Re: A Movement for Social Change

How basic an idea - that every human life is equal - and yet society seems to have such difficulty grasping it.  How sad.  I blame a super competitive culture that has permeated our homes, schools, governments and society and has created a world where we care little for others and are only concerned with making sure we (either ourselves personally, our team or our country) come out on top.  Only when that competitive culture is replaced by one of co-operation, kindness, compassion and caring will we see a world which values every human life. It starts in every home.  Begin by recognizing ALL the activities your children are involved in that are competition based, where "beating, crushing and slaughtering" the opposition are considered good things.  Try and involve your children and your family in more co-operation based activities.  Water the seeds of compassion in your family and be amazed by what grows.

Archaeologists unearth dozens of mummified cats in Egypt

Dozens of mummified cats were dug up this week. This isn't as shocking as you might think.

Culture & Religion
  • Archaeologists in Egypt have found dozens of mummified cats in the tomb of a royal offical.
  • The cats will join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of previously discovered ancient kitties.
  • While the cats are nothing special, the tomb also held well preserved beetles.
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Men obsessed with building muscle mass have higher mental health risks

They're at a higher risk for depression, weekend binge drinking, and unnecessary dieting.

Palestinian participants flex their muscles during a bodybuilding competition in Gaza city on October 28, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
Mind & Brain
  • Body dysmorphia is not limited to women, a new study from Norway and Cambridge shows.
  • Young men that focus on building muscle are at risk for a host of mental and physical health problems.
  • Selfie culture is not helping the growing number of teens that are anxious and depressed.
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A.I. turns 57 million crop fields into stunning abstract art

Detailed (and beautiful) information on 57 million crop fields across the U.S. and Europe are now available online.

Image: OneSoil
Strange Maps
  • Using satellite images and artificial intelligence, OneSoil wants to make 'precision farming' available to the world.
  • The start-up from Belarus has already processed the U.S. and Europe, and aims for global coverage by 2020.
  • The map is practical, and more — browse 'Random Beautiful Fields' at the touch of a button.
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