August 2013 Archive

“I Have a Dream”: Full Text of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historic speech in Washington 50 Years Ago

29 August 2013, 8:50 pm I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Dr.Martin ...

Traditional Chennai Breakfast of Idlis, Sambhar and Filtered Coffee most Nutritious Morning Meal Reveals Survey of Indian Cities

28 August 2013, 10:27 pm by Ekatha Ann John CHENNAI: Three idlis, a bowl of sambhar and a tumbler of filter kaapi — Chennai’s traditional breakfast is not just a gastronomical delight for many ...

The Overview Effect

Forty years ago, the astronauts of Apollo 8 orbited the moon for the first time and snapped the iconic "Blue Marble" photographs of the earth from space. It was not ...

Chomsky Classic: We Have the Means to End Civilization as We Know It—How Revolutionary Pacifism Can Preserve the Species

Modern warfare capabilities have taken humanity to the brink. It starts with accepting violence as a solution. Photo Credit: Matos Frazao As we all know, the United Nations was founded “to ...

RIP, Elmore Leonard: The Beloved Author’s 10 Rules of Writing

"If it sounds like writing … rewrite it." How heartbreaking to learn that the wonderful Elmore Leonard (October 11, 1925–August 20, 2013) has died, and what a bittersweet invitation to revisit ...

35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World

--by Aimee Groth, syndicated from, Aug 05, 2013 In order to sharpen our reasoning skills, we must have a good grasp of our own cognitive biases, as well as the basic laws ...

Time May Be Running Out for Rhinos as Poaching Persists Worldwide

South Africa debates legalization of the rhino-horn trade to stem smuggling. (PHOTO: GAUSAX/SHUTTERSTOCK) August 9, 2013 • By Lauren Kirchner • No Comments Antique dealing isn’t a business we would usually associate with nefarious criminal enterprise. Except ...

Manic Nation: Dr. Peter Whybrow Says We’re Addicted to Stress

“The computer is electronic cocaine for many people,” says UCLA’s Peter Whybrow. “Our brains are wired for finding immediate reward.” Which is why we can’t stop. Peter Whybrow Dr. Peter Whybrow is lunching ...

Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Holds the Key to Emotional Intimacy

--by Spirituality & Health Magazine, syndicated from, Dec 20, 2012 photo credit: Andrea Scher She may not be a household name just yet, but when you refer to “the woman who talks about ...

Eckhart Tolle: The Easier Path

--by Spirituality & Health Magazine, syndicated from, Jun 23, 2013 The renowned spiritual teacher on getting stuck in the future and saving the planet. To the uninitiated, Eckhart Tolle might be mistaken for ...

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