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How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing” Every day, man plants trees in same spot. 37 years later, his masterpiece takes our breath away. The young teenager Jadav “Molai” Payeng decided to help nature out a little bit and started planting trees over thirty years ago.

Every day, man plants trees in same spot. 37 years later, his masterpiece takes our breath away

He planted the seeds next to a very and deserted sandbar closely to his birthplace in the Assam region, India. Jadav wanted to create a habitat for wildlife and oppose people who were cutting trees down. Jadav later decided that he would dedicate his life to building his own forest and planting trees. For almost every day for 37 years, the man planted seeds and has successfully built a whole new ecosystem. Allegro "ENGLISH" Haircut Prank by Black and White Friends Proves Kids Don't See Color. Photo via: Wave 3 News.

Haircut Prank by Black and White Friends Proves Kids Don't See Color

Sweet Photos of His Sons (2 x) In early 2015, Phillip Haumesser’s wife Natasha gave him a simple request.

Sweet Photos of His Sons (2 x)

She wanted him to take more pictures of their children. After all, the two kids were growing up fast—before you know it, they’d be graduating high school. Like many parents, Haumesser and his wife captured special moments on their phones, but she wanted more artistic family photos. The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate. Trees dominate the world’s the oldest living organisms.

The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate

Since the dawn of our species, they have been our silent companions, permeating our most enduring tales and never ceasing to inspire fantastical cosmogonies. Hermann Hesse called them “the most penetrating of preachers.” A forgotten seventeenth-century English gardener wrote of how they “speak to the mind, and tell us many things, and teach us many good lessons.” Once starving boy named Hope Starts School. On January 30, 2016, a Danish aid worker named Anja Ringgren Loven came across a harrowing sight on the streets of Nigeria.

Once starving boy named Hope Starts School

There, the DINNødhjælp founder discovered a young boy named Hope in a dire situation—the starving child was certainly on the edge of death. Abandoned by his parents, the 2-year-old was emaciated after fending for himself for eight months; a fact captured in one heartbreaking photograph. In it, Loven is bending down to give him water from a bottle. After that scene, she wrapped him in a blanket and took him to the nearest hospital. The road to recovery involved extensive medical treatments, but thanks to generous donations from people around the world—more than one million dollars—Hope has since made an amazing recovery.

Kids explain mindfulness. I am sorry. I am sorry You died last night.

I am sorry

You were hit by a car at Howard & 7th in San Francisco when you were riding your bike through the intersection. I was a passenger in the orange prius. We saw the SUV hit you, and speed off. Meaning of life. Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Teens Speak Up By Singing Out. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs Silent Voices, a multi-composer work that addresses social concerns articulated by the young singers themselves.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Teens Speak Up By Singing Out

Julienne Schaer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Julienne Schaer/Courtesy of the artist. How to be more empathetic. 31 Quotes That Will Give You Chills. Artist Who Lost A Friend Creates A Comic Tribute That’ll Inspire You To Drop Everything And Start Living. Ever feel trapped by life?

Artist Who Lost A Friend Creates A Comic Tribute That’ll Inspire You To Drop Everything And Start Living

Ever wanted to quit your job, sell your car, and hit the open road with nothing but what you can carry on your back? Research Shows Plants Are Sentient. Will We Act Accordingly? Research continues to verify the intelligence of plants.

Research Shows Plants Are Sentient. Will We Act Accordingly?

If we begin to regard them as sentient beings, will our treatment of them improve? ©John T. Andrews Animal advocates and wildlife enthusiasts like you and me are always excited when new research comes out demonstrating the intelligence of the “others” among us; for example, how crows solve problems or whales have complex cultures.

But when we cross over into the area of plant intelligence, well, it often sounds a bit too New Agey for most of us. A recent spate of studies, however, is proving that plants have volition, show altruism and understand kinship much like many animal species. Moving and mental ability Forests provide the oxygen we breathe and the majority of medicines in use today. Four years ago, in 2011, I wrote an article about the intelligent behavior of trees. Song Around The World. Thiên Thủ Quan Âm (Thousand Hand Guan Yin)

7 Things We Can All Learn from the Music and Life of John Lennon. By Lori Chandler On December 8, 1980, John Winston Lennon was gunned down outside his apartment building, the Dakota, in New York City.

7 Things We Can All Learn from the Music and Life of John Lennon

His assailant, whose name does not bear repeating, shot Lennon five times with a .38 caliber revolver. 7 essential books - when life gets hard. I made a list for my young cousin of the 7 books she must read, after she underwent a massive heartbreak, and uttered these words for the first time: wow life is hard. 1- Siddharta, Herman Hesse A philosophical, spiritual and psychological novel by Nobel Prize winner Hesse. There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary. Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words. It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times.

What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try to point to the unspeakable, the transient or the neglected. That which we forget in the busyness of our daily grind. Words have the power to remind us – and therefore we should choose our words carefully so we are reminded of the things that nourish our souls. VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization.

My Father, the Philosopher. If the bed was here, if I touched it, lay down in it, walked away and came back, then it existed. If it existed, then when I left for school and came back, it would still be there. If it was there today, then it would be there tomorrow.

My life

Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now. Earth - Rats will save their friends from drowning. This 94-year-old's last bucket list item ... 2 click. By any measure, Shirley Batchelder has lived a long, "fantastic" life. At 94 years old, she paints, dons pink flowers in her hair, spends time with family, and runs bingo with her friends.

The Compassionate Instinct. Ancient Bones That Tell a Story of Compassion. When Donald Trump's words scared this Muslim girl, these Army vets responded perfectly. Strange like me -zenpencil. School Choir Surprises Cancer-Stricken Teacher With Epic Rendition Of “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” Remembering 9/11: A warrior's unexpected gift to America. Lennon believes. What Kindness Does to Your Health. She lists 10 things every woman should know. Worth the time. Like This Post On Facebook. Longtime Couple Found That Clothes Didn't Make The Man. The Lost Story of the 'Swedish Schindler' Colorado Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes From Third Graders. Faith in humanity … restored!

Incredible Nurse Cat From Poland Looks After Other Animals At Animal Shelter. Wolf dog sings to a baby to stop his cry. 10 Jobs For Wombats. Click on: 22 photos at perfect timing. 21+ Unlikely Sleeping Buddies. 27 Photos Animal parents & babies. Hip before the word was invented -Lord Buckley -The Naz. What Steals Your Peace of Mind.