Monthly Archives: April 2015

Changing the world through compassion

“Practicing compassion with intention has a positive physiological effect on the body. It can lower blood pressure, boost your immune response and increase your calmness.”

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Pope Francis makes exorcisms official Catholic practice

“Pope Francis has given support to the work of exorcists in the Catholic church, after a group of priests who claim to save people from demons were officially recognised under canon law.” Continue reading

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Fundamentalist Fred Nile holds balance of power in NSW Senate

“Politician Fred Nile has long believed God is on his side and now the Christian Democrat is finally about to wield the power for which he’s long prayed.” Continue reading

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11 yo Challenges Medical Pot Facts at School, Mum Arrested

“…they had that drug education class at school that was just conducted by the counselors… They pulled my son out of school at about 1:40 in the afternoon and interrogated him.” Continue reading

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Mother buys hot cross buns with interesting pattern

“She said: ‘I saw them and thought “that looks just like a figure of Jesus with a sign of the cross on his shoulder”.
‘It made me giggle to myself because it’s coming up to Easter.’ ” Continue reading

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Religion teaches values and never hurt anyone. ..

http://i.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/67776923/texas-woman-helped-starve-boy-to-rid-him-of-demon

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Gravity Payments CEO Will Live on $70,000 Worker Wage

Price chose the $70,000 figure based on a 2010 Princeton University study that showed happiness, or “life evaluation,” is positively impacted up to $70,000 or $75,000 per year; but increases above that figure did not have a significant positive effect on happiness. Continue reading

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Are Cancer Rates Increasing in the USA?

Apparently not. Cancer rates are holding steady despite an increase in life expectancy. http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/cancer-prevalent-usa-another-myth-debunked/#comment-1832848456

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Slack’s Stewart Butterfield on Tech Wealth

“I’m definitely very conscious of the role that luck and timing and race and gender play in all of this stuff. If I was a woman, it would be twice as hard to do what I do. If I was black in the U.S., it would probably be five times as hard.”

Stewart Butterfield, Slack Continue reading

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How Glasgow halved its murders by ‘caring people into change’

If jail on its own worked, America would have no crime
VRU director Karyn McCluskey Continue reading

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