In the award winning and very inspiring, short film by Kurt Kuenne, Validation (see YouTube video below), not only is the value of validation and acknowledgment explored but also how highly contagious smiles are and how some smiles just can't be faked. What is a smile...

Could there possibly be a natural piezoelectric effect under New York City? Under Manhattan Island is a 542 million-year-old Paleozoic crystalline rock formation. The garnet, silliminate and quartz under New York City are all around a 7 on the Moh’s scale (imagine diamonds are a...

FSC cigarettes even more dangerous? After lighting up are you experiencing more headaches, stomach cramps or a coppery taste in your mouth? Does your new FSC (fire-safe cigarette) taste bad, cause dry mouth and are you coughing more? New York State was one of the first states...

"Sometimes, a hug is all that we need." Juan Mann started the Free Hugs Campaign simply because he needed cheering up one day in 2004 when he had to leave London and return to his hometown of Sydney with only a bag full of clothes and...

In an April 23, 2014 press release, “A key to enjoying massive online photo files may be giving up some control, researchers say” researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, present the results of a 14-month study of a new device called...

University of Colorado Denver in a press release on April 22, 2014, reports the results of two studies published in the 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and how "unfriending" them...

Before the 1970s, there were no regulations protecting the environment. It was perfectly legal for a factory to dump toxic waste into streams and spew toxic fumes in the air. In 1962, Rachel Carson, a renowned biologist and nature writer, published "Silent Spring", a work against...

According to a study conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (MNI), listening to music we love stimulates production of the pleasure chemical, dopamine, in our brain Music appears to have no biological/survival value and unlike other more physically rewarding stimuli like...

1 Dalai Lama 2 Pope Francis 3 Greta Thunberg 4 Eckhart Tolle 5 Oprah Winfrey 6 Russell Brand 7 Thich Nhat Hanh 8 Desmond Tutu 9 Marianne Williamson 10 David Lynch 11 Paulo Coelho 12 Deepak Chopra 13 Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev) 14 Arianna Huffington 15 Mirabai Starr 16 Bob Dylan 17 Edith Eger 18 Alice Walker 19 Neale Donald Walsch 20 Matthew Fox 21 Alejandro...

Though astrology hasn't been considered a science for thousands of years, on Thursday, February 4th, 2011, the Bombay High Court in India reaffirmed that it is indeed a "science? when it dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that challenged astrology as a science. The 100-page PIL...

The constellation Ophiuchus (prior Serpentarius) is old news, so old that even the astronomer, astrologer and mathematician Ptolemy (90 AD) knew about it and so did most of the ancient world. Current and past pole stars according to the precession of the equinoxes 2012 Wiki That the earth...