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Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial

Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Modern day life - family, aging, health, nutrition - It's all related
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About Utopia Wellness | Dr. Carlos M. Garcia M.D.

About Utopia Wellness | Dr. Carlos M. Garcia M.D. | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Dr. Carlos M. Garcia M.D. practices at Utopia Wellness Center, an integrative, holistic, patient-focused medical treatment center. Phone (727) 799-9060
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Utopia Wellness is a leading-edge medical center that offers integrative, holistic, patient-focused medical treatments. Under the esteemed direction of Carlos M. Garcia, M.D., we offer programs designed for anyone who wants to enjoy optimal health: Whether suffering from a chronic illness or simply wanting to prevent disease. Our extensive menu of wellness programs complement each other by addressing all issues related to well-being.

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CD Audio Program

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LIVING LIKE OTHERS ONLY DARE TO DREAM OF!

This is a six (6) module program packed with passion and power to reevaluate and recreate yourself & your life, your way. Here we will awaken and supercharge the fire within you.  That fire we all had as a child with dreams wishes and hopes that had no boundaries and no limits. This program will guide you on how to start living like others only dare to dream of.

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World's largest solar plant opens in California desert

World's largest solar plant opens in California desert | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Southern California desert is now home to the world's largest solar power plant. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined state officials near Desert Center on Monday to commission the 550-megawatt Desert
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Depression is often undertreated in seniors - Washington Post

Depression is often undertreated in seniors - Washington Post | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Seniors are less likely to feel despondent, but they have more serious complications.

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"It's My Turn" - A Women's Retreat

"It's My Turn" - A Women's Retreat | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"IT’S MY TURN"

A Women’s Retreat


Women's Alliance Foundation, Inc. presents Hayley B Colina, founder of EQ Women Succeed, LLC and invites you to spend a weekend with her! This Retreat is not for Everyone. This Retreat is only for 18 fabulous women that are ready to change their life. Women who have decided that they will no longer settle and are ready to experience life in a whole new way.

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Photos du journal - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People App by Stephen Covey | Facebook

Photos du journal - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People App by Stephen Covey | Facebook | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Stephen Covey's model for living has helped millions achieve a better life. Download The 7 Habits Meditation App and live your better life today!...

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●DIY● Make your own Natural Household Cleaning Products

In this video I show you how to make two different main cleaning products that are simple, quick and easy! I love that the majority of chemical going into th...
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Roxanne Desforges sur Twitter : "Another reason we need to talk digital citizenship with parents, too! Thanks @CommonSense! http://t.co/gj285BvAJ0"

Roxanne Desforges sur Twitter : "Another reason we need to talk digital citizenship with parents, too! Thanks @CommonSense! http://t.co/gj285BvAJ0" | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Another reason we need to talk digital citizenship with parents, too! Thanks @CommonSense! http://t.co/gj285BvAJ0

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Taking Your Blogging Back to Basics - Notes from a Floating Life on scriptogr.am

Notes from a Floating Life | Thoughts about productivity, digital living, and leading a simpler life

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, August 5, 2014 2:59 PM

This is a fantastic blog post about...blog posts. Scott Nesbitt does an excellent job of reminding us to keep it simple, and concentrate on the content. My blog has never been one that got caught up in too much "bling", and I'm proud of that. Read what Scott has to say. It's good. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Science Supports Essential Oils for Sleep, Anxiety, Antibacterial Action and More | Essential Oils and Aroma-Therapeutics For Everyone: The Ananda Apothecary Blog

Science Supports Essential Oils for Sleep, Anxiety, Antibacterial Action and More | Essential Oils and Aroma-Therapeutics For Everyone: The Ananda Apothecary Blog | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"We need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back." Arianna Huffington, the namesake of The Huffington Post, spoke these words at a recent stop to talk about her new book,Thrive.


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Despite all that we know about the toxic effects of stress, we continue to mount massive pressure on our families and especially our kids. We jockey to get our toddlers into feeder schools. High schoolers overload their calendars hoping to beef up their resumes with admissions bait. We scramble to shuttle our kids between extracurricular activities, tutoring and social events to help them "succeed." In the wake of this madness, we cut every corner to save time nourishing our families. Who has time to cook? So we outsource. We buy "all-natural" prepared meals, we grab quick on-the-go snacks and we eat in our cars. We have been lulled into thinking these are healthy choices. But they are not. Like the frog in boiling water, we've slowly let industrial food companies take over the nourishment of our families. And we're paying for it in skyrocketing rates of obesity and illness. A steep toll to pay on the road to "success."

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How to Balance Your pH and Find out If You’re Too Acidic

How to Balance Your pH and Find out If You’re Too Acidic | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
How to Balance Your pH and Find Out If You’re Too Acidic
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The Aging Brain Needs "REST" (Gene Regulator) - BioScienceTechnology

The Aging Brain Needs "REST" (Gene Regulator) - BioScienceTechnology | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Photo caption: "A new study shows that a gene regulator called REST, dormant in the brains of young people (left), switches on in normal aging brains (center) to protect against various stresses, including abnormal proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases. REST is lost in critical brain regions of people with Alzheimer’s (right). (Source: Yankner Lab)"

 

"Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s affect only the elderly? More than a century of research into the causes of dementia has focused on the clumps and tangles of abnormal proteins that appear in the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases. However, scientists know that at least one piece of the puzzle has been missing because some people with these abnormal protein clumps show few or no signs of cognitive decline...."

 

For full post, click on title above or here: http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/aging-brain-needs-rest


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Everything you need to know about Aspartame

Everything you need to know about Aspartame | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Pepsi-Cola recently made headlines by stating that it plans to drop aspartame from its' products. But is there any truth to all the hype about the dangers of aspartame?
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Safe doesn’t mean good

By all documented scientific accounts, aspartame stacks up as an acceptably (within norms) safe product for human consumption… But the same could be said of Twinkies, Pork Rinds and Whiskey. The real question you have to ask yourself is whether or not it is a GOOD product for consumption.

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The Health Hazards Of Sitting // Washington Post

The Health Hazards Of Sitting // Washington Post | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"...what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe."

For full article, click title above or here: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750/

 

Download poster of the graphic here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/health/sitting/Sitting.pdf
 


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Body Awakening's curator insight, January 24, 2014 3:13 PM

This is good decriptive graphic of the effect of sitting for extended periods of time. "Hip flexor" is the Sartorius muscle. Notice the position of the psoas. We are beings which walk upright. The psoas is capable of much more length. It's easy to see how short this primary mover becomes while stagnant. Be sure to walk, especially barefoot, and unwind these tissues. The recommended exercises are good as well. Try them and keep your back (and body) in good condition :)

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Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy

Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 


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Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


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LifeStone Video Biographies, Memorials & Family History Preservation

LifeStone Video Biographies, Memorials & Family History Preservation | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Video Biographies, Celebrations of Life, Memorials and Family History Preservation by LifeStone
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Under the Pier

Under the Pier | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Long exposure of the tide under Redington Long Pier in Redington Shores, FL.
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Photography by @curiouslychris 

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3 Mindsets You've Got to Lose to be a Healthy Homeschool Mom - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

3 Mindsets You've Got to Lose to be a Healthy Homeschool Mom - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
I’m pretty sure it was Leslie Sansone who said, “The best workout is the one you’ll do.” If the workout you’ll do is one that is born of an active past-time that you enjoy, all the better – especially since many of those options can also be family activities. If you can teach your kids at a young age to enjoy being active, they’re more likely to live a healthier, active lifestyle as adults.
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Amy Melendez's curator insight, October 15, 2014 10:17 AM

From the article: "I’m pretty sure it was Leslie Sansone who said, “The best workout is the one you’ll do.” If the workout you’ll do is one that is born of an active past-time that you enjoy, all the better – especially since many of those options can also be family activities. If you can teach your kids at a young age to enjoy being active, they’re more likely to live a healthier, active lifestyle as adults."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 15, 2014 1:34 PM

Actually, I found and find home school children better socialized than many children who attend School. What makes them stand out is their curiosity, their questions, and their respect for learning.

 

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Kroger bans BPA from store brands and receipts

Kroger bans BPA from store brands and receipts | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Supermarket giant, Kroger, bans BPA from store brands and receipts.
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While there is no conclusive scientific evidence that minimal exposure to BPA in can linings poses any risks to consumers, Kroger has begun a process that we believe will result in the removal of BPA in the linings of canned goods in all of our corporate brand items,” he told the Columbus-Times Dispatch. “Customers are interested in the issue and what the company is doing on the issue.”

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809 Timberline Ln, Calera, Alabama

809 Timberline Ln, Calera, Alabama | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
809 Timberline Ln, Calera, AL 35040, $370,000, 5 beds, 4 baths For more information, contact Southern Realty Specialists Team, Keller Williams Realty - Hoover, 205-426-1113
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What is worse that not working out? Working out too much!

What is worse that not working out?  Working out too much! | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 3, 2014 10:31 PM

This is a trap I have fallen into more than I would like to admit.  The consequences are NOT good. 

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Homeschool Family-Run Business: MadeOn Hard Lotion, Renee Harris

Homeschool Family-Run Business: MadeOn Hard Lotion, Renee Harris | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
An interview with MadeOn Hard Lotion founder Renee Harris, a homeschool mother of eight. Other homeschool moms should be encouraged to start a business.
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Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: You Can’t Hurry Love—No, You’ll Just Have to Wait

Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: You Can’t Hurry Love—No, You’ll Just Have to Wait | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:37 AM

Wonderful post here but Hoda Maalouf, @MaaHoda.  


Great story and message:



“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Nowadays, we are far removed from the ’80s, when there was no Internet, instant messaging or Skype phone calls. This is affecting all of us and in particular the younger generation which has grown accustomed to being bombarded with fast-turnover information; they filter it instantly without paying much attention to its meaning.

Our whole society is becoming instantaneous, just like instant messaging, instant photography, instant news, instant coffee and so forth. We are unwilling to decipher any complicated messages, wanting things simple and fast. Depth and nuance are out the window.


The biggest weakness of today’s generation is impatience...  

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How to Hydrate for Metabolic Health

How to Hydrate for Metabolic Health | Life in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When it comes to optimizing your metabolism with hydration, your metabolic health relies on the right balance of electrolytes to water.
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