The Ocean Cleanup’s revolutionary machine, which aims to collect some 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic trash, is ready to take its first voyage
-by Edsel Cook
In Alameda, California, workers of the nonprofit group The Ocean Cleanup are assembling the components of a massive machine that will collect plastic trash from the ocean. An article on Fast Company states that the device will be towed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch during the summer of 2018.
The revolutionary machine is the brainchild of Boyan Slat. He came up with the idea in 2012 after hearing it would take nearly 80,000 years to clean up 1.8 trillion pieces of ocean plastics… see more
Federal Reserve: More Than 4 Out Of 10 Americans Do Not Even Have Enough Money To Cover An Unexpected $400 Expense
-by Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse
The U.S. economy is not doing nearly as well as the mainstream media would have you believe. A few days ago I wrote about a new study that discovered that nearly 51 million U.S. households “can’t afford basics like rent and food”, and just yesterday I discussed the fact that we are on pace for the worst year for retail store closings ever. Now we have just gotten new numbers from the Federal Reserve which are absolutely staggering... see more
The Trap of Spiritual Materialism
-by Edwina Shaw
Can Spirituality Feed Your Ego?
‘Spiritual materialism’ is a term first used by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher who came to the United States in the early seventies. In his book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Trungpa expounded on his theories of how the ego likes to use the spiritual path for its own ends, and the mistakes seekers easily fall into in their quest for enlightenment.
The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use… even spirituality. ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
In the west, we have come to think of our spiritual quest as ‘self-improvement,’ which is all well and good, except what is the self? Ego… see more
A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs in London, Implantable Smart Devices in Soldiers, and Growing Organs
-by Aaron Kesel
The tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first, will now be able to be conducted by A.I. ...see more
Timicoin: A New Cryptocurrency That Lets You Profit From Your Data, Instead Of Corporations
-by Joe Martino
Facebook, and other large social media companies such as Twitter and Instagram, have been mining your data and selling it to third parties for years. Your date of birth, hometown, where you work, your interests and your user habits – all of this information is worth millions of dollars to companies looking to advertise to you and people like you… see more
Researchers develop thin film that can turn heat from electronics into energy
-by David Williams
Many different types of energy sources are available in the world right now. But at the same time, these energy sources also tend to produce a lot of by-products, such as waste heat. Waste heat, which also comes from electronics, can be beneficial if harvested correctly. Now a team of researchers has developed a method that uses a thin-film mechanism to turn waste heat from electronics into usable energy... see more
What Does Synchronicity Actually Mean?
Have you ever experienced an 11:11 synchronicity? Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity, which many of us use on a daily or weekly basis.
“Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.” – Carl Jung –See more
Why governments are pursuing DEPOPULATION to save themselves from financial collapse
-by Mike Adams
Ever wonder why governments allow so much deadly pollution to be dumped into food, water and soils? Part of the real reason may surprise you: Governments no longer want people to live long enough to collect entitlement benefits, and allowing the contamination of everything with death-inducing substances actually saves governments money by accelerating the death of citizens.
The Top Six Things You Must Know to Avoid GMOs in 2018
-by Nick Meyer
The movement to a cleaner, healthier and more organic and non-GMO food supply has brought us to a turning point of sorts, where forces are mobilizing on both sides of the aisle to try and turn the tide in another direction...
Raising Our Vibration: Releasing Blocks to Abundance
Do you notice how you sometimes feel the urge to retreat, to reflect, regroup and maybe even push the “reset” button on your life? And then, how often do you actually do this before the fears kick in? Usually these fears are about not doing enough, making money, missing out on something, or the pesky little voice telling ourselves what we “should” be doing. How often does this happen to you? -See more
Top Five Reasons To Vote With Your Feet
-by Joe Jarvis
People routinely “vote with their feet,” meaning that they choose to relocate to a better environment when the opportunity arises.
This could be as simple as moving closer to a job to shorten the commute or it could mean obtaining citizenship in another country that offers more personal and economic freedoms. The search for a better life is the main driver of immigration across the world.
Have you ever considered voting with your feet? Have you ever asked why would someone make such a daring change? Here are five reasons why you should vote with your feet and move to a better place... see more
Defenders of Open Internet Deliver ‘Historic Win’ as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality
-by Jake Johnson
Via Common Dreams
Thanks to in the form of , over a million phone calls, and nationwide demonstrations both online and off, voted with the Senate Democratic caucus on Wednesday to block the GOP-controlled FCC’s net neutrality repeal, clearing a crucial hurdle on the path to saving the web from the ... see more
This is Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
-by Amanda Froelich
A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.” — George Carlin
The quote above does an excellent job portraying the ironic lifestyle most Americans have adopted. In order to be “happy,” most people work upwards of 50 hours a week. The money they earn pays for expensive cars, lavish houses, and dazzling jewelry. But are they happy with more and more possessions? According to a 20-year study, the answer is “no.” -See more
Fake News Crackdown: Refusal To Refute False Info Could Carry Prison Sentences Under Russian Bill
Several Russian MPs have drafted a bill criminalizing “persistent refusal to execute court orders on refuting false reports” with punishment up to a year behind bars for those who continue to spread fake news... see more...