Energy Stew – So many people are devoted meditators. Are you? – 01.05.18

So many people are devoted meditators. Are you? What does it take to live a meditative life? Maybe you can combine it with adventure and meditate in exotic locations. How about a cave in the Himalayas? Or maybe meditating among others turns your frequencies on the best. Ajayan Borys has taught thousands to meditate. What has he learned about our …


Nigel Warburton – Why every child in need deserves an urgent response

What would you do if you saw a six-year-old alone in a public place?’ So begins a short video from UNICEF, which has received more than 2 million views on YouTube. In the video, Anano, a six-year-old child actor, is dressed in different ways and placed in different scenarios. When Anano is well-dressed, we see people actively trying to help her. But when Anano’s appearance is altered to make her look homeless, we see people shunning her and sometimes even telling her to go away.


2029 Financial Collapse: Lionel Shriver’s Dystopian Outlook on the US

Interview with Lionel Shriver, author of The Mandibles on the Big Picture. Full audio podcast can be heard on the Newshour page here or on iTunes here. Those of us with a deep interest in economics and financial issues often try to peer into the future and speculate about what’s to come. Sometimes, this exercise is meant to produce tangible investment advice, but other times, …


Joe Herbert Ph.D. – Stress Interferes With the Rhythm of Life: Why This Matters

The whole of life is locked into a rhythm.  A slow-motion camera focused on any road would reveal two surges in traffic: one in the morning, the other in the evening.  We call them rush hours, but they are really a reflection of the way that our lives are organized.  Underlying this is the way we alternate periods of sleep …


Resistance Radio – Brendan Mackey – 10.04.15

Brendan Mackey is is a Professor at Griffith University, Queensland Australia and is director of the University’s climate change response program which promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to climate change problems. Brendan’s PhD was in tropical forest ecology and he has published widely in the related fields of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation and
climate change. His current research is focussed on the role of ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation. He serves on the global governing Council of the International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN).


It’s All About Food – James Aspey, Voiceless365 – 09.22.15

James Aspey is a 28-year-old vegan, animal rights activist from Sydney, Australia. In 2014, he embarked on an unprecedented and life changing challenge. James took a 365 day VOW OF SILENCE to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. He did this while traveling around Australia, and also whilst cycling 5000 kilometers from Darwin to Sydney, in his popular campaign, Voiceless365. He then ended his vow, live, on Australia’s most popular morning TV show and now he’s sharing what he’s learned with the world! Find out more at www.jamesaspey.com.au.


Expat Files – 09.18.15

-Did you know that there are so-called 100% bilingual Latins and there are 100% bilingual Latins? There are big differences! That said, don’t think just any so-called bilingual Latin person might fit your needs- for example as a top-notch secretary or girl Friday in your new Latin-based business. Note that just because a Latin person has passed that all-important TOFEL international English competency exam and has the diplomas to prove it, doesn’t mean he or she had the instant capacity to handle any or all of your needs. Such persons will undoubtedly have some bad habits. You must from the start be as vigilant as a hawk and set first-world standards.. or disappointments will surely follow.

-You can easily put an ad in the classifieds or on the internet looking for just such a bilingual person to hire as a guide or as a translator or whatever. Some young college-aged Latins are 80% to 100% bilingual and really can help you immensely. But note that the vast majority of said persons will not be able to write an email or business letter any better than a stateside 4th grader. There are two reasons for this: one is that 95% of these bilingual people went to crappy public universities and were taught English by non-native English speakers with bad accents who in turn learned their English from non-native English speakers with bad accents (i.e., non-gringos) etc., etc. The second reason most can’t write a decent letter is that many bilingual types have no one to talk to so they are always out of practice. To be nimble one must stay in the game!.


Follow the consult link on the main page at www.ExpatWisdom.com and Johnny will help you sort out your Latin American plans.

Mapping the Genome and Modern Genetics: Eugenics Repackaged for Modern Times by John P. Thomas

This is part II of a series on the relationship between the eugenics movement and modern genetics. It examines whether true health and true happiness lie in the human genome. Are we really bound to the set of genes that we received from our parents? Or can we overcome what we were given? What are the factors that activate or …