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Alan Watts On The Art of Timing
Alan Watts had a singular way of dispersing our illusory convictions about pairings, such as belief vs. faith or money vs. wealth or productivity vs. presence or ego vs. true self or stimulation vs. wisdom or profit vs. purpose. In Does It Matter? Essays on Man's Relation to Materiality, he considers another such infinitely important duality -- the notions of hurrying and timing. Learn more about ... posted on Oct 24 2014, 4,181 reads

 

Bridging the Clothing Divide
Developmental organizations typically work on food, education, health care, and economic opportunity, but very few address the need for clothing. For materially poor people, however, clothing is shelter. Anshu Gupta shares, "In earthquakes, the shake kills people; in a tsunami, the water kills people; but in winter, the cold does not kill people. It's the lack of proper clothing. Why don't we cons... posted on Oct 23 2014, 4,076 reads

 

A Healing Poem From Haiti
Nobody should die from diseases we know how to treat, but over 50,000 people die daily from them. Two UCSF Physicians have started a project called the HEAL Initiative that aims to address health workforce in resource poor communities, from Navajo Nation in New Mexico to Liberia and Haiti and India. They attempt to improve the quality of care, support and train local health professionals. This art... posted on Oct 22 2014, 7,978 reads

 

Hairstylist For The Homeless
Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes, they don't need a penny. Bustos spends every Sunday -- his only day off from work -- venturing through the city in search of anyone in need who'd appreciate a haircut. Approaching each person with the same, simple phrase -- "I want to do something ni... posted on Oct 21 2014, 7,362 reads

 

7 Ways To Exercise Your Brain & Why You Should
Researchers believe that your brain performance peaks in your 50's and then begins decreasing. The good news is that the brain is highly adaptable. Repetitive brain exercises practiced both early and later in life keeps the brain strong and helps it combat the reduced memory, thinking speed, problem solving, and reasoning that can set in later in life. Read on to learn about seven easy, scientific... posted on Oct 20 2014, 21,123 reads

 

Dr. Bob's Clinic of Compassion
Doctor Bob Paeglow could be just another physician working in Albany, New York, but his patients will tell you otherwise. Although he could be making a comfortable living, Dr. Paeglow chooses to operate his clinic, Koinonia Primary Care, free of charge. The clinic runs mainly by the generous donations of others. Patients receive free medical care, or pay whatever they can afford. When patients can... posted on Oct 19 2014, 2,846 reads

 

This Is Your Brain On Scarcity
Scientists have long recognized that poverty can aggravate health problems. Now they're also beginning to understand that the stress of too little income actually changes the way people think. Princeton psychologist Eldar Shafir says that's normal for someone who's not making ends meet. He studies the brain on scarcity. He says it doesn't matter what kind of scarcity you're dealing with. When huma... posted on Oct 18 2014, 7,563 reads

 

The Extinction of Quiet
Noise pollution is linked to health problems and some argue it interferes with our natural connection to the earth. As the world's quiet places disappear, are we forgetting how to listen? In 1989, "acoustic ecologist" Gordon Hempton received a grant to document and record the natural sounds of Washington state. He identified 21 wilderness places to record -- sites unsullied by the sounds of traffi... posted on Oct 17 2014, 10,406 reads

 

6 Principles For Changing The World -- Seriously.
"The solution revolution -- the convergence of money and meaning, problem solvers and 'patient' capital, governments and citizen (and commercial) changemakers -- is underway. But while it flourishes in some parts of the world, other regions are still sitting on the sidelines." Want to know what you can do to accelerate the solution economy? Read on for six world changing strategies from William D.... posted on Oct 16 2014, 11,568 reads

 

The Pollination Project: Gifting A $1000 A Day
A 13-year-old collects items for animal shelters. An 88-year-old offers up land to community agriculture. A young man trains prisoners in nonviolence. For Ari Nessel, each story is just another day along his journey in giving. After making a fortune in Dallas real estate, Ari wanted to give back. Yet he noticed that modern-day philanthropy tends to hold a disconnect between the funders and those w... posted on Oct 15 2014, 2,270 reads

 

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