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Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell-Don't Show-and Write More of What You Love! via PHILOSBOOKS

Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell-Don't Show-and Write More of What You Love!  via PHILOSBOOKS | Love | Scoop.it

Writing is hard work. You are faced with a blank sheet of paper. Don't let this stop you.


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Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world, Mick!
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Perhaps love, as you wrote and they sing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGIfE9uhxSE - will port you out of the sick mood. As to my "stopping", old love doesn't rust, explains.
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I Feel Your Pain: The Neuroscience of Empathy

I Feel Your Pain: The Neuroscience of Empathy | Love | Scoop.it
Empathy is rooted in our neurological makeup.


Though not entirely responsible for empathy, mirror neurons do help us detect when another person is angry, sad or happy, and allow us to feel what the person is feeling as if we were in their place.


Ramachandran suspects that mirror neuron research will lead to understanding purportedmind reading abilities, which may in fact have an organic explanation, such as a strong empathic occurrence in which one’s emotional/physical sensations are experienced by the other.


Mirror neurons are important in learning and language acquisition. Through imitation, vicarious learning allows for the construction of culture and tradition.


Noam Bin Noon


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The Role of Empathy in Healthcare - Real Balance Global Wellness Services

The Role of Empathy in Healthcare - Real Balance Global Wellness Services | Love | Scoop.it

Empathy is a powerful communication skill that is often misunderstood and underused. Effective empathetic comunication enhances   the therapeutic effectiveness of the provider-client relationship.

 

Appropriate use of empathy as a communication tool facilitates the health related interview, increases the efficiency of gathering information, and honors the patient or client. It is one of the vital facillitative conditions of coaching mentioned by Dr. Arloski...

 

Practical Empathetic Communication

Making practical use of an otherwise esoteric concept such as empathy requires division of the concept into its simplest elements.


As outlined by Frederic Platt  key steps to effective empathy include:

recognizing presence of strong feeling in the clinical setting (ie, fear, anger, grief, disappointment);pausing to imagine how the patient might be feeling;stating our perception of the patient's feeling (ie, "I can imagine that must be ..." or "It sounds like you're upset about ...");legitimizing that feeling;respecting the patient's effort to cope with the predicament; andoffering support and partnership (ie, "I'm committed to work with you
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How To Use Empathy Even When You Don’t Think You Can

How To Use Empathy Even When You Don’t Think You Can | Love | Scoop.it

There are many explanations for why parents are not using empathy with their kids. The most common reasons are the following:


1. Empathy is not natural:
Many parents do not know how to speak empathetically to kids.... 


2. Empathy sounds too permissive:
Some parents feel that they can empathize with their child if they are scared, disappointed or hurt...


3. Empathy does not let you express your opinion or give advice:
Sometimes children and more so teens, will act in a way that conflicts with their parent’s principles....


The skill of empathy can be used in so many different ways. It is an excellent way to help us avoid conflict and to promote a strong and loving relationship with our children.


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#Scientists Discover How to Create Matter from Pure Light: #Science Fiction Turns into Fact

#Scientists Discover How to Create Matter from Pure Light: #Science Fiction Turns into Fact | Love | Scoop.it
Creating matter from light? It sounds like something out of science fiction, right? Well scientists have managed to take something that seems improbable and devise an experiment to make it possible.

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Stimulating #Brain Waves May Boost #Creativity And Ease #Depression

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The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain.

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Why we can't live without books in pictures and words

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Children’s authors and illustrators including Chris Riddell, Michael Morpurgo and Rachel Renee Russell tell us why they can’t live without books, as part of our World Book Day celebrations

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poetry is what happens

when nothing else

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poetry is what happens <br/><br/>when nothing else <br/><br/>can. | Love | Scoop.it
Charles Bukowski, “Writing” (via wordsnquotes)

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These Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Are More Addictive Than Smartphones

These Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Are More Addictive Than Smartphones | Love | Scoop.it
Adulthood seems to be having a regressive moment. There’s preschool for adults in Brooklyn. And the Guardian reported on Sunday that half of the top sellers on Amazon’s U.K. site are coloring books for grown-ups.

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Gaelic retailer says language is important economic generator in Nova Scotia - CBC.ca

Gaelic retailer says language is important economic generator in Nova Scotia - CBC.ca | Love | Scoop.it
Members of the Gaelic community are upset about a cut in the provincial government’s Gaelic Affairs department that will see 40 per cent of its staff eliminated.

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10,000 Dead Sea Lions Wash Up In California, Officials Announce Crisis

10,000 Dead Sea Lions Wash Up In California, Officials Announce Crisis | Love | Scoop.it

10,000 baby sea lions have washed up dead on a California island, with experts calling the unexplained deaths a 'crisis' and ' are washing ashore at a rate so alarming, rescuers said Thursday, this year is the worst yet”. 


Tens of thousands of pups birthed last summer are believed to be dying on the islands… some [are] desperately trying to climb onto small boats or kayaks… Scientists noted a worrisome anomaly in 2013, when 1,171 famished pups were stranded… scientists blamed the phenomenon on unseasonably cold waters… On San Miguel…


"It’s clear these sea lions are trying to tell us something. Their very presence here in such great numbers at this time of year is sounding an alarm up and down the coast… it signals something complex happening in our ocean… sea lions are very sensitive to their environment… alerting us to major changes in the ocean…


See more at: http://tinyurl.com/jwuyzhy


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, April 12, 5:40 AM

Starving sea lion pups die by the thousands and wash up on the American West Coast. The marine scientists are baffled as to what is the cause. 

Have they forgotten Fukushima and the massive dose of radioactive elements that have been put into the Pacific Ocean for several years now?

Or is is "not cool" to keep talking about Fukushima and the associated radiation in the water? 

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Study Confirms: The Universe Is A Hologram

Study Confirms: The Universe Is A Hologram | Love | Scoop.it

Are we living in a hologram?  

Energy fields are decoded by our brains into a 3D picture, to give the illusion of a physical world.  Despite its apparent materiality, the universe is a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram.  And some recent scientific discoveries support the conclusion that the universe is one big holographic projection.

 

The building blocks of reality are behaving in ways which are inexplicable and can only make sense if we think of the universe in terms of a holographic field, not an empty container filled with objects.  

 

A recent study published in Nature suggests that the universe may be one big projection, according to their simulations. 

 

- See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/new-study-confirms-universe-is-a-hologram/


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, April 12, 10:54 AM

The universe is a bit like a tv or computer screen except that we live not on a flat surface, but in a 3D space. The pixels of the screen show us a moving picture. The pixels of the universe are much smaller, and they are arranged in a 3D matrix which we perceive as our reality...

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Huge ocean confirmed underneath solar system’s largest moon, containing more water than Earth's oceans combined

Huge ocean confirmed underneath solar system’s largest moon, containing more water than Earth's oceans combined | Love | Scoop.it

The solar system’s largest moon, Ganymede, in orbit around Jupiter, harbors an underground ocean containing more water than all the oceans on Earth. Scientists were already fairly confident in the ocean’s existence, based on the moon’s smooth icy surface—evidence of past resurfacing by the ocean—and other observations by the Galileo spacecraft, which made a handful of flybys in the 1990s. But new observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, published online today in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, remove any remaining doubt. Ganymede now joins Jupiter’s Europa and two moons of Saturn, Titan and Enceladus, as moons with subsurface oceans—and good places to look for life.

 

Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, may also have a subsurface ocean. The new results come from Hubble’s observations of Ganymede’s magnetic field, which produces two auroral belts (pictured) that can be detected in the ultraviolet. Because of interactions with Jupiter’s own magnetic field, these belts rock back and forth. However, there is a third magnetic field in the mix—one emanating from the electrically conductive, saltwater ocean and induced by Jupiter’s field—that counterbalances Jupiter’s field and reduces the rocking of the auroral belts. The Hubble study suggests that the ocean can be no deeper than 330 kilometers below the surface.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, March 14, 9:55 AM

No life without water ...

Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 14, 6:59 PM

Ganymede, a Jupiter moon, with lots of water - it looks like water is very common on planets and moons, more so than we thought previously. 


And in consequence, life forms as we know them might also turn out very abundant...

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We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel

We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel | Love | Scoop.it

Rosetta's lander lasted just 60 hours on a comet after it bounced into the dark shadows of a cliff, where its solar panels couldn't power the vehicle. Why didn't it carry a more reliable power source, say a nuclear battery like one that's unfailingly fueled Voyager for decades? It's a simple question with a fascinating answer, one that begins with the Cold War and ends with the future space exploration.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, April 5, 10:46 AM

Plutonium 238, a by-product of atomic weapons manufacture, is fuelling some spacecraft and apparently, there's too little of it. 

My big question after reading the article is: Why are we not actively inventing alternatives?

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Give Your Empathy a Boost

Give Your Empathy a Boost | Love | Scoop.it

The brain is naturally empathetic. You have "mirror neurons" which connect your brain like Wi-Fi with people you observe. As a protective mechanism, you automatically tune into their emotions, their movements and intentions.

When you walk down the street and someone comes your way, it's likely you will both move in the same direction even though you are trying to get out of each other's way. This is because your mirror neurons sensed the person's intentions and you "mirrored" their actions until your cognitive brain could engineer an opposing move that cleared the path....


To increase your empathy, you have to both control your wandering mind and strengthen your capacity to empathize through practice.


Here's how:

Be quiet, inside and out. ...Fully watch as well as listen.....Ask yourself what you are feeling....Test your instinct....
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Developing Empathy: Raising Children who Care

Developing Empathy: Raising Children who Care | Love | Scoop.it

What is Empathy?
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others, feel what they feel, and respond in helpful, compassionate ways. Children who are able to identify with and comfort others make friends more easily, generally perform better academically, and demonstrate a higher level of moral and emotional development.

 

How do we teach empathy?

Infants: (Birth to 1 yr.) ...Toddlers: (1-2yrs.) ... ( name feelings)Pre-schoolers: (3-5 Yrs....) (share) Ages 5 and up:... (model behaviors).


Model empathy...


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 24, 11:39 PM

The article makes good points i.e. how adults interact with children and model empathy is important at all ages.

 

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Model empathy: Above all, remember that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers.  If we expect our children to grow into caring, empathetic adults we must model these behaviors. Let your children see your kind and thoughtful actions, hear you express your concern for the feelings of others, and demonstrate empathetic parenting. Listen carefully to your children and ask questions that help them clarify their thoughts and feelings. 

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(Empath) Science Links Anxiety To High IQ’s & Sentinel Intelligence, Social Anxiety To Very Rare Psychic Gift

(Empath)  Science Links Anxiety To High IQ’s & Sentinel Intelligence, Social Anxiety To Very Rare Psychic Gift | Love | Scoop.it
We hypothesized that high-socially-anxious individuals (HSA) may exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathic abilities.”

 

The research methods were as follows: “Empathy was assessed using self-rating scales in HSA individuals (n=21) and low-socially-anxious (LSA) individuals (n=22), based on their score on the Liebowitz social anxiety scale. A computerized task was used to assess the ability to judge first and second order affective vs. cognitive mental state attributions.”

Remarkably, the scientists found that a large portion of people with social anxiety disorder are gifted empaths —

people whose right-brains are operating significantly above normal levels and are able to perceive the physical sensitivities, spiritual urges, motivations, and intentions of other people around them (see Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk below for a powerful explanation of this ability).

 

The team’s conclusion reads: “Results support the hypothesis that high-socially-anxious individuals demonstrate a unique profile of social-cognitive abilities with elevated cognitive empathy tendencies and high accuracy in affective mental state attributions...”


Empaths who have fully embraced their abilities are able to function on a purely intuition-based level.


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Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers - Telegraph.co.uk

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers - Telegraph.co.uk | Love | Scoop.it
Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells

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The Power of the Written Word: Healing Through Journal-Writing - PsychCentral.com (blog)

The Power of the Written Word: Healing Through Journal-Writing - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Love | Scoop.it
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The Power of the Written Word At the age of 18, I was sexually molested and exploited by my coach's husband.

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I have used writing as a healing tool since I've been a child.  

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Forensic linguistics: Do your e-mails, texts and tweets reveal clues to your identity?

Forensic linguistics: Do your e-mails, texts and tweets reveal clues to your identity? | Love | Scoop.it
An interesting overview of forensic linguistics in the Washington Post. Excerpt: 

In an episode of the CBS show “Criminal Minds” that aired last year , an FBI team is on a frantic hunt for a missing 4-year-old.

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Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language

Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language | Love | Scoop.it
A swirling celebration of one of the greatest creative icons of the twentieth century.
Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda was not only one of the

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The Beauty Of Rare Books - NYU Local

The Beauty Of Rare Books - NYU Local | Love | Scoop.it
Do you live for the smell of old books? Are you secretly sure that you’ll meet your soul mate at The Strand by spotting them through a gap in the books, then proceed to have a quickie and each other poetry?

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250 Million Year-Old Stone With Microchip Discovered

250 Million Year-Old Stone With Microchip Discovered | Love | Scoop.it

Researchers have made another incredible discovery in Labinsk, Russia. According to scholars this discovery marks the beginning of a completely new history, one that many ancient alien theorists have been talking about for years. 

 

The object that researchers have found is believed to be some sort of ancient microchip and according to researchers, this ancient microchips dates back millions of years. After countless tests, researchers have come to the conclusion that this antique piece was used as some sort of microchip in ancient times. 


The problem is its age, according to tests, the artifact is believed to be between 225 and 250 million years old. Some researchers believe that the dating of the artifact is not entirely accurate given the fact that you cannot date rock, and the tests were based on traces of organic material found around the mystery “chip”. 


The million dollar question is, who or what used a microchip that dates back 250 million years? Is there a possibility that this is in fact the remains of ancient technology? Technology that belonged to a highly advanced civilization that inhabited Earth millions of years ago?


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, April 7, 5:21 AM

Another indication that our civilisation may not be unique, that there have been other advanced civilisations before ours on this planet...


Note: There is scant evidence to be found for this story. No official records that I could find, so take it with a grain of salt.

Gail Vansickel's curator insight, April 13, 10:53 PM

Why does it have to be a civilization that inhabited the Earth. It could have came from space (another planet) hmmm.. 

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Extensive Ancient Underground Network Discovered From Scotland to Turkey

Extensive Ancient Underground Network Discovered From Scotland to Turkey | Love | Scoop.it

Archaeologists uncovered thousands of Stone Age underground tunnels, stretching across Europe from Scotland to Turkey, perplexing researchers as to their original purpose.

 

German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kusch, in his book ‘Secrets of the Underground Door to an Ancient World’ revealed that tunnels were dug under literally hundreds of Neolithic settlements all over Europe and the fact that so many tunnels have survived 12,000 years indicates that the original network must have been huge.

 

While many believe Stone Age humans were primitive, incredible discoveries such as the 12,000 year-old temple called Gobekli Tepe in  Turkey,  the pyramids of Egypt and other structures such as Stonehenge, which demonstrate extremely advanced astronomical knowledge indicates that they were not as primitive as many believe.

 
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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, April 12, 10:01 AM

Just another indication that our story of the history of humanity is full of holes. 

The fact that there were extensive tunnel systems and megalithic constructions dating back more than ten thousand years indicates that there must have been advanced civilisations before this one.  

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Rosetta Comet analysis points to a Water Universe

Rosetta Comet analysis points to a Water Universe | Love | Scoop.it

Rosetta is a robotic space probe consisting of a comet orbiter and a lander built by the European Space Agency, which also launched it in 2004.

 

Rosetta reached the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) on August 2014 at 3.7 AU (astronomical unit, equal to 149.6 million kilometres, the mean distance from the centre of the earth to the centre of the sun), and moved from 200 km above the comet to a bound orbit of ~10 km, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit a comet.

 

On 12 November 2014, the lander module Philae soft-landed on the comet and managed to send some data before its solar-powered battery ran out, and it went into hibernation until its battery becomes sufficiently recharged, which hasn’t yet happened.

 

Rosetta’ s first results were stunning and ‘surprising’. Images of the comet nucleus (the solid body) inside the coma (the surrounding cloud of dust and gas) show two lobes joined by a ‘neck’. The surfaces are rocky and rugged, and blacker than coal. 

 

Significantly, water vapour (H2O gas) is actively produced. The total H2O gas production rates varied from 1 x 1025 molecules per second in early June 2014 to 4 x 1025 molecules per second in early August 2014 (equivalent to ~0.3 kgs-1 and 1.2 kg s-1 respectively). Water production is associated with jets shooting out from the comet nucleus.

 

How is this copious amount of water produced?

 

According to standard theory, water is being outgassed through vents from underground stores, or sublimated from the surface by the warmth of the sun, neither of which appears likely for 67P.

 

The most actively producing regions and jets are from the neck, the shadiest, coldest part of the comet, and tellingly, not from the most sunlit parts (see Image).

 
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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 4, 7:08 PM

Now that is interesting. We are seeing, for the first time, a comet when it gets active in its swing around the sun, and it looks like we will have to revise our theories on how comets work.

They aren't the 'dirty snowballs' they have been described as. They are rocks that, when hit by solar wind, start to actively *produce* water... 

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Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound

Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound | Love | Scoop.it

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field.

 

The study is the first ever to prove that acoustic phonons - the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound - have magnetic properties.

"This adds a new dimension to our understanding of acoustic waves," said Joseph Heremans, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Nanotechnology and professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio State. "We've shown that we can steer heat magnetically. With a strong enough magnetic field, we should be able to steer sound waves, too."

 
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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 28, 9:54 AM

So heat, sound and magnetic fields have been shown to influence each other. This adds to another recent post about students experimentally putting out fires with sound waves...