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31 Aug 2014

11 Most Beautiful Places in the World

It seems silly to try to rank the most beautiful places in the world, as there are so many how could I possibly begin? Unlike a top  list based on mathematical data, my top 11 most beautiful places in the world are entirely relative to my tastes. I’m sure it

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30 Aug 2014

10 Tallest Buildings in the World – 2014 Edition

As technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds each year, so does our human urge to reach the sky. When the Empire State Building was finished in 1931, it stood as the tallest building in the world for over 40 years. The Sears Tower in Chicago took up its

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Not all fairy tales end in "happily ever after." -- Credit: AForestFrolic (via Flickr)
02 Aug 2014

The Gruesome Side of Grimms’ Fairy Tales

When some people think of fairy tales from their youth, they can count on one thing — a “happily ever after.” But fairy tales weren’t always feel-good stories. Many were downright morbid. These fairy tales of old — like those passed down by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm — were more

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benefits of meditation
24 Jul 2014

10 Ways Meditation Changes Your Life

  The practice of meditation is older than recorded history. The wisdom traditions of every culture from around the world have all taught some form of contemplative exercise. And nowadays there is a growing body of scientific evidence of the benefits meditation can have for our well-being. As a teacher

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22 Jul 2014

The Right to Get High

On July 14th, Missouri governor Jay Nixon signed into law House Bill 2238, which legalizes medicinal use of certain cannabis extracts. Missouri joins 10 other states which have passed similar laws in the past year, following the much publicized case of Charlotte Figi. Charlotte is a young girl who suffers

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18 Jul 2014

The Ghosts of Seal Team Six

2100 “Buzzz” –  not the sound but a vibration. It lasted all of a second. Tapping the time piece to quell it, he swung his legs over the edge of the bunk and willed himself alert. The meeting in the operations room lasted an agonizing 40 minutes. All details had

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