RIP Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has tragically passed away. His death was ruled a suicide.

This will sound cliche, but Chester and Linkin Park got me through more hard times than I could count. The world and the lives of millions of people (including mine) will not be the same without him. Our hearts are heavy today.

The Messenger Lyrics:

When you feel you’re alone
Cut off from this cruel world
Your instincts telling you to run

Listen to your heart
Those angel voices
They’ll see you to you
They’ll be your guide
Back home

When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind
It keeps us kind

When you suffered it all
And your spirit is breaking
You’re growing desperate from the fight
Remember you’re loved
And you always will be
This melody will always bring
You right back home

When life leaves us blind
Love, keeps us kind
When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind

– Chester Bennington, The Messenger

In this video, Chester sings One More Light in honor of musician Chris Cornell, his dear friend who committed suicide in May of this year. The new song seems prophetic in light of Chester’s untimely death.

The story behind this performance is that the band was set to perform their single Heavy on Jimmy Kimmel Live when they learned of Chris Cornell’s suicide. Devastated by the news, they decided to play their song One More Light in honor of Chris. His suicide reportedly hit Chester hard, and you can feel the emotion in the performance. Have tissues ready.

One More Light Lyrics:

Should’ve stayed, were there signs, I ignored?
Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?
We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
There are things that we can have, but can’t keep

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

The reminders pull the floor from your feet
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need oh
And you’re angry, and you should be, it’s not fair
Just ’cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it, isn’t there

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

Well I do

– Chester Bennington, One More Light

We should all care if one more light goes out.

Rest in Power, Chester. You will be sorely missed.

11-Year-Old Invents Landmark Water Quality Detection Device

Featured image: Rao demonstrating her prototype. Credit: Fast Company

Gitanjali Rao says “I believe that everyone has a right to know if their drinking water is safe or not.”

By Amelia Kinney, True Activist

11-year-old Gitanjali Rao had a vision of making water quality easier to detect. Her invention, the Tethys, uses carbon nanotube sensors to detect lead. The device connects to a mobile app to instantly report the water quality information.

“Before I had the idea for my solution, I noticed articles about how there was no solution to detect lead in water that is fast, easy, and inexpensive,” Rao told Fast Company in an interview. Rao recently graduated from 6th grade at Brentwood Middle School in Brentwood Tennessee. Her invention earned her finalist placing in the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Continue reading 11-Year-Old Invents Landmark Water Quality Detection Device

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It’s OK. Positive People Still Have Bad Days Too!

By Andrea Schulman, BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

So maybe you already understand the Law of Attraction, and maybe you already do a lot of intentional positive thinking. You’ve probably seen a lot of benefits from it, but maybe you still have a bad day here and there. Maybe you’ve wondered “why do positive people still have bad days?“

The truth is, being positive is a relative concept. Even with focus and practice, our vibes still fluctuate. Regardless of our intention or effort, even the most skilled positive thinkers can have a few shaky moments here and there, and that’s ok! Continue reading It’s OK. Positive People Still Have Bad Days Too!

China Successfully Cuts Use Of Coal By 40% To Reduce Carbon Emissions

By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory

China may soon lose its reputation as being one of the most polluting countries on the planet. This is because the Chinese government employed efforts in recent years to improve air quality and, as a result, was able to report that the use of “dirty” coal has dropped 40% over the past five years.

According to data from the Wood Mackenzie consultancy, the use of coal, known as sanmei, is expected to fall to 468 million tons in 2017, down from 774 million tons in 2012. As CNBC News relays, “Over 80 percent, or 650 million tons of this coal, was used in the industrial sector in 2012.” Reportedly, coal is most often used for heating purposes. Continue reading China Successfully Cuts Use Of Coal By 40% To Reduce Carbon Emissions

A Breathing Exercise to Take You Higher

By Nick Polizzi, Wake Up World

A few years ago, one of my teachers taught me a powerful breathing exercise that I’d like to share with you today.

Variations of this technique have been used for millennia to induce altered states of consciousness and connect more deeply with the divine. On the surface, it’s hard to fathom how breathing alone can take us to such great heights. I had doubts myself – until I gave it a try. As it turns out, I hadn’t given my lungs enough credit – the experience was cathartic in ways that defy description. Continue reading A Breathing Exercise to Take You Higher

Don’t Try

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

I wish I could take credit for the two-word title that headlines this article, but it was used historically by an unlikely hero. Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), the “accidental” American author and poet had it written on his tombstone in Los Angeles. He wanted to reiterate something we need desperately to hear again in the age of sugar-sweet positivism. Sometimes success comes even to those who don’t try very hard. In fact – it comes to people who just don’t give a %#)&@. Continue reading Don’t Try

Officer Shoots Dogs That ‘Charged’ At Him, But Security Video Tells A Different Story

The Staffordshire terriers are service dogs for two girls.

By Brianna Acuesta, True Activist

In an incident that has since gone viral because of the release of security camera footage, two officers are under internal investigation after one of them shot two dogs in the backyard of a home whose security alarm had gone off. The two dogs, which are both Staffordshire terriers and named Ciroc and Rocko, were in the backyard when the officers responded to the burglary alarm by first heading to the back area of the house instead of knocking at the front door first. It was at this point that the officer saw fit to shoot the dogs as they approached him. Continue reading Officer Shoots Dogs That ‘Charged’ At Him, But Security Video Tells A Different Story

Cedella Marley: Good Things Do Not Come Easy

e93f3c_94b41ab9f4484778b3d870218e915076mv2Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time

Good things do not come easy. Often the most difficult challenges in life provide the most successful results. The value of achievement is not qualified just by the end result but by the effort made to get to the finish.

If you are feeling defeated today, remember that by doing nothing, you get nothing in return. Stay focused, don’t give up and know that life is moving in the right direction.

One love…Cedella

https://www.anicetime.com/single-post/2017/07/13/Positive-Vibrations-71317

Your Job Does NOT Define Who You Are

By Paula Lawes, Tiny Buddha

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’” – Maya Angelou

When I started working toward a life of freedom a year ago and dared to set my sights on my dreams, I never imagined I’d be where I am today.

However, if you took a snap shot of my life three years ago you’d have seen a different person. I was a career woman, a high flyer, rising quickly from an Office Manager to the Head of Human Resources for a fast growing, successful business, going from strength to strength. Continue reading Your Job Does NOT Define Who You Are

Abandoned Tennessee Nuclear Plant Transformed Into Solar Farm

The new project could provide solar energy to nearly 100 homes.

By Amelia Kinney, True Activist

The Phipps Bend Nuclear Power Plant in Hawkins County, Tennessee was abandoned mid-construction back in 1981, leaving behind a large area of waste and eroding installations. That was until Birdseye Renewable Energy and United Renewable Energy gave the plant a renewed purpose.

Construction of the plant originally started in 1978, and was stopped suddenly in 1981 by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), due to a sudden increase in the cost of nuclear power supplies. For years, the site remained intact, utilized only for safety training exercises. However, with the growing demand for renewable energy, authorities decided to transform the facility into a solar farm.   Continue reading Abandoned Tennessee Nuclear Plant Transformed Into Solar Farm

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