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Category: Thought for the Day

rape culture

Asking for It? O’Neill’s new book a gripping insight on rape culture

by Justina Hurley Book Review Relentlessly truthful, there are no pretty pictures here of the wonders of therapy or the ability to heal....

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Sunday chill zone…

First some mindful wisdom on the nature of happiness and how we need to know and feel our way rather than exist on theories and beliefs....

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Sensible science: China recognises animals as earthquake predictors

According to a report in China Daily News (www.china.org.cn):  The seismological bureau in Nanjing, Jiangsu province has officially...

#LifeTips: Are you postponing your life?

Taking a life inventory… Inspiring talks by Prem Rawat on how we approach life, how we use our time and how to be happy! The first...

A good teacher can change a life: The qualification of a mentor

by Terri Kang (Sun Gwang)   I have been asking myself why there have been so many people in teaching occupations in my family....

Angelina Jolie Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson: What it’s all about and the Angelina Jolie effect!

Do you understand the Higgs Boson? If not, you’re not alone. According to Symmetry Magazine, in 1993 UK Science Minister at the...

International Women’s Day: Women in Science

March is Women in History month and despite advances in science women are still under represented in academia. According to a report in the...

#Opinion: Rescuing love from fifty shades of danger

by Justina Hurley What is love and what is a loving relationship? ‘What is the bravest thing you have ever done?’ she asked the old...

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Animals have feelings too…

Empathy, intelligence and compassion in animals, plus Koko the gorilla who talks… This Ted-talk by Frans de Waal on Moral behaviour...

Could you open your home and heart to help children the way this man did?

by Peter H. Le The Heart of a Teacher What if you have the passion to teach, to pass on wisdom to the children of the future, but you do...

Say No To The Wrong Things, The Right Things Will Happen

From inspiring rap in the US to a campaign against sexism in the UK – Maybe we can change the world? The power to change society for...

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Watch what happens when a Facebook friend suggestion is really followed

Do you expect them to arrive at your door? It’s so easy on Facebook to add friends, suggest friends, unfriend friends and give little...

Watch what a homeless man does with $100..

An unexpected result Josh Paler Lin has a youtube channel where he films pranks and social experiments. However when he decided to give a...

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Happy Christmas!

(Image: Jacquie Lawson.com) Wishing all our readers a very happy holiday season. Christmas by M.E. Miro Christmas is more than a day in...

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Why a TV programme where nothing much happened gripped a nation!

Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience....

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Mother tongue remains in brains of international adoptees

According to a  joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro and McGill University’s...

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Making a difference: The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes

In 1992 Severn Suziki, a 12 year old child addressed the UN. Her speech was profound and has even more impact now, 22 years later, than it...

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Are you taking the Piste?

FROM MILLIONAIRE MOGULS TO BLING BLACK RUNS. THE PRICIEST PLACES TO HIT THE SLOPES THIS WINTER Skiing with the rich and famous will cost...

Water, Water Everywhere: Not a Drop to Drink!

by Professor Lynn Basford   Water Reveals its story through its behaviour       (Water Centre, University of Leeds, 2011)   Water...

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Thich Nhat Hanh: Living Mindfully

Lovely interview with Thich Nhat Hanh on Oprah’s Soul Sunday.     See more...

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‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence and Sex

By Amy Norton Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see When parents...

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One man’s remarkable achievement..

Paul Smith September 21, 1921 – June 25, 2007 Looking at the picture above you’d have to say it’s pretty good. But...

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World Peace Caravan

by Mara Quigley In the history of mankind we have not managed to create sustainable world peace yet. Perhaps we need fresher, less jaded,...

Peace One Day: A pause to think about what peace really means

The Origins Jeremy Gilley is an actor turned filmmaker, who in the late 1990s became preoccupied with questions about the fundamental...

who pays the price

Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics

by Justina Hurley Documentary shows the plight of young Chinese factory workers poisoned by dangerous chemicals Impact of footage from the...

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People of the Story: Who’s pulling your strings?

by Justina Hurley #Opinion For some people life is a poem, for others it’s a song, and there are those for whom it’s a tragedy, or a...

ell me why books

Tell me why: Fun facts on why things are the way they are!!

Some readers might remember the Tell Me Why books that seemed to answer every question you could possibly think of in the time before...

Multitasking to Distraction

by Casey Chainee Sometimes we surprise ourselves when we are able to give up the very thing we thought we’d be totally lost...

Gift your time and get Gran online!

by Justina Hurley As the summer holidays approach and children have time on their hands why not encourage them to give a gift of time and...

Into the light

A neurosurgeon’s Near Death Experience

Essential to most faiths, the concept of an afterlife is often met with skepticism — if not outright rejection — by the scientific...

Computer-games: why they are killing our kids

In February this year a 16 year old British boy was found dead with his hands tied behind his back and a plastic bag over his head. He had...

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Thought for the day: Happy Songs

Nothing is more uplifting than a happy song! So to celebrate summer, sunshine and happy thoughts, enjoy these happy tunes...

12 Steps to Thrive

Thought for the day: Inspired by Arianna Huffington's book Thrive. Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.

New Computer Simulation of the ‘Cosmic Web’ of Galaxies

13 billion years of galaxy evolution Scientists at MIT have traced 13 billion years of galaxy evolution, from shortly after the Big Bang to...

Parable of the Long Chopsticks…

There is an ancient Chinese parable about an old man who knew he would die soon, and he wanted to know what Heaven and Hell were like. So...

Look Up! Or you might just miss your life…

Turk takes this idea of life lived versus life via social media. Look Up, he says "is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a...

Why saying grace before meals is an act of kindness

by Justina Hurley Biocommunication, Primary Perception and the work of Cleve Backster Saying “Grace before meals” has a very valid...

Poison Medicine!

So this got me thinking. To decrease the histamine reaction that my body automatically produced whenever I was exposed to the allergen, I...

What does it mean to be human?

Sharing thought, wisdom, humour or an inspiring image from leaders, teachers and ordinary folk. Sometimes daily and other times just when...

Judgement…

Judging others is like sticking a knife in yourself and expecting others to bleed for you. Your opinions, judgments and beliefs do not...