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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

First of all, I highly recommend you watch this. Our online lives have become toxic, and it feels awful. I can zing with the best of them — but I don’t usually want to. After all, as I’ve always told my kids, “I’ve yet to see someone on their deathbed say, ‘I really wish I’d […]

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Scientists at the University of California believe they have stumbled upon a “compassion pill” that encourages kind and altruistic behavior in users. The results from the initial study are interesting, but the public shouldn’t expect the pill to be available for use just yet. However, if you want results now, there are non-medicinal ways for […]

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I have so many family members and friends on the spectrum, so this really touched my heart: PETERBOROUGH, ONT.—Odin Camus thought no one could make it to his 13th birthday party. Then love and kindness showed up. And they brought their friends, who brought balloons, cake, pizza, gifts galore, a fire truck, paparazzi and a […]

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What a good man

I love this guy: (RNS) When Pope Francis pays a visit to Naples this Saturday (March 21) he will have lunch with some 90 inmates at a local prison, a contingent that will reportedly include 10 from a section reserved for gay and transgendered prisoners, and those infected with the virus that causes AIDS. The […]

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I know we’re all inundated with donation requests, but I always give to the water charities. It’s too basic to ignore: Half a million babies die in their first month of life from preventable deaths in unclean hospitals and clinics across the world, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

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Wouldn’t it be loverly if he could pull this off? Pope Francis has made his opinion known on a variety of hot-button issues like Cuba, gay rights and climate change. Now he’s sharing his thoughts on campaign finance. His belief? Separate special interest money from politics. His comments, reported by Crux, a publication covering the […]

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Throughout the day, the crowds grew and grew larger as thousands flocked to the US town of Selma to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that was a landmark in the civil rights movement. People poured into Selma’s elegant but run-down downtown streets. Many were young. Parents brought their […]

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Psychedelicized

Yeah, I figured: The use of psychedelic drugs does not increase a person’s risk of developing mental health problems, according to new research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Norwegian clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen and neuroscientist Teri Suzanne Krebs said the findings show that most of the claims about the harms from psychedelic drugs like […]

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Many Icelanders have had their fill of the enfeebled Christian deity and are feeling the nostalgic pull of the old Norse gods: Asatruarfelagid, a neopagan organization, plans to start construction next month on the country’s first Norse temple since Christianity arrived in the island nation roughly 1,000 years ago… …While the temple will be dedicated […]

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