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Junkyard Dog Generously Shares Food With Her Animal Friends Every Night [VIDEO]

Junkyard Dog Generously Shares Food With Her Animal Friends Every Night

A Brazilian junkyard dog has captured the hearts of people all over the world after being caught on video risking her life to make sure her family of junkyard animals is fed.

For the last three years, Lilica has traveled the same four-mile journey every night to get a bag of food from her friend Lucia Helena de Souza. Lucia explains that she first met Lilica a few years back and began to feed her. One day, Lilica began to stare at the bag of food that Lucia was holding, and Lucia’s neighbor suggested that she probably wanted to take the food back with her to wherever she came from.


Junkyard Dog Generously Shares Food With Her Animal Friends Every Night

“I realized that she ate and then stared at what was in the bag,” Lucia said, who decided then to give the dog the bag. “From then on, that’s what how we did it.”

Amazingly, Licila has made the same four-mile journey from her junkyard home to Lucia’s house every night for the bag of food, and upon returning to the junkyard, she generously feeds her animal friends which include another dog, some chickens, a few cats and a mule.

“An animal sharing things with other animals is a lesson,” Lucia said. “A lesson for us.”

Junkyard Dog Generously Shares Food With Her Animal Friends Every Night
 
Check out Licila’s amazing journey to feed her animal friends in the video below

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15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

Here’s a little known fact: The human body, at any given moment, produces energy equivalent to a 100 watt light bulb. In that sense, we’re always wasting our energy—energy that can be used to, well, power alight bulb. It’s this line of thinking that led a 16 year old to invent the first flashlight powered entirely by body heat.

Ann Makosinski’s “Hollow Flashlight” isn’t the only manually-powered light out there. But whereas other products generate energy with shaking or even hand cranking, her award-winning prototype shines the moment you pick it up.

“I thought, why not body heat?” she told The Oregon Herald. “We have so much heat radiating out of us and it’s being wasted.”

Not until recently did researchers look into ways to capture excess body heat as a means of powering devices like hearing aids and pacemakers. Four years ago, engineers in Sweden figured out a clever (and somewhat sneaky) way to siphon the biothermal energy of passengers at a central train station to heat nearby office buildings. Still, much of the challenge in developing these technologies has to do with the fact that electricity produced from residual thermal energy is usually too weak to run most common devices. The inner ear, for instance, produces just 70 to 100 millivolts ​of potential electricity, which isn’t even enough to power a sensor or Wi-Fi chip, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Makosinski, a high school sophomore at St. Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia, initially thought of the idea after learning that a friend in the Philippines, who didn’t have electricity, was failing in school because she didn’t have enough time to study during daylight hours. Her friend’s dilemma is surprisingly common among a growing number of people in developing regions that either can’t afford or don’t have access to a power grid. For Makosinski, it served as an impetus to apply what she had learned about energy-harvesting materials from experiments she’s been conducting since the seventh grade.

Still, Makosinski was unsure whether heat from a person’s hand was enough to fuel a flashlight equipped with an LED bulb. To capture and convert energy, she settled on Peltier tiles, which produces electricity when the temperature differential between the two sides is 5 degrees Celsius, a phenomenon known as the Peltier effect. The durable material, which has no moving parts and an indefinite lifespan, was built into the flashlight’s casing to simultaneously absorb heat from a person’s hand along the outside of the flashlight along with the cool ambient air on the inside of the gadget.

But while the tiles can, according to her calculations, generate beyond the minimum wattage necessary to power a flashlight (5.7 milliwatts), she discovered that the resulting voltage output wasn’t enough. To up the voltage, she added a transformer, and later, a circuit, to supply what turned out to be more than enough usable electricity (5 Volts AC).

15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

Once she got the flashlight to turn on, Makosinski tested her new invention and found that the light tended to shine brighter as the outside air got colder. For instance, the flashlight started to work better when the outdoor temperature dropped from 10 to 5 degrees Celsius. But even in warmer environments, the hollowed flashlight sustained a strong beam of light for more than 20 minutes.

What’s perhaps most impressive is the materials Makosinski used to build the product amounted to just $26; if the device is mass manufactured, the total cost is expected to be significantly less.

In the spring of last year, Makosinski submitted her patent-pending invention to the 2013 Google Science Fair, where she was awarded the top prize in the age 15-16 category and took home a $25,000 scholarship. But to commercialize her invention, she’ll need to figure out a way to get it up to spec with others on the market, which have a brightness output ranging from 90 to 1,200 lumens; her version currently maxes out at 24.

Still, she’s not discouraged.

“I want to make sure my flashlight is available to those who really need it,” she told the The Oregon Herald.

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9 Good Signs That You're In The Right Relationship

9 Good Signs That You're In The Right Relationship

It’s not always where you are in life, but who you have by your side that matters. “How do I know if I’m in the right relationship or not?”

This is one of the most common questions our coaching clients ask us. And after Angel and I listen to the specifics of their situation, we often toss a question back at them to further clarify their thoughts and expectations. For instance: “What do you think a “right relationship” should provide for the people in it?” Although the answer here is obviously subjective, in all relationships, romantic and platonic alike, there are some clear signs that things are going well. So today, let’s take a look at some signs you’re in the “right relationship,” and corresponding tips that could potentially help you make a “wrong relationship” right:

1. No games are being played.

Far too often, we make our relationships harder than they have to be. The difficulties started when… conversations became texting, feelings became subliminal, sex became a game, the word “love” fell out of context, trust faded as honesty waned, insecurities became a way of living, jealously became a habit, being hurt started to feel natural, and running away from it all became our solution. Stop running! Face these issues, fix the problems, communicate, appreciate, forgive and LOVE the people in your life who deserve it. And of course, if you feel like someone is playing games with you, speak up.

2. Everyone is on the same page.

If a woman starts out all casual with a man and she doesn’t tell him that she wants a committed relationship, it will likely never become a committed relationship. If you give someone the impression that casual, or whatever, is okay with you, that’s what will be assumed going forward. The bottom line is that you have to be straight from the start, or at least as soon as you know what you want. Don’t beat around the bush. If someone gets scared and runs away because you were honest and set boundaries, that person wasn’t right for you anyway.

9 Good Signs That You're In The Right Relationship

3. The line of communication is open, honest, and clear.

You can’t be afraid to have certain conversations. It’s better to talk and find out the truth, than to keep going and get nowhere. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t expect the important people in your life to read your mind, and don’t play foolish games with their heads and hearts. Don’t tell half-truths and expect them to trust you when the full truth comes out – half-truths are no better than lies. Listen without defending and speak without offending. Communication isn’t just an important part of a relationship, it is the relationship. Relationships often fail because of trust issues, commitment issues, and above all, communication issues. So be honest, commit, and COMMUNICATE always. (Angel and I discuss this in detail in the “Relationships” chapter of 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.)

4. Loving deeds consistently reinforce loving words.

Nurture your important relationships so that when you tell the people you love that you love them, it’s merely a ritualistic validation of what you have already shown them by how you treat them on a daily basis. Do little things every day to show your loved ones you care. Knowing that the person you’re thinking of has you on their mind too means a lot. Truth be told, you can say “sorry” a thousand times, or say “I love you” as much as you want, but if you’re not going to prove that the things you say are true, they aren’t. If you can’t show it, your words are not sincere. It’s as simple as that. And there’s no such thing as a “right” relationship that isn’t sincere at both ends.

5. Expectations of perfection are strictly forbidden.

Any relationship that’s real will not be perfect, but if you’re willing to work at it and open up, it could be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Your best friends and your soul mate may be far from perfect, but they are a perfect fit for you. Give them a chance to show you. When you stop expecting the people you love to be a certain way, you can start to enjoy and appreciate them for who they are. What you need to remember is that every relationship has its problems, but what makes it perfect in the end is when you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, even when times are tough.

6. Honesty, vulnerability, and presence are held sacred.

Although it may sound risky, the strongest type of love is the love that makes you the most vulnerable. It’s about daring to reveal yourself honestly, and daring to be open and fully disclosed over the long-term. It’s about sticking by each other’s side through thick and thin, and truly being there in the flesh and spirit when you’re needed most. So open yourself up. BE with the person you love. Allow yourself to experience them authentically. Tear down any emotional brick walls you have built around yourself and feel every exquisite emotion, both good and bad. This is real life. This is how you welcome a sincere connection with another human being. (Read Daring Greatly.)

7. There is a healthy blend of freedom and teamwork.

Keep in mind that we can’t force anyone to be with us or love us. We shouldn’t beg someone to stay when they want to leave. And likewise, we should never feel trapped in a relationship. In fact, if either person feels trapped, the relationship doesn’t really exist. Because that’s what relationships are all about: freedom. Relationships are also built on a solid foundation of teamwork. And since relationships are one of the greatest vehicles of personal growth and happiness, the most important trip you will ever take in life is meeting someone else halfway. You will achieve far more by working with them, rather than working alone or against them. It really is a full circle. The strength of a relationship depends on the strength of its two members, and the strength of each member in the long run depends on the quality of the relationship. And remember, relationships are rarely 50/50 at any given instant in time. You can’t always feel 100%, or a full 50% of a relationship’s whole – life is simply too unpredictable for that. So on the days when you can only give 20%, the other person must give 80%, and vice versa. It’s never been about balancing steady in the middle; healthy relationships are about two people who are willing to make adjustments for each other in real time as needed, and give more when the other person can’t help but give a little less.


9 Good Signs That You're In The Right Relationship

8. Personal growth is embraced, celebrated, and shared.


It’s not about finding someone to lose yourself in, it’s about meeting someone to find yourself in. When you connect with someone special, a best friend or a lifelong partner, this person helps you find the best in yourself. In this way, neither of you actually meet the best in each other; you both grow into your best selves by spending time together and nurturing each other’s growth. When you honestly think about what you and your closest confidants add to each other’s lives, you will often find that instead of giving or taking things from each other (advice, answers, material gifts, etc.), you have chosen rather to share in each other’s joy and pain, and experience life together through good times and bad. No matter what, you two are there for one another, growing and learning as one. (Read The Mastery of Love.)

9. Outsiders aren’t calling the shots.

Relationships don’t always make sense, especially from the outside. So don’t let outsiders run your relationships for you. If you’re having a relationship issue with someone, work it out with THEM and no one else. You have to live your own life your own way; that’s all there is to it. Each of us has a unique fire in our heart for certain people. It’s your duty, and yours alone, to decide if a relationship is right for you. You’ve got to stop caring so much about what everyone else wants for you, and start actually living and deciding for yourself.

The floor is yours… In your experience, what are some good signs you’re in the right relationship? Any other relationship tips you’d like to share? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

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Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Goes Awry

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Goes Awry

A female patient in the US has grown a nose on her back following a failed experimental stem cell treatment that was intended to cure her paralysis. The nose-like growth, which was producing a “thick mucus-like material,” has recently been removed as it was pressing painfully on her spine. If you ever needed an example of the potential perils of stem cell therapy, and just how little we actually know about the function of stem cells, this is it. It’s also notable that this stem cell therapy was carried out in a developed country, as part of an approved trial (apparently unwanted growths are more common in developing nations with less stringent medical safeguards).

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Goes Awry

Eight years ago, olfactory stem cells were taken from the patient’s nose and implanted in her spine. The stem cells were meant to turn into nerve cells that would help repair the woman’s spine, curing her of paralysis. Instead, it seems they decided to do what they were originally meant to do and attempt to build a nose. Over a number of years, the nose-like growth eventually became big enough and nosy enough to cause pain and discomfort to the patient. As reported by New Scientist, “surgeons removed a 3-centimetre-long growth, which was found to be mainly nasal tissue, as well as bits of bone and tiny nerve branches that had not connected with the spinal nerves.” [DOI: 10.3171/2014.5.SPINE13992 - "Autograft-derived spinal cord mass following olfactory mucosal cell transplantation in a spinal cord injury patient"]

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Goes Awry

Your olfactory system. 1 is the olfactory bulb (the bit of your brain that processes smells); 6 is the olfactory receptors that bind to specific chemicals (odors). [Image credit: Wikipedia]

As with any experimental procedure, there is always a fairly good chance that something will go wrong. In a 2010 clinical trial, 20 paralyzed patients were treated with olfactory stem cells; 11 showed some signs of recovery, four had “minor adverse events,” one developed meningitis, and in one case the paralysis got worse. Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, a stem cell researcher, says most patients undergoing the olfactory stem cell treatment have a “remarkable recovery,” with “less than 1%” growing an unwanted snotty appendage. 

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Goes Awry

What went wrong, then? Basically, at the top of your nasal passages there is the olfactory mucosa. This region contains all of the machinery for picking up odors, and the neurons for sending all of that data off to your brain’s olfactory bulb for processing. Cells from this region can be easily and safely harvested, and with the correct processing they behave just like pluripotent embryonic stem cells that can develop into many other cell types. These olfactory stem cells could develop into cartilage, or mucus glands, or neurons. The researchers obviously wanted the latter, to cure the patient’s spinal nerve damage — but seemingly they got it wrong, and thus she sprouted a second nose. Moving forward, newer olfactory stem cell treatments have an “isolation” stage to prevent this kind of thing from happening.

It’s important to note that medicine, despite being carried out primarily on humans, is still ultimately a scientific endeavor that requires a large amount of trial and error. In the western world, it’s very, very hard to get a stem cell therapy approved for human trials without lots of animal testing. Even then, the therapies are often only used on people who have “nothing to lose.” Obviously it’s hard to stomach news like this, and I’m sure that stem cell critics will be quick to decry the Frankensteinian abomination created by these scientists. But when you think about the alternative — no advanced medicine and significantly reduced lifespans for billions of people — then really, such experimental treatments are nothing to sneeze at.

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The Repeat Customer: 4 Reasons Why A Consistent Sex Partner Is The Best Partner

The Repeat Customer: 4 Reasons Why A Consistent Sex Partner Is The Best Partner

Finding a consistent sex partner is at the top of the priority list for many people out there. Though they may not be able to explain why, a consistent sex partner is actually one of the best options for people who want to maintain their top level performance in bed as well.

Better Sex 

First and foremost, better sex is one of the top reasons why people will want to experience this for themselves. People will gain a better understanding of what they tend to enjoy when they spend time together. This can also help people spend a greater amount of emotionality together, which will add to the experience that they can get as well. If people get to know one another, they will quickly be able to understand how to make for a better overall experience.

Level Of Confidence

Gaining confidence is another important consideration that most people should follow when they want to make the most out of this experience. Many couples struggle to understand how they can achieve this. But they stand a better chance of making it happen if they are able to spend time with one another. There are many couples who will be finding out more information about what they enjoy and what they are capable of doing. This will gradually give them the confidence that they need to understand how this will work as well. They can share these experiences and make the most out of what they enjoy together.

The Repeat Customer: 4 Reasons Why A Consistent Sex Partner Is The Best Partner

Maintaining that level of confidence will be another important consideration for these couples to keep in mind. Though they may feel confident in themselves, they will be able to make the most out of how these experiences unfold. They should realize that they are building and maintaining their confidence with each other over time. They should think about this as a means to create a more fulfilling relationship with one another. Couples will invariably want to identify some of the right choices that they have for each other.


Word Of Mouth

Word of mouth is an important consideration for many couples to remember as well. Keeping sexual partnerships to just a pair will limit the number of rumors that get generated. This will make sure that people identify the right sources of support that they can get as well. Couples should be willing to support one another emotionally, and this will include sex. Keeping things down to just two people will make sure that couples understand more about the different needs that they have as well. Couples will feel free to discuss their wants and needs in a confidential and safe environment.

The Repeat Customer: 4 Reasons Why A Consistent Sex Partner Is The Best Partner

Planning The Future

Planning for the future will be a major component of any relationship. By keeping things between a single couple, they will be much better prepared to deal with these different types of issues. Some people will want to understand more about the solutions that they have when they are planning like this. The future will bring about some unexpected challenges, which will impact the experience that people can get. It may be helpful for people to get a better idea of how these events will unfold. Couples can talk to one another about having kids and the unique experiences that they can get along the way.

Finally, most couples will want to understand more about how they can improve their relationship. There are counselors and therapists available for couples who need to improve on their life in just a short amount of time. This can actually help people upgrade the experience that they tend to get when they want to understand more about their sex lives. Couples should focus on meeting their wants and needs together. This will be much easier to accomplish in a committed relationship, so couples should make the most out of this while they can.

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Daydreaming Enhances Memory And Boosts Creativity [VIDEO]

Daydreaming Enhances Memory And Boosts Creativity

We spend an approximate 1/3 to 1/2 of our lives in daydreams, that’s why we’re awesome!

Teachers, bosses, parents and people generally vying for attention find it irritating when people daydream or “lose focus”. But the reality is that the brain is not wired to be focused on a straight line all the time.

In fact, science is now finding that daydreaming is a serious way to level up human creativity and imagination which provide a host of other benefits as a bonus.

Daydreaming Enhances Memory And Boosts Creativity

5 Examples on How Daydreams Level You Up


Empathy

Research suggests that there may be a link between memory, imagination and our ability to be empathetic. Imagining a scenario or picturing something that we haven’t experienced ourselves, may make it easier to understand what someone else is going through.

Enhanced Memory

According to the American Psychological Association, imagining something from a personal perspective can be an effective way to recall specific information on command. As a result,imagination could help in memory rehabilitation for those who may have suffered from impairments due to a brain injury.

Self-Discovery

Psychologists have theorized that individuals who have realized their full potential and purpose usually do it through their ability to imagine those possibilities first. Dr. Srini Pillay, M.D. wrote, “Imagining activates brain regions that can unconsciously map your path to success.”

Creativity


Your non-directed thinking might lead you to concrete, creative outcomes. Daydreaming leads to intangible forms of creativity. It is useful for your work life.

Lifted Moods
When thinking about our dreams, or replaying happy memories in our minds, It’s quite obvious that we would as a result start feeling happier and more positive. And when we are feeling happy, everyone around us feels it too!


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10 Movies You Need To Watch To Be More Successful

10 Movies You Need To Watch To Be More Successful

Lifehack | We’ve all had the experience of walking into the movies, and then walking out feeling like different people. Movies have the potential to inspire, and influence our decisions about life. And why wouldn’t they? We’re all familiar with the work of Woody Allen, James Cameron, and Quentin Tarantino. Three of the great many writers and directors who know how to emotionally impact an audience. Sometimes a movie could be our motivational bridge to the success we truly desire. And in this article, I’m sharing my personal list of 10 movies you need to watch to be more successful’

1. Fight Club: Materialism And Detachment


”You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.”
– Tyler Durden
Fight Club is a movie that offers more than a few lessons in success. However, one of the greatest lessons we can benefit from this movie is that of Materialism and emotional detachment.

According to Tyler Durden: Fight Club is about freeing yourself from the shackles of modern life, which imprisons and emasculates you. By being willing to give and receive pain and risk death.

Fight Club is one of those movies that can be watched over, and over again, finding something valuable to take away every time.

PUMPING IRON: SELF-BELIEF AND ASSERTION
 
2. PUMPING IRON: SELF-BELIEF AND ASSERTION


“I was always dreaming about very powerful people, dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered.” 
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Pumping Iron is not just a movie for body builders. No. Pumping Iron is a movie for those who would like to capture the power of self-belief and assertion in action.

Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his mindset, attitude, and personal beliefs in this documentary classic. And will no doubt leave you inspired when you watch it.

THE SECRET: POSITIVE ATTITUDE

3. THE SECRET: POSITIVE ATTITUDE
“Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give your attention and energy to trust, love, abundance, education and peace” 
– The Secret
The Secret, is a movie based on The Law Of Attraction. (Also available as a paperback book). Whilst many are skeptical about the Law Of Attraction, the movie does, however, portray a very positive philosophy for life.

The film has one primary aim: To help you lead a better life by changing your mental attitude. So for anyone who is looking for inspiration and motivation, The Secret is a movie that does just that.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK: ENTITLEMENT

4. THE SOCIAL NETWORK: ENTITLEMENT

”A guy who makes a nice chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who has ever built a chair.”
– The Social Network

Everyone should be familiar with The Social Network movie, and the success of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

The Social Network is a movie that will inspire anyone to feel deserving of success, whilst also showing some of the drawbacks that being successful can have with the creation of backstabbing and legal rows.

YES MAN: OPPORTUNITY

5. YES MAN: OPPORTUNITY


”YES! Say it a million times. Then say it a million more. And the word you will have said two million times is…” 
– Yes Man

Yes Man, is a fun movie that anyone can appreciate. Jim Carrey plays Carl Allen, who lives and average and unfulfilled life.

He finds himself at a self-help seminar called ‘Yes’, and soon, his life makes an interesting shift. This movie will have you thinking about all the opportunities you may have missed by saying ‘no’ to things.

LIMITLESS: GETTING THINGS DONE

6. LIMITLESS: GETTING THINGS DONE


”I wasn’t high. I wasn’t wired. Just clear. I knew what I needed to do and how to do it.” 
– Limitless

Bradley Cooper plays procrastinating writer, Eddie Morra. One day Eddie finds his life take an immediate shift when introduced to a new drug.

One can’t help to watch this film, and want to get in on the narcotic action. However, instead of using a drug, this film will enlighten you, and get you thinking about all the things you could be doing with your life.

This is a movie that will certainly arouse you to take some action, and produce results with your life.



The Wolf Of Wall Street: Drive And Prosperity

7. The Wolf Of Wall Street: Drive And Prosperity

”Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every fucking time.” 
– The Wolf Of Wall Street
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street is a film that demonstrates some of the things money can buy, and what it cant.

One can’t help to watch this film and feel empowered by DiCapprio’s performance. The Wolf Of Wall Street is a film that will make you revaluate your current life, and have you aiming for the finer things.

THE WORDS: OWN YOUR WORK

8. THE WORDS: OWN YOUR WORK

”At some point, you have to choose between life and fiction. The two are very close, but they never actually touch.” 
– The Words
Another movie featuring Bradley Cooper, playing a struggling writer. The Words demonstrates how success can be a difficult, and provoke you to give up, or in these cases, copy someone else.

This movie will certainly inspire you to take charge of you work, and to do the best you can with what you have.


 In Pursuit Of Happiness: Never Giving Up

9. In Pursuit Of Happiness: Never Giving Up

”Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something’, go get it. Period.” 
– In Pursuit Of Happyness

In Pursuit Of Happyness is beautiful film that will almost leave you in tears. Will Smith plays, salesman Chris Gardner who encounters a great financial struggle, becoming homeless.

This film will demonstrate why you should never give up on yourself, and to not allow circumstances to destroy your dreams.

GOOD WILL HUNTING: COMPETENCE

10. GOOD WILL HUNTING: COMPETENCE

”You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally… I don’t give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can’t learn anything from you, I can’t read in some fucking’ book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that do you sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.” 
– Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting is a touching film, containing great conversations between characters Will Hunting (Matt Damon) and Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).

For anyone who has a talent, and does not believe themselves worthy of success. This film will certainly inspire you, and prove you competent.

About the Author: Nathan Hewitt

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9 Things You Realize After You Die

9 Things You Realize After You Die

Three weeks after he died, my brother Billy woke me at sunrise and began describing what was happening to him in the afterlife. At first I thought that grief was causing me to imagine his voice. But as my brother began sharing cosmic secrets with me, secrets I couldn’t ignore, I became his student.

Billy taught me that when you’re born, that big pop gives you a kind of amnesia. One of the main things we’re doing on planet earth is trying to remember the things we forgot. But after you die, you realize a bunch of things you didn’t know when you were alive, like:

1. Life on earth isn’t a punishment for your past transgressions. You aren’t acting out some type of I-did-something-wrong-to-you-in-another-life-and-I’m-paying-for-it-now kind of thing. It doesn’t really work like that. That concept of an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth karmic equalizing of the score isn’t the real deal.

2. You chose your life circumstances before you were born for soul-type reasons that are almost impossible to understand while you’re on earth.
If you understood these reasons, life would lose some of its punch, and that losing of punch is a little bit of what enlightenment is all about.

3. Everything changes. When you die, you realize how much. You also realize there are immortal things, things you take with you, and they change too. The Eastern concept of Maya, or illusion, what does that really mean? It means temporary.

9 Things You Realize After You Die

4. Life is great, even the hard parts. And we all do things that we call mistakes. But so-called mistakes are ok. They’re just part of the earth deal.

5. You’re meant to engage in all kinds of things on earth, things that may not make sense from a human point of view. So, take a moment before you judge yourself or your fellow man too harshly. Being completely non-judgmental while you’re alive is very advanced, though. You’d have to be a Buddha to be that advanced.

6. There isn’t only one right way for things to turn out. Some endings are happier, some not so happy, but it’s not just the happiness percentage that matters. It’s the music of it.

9 Things You Realize After You Die

7. Society teaches limitation. No matter what you’ve been taught, everything you ever need is already inside you. And who you really are is far beyond your comprehension. That’s why living squeezed into the human experience can be painful at times.

8. At the center of everything is an energy, an immaterial material called LOVE. Wow, and how good it feels, this LOVE. You can’t imagine it. You really can’t. There is no way for you to experience the full power of LOVE while you’re on this plane. . 9. Death isn’t as serious as you think it is. It’s actually very enjoyable. Couldn’t be better really. And saying goodbye to the people you love isn’t as serious as it seems either, because you will meet again.

About the Author

Annie Kagan left her career as a successful chiropractor and her hectic New York City life in search of serenity in a small house on the tip of Long Island. When her brother Billy died unexpectedly and began speaking to her from the afterlife, her future took a surprising turn. She recorded her conversations with Billy from the other side and published them in her debut best-selling book The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved To Me There’s Life After Death (Hampton Roads, 2013)

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Scientific Approach to Reincarnation and the Journey of Souls After "Death"


Scientific Approach to Reincarnation and the Journey of Souls After "Death"

Science and spirituality have split the public`s opinions on the matter of reincarnation

The two sides are evident; science proponents believe biological death to be the absolute end of our human experience, whereas spiritualists believe that our bodies are physical vessels for an eternal energetic aspect of our consciousness called the soul, which implants itself into a new body after the previous body has died.

Many popular religions, such as Christianity and Catholicism, also refute the idea of reincarnation because it contradicts the belief systems within the theologies which state that there is a place where sinners go after death called “Hell” and a place where the devoted go called “Heaven”.

Scientific Approach to Reincarnation and the Journey of Souls After "Death"

“After reading [this] book I started to interview my patients who had survived a cardiac arrest. To my great surprise, within two years about fifty patients told me about their NDE... So, in 1988 we started a prospective study of 344 consecutive survivors of cardiac arrest in ten Dutch hospitals:

62 patients (18%) reported some recollection of the time of clinical death... About 50% of the patients with an NDE reported awareness of being dead, or had positive emotions, 30% reported moving through a tunnel, had an observation of a celestial landscape, or had a meeting with deceased relatives.

About 25% of the patients with an NDE had an out-of-body experience, had communication with ‘the light’ or observed colours, 13% experienced a life review, and 8% experienced a border...

Patients with a NDE did not show any fear of death, they strongly believed in an afterlife, and their insight in what is important in life had changed: love and compassion for oneself, for others, and for nature.

They now understood the cosmic law that everything one does to others will ultimately be returned to oneself: hatred and violence as well as love and compassion. Remarkably, there was often evidence of increased intuitive feelings.” -- David Wilcock’s ‘The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You’

Evidence of life after death continued to rise with the ground-breaking addition of work from hypnotherapists such as Dolores Cannon, Dr. Ian Stevenson and Dr. Michael Newton.

With over 50 years of client-session information documenting people’s subconscious memories of past lives and even memories of the time in between two lives, something has to be said about evidence from the doctor’s research supporting reincarnation.

Scientific Approach to Reincarnation and the Journey of Souls After "Death"

Dr. Newton explains that people under hypnosis are not dreaming or hallucinating — and in this state they are not capable of lying. They report whatever they see and hear in their subconscious minds as if everything is a literal observation.

While under hypnosis, it is possible for them to misinterpret something they are seeing, but they will not report on anything they do not feel to be the literal truth.

“I also found that it did not matter if a person was an atheist, deeply religious, or believed in any philosophical persuasion in between — once they were in the proper superconscious state of hypnosis, all were consistent in their reports...”

Dr. Newton in David Wilcock’s ‘The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You’.

Dr. Michael Newton discussing how past-life regression became a part of his practice: 




Interestingly, Dr. Newton also reported that many clients were hesitant to reveal too much about their time between lives, almost as if they were following a universal code of ethics of sorts, where the information was not supposed to be revealed to mankind for a reason. Over the years Dr. Newton noted similarities among client’s descriptions, ultimately putting together a picture of the process that our soul goes through from the moment we ‘die’ to the moment we are ‘reborn’. These are the stages that he described:


1.) Death and departure – Most clients recall looking down at their body and seeing people mourning over their death. Some people reported staying around their loved ones until after their funeral. During this time clients could feel a pull towards a light, and described a tunnel of sorts to get there.

2.) Gateway to the spirit world – This is the stage where clients report moving through the tunnel and reaching the light at the end. Location of the tunnel varies, as some say it appears right above their bodies and others say they have to travel above the Earth to reach it. After reaching the end of the tunnel clients almost always describe in varying ways beautiful visions, music, and scenery. Dr. Newton suggests that these images are beloved memories from our lives, to help give a feeling of familiarity during such an overwhelming process. Younger souls may feel sad or confused during this time, and it’s reported that their guides will come to assist and comfort.

3.) Homecoming – Here we are greeted by souls who are close to us. They appear as luminous beings who sometimes project faces of people who are still ‘alive’ in a physicality because our souls only project a certain percentage of itself into the physical body, so there will always be a part of the soul existing in the spirit realm. During this stage the soul begins to remember more about the afterlife and also their previous lives, feeling more at ease with the process. Souls which have committed murder or suicide will analyze their actions with their guide and decide on an appropriate path to begin almost immediately.

4.) Orientation – During the orientation stage a soul will shed any regret/doubt/sadness/traumatic memories from its previous life by going through what clients describe as a ‘shower of light’. This renews the soul’s vibrancy and restores it to its original vibration. Afterwards, we discuss with our guide everything that has happened in our life and decide whether or not we lived up to our expectations about how we dealt with those incidents and if the lessons need to be repeated in the next life.

5.) Transition – After we have completed our light shower and have worked through our previous life, we then move onto what most describe as the most breathtaking visions of the entire journey. Here we see a mega-hub of souls at the same stage, all moving through beautiful tunnels of light to their destination. Clients describe this moment as exciting because there is no darkness, just pure light, and we are also on our way to meet up with our soul family, souls who are at a similar stage in their evolution and who we shared lives with. Once we meet up with these souls, we usually compare experiences and learn from each other. These are souls that we keep reincarnating with over and over again, playing various roles with each other such as partners, brothers/sisters, parents, children, etc. Sometimes souls will be present but dimmer and quieter than others, and that is because they are still projecting a physicality at that moment. Another crucial aspect of this stage is to meet a grand counsel that oversees our previous life, going into more detail about the experiences and lessons learned.

Scientific Approach to Reincarnation and the Journey of Souls After "Death"

6.) Placement – This stage is almost like a school where larger groups of soul families (up to thousands) who incarnate around each other in cycles learn about their previous experiences. Here clients report projecting into specific scenes from their previous life and into other people’s minds to gain a full understanding of the larger picture. Here we feel what others felt to learn how we hurt people in certain situations. This stage can also see the larger soul groups connecting in circles, sharing more ideas, singing, and experiencing other joyful events.

7.) Life selection – During this stage we move to a large sphere of light where we then choose our next life path. We are able to see multiple paths and are able to temporarily project into these lives to feel which one would be most appropriate. We also have the ability to fast forward through the timelines to see critical events that will happen. Some souls will choose greater challenges to experience such as a disability or premature death.

8.) Choosing a new body - This process is a part of the previous life selection stage, but has a separate categorization because it focuses on the physical appearance that we will possess in the next life. This choice vastly affects our experience, so it usually takes much thought as to what it will be. If you were obese in one life, chances are you will choose to be skinny the next, etc.

9.) Preparation and embarkation – After choosing our life path, next we meet up with our soul group, the people who will play roles in the next life, to do extensive planning and to create synchronicities and cues that will guide us throughout our life. Higher-level guides also help to plan out specific symbols we will see or hear that will trigger certain thoughts and actions at specific times. After the synchronicities are decided, we once again meet with a counsel to go over our goals and plans for the next life. This meeting is also to encourage us to have patience, to hold true to our values, to trust ourselves in the midst of difficult situations, and to avoid indulging in anger and negativity.

10.) Rebirth – Clients report traveling back to Earth through the same tunnel they left in, entering the mother’s womb. Until the age of 5, the soul is able to leave the baby’s body to travel and meet up with other souls if it wishes, but will snap back to the body if the baby is in any turmoil. During the first few years the soul will work to integrate its energy with the brain.

This outline of our experience between lives is based on decades worth of research, and like Dr. Newton and other hypnotherapists state, clients under such hypnotic states will never lie and will only describe what they are actually seeing. How is it that almost everyone who undergoes hypnotherapy or who have NDE or OOB experiences, regardless of whatever religious or cultural background they come from, report such similar experiences? Could it be merely coincidental? How is it that people recall these kinds of experiences after being declared clinically dead? These are the sorts of questions that can only be answered by the assimilation of science and spirituality. In the years to come we will witness more of this conjunction between two seemingly unrelated spectrums, which will ultimately bring us closer to an understanding of life, death, and consciousness like never understood before.

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Wildlife Overpasses Around The World: Working With Nature, Not Against

Rapid deforestation and excessive human intervention into wildlife habitat has lead to frequent straying of wild animals into human habitation.

Intrusion into wildlife habitat typically occurs due to illegal encroachment and also when roads, railroads, canals, electric power lines, and pipelines penetrate and divide wildlife habitat. Wild animals attempting to cross roads often find themselves in front of speeding vehicles.

Road mortality has significantly impacted a number of prominent species in the United States and elsewhere, including white-tailed deer, Florida panthers, and black bears. According to a study made in 2005, nearly 1.5 million traffic accidents involving deer occur each year in the United States that cause an estimated $1.1 billion in vehicle damage.

In addition, species that are unable to migrate across roads to reach resources such as food, shelter and mates experiences reduced reproductive and survival rates.

One way to minimize human-wildlife conflict is to construct wildlife crossings such as bridges and underpasses that allow animals to cross human-made barriers safel.


Wildlife overpass in Banff National Park. Photo: Joel Sartore

The first wildlife crossings were constructed in France during the 1950s. Since then, several European countries including the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and France have been using various crossing structures to reduce the conflict between wildlife and roads. In the Netherlands alone there are more than 600 tunnels installed under major and minor roads including the longest “ecoduct”viaduct, near Crailo that runs 800 meters.

Wildlife crossings have also become increasingly common in Canada and the United States. The most recognizable wildlife crossings in the world are found in Banff National Park in Alberta where the national park is bisected by a large commercial road called the Trans-Canada Highway.

To reduce to effect of the four lane highway, 24 vegetated overpasses and underpasses were built to ensure habitat connectivity and protect motorists. These passes are used regularly by bears, moose, deer, wolves, elk, and many other species.


In the United States, thousands of wildlife crossings have been built in the past 30 years, including culverts, bridges, and overpasses. These have been used to protect Mountain Goats in Montana, Spotted Salamanders in Massachusetts, Bighorn Sheep in Colorado, Desert Tortoises in California, and endangered Florida Panthers in Florida.

The Netherlands contains an impressive number of wildlife crossings – over 600, that includes both underpasses and ecoducts. The Veluwe, a 1000 square kilometers of woods, heathland and drifting sands, the largest lowland nature area in North Western Europe, contains nine ecoducts, 50 meters wide on average, that are used to shuttle wildlife across highways that transect the Veluwe. The Netherlands also boasts the world’s longest ecoduct-wildlife overpass called the Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailo. This massive structure, completed in 2006, is 50 m wide and over 800 m long and spans a railway line, business park, river, roadway, and sports complex.


Ecoduct Borkeld in the Netherlands.

Wildlife Overpasses Around The World: Working With Nature, Not Against

Wildlife overpass in Banff National Park.


Wildlife Overpasses Around The World: Working With Nature, Not Against

Ecoduct Kikbeek in Hoge Kempen National Park, Belgium.

Wildlife Overpasses Around The World: Working With Nature, Not Against

Ecoduct, Kootwijk in the Netherlands.


Wildlife Overpasses Around The World: Working With Nature, Not Against
Wildlife Overpasses Around The World: Working With Nature, Not Against

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Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

No, it’s not an alien colony, a time machine, or even a Russian version of America’s ionospheric HAARP program. But in a forest near Moscow, this Soviet-era “lightning machine” has a capacity arguably equal to Russia’s entire electricity output.

Bloggers flock to see this technical marvel, which has been dubbed the “High Voltage Marx and Tesla Generators Research Facility.” The testing range, a branch of the Russian Electrical Engineering Institute, is in the sleepy town of Istra, 40 kilometers west of Moscow.

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

It is situated in a relatively small forest next to the New Jerusalem Monastery on the edge of town.

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

 The secret, open-air, high-voltage testing device was constructed in the late 1970s for testing insulators to protect vehicles, aircrafts and electronic equipment against lightning.

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

The facility is absolutely unique; nothing like it exists anywhere in the world, primarily because of its outstanding charge capacity. At its peak operating capacity the giant Marx generator, when lightning is discharged onto an isolated platform, has power equal to all power generation facilities in Russia – including thermoelectric, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and wind power stations combined. But only for about 100 microseconds, Rossiya-1 TV reported.

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The Marx Generator was named after German electrical engineer Erwin Otto Marx, who described it back in 1924. In Russia it’s known as the Arkadyev-Marx generator, as Russian physicist Vladimir Arkadyev and his co-worker, renowned scientific film director Nikolay Baklin, constructed a so-called “lightning machine” 10 years earlier, in 1914.

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

The Istra “lightning machine,” unparalleled in its discharge capacity, consists of a 3 Megawatt capacity transformer cascade; a 9 Megawatt Pulsed Voltage Generator (PVG), measuring 39.3 meters high, capable of creating 150-meter artificial lightning, believed to be largest in the world; and a 2.25 Megawatt constant voltage unit.

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

The test bench discharges a lightning of a desired capacity on a special heavily isolated platform, on which a device or a material being tested is placed. The platform is full of sensors showing how exactly the electric discharge affected the tested object.

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

Others say that lightning is still a matter for deep exploration, and that several trees burned to a crisp around the test bench serve as a reminder that lightning is very hard to control.


The Istra research center has conducted many tests since Soviet times. Among the latest carried out were lightning protection tests for Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet aircraft.


As the facility is really expensive to operate, it is only turned on for special occasions.


Unlike the famous High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility in the US, the Marx generator in Istra was never meant to modulate the weather, yet like HAARP it was involved in designing weapons for the future.


Next to the research facility there is another test center, called “Allure.” It is a stationary simulator of the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) needed to test the sturdiness of military and civilian aviation hardware to impulse electromagnetic fields of a natural and artificial nature.

An EMP created by a nuclear explosion is capable of terminally damaging electronic equipment, so the capability of creating an artificial EMP, particularly without exploding a nuclear device, is valuable in a military sense. That’s why an EMP weapon is a general’s dream in any country.

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

The Allure complex was set to become a part of a grandiose scientific building, with a dome 118.4 meters high and 236.5 meters wide, but when the construction was nearly ready, the behemoth structure imploded, collapsing on the early morning of Jan. 25, 1985. The building was never reconstructed, though its circular base could be seen from space (coordinates 55° 55’ 8”N, +36° 49’ 7”E).

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow

Though the dome crumbled because of mistakes in its construction, the collapse had unintended historical consequences.

The high-ranking Soviet Communist Party official in Moscow supervising the construction of the Istra dome was fired from his job and sent to a remote posting as punishment.

He was replaced with fellow Communist apparatchik Boris Yeltsin, who was invited to work in Moscow and eventually became Russia’s first president.

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