Belief Systems By Kanta Jacob Katz Ph.D Guest Writer for Wake Up World Our belief systems are thoughts that have become our habits that determine what we think, what we feel and how we react to life. In our everyday life when we talk about “beliefs” we usually refer to the values we adopt consciously in our life, to our social, political and religious ‘beliefs’ according to which we act and behave. What does all that mean to us? Where does it all come from? Let’s look at these two words together and their meaning, to get a picture of how they interact in our life. The definition of ‘belief’ is: (1) A thought or feeling that something exists or is true, without proof. (2) A vague or specific idea on which some confidence is placed. (3) A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true. The definition of ‘system’ is: (1) A combination of interrelated interacting elements designed to work as a coherent unit. (2) A group of interrelated elements comprising a unified whole. Do you live in an energy jail?
Top 100 Tuesday: 100 Best Movies of the Decade EmailEmail Since we first published our 100 Best Movies of the Decade in 2009, films have continued to get bigger and better. Here’s an update to the original list. Here’s what we originally wrote five years ago. We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers: 2009 – 11 2008 – 11 2007 – 7 2006 – 14 2005 – 12 2004 – 8 2003 – 7 2002 – 12 2001 – 10 2000 – 8 100. 99. 98. 97. 96. 95. 94. 93. 92. 91. 90. 89. 88. 87. 86. 85. 84. 83. 82. 81. 28 DAYS LATER… (2002) – Danny Boyle 80. 79. 78. 77. 76. 75. 74. 73. 72. 71. 70. 69. 68. 67. 66. 65. 64. 63. 62. 61. 60. 59. 58. 57. 56. 55. 54. 53. 52. 51. 50. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. (500) DAYS OF SUMMER (2009) – Marc Webb 44. 43. 42. 41. 40. 25th HOUR (2002) – Spike Lee 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. 34. 33. 32. 31. 30. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? 19. 18. “My name is Gladiator.” 17. 16. 15. LOST IN TRANSLATION is one of my favorite films of all time. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4.
current status: Icy Finger of Death Filmed for the First Time Like a lightning bolt hurled down from Mount Olympus, an icy “finger of death” strikes at sea life beneath the Antarctic ice shelf in what is surely one of the most jaw-dropping natural history sequences ever filmed. Called a brinicle, or brine icicle, this sinister tube of ice grows over a matter of hours as super-salty brine leeches from the forming sea ice above. This video — a scene from Frozen Planet, premiering on Discovery Channel on March 18 — illustrates how this happens, as well as the deadly consequences for the slow-moving marine invertebrates in its path. The brinicle was filmed in 2009 by underwater cameramen Doug Anderson and Hugh Miller. Their mission in Antarctica was to film the diverse underwater communities beneath the sea ice, but on arriving in McMurdo Sound, they began to hear improbable tales from local scientists about ice stalactites that grow with amazing speed. Luckily, Hugh Miller had with him a kit of spare camera parts.
[ wu :: riddles(easy) ] So, an eccentric entrepreneur by the name of Alphonse Null has sent out a press release about his new, mind-blowing hotel: The Hotel Infinity. Null informs the world that this hotel has an infinite number of rooms (specifically, an infinity equal to the cardinality of the integers). A quick tour puts skeptics' claims to rest; as far as anyone can tell, this hotel has infinite rooms. The consequences are mind-boggling, and Null sets up a press conference to answer questions... "So, Mr. "The elevators have an ingenious formula device instead of buttons... simply input the formula for your room number, with Ackermann numbers or somesuch... your room formula can be picked up at the front desk. "How do you produce the power and water for this hotel?" "I have infinite generators and wells, of course. "What about costs? "That's the beauty of it! "But, Mr. "Oh?" The reporter then mentioned something which made Mr. "Oh... oh goodness... So with what simple assumption did Mr.
Jake Reilly's 'Amish Project:' 90 Days Without a Cell Phone, Email and Social Media Could you live without daily electronic conveniences—Twitter, Facebook, email, texting and more—for 90 days? Jake P. Reilly, a 24-year-old copywriting student at the Chicago Portfolio School, did just that. From October to December, he unplugged from social media, email, texts, and cell phones because he felt that we spend more quality time with gadgets and keyboards than we do with the people we really care about. During his social experiment, he found that some people he counted among his close friends really weren't that close after all. I spoke with Reilly over the phone this weekend about his 90-day project, what he learned from living without electronic leashes and how it changed his life. You say you spent three months completely cut-off from the virtual world. Reilly: I called Verizon and suspended service for my cell phone. Did you ever cheat and check to see what messages came in? Reilly: I never went back on any of the social stuff. Reilly: It was pretty bad. Reilly: Ha!
33 Movies To Watch When You're Sad, Glum Or Bummed Out We all have days that don’t feel quite right. Maybe you’re bored, sick or lethargic. Perhaps you just got some bad news that has left you feeling slack-jawed & useless. Maybe you’re worried about your sister, or fighting with your husband. Perhaps it’s just raining outside, like it is here today! Whatever the case, sometimes you just want to indulge in a little escapism. (Oh, I should warn you… I have dreadful taste in movies!) Enjoy! 10 Things I Hate About You This was my favourite movie when I was an angsty teenager! “Iwis it is not halfway to her heart. here. (500) Days Of Summer Okay, this one stars Joseph Gordon Levitt too! I fell in love with (500) Days Of Summer immediately. It’s a total indie rock love story. It is so wonderful. The Addams Family Firstly, I think this movie is responsible for many, many aspects of my adolescence. If you’re not familiar, The Addams Family started as a cartoon in The New Yorker in the 1930s, & became a television show in the 1960s. P.S. Amélie Burlesque
North Brother Island: Abandoned New York leper colony Snowbound: The window has fallen out of the wall in this science classroom in the school (left) while tiles cling to a long-abandoned bathtub (right), one of two in the western wing of the tuberculosis pavilion Misplaced: The altarpiece from the chapel was moved to a maintenance building before the island was abandoned where it still sits on a table Mary Mallon (above, right) was the most infamous patient at North Brother Island where she spent nearly three decades of her life. Despite being healthy, she was a carrier of the typhoid virus – and is believed to have been responsible for 43 infections and three deaths. ‘Typhoid’ Mary, an Irish immigrant who emigrated to the U.S. in 1884, worked as a cook from 1900 to 1907. She was first identified as a carrier by medical researcher George Soper, who concluded she was responsible for a spate of infections linked to where she lived and worked. But she refused to listen to him. It was soon a home to six lepers.
ONLINE SUPERHEROES: BATTLE FOR THE INTERNET From the creative mind of Caldwell Tanner, illustrator of College Humor, writer of his own captivating and hilarious illustration blog, and graphic artist/comedian extraordinaire, now comes “The Internet League of Justice” illustration series! Imagine if the most popular online websites and social media networks were superheroes! What powers would they have? See Also REAL LIFE DISNEY PRINCESSES Who would their nemeses be? Source: twistedsifter.com