Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes
With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.
Thank Your Grandmother For Advancing Human Civilization
Grandmothers and grandchildren are natural allies. They have the most important thing in common. Namely, the one in between, the baby's parent and grandmother's child. Having grandmothers put on their aprons, pitch in, and fill in the spaces left by busy working parents is not just a nicety, but may actually have helped us to advance as a species. Let’s hear it for the critical contributions of the post-menopausal segment of our community!
When It Comes To Marrying Your Sweetheart, Don't Think, But Rather Follow Your Instincts
Although newlyweds may not be completely aware of it, they may know whether their march down the aisle will result in wedded bliss or an unhappy marriage, according to new study led by a Florida State University researcher.
Using Quantum Physics To Return To Our Original Blueprint
Quantum K offers a free healing experience to take a step forward on your personal healing journey, whether it be physical, mental or energetic. This unique experience is based on the combination of sound, colour, fractal geometry, harmonics and symbols.
Findings Show Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizers Leach From Soil to Groundwater Much Faster Than Previously Thought
While nitrate is a common nitrogenous compound due to natural processes of the nitrogen cycle, anthropogenic sources have greatly increased the nitrate concentration, particularly in groundwater. Scientists in France and at the University of Calgary say that nitrogen fertilizer applied to crops lingers in the soil and for decades leaches toward groundwater -much longer than previously thought. The study, Long-term fate of nitrate fertilizer in agricultural soils, was published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in October.
If You Could Rid The World of ONE THING, What Would It Be?
When this question was posed to a facebook audience, the answers were predictable...hate, greed, sin, evil, corruption, etc. The answer to this question strongly relates to our perception of the world and our moral compass. However, any answer not based on ego or issues surrounding ego usually shocks most people. Read on to find out why.
Plants Exhibit The Same Senses As Humans And See, Touch, Smell, Hear and Even Taste
Have you ever wondered what the grass under your feet feels, what an apple tree smells, or a marigold sees? Plants stimulate our senses constantly, but most of us never consider them as sensory beings too. In fact senses are extremely important to plants. Whatever life throws at them, they remain rooted to the spot - they cannot migrate in search of food, escape a swarm of locusts or find shelter from a storm. To grow and survive in unpredictable conditions, plants need to sense their environment and react accordingly. Some people may not be comfortable describing what plants do as seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. They certainly lack noses, eyes, ears, mouths and skin, but in what follows, I hope to convince you that the sensory world of plants is not so very different from our own.
EARTHLINGS: A Documentary Detailing How Far We Have Gone In Disrespecting Earth's Inhabitants
EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of living things, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
The Ten Rules For Being Human
In the past twenty-four years, the Rules for Being Human have circled the globe - photocopied and passed from friend to friend, transmitted via the internet, printed on brochures. However, credit for this masterpiece of wisdom goes to Cherie Carter-Scott, author of 'If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules' and also a commonly recommended and referenced book in the life-coaching industry, and in many other areas concerned with self-esteem, self-development and personal fulfillment.
You Are Yin and Yang and Always Have Been
Yin and Yang are used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. They complement each other in many ways, but many existing dualities on our planet are becoming weaker and polarity consciousness is slowly leaving the Earth to a great extent. When we fully appreciate unity consciousness within a unified reality, we realize that these two interconnected forces are actually one. The dark plays a role and so does the light, but each is critical in the growth of the other. A being cannot truly appreciate being immersed in light until the dark is present and vice versa. A flower needs light to grow, but the dark to rest. What does this mean for our Earth? Read on.
All Truths Are True, Get Over It
It is often a painstaking process to attend to this subject without having to counter the millions of strong egos who simply refuse to accept such a simple concept. It is the struggle of the ages to move from a position of duality to one of acceptance that all truths are true, regardless of their perception, interpretation or validity to one or more persons. It's a challenge for most to take this on at face value because the query by human nature is "how can there not be one truth?" My response is always "how CAN there be just ONE truth?" Can you see through other people's eyes? Can you experience their emotions? Have you lived through their life experience? Can you see all perspectives? Of course not. So there cannot be any one truth for all people, and if you don't believe it, that's because you are experiencing your own perception of truth. See how it works?
15 Steps To Help You Be Grateful For Everything You Have In Your Life
Being grateful is both a state of mind and perspective. One person's idea of expressing gratitude may completely contradict another. Most of us are not born eternal optimists, but being positive and grateful is something that can be imbibed even if a tad forcibly; such as by trying to tweak our sense of humour, the way we react to a given situation, by being more pleasant and believing others too have a mind, by smiling each time somebody says 'thank you', and by understanding that every person in on their own journey and accepting that it's not your position to judge them. Here are 15 steps to help you becoming a more positive person and grateful for all that you have in your life.
The Reason Some People Always Focus On The Negative
If we look at the physical world, we find that negativity is present -- ordered things have shown the tendency to become disordered sooner or later, however natural. The same applies to human behavior, however genetic. A new study by a University of British Columbia researcher finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly.
Social Connection With Others Found To Be As Essential As Food and Water
It may be hard to believe but social networking may serve a basic human need. A growing body of research shows that the need to connect socially with others is as basic as our need for food, water and shelter.
Innovative Solar Grills - The Solution To Intermittent Sun and Able To Cook at 450F For 25 Hours Straight
The newest generation of solar grills can store heat for longer cooking times and hotter temperatures while reducing the problem of intermittent sun. Based on technology developed by MIT professor David Wilson, the grills generate cooking temperatures of 450F, and offer up to 25 hours of straight cooking time without any energy but the sun.
Collective Study Shows That What Means The Most For Our Happiness Are People, Not Things
It may be suggested that the representation of happiness in online media is collective in nature because it is a picture of happiness communicated by relatively few individuals to the masses. But what means most to our collective happiness? According to a study from Lund University, collective picture of what makes us happy is more about relationships and people, and less about things.