporary anthropologists and sociologists, the notion that there are distinct "races" of human beings, each with its own specific attributes, doesn't make much sense. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Youth News – July 2015 Potpourri
Youth News >> Youth News – July 2015 Potpourri

Shillong: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'missile man' who came to be known as 'People's President' died on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong on Monday evening

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - 3 Easy Ways to Practice Yoga Daily
Self Development >> 3 Easy Ways to Practice Yoga Daily

I often get questions like “How do you practice yoga daily?” or “How do I find the time to practice daily?” The most popular one is “How do I get flexible enough for a yoga practice?” Even as a yoga teacher, some days I am not able to practice a full hour-long yoga session. However, I have found a few simple ways to practice yoga every day without taking away too much time from my other daily activities. Here are three ways anyone can enjoy the calmness and inner peace that a yoga class provides anytime, anywhere.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - 7 Absolute Best Tools to Protect Yourself from Negative Energies and Entities
Self Development >> 7 Absolute Best Tools to Protect Yourself from Negative Energies and Entities

Whether you fully believe in it or not, all humans can be subjected and influenced by negative energy. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development – Cherish Yourself
Self Development >> Cherish Yourself

Somewhere along the journey toward living the life of our dreams, we lost our way. We forgot the importance of taking care of ourselves, of nurturing our soul, and of filling the well in order to live the life we have been longing for. Yes, somewhere along life's path, we forgot to cherish ourselves.- Michelle Morris Spieker

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - Bounce Back and Thrive
Self Development >> Bounce Back and Thrive

Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.- William Shakespeare

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development – Believe in Yourself
Self Development >> Believe in Yourself

Give yourself a chance. Stop saying, “I don’t think I can” or “But what if I am not able to?” and give yourself a chance. This may be cliché, but BELIEVE in yourself.

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - Having Too Much to Do Isn’t the Problem
Self Development >> Having Too Much to Do Isn’t the Problem

As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care and love—even the most simple action.- Eckhart Tolle

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - Before You Bust out the Anxiety Meds, Try This
Self Development >> Before You Bust out the Anxiety Meds

In the United States, medication is widely considered the first line of defense against every kind of ailment. As a result, we’re getting addicted to prescriptions, and not really feeling much better at all. 

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - A Simple 3-Step Process for Reaching Your Dreams
Self Development >> A Simple 3-Step Process for Reaching Your Dreams

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet success unexpected in common hours.-Henry David Thoreau 

Hacked By Sporsho
Agriculture >> Sporsho

Hacked By Sporsho

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - How to Cope and Keep Going When Times Get Tough
Self Development >> How to Cope and Keep Going When Times Get Tough

If you are going through hell, keep going.Winston Churchill

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development – How Meditation Can Help Us
Self Development >> How Meditation Can Help Us

In the midst of conscious suffering, there is already the transmutation. The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness.Eckhart Tolle

Dynamic Youth – August 2015 – Self Development - How to Cope and Keep Going When Times Get Tough
Self Development >> How to Cope and Keep Going When Times Get Tough

If you are going through hell, keep going.Winston Churchill

EDITOR’S LETTER

T. Joseph Benziger, Ph.D.