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"Me" Culture
We are what we buy at the mall, see at the multiplex, and hear on our iPods. Author Thomas De Zengotita discusses our new "Mediated" life.
Varoufakis Leads European Left to Reclaim Democracy From "Authoritarian Technocrats"
Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 seeks to find 'common solutions to common problems,' says former Greek finance minister
Feeling the Yern: Why One Millennial Woman Would Rather Go to Hell Than Vote for Hillary
Stumping for Hillary Clinton this weekend in New Hampshire, hedge fund manager Madeleine Albright squawked, "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help each...
My Special Place in Hell, Courtesy of Unfettered Greed
'Women all over the country can write about the damage done to their lives by the rigged economy and the special place in hell they work to escape daily when trying to fight back.'
Act Now, Urges Study, or Planet Faces 10,000+ Years of Adverse Climate Change
"The next few decades offer a brief window of opportunity to minimize large-scale and potentially catastrophic climate change that will extend longer than the entire history of...
Why Bernie Sanders Is The More Realistic Candidate
In the mounting, panicky attempts of elites to derail the Sanders candidacy, one strand dominates. You find it woven through every sage piece from the old-school pundits of...
When Corporatocracy Replaced Democracy - a Dystopian Warning From the Future
Ever since Trump was elected the question on everyone's lips has been, "Who’s next?" The border between the US and Mexico is effectively closed to people, although it’s still...
Landmark Deal to Protect Canadian Rainforest Called a 'Gift to the World'
"From conflict to collaboration, we now celebrate the protection of areas of cultural and ecological importance while ensuring economic opportunities for the communities exist...
Carl Gustav Jung - the Three Births of the Human Spirit
C. G. Jung believes that we need to go through three births in our lifetime. The first is our physical birth, then the birth of our Ego, and spiritual birth of Consciousness...
On Men's Pain and Transformation
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain" – Carl Jung This article is about pain, its healing, and its transformative importance for men, particularly men in...
The Ego - the Biggest Obstacle to Enlightenment
In your present, individual state of consciousness we identify with the thoughts and emotions that appear in our mind, so we believe that we are a separate, illusionary person...
I Support Bernie Sanders, and I'm Not Stupid or Unrealistic
Today I read for maybe the 10,000th time an assertion that supporters of Bernie Sanders are unrealistic, that Bernie Sanders supporters will all be disappointed if they elect...
The Secret of the Inner Voice
”Tell me, what you think about me, what is your opinion about me?” we have asked other people this question a number of times. We were, however, not interested in the opinion...
Hey, Now Would Be a Great Time for a Carbon Tax
Wow, the price of oil is still low as hell. Oil company earnings are terrible. Consumer prices at the pump are super cheap. Oh, that remind me, you know what we could use right...
The Radical Left Has Bernie Sanders All Wrong
While mainstream Dems debate realism vs. idealism, another set of the left is having an entirely different debate
It Takes a Movement: A Tale of Two Strategies For Change
In 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama promised progressive change if elected President, his primary opponent, then-Senator Hillary Clinton, derided him. "The skies will...
10 Things They Won't Tell You About the Flint Water Tragedy
News of the poisoned water crisis in Flint has reached a wide audience around the world. The basics are now known: the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free...
How to Heal Your Emotional and Psychological Traumas in 5 Steps
In the course of our life, we have collected a number of emotional and psychological trauma in conflicts with other people. These emotional and psychological traumas are parts...
The Power of One
Dr. Jane Goodall is an environmentalist, humanitarian, author, UN Messenger of Peace and one of the most famous scientists alive. Her groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees...
Bernie Sanders Is a Once in a Lifetime Presidential Candidate. The Time Is Now.
In a world of American media displaying never-ending coverage of ISIS beheadings, how many politicians say "I'll be damned" if Americans lead the fight against ISIS? Bernie...
The Power of the Conditioned Mind
The society and culture in which you have grown up programmed those fixed patterns of the mind into you, and your identity who you are and what your job is in this world, is...
The Tricks of the Spiritual Ego
The question could emerge in many of us, whether the spiritual Ego is a supporter or an obstructor of the spiritual development. Can it meddle in the process of spiritual...
Is the Ego the World's Biggest Illusion?
We live here on Earth, together with billions of fellow human beings. That we live is an irrefutable empirical fact. Similarly, the fact that other people live on Earth, too...
The Lover of the Silence
The world around us is too noisy, we are constantly surrounded by the murmur of the civilized world. We have almost completely forgotten today, how living a silent life in this...
The Evolution Process of Consciousness
There are three transformational processes within the evolution of the Consciousness. These are, in fact, three levels of development. At these different levels of development...
It's a Movement, Stupid: Why Bernie Can Deliver on Promises of Change, While the Sensible Centrists Can't
The Democratic Party is engaged in an epic battle about how change happens.  On one side is the establishment who are backing Hillary’s cautious, pragmatic, and incremental...
I Have Had It With Cynical Faux-Realists Attacking Bernie Sanders Idealists
It's timid and fearful to limit ourselves to incremental change -- and it only makes the powerful more powerful
Do Not Send Us Bottles of Water. Instead, Join Us in a Revolt
Many of you have contacted me wanting to know how you can help the people of Flint with the two-year long tragedy of drinking water contaminated by the radical decisions made...
Why I Work Remotely (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity)
These are some of the things I can do because I’m fortunate to work for a company that lets me work from anywhere: Hug my kids and feed them breakfast before they leave...
Sanders Puts Block on Obama's Big Pharma Nominee for FDA
'We need someone who will work to substantially lower drug prices, implement rules to safely import brand-name drugs from Canada and hold companies accountable who defraud our...
Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, and Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles and Mud
These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof, and can withstand earthquakes. They also maintain a comfortable temperature, produce zero carbon emissions, and are powered by...
How We Used to Die; How We Die Now
An emergency physician’s beautifully written and agonizingly empathic account of “how we used to die” starkly contrasted with how most people die now in our death-defying...
What Shall We Do When the Borders Close?
We have been cooking soup, distributing blankets, giving information, warmth, food and hope. It has been fun, it has been tragic. We’ve tried to bring a human face to the...
Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards
On 26 January, one of the saddest days in human history will be celebrated in Australia. It will be "a day for families", say the newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. Flags will...
The Conflicting Way Women Relate to Sex
(and how to overcome it)
The Great Global Slowdown: What’s Next?
If you have a pension, or a string of ISAs, then you are watching – for the second time in a decade – your wealth destroyed. European stock markets are now 20 per cent off...
11 of the Most Sacred and Iconic Trees From Around the World
Originally published at Garden Buildings Direct.   Besides the fact they provide almost everything that both humans and animals need to ensure existence, trees signify that...
Just Who Exactly Benefits Most From the Global Giving of Billionaires Like Bill Gates?
Is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting the interests of multinational corporations at the expense of social and economic justice?
Davos and the Dangers to Democracy
It’s an all-too-easy event to mock. It’s hard to keep a straight face when the world’s rich arrive annually in their private jets to the luxury ski-resort of Davos to express...
Who Was Born, and Who Is Going to Die?
During our spiritual Journey through the world of shapes and forms, we are often under the effect of our daily disappointments, as our “sandcastles come tumbling down,” and we...
62 People Have More Wealth Than Half the World, Top 1% Have More Than All of Us
Just 62 individuals now hold the same amount of wealth as 3.6 billion people, the bottom half of the entire planet — a shocking statistic made even more alarming when...
Transform Your Life With the Power of Acceptance
As spiritual seekers we sooner or later need to face an expectation–almost a commonplace now–to accept what is actually happening to us, surrender to the circumstances, since...
QUIZ: How Is Your Emotional Pain-Body?
In Eckhart Tolle’s opinion, emotion is the body’s reaction to a certain idea, to the mental interpretation of a specific or imaginary situation. The ideas generating emotional...
In the Visible World You Are the Invisible Presence
"In the visible world you are the invisible presence"  ~Mooji By Presence, Eckhart Tolle means being free and independent of psychological time (past and future), and it is...
The Law of Attraction Vs. the Law of Oneness
Is there an universal law, the Law of Attraction, which says that everybody has the ability to attract things with his thoughts and intentions. According to this, if our...
Me and My Syrian Refugee Lodger
He has no home and only the clothes he stands up in. She has a spare room. This is what happened when Yasser and Helen moved in together, as seen through both their eyes…
PBS FRONTLINE's "Modern Meat", And" the Trouble With Chicken" (A Films for Action Double Feature)
How safe is it to eat meat in America? Two PBS Frontline Documentaries ask the hard questions about E. Coli, Salmonella, and other bacteria that are sending American families...
How Higher Levels of Consciousness May Appear in Our Life
When we are asked what we find the most important thing in our life, the most of us would be able to answer the question. We would, naturally, come up with different answers...
De-Conditioning the Conditioned Mind
The society and culture in which you have grown up programmed those fixed patterns of the mind into you, and your identity who you are and what your job is in this world, is...
A Simple and Powerfull Meditation Technique
Let us take a closer look at that, how are the deeper dimensions of Alertness increase their presence in you, and how are you able to get from the state of consciousness...