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Best HDR Software - HDR Photo Editor | Aurora HDR 2018 (Express)

Best HDR Software - HDR Photo Editor | Aurora HDR 2018 (Express) | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
The world's best and most advanced HDR photography software. A complete toolkit to make beautiful HDR photos of any kind. Made exclusively.
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15 Minute Mind-Hack to Massively Enhance Your Brain Power and Emotional State: Vishen Lakhiani - 

A 15 Minute Mind-Hack to Massively Enhance Your Brain Power and Emotional State. Talk by Vishen Lakhiani at Wisdom 2.0 Europe
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The Most Important Words You Speak

The Most Important Words You Speak | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
The words you speak tend to reflect your beliefs about yourself, and that makes the words that come out of your mouth important indicators of your state of self. But can your words shape your reality too, simply through the power of being spoken?
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GMOs Revealed: A Nine-Part Documentary Series

GMOs Revealed: A Nine-Part Documentary Series | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
GMOs is one much larger than failed promises or misguided expectations.

Instead, it’s a form of technology that threatens human health, the environment and the very food supply we depend on. At the foundation, “GMOs Revealed” seeks to answer a question that’s relevant to all of us:

“What if the desire to use technology to enhance our world and save lives has evolved into a lust that, when paired with corporate greed and politics, becomes a catastrophic mass experiment that harms you and your family? Genetically modified foods, also known as GMOs, represent one of the most controversial issues in the world today. What is more vital to humanity, to each of us, than our food supply?”
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Writing to Reclaim Your Essential Gifts with Mark Matousek | The Shift Network

Writing to Reclaim Your Essential Gifts with Mark Matousek | The Shift Network | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
Discover a powerful, transformative writing practice that will help you overcome the inner and outer forces that are holding you back and fuel your creativity, free your authentic voice, and bring greater clarity to your unique genius.
Experience more authenticity and freedom by pouring your heart’s deepest truths into a journal or personal piece of writing... tapping into your true feelings, “taboo” thoughts, and the gifts of your darkest shadows and boldest visions.
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(13) Eating For Life. Designing An Optimal Diet by Brenda Davis - YouTube

Brenda Davis offers fresh insights on the treatment of animals in food production and other industries, the latest findings on the health benefits of a vegan diet and expanded information on phytochemicals, Brenda's information is extensive in scope, yet manageable for anyone who wants to easily understand how to construct a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet.

Here are the latest findings on: using plant foods to protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses; obtaining essential protein without meat, eggs, or dairy products; discovering "good" fats and where to find them; meeting dietary needs for calcium without dairy products; understanding the importance of vitamin B12; designing balanced vegan diets for infants, children, and seniors; a
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Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain –

Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain – | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
“The world’s otherness is antidote to confusion [and] standing within this otherness — the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books — can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.”
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Being the "other" is having a to the positive change as Otherness is defining a new way of being seen yet different but the same in one's self. When self is known it takes away a lot of the negative comparisons instead the positives are emphasised as the others that are in common.

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75 FANTASTIC Ways to Get More Twitter Followers

75 FANTASTIC Ways to Get More Twitter Followers | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it

Check out these ways to get more Twitter followers NOW!


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These Twitter tips can help you turbo-boost your audience and take your brand to the next level.
 
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What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind? | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership and control over the thoughts, emotions and experiences that we have every day.

Most experts think that consciousness can be divided into two parts: the experience of consciousness (or personal awareness), and the contents of consciousness, which include things such as thoughts, beliefs, sensations, perceptions, intentions, memories and emotions.

It’s easy to assume that these contents of consciousness are somehow chosen, caused or controlled by our personal awareness – after all, thoughts don’t exist until until we think them. But in a new research paper in Frontiers of Psychology, we argue that this is a mistake.

We suggest that our personal awareness does not create, cause or choose our beliefs, feelings or perceptions. Instead, the contents of consciousness are generated “behind the scenes” by fast, efficient, non-conscious systems in our brains. All this happens without any interference from our personal awareness, which sits passively in the passenger seat while these processes occur.

Put simply, we don’t consciously choose our thoughts or our feelings – we become aware of them.
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You Are What You See: Inspiring Kindness Through Images

You Are What You See: Inspiring Kindness Through Images | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
We live in a world where news stories are riddled with negativity; wars, crashes, political and social strife fill our living rooms and enter our most personal of space, our homes.  What are the implications for our neurological and physical health to be exposed to such negative news, and what are the effects when this is turned around and people are exposed to positive news, see acts of kindness and learn of human goodness?  This was the question that Dr. David Fryburg asked himself after experiencing what he calls a “sort of news-induced depression”. He learned of studies suggesting the negative physiological effects that negative news could cause, and he began wondering about the importance of balance.

So David, a physician and research scientist, as well as a keen photographer with published works and solo exhibits – together with his oldest son Jesse in 2014 – started a non-profit to promote kindness, compassion, and empathy. The organization, Envision Kindness, brings together David’s foundations as an accomplished scientist with his creative energy and belief in the power of the visual.
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Composing a Life: Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on Our False Mythos of Achievement and the Messy, Nonlinear Reality of How We Become Who We Are –

Composing a Life: Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on Our False Mythos of Achievement and the Messy, Nonlinear Reality of How We Become Who We Are – | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
“The knight errant, who finds his challenges along the way, may be a better model for our times than the knight who is questing for the Grail.”
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T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" - 

Also for Introduction to Literary Studies at Bryant University, this class time was mostly devoted to a "close reading" of Eliot's modern love epic. I begin by making connections between the text and our first day of class, in which we discussed some essential conventions of literature as described by Jonathon Culler. I point out Culler's notion of literary self-reflexivity in relation to Eliot's study of Dante and his beginning "Prufrock" with an epigraph from The Divine Comedy. Together, we apply one method of the interpretation to the first stanza of the poem, for which I write guiding questions on the board. We used this method twice before in class. I ask students to consider key words from the passage and any pattern or relationship that might be established among them; they should think about the tone or mood suggested by these words; they should pick out any significant imagery, etc.; finally, students should determine how they believe the passage fits in with the whole text, how it distinguishes itself and relates to the rest. After we examine the first stanza together, I put the students into groups and assign various stanzas to each.
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After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver

In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.

YouTube Tags: brain science, brain, stroke, neuroplasticity, science, motor learning, identity, TED, TEDxVancouver, TEDxVancouver 2015, Vancouver, TEDx, Rogers Arena, Vancouver speakers, Vancouver conference, ideas worth spreading, great idea,

Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and Dr. Lara Boyd is positioned at the cutting edge of these discoveries. In 2006, she was recruited by the University of British Columbia to become the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology and Motor Learning. Since that time she has established the Brain Behaviour Lab, recruited and trained over 40 graduate students, published more than 80 papers and been awarded over $5 million in funding.
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 This is Why You Don't SUCCEED - One of the Best Motivational Speeches Ever 

Simon Sinek speaking about Millennials in the workplace of today, and social media addiction.
IT IS ONE OF THE BEST SPEECH THAT I’VE EVER HEARD.
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 The TRUTH about Blood Pressure and Cholesterol. - 

The TRUTH about Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.

High blood pressure is not DANGEROUS, it is not a Disease!

IT is a symptom of a greater underlying problem!

50-65% of people who have heart attacks have normal levels of cholesterol

Marketing plays a huge role in how the drug companies portray the need for a product
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Carl Sagan's Scarily Accurate Prediction From 1995 Has People Flipping Out

Carl Sagan's Scarily Accurate Prediction From 1995 Has People Flipping Out | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
Here’s the complete passage from Sagan’s 1995 book that has some people on edge:

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and whats true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”
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Spirit of the Earth: Indian Voices on Nature, 

Spirit of the Earth: Indian Voices on Nature,  | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it

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As contemporary life becomes more and more fragmented and unsustainable, many individuals are left perplexed and searching for more complete and sustainable models to understand themselves and their place in the world around them. It is the spiritual crisis brought about by a desacralized worldview that began in the modern West with the emergence of the Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment that has created an existential and ontological void and uprooted the centrality of the sacred in the lives of the human collectivity.

 
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Bear and Wolf: A Tender Illustrated Fable of Walking Side by Side in Otherness –

Bear and Wolf: A Tender Illustrated Fable of Walking Side by Side in Otherness – | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
Otherness has always been how we define ourselves — by contrast and distinction from what is unlike us, we find out what we are like: As I have previously written, we are what remains after everything we are not. But otherness can also be the most beautiful ground for connection
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Introducing TW Fonts - A New Vectorized Font and Icon Library

Introducing TW Fonts - A New Vectorized Font and Icon Library | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
TW Fonts is a collection of vector icons that you can use on your website. Fully scaleable, you can easily customize, style, and enlarge these icons without losing quality. See examples.
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(13) Deepak Chopra: What George Harrison Knew - 

Deepak Chopra's short address at the SAND17 conference is notable for its clarity, warmth and realism - and for its opening video and closing audio. The sincerity of his plea to the audience also made an impact: Please wake up, because the dream has turned into a nightmare. The presentation ends with a short meditation to become aware of that which is listening, and a recording of a song that George Harrison gave to Deepak on the way to London Airport in 1988.

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Do A Nice Thing For Your Future Self

Do A Nice Thing For Your Future Self | Consciousness & Creativity | Scoop.it
We are told to be kind and generous to ourselves, but it's not always easy. Often we don't feel deserving. Often we fail to act in our best interests in the chaos of the present moment, denying ourselves loving tenderness. We look in the mirror and think about every dumb thing we've done or said today, and we decide, Well, there stands a lousy piece of human garbage. Then comes the punishment, which can be anything from binge eating to taking other people's abuse to blowing off our taxes. When you hate yourself this much, why would you ever make your bed? You're basically a worthless dog who deserves nothing better than to sleep on a pile of damp rags.
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(12) Indicators of Ecological Collapse - Dahr Jamail, Guy McPherson, Diane Wilson, Richard Manning - YouTube

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 Break the Addiction to Negative Thoughts & Emotions to Create What You Want - Dr. Joe Dispenza

Learn to break the addiction to negative thoughts and emotions to create what you want. Our minds and emotional states are designed to stay in repetitive patterns. The thoughts we think are the electrical charge in the quantum field, and the feelings are the magnetic charge in this field. How you think and feel influences every atom in your life and therefore every outer condition. Through adjusting our energy to align with states of Higher Consciousness, we can easily alter the course of those outer conditions. Elevated emotional states bring elevated results. Follow Dr. Joe Dispenza's brilliant explanation and advice to learn how to break any addiction to negative thoughts and emotions.
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