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What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches?

"The Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could completely flip around, or collapse altogether, should cause us to worry, right? Well, yes and no."

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The Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could completely flip around, or collapse altogether, should cause us to worry, right? Well, yes and no.
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"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." -- Henry David Thoreau
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"Unused creativity is dangerous." - Brené Brown

Great talk with +Chase Jarvis  & +Brene Brown going on Live here:
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"There is no creativity without vulnerability." — +Brene Brown on #cjLIVE right NOW. Join in here:
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“For, in life, it is in the darkest zones one finds the brightest beauty and the most luminous wisdom.” - Adam Gidwitz

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Art is good for you

Glad I just renewed my membership at the +The Metropolitan Museum of Art ! 

The relationship between culture and health is indivisible. In fact, culture plays a major role in determining our capacity for well-being.

+Google Art Project +Google Cultural Institute "
via +Denis Labelle 

Thanks +Denis Labelle +Lolë Women 
Mindful Museums Series #2: Museums at the Core of Well-Being
People who visited a museum were 20% more likely to report good health and 37% more likely to report high life satisfaction.

The most significant improvements in human health have come from diverse fields outside the health sector, for example education, politics, culture and sports. Society has come to understand that good health is not only about fighting illness and thus today, we talk less about good health and more about well-being.

The relationship between culture and health is indivisible. In fact, culture plays a major role in determining our capacity for well-being.

Visual arts reflect the very essence of culture. They provide a window into our values, beliefs and behaviours; they contribute to health literacy and our understanding of the world. Visual arts bridge history, the environment and our inner selves, 

A no-brainer (no pun intended)
Museums and galleries, the fundamental window to society, are becoming essential wellness conduits.

Aside from reflecting our essence, contemporary museums contribute positively to present day well-being by making the most of the latest communications media and providing engaging environments that contribute to a positive state of psychological and physiological health.

Modern-day museums are multi-dimensional and multi-sensory in their approach. Take the +Tate  , for instance, which manages a rich bank of online projects and social media content. 

Today's museums also serve as venues to a vast array of activities. In Montreal, for example, the MBAM offers lectures, the MACM has a series of night-time events, and the CCA hosts free 5 à 7

Results speak for themselves
Research suggests that social interaction is perhaps the single most important common factor amongst happy people, which highlights the importance of museums’ role as social spaces. 

A study by the Scottish government has for the first time established a clear and consistent link between culture, good health and high life satisfaction. It found that people who visited a museum were 20% more likely to report good health and 37% more likely to report high life satisfaction than those who did not. Furthermore people who attended a cultural place or event were 60% more likely to report good health.

Stay healthy and happy starting now:
1. Join the Lolë White Tour, a world series of yoga sessions in the most beautiful museums and the perfect way to embrace a healthy body and mind: 
2. Discover why museums can be so calming in the first of the Mindful Museums Series:

You might also be interested in
1. The Happy Museum Project, a creative enquiry to re-imagine the purpose of museums and place them at the heart of our well-being: 
2. For another survey linking Museum visits to high levels of happiness: 
3. Museums 2020, researching and developing the museums of tomorrow:

#museummonday   #museumschangelives   #museums   #healthyliving   #wellbeing   #hapiness   #tatebritain   #lolewhite   #yoga  

Resources used for this article
- Museums as Healing Places by Psychology Today:
- Museums, Health and Well-Being, forward by Professor Richard Parish
- Museum Association Journal: 
- Museum Association:
- The Happy Museum: A tale of how it could turn out all right:

+Yoga Journal +Google Art Project +gopi Kallayil 
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9. Make Your G+ Photos “Auto Awesome”:
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17. Google Photos app is one-tap access to your Google+ Photos:
18. How to post publicly, to your circles, or to a community:
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20. How to restore photos from Trash:

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How & Where to Watch Tonight’s “Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse

"Tonight, those of us in North America will have front seats to one of the most amazing views that Earth has to offer—A total Lunar eclipse. During a total Lunar eclipse, the moon appears coppery and reddish, this is often called a “blood Moon.” This happens because, during a full eclipse, the sunlight that hits the moon has to pass through the Earth’s atmosphere. As a result, it makes the Moon look like it is glowing red. It is a pretty spectacular thing to witness. To add to this amazing show, Mars will appear brighter and bigger than it has in almost 6 years, so you definitely won’t want to miss this."   #scienceeveryday   #science  
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What Is This?

Does anybody know what type of mushroom this is? It's growing out of the side of a tree. I did a Google Image search and searched on TinEye but no luck...

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Thank you +Robert Redl . Guess it's not edible with a name like "Butt Rot" lol!
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"In any crisis the worst thing we can do is stop talking. We should not allow +NASA and the Nobel Peace Prize nominated +International Space Station program to be used as pawns in political conflict. It makes no sense to potentially sacrifice something where we are working well together  (The international space exploration partnership: one of the greatest collaborative international partnerships in history) as a leverage to apply pressure to salvage something that doesn't work well.

On July 17th 1975 Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov and American Astronaut Tom Stafford reached across the hatches of their docked Soyuz and Apollo spacecraft and shook hands 140 miles above the Earth bringing to an end to a long, bitter and expensive space race. 

Having been a fighter pilot during the Cold War and having trained for years to fight the Russians, the true success of the cooperation of nations in the common goal of space exploration was driven home to me personally on April 4th 2011.  On that day, I stood at the base of a Soyuz Rocket named Gagarin in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the first human spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin on the same launchpad that Yuri Gagarin launched from on the historic day. I stood there at the base of the rocket that would take my two Russian crew mates and me to space (from this previously top secret military installation).  As I looked up and watched clouds of oxygen roll off the rocket on this cold spring evening I saw an American flag. This sight to me, growing up as a USAF Cold War era fighter pilot was surreal to say the least. 

The willingness to work together on the peaceful exploration of space is nothing new and is probably best illustrated in President Kennedy’s famous “We Choose the Moon” speech   “For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.”...  “There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again.”

After signing the agreement for the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, noted, "The Soviet and American spacemen will go up into outer space for the first major joint scientific experiment in the history of mankind. They know that from outer space our planet looks even more beautiful. It is big enough for us to live peacefully on it, but it is too small to be threatened by nuclear war" .

The international space exploration program rises above all our squabbles here on the ground and we should not drag it down here. The point is that we have a history of cooperation even at the height of conflict on the ground. This history serves as a foundation for our international relationships and a shinning light to guide us through the uncertainties ahead.

Yes, the US should develop the capability to once again to launch humans into space but once we do, make no mistake, not continuing a strong partnership with Russia in space exploration would not be in the best long-term interest of the US or our other international partners. 

Please help spread the word that we should keep dialog open and we should not use the space program as a political tool."

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Statement regarding suspension of some NASA activities with Russian Government representatives:

Given Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, NASA is suspending the majority of its ongoing engagements with the Russian Federation.  NASA and Roscosmos will, however, continue to work together to maintain safe and continuous operation of the International Space Station. NASA is laser focused on a plan to return human spaceflight launches to American soil, and end our reliance on Russia to get into space.  This has been a top priority of the Obama Administration’s for the past five years, and had our plan been fully funded, we would have returned American human spaceflight launches – and the jobs they support – back to the United States next year.  With the reduced level of funding approved by Congress, we’re now looking at launching from U.S. soil in 2017.  The choice here is between fully funding the plan to bring space launches back to America or continuing to send millions of dollars to the Russians.  It’s that simple.  The Obama Administration chooses to invest in America – and we are hopeful that Congress will do the same.
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Where Is #Google  Going Next?

Hear it from +Larry Page himself. 

"Onstage at TED2014, Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons … and then it gets even more interesting, as Page talks through the company’s recent acquisition of Deep Mind, an AI that is learning some surprising things."

#TED   #TEDtalk   #TEDtalk2014   #Technology    #News   #DeepMind   #tech   #technews   #AI
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