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Crystalinks turns 21


August 25, 2016    9:00 AM ET


On this date, 21 years ago, Crystalinks went online for the first time as a digital website in a digital age - no matter how we got here. It would change my life, and that of my readers, forever. Focus this year has been the 2016 US presidential election - to destroy that which keeps us trapped in this reality. We await a defining movement when illusion becomes truth and we evolve. I want to thank those who have come along for the ride, either on a daily basis or coming and going through the decades. I also want to thank people for their good wishes on this day - from far off places to local readers. What was your life like 21 year ago as the Internet was in its start-up stages? Initially I thought the origin version would remain the same, but was I ever wrong as the files number into the thousands and growing. Crystalinks, like your experiences here, remain a work in progress.



Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever


August 24, 2016    6:14 PM ET


Astronomers have discovered a roughly Earth-size alien world around Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system. What's even more exciting, study team members said, is that the planet, known as Proxima b, circles in the star's "habitable zone" - the range of distances at which liquid water could be stable on a world's surface. Read More ...



What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?


August 23, 2016    3:09 PM ET


The planet's trees have seen plenty of history pass by their trunks. In fact, they began to populate Earth 385 million years ago, toward the end of the Devonian period. Considered living historical records, the organisms can withstand generations of development and change. But which tree has been around the longest? Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California. Researchers at the Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research Group then announced the age of another P. longaeva also located in the White Mountains - this one 5,062 years old. Read More ...



Mental Health


August 23, 2016    8:00 AM ET


Mental Toll of Bad Jobs Lasts Decades -- If your job causes stress and anxiety in your life, it may seem obvious that it may be bad for your health. But how does your history of job satisfaction affect your health years down the line? A new study shows that people who had low levels of job satisfaction in their 20s and 30s may have an increased risk of mental health problems in their 40s. Read More ...



Greetings


August 21, 2016    5:40 PM ET


When you meet someone, how do you greet them? Hello? Hi? Hello, how are you? How ya' doing? What's happening? I tend to just smile and say Hi.


One day I noticed that most people say, "Hello, how are you?" be they interested or not.


Greetings: Etiquette, Voyager Golden Record



Extratemporal


No date No time


Extratemporal: Something that appears to happen outside of linear time.


Missing time, aliens,


2016 new Fall TV series about time travel


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It's Complicated ...


August 16, 2016    12:50 PM ET


Looking at your life today - do you feel it's complicated? Why?


The more unstable the people in your life are, the more likely it is to be complicated.


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I caught a rainbow



Someone told me to make a wish ... so I did. You can use my rainbow to wish upon.









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