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Iain Macadair
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"Waiting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the whole world with leather to avoid the pain of waling on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes."

- Ramana Maharshi
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The sound of compassion...
 
Ave Maria de Caccini en realidad Vladimir Vavilov ... Toca profundamente el corazón .. Realmente conmovedora ...
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Rare manifestations of B12 deficiency in strict vegetarians include "acute bilateral useless hand syndrome" (http://1.usa.gov/1GO3p88). I can’t stress enough how important a regular reliable source of vitamin B12 is for everyone on plant-based diets. Click to see video:
Vitamin B12 deficiency is common among those eating vegetarian and particularly vegan diets because of failure to take B12 supplements or eat B12-fortifed foods.
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"The next few months..will be critical to the survival of our Republic..."

"For 216 years, our elections, though bitterly contested, have featured the philosophies and character of candidates who were clearly qualified. That is not the case this year. One is glaringly not qualified. So before you do anything with your well-earned degree, you must do everything you can to defeat the retrograde forces that have invaded our democratic process, divided our house, to fight against, no matter your political persuasion, the dictatorial tendencies of the candidate with zero experience in the much maligned but subtle art of governance; who is against lots of things, but doesn’t seem to be for anything, offering only bombastic and contradictory promises, and terrifying Orwellian statements; a person who easily lies, creating an environment where the truth doesn’t seem to matter; who has never demonstrated any interest in anyone or anything but himself and his own enrichment; who insults veterans, threatens a free press, mocks the handicapped, denigrates women, immigrants and all Muslims; a man who took more than a day to remember to disavow a supporter who advocates white supremacy and the Ku Klux Klan; an infantile, bullying man who, depending on his mood, is willing to discard old and established alliances, treaties and long-standing relationships. I feel genuine sorrow for the understandably scared and—they feel—powerless people who have flocked to his campaign in the mistaken belief that—as often happens on TV—a wand can be waved and every complicated problem can be solved with the simplest of solutions. They can’t. It is a political Ponzi scheme. And asking this man to assume the highest office in the land would be like asking a newly minted car driver to fly a 747."

- Ken Burns

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"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Given the scale of Trump’s mendacity, we should go into the fall debates with a new rule: an instant fact-check on statements made by the candidates.
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"...incredibly, we may be on the brink of electing such a damaged, sociopathic narcissist that the simple presidential duty of comforting the families of fallen soldiers may actually be beyond his capabilities."

- John Oliver
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Less is more...
In a study, participants’ muscles got bigger and stronger whether they lifted heavy or light weights — as long as they lifted until they were tired.
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> This is the most accurate map that’s ever been made of where people are and the economic value of what they do. Our team took the entire world’s population and plotted it by density, and they superimposed the largest urban archipelagos, the mega-cities, with those ovals to show the value of those cities vis-à-vis the national economy.

The map tells us that the world economy is much more structured according to the gravity of these 40 or 50 megacities than the world’s 200 sovereign nations. In almost all countries, cities have all the economic mass and most of the population, and people are moving to cities by the hundreds of millions.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/29/six-maps-that-will-make-you-rethink-the-world/?tid=sm_fb
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I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.

- Josh Billings
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"Few...are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change"

- Robert Kennedy


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  • Williams College
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Three things are most important to me: 1. being a good father and husband; 2. keeping a roof over our heads and a little food on the table; 3. advocating for those who have no voice and no vote - children.

Iain Macadair (original Scottish Gaelic "Iain Mac an fhucadair" for John Walker)

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In Depth With Mark Hyman, MD - Dr. Mark Hyman
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Steve Breen on Creators.com
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Steve Breen Editorial Cartoons

Deadly Sore Throats From New Strain | Natural Health Blog
jonbarron.org

New research has determined that there is a form of bacteria more prevalent than Strep causing sore throats in young adults, and it is dange

Pitfalls of Too Much Jogging | Baseline of Health
jonbarron.org

A new study has found that although there are benefits to jogging regularly, more vigorous training is as risky to health as a sedentary lif

How We Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over
www.psychologytoday.com

Outgrow the habit of turning setbacks into loss and pain into suffering.

Regret Prevention
www.psychologytoday.com

How to avoid chronic resentment, anger, depression, and self-destructiveness

The Gottman Relationship Blog: The 6 Things That Predict Divorce
www.gottmanblog.com

The first step toward improving or enhancing your marriage is to understand what happens when relationships fail. This has been well documen

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations
blogs.hbr.org

And what managers need to know about negative ones.

Dick Cheney’s sadistic America: Why torture persists post-W
www.salon.com

Six years into Obama's presidency, no one has been forced to answer for Bush's illegal war on terror. Here's why

Anger in Marriage II: Fear of Compassion
www.psychologytoday.com

Do you get irritated when someone mentions compassion?

Organic food has more antioxidants and less toxic metals, study finds
www.theguardian.com

Study suggests switching to organic fruit and veg equivalent to adding one or two portions a day – but findings are controversial

Essential Tremor and Diet | NutritionFacts.org
nutritionfacts.org

Neurotoxins in chicken, such as the beta-carboline alkaloid harman, may explain the link between meat consumption and hand tremor, the most

Music Vault Offers More Than 13,000 Live Videos on YouTube
www.rollingstone.com

The people behind Wolfgang's Vault have remastered concert performances by Bob Dylan, James Brown and more

American Socrates: Chris Hedges
www.truthdig.com

Noam Chomsky, for more than five decades, has epitomized what it means to be intellectual. He is brilliant, fiercely independent, ruthlessly

Google Glass ‘Seeds’ Short Film Delivers A Touching Mother’s Day Message
www.mostwatchedtoday.com

Students from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts recently created 'Seeds', a beautiful short film shot entirel

Tolstoy on Change | Words of Wisdom | Big Think
bigthink.com

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy

Mother's diet affects the 'silencing' of her child's genes
medicalxpress.com

A mother's diet before conception can permanently affect how her child's genes function, according to a study published in Nature Communicat

Internet For the 1 Percent: New FCC Rules Strike Down Net Neutrality, Op...
www.democracynow.org

Federal regulators have unveiled new rules that would effectively abandon net neutrality, the concept of a free and open Internet. The propo

Vermont Is About To Become The First State To Require GMO Food Labeling
www.fastcoexist.com

After a number of false starts in other states, we'll soon find out what happens when people find out what's really in their food.