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Trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson sorry ~ via stuff.co.nz

I find this man and his story very inspiring – I take my hat off to him…

Study Suggests That Spirituality Is Key To Kids’ Happiness : Conscious Life News

This seems to apply to adults too!

A professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and his colleagues Ben Coleman and Judi Wallace have conducted a study which suggests that spirituality is key to children’s happiness.

(1) Over the past few years, scientists have been able to measure the effect of positive emotions and feelings of joy within our biology, so it is key to find out

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Climate, money and risk • Hard News • Public Address

A very interesting and informative article by NZ’s reputable Russell Brown:

It was, wrote Rodney Hide in his Herald on Sunday column, “the trigger that finally ended the public fear of global warming.” The Australasian Antarctic Expedition getting stuck in sea ice was the “ironic event” that undid the “nuttiness” of ”the high priests of global warming”. Game over, alarmist ninnies.

Hide was so busy high-fiving his reflection in the mirror that one simple fact eluded him: he was only able to do because he is inconsequential.

Nothing really hangs on a celebrity newspaper column, beyond page impressions and the applause of a hundred-odd lay commenters who’ve had their feelings validated. It’s a luxury not available to people who are genuinely tasked with managing the fundaments of capitalism: money and risk.

Three months ago, the Smithsonian magazine blog ran a …

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