BY: Anna Hedges | Texashillcountry.com
Some time back, a mysterious tower resembling Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower appeared outside Milford, Texas, a rural community in north central Texas. The construction of the Tesla tower was noticed by citizens of Milford in 2017, but only more recently has it become a fixture of the landscape. Anyone heading down I-35 can get a clear view of it from the highway; it stands alone in a field, unusual and looming.
The similarities between Milford’s mysterious tower and the Wardenclyffe Tower are visually striking, but it hasn’t been nicknamed the Tesla Tower based on appearance alone – Tesla’s vision for the Wardenclyffe Tower involved wireless transmission. He was attempting to create the wireless telephone system that we live with today, even predicting inventions such as the Apple watch. Unfortunately, the Wardenclyffe Tower ultimately led to the engineer’s downfall; though the construction of it was finished in 1902, Tesla lost possession of it in 1915 because he was unable to afford the mortgages.
Viziv Technologies, the party responsible for the construction of the tower in Milford, has similar goals. If their experiments with the tower are successful, this would mean they can wirelessly transmit energy between any two points on the globe. Their aim is to utilize the Zenneck surface wave, an electromagnetic wave that uses the surface of the earth as a guide, enabling it to carry signals and electricity over long distances. (Electromagnetic waves are results of vibrations between electric fields and magnetic fields.)
The Zenneck surface wave is named after Jonathan Zenneck, a physicist and electrical engineer. He was among the pioneers that studied electromagnetic waves. Zenneck surface waves have not yet been experimentally observed, and Viziv is unique in that its technology only uses these surface waves, as opposed radiated waves.
Viziv Technologies’ goals can best be summed up in their mission statement: “Our mission is to bring surface wave technologies to market in a safe, environmentally conscious and reliable manner, improving living conditions across the globe.” There are populations in the world that don’t have access to electricity; if these experiments are successful, this could mean an environmentally conscious way to provide electricity or means of communication. It’s an exciting time for Texas. Viziv is bringing the technology of the future to our backyard and has assured nearby citizens that their experiments will not have harmful effects on them.
By: Nathan Roshawn | TrueRants Network
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel on patrol in the southern Atlantic ocean noticed 3 people waving what appeared to be a makeshift signal flag off the coast of the Bahamas.
By: Nathan Roshawn | From: TrueRants.net
We have all heard the phrase "it was just a random act of kindness..." and we may have even been a part of one of these random acts when selflessly helping another person by opening a door, assisting them with a broke down car, giving support at an accident scene, or maybe just by providing a listening ear when someone is having a personal issue. Whatever act was performed it was done out of concern for another person and out of the kindness and compassion a person has deep within themselves.
Most people who have provided support to others in this way begin to feel something so heart warming and infectious that they are drawn to continue to offer this support to others. In my opinion, these "random acts of kindness" are exactly what our world needs today.
Most people develop bias', judgements, and prejudices subconsciously which often causes inaccurate perceptions about others. It isn't until we as human step outside of our societal bias viewpoints and do something different that we start to see how things truly are and how connected we all are to others and the world.
A police officer in Columbus, OH has taken to the internet to blog about his life transforming mission to help others in need above his call of duty. In his blog, he speaks about how his job caused him to develop a warped view of the world. A part of the job that not everyone can understand is the type of events, people, and situations you become involved in and how they create stereotypes about others. You don't necessarily go into the job of law enforcement seeing people in certain ways but when your job is to respond to the most critical situations and deal with people in the most severe episodes and periods of their lives, you can sometimes begin to believe that is the norm.
The officer, who wished to remain anonymous, named his blog Changing Through Kindness and documents his transformation and understandings of the world as he takes a step back and looks at the overall picture. Taking an inside look into this officers thoughts and feelings and learning of the situations that he is involved in and handles shows how it is only through ourselves that we can eventually change the world. One person and one story at a time.
Click the picture above or the link below to follow his journey and gain some enlightening insight into how interactions with others can be a blessing in disguise for all of us.
By: Alanna Keltler | From: Collective-Evolution.com
It has become increasingly common knowledge in recent years that sugar wreaks havoc on our health, leading to such prevalent and serious ailments as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. We are eating more sugar now than ever before, as almost all processed foods are laced with some form of the sweet poison. While once we believed fat to be the culprit for our expanding waistlines, that theory has been proven incorrect, and the obesity epidemic has only worsened since food manufacturers began replacing fat with sugar in all our favourite products.
Fortunately, the damage caused by sugar can be easily prevented and even reversed. While most diets tend to take months to show results, cutting back sugar consumption can show immediate, positive effects on overall health. In a new study targeted on children, researchers were able to see dramatic improvements in just 10 days.
The StudyDr. Robert Lustig and his team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, were able to decrease triglyceride levels by 33 points on average, and the LDL (bad) cholesterol dropped 5 points and as well as the diastolic blood pressure. In only 10 days, all of the children who participated in the study drastically reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes.
While they only tested children, the overwhelmingly positive results suggest similar benefits for adults.
Good to KnowIt is important to know that not all calories are created equally. 100 calories of sugar is not the same as 100 calories of spinach. Unfortunately this is not what big-time food companies would like you to believe, as they spend millions of dollars on advertising their ‘low-calorie’ food products with the insane idea that this means they represent a healthy choice. In fact, we shouldn’t necessarily even be focusing on counting calories; we should be focusing on the ingredients in our food. While sugar may be advertised as “fat free,” this is a just a clever marketing ploy, because although sugar itself contains no fat, it becomes stored as fat within the system, especially if you are ingesting more than your liver can process at a time, which is very little.
For an average 2,000 calorie a day diet the Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends that no more than 10% of the calories we consume come from added sugars, which is about 12 grams; to put this into perspective, one can of soda is about 85% of that. Truthfully, we do not need any added sugar in our diet, as it provides absolutely no nutritional value to the body. The naturally occurring sugars in whole foods are the only ones we need. But as mentioned above, sugar is added to virtually all processed foods so it can be difficult to avoid; nevertheless, if you read ingredient labels diligently, it can be done. Added sugars come in many disguises, so look out for its various names, including: glucose/fructose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sucrose, maltose, dextrose, beet sugar, glucose solids, cane sugar, dehydrated cane juice, dextrin, and maltodextrin, among others. A great way to avoid sugar is to just quit buying processed packaged foods and opt for whole, fresh foods instead.
(Natural News) A recent study published in Science Advances has revealed that practicing mental activities such as meditation and mindfulness training may help reduce stress levels by half. Mental training techniques have been gaining steam due in part to their apparent efficacy in decreasing a person’s stress levels and promoting key values such as attention and mindfulness or social competencies including compassion and perspective-taking. However, it remains unclear what type of mental activity works best in improving mental health markers such as structural brain plasticity and brain network changes.
A team of researchers at the Department of Social Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, has carried out the large-scale ReSource Project in order to identify the most effective mental health activity. The project makes use of three 3-month training modules, each focusing on a single discipline.
The first module has discussed mindfulness-based attention and interoception where the participants were given instructions on classical meditation techniques. The second module has focused on socio-affective competencies including compassion, gratitude and responding to difficult emotions. The third module has tacked socio-cognitive abilities such as metacognition and perspective-taking. The exercises have been carried out 30 minutes a day for six days a week. The researchers have then conducted brain scans to examine the patients’ stress levels. (Related: Stunning research finds that yoga and meditation literally “repair” your DNA to eliminate disease and depression.)
Interesting study results show varying degrees of efficacyThe results have shown that specific brain structures and related behavioral markers in patients have exhibited significant changes depending on the mental activity that has been practiced over the study period. According to the study, mindfulness-based attention training resulted in changes in the cortex in areas associated with attention and executive functioning. Likewise, computer-based tasks measuring executive attention were also found to improve the participants’ attention.
The research team has also observed that participants who underwent a psychosocial stress test had 51 percent reduction in stress levels. However, only two exercises that focused on social competencies have effectively reduced cortisol release following a social stress test.
“In the two social modules, focusing either on socio-affective or socio-cognitive competencies, we were able to show selective behavioral improvements with regard to compassion and perspective-taking. These changes in behavior corresponded with the degree of structural brain plasticity in specific regions in the cortex which support these capacities,” first author Sofie Valk has reported in Science Daily online.
“The current results highlight not only that crucial social competencies necessary for successful social interaction and cooperation can still be improved in healthy adults and that such mental training leads to structural brain changes and to social stress reduction, but also that different methods of mental training have differential effects on the brain, on health, and behavior. It matters what you train.
Once we have understood which mental training techniques have which effects, we will be able to employ these techniques in a targeted way to support mental and physical health,” lead author Professor Tania Singer stated in a Daily Mail article.
According to the research team, the dyadic exercises practiced in the social modules may have played a big role in the lower cortisol response among participants. “The daily disclosure of personal information coupled with the non-judgmental, empathic listening experience may have “immunized” participants against the fear of social shame and judgment by others — typically a trigger of social stress,” study author Dr Veronika Engert adds.
The experts have also discussed focusing on social connection and the “we” aspect of mental training in order to reduce susceptibility to social stress.
* This article was originally published on naturalnews.com and was authored by Russel Davis.
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By: Casey Jordan | From: TrueRants Network
This article is the final in a three part series that will discuss some of what is happening in the food industry as it pertains to GMO’s and Genetically Engineering our food. A genetically modified organism or a “GMO” is a living organism that has been artificially altered and modified in a laboratory through genetic engineering or “GE” This science combines DNA from plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses that does not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. These organisms are also referred to as “transgenic” organisms.
By: Casey Jordan | From: TrueRants Network
This article is the second in a three part series that will discuss some of what is happening in the food industry as it pertains to GMO’s and Genetically Engineering our food. A genetically modified organism or a “GMO” is a living organism that has been artificially altered and modified in a laboratory through genetic engineering or “GE” This science combines DNA from plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses that does not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. These organisms are also referred to as “transgenic” organisms.