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Denver, Colorado Is the Most Sexually Active City In America

Denver, Colorado Is the Most Sexually Active City In America | things that go boom | Scoop.it
Congratulations, Denver – thanks to our passion for heat in the sheets and playing it safe, we have topped the list for the most sexually active (and ...

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Arizona company set to release ‘powdered alcohol’ following FDA approval

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Just add water and stir. A U.S. company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.
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4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Benefits So Many Conditions — PsyBlog

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Four central components of how mindfulness meditation works.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:20 PM
Body awareness - people report higher awareness of the sensations in their body, of the tought in their mind, how things taste and so on. Being mindful may also help with empathising with others because knowledge of the self provides sight into othersEmotional control - One is becoming much less reactive to things which previoisly piqued their emotionsAttentional control - controlling attention is "the very root of judgement, character and will" (William James)New perspective of the self - One is becoming able to see in action the thought processes that manufacture what feels like 'the self' to us. 

 

Actually, I would like to see a matching program for me...:-))) It's not so easy...:-)))

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Running Too Much Linked To Dying Younger

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Running is undoubtedly great for your health, but some research suggests that when it comes to pounding the pavement, too much of a good thing might actually have the opposite effect.

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Crackheads will come for you: [You are either for us or against us nonsense]

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DO YOU agree that Western governments ought to be able to torture people suspected of terrorism and detain them without charge indefinitely, or do you support al-Qaeda? Do you think drug users should be subject to the harshest penalties the law allows, or should elementary-school cafeterias serve pot brownies for dessert? In this world there are only good guys and bad guys, and it is always easy to tell them apart. If you disagree with any of this, well then, we know which side you're on, don't we?

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5 Ways Meditation Gives Your Brain a Boost - ABC News

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But then, a few years ago, I heard about an explosion of scientific research suggesting that meditation has an extraordinary range of health benefits.
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Chomsky: Syria Strike Would Be 'War Crime' With Or Without Congressional Sign-Off

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WASHINGTON -- A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama's announcement that he...
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Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?

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Which account of the mass deaths in Syria should be given more credence: the U.S. government version introduced by Secretary of State John Kerry, or the article published by the Minnesota-based new...

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Enrique Ferro's curator insight, September 2, 2013 4:17 PM

The founder of the for-profit startup is Mnar Muhawesh, a 24-year-old Palestinian-American woman who believes, reasonably enough, that "our media has absolutely failed our country" (MinnPost, 1/18/12).

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Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk - Huffington Post

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There are, of course, many takes on the virtues of walking. For Thomas Jefferson, the purpose of walking was to clear the mind of thoughts. "The object of walking is to relax the mind," he wrote. "You should therefore not permit yourself even to think while you walk. But divert your attention by the objects surrounding you."

 

For others, like Nietzsche, walking was essential for thinking. "All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking," he wrote in Twilight of the Idols. For Ernest Hemingway, walking was a way of developing his best thoughts while mulling a problem. "I would walk along the quais when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out," he wrote in A Moveable Feast. "It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood." For Jefferson, walking was also "the best possible exercise," while for Henry David Thoreau, walking wasn't just a means to an end, it was the end itself


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When To Think, And When Not To, When Playing Sports — NOVA Next | PBS

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Psychology and neuroscience are unveiling surprising contradictions in the complex relationship between athletes’ minds and their bodies.

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Colorado Crime Rates Down 14.6% Since Legalizing Marijuana

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Just 3 months after Colorado voters allowed marijuana legalization, Denver is enjoying a 14.6 percent decrease in crime from the same time last year.

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Quebec Voters Say 'Non' to Separatists

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"Quebec voters gave a resounding no to the prospects of holding a third referendum on independence from Canada, handing the main separatist party in the French-speaking province one of its worst electoral defeats ever."  

 

Quebec, which is 80 percent French-speaking, has plenty of autonomy already. The province of 8.1 million sets its own income tax, has its own immigration policy favoring French speakers, and has legislation prioritizing French over English.  But many Quebecois have long dreamed of an independent Quebec, as they at times haven't felt respected and have worried about the survival of their language in English-speaking North America.

 

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Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:32 PM

The politics of Quebec are interesting to say the least. Originally founded by the French in the 17th century and then later conquered by the English in the late 18th century Canada is a nation with a mix if influences. While much of Canada today is something of a standard English colony Quebec has desperately hung on to it's French roots. In Quebec City their are laws ensuring that all store signs are in French, even making sure the font is large enough. In spite of their dogged interest in preserving their culture they've voted against spiting from the body of Canada repeatedly. This is largely because even the more die hard French Canadians know their small territory is unable to economically survive on its own.

Bob Beaven's curator insight, January 29, 2015 2:57 PM

This article is interesting to me, due to the fact that part of my family is French Canadian.  I have always found it interesting how the Quebecois have tried to become their own country but could never quite pull it off.  In fact, I had a teacher in high school who was from the Canadian Mid-West and disliked French Canadians, however he said that although the French community is different from the rest of Canada, he believed that separation was not going to happen.  This article shows that the Parti Quebecois will, for the time being, have to regroup and "clean the salt from their wounds" from this defeat.  For now, it appears Quebec is not going anywhere.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, September 17, 2015 8:39 AM

This is quite a turnaround from the vote that you showed us in class from the mid 90s. The younger generations that have come of ages sense the previous vote are most likely non separatists. Overall I think this just about ends the talk of an independent Quebec. The nation of Canada is best when unified, as is every other state on the globe. This result, along with the results of the proposed Scottish separation seem to indicate that the wave of separation is dying out. Though I honestly think that theses movements never had much of a chance anyway.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Carl Jung on Life After Death

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Companies Will Start Reading Your Mind To Figure Out How Much You're Willing To Pay

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"In the future store prices may be based on your brain waves. And unfortunately your brain waves can't lie..."

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White House Document “Proving” Syria’s Guilt Doesn’t Pass Smell Test | This Can't Be Happening!

White House Document “Proving” Syria’s Guilt Doesn’t Pass Smell Test | This Can't Be Happening! | things that go boom | Scoop.it
  The document released on the White House web site to “prove” to the American people that the Syrian government had used poison gas -- allegedly the neurotoxin Sarin -- to kill hundreds of civilians, is so flawed and lacking in real proof that if...

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Enrique Ferro's curator insight, September 2, 2013 8:24 PM

Something smells here. If this is the best the White House can come up with to make a case for starting a war with a country that poses no threat to the US, at a time when a majority of Americans opposes starting yet another war in the Middle East, and when most of the world, including America’s closest allies, are backing away from support for an attack, the conclusion has to be that there is no real case against Syria.

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How to Practice Walking Meditation

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Learn how to practice walking meditation using this proven technique taught by a respect teacher of mindfulness meditation.
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Microsoft and Google to sue over US surveillance requests

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Technology firms want to be allowed to publish information about US government requests under the Fisa legislation

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