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Did I give my beautiful, sweet, angelic daughter my last bite of toast? I've always thought that it doesn't matter very much if God is real, but that it matters a whole lot if God is not real. If God is real, he will understand that I'm just a dumb human male. After all he made me this way. How could he hold me responsible for the shameful mess that I have become? I mean, for instance, the other morning as I was finishing my breakfast (...

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Fighting Against The Status Quo The future is upon us. We live in a world where all images must be questioned. But one young girl, a rising star from New Zealand, is fighting against the status quo and sharing a message that she hopes will encourage young girls and others to feel more comfortable in their own skin. A few weeks ago, Lorde, a singer with a couple of mature sounding hits that belie her tender age, caused something of a sti...

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Many cultures have subjects that are not often mentioned. In our society today there are two main ‘elephants in the room’ that are hardly ever discussed: Suicide and Mental Illness. There seems to be a stigma associated with these two subjects. Sometimes mental illness leads to suicide, so these are not two mutually exclusive ideas. One study estimated that every year there are ~1 million suicide attempts. Thankfully, only a...

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A better memory can benefit everybody. Incorporate these 10 tips into your daily routine to maximize your memory and improve your life. Exercise your body AND your mind Mental exercises are not the only way to enhance your mental prowess. Physical exercise does more than just strengthen your muscles. Increased oxygen flow to the brain during physical exercise reduces the risk of developing diseases and can enhance memory retention, so ...

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If you take a minute to think about just how crazy smoking is, you might wonder why people do it. Not only do the health consequences make smoking a poor decision, the financial ramifications are pretty obvious as well. So why on earth do people still do it? Smoking used to be cool. Those who lived in high society (doctors, lawyers, actors and actresses) smoked cigarettes like they were going out of style. This added to smoking's popula...

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We have all heard the phrase “It’s all mind over matter”, but is there more to the story? One of the most prominent examples of ‘mind over matter’ is walking over hot coals. Participants walk over red hot coals, which would normally be expected to cause great pain, without any negative consequences. Another great example of ‘mind over matter’ comes with the placebo effect. The best example of th...

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Known in the botanical and scientific world as Mitragyna speciosa, a new plant is taking the recreational drug scene by storm. Better known as Kratom, this green plant belongs to the coffee family and is native to Southeast Asia. People in this part of the world have taken Kratom for hundreds of years as a stimulant, sedative, and remedy for ailments such as diarrhea. Kratom is usually taken orally either in a capsule or the fresh leave...

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Read more Reading transports a person into a fictional world and stimulates the imagination. Reading can reduce stress, increase happiness and improves mental prowess. Set aside a few minutes each day to read your favorite books.   Unplug Take a half hour or so each day to unplug from the digital world. Turn off your phone, computer, and television. Getting away from technology can make people feel more relaxed and focused.  ...