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Santorum's Concerns About Teaching Of American History In California State Universities Gets Quick Follow-Through ActionCalifornia accepts the challenge . . .
1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country's income and control an astonishing 40% of its wealthThe richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country's income and control an astonishing 40% of its wealth. Inequality in the US is more extreme than it's been in almost a century — and the gap between the super rich and the poor and middle class people has widened drastically over the last 30 years.
Meanwhile, in Washington, a bitter partisan debate over how to cut deficit spending and reduce the US' 14.3 trillion dollar debt is underway. As low and middle class wages stagnate and unemployment remains above 9%, Republicans and Democrats are tussling over whether to slash funding for the medical and retirement programs that are the backbone of the US's social safety net, and whether to raise taxes — or to cut them further.
The budget debate and the economy are the battleground on which the 2012 presidential election race will be fought. And the United States has never seemed so divided — both politically and economically.
How did the gap grow so wide, and so quickly? And how are the convictions, campaign contributions and charitable donations of the top 1% impacting the other 99% of Americans? Fault Lines investigates the gap between the rich and the rest.The richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country's income and... more
Do you have ninety minutes a week to dedicate to Jewish study? For the next four Mondays Mechon Hadar offers free classes on Monday evenings:
90@190: An Open Beit Midrash at Mechon HadarDo you have ninety minutes a week to dedicate to Jewish study? For the next four... more
NYC Jewish events Sunday Nov. 7, 2010: Global Day of Jewish Learning and panel discussion on Israel/Jewish American relations.NYC Jewish events Sunday Nov. 7, 2010: Global Day of Jewish Learning and panel... more
Soothe And Cure Yourself By Learning Mixed Media
Mixed Media art is truly calming. There is a wide range of media available for you to discover your own creative side. You can start with pastels, change to water colors as you progress, and, if you nurture your art practice, you may even see yourself graduate to oil paintings some day. Encouraging art also includes enabling yourself to have a go at at modeling with clay, pot painting, and other activities. Think out of the box. Make something out of odds and ends, such as a paper bag puppet, for instance. Dabbling in art is a great stress buster. Actually, psychologists encourage a young child to draw so that they can draw inferences coming from the child's art and psychoanalyze these.
Drawing as well as painting can also be a good way for you to vent your pent-up feelings. If you are struggling with grief, persistent pains, or major life changes, think about art therapy. There is something great about creating a picture, photo, or clay sculpture from raw materials, particularly if can dip straight into your soul and let your personality look out. Words may not be sufficient to convey the real and mental distress of people struggling with chronic pain. People often feel safer containing these kinds of unspeakable feelings inside artwork.
Creating art fortifies your sense of self and also plays a role in feelings of normalcy. Additionally it is relaxing. Creativity raises serotonin levels as well as reduces stress; it also helps blood pressure as well as heart rate. If you are dealing with a recent illness, art therapy might help create a new post-illness identity. You could investigate how irritated, discouraged, and unhappy you are -- and look at the ways your life has improved.
A recent study shows that the right kind of art in the hospital could accelerate a patient’s recuperation. It could enhance a facility's identity. In the past several years, hospital leaders, doctors and patients have found that art inside the hospital environment can help patients cope with their health problems more effectively and perhaps return to full functioning previously. Healing art can be as simple as looking at pictures on the wall to help calm the worries of waiting for a procedure. Therefore, care providers, volunteers as well as artists from around the nation are interested in bringing art to the bedside and to the entire medical environment.
Mixed Media Art could make you feel gorgeous inside and out. Learning to paint and see as a painter does is definitely a unique experience. It's a different view from ones previous photographic perspective. Learning exactly how to oil paint or acrylic and watercolor helps give you a better understanding as to how great works in museums as well as galleries were made and all the time and effort involved. Perhaps you could have painted that artwork, but now you know all the care and creativity that was put into making it. A lot of people who seek art therapy usually have hidden feelings which they do not normally feel comfortable talking about or may not even be aware of. Art therapy is known as one of the finest approaches to help someone understand something regarding themselves.
http://www.bertaart.comSoothe And Cure Yourself By Learning Mixed Media Mixed Media art is truly calming.... more
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The bottom third of June is full of events of interest to NYC Jews.
Here's a way for Jewish New Yorkers on a budget (not all of us are affluent) to get out of the city and spend a few days in the countryside. At Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center's Soil, Soul & Service program you can enjoy all its programs and facilities (boating, fishing, swimming--both pool and lake, gym and hot tub, tennis, arts & crafts, yoga and meditation classes, guided hikes, farm and green tours on its 300-acre wooded land) including room and board for a three to six-night stay any time between June 28 - July 25, 2010 for a voluntary contribution of $60 per night and a few hours of volunteer work each day (helping out in one of the gardens, pulling weeds or harvesting veggies on the farm, working in the dining room or housekeeping).Here's a way for Jewish New Yorkers on a budget (not all of us are affluent) to... more
Intro to meditation in Manhattan and Jewish poetics discussion in Brooklyn.
Who's ready to go back 2 school??!??!?!? Well in this week's infoMania sneak peek, Sarah Haskins is.
There's a lot of great stuff packed into this weeks episode. So definitely stay tuned to Current TV, Thursday night at 10pm for an all new episode of infoMania.
Become an iM fan on Facebook too!Who's ready to go back 2 school??!??!?!? Well in this week's infoMania sneak... more
Whether you are studying for your college classes or you are just wanting to actually remember that awesome book you read last month, use these tiny tips to help you remember what you are reading.
Link : http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/blog/2010/30-tiny-tips-to-remember-what-you-read/Whether you are studying for your college classes or you are just wanting to actually... more
Whether you want to learn one of the major world languages or want something a little less popular, there are sure to be lessons here to help you start to speak whatever language you are interested in learning.
Link : http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/blog/2010/100-free-foreign-language-classes-online/Whether you want to learn one of the major world languages or want something a little... more
"In November 2008, as I was looking at the "Grotto" (community space) of Sports Basement, a light bulb went on. And, I began to ponder over the idea of using Sports Basement's community space to serve the yoga community.
So to get the ball rolling, I began to teach free yoga classes each Sunday at Sports Basement. A month later, I organized the first yoga teacher schedule, began the internet promotions, and then watched the students arrive.
Since that time, the seed has blossomed. And, Sports Basement has applied my initial concept to their other store locations.
And now, I would just like to express my thanks & gratitude to all the yoga students who have attended & all the yoga teachers who have supported the idea of "free yoga Sundays" - making yoga accessible to every individual regardless of financial status.
Much love & thanks," Founder of Sports Basement's Free Yoga Program, Yoga teacher, Tony Eason
Check it out: http://ynottony.com/sports%20basement.php"In November 2008, as I was looking at the "Grotto" (community space)... more
There are many Jewish cultural events this week on which International Holocaust Commemoration Day is marked on Wednesday and Tu B'Shvat falls on Shabbat, but several of them have nothing to do with those calender days.There are many Jewish cultural events this week on which International Holocaust... more
This Mass Effect 2 walkthrough of the game's 6 available classes serves as your video guide to how to best start out the sci-fi action-RPG game on Xbox 360 or PC.
http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2010/01/18/mass-effect-2-walkthrough-video-guide-for-all-classes-xbox-360-pc.htmThis Mass Effect 2 walkthrough of the game's 6 available classes serves as your... more
Multi-talented powerhouse actress, producer, casting director Susan Johnston held her
Business of Acting Class at the Showbiz Cafe in Los Angeles on Monday January 11th, 2010. Afterwards some of the aspiring actors/performers/writers spent some time chatting at the cafe. Attendees included Caleb Trout, Michael Sielaff, Sarah Leners, John-Christopher Trembaly, Randy Hardin, Tammi, Jon, Terese, Kevin T.Scott and Jesse.
Susan Johnston is in the upcoming film Dreams Awake. She has given some great
performances throughout her acting career and is making strides by diversifying
her focus and the New Media Film Festival, which she is the founder, will launch
in June of 2010.Multi-talented powerhouse actress, producer, casting director Susan Johnston held her... more
MAG for the PlayStation 3 is an exclusive, mass shooter in which over 256 players can fight at one time. Let's take a look at the classes and factions that you will find in this Massive Action Game.
http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2009/12/31/mag-character-classes-list.htmMAG for the PlayStation 3 is an exclusive, mass shooter in which over 256 players can... more