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DailyGoodWhy We Love MusicWhat is our fascination with music? And, why is it that it sometimes invokes such a deeply emotional response? Scientists have been pondering this question for years, and now -- with fMRI technology they are able to visualize the brain's musical connection. "Music affects deep emotional centers in the brain," shares neuroscientist, Valorie Salimpoor. "It's very powerful." How powerful? In one study, research suggests that we may be biologically driven to our tastes in music. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

The Invisible Woman , hollynamaste
Feb 27 -- When I had breast cancer I had to have a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation (the works). The hardest part of that ... Full Story

Wings of Joy Shared, mindyjourney
Mar 02 -- My elderly neighbor, who is housebound, has always enjoyed watching birds. Since she is no longer able to get close ... Full Story

Park Place, handful_of_sky
Mar 01 -- I'm young(ish) and able-bodied, so I've recently begun giving up those "plum" parking spaces ... Full Story

A Human Connection With A Cashier, fsmall52
Mar 02 -- The cashier was tall, slender, and dark-skinned. His name tag identified him as "Mataye." After he rang ... Full Story

Small Acts

"" truthunltd, Feb 27

"From my tea bag today: "Life is short, wear your party pants."" marylv1954, Feb 27

"You are all the beauty that resides within this picturesque view! " joiedevivre, Feb 27

"" Forgive, Feb 28

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Video of the Weekimage

Maya Penn started to draw as soon as she could hold a crayon. She made her first flip book when she was 3. At age 4, her father taught her how to take apart a computer and put it back together again. At age 8, Maya started her own company, Maya's Ideas, to sell her eco-friendly clothing and accessories, with a website she coded herself. 3 years later, bursting with too many ideas to be contained in her company, she started Maya's Ideas 4 the Planet. Oh, and she donates 10 to 20 percent of her profits to local and international charities. What does this teen hope more than anything people will say about her 20 years from now? "I hope people take away that no matter who you are, where you're from, what your background is, you should be able to do anything you dream of and always do something that can help other people, help the planet in some way. You don't have to start a nonprofit to give back. It's the little things." [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Returning to the Language of Life, by Anat Vaughan-Lee
We do not always know what it is or how to articulate it, but deep inside there is a longing, a longing to live according to a true calling. A calling that comes not from the personality but from a deeper part of ourselves, a part that is connected to a greater whole that, if we recognize, opens... Read more on

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on

Today's Quote

If I asked you to tell me a memory from high school, you would be able to tell me a memory. But, if you listened to a piece of music from high school, you would actually feel the emotions. Valorie Salimpoor

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