9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life. Maybe you’ve had some of the same insights. 1. The first time I heard somebody say that — in the opening chapter of The Power of Now — I didn’t like the sound of it one bit. I see quite clearly now that life is nothing but passing experiences, and my thoughts are just one more category of things I experience. If you can observe your thoughts just like you can observe other objects, who’s doing the observing? 2. Of course! 3. 4. 5. Yikes. 6. This discovery was a complete 180 from my old understanding of emotions. 7.
Mind Openerz A team of researchers in Switzerland have developed a way of levitating and transporting small objects using nothing but sound. Using ultrasonic waves – that is, sound waves whose frequency is too high for humans to hear – scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have made water droplets, instant coffee crystals, styrofoam flakes, and a toothpick, among other objects, hang in midair, move along a plane, and interact with each other. It is the first time that scientists have been able to use sound to simultaneously levitate several objects next to each other and move them around. [youtube id="Tk7akWZEBXU"] Scientists use sound waves to levitate, manipulate matter Although the studies of this are small in scale right now, the implications of this could be magnificent! In the past, scientists have been able to acoustically levitate bits of styrofoam and even small insects and fish. What do you think this study can mean for our society?
The Power of Words: How Words Affect Your Energy Image credit: flickr.com/photos/21546823@N02/2475149596 Words are not just elements of speech or writing, because they can be used to affect how energy travel through space. When spoken out loud, words transform into vibrations that can be used to direct energy. This is one of the first steps to creating magic effects. Most people will laugh at the idea of magic being real, but if only they knew what magic really is, they would not be laughing. The Controllers who pull the strings of politicians are well aware of how magic works. What is the definition of magic? The word magic comes from Old French magique, Latin magicus, and Greek magikos. Magic has a strong relationship with magnetic and electrical energy. The most powerful thing in the Universe is energy. The art of magic is often practiced along with certain words and sacred geometries. Sound is able to direct energy because it contains certain frequency patterns that attract energy to flow in a controllable manner. The power of words
Why the Millennial Architect Won’t Be Your CAD Monkey We are not your Boomer/Gen X'er Architect. The millennial architect will no longer accept long held and outdated traditions in the architectural profession. We speak out against the path to licensure, we start our own firms, and we work for and with people in need. Past generations of architects merrily went about their careers toiling away as interns, while getting little to no pay doing monotonous, low-level drone work. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection However, we saw that the carrot was rotten and it made people gassy. Some say millennials are impatient. Some say we are unrealistic and idealistic because we uncompromisingly want to follow our passion. We value helping those in need and making the world a better place. We know our goals may seem lofty but we are committed to actually achieving them, not just talking about them. We aren’t afraid of work; in fact, we expect to be available for work 24/7 but that work must be meaningful. Top image via Delta Lenders
MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS) MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner Scanning - Gallery Page 1 – Inhabitat New York City Exciting things are happening at MakerBot’s world headquarters in downtown Brooklyn today. Bre Pettis, the man who made the MakerBot into a household 3D printing name, finally unveiled the company’s latest invention, the Digitizer 3D scanner! The smart device allows users to photocopy practically any object that fits on its eight-by-eight-inch base with just two simple clicks. Although the 3D scanner has been teased and revamped since May, this was the first time anyone outside of MakerBot actually got to take it for a spin. Pettis said that the idea for the Digitizer came about when he wanted a 3D scanner but found no affordable or usable tools on the market, so they decided to make one themselves. The Digitizer is equipped with a pair of lasers that paint the original object in spectral light while a camera takes pictures. But if you still want to fuss around with your design before sending it off the print, you can do that too. Check out more photos on our Flickr set. + MakerBot
WW3 - Difference Between Zionism and Judaism It must be stated explicitly that not all Jews are Zionists, and not all Zionists are Jews. There is a clear distinction, and I have tried to summarize my understanding of the important difference, together with links for further reading. I am neither a Jew, nor a Zionist, and my interpretation is no doubt faulty, but is offered here purely as background to explain how the rest of the site is influenced by my thinking. Who is a Jew? Is there a Jewish nation? The Jewish nation is different from all other nations as it does not depend for its existence on geographical boundaries, on secular sovereignty or on an army or air force. What is Zionism? A former president of the World Zionist Organization has stated explicitly that a Zionist owes unqualified loyalty to the Zionist state and that, in the case of a conflict, the first loyalty of a Zionist must be to the Zionist state. It takes a lot of courage to be opposed to Zionism today. I am unapologetically anti-Zionist. Controversy of Zion
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Mind Openerz The world is full of mysteries, and not everything can be explained by science. Here are 5 Mind Blowing Things Science Still Can’t Explain. You may have heard of it before, The Placebo Effect is a phenomenon where patients are given a fake sugar pill and are told it will help them in some way or form. This study has been done many different times for various situations from colds to cancers. Both groups are told that the pills will help with their ailments. These studies seem to suggest that the power our mind has to heal ourselves is greater than we have ever thought. In some deserts across the world there are stones that seem to move along the surface. In rural China, in an area considered uninhabitable by humans, there are three triangular openings at the top of a mountain. What’s strange about them is that tests have seem to place the date of these rusted iron pipes to nomadic times, before we discovered farming let alone advance drilling and metal work. That’s a lot of nothing!
New Study Reveals the Nature of God in Near-Death Experiences – The Search For Life After Death Source. Krishna. All-That-Is. Allah. The Great Spirit. Supreme Being. God. Today, when the western world refers to God, it usually represents the monotheistic God of the Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The wrath of God is a prominent theme of the Abrahamic vision of his character and each of the three religions have various ways of dealing with it. The God of Abraham could be merciful as well; provided that all of the conditions and expectations for behavior were met. There are many problems with characterizing God in this way. The question of why a supposedly merciful God allows evil and suffering is one that theology has struggled with since antiquity, and it is the major problem of characterizing God as a human-like being with human-like feelings, grudges, moods, and conditional love. But what if religion has God all wrong? Redefining God Dr. Some of the research questions that are addressed in ‘God and the Afterlife’ are as follows: Research Methods Dr. Dr.
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek) By David Cain / raptitude.com/ Oct 23, 2013 Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling. Because I had been living quite a different lifestyle while I was away, this sudden transition to 9-to-5 existence has exposed something about it that I overlooked before. Since the moment I was offered the job, I’ve been markedly more careless with my money. I’m not talking about big, extravagant purchases. In hindsight I think I’ve always done this when I’ve been well-employed — spending happily during the “flush times.” I suppose I do it because I feel I’ve regained a certain stature, now that I am again an amply-paid professional, which seems to entitle me to a certain level of wastefulness. What I’m doing isn’t unusual at all. It seems I got much more for my dollar when I was traveling. A Culture of Unnecessaries You may have heard of Parkinson’s Law.
6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist. In times of illness, however, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is where medicine may perform its most noble feat, nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, healing energies, i.e. healing intention. Today, however, drug-based medicine invariably uses chemicals that have not one iota of regenerative potential; to the contrary, they almost always interfere with bodily self-renewal in order to suppress the symptoms against which they are applied. Nerve Regeneration – There are actually a broad range of natural compounds with proven nerve-regenerative effects.
REPAIRING DNA Is maverick master builder Bjarke Ingels the world's smartest architect - or just the craziest? - Architecture - Arts and Entertainment - The Independent Ingels got the chance to prove himself early on and he's run with it. Not that he's exactly un-gentlemanly. He could have stepped out of a menswear catalogue: dark, handsome, strapping Danish physique clad in fashionable monochrome. The name of his company is BIG, which he's happy for others to interpret as more than just an acronym for Bjarke Ingels Group. He takes pleasure in pointing out that his current West 57 project in New York has a larger budget than Avatar, the most expensive movie ever made. Loading gallery Bjarke Ingels's striking designs 1 of 10 Hybridisation is a favoured Ingels move. Ingels has a way of presenting these ideas that makes them seem like the smartest possible solution, arrived at by a clear, logical process – easily explained with a few diagrams. Ingels could have stepped out of a menswear catalogue (Matthew Stylianou) Ingels is a master of 21st-century communication, which, to his critics, is synonymous with shameless self-promotion.