By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
Campbell Soup just announced that it is leaving the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. What could it mean? Is this another gunshot wound to Big Food?
It gets even more interesting, however, when you consider Campbell’s reasons for leaving the group.
The GMA has been described as Big Food’s national lobbying group. It is an organization that represents countless food and beverage and helps market its members “responsibly.” Continue reading Campbell Soup Just Dropped the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association
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
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!
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
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
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
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
By Christine Horner, Collective Evolution
IN BRIEF: The difference between maintaining your zeal for life and heartbreaking disillusionment during turbulent times ultimately begins with you and where you are placing your focus. Here are seven proactive life responses for the most common reasons why you might feel your passion for life slipping away.
Thanks to social media, you’ve survived the “me” generation. “Me” exploded into “we” and a socially conscious generation was born. What was once considered personal fulfillment has changed for the better. Continue reading 7 Ways to Revitalize Your Passion for Life in Turbulent Times
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
Sacred partnership is one form of sacred union.
It implies that two or more people pursue some common activity. They may work together. They may live together. They come together in some common pursuit.
Sacred union is simply the experiencing of a bond or connection of love with another. Sacred partnerships are one form it might take. But it might also take the form of a spontaneous experience of unity with all of humanity, a spiritual experience involving no one else. Continue reading A Permanent Experience of Global Unity
By Caroline Ryan, Waking Times
So you have probably noticed things aren’t going so well on planet earth right now. Nothing and no-one remains untouched by our unprecedented global upheaval as it’s impact takes its toll on our feelings, thoughts, perspectives and experiences and much else besides.
It’s unequivocally all change and unfortunately, the destructive type. Continue reading Unleashing Your Unique Talents and Gifts in Service of a World in Need