A “stay-at-home” (“shelter-in-place”) lockdown due to the COVID-19 coronavirus provides an opportunity for you to improve your life in multiple ways – self-awareness, meditation, learning new skills, writing, unleashing your creativity, getting organized, improving your body and mind.
The Diderot Effect is a compulsive dysfunction whereby an individual who acquires a new possession feels a driving compulsion to replace other possessions to match its newness. This spending spree can create serious financial problems, but there are defensive strategies.
Shiatsu, a unique type of manual therapy from Japan, involves non-invasive manual pressure applied to various areas of the body, aiming to stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself. It can work well for relieving severe muscular aches and prolonged pain.
Vitamins and other supplements aren't guaranteed to keep you safe from disease or extend your life – but they certainly can improve your chances. If you're interested in some of the most important supplements, here are some approaches that seem to have worked for me.
Politicians, demagogues, and agitators stirring up hatred against Muslims are themselves fomenting terrorism.To target a single demographic group for the terror acts of a few is collective punishment, a mechanism of terrorism itself. All of us have a duty to stand up against this bigotry.
While migraine headaches begin in the brain, they tend to trigger a vicious cycle of problems throughout the body. My own personal experience as a migraine victim, and remedies that have been particularly successful for me, may be helpful to others.
When you combine the huge proportion of the population experiencing prison with America's increasingly regulated and regimented society, something seems to be going terribly wrong. It looks increasingly like Police State Creep.
In city after city, light rail is proving it's the biggest success story in urban transportation, delivering on its promises with growing ridership, more cost-effective transit service, and broad public support.
Long distance rail passenger trips on Amtrak are increasing in popularity. A train provides a unique perspective of American scenery as you roll through it. These tips may help you select an Amtrak route that will work for you.
Amtrak is a unique travel experience, but some travelers come away from their trip dissatisfied because they start out expecting way more than Amtrak can possibly deliver. For an Amtrak trip, especially an overnight trip, it's important to embark with the right frame of mind, ready for an adventure...
Rather than a unbiased, utilitarian search tool, Google now has opinions, and makes judgments about what you get to search and view. With its blacklisting of entire sites, and mysterious efforts at manipulation of content, Google has become a mechanism for censorship of what can be found on the Web.
The dimensions of the attack on personal privacy and anonymity include repressive laws, government snoopery, Internet snoopery, cellphone tracking, motor vehicle tracking, biometrics and facial recognition. Hopefully, awareness of the problem will lead to effective countermeasures.
Especially for long-distance overnight trips, Amtrak has an advantage in riding comfort, seat space and comfort, interesting scenery, freedom to move around, food and beverage services, overnight accommodations, better sleeping conditions, and socializing with other passengers.
Traveling overnight on an Amtrak train can be an unusual, enjoyable, and even exciting adventure. Hopefully, some of the tips in this article will be helpful if and when you decide to try this unique travel experience.