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10 things you might not know about love

1. It can be hard to talk about love in scientific terms because people have strong pre-existing ideas about it. The vision of love that emerges from the latest science requires a radical shift. I learned that I need to ask people to step back from their current views of love long enough to consider it from a different perspective: their body's perspective. Love is not romance. It's not sexual desire. And perhaps most challenging of all, love is neither lasting nor unconditional. 2. We tend to think of love in the same breath as loved ones. In reality, you can experience micro-moments of connection with anyone -- whether your soul mate or a stranger. 3. We tend to think of emotions as private events, confined to one person's mind and skin. 4. Your body has the built-in ability to "catch" the emotions of those around you, making your prospects for love -- defined as micro-moments of positivity resonance -- nearly limitless. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Related:  relationships

15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive Be true to your values. Be honest. Do your best. In other words, invest love into your life. Do the right thing. – Never be afraid to do what you know in your heart is right, especially if the well being of another person’s feelings is at stake. Photo by: Lina Hayes Related 18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be Life is not complex. July 27, 2014 In "Happiness" 15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” March 19, 2012 In "Aspirations" 10 Signs it’s Time to Let Go Holding on is being brave, but letting go and moving on is often what makes us stronger and happier. April 2, 2012

What Queerness Means To Me « Tranarchism I remember playing pretend games with my brother when he was really little. For a happy ending to one epic struggle of good versus evil, he wanted all the dolls/“action figures” to “all get married together”—boys, girls, witches, dragons, demons, whatever, united in a big happy pansexual polygamous clusterfuck. I remember explaining to him that you couldn’t do that, that marriage was between two people, usually a man and a woman. Forgive me. The innocence of children with regard to love, romance, gender, friendship and relationships is truly beautiful. I lost it. But my own angsty odyssey of identity isn’t really what I want to talk about. Isn’t it weird that we’re all supposed to feel one way about friends, another about family, and another about lovers? Queerness, to me, is about far more than homosexual attraction. This is a somewhat controversial stance, but to me queer means something completely different than “gay” or “lesbian” or “bisexual.” At least, that is what it means to me.

The man who changed Iceland - The message for Greece The man who forced the government of Iceland to resign and kicked out the IMF representatives from his country, Hordur Torfarson, is now teaching meta-modern democracy throughout Europe. The rest of the world would benefit from following the example set by Iceland: Arresting the corrupt bankers who are responsible for the current economic turmoil. Iceland's president explained how his country recovered so quickly from the recession: “The government bailed out the people and imprisoned the banksters — the opposite of what America and the rest of Europe did.” ICELAND. No news from the Icelandic Revolution? The true measure of the leader is not how many follower he has, but how many leaders he creates. Control Your Money or Your Money Will Control You Change your attitude toward debt. Governments have never existed to solve problems domestic or international. Related Posts

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North Korea says new nuclear test will be part of fight against U.S. A North Korean soldier uses binoculars on Thursday, February 6, to look at South Korea from the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War. A new United Nations report describes a brutal North Korean state "that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world." A North Korean soldier kicks a pole along the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, on Tuesday, February 4. A photo released by the North Korean Central News Agency on Thursday, January 23, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a North Korean army unit during a winter drill. Kim inspects the command of an army unit in this undated photo released Sunday, January 12, by the North Korean Central News Agency (KNCA). Kim visits an army unit in this undated photo. A picture released by the KNCA on Wednesday, December 25, shows Kim visiting an army unit near the western port city of Nampo. North Korean soldiers patrol near the Yalu River on April 4. U.S.

Sex As A Spiritual Practice Mention the word sex and eyes widen and ears perk up. The strong reaction the subject arouses reflects the spicy nature of sexual energy. We may be at the gym feeling tired and depleted, but if someone we find attractive starts working out next to us, our energy level is suddenly boosted. Pure sexual energy is as unstable as dynamite and just as explosive. To demonstrate this, rank the following three words from the most to the least spiritual: wisdom, love, sex. From the Qigong perspective, however, the notion that sexuality and spirituality are antithetical is misguided, because sexual energy forms one of the cornerstones of happiness. If we ever hope to secure long-lasting happiness in a loving relationship, we must heal our socially conditioned distortions about sexuality. But how do we redeem sexuality and elevate it to the spiritual status it deserves? Obviously, we can’t alter our sexual instincts. Credits: MindBodyGreen, where this article was originally featured.

Ce qu'ils mangent en une semaine... (Part 2) | Blog voyage Evaneos Pour ceux qui ont apprécié mon premier article : Ce qu’ils mangent en une semaine…, voici la suite avec de nouvelles photos de © Peter Menzel tout aussi parlantes. Il y a notamment les photos de familles françaises, canadiennes ou encore une photo d’une deuxième famille américaine nettement moins dépensière que la première, comme quoi ces photos ne sont pas forcément le reflet exact des modes alimentaires dans chaque pays mais permettent néanmoins de se faire une idée. Luxembourg : La famille Kuttan-Kasses d’Erpeldange – 4 adultes Les dépenses alimentaires pour une semaine: 347,64€ ou 465,84 $. France : La famille Moines de Montreuil – 2 adultes, 2 adolescents Les dépenses alimentaires pour une semaine: 315,17€ ou 419,95 $ Australie : La famille Browns de River View – 3 adultes, 3 adolescents, 1 enfant Les dépenses alimentaires pour une semaine: 481,14 dollars australiens ou 376,45 $ Canada: La famille Melanson du Nunavut – 2 adultes, 3 enfants Inde: La famille Patkars d’Ujjain – 4 adultes

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