Harvard Neurosurgeon Confirms The Afterlife Exists By Steven Bancarz| Do we have a soul? Is there life after death? The afterlife is something that has been experienced by countless people since recorded history who have returned to tell their tales, with the most noteworthy account experienced first-hand by Harvard trained brain neurosurgeon of 25 years, Dr. Eben Alexander. Before his experience, he did not believe existence of a non-physical spirit. Dr. After returning to his body and experiencing a miraculous healing against all odds, and went on to write the NY Times #1 best selling book “Proof of Heaven.” – The experience of the afterlife was so “real” and expansive that the experience of living as a human on Earth seemed like an artificial dream by comparison. – The fabric of the afterlife was pure LOVE. – In the afterlife, all communication was telepathic. When asked what he wants everyone to know about the spiritual realm, he always answers saying that you are precious and infinitely loved more than you can possibly imagine. 1.
Light Bulbs and Laughter: How to Play Sparkle in the Classroom I've been blogging about teaching multiplication lately, and have mentioned playing a game called Sparkle as part of our memorization process. Today I thought I would explain how we do this in my classroom. Basically we are skip counting by ones, twos, etc. We call this "Secret Code Sparkle," because we're just cool like that. =) This is a cooperative practice game that requires listening skills. Here are the basic rules:1. (I know that many of us have special needs students in our classroom. We have a lot of fun practicing what we have learned with this game, while learning important listening skills, speaking skills, and social skills. Happy Teaching With Sparkle,
Kickstart med kluriga frågor Näslös beskyddare, står det på tavlan. Eleverna i klass 4—5 på Västangårdsskolan i Umeå smyger sig ner i bänkarna och sneglar på de två magiska orden. De har som vanligt fått fundera på den kluriga ledtråden sedan dagen innan. Morgnarna börjar alltid lugnt och stilla med läsning. Men när lektionen väl drar i gång är det med en kickstart. — Okej, då är det dags för Grej of the Day, säger Micael Hermansson med lagom spänning i rösten och drar ner världskartan. — Vi ska till Egypten, där har vi varit förut. Flera händer viftar i luften. »Näslös beskyddare« är nummer 117 i raden av små faktaspäckade berättelser som Micael Hermansson värmer upp med varje dag. Just i dag har Micael Hermansson gjort en enkel powerpoint-presentation för att illustrera historien. Dagens grej skrivs in i boken.Foto: Björn Wanhatalo— Det är bra att ha något att hänga upp berättelsen på. Eleverna dokumenterar varje »Grej of the Day« i en skrivbok. En central fråga om Sfinxen i Giza är förstås varför näsan är borta.
The Man Who Stole Puerto Rico | WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS “Porto Ricans are a heterogenous mass of mongrels incapable of self-government… savages addicted to head-hunting and cannibalism.” – Senator William B. Bate (D-Tennessee) “The whole hemisphere will be ours in fact. – President William Howard Taft On May 12, 1898, twelve US Navy ships bombarded San Juan for three hours. A few weeks later, planting his flag in the Ponce town square, US commander Gen. “The chief object of the American military forces will be…to give to the people of your beautiful island the largest measure of liberties consistent with military occupation. We have not come to make war against a people of a country that for centuries has been oppressed, but on the contrary, to bring you protection, to promote your prosperity, to bestow upon you the immunities and blessings of the liberal institutions of our government…and to give the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.” General Nelson A. The “blessings” and “advantages” were few. Charles Herbert Allen Gov.
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TwistedSifter This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege Toby Morris describes himself as “an Auckland-based illustrator, art director, comic artist and recently the author of Don't Puke On Your Dad: A Year in the Life of a New Father.” His recent comic, The Pencilsword's “On a Plate” illustrates the concept of privilege, and delivers the truth with a punchline that literally hits you in the gut. He places two individuals side by side, showing how financial security and benefits, or the lack of it, affects them even if they come from households that love and support them, leading to two completely different outcomes. Source: Thewireless Read the rest of the comic on The Wireless here. Let's hope this comic changed your mind about privilege, the way it did ours. This comic first appeared here, and is the property of Toby Morris and The Wireless. (H/T: The Wireless)
49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child | GoZen! It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments. 1. Drawing, painting or doodling about an anxiety provides kids with an outlet for their feelings when they can’t use their words. 2. Being told that you will be kept safe by the person you love the most is a powerful affirmation. 3. If you tell a child to take a deep breath in the middle of a panic attack, chances are you’ll hear, “I CAN’T!” 4. Marathon runners use this trick all of the time to get past “the wall.” 5. This is especially helpful for older kids who can better articulate the “Why” in what they are feeling. 6. 7. Separation is a powerful anxiety trigger for young children. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
businessinsider Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging. There is a way to overcome worry that doesn’t involve alcohol or a straitjacket. The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. Yeah, it’s all the rage now. Let’s fix that. You Are Not Your Thoughts What is mindfulness? Via The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems: The working definition of mindfulness that my colleagues and I find most helpful is awareness of present experience with acceptance. You might say: But I’m aware. And I’d say: No, you’re not. You’re not aware; you’re staring at your iPhone. You’re not present; you’re worrying about the future. You’re not accepting; you’re shaking your fist at traffic because the world doesn’t match the vision in your brain of how it “should” be. Very often, we’re all stuck in our heads. Mindfulness says you should go a step further. So what can you do?
White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic White privilege can be a tricky thing for people to wrap their heads around. If you’ve ever called out white privilege before, chances are you’ve heard responses like “But I’m didn’t ask to be born white!” or “You’re being reverse racist.” The next time that happens, just show the nay-sayer this succinct comic by Jamie Kapp explaining what white privilege is — and what it isn’t. Read more on white privilege and institutionalized racism at Jamie Kapp’s Tumblr page. Jamie Kapp is a 19-year old artist.
Is the Mona Lisa Smile Nothing? JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post It is said that the smile of the Mona Lisa says everything to everyone, but in saying all of that so loudly in such a quiet way, is it possible that the smile is saying noting? That in the vast encyclopedia of emotion that this smile is said to contain, is there really no "there" there? It has been pointed out by many that while the male figures in Leonardo's work have a great diversity, the female figures seem not to, that there is a definite overlapping consistency of charm and image from one figure to the next. It is intriguing, in its way, to think of her like this, a simple solution under the great enigma. So, I think thinking of Leonardo's women as more-or-less invariant and their smiles tending towards one another, establishing the Mona Lisa's smile as the apotheosis of the symbol of some sort of glorified, unified, aspect of women might make for an interesting sci-fi adventure, but I believe it doesn't exist in the real world--or in mine, anyway.
20 Gifs That Explain How Things Work Sometimes you just need an image to help you understand something. And if that image is in motion and shows you something that you otherwise would never see, all the better. Below is a set of animated gifs that show us how certain things work. What happens when we swallow. How keys and locks work. How ants walk. This gif shows the development of the human face in the womb. How a ladybug flies. How small the earth would be compared to NML Cygni, the largest known star How dandelion grows. How beautiful music is produced in a trumpet. This is what you can do with your screen. This is what an egg looks like underwater without its shell. How black hole devours a star. Number of flights per day. What happens when you apply a sunscreen. The Pythagorean theorem (a² + b² = c²) demonstrated visibly. How military helmet camouflage is applied. How water refracts the light. How a beanstalk (or other vine fruits, weeds, or vegetables) finds support. How braces change your teeth. What happens when dogs drink water.