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Instagram's Envy Effect

Instagram's Envy Effect
I keep having the same conversation over and over. It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Or like this: “I stopped following a friend on Instagram, and now that I don’t see nonstop snapshots of her perfect life, I like her better.” Yikes. I’m not anti-technology or anti-Internet, certainly, but I do think it’s important for us to remind ourselves from time to time that watching other peoples’ post-worthy moments on Facebook is always going to yield a prettier version of life than the one you’re living right now. When you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, the majority of your friends probably aren’t doing anything any more special. My life looks better on the Internet than it does in real life. Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram. I’m a writer.

How Some Kids With A Van Are Changing The Pro-Life Movement - Live Action News & Opinion David Pomerantz On March 13, in Dallas, TX, an organization you’ve probably never heard of is going to revolutionize the pro-life movement. It starts with a kid from Philly, a bus in New York, and an idea that brought him quite by accident to the city where Roe v. Wade started — the city where he hopes abortion will finally meet its match. David Pomerantz, 23, does not look like a pro-lifer or a practicing Christian. A polite, friendly young man with a laconic kid-from-nowhere accent and a direct blue gaze, David Pomerantz — “Dave” to his friends — does not jibe with the stereotypical image of the angry activist holding signs outside a clinic. He hails from Philadelphia, but he was attending Word of Life, a two-year Bible institute in New York, when he met Chris Slattery and Julie Beyel of EMC (Expectant Mother Care), a Manhattan pregnancy resource center. EMC had a bus equipped with a sonogram machine. Save the Storks was born. “We don’t want to intimidate anyone. “Hi, how are you?

Blog — The Battle We Didn't Choose Two years ago today Jennifer passed after facing breast cancer for less than 4 years. Jen was diagnosed 5 months after our wedding. I still remember the sound of Jen’s voice coming through the phone as she told me she had cancer. I was numb, a feeling that has been constant ever since that moment. Since Jen’s death I have been piecing myself back together and I’m learning that now the pieces are all different. Everything I thought I knew has been challenged and I spend a lot of time questioning myself and my actions. Lately these questions have led me back to Jennifer’s last days. There were moments of total peace and happiness. But day after day family and friends streamed through our home. Jen’s nails were done, fingers and toes. I watched Jen as she gave a final “I Love You,” and said farewell to family and friends. One night after everyone had gone home, except for the Hospice Nurse, I asked Jen how she touched so many people. I think of this every day. Peace

Victoria's Secret Model Kylie Bisutti Quits Modeling and Turns to God; Launching Christian Clothing Line (PHOTO:Facebook/Kylie Bisutti)Kylie Bisutti quits modeling to become Proverb's wife. April 25, 2013|11:37 am "I was being paid to strip down and pose provocatively to titillate men. It wasn't about modeling clothes anymore; I felt like a piece of meat," Bisutti said during a recent interview while recalling her career as a Victoria's Secret model. After winning the "Angel Search" competition by Victoria's Secret, Bisutti's career as a model pushed forward at full speed. But instead of feeling like she was on top of the world, the 19-year-old newlywed did not feel right. A number of events would occur after that moment that would motivate Bisutti to quit her career as a model. "At the time, a Victoria's Secret lingerie show was airing on TV, and I was looking at Twitter and saw loads of tweets from women comparing themselves to the impossible image of the models," she told the Post. The moment inspired her to go public about her renewed commitment to God. Follow us

Respiração holotrópica Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Respiração Holotrópica é uma técnica de psicoterapia, criada por Stanislav Grof e sua esposa, Christina Grof, com o intuito de provocar alterações de consciência através da respiração. Método[editar | editar código-fonte] O método utilizado combina respiração mais acelerada e profunda que o habitual, música evocativa, trabalho corporal e arte, permitindo que os participantes ampliem sua consciência e se conectem à sabedoria e à capacidade de cura próprias de seu corpo e psiquismo, instância psíquica esta que Grof chamou de curador interno. Este estado de consciência tem a capacidade de selecionar e trazer à tona conteúdos de forte carga emocional e, portanto, de grande importância às dinâmicas psíquicas, podendo reviver ou conectar não somente com material biográfico (do nascimento até o momento presente), mas, também, ter acesso às memórias de nossa gestação e parto e ilimitado espectro dos fenômenos transpessoais. Respiração Holotrópica.

The Slingshot Channel A vida emocional do feto - Guia do Bebê Até bem pouco tempo, admitia-se que o psiquismo humano entrava em funcionamento no exato instante em que ocorria seu nascimento quando, então, dava-se a cesura do cordão umbilical, ou seja, ao perder a segurança uterina e tendo que procurar por si mesmo o oxigênio e o alimento para sua sobrevivência. Através de estudos psicanalíticos realizados, observou-se que, sob intensa angústia, os pacientes abandonavam, muitas vezes, a realidade externa eliciadora de um sofrimento intolerável, para buscar refúgio numa realidade muito mais primitiva, regredida, relacionada à vida intra-uterina. Com o advento da ultra-sonografia e, mais tarde, da ecografia, pôde-se observar o universo fetal e a sua história de desenvolvimento físico-emocional. Podemos então dizer que, certamente, a vida psíquica não se inicia com o nascimento, porém é uma continuidade da vida intra-uterina. Ruídos estranhos ao feto também podem provocar angústias, na medida em que desencadeiam o comportamento de alerta.

One Meal One Day | Get Involved Compassion International share this tweet this email this Thank you for skipping a meal and helping children in extreme poverty! Join the One Meal One Day community. This ensures you stay in the loop with what's happening. Donate your skipped-meal money. Compassion prefers online donations by credit card, but we will gladly accept other forms of payment too. Donate with a credit card Or you can: Mail a check. Spread the word! Sexy Legs Workout Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 21 November 2012 at 1:00 AM With the holiday season fast approaching, you want to make sure your thighs and calves look hot in the tights for your elf costume - right fellas? That's why this week we're challenging you to this fast and effective bodyweight workout which will strengthen your legs - and as we all know, strong is sexy! Check out how to make the most of this workout for your lower abs, glutes and legs with this guide: how to perform exercises for the sexy legs workout and add the workout to your training now! Get more advice and Challenge ideas by signing up to Tribesports - it's free, fun and most importantly fitness focused!

Where did the term just joshing you come from "Just joshing you" came from the late 1800's and has a very interesting story behind it! Josh Tatum was a deaf mute, but a very enterprising young man from the Midwest. In 1883 the US Mint came out with a new nickel. It was deemed the Liberty Head Nickel and on the reverse side had a large roman numeral V stamped on it. With the help of a friend familiar in gold electroplating base metal, they turned these coins into a figurative gold mine. The Law prosecuted him but ironically he was found not guilty on the most serious charges, because he only purchased items that totaled 5 cents, and because he was deaf & could not speak he never represented that it was a new $5.00 gold piece. The same year, the US mint added the word "cents" to the Liberty Head Nickle in an effort to bring this type of fraud to a halt. Hence the famous saying "you're not Joshing me are you"?

Cai por terra a versão oficial do 11 de Setembro | Maior Tv Investigadores dinamarqueses afirmam terem provas de que as torres gémeas foram derrubadas pelos serviços secretos israelitas com a colaboração do FBI Já muito se falou do ataque alegadamente terrorista de 11 de Setembro às torres gémeas do World Trade Center, surgiram teorias, e especialistas levantaram muitas questões. Mas quando o investigador Cientista Larry Silverstein encontra explosivos em destroços do World Trade Center cai por terra a ideia de que o ataque foi terrorista. Uma equipe de oito pesquisadores liderados pelo professor Niels Harrit da Universidade de Copenhaguem (Dinamarca), comprovaram a existência de explosivos altamente tecnológicos em amostra dos escombros das torres gémeas. Essa pesquisa vem confirmar um trabalho semelhante previamente executado pelo professor Steven Jones nos Estados Unidos. Com esta descoberta explica-se a queda livre dos prédios num processo de demolição implosiva controlada. Veja o vídeo.

Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. New International VersionDo not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, New Living TranslationDon't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, English Standard VersionAnd do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, New American Standard Bible And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, King James BibleAnd be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Holman Christian Standard BibleAnd don't get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit: International Standard VersionStop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit. NET BibleAnd do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit, GOD'S WORD® TranslationDon't get drunk on wine, which leads to wild living. Pulpit Commentary

13 coisas que as pessoas mentalmente fortes evitam - Inúmeros artigos, particularmente voltados a empreendedores, falam sobre as características críticas das pessoas mentalmente fortes, como tenacidade, otimismo e uma capacidade de superar obstáculos. No entanto, também podemos definir força mental identificando as coisas que indivíduos mentalmente fortes não fazem. Confira alguns desses itens na lista compilada pela psicoterapeuta e assistente social Amy Morin: 1. Perder tempo sentindo pena de si mesmas Você não vê pessoas mentalmente fortes sentindo pena de si mesmas ou suas circunstâncias. 2. Pessoas mentalmente fortes evitam dar aos outros o poder de fazê-los sentir-se inferiores ou ruins. 3. Pessoas mentalmente fortes aceitam e abraçam a mudança. 4. Pessoas mentalmente fortes não reclamam (muito) do tráfego, da bagagem perdida e especialmente das outras pessoas, pois reconhecem que todos esses fatores estão, geralmente, fora do seu controle. 5. É impossível agradar a todos. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. atitudePessoas inspiradoras

75 Bible References on Drinking Alcohol Should Christians really totally abstain from alcoholic drinks? Or does God tell us we can drink moderately? In the 1800’s and early 1900’s the church in America took a bold stand for total abstinence. People read research about the word "wine;" Bible studies showed the truth about alcohol. The result was Prohibition with its great benefits. But the prohibition amendment was repealed, and the church began to weaken its conviction against alcohol. The Bible is the same "yesterday, today, and forever." Dr. 1) The Bible does teach total abstinence from alcohol. 2) In the Bible, verses to show God approves of wine are speaking about unfermented juice. 3) The Bible says alcoholic drink is evil. 4) God does not lead us into evil; He delivers us from it. 5) God made man to have fellowship with Him. There is more Scripture condemning the use of alcoholic beverages than will be found on the subjects of lying, adultery, swearing, cheating, hypocrisy, pride, or even blasphemy. Prohibition Success