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Kindness Ideas Of The Week Posted by HelpOthers.org, May 24 2013 Couple Smile Groups ideas that were posted this week ... cf shares: "Thanks for your support for my friend B. who's losing her baby and on top has been dumped by the "father". She was really touched by hearing she's in your prayers! Thanks..." lowerthenumber shares: "Got another e-mail from a girl, saying that my site saved her life
Buycott Posted by Bhoutik Mehta, May 24 2013 Buycott is new app that's creating some buzz. It's "a platform that empowers consumers to make well-informed purchasing decisions” and saves their precious dollars from getting into the bank accounts of the companies whose business practices they resent. It reveals the corporate ownership structures behind the multitude of brands on the market and makes it easier to trace whether the chips you're about to buy has anything to do with Monsanto. Here's how it works. After scanning a barcode Buycott traces the brand to the parent company that owns it and then let's you know if it's in conflict with the campaigns you've joined or created. A campaign has a goal ("Avoid Sweatshop and Child Labor" or "Support Veterans", for example) and a list of companies that it aims to support (buycott) or avoid (boycott). So, if you support gun control, for example, the App will tell you that it's a good idea to buycott Ben and Jerry's ice cream, and boycott Starbucks coffee.
Google: Magical And Creepy? :) Posted by Peter Ruan, May 24 2013 Read a nice review on an emerging trend :) ... "At I/O conference, it became even more clear that Google no longer sees search as returning a list of 10 or 20 relevant links when you type in a query. Google Now is much more than that. It's the embodiment of that geeky dream of a "Star Trek Computer," an intelligent machine that understands natural language and real-world context to assist you before you even know you need assistance. Google Now scans your email and knows when your Amazon package is arriving. It knows what sports scores to show you based on the teams you've searched for. It knows what stock prices to show you based on the companies you search for. It scans your calendar and reminds you when to leave to make your appointment on time. And all that data is delivered to you without you having to ask. Following I/O, Google ... Read Full Story
My Blog On The 4 Part ... Posted by Rekha Vijayshankar, May 24 2013 My blog on the 4 part series on developing Inner Calm through compassion, understanding and detachment from mind chatter
A Poet's Take On The Mystery Of Existence Posted by DailyGood.org, May 24 2013 "When I start to write, I'm not a guide or teacher; I'm not even a poet. I'm a person far out at sea, and the poem is a raft made of whatever floats past in the water. Those almost accidental rescuing pieces are words, rhythms, musics, ideas, the memory that is mine and the memory that is all of ours and the memory that is held in language itself. The experience of writing, for me at least, isn't confidence or wisdom; it's closer to desperation. There is that in us that recognizes: 'this is water; this is land.' A poem is land found, as if for the first time. If I already knew what it would hold, I wouldn't need the poem, and if what it holds were knowable by any other words or way, I wouldn't need the poem." Poetess Jane Hirshfield reflects on how writing with a spirit of openness and courage can offer a door into the mysteries of our inner and collective experiences. [Full Story]
The Recent DailyGood Article, "What To ... Posted by Krishan Patel, May 23 2013 The recent DailyGood article, "What To Do When You've Made Someone Angry" was syndicated on Lifehacker :) Kudos to the DailyGood Team :)
If You Haven't Come Across This ... Posted by Amit Dungarani, May 23 2013 If you haven't come across this yet, you may. Recently an individual trying to inappropriately poke fun at a Sikh woman who has kept all of her hair, including facial hair, keeping in line with her religious beliefs that all of her body is sacred as a divine gift from God, posted her picture on Reddit. The reaction by others, and in particular the woman who was the subject of his "attempted humor," blew me away by the beauty, humility, compassion and inner depth of her response... Here's a preview: "Just as a child doesn't reject the gift of his/her parents, Sikhs do not reject the body that has been given to us. By crying 'mine, mine' and changing this body-tool, we are essentially living in ego and creating a seperateness between ourselves and the divinity within us. By transcending societal views of beauty, I believe that I can focus more ... Read Full Story
What To Do When You've Angered Someone Posted by DailyGood.org, May 23 2013 "I was running late. My wife Eleanor and I had agreed to meet at the restaurant at seven o'clock and it was already half past. I had a good excuse in the form of a client meeting that ran over and I wasted no time getting to the dinner as fast as possible. When I arrived at the restaurant, I apologized and told her I didn't mean to be late. She answered: "You never mean to be late." Uh oh, she was mad. "Sorry," I retorted, "but it was unavoidable." I told her about the client meeting. Not only did my explanations not soothe her, they seemed to make things worse. That started to make me angry. That dinner didn't turn out to be our best." An author and management consultant explores the dynamics of this not uncommon experience and arrives at some profound insights on how to respond when you've hurt or angered someone you care about. [Full Story]
100 Ripples Make A Small Wave ... Posted by Tamilyn Tegstrom, May 22 2013 100 ripples make a small wave ,100 small waves make a larger wave ,100 larger waves cause a flood ..So grateful to be here flooding with world with kindness with all of you ...
This Is Water: Re-imagining Everyday Life Posted by KarmaTube.org, May 22 2013 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 15299 views and 21 comments. "O, the maddening tedium of the everyday responsibilities of adult life! It plagues us because, when traversing a landscape all-too-familiar and all-too-disappointing, the "default setting" of our mentality is to feel victimized by circumstance. We place ourselves in the center of the universal narrative, making the plot-line all about our own misery. In this video, which animates exceprts of his 2005 commencement address at Kenyon University, novelist David Foster Wallace speaks about personal empowerment in the often stultifying world of responsible adulthood. The freedom comes from an open-minded awareness of the possibility that there are less self-centered, complex, and gladdening narratives spinning around you -- even in the most frustrating situations. "It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the ... Read Full Story