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The Compassionate Diet

Longtime readers of my blog will know that I am not a vegetarian (see Confessions of a Carnivore,) but that I believe in both the physical and moral benefits of eating less meat (see On Eating Animals and Exercising Your Moral Muscles.)  One of the most compelling voices in this area is Sandra Higgins, an Irish […]

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Gandhi Quotes

Be the Change

I arrived to India today in preparation for the Global Spa & Wellness Summit taking place in Gurgaon this weekend.  Interestingly, tomorrow, the India government shuts down.  But unlike the US, this is not because the politicians have failed to reconcile their differences; it is due to a national holiday in celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s […]

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Excluding the Elderly Hurts the Excluders

Today’s article is from a guest blogger, Ben Thomas, an author, journalist, inventor and independent researcher who studies consciousness and the brain. His neuroscience newsgroup, The Connectome, reports the latest brain research on Facebook and Google+, and lots of his articles are available at http://the-connectome.com. Ronn aka “Blue” Aldaman via Compfight We’ve got a very strange relationship with our elders. I […]

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One Nation Under Stress

Stress and Vulnerability

Photo Credit: a n i. Y. via Compfight April is “Stress Awareness Month” as sponsored by the “Health Resource Network” and April 16th specifically (the day after Tax Day) is “National Stress Awareness Day” in the United States. When I first heard about these “holidays,” I thought it was pretty ridiculous.  I think it’s safe […]

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Other People’s Happiness

Photo Credit: Viewminder via Compfight Tomorrow is “World Happiness Day,” an official holiday recognized by the United Nations to honor “a fundamental human goal,” the pursuit of happiness. Thanks to the burgeoning field of positive psychology, there has been a deluge of new books and information on the secrets to human happiness:  Authentic Happiness, The […]

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