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Inside the literary magazine helping homeless writers be heard. Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Remarkable Natural Medicine Encyclopedia. By Jeremy Hance | Mongabay In one of the great tragedies of our age, indigenous traditions, stories, cultures and knowledge are winking out across the world.

Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Remarkable Natural Medicine Encyclopedia

Whole languages and mythologies are vanishing, and in some cases even entire indigenous groups are falling into extinction. Medieval Pet Names. People in the Middle Ages did keep pets – dogs, cats, birds, monkeys and many other kinds of animals.

Medieval Pet Names

Making Your Own Interactive Cat Feeder – Katzenworld. Just a couple of years ago few of us had heard of interactive cat feeders, but now pet stores seems to be awash with an amazing array of innovative feeders, usually marketing them as ‘interactive cat toys’.

Making Your Own Interactive Cat Feeder – Katzenworld

A Woman Is Posting Feminist Messages Written On Period Pads All Over Her City. Feminism is always worth talking about, but it’s hard to grab people’s attention.

A Woman Is Posting Feminist Messages Written On Period Pads All Over Her City

Elonë, a woman in Karsruhe, Germany, solved this problem by using a controversial medium – period pads – to drive home her message about gender equality and the elimination of rape culture. She chose International Women’s Day (March 8th) as the perfect day to reveal her message. Dealing With Psychological Burden of Knowing Things Our Culture Doesn't Want us to Know - Era of Wisdom. The Boy Who Could Change the World review – the writings of Aaron Swartz, genius programmer and campaigner for internet freedom.

In his introduction to this anthology of blog posts and speeches by the late web pioneer Aaron Swartz, ethics professor Lawrence Lessig wrestles with the question of whether it’s fair to anthologise a lifetime’s worth of any person’s writing.

The Boy Who Could Change the World review – the writings of Aaron Swartz, genius programmer and campaigner for internet freedom

He goes on to wonder whether Swartz would have approved of the publication of the volume he’s introducing, and tells a story about Swartz getting upset with him for describing one of his blog posts to some friends when he was a student at Stanford. One Man’s Impossible Quest to Read—and Review—the World. The Complete Review, “a selectively comprehensive, objectively opinionated survey of books old and new,” sits on the margins of the literary world, where it has flourished for sixteen years.

One Man’s Impossible Quest to Read—and Review—the World

As of last Friday, according to an analog counter on the site’s decidedly unglamorous homepage, it had reviewed three thousand six hundred and eighty-seven books, from a hundred different countries, originally published in sixty-eight different languages—an average of two hundred and thirty books a year. Jean’s Yurt. One Man’s Impossible Quest to Read—and Review—the World. This Is How Sand Looks Magnified Up To 300 Times. Loving & Understanding an Empath. Get elephant's newsletter Empath’s are unique personality types, their sensory levels are always on high alert, they are incredibly intuitive and their awareness and sensitivity to the energy levels that vibrate around them are extremely high.

Loving & Understanding an Empath.

If an empath senses something, they are not often wrong. If they think someone’s lying or that something is just “not right” you can bet your last dollar that they are not wrong. Therefore, a basic understanding of this mystical and quite magical creature is highly beneficial. Photos de la publication de Mascot Media Ltd - Mascot Media Ltd. Lawrence Merz - Timeline Photos. Lawrence Merz - Photos du journal. Robert Smalls: An American Hero. Robert Smalls began life as a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Robert Smalls: An American Hero

Born on April 5, 1839, he taught himself to read, and was later briefly allowed to attend school. In his early 20s he was assigned to work as a deckhand on a small cargo ship, and within two years he was the ship's pilot. As the American Civil War raged, he led a plot that stowed his family and several other slaves aboard the vessel, and steered the ship into Union waters. Surrendering to Union authorities, Smalls and the other slaves were freed, the ship was used to transport Union troops and supplies, and Smalls enlisted in the Union Navy, serving as a pilot. After the war, Smalls was granted a small fortune by Congress for his heroics, and purchased his former owner's home in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he opened a general store. Video source: The African Americans - Many Rivers to Cross, PBS.

Animal Communicators Prove it’s Possible to Hear an Animal’s Thoughts. Makia Freeman, ContributorWaking Times Many animal communicators have demonstrated that is is possible to fully communicate with animals (just as with people), hearing their words & thoughts in a telepathic or energetic way.

Animal Communicators Prove it’s Possible to Hear an Animal’s Thoughts

I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it. My husband and I study history, specifically the late Victorian era of the 1880s and '90s.

I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it.

Our methods are quite different from those of academics. Everything in our daily life is connected to our period of study, from the technologies we use to the ways we interact with the world. Zygmunt Bauman interview: Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap” Zygmunt Bauman has just celebrated his 90th birthday and taken two flights from his home in the northern British city of Leeds to get to an event in Burgos, northern Spain. He admits to being tired as we begin the interview, but he still manages to express his ideas calmly and clearly, taking his time with each response because he hates giving simple answers to complex questions. Since developing his theory of liquid modernity in the late 1990s – which describes our age as one in which “all agreements are temporary, fleeting, and valid only until further notice” – he has become a leading figure in the field of sociology.

Iceland to Officially Worship Norse Gods Again. By Orion Jones For the first time since the Vikings sailed, the Icelandic public are worshiping classical Norse gods like Odin, Thor, and Frigg at a public temple built in their honor. "The worship of Odin, Thor, Freya and the other gods of the old Norse pantheon became an officially recognized religion exactly 973 years after Iceland’s official conversion to Christianity. " An Icelandic association called Asatruarfelagid, which promotes faith in the Norse gods and is headed by high-priest Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, raised sufficient funds and received permission from the government to construct the first such temple in 1,000 years.

Observers wonder how the rise of neo-pagan traditions will affect the reception of Christianity. Professor Luke Timothy Johnson of Emory University says early Christians frequently misinterpreted virtuous gods as demons: Ricky & Doris: an Unconventional Friendship in New York City. With Puppets! What It's Like to Be Noam Chomsky's Assistant. China Foto Press, Getty Images The first time I didn’t meet Noam Chomsky was in 1992, when a TV news channel asked him to interview me about my ability to talk backward fluently.

Sainsbury's Christmas Ad: Mog the Cat Nearly Ruins the Holidays. Meet Mog, a mischievous cat that sets off a chain of unfortunate events that nearly ruins Christmas… 6 Year Old Shelter Cat Waited for His Forever Humans. Now 8 Months Later... What Happens When A Wild Wolf Meets A Labrador. Subscribe Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share Tweet. Fox go FLOOF. 11-year-old girl sings a hauntingly beautiful version of “House of the Rising Sun” with a voice powerful beyond her years. World’s First ‘Phodographer’: Dog Wears Heart Rate Monitor With Camera That Takes Pics When He Gets Excited. Humans take endless pictures of beaches, sunsets, animals, babies and food (just to name a few), but if you gave your dog a camera do you know what they would want to take pictures of?

It might seem like a strange question, but we actually have the answer for you. Nikon has created a unique device that allows your dog to snap a picture at their favorite moments throughout the day using the new “Heartography” heart rate monitor with camera system. Thanks to this genius invention a picture is taken every time your dog gets excited (or fearful) while they are wearing the Heartography heart monitor with camera. As a result you get to see a hilarious roll of photos revealing everything that caused excitement for your dog throughout the day. The heart rate monitor easily fits around your dog’s neck and the camera attaches onto the front of your dog’s chest with the help of a harness.

In 1969, a Boy Snuck into John Lennon's Hotel Room with a Recorder. It Went Like This. Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider. Black Bear Family Has The Best Summer Pool Party Ever! Black Bear Family Has The Best Summer Pool Party Ever! Circus Lion Freed From Cage Feels Earth Beneath His Paws For First Time. Stunning Photos Capture the Majestic Beauty of Ravens. Talented wildlife photographer Deidre Lantz shares with us her stunning Raven pictures. Love Liberates. Tiny owl unfazed by road encounter with Colorado cop (PHOTOS, VIDEO) THIS Lion Was Bored So They Tossed Him a Toy. They Were Baffled By What He Did With It! Adult male lions are formidable big cats with majestic manes and powerful builds. Kitten And Owlet Become Best Friends And Nap Buddies. Video captures moment stowaway cat emerges on wing of plane in French Guiana.

The Bizarre Tale Of Melanie Griffith And Her "Pet" Lion. Simple messages from the paddock in northern Tasmania aim to prevent suicide. Incredible Nurse Cat From Poland Looks After Other Animals At Animal Shelter. Homeless Cat Sneaks Into Zoo And Becomes Friends With A Lynx.