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The New Civics For Our Millennials »

I am encouraged that the generation we call “The Millennials” seem very much aware of what is being done to them by our government and the power elites.  Many already understand what it has taken me several years of reading and observation to digest and conclude.  But for those Millennials still trying to grapple with […]

On Climate Action, Bernie Stands Alone »

We can discount the entire gaggle of Republican candidates right off the bat.  Trump puts it this way: TRUMP:  “I believe it goes up and it goes down.  So I am not a believer, and I will, unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather.” Ted Cruz has this to say: “Climate […]

Boeing Loses Jobs to France »

I’ve flown in the Airbus A321neo, and I have to say, it is a sweet ride; wider seats, a markedly wider aisle for faster boarding and easier cabin movement, a quiet ride, and more overhead storage.  Most also feature amenities such as 8.9-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitors, AC outlets for you laptop, and WiFi. And Airbus  is eating […]

FBI Wants to Walk Through Your iPhone’s Backdoor »

Granted, weeding out a few potential terrorists from a population of 300,000,000 people is not an easy task, but their latest “big idea” is not the way to go. The FBI wants to force American companies, notably Apple and Google, to build “back-doors” into their encrypted smartphones that would allow the government access.  This, just […]

Black Lives Matter: A Platform for Systemic Change »

The Tom Hartmann Program recently wrote this in an Op-Ed: The Progressive Change Institute recently asked likely 2016 voters about their views on a bunch of big issues, and it turns out that everyday citizens overwhelmingly support some of the most liberal policies around. 71 percent of the US public supports giving all students access […]

The Flow Machine – Tech for the Brain »

A device nicknamed “The Flow Machine” helps users cope with stress, and may have applications in strengthening one’s ability to be empathetic as well as one’s capacity for creativity.     Can  We “Learn” to Control Stress More Effectively? Study Overview The study is called Hemispheric and Autonomic Laterality: Effects of Unilateral Repetitive Activation and was conducted at […]

UNDREAMED – A new CD from Shrink Wrap (a review) »

Here’s something different:  DJs that are also talented performers.  The Wilson Brothers (collectively known as Shrink Wrap), have successfully created a rare blend of Electronic Music with acoustic instruments and vocals. UnDreamed offers 11 tracks of sonic space that manifests a rare sense of beauty (especially within electronic music), yet simultaneously contains a haunting and somewhat disturbing […]

Climate Change and the 5 Stages of Grief & Loss »

Many climate change scientists tell us that unless we act aggressively to curtail climate change in the next few decades, at the very least civilization as we know it will be decimated, and the extreme possibility that the human race, along with 1000’s of other species, will become extinct. This has to be taking a […]

Slow Motion Therapy Keeps You Young »

” what we do know is that stress can be a contributor to premature aging” Chronic stress has been shown to have a number of negative health impacts, from insomnia to weight gain to an increased risk for heart disease — not to mention impairing the immune and digestive systems as well as the central […]

Can Creativity Be Learned? »

Evidence of an experiment suggests that activating the right brain hemisphere can result in stress reduction and enhance the creative process.  For this article I would like to draw on an experiment that was conducted at Nova University’s Behavioral Science Center in 1978.  The principle investigator was Joyce Keen who conducted this study as part […]