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24 Jun 19
NBC Palm Springs - News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

The truck driver involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire on Friday has been arrested on negligent homicide charges. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said 23-year-old Vlodymyr Zhukovskyy was arrested at his West Springfield, Massachusetts, home around 8 a.m. Monday by Massachusetts State Police. He was taken into custody on […]

24 Jun 19
Digitopblog

One of the great benefits of a lot of the new technologies coming out these days is the fact that so many devices are so versatile when it comes to what they do. Consider for a moment what the well connected traveler would have needed twenty years ago in order to communicate with the outside […]

01 Mar 19
Study Abroad Blogs

Last May term, I had the opportunity to travel with Dr. Mahua Bhattacharya and Dr. Jeff Long to Japan for a three-week cultural immersion trip. We spent two weeks in Tokyo, and the other week traveling all over the country. It was one of the best experiences of my life. One of the first places […]

01 Mar 19
Study Abroad Blogs

Last May term, I had the opportunity to travel with Dr. Mahua Bhattacharya and Dr. Jeff Long to Japan for a three-week cultural immersion trip. We spent two weeks in Tokyo, and the other week traveling all over the country. It was one of the best experiences of my life. One of the first places […]

24 Jun 19
loving autism

Our Aussie, a beautiful black Labrador, officially entered into our lives this week.   She brought with her a beloved, familiar toy: a stuffed rainbow llama.  Her eyes, a gentle brown, communicate her love for my son (and my daughter, of course) and her undeniable attention in everything he does.  My home, a place where the […]

24 Jun 19
Coolest Meditation Ever

Einstein is famed, in part, for establishing the speed of light, 186,282 miles a seconds, can never be broken. I’m no Einstein, so I like thinking of the speed of light converted to 671 million miles an hour. Why?  Because that makes it easier to picture breaking the speed limit in your mind. For example: […]

24 Jun 19
LearnOracle

a) create the redo log groups for thread 2 SQL> alter database add logfile thread 2 group 4 ‘+data’; Database altered. SQL> alter database add logfile thread 2 group 5 ‘+data’; Database altered. SQL> alter database add logfile thread 2 group 6 ‘+data’; select Database altered. SQL> member from v$logfile; MEMBER ——————————————————————————– +DATA/asmrac/onlinelog/group_4.282.1011822639 +DATA/asmrac/onlinelog/group_5.283.1011822651 +DATA/asmrac/onlinelog/group_6.284.1011822661 […]

24 Jun 19
PRITAM BORA

She wasn’t home last time I went home; She had gone to some unknown place I wonder how she survived! It’s great to see you again dear, I missed your presence in the mornings; When I would open the door and call your name And you would not be there, waiting for me. Talking to […]

24 Jun 19
Unofficial Networks

“Expandable apartment house fits to your existing van.” The ioCamper is an concept mobile living solution that has a clever way of pulling up stakes and heading to the next destination….you just stuff your entire house in the back of a van. The telescoping living area includes four beds, a kitchen, a shower, and even […]

24 Jun 19
Newsy Today

Alexia Putellas and Patri Guijarro from Spain join an American player for the ball. (Phil Noble / Reuters) The United States and Spain are in full swing in the All-Ireland Women's World Cup. Proceed for live updates. How to watch Pregame reading In-game updates (World Cup and Women's Cup) t Halftime: The United States and […]

24 Jun 19
Living A Happier Life: Ideas, Inspiration & Practices

SECRETS FOR A HAPPIER LIFE   IAmHappiness101.com Karma Yoga Try It On     let go and be ARE YOU ENJOYING THIS MOMENT …RIGHT NOW? Visit Our Website Remember washing your first car? Giving your two month old a bath? Cleaning a scraped knee on your grand child? What these experiences all share is the […]

24 Jun 19
KTLA

[vemba-video id=”van/ns-acc/2019/06/24/NA-26MO_CNNA-ST1-10000000053da6ab”] Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic? Many Americans may be wondering if they should cancel their upcoming trips to the Caribbean paradise after the recent deaths of several tourists there have confounded authorities and set the nation on edge. Here are answers to some of the open questions travelers might have. How […]

24 Jun 19
Thrive Global
Understanding How The Mind Works, Inner Freedom, and Loving Relationships — what do they all have in common? Last week’s blog focused on getting comfortable with the ups and downs of the human experience and how that benefits relationships. I scheduled my blog in my newsletter to send on Monday morning, and for the second time, in a not very long period of time, my website went down on a Monday so none of the links in my newsletter worked. This came after a very challenging Father’s Day with one daughter saying she does not feel supported by Angus and me, and accusing us of being irresponsible parents because we have not provided her with a foundation for living in the world. And the day culminated with Angus and I having words and criticizing each other. It was perfect timing for me to get more comfortable with my human experience and to see the ripple effect of that in my relationships. It is common to think a deeper understanding of human psychology and a more profound feeling of connection with the spiritual nature behind life will make day-to-day living easier. And, in my experience it does overall, but it doesn’t preclude me from having challenges and very human moments where I don’t live up to my best. As I reflect on this now sitting in the experience of a tight stomach and watching my mind look toward thoughts of worry, what I am grateful for is the peace that results from knowing I am okay even with this experience. It is because of understanding how my mind works that I relax. My experience no longer scares me. I can let my mind do its thing without adding additional stress and worry by trying to change or control my emotional experience. I know my thoughts and emotions will take care of themselves. There is a self-correcting mechanism built into the human design. Understanding this allows me to relax and stay open while having all of my human experience. Even though my thoughts are telling me: “There is so much to do. I am behind. How am I going to get everything done by Thursday when we go away?”, and I don’t like feeling this way, I am grateful to be okay with all of it. I am glad I can allow it and that I am not panicked about being in a low mood or anxious. I am also not beating myself up for losing my temper yesterday and for being unkind toward Angus — on Father’s Day of all days! I am not proud of it, but I am also not engulfed by shame and feelings of unworthiness. The difference now from before coming across the understanding of the Principles is that by simply knowing that my experience is temporary and subjective and that my mood changing is normal, I relax. I know things won’t always look the way they do right now. I am aware I won’t always feel the way I do right now. I know I don’t need to do anything special for this to be the case. It is just how the human system works. It is how we all function. Seeing this allows me to stay open. It is paradoxical to what I used to think. I used to think I needed to fix my feelings and my human experience to be okay. All this did was make me feel more screwed up because I could never fix myself. Now, I stay open to my humanness, allow my feelings to be what they are, and I experience more internal freedom and a quicker bounce back as a result.  Who knew? I certainly didn’t! I now have more perspective. I know my behavior does not define me. Perfection is not required for worthiness and me beating myself up does not draw out my best. It adds more pressure that increases the risk of poor behavior. Understanding our human psychology rather than processing and delving into the content of our thoughts and feelings provides perspective that opens the mind to what is the source of our human experience. And even in a state of disturbance, I can have a feeling of being connected to that source. I am not feeling happy in this moment, but I am well. I know it is most fruitful to do nothing, stay open and look in the direction of the formless source because that is where new understanding comes from. That is where the impersonal feeling of love resides and there is wisdom in that. My state of mind does not have to get in the way of my life. I will still go about my day communicating with people and being of service to clients. It is freeing to know that my job is not to fix my psychology, nor do I need to worry about my state of mind being an issue impairing my life. A low mood isn’t a problem, nor does it have to equate to high levels of suffering the way it used to.  Lack of suffering does not cause people to behave worse. It draws out the best in them. My lack of suffering does not get in the way of me wanting to get things back on track with my daughter or to reconnect with Angus. Suffering is not what brings out the best in humans. This may sound obvious, but many people, myself included in the past, believe that self-punishment, pushing, and being hard on yourself is what is required to excel in life. It is believed that this is what is required for success, and if you let yourself be, you will devolve into a lazy, no-good, worthless, unproductive human being who will be rejected and unloved. When this is believed it creates tremendous anxiety and insecurity. Our human need to experience love is innate. In Bruce Perry’s book Born for Love, he writes about how our drive for love is hard wired because our physical survival has been so dependent on community from antiquity. This biological drive is the innate intelligence behind life expressing itself.  As such it does not make sense to do anything to threaten the experience of connection and loving bonds with others. So if we believe we need to be hard on ourselves and improve ourselves in order to be lovable, we will do that with a vengeance. The trouble is rather than this bringing out the best out of you, the pressure causes you stress and constriction. This gets in the way of optimal performance. Anxiety and insecurity limit our functioning. Stress brings out the worst in us, especially where relationships are concerned. Personal relationships are often the area where people let off steam even when they don’t want to. We tend to hurt the people we love the most. The solution, however, is simple. When you see the wisdom inside of you is your teacher rather than pain and suffering, you look in that direction. You look within to deeper knowing within yourself. You look to the intangible space of your true nature for deeper understanding. There is no need to be hard on yourself to make you a better person. Your capacity to learn and grow is innate. Insights and realizations arrive naturally. Your consciousness is designed to open. Pain and suffering are not needed for that to happen. Letting go, relaxing and looking in the direction of your true self is aligned with that. That is why understanding how your mind works is conducive to learning and growth and beneficial for loving relationships. When you understand the natural flow and innate recalibration built into your psychology — you relax. This ease draws out the best qualities in you. Your innate empathy, compassion, and loving nature comes to the forefront. They are who you are, and they naturally rise to the surface. When you let the emotional ripples of reactivity naturally settle, your true nature of love shines through and relationships are easy. As Bruce Perry writes, we are all designed for love. The only thing that gets in the way is when we take our insecure thinking seriously. But, when you see insecure thoughts for what they are — distorted, transitory thinking — you can have them and not lose your bearings. You can have the reactive thoughts and feelings without them driving your behavior. And when they do, like they did for me, you can remember, your behavior does not define you. Your true nature is love, and love is a creative force that can always be expressed. Your essence does not change. It is always there to come home to. This makes riding the choppy waves of emotional experience more graceful and self-compassion more available. In this context loving relationships are the natural by-product. They do not not need to be worked on or created. They are just want happens. Rohini Ross is passionate about helping people wake up to their full potential. She is a transformative coach, leadership consultant, a regular blogger for Thrive Global, and author of the short-read Marriage (The Soul-Centered Series Book 1) available on Amazon. You can get her free eBook Relationships here. Rohini has an international coaching and consulting practice based in Los Angeles helping individuals, couples, and professionals embrace all of who they are so they can experience greater levels of well-being, resiliency, and success. She is also the founder of The Soul-Centered Series: Psychology, Spirituality, and the Teachings of Sydney Banks. You can follow Rohini on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and watch her Vlogs with her husband. To learn more about her work go to her website, www.rohiniross.com.
24 Jun 19
The Love of Stentoft 749

HP, Konica-Minolta, Ricoh and Xerox manufacture the best 11×17 laser printers. When evaluating a functional 11X17 laser printer, pursuing models should be considered: HP Laserjet 5200, Konica- Minolta PagePro 9100, Ricoh AP 610 and Xerox Phaser 5550. So so how exactly does Windows 7 perform on these somewhat less than powerful mini netbooks? My own […]

24 Jun 19
FiveThirtyEight
At the end of February, a team of researchers submitted a paper to the medical journal The Lancet that predicted the top 25 U.S. counties most at risk for measles in 2019. Now, almost halfway through what is on track to be the nation’s worst year for measles outbreaks since 1992, their study is looking rather prescient. Of the counties named in the paper, published in May, 14 have had cases of measles. At least 12 counties on the list are adjacent to counties that have ended up with measles cases this year. This includes two of the counties in the largest ongoing outbreak: Nearly 500 confirmed cases in Queens and Kings counties, New York. The 25 highest-risk areas for measles The U.S. counties most vulnerable to measles ranked by researchers’ calculations of how likely they were to have an outbreak in 2019, and whether cases have been reported this year Rank County State 2019 cases 1 Cook Illinois ✓ 2 Los Angeles California ✓ 3 Miami-Dade Florida 4 Queens New-York ✓ 5 King Washington ✓ 6 Maricopa Arizona 7 Broward Florida ✓ 8 Clark Nevada ✓ 9 Harris Texas ✓ 10 Honolulu Hawaii 11 Wayne Michigan ✓ 12 Tarrant Texas ✓ 13 Multnomah Oregon ✓ 14 Orange Florida 15 Essex New Jersey ✓ 16 Denver Colorado ✓ 17 Hillsborough Florida 18 San Mateo California ✓ 19 Salt Lake Utah 20 Suffolk Massachusetts 21 Clayton Georgia 22 Travis Texas 23 Hennepin Minnesota 24 Loudoun Virginia ✓ 25 San Diego California *Relative risk is the probability of an event occurring in an exposed group, divided by the probability of it happening in a non-exposed group. Sources: The Lancet, The New York Times, State Departments of Health, The Washington Post, Reuters, Centers for Disease Control And Prevention But that was not what’s special about this forecast. In the 19 years since measles was eliminated[footnote]Meaning measles is not circulating continuously in the US population as a whole. When the disease pops up, it can be traced to importation from another country.[/footnote]in the U.S., experts say domestic outbreaks have followed a reliable pattern that should be easily traceable in epidemiological data. Everybody knows the pattern exists, so it’s no surprise that someone could use it to make predictions about where measles is most likely to turn up. Instead, experts say, the county list is notable because of who made it. It came from independent researchers, and not the government, which collects the data. There are basically two things you need to make a measles outbreak in the U.S. The first is a local community with a low vaccination rate. Although 91 percent of Americans nationally are vaccinated against measles, isolated pockets can have much lower rates — 70 percent, 50 percent, or even less. Insular communities connected around shared culture, religion or a single school provide a place where measles can incubate and spread, said Peter Hotez, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology at Baylor University. If a measles outbreak is a fire, you can think of this as the tinder. But you still need a lit match, and that’s where international travel comes in. Measles outbreaks no longer start on their own anywhere in the Americas. The cases we have have to come from somewhere else. “It’s usually someone going to Europe, the Philippines, Israel,” said Daniel Salmon, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. That is, Americans travel abroad and we’re exposed to measles in countries where the disease is still endemic. If we are not vaccinated and return home to a community with a low overall vaccination rate, that’s when the fires get lit. That predictive study in the Lancet arrived at its list of at-risk counties by cross-referencing communities with low vaccination rates and high rates of kindergarten vaccine exemptions with communities whose airline hubs have frequent flights to countries with ongoing measles outbreaks. In the case of the New York outbreak, the data connected a close-knit Orthodox Jewish community to Israel, where measles is endemic, infecting more than 3,500 people there between March 2018 and February 2019. In response, New York has mandated vaccination for everyone living in a few highly affected ZIP codes and threatened to fine people who don’t get the shot. Vaccine mandates in the U.S. are normally tied to school attendance — not travel, said Saad Omer, incoming director of the Yale Institute of Global Health. There are legal and constitutional frameworks that give states the right to mandate vaccines in public schools, he told me. But the same doesn’t exist for requiring someone to get vaccinated before they travel to Israel or the Ukraine or any other country where measles outbreaks are common. Meanwhile, there’s not been much effort made, on a national scale, to publicly predict which low-vaccination communities in the U.S. are most at risk, which makes it hard to target prevention efforts in those places. Even data on where measles outbreaks do happen in this country is often vague and scattered across public health agencies in multiple states. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has data breaking down confirmed cases of measles by county and ZIP code, but it doesn’t publish it. Sahotra Sarkar, a professor of philosophy and integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin, one of the lead authors on the 2019 study, said if the agency did provide that data, he and is colleagues could use it to refine their maps. The CDC told me they have the counties and ZIP codes where cases of measles have happened and information on which countries contributed the spark — but that the information is not compiled or easily available in one place. They declined to comment on why. That’s a problem, Hotez told me. More-detailed maps that track pockets of low-vaccination rates, vaccine exemptions and the countries each outbreak comes from could be used to help stave off outbreaks, something that’s becoming particularly important as outbreaks increase and the U.S. faces losing its status as a country where measles has been eliminated. In Hotez’s view, predictions like the ones from Sarkar should be coming from the CDC annually. But they’re not.