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Good news for humankind


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More than 2,000 scientists from more than 40 countries wrote in an open letter that “solid, incontrovertible evidence” supports climate campaigners’ grave concerns.

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With more than 800 marches planned in the U.S., thousands of young people are expected to skip school Friday. Similar rallies are underway in dozens of countries around the world.

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The strike, which begins three days before the U.N. Climate Summit, hopes to put pressure on politicians and policy makers to combat climate change.

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From 2000 to 2017,96 low-to-middle-income countries that account for the vast majority of deaths of young children lowered their child mortality, according to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation report.

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Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step toward curbing child marriage.

Next systems


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The War of Art is the internal war we all must wage to overcome “resistance” and to step into what we are here to do – whether it’s writing a book, starting a meditation practice, running for office, starting a business, or something else.

ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic plant medicine that originated thousands of years ago among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. It is capable of deep healing for a range of trauma, depression, addiction, and more while also offering insight into one’s purpose and essence.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are now adopted by 193 countries and represent a level of international collaboration unparalleled in human history.

Good news for humankind


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More than 2,000 scientists from more than 40 countries wrote in an open letter that “solid, incontrovertible evidence” supports climate campaigners’ grave concerns.

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

With more than 800 marches planned in the U.S., thousands of young people are expected to skip school Friday. Similar rallies are underway in dozens of countries around the world.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

The strike, which begins three days before the U.N. Climate Summit, hopes to put pressure on politicians and policy makers to combat climate change.

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

From 2000 to 2017,96 low-to-middle-income countries that account for the vast majority of deaths of young children lowered their child mortality, according to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation report.

Photo by Cok Wisnu on Unsplash

Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step toward curbing child marriage.

Next systems


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ayahuasca
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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We can always broaden our perspective, either temporally or spatially, and see things differently.

Forest fire

It’s important to remember that while we have endured many catastrophes, they have never quite destroyed us in the way we most feared.

Little boy in shadow

That night was the first time I truly came upon the little boy that lives inside me that still finds a way to influence my thoughts and behaviors today without me realizing it.

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Forest fire
Little boy in shadow

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