By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution
The word “poor” has an overwhelming negative connotation. In many societies, it is thought to be the exact opposite of what one strives for. To have money is thought to provide the ability to live comfortably, from where you live to what you eat, and even what you’re capable of doing given your resources.
When you think of being poor, you likely don’t envision an expensive lifestyle. Why would you? Though it seems to defy logic, there’s really a very simple explanation for why living poor is actually pretty expensive. Continue reading Infographic Explains Why It’s More Expensive To Be Poor
By Isaac Davis, Waking Times
“I was taught really how to con the community.” ~Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Charlotte Iserbyt has a long history of work with the U.S. Department of Education as a former policy advisor during the Reagan administration, as well as having worked for local school districts. In her seminal book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, she tells the story of how her interest in educating children was overshadowed by the dark truth of the modern education system, and the top-down plan to overhaul education to achieve statist aims. Continue reading Whistleblower Explains How Education System Targets ‘Resistors’
By Alex Pietrowski, Waking Times
The opioid crisis is happening all around us in the background of society, as overdoses from street drugs and prescription painkillers continue to rise. Talk to your local firemen and paramedics and you’ll quickly realize the situation is sucking up our public resources while ruining lives and destroying families. A crisis as devastating as this should be top priority for a sane society, however this issue gets very little media attention, all the while, pharmaceutical companies are reaping massive profits, and globally, the black market for illegal heroin has become a global industry.
Pharmaceutical makers are tweaking their product lines to supply more options for opiate addicts: stronger pills, weaker pills, new guidelines, overdose antidotes, and so on. Yet, none of this addresses the root of the problem, instead only targeting the symptoms of the crisis, and a bigger idea is needed to interrupt the trend. Continue reading Leading Addiction Specialist Explains What is Needed to Stop the Opioid Crisis
Everything you didn’t know about the Federal Reserve explained in just a few minutes…
By Amanda Froelich, True Activist
Like doing taxes and managing a business, there’s a lot many of us didn’t learn in school. Fortunately, School House Shock is prepared to instruct the masses on what exactly the Federal Reserve is.
In case you missed Government class, the Federal Reserve is the central bank of the U.S. and it is credited with helping the nation maintain high employment rates and stable prices for consumers. The main tool utilized by the Federal Reserve to influence the economy is interest rates – the price everyone pays to borrow money. Learn more here. Continue reading This Video Explains The Federal Reserve In Less Than 3 Minutes [Watch]
By Vic Bishop, Waking Times
The time for hemp is now, and the return to this sustainable, healthy, and common sense crop is already underway. Since 1937, hemp has been prohibited by the federal government, however in recent years, a handful of U.S. states have moved to permit government regulated hemp production. Most recently, New Mexico introduced a bill to legalize the plant by removing it from the state’s list of controlled substances. Continue reading The Late John Trudell Explains Why We Need Hemp Now
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
While people have been practicing meditation for thousands of years, it has recently been gaining increasing popularity in the mainstream as science continues to shed light in its many health benefits.
From decreasing stress and anxiety to rebuilding the brain, it truly is a panacea for mental and physical well-being.
An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), for example, determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes in grey matter over time. Continue reading Tibetan Buddhist Master Monk Explains How Meditation Is Not What Most People Think It Is
By Vic Bishop, Waking Times
What is it about the pineal gland, our third eye, that makes it so mysterious? The secretory function is just now partially understood, but philosophers throughout history have regarded it as having particular importance due to its location deep in the brain, and its sensed connection to spirit.
Philosopher Rene Descartes regarded the pineal gland as, “the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all our thoughts are formed”. In his book The Passions of the Soul, he describes how the human soul is connected with the physical body by the pineal, which is suspended above the passage through which spirits in the brain’s anterior cavities communicate with spirits in its posterior cavities. Continue reading 8-Year-Old Explains How TV and Violent Games Disrupt the Pineal Gland
By Matt Agorist, The Mind Unleashed
Anyone who’s ever been given one of their friend’s Adderall knows the powerful effects brought on by this tiny unintimidating pink pill. Increased energy, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, and a euphoric sense of being are the most common effects of this drug.
Coincidentally, increased energy, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, and a euphoric sense of being — are also the most common effects of crystal meth.
So, why are these effects so similar? Because the drugs are nearly identical in their chemical structure. Continue reading Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth
By Life Script Doctor, Learning Mind, May 15, 2015
“Number rules the Universe”
Are numbers really that important and can they help us explain consciousness? Everyone has heard about a great ancient scholar Pythagoras and it is hard to deny his contribution to science. However, it is unknown to many that he was also the forefather of Numerology. Continue reading Life Script Doctor: How Numerology Explains the Evolution of Consciousness