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This Could Be the Biggest Threat to Your Relationship

It’s often referred to as ‘the invisibleaddiction’ because it flies under the radar. Unlike alcoholism, drug addiction, orhoarding, this addiction is not only almost impossible for an outsider to recognize, but it’s viewed by most of the population as being valuable, even, worthy of admiration. And it’s rewarded with praise, money, and a variety of other benefits. There’s only one …

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Ask Beatty – 10.10.16

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. And who would have dreamed that a candidate running for President of the United States is a proud sexual and emotional predator of women!
And what is more shocking, is the fact that millions of men and women continue to enable and support him.
Listen to Beatty’s psychological analysis of Trump and why a Trump Presidency would ultimately doom America.

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Energy Stew – Crystal Andrus Morissette – 09.09.16

Managing Your Emotional Edge – Energy Stew interview with Crystal Morissette When we can understand and manage our emotions, we can live with more empowerment. Crystal Andrus Morissette has written a wonderful book, “The Emotional Edge”, to help people find their hidden strengths when they can become more emotionally discerning. She covers many topics ranging from communication to attitude and …

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LOA Today – 08.11.16

Are you listening? If you listen closely, the universe and the many players and events in your life are giving you important clues to help you live more happily, successfully, and deliberately. But so many of us go through life failing to listen closely to the clues we receive. This week we discuss this key skill and how listening helps us to attract what we most want to attract in our lives.

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JESSICA ALEXANDER – Teaching kids empathy: In Danish schools, it’s … well, it’s a piece of cake

We all know what a Danish pastry is — that delightful caloric bomb of glazed breakfast deliciousness. But what about a Danish classroom cake? And moreover, how can this help teach empathy? While researching our book “The Danish Way of Parenting; What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids,” my co-author and I interviewed numerous …

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NORMAN POLLACK – Economic Nationalism vs. Globalization: Janus-Faced Monopoly Capital

This week the conflict surfaced of the presumed difference between Trump’s economic nationalism and Clinton’s globalization, the former thought in the liberal media a betrayal of enlightened internationalism (similar to the condemnation of Britain’s exit from the EU) and, on the side of constructive economic statesmanship, a world order of free trade and peaceful harmony. The Great Obfuscation: Both are …

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John Pilger – The Dirty Secret of Utopia

I had a call from Rosalie Kunoth-Monks the other day. Rosalie is an elder of the Arrernte-Alyawarra people, who lives in Utopia, a vast and remote region in the “red heart” of Australia. The nearest town is Alice Springs, more than 200 miles across an ancient landscape of spinifex and swirling skeins of red dust. The first Europeans who came …

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Study of ancient Japanese hunter-gatherers suggests warfare not inherent in human nature

A team of Japanese researchers (and one from the U.K.) has found evidence in the remains of ancient Japanese people that suggests that people are not necessarily predisposed to living a violent existence or even to engaging in warfare. In their paper published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, the team describes their analysis of the remains of people that …

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Lethal threat of lower fruit and vegetable yields

Climate change could bring about more than 500,000 extra adult deaths a year by 2050 – simply by reducing the supply of fruit and vegetables available to millions. Although restricted food production could reduce health risks linked to the growing epidemic of obesity worldwide, any such benefits will be wiped away by the greater toll of undernourishment, according to new research that …

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When It Comes to Public Schooling, US Gets a Failing Grade

When it comes to supporting public education and investing in opportunities for students in K-12 schools, most of the U.S. gets a failing grade. The Network for Public Education (NPE), a reform group co-founded by education advocate Diane Ravitch, on Tuesday issued its annual “state report card,” analyzing states on six criteria: resistance to privatization, the professionalization of teaching, school …