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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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Let America Be America Again – Poem by Langston Hughes

November 7, 2018 – 6:12 pm | No Comment
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Heard this point this morning and had to put it here. How wonderful. How true.

Meet Vicki Robin, the FIRE Early Retirement Community Idol

April 19, 2018 – 1:00 am | No Comment
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Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.

Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.
The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 bestseller Your Money or Your Life was recuperating from a hip replacement …

What Skill is Hard to Learn But will Payoff

January 30, 2018 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
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Taming your mind is one of the hardest skill to learn but pays off in the longer run. Usually this involves self-evaluation and accountability. I will list a few skills, which point towards the master …

Letter from a Region in My Mind

August 10, 2017 – 4:23 am | No Comment
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I underwent, during the summer that I became fourteen, a prolonged religious crisis. I use “religious” in the common, and arbitrary, sense, meaning that I then discovered God, His saints and angels, and His blazing Hell. …

There’s no emotion we ought to think harder about than anger

December 25, 2016 – 2:42 pm | No Comment
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There’s no emotion we ought to think harder and more clearly about than anger. Anger greets most of us every day – in our personal relationships, in the workplace, on the highway, on airline trips …

Hubble Views a Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star

September 23, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
Hubble reveals NGC 2440

This star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star’s remaining core.
This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful “last …

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus – The Atlantic

June 28, 2016 – 2:15 am | No Comment
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Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math
The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then …

Corporate America supports the fight for LGBT rights. It should do the same for black lives.

April 2, 2016 – 1:45 pm | No Comment
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Demonstrators are shown during a Black Lives Matter protest last year.
When several black celebrities refused to attend the Academy Awards this year, their protest was initially dismissed as a futile gesture. Yet their boycott succeeded …

Hubble Peers Into the Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy | NASA

March 31, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
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Peering deep into the dusty heart of our Milky Way galaxy using infrared vision, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. Except for a few blue foreground …

Giving a Presentation? Three Ways to Leave Your Fingerprint

February 22, 2016 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
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I’ll never forget my first speech. It was 1964 in Cooperstown, NY, and I was a 29-year-old project manager at GE who’d been asked to present a new plastics venture to a group of 300 …

Black Lives Matter activist kills himself on steps of Ohio statehouse

February 10, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment
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A prominent young Ohio activist killed himself on the steps of the statehouse Monday.
MarShawn M. McCarrel II, a leading member of the state’s Black Lives Matter movement, shot himself outside the capitol’s entrance at around …

Hubble Sees a Supermassive and Super-hungry Galaxy | NASA

January 8, 2016 – 9:35 pm | No Comment
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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 4845, located over 65 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin). The galaxy’s orientation clearly reveals the galaxy’s striking spiral structure: …

NuSTAR’s View of Galaxy 1068 | NASA

December 21, 2015 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
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Galaxy 1068 is shown in visible light and X-rays in this composite image. High-energy X-rays (magenta) captured by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, are overlaid on visible-light images from both NASA’s Hubble Space …

A Hubble View of Starburst Galaxy Messier 94 | NASA

October 24, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment
A galactic sunflower

This image shows the galaxy Messier 94, which lies in the small northern constellation of the Hunting Dogs, about 16 million light-years away.
Within the bright ring or starburst ring around Messier 94, new stars are …

What are some good habits of very wealthy people? 

October 12, 2015 – 2:30 am | No Comment
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This is the wrong question. It’s upside down.
But ok. Another friend of mine wrote a good post on this topic. But I know him and how he made his millions and although his answer was …

Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant

September 27, 2015 – 3:15 am | No Comment
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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the Veil Nebula – expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago.
Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is …

Hubble Sees a Galactic Sunflower | NASA

September 11, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment
A galactic sunflower

The arrangement of the spiral arms in the galaxy Messier 63, seen here in an image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, recall the pattern at the center of a sunflower.
Discovered by Pierre Mechain in …

Hubble Peers into a Galactic Maelstrom

September 4, 2015 – 7:45 pm | No Comment
A galactic maelstrom

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows Messier 96, a spiral galaxy just over 35 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). It is the nearest group containing both bright spirals and …

The Meaning of Serena Williams

August 26, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
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On tennis and black excellence.
There is no more exuberant winner than Serena Williams. She leaps into the air, she laughs, she grins, she pumps her fist, she points her index finger to the sky, signaling …

Julian Bond – Warrior Patriot

August 22, 2015 – 12:09 am | No Comment
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He was a revolutionary.
Those who knew him best also describe Julian Bond as a civil rights icon, a pioneer, a poet and a national treasure.
Bond, who was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating …

Eva Longoria’s Versus: Rebel On Ice – Surya Bonaly

August 19, 2015 – 10:08 am | No Comment
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In the 1980s and ’90s, competitive figure skating enthralled me. The sport’s balletic arm movements and glittery-glam unitards, along with its powerful leaps and dizzying triple axels, guaranteed that I’d be seated in front of …

We Wear the Mask

August 7, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
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We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be …

Black America has been playing by white America’s rules. If we want reconciliation, it’s time for white America to share the burden.

July 17, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
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For too long, after tragedies like Charleston, black America has had to mute our unspoken anger. We must be able to express it, and white America must confront the residual racism that still persists in …

Dustin Brown Stuns Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

July 3, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
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Trained in Jamaica, ranked 102nd in the world, Brown pulled off a major upset of the two-time champion Nadal.
He was trained in his father’s home country of Jamaica, but now plays for his mother’s native …

Through the Clouds | NASA

June 18, 2015 – 6:47 pm | No Comment
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On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center. One of her jobs was …

Lonely Galaxy Lost in Space | NASA

June 10, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
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This galaxy, known as NGC 6503, has found itself in a lonely position, at the edge of a strangely empty patch of space called the Local Void.
Most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters. …

NASA Celebrates 50 Years of Spacewalking

June 3, 2015 – 10:48 pm | No Comment
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For 50 years, NASA has been “suiting up” for spacewalking. In this Feb. 7, 1984 photograph of the first untethered spacewalk, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless is in the midst of the first “field” tryout of …

He Chose Me: A Story Of Emotional Abuse (Part One).

May 13, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
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He chose me.
Whenever I thought of ending it, and later, of leaving, it all came back to that thought: he had chosen me.
Abuse takes many forms, and it is not always physical. If I had …

Cristiano Ronaldo donated nearly $8 million for Nepal earthquake relief – The Washington Post

May 12, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment
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Cristiano Ronaldo is a three-time winner of the Golden Shoe, given to Europe’s best scorer, and he’s a leading contender for this year’s honor. The Real Madrid superstar recently showed again that he has a …

Do What Serves You, Stand For Something & Don’t Fit In. | Rebelle Society

May 6, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
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I’m going to shed you, like a snake sheds skin…
… because it’s a necessity for my growth, to be unrestricted, to become the fullest version of myself.
The dead weight must fall, to make way for …

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