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The word community is defined as a group of people with a common location or interest. Since we are all inhabitants of the same planet, then we are all in ONE community: Planet Earth. This week we look at different levels of community... workplace, ancestors, our body, and the world... What are our roles as members of these communities?

No man is an island, and no matter what race, political party, gender, religion, etc. that a person is, that person is still part of many communnities as well as the community of life on Earth. We are all in this together! And, individually, we make a difference, one by one. 

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I Am Not Alone -- You Are Not Alone

Author: Liliane Fortna

Occasionally, I experience one of those little moments in life that remind me that I'm not alone. Here is a collection of moments that, while small, I have not taken for granted.
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The Great Tuning to Love and Compassion: Co-Creating a New World

Author: Sally Patton

We can co-create a world in which all children are safe, loved, honored, nourished and embraced. In so doing we co-create a world of love and well-being for everyone. We do not walk away. We go inward first to forgive and love ourselves, so that we can forgive and love the outer…
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A Drop in the River: The Power of Community and Belonging

Author: Natascha Bruckner

Thích Nh?t H?nh (Th?y) helped me to make a course correc­tion with his teachings about Sangha—a Sanskrit word that means group, congregation, or community. Th?y taught me that we’re all stronger when we join our energies and don’t have to carry things on our own.
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To Transform All Beings: Helping Others to Use Their Strengths

Author: Gregory Ripley

When we support others, it is important that we aid them by guiding them toward understanding and developing their own strengths rather than providing solutions for them. The first step though is to understand ourselves.
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Healing Ancestral Wrongdoings and Dysfunctional Patterns

Author: Cairelle Crow

When we descend from people who’ve done terrible things, or from people who themselves have been the recipient of some sort of trauma, this energy carries itself down through our physical DNA and the genetic memory of our energetic DNA, even if we’ve never met these ancestors in…
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How to Strengthen Community Resilience in a World Plagued by Crises

Author: Jennifer Brenton, and Natalie Slawinski

How to strengthen community resilience in a world plagued by crises...
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Groove to Improve: Dance's Impact on Workplace Efficiency

Author: Michela Vecchi and Ian Marsh

Breakdancing in the break room might not seem like the best way to get ahead at work, but research shows recreational dance can actually improve productivity performance in the workplace.
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Is Our Sense Of Fairness Driven By Selfishness?

Author: Patricia Christian, Karolinska Institutet

Whenever we make choices in a social setting about how much we want to share with others we must navigate between our own selfish interests and social norms for fairness.
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Transforming Male Body Image: Proven Strategies from Research

Author: Chris Stiff, Keele University

Body image issues are sometimes thought to mainly affect women. But some surveys estimate around 28% of men aged 18 and over regularly struggle with their body image.
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Nutrition Secrets for Sound Sleep: Expert Tips

Author: Erica Jansen, University of Michigan

What’s the best diet for healthy sleep? A nutritional epidemiologist explains what food choices will help you get more restful z’s...
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The Power of Placebos: Beyond the Sugar Pill

Author: Jeremy Howick, University of Leicester

Placebos have been studied more than any treatment in the history of medicine, yet they remain mysterious. Six surprising things about placebos everyone should know...
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Human Behaviour Through the Lens of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Dorje C. Brody, University of Surrey

Human behaviour is an enigma that fascinates many scientists. Could quantum physics be the key that unlocks the secrets of human behaviour?
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Caffeine: Here’s How Quitting Can Benefit Your Health

Author: Adam Taylor, Lancaster University

Caffeine: here’s how quitting can benefit your health...
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‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Debts: Which Should I Pay off First?

Author: Angel Zhong, RMIT University

What are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ debts, and which should I pay off first?
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What Is Frostbite, What Are the Signs and How To Treat It?

What Is Frostbite, What Are the Signs and How To Treat It?

Author: Adam Taylor, Lancaster University

What is frostbite, what are the signs and how should we treat it? Identifying the early symptoms of cold injury could help to prevent frostbite.
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Sleep Talk: Unveiling the Possibility of Dream Interaction

Author: Ba?ak Türker, and Delphine Oudiette

Our research suggests that it is possible to interact with volunteers while they are asleep, and even to converse with them at certain key moments.
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Redefining 'Food Environments' for Improved Health

Author: Georgie Russell and Rebecca Leech, Deakin University

Our ‘food environments’ affect what we eat. Here’s how you can change yours to support healthier eating...
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Ace the Interview: 6 Must-Know Questions for Job-Seeking Success

Author: Timothy Colin Bednall, Swinburne University of Technology

Not only do they require candidates to think on their feet, but also to create a positive impression of themselves as a potential co-worker.
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Is the USA in a 'Slow Civil War'? Insights from Trump Rallies

Author: Ian Tyrrell, UNSW Sydney

Is America enduring a ‘slow civil war’? Jeff Sharlet visits Trump rallies, a celebrity megachurch and the manosphere to find out...
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Ecuador's Transformation: From Safe Haven to Crisis Zone

Author: Eduardo Gamarra, Florida International University

How ecuador went from being latin america’s model of stability to a nation in crisis. That reputation has surely now been destroyed.
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Divine or Drug-Induced? The Intrigue Behind The Book of Kells

Author: Rachel Moss, Trinity College Dublin

The Book of Kells is a late-eighth century illustrated copy of the four gospels of the New Testament, traditionally associated with the affiliated monasteries of Iona in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland and Kells in County Meath, Ireland.
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The Surprising Link between a Cat’s Color and Behavior

Author: Susan Hazel and Julia Henning, University of Adelaide

TikTok says orange cats are ‘dumb’, and tortoiseshell cats have ‘an attitude’. But how true is that?
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What’s It Worth to Work from Home?

Author: Lynette Washington and Akshay Vij, University of South Australia

What’s it worth to work from home? For some, it’s as much as one-third of their wage...
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: January 29 - February 4, 2024

Author: Pam Younghans

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
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