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The Path to a Peaceful World

In September 2000, 187 member states of the United Nations reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating poverty and creating sustainable development. At the United Nations Millennium Summit, 147 heads of state signed the Millennium Declaration, which set measurable goals and included a 15-year time [ … ]

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Let’s Hear the Earth’s Plea

What is the relationship between humans and nature? What have we communicated to the Earth, and what message is the Earth trying to convey to us now? We may consider these events to be natural disasters, but we have to realize that they are actually the result of choices that each of us makes [ … ]

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Trust Your Brain to Heal Your Heart

“Tell me one last thing,” says Harry Potter to his mentor Dumbledore towards the end of the saga’s last movie. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?” As opposed to millions holding their breath to see Dumbledore’s reaction, Dumbledore stays calm and turns to Harry: “Of course [ … ]

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Meet Valisia LeKae: Award-Winning Actor and Fierce Cancer Warrior

Valisia LeKae received a life-changing phone call from her gynecologist on December 2, 2013. Picking up the phone, she assumed he was ringing her to check on how she was recovering post surgery — after all, she had a 6-centimeter cyst removed from her abdomen only 10 days prior — but he wasn’t. “He told me that the cyst had come back positive for ovarian cancer,” she says. Shocked and in disbelief, she [ … ]

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The Power of Green

It’s not just fresh air that helps clear your mind when you take a walk in the park — simply being around plants and trees has a beneficial effect, too. What can numb pain, make you a better person, and help you concentrate … ? A plant. It may sound far-fetched, but it’s true. While big pharmaceutical companies spend billions trying to come up with new medications to [ … ]