Current Moon Phase
December 14, 2016 - Full Moon 22° Gemini
December 29, 2016 - New Moon 7° Capricorn






Keeping up with the ... Earthquakes


December 9, 2016    9:11 AM EST


7 Powerful Pacific Earthquakes November-December 2016


IRIS Maps and Information


Many of these events still have aftershocks.


Oklahoma remains active as does the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.


From 6's and 7's to 8's. 9 is Endings


Earthquakes -- Ring of Fire -- Plate Tectonics



John Glenn (July 18, 1921-December 8, 2016)


December 9, 2016    9:15 AM EST


American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and US Senator from Ohio


About John Glenn -- Videos


"I'm not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: 'live-acy.' I'm more interested in living."


Quotes 1 -- Quotes 2



Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor



The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and Operation Z during planning, was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor




Psychology


December 9, 2016    10:20 AM EST


Five psychological factors are commonly used to measure individual differences in personality:


Extraversion


Neuroticism


Agreeableness


Conscientiousness


Openness


Read More ...



What Is a 'Self'?


December 7, 2016    6:50 PM EST


After speaking with multiple philosophers about the realm of possibilities that could explicate, enhance or eliminate the "self," I am able to sum up this broad, yet well-sculpted landscape with 10 possible explanations.


Which of the 10 choices connects for you? I connect with #10.


Check them out



How Spirits Communicate


December 6, 2016    7:00 AM EST


My friend Leslie told me two interesting stories having to do with her family and spirits.


She does not believe in mediumship preferring physical proof ... so here we go ...


Stories from my friend Leslie



The Passing of my Friend Tom ...


December 2, 2016    10:00 AM EST


To lose a friend is difficult.


To lose someone who has been an integral part of your life and your spiritual journey for almost 30 years can be even harder.


Read More ...



Autism


December 5, 2016    6:50 PM EST


Autism spectrum disorder is caused by a variety of factors, both genetic and environmental. But a new study led by UCLA scientists provides further evidence that the brains of people with the disorder tend to have the same "signature" of abnormalities at the molecular level. The scientists analyzed 251 brain tissue samples from nearly 100 deceased people -48 who had autism and 49 who didn't. Most of the samples from people with autism showed a distinctive pattern of unusual gene activity. Read More ...



Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain


December 5, 2016    6:16 PM EST


Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests. This may explain why people who try low-calorie diets often overeat when not dieting and so don't keep the weight off. By contrast, people who don't diet will learn that food supplies are reliable and they do not need to store so much fat. Read More ...



Orion


December 4, 2016    6:19 PM EST


Science, Mythology, Alignments, Stargates, Pseudoscience


Belt Stars of Orion and Sacred Alignments


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Giraffes


December 8, 2016    7:00 AM EST


A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world's tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction. Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The iconic animal has declined because of habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa. Some populations are growing, mainly in southern parts of the continent. Until now, the conservation status of giraffes was considered of "least concern" by the IUCN. Giraffes


Files about all sorts of Animals











Reading with Ellie




Ellie on YouTube 2016