What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.
Reality Sandwich is a web magazine for this time of intense transformation. Our subjects run the gamut from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils of new technologies. We hope to spark debate and engagement by offering a forum for voices ranging from the ecologically pragmatic to the wildly visionary. Counteracting the doom-and-gloom of the daily news, Reality Sandwich is a platform for voices conveying a different vision of the transformations we face. Our goal is to inspire psychic evolution and a kind of earth alchemy.
Time-Peace is the watch company of the Present. We want to help people change their perception of time so they can stop worrying and start Being. Our goal is to help create a shift in the way we view the world by realizing our interconnectedness in the present moment.
Many folks have written in and suggested to me that there isn’t any “great music” being made anymore and that they wish that things could be “the way they used to be.” I completely disagree with that line of thinking. Time does move forward. And we have to move forward with it, else we can cease to exist. Right now there is probably more great music available, than at any point in my lifetime.
There has been constant talk of the blurring of our online and offline lives. With the current generation of tools, algorithms and utilities, we may have reached a new inflection point in the human race for artificial intelligence. We used to talk in terms of “the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.” Soon, we may need another metaphor: “the second brain not knowing what the first brain is doing.”
Amy Cuddy revealed that we can actually change feelings we have about our own status through the physical positions we take with our bodies. Her research participants had higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of cortisol after only two minutes in a “power pose”. Cuddy asked if such findings can have wider implications for empowerment training.
Establishing Contact endeavors to demonstrate a linkup between archaic knowledge, leading edge science and physics, indigenous wisdom traditions, ancient artifacts, consciousness, disclosure, entheogens, technology, art and pop culture. Helping to re-frame the extraterrestrial subject matter in a fresh light, it hopes to reach a new and expanded audience whom have not taken seriously this subject matter or have given it little consideration. By elevating the quality of curation, design & communication it hopes to bestow more credibility, viability and integrity to the extraterrestrial reality & phenomenon.
In the Lost Star of Myth And Time, author, Walter Cruttenden, presents evidence for an alternative theory of history, one that is a modern take on an ancient science that posits the solar system revolves in a 24,000-year cycle around a companion star. As it does, the Earth is carried through the magnetic or electromagnetic (EM) field of the other star, similar to but different from the EM spectrum of our own Sun, causing subtle changes in human consciousness over long sweeps of time. Just as night and day and the changing seasons are caused by the dance of our Earth and Sun, so too is all life gradually affected by a larger celestial motion: the dance of our solar system with another star, interacting with subtle forces in local space.
Being organized is not just about a cluttered desk. It’s about self-regulation, a skill that is developed by the pre-frontal cortex–the seat of executive function in the brain. The left pre-frontal cortex regulates your attention: it evaluates, judges, makes decisions. Those who have naturally strong self-regulation can handle overloads—and those who don’t are left feeling guilty and out of control. But the plasticity of the brain means we can all learn to be better focused and more organized. If you learn how your brain works and work with it, you can start to exercise more cognitive control over your own functioning. The first step is to figure out what is it that you really want that being organized will give you.