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Sixth Graders on Mindfulness

“It really calms me down ’cause I get really stressed about homework a lot and when I breathe and just take a moment it really helps me focus more and I can get a lot more done” says one student.…

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Amazing 10-Year-Old Wants To Help Make Girls More Confident

Olivia Allen, 10, has already taken her first steps to becoming a philanthropist.

Allen, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted a free conference for her peers on Aug. 22 titled, “I Can Be: Girls Confidence Conference.”

“It’s important to give …

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The Surprising Byproduct of Conflict in the Middle East—Cleaner Air

After increasing steadily for years, air pollution in the Middle East dropped off dramatically around 2010, and it has been plummeting ever since.

Unfortunately, the cleaner air is not, by and large, a result of pollution-control measures. Rather, it’s an …

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Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making Out

CHICAGO — Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for “making out,” while their male peers lose friends for “making out” and gain friends for having sex, finds a new study that will be presented at …

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Yes, Happiness Can Transform Your Body

Happiness manifests itself in different ways — a compliment from a stranger, a hug from our friends, a greeting from a puppy — but our body’s reaction when we feel this joy is generally the same. And the science behind …

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Consciously Speaking with Michael Neeley

Listen as Katie speaks with Michael Neeley who operates Conscious Speaking, a daily podcast with guests from all walks of the mindful evolution. He introduces premiere thought leaders in conscious development who share insights on how to live with more …

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Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Helps Helps You Heal

“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body.

When this perspective was introduced …

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How To Be Optimistic—Even At Rock Bottom

After a suicide attempt, I was left seriously brain injured and lost custody of my two sons, who moved to a different state with their father. As part of my emotional recovery in the years that followed, I HAD to …

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Kenyan Women Are Quietly Revolutionizing Farming

For people in central Kenya who are trying to live off the land, the challenges are many as the region is not known for its agriculture-friendly conditions.

But, thanks to the work of an organization working to spread innovative farming …

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Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces

From KharmaTube: Join third generation craftsman Shimode Muneaki on a brief introduction to kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of mending broken objects. Traditionally, lacquer is used to reconnect shattered pieces of pottery and gold leaf is applied along the repaired …

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