OUR OWN SHORTCOMINGS
Dr. T Joseph Benziger
Rob McBride's Lunar Letter
Living the Dream
We all want success. Since we are small, we begin to dream about what we see on television and to want what is offered in the constant bombardment of marketing we are subjected to. Soon we realize there is a great difference between staying “stuck in the desire” and living the dream.
NEW SPECIES OF DEADLY SNAKE DISCOVERED IN AUSTRALIA
Kimberly, Australia (UPI) Sep 29, 2015
The Kimberley death adder (Acanthophis cryptamydros)
Image courtesy Ryan J. Ellis
Got high cholesterol? Learn what you can do to lower it quickly -- starting today
How is your cholesterol? If you think that the normal reading you got back in 2004 (or earlier) means you're in the clear, think again: Levels of the artery-clogging substance often rise with age, and cardiologists say everyone 20 or older should be screened for high cholesterol at least once every five years, with more frequent screenings for anyone deemed to be at high risk for heart disease.
HOW NOT TO IMPLEMENT A BALANCED SCORE CARD
Balanced Score Card, initiated less than two decades ago, was hailed as one of the 75 most influential ideas of the twentieth century. Today, 70% of Fortune 1000 have implemented the same... and there are many turnaround and success stories floating around as a result of its successful implementation.
THE SCIENCE OF GRATITUDE:
AS WE AGE, OUR BRAINS GET BETTER AT FEELING THANKFUL
You are gathered around your Thanksgiving meal, taking turns saying the things you are thankful for.
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER RADICALLY REDEFINED
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE POOR
The work of Princeton professor Angus Deaton focuses on measuring poverty around the world.
NOW YOU SEE
IT, NOW YOU DON'T: INVISIBILITY CLOAK NEARS REALITY
Reuters/Xiang Zhang group/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Handout
NEW FIRE EXTINGUISHER USES SOUND WAVES TO PUT OUT FLAMES
THE INTERNET MAY BE CHANGING YOUR BRAIN
IN WAYS YOU HAVE NEVER IMAGINED
"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."
NATIONAL DIALOGUE QUARTET WINS 2015 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
Credit Mohamed Hammi/SIPA, via Associated Press
7 WAYS TO LEARN FROM YOUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch
10 AMAZING BENEFITS OF MEDITATING EVERY MORNING
Surely, you have heard about all the scientific benefits of how meditation changes your brain and rests the body. But here are 10 practical, unexpected benefits that occur as a direct result of a consistent morning meditation routine.
HOW TO ACTUALLY WALK 10,000 STEPS A DAY (EVEN IF YOU HATE WALKING)
Many people who want to lose weight put barriers up for themselves. They think they need fancy equipment or an expensive gym membership. In reality, the solution is so simple — all you need to do is start walking!
INTENTION FROM THE HIGHER PLANES
One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. We are overwhelmed.
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Oct 15, 2015
Can biodiversity help protect ecosystems from extreme conditions?
INSECT DIVERSITY DECREASES IN GARDENS WITH NON-NATIVE PLANTS
Research shows that non-native plantings have an impact on the diversity of insect populations.
Image courtesy Karin Burghardt, Douglas Tallamy/University of Delaware.
October 6, 2015 Itanagar: More than 50 different species of butterflies have been spotted at Pange Valley in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh during the second edition of the three-day Ziro Butterfly Meet.
INVISIBILITY CLOAK MIGHT ENHANCE EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR CELLS
Karlsruhe, Germany (SPX) Oct 05, 2015
A special invisibility cloak (right) guides sunlight past the contacts for current removal to the active surface area of the solar cell. Image courtesy Martin Schumann, KIT.
INDIA PLANS TO BUILD LOOS BUT HAS NO PLANS TO TREAT WASTE FROM THEM
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO COMBAT ONLINE VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS, SAYS NEW UN REPORT
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka speaks at the launch of the new UN report on cyber violence against Women and Girls on 24 September.
Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown
3 RESEARCHERS WIN NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE
These two discoveries have provided humankind with powerful new means to combat these debilitating diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually.
BREAKTHROUGH FOR ELECTRODE IMPLANTS IN THE BRAIN
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Oct 12, 2015
For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time - without causing brain tissue damage. They are now one big step closer to reaching this goal, and the results are published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Image courtesy NRC
KAJITA AND MCDONALD WIN NOBEL PHYSICS PRIZE FOR WORK ON NEUTRINOS
Anne L'Huillier, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, Goran K Hansson, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Olga Botner, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, sit in front of a screen displaying the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 Takaaki Kajita (L) and Arthur B McDonald during a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics on October 6, 2015 at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.
NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY
Credit Jonathan Nackstrand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH WINS 'FOR HER POLYPHONIC WRITINGS' – AS IT HAPPENED
STRONG EVIDENCE OF LIQUID WATER ON MARS
35 LIFE CHANGING LESSONS TO LEARN FROM MARK TWAIN
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.-Mark Twain
A POSITIVE ATTITUDE OPENS DOORS AND INVITES OPPORTUNITY
The issue you face,
when you don’t realize all of the wonderful gifts you have, is that it can be
GIVE BUT DO NOT BE ABUSED
Give but don't allow yourself to be used. Love but don't allow your heart to be abused.
MALALA QUESTIONS “SILENCE” OF PAKISTANI LEADERS ON TERRORISM
Malala Yousafzai speaks during the #EducationFirst for Sustainable Development conference, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. At left is former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS' IDEOLOGY ENJOYS
SUPPORT OF MANY MUSLIMS
October 6, 2015
Former British prime minister says in speech at 9/11 memorial in New York City that countering teachings that the west wishes to ‘oppress Islam’ is necessary.
YEAR-OLD INVENTS SOLAR-POWERED
WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD
THE WORLD CAN ACHIEVE THE GLOBAL GOALS
Oct. 16, 2015
Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. The new Global Goals show what we, humanity, want to become. But are they even possible? Or are leaders making promises they don’t expect to keep? Looking at recent history helps know what to expect.
WHY HAS HISTORY FORGOTTEN THIS GIANT?
Part 1 - Why Has History Forgotten This Giant? By Sheela Bhatt
Seven miles from Kashi in Uttar Pradesh is Mughalsarai. A hundred years ago, Lal Bahadur, India's second prime minister, was born there on October 2, 1904, the same day as India's greatest statesman Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born 35 years before Shastriji.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT EXPO OPENS OPTIONS FOR EMPOWERMENT
Johannesburg, 4 October 2015
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and several Cabinet ministers have attended the Youth Development Expo in Pretoria, which is aimed at exposing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to options.
WIT AND WISDOM
But had they been good parents, she would not have become such a writer!
PEARLS OF WISDOM
Quotes of Eleanor Roosevelt
Sure, Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving first lady (thanks to husband Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office), but she was so much more than just the wife of the 32nd president of the United States.
Share your thoughts
Share your thoughts
Thoughts are valuable. This column is specially meant for ‘sharing your thoughts’. Very often, a thought crosses our mind; and, we are cocksure that it was a wonderful thought that could be helpful to many persons, if not to the whole world. When we feel like looking at it back, it is not there. So soon we have lost the thought and we feel bad about it.
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