AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThursday on CNN’s Larry King LIve, Larry hosts the second of a two-part series entitled “Beyond Positive Thinking”. His guests will explore The Law of Attraction and how viewers can use their thoughts and feelings to create what they want to experience in their lives. The shows ties in with a 2006 documentary movie, The Secret, which reveals the life-changing principles of The Law of Attraction. Here is a sneak peak of the film, and what you can expect on tonight’s Larry King Live… UPDATE: If you missed the Larry King shows, check out the posted comments for this article. Guests for tonight’s Larry King show include James Ray, Joe Vitale, George Pratt, Jayne Payne and Jack Canfield, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series… ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ The basic premise for the first show, which aired on November 2, underscored how people create their experience unconsciously all the time. In fact, our subconscious mind is responsible for some 96% to 98% of our outcomes. The guests, who are stars in the self-help coaching community, teach how to use the conscious mind to break the pattern of the subconscious and change your reality. For instance, some business owners are hoping and wishing for success but deep down they don’t really believe they deserve it or can achieve it. “By altering oneâ€™s mindset,” says John Assaraf, N.Y. Times bestselling author, “it is possible to alter one’s reality, and achieve any personal or business goal.” The question was raised as to whether this was just a matter of reciting positive affirmations. All of the panelists agreed that the answer is “beyond positive thinking.â€ They believe change requires shifting the vibratory nature of one’s thoughts and feelings to work with modern laws of Quantum physics, which hold the universe to be entirely vibratory in nature. If a person truly vibrates their energy in a positive way, they physically attract positive things into their lives. If you cannot view tonight’s show, the next best thing is to read the transcripts! They already have the link to tonight’s transcript, and here is the Nov 2 show. The Secret Many of the “Beyond Positive Thinking” guests appear in a full-length feature film, The Secret, which was released this year and simulcast around the world via the Internet. The brainchild of Rhonda Byrne and Prime Time Productions, an independent film and TV company out of Australia, The Secret is an empowering documentary about a ‘secret’ that great thinkers and leaders throughout history have known and used to shape their lives regardless of circumstances around them: The Law of Attraction. It is a guide for how each one of us can use this knowledge in our own lives. This ‘secret’ has actually been around for thousands of years and has shown up in the writings of the world’s most brilliant and successful minds. Remember one of the main tenet’s of Jesus? “Whatever you sow, so shall you reap.” The message of The Secret compares to that of the 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know?, which featured scientists explaining how the process of Attraction works with Quantum physics. The Secret feels more personal and may create a clearer understanding for more people. Through its series of interviews it teaches that thought is energy and attracts like energy. What we focus on is attracted into our lives. (Have you ever known anyone whose biggest fear came to pass? This is an excellent example of Law of Attraction.) With appearances by Dr. John Gray (MarsVenus.com), Dr. Denis Waitley (Psychology of Winning), Esther Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham), and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), you might think, “Oh no. Here comes the pitch for the tapes and books and seminars.” If you want those things, you can find them on the website but the movie itself does not commercialize the message in any way. The 90-minute film can be viewed once on your computer for a small fee using an average broadband connection, but you must download their software for viewing. You can also buy the DVD. See the movie trailer for The Secret, read about it’s cast and creators, find out more about the technology, and how to view it on your computer, or buy the DVD and other products, at www.thesecret.tv Contributing writer: Cathy VanderPloeg AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAn elderly woman being interviewed by a television crew was literally counting her blessings after her beloved schnauzer peaked out from beneath the rubble in Moore, OK and was spotted by a producer.“Bless your little bitty heart!” cooed Barbara Garcia, who stooped down surrounded by the debris of her flattened neighborhood. “I thought God just answered one prayer,” she said, alluding to her own safety. “He answered both of them.”(WATCH the video below or READ the story from CBS)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTD bank in Canada turned an ATM into an Automated Thanking Machine and recorded customers’ reactions to receiving personalized gifts dispensed through a small door that opened in front of them.“Never in all my life have I had such a beautiful surprise,” said one elderly woman.Watch below, and have tissue ready!Make Someone’s Day – SHARE by Clicking Below!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAfter years of pressure to stop marketing sugary sodas to children, Burger King has announced that it will be removing all soda pop products from their kids’ menus, effective immediately.Burger King joins three other fast food chains, Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Arby’s, in providing healthier options as the default beverage in their kids meals — fat-free milk, low-fat chocolate milk or 100 percent apple juice. MomsRising.org and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has been urging the changes for years. The change is significant because soda is the leading source of calories in children’s diets, according to the Center.“Restaurant chains that market soda as part of their children’s meals are making life harder for parents, most of whom want to reserve soda as a special, occasional treat if they allow it at all,” said the Center in a statement released after the Burger King policy change. “Fewer kids will become conditioned to think that soda should be a part of every eating out occasion.”“While this is a great first step – we urge all fast-food restaurants to further improve upon their healthy options for children and adults by serving whole grain rolls, offering more fruit and vegetable options, reducing sodium across the menu, and adopting a comprehensive policy to limit the marketing of unhealthy food to children,” said a spokeswoman for the grass-roots organization, MomsRising.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe world is awash in seawater that we can’t drink or use for crops. To help people in drought-stricken areas from California to India, new technologies are harnessing the sun to make saltwater drinkable.MIT researchers recently won an award for their system that can remove salt from 2,100 gallons of water a day. To provide the necessary energy, the team used solar power and so was able to keep operating costs low.Their system works through a process called electrolysis. Salt in water is made up of positive and negative ions. In the MIT system, the salt water passes between two electrodes with opposite electrical charges and the salt ions are pulled to the sides of the stream, leaving a current of fresh, drinkable water flowing down the middle.The researchers won the $140,000 Desal Prize for desalination innovations from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The prize money will help the team continue its work, testing the process in 16 villages across India. A California desalination project Good News Network told you about last year also uses solar power to create fresh water. The WaterFX project doesn’t turn sunlight into electricity, but concentrates the heat of the sun, using solar arrays, to cook the salt right out of the water.WaterFX officials have promised to cut the cost of desalination in half and the MIT system is nearly twice as efficient as older desalination systems — cleaning 90% of the water it treats. Chemists, engineers and humanitarian groups hail both systems as potential game changers in the effort to bring drinkable water to people around the world.WaterFX did not return our phone calls when we tried to get an update on their progress.(READ more from RT News) – Story tip from MichaelAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe discovery of the tallest Chestnut tree left in North America may mean new hope for an iconic species nearly wiped out by disease.Why this tree was able to survive for 100 years to become 115 feet tall, when billions of others died-off is the latest clue for activists and scientists who have been working for decades to save the species.Ever since the accidental importation of an Asian virus in 1904, the American Chestnut, once abundant along the U.S. East Coast and Canada has become “functionally extinct” leaving ghostly gaps in the landscape.WANT MORE UPLIFT? …GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—> Download FREE for Android and iOSIt’s believed this tree (pictured left, in the center), and other survivors, are immune to the disease and its DNA could help restore the species. Meanwhile, the American Chestnut Foundation (ACF) with its 6000 volunteers has supported a breeding program to develop a fungus-resistant tree that could be reintroduced to the wild.ACF’s Lisa Thomson calls the discovery a “unique, unusual, and hopeful chance” of saving an entire species.A team from the University of Maine, led by researcher Brian Roth, found the tree during an aerial search in July. Chestnuts flower at this time of year when no other trees do in Maine, so they’re easy to spot from the air when the brilliant, white blossoms bloom.“Old-timers talk about the hillsides in the Appalachian Mountains being covered in flowers as if it was snow, and so we were able to key in on the particular week that these were blooming and … find this tree,” Roth told Maine Public Broadcasting.CHECK OUT: New York City Plants One Million Trees, Reaches Goal 2 Years EarlyTheir find could let future generations one day witness a cathedral of blossoms like snow just as the “old-timers” did nearly a century ago. Support the work of ACF with a donation here.(WATCH the video below from WMTW News) — Photos: WMTW video; Brian Roth, University of Maine
More than 540 “scarecrows” are on display this year lining the streets of these neighboring towns—nearby San Simeon joined in the fun a few years after Cambria had founded the month-long festival.WATCH: Teen Makes Charcoal Portraits of Entire Graduating Class, Unifying Fractured SchoolEach year, local students, residents, and businesses construct and maintain these fanciful creatures to celebrate local creativity.This year adds an historical flavor, since the hamlet of Cambria is also celebrating its 150th anniversary.The 2016 blue ribbon for Best of Show went to Philip Hauser who created Betty Boop, flirting with shoppers outside an Antiques Mall.Does this creepy scarecrow remind anyone of a Tim Burton movie?The award for Most Lifelike by a Student artist went to Raely Barbosa, for “Beauty Briann” who is primping herself outside the Diva Day Spa, which funded the project.Other businesses, like this restaurant, use the festival to peek interest in potential customers…This flower goddess graces the sidewalk outside a plant nursery…My favorites, though, were the movie characters— like Edward Scissorhands……And, Doc Brown, who made a reappearance this year, after winning previously for ‘Most Lifelike’—and honoring its film franchise by returning ‘Back to the Future’.This nurse looks a little like Shirley MacClaine…Famous paintings were also represented, like this brilliant American Gothic depiction.‘Cecilia’ celebrates in pajamas outside Linn’s Restaurant 2277 Main Street in Cambria.Ashton Hartley did a terrific job on this Scarecrow, Puff the dragon, sponsored by Ragged Point Inn.This teacher is more scolding than the actual teachers in this school where their scarecrow gets an A+.The first thing tourists see coming from Route 1 is a huge display sponsored by radio station KJUG that depicts a 20-foot-tall straw monster scaring various characters (see top photo), each one with its own story—just like the residents of this charming town.–Photos by Cambria Scarecrows on Facebook and Good News Network AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreYou may have seen scarecrows erected in farmers’ fields to ward off pests, but if you run into these lifelike sculptures on a dark night in October lurking along the sidewalks in this town, you might think you are in the middle of a horror movie. On the other hand, if you see them on a sunny day you will think this is the cutest village on the California Coast.I, alas, drove into town on a rainy night last week after suffering a flat tire on a dark stretch of highway 1 by the sea, and was immediately freaked out by the haunting, life-size figures—some covered by protective plastic bags—until street lights in the town center revealed the truth: I had stumbled upon the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, “Where Whimsy Runs Rampant”.Half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles the eighth annual festival provides a delightful display of the imagination and community spirit hidden in two of the most charming towns along the Central Coast.
“For the first time in the world there is a requirement for emission-free sailing in the fjords and their harbors,” says Marius Holm, head of the environmental foundation ZERO. “Norway has long been a world leader in emission-free ferries based on sound political decisions on zero-emission requirements. Now the country is taking a step further in the maritime green shift that has global repercussions.RELATED: 10-Year-old is Traveling 620 Miles to Clean-up Coastlines, After Whale Dies With 30 Plastic Bags Ingested“At the national level, this will mean a welcome development towards emission-free solutions on many tourist ships, a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and a halt to harmful local air pollution,” adds Holm.The initiative is a welcomed follow-up to Norway’s legislation from 2015 that required all ferries in new tenders to be equipped with zero or low-emission technology. As tourist companies prepare for the 2026 deadline, currently existing ships are expected to be supplied with battery-powered electric propulsion or (in the future) hydrogen, says Marine Log.MORE: All Cars Sold in Norway to be Electric by 2025And with how quickly Norway has been transitioning to a clean energy economy, experts say that the switch to zero-emission sailing technology could come about much sooner than 2026.“Tourists come to see pure nature, not fjords full of exhaust. Norway also has an international responsibility to manage its world heritage sites. We have long been seeking concrete action, and are therefore very pleased with this decision on emissions-free fjords,” says Katrin Blomvik, director of the Geiranger Fjord World Heritage Foundation.Does This Story Float Your Boat? Then Be Sure To Share It With Your Friends – Photo by Xdmag, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNorway has long been a leader of green energy and sustainability – and their latest initiative in the fight against climate change is establishing the world’s first emission-free zone at sea.The nation’s parliament recently adopted new legislation that will require all vessels, ships, and liners entering their iconic fjords to produce zero carbon emissions. Though the resolution is set to be enforced “as soon as technically possible”, the ban will go into full effect in 2026.With hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting the country’s 1,160 fjords every year, the ban is not only expected to benefit the environment, but also the health of the tourists and local communities.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePark rangers are praising an anonymous little girl for being an excellent role model for park preservation after she returned a heart-shaped stone that she had taken during her visit.According to a post from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Facebook page, rangers were surprised to receive a tiny package without any return address from a youngster who only identified herself as Karina.The package included a small heart-shaped rock and an apology letter from the girl explaining how she’d felt guilty about taking the rock during her recent visit to the park. RELATED: First US National Park to Offer Heavy-Duty Wheelchairs for Disabled Visitors to Enjoy the Scenery“Dear park ranger,” the letter read, “Deep Creek was awesome! I especially liked Tom Branch Falls.“I loved it so much, I wanted to have a souvenir to come home with me, so I took a rock,” it continued. “I’m sorry and I want to return it. Also, here’s a donation!”Not only did she return the rock, she also included a drawing of the park as a bonus.The park rangers were so touched by the gesture, they snapped some photos of the letter and the rock being returned to its home so they could publish them on social media.“Already, you are becoming an amazing steward for the park,” wrote the rangers. “Thank you for recognizing that what is in the park should stay in the park. If every visitor took a rock home, that would mean 11 million rocks would be gone from the park every year!“The park would definitely not be as beautiful as it was before,” they added. “Rocks in the Smokies also provide homes for hundreds of creatures, including salamanders! By leaving rocks where they are, we’re helping protect these special homes as well as the beauty of the park.”LOOK: 700 Acres of Massive 1,000-Year-old Redwoods Are Being Turned into a Public ParkIn addition to their hopes that Karina would see their note of gratitude on Facebook, the rangers say they also wanted to inspire other readers to show the same amount of respect in the park.“It’s more important to us that … thousands of others who visit the park see that and relate to the message and take that home with them,” education park ranger Jessie Snow told The Washington Post.Good News Rocks! So Be Sure And Share It With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt has been ten years since NASA launched a specialized satellite to film the surface of the sun—and they have now released a gorgeous time-lapse video of its solar movements over the course of the decade.The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) has been taking high-resolution photographs of the sun every 0.75 seconds since it was launched into Earth’s orbit back in June 2010.To date, the SDO has amassed more than 425 million pictures of the sun in 10 different wavelengths of light, totaling up to 20 million gigabytes of photos. So as a means of celebrating the SDO’s 10th anniversary at the end of June, NASA selected 87,000 of the satellite’s photos and condensed them into a time lapse view of the sun’s surface, with each second of the video represents one day on Earth.According to the NASA video caption, all of the photos were “taken at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers, which is an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that shows the sun’s outermost atmospheric layer—the corona.”LOOK: Volcano Lightning Storm Won ‘Perfect Moment’ Photography Contest, But Every Finalist Captured the Beauty of Earth“Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes,” the caption continues. “While SDO has kept an unblinking eye pointed towards the Sun, there have been a few moments it missed. The dark frames in the video are caused by Earth or the Moon eclipsing SDO as they pass between the spacecraft and the Sun. A longer blackout in 2016 was caused by a temporary issue with the AIA instrument that was successfully resolved after a week. The images where the Sun is off-center were observed when SDO was calibrating its instruments.”MORE NASA News: Quantum Realm’s ‘Fifth State of Matter’ Observed in Space For the First Time“SDO and other NASA missions will continue to watch our Sun in the years to come, providing further insights about our place in space and information to keep our astronauts and assets safe.”(WATCH the time-lapse video below)Shine A Light On The Positivity Of Science By Sharing This With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore