Positive Quote Of The Day: On Controlling Your Mind By Buddha

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To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. ~ Buddha
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The Largest Protected Area On Earth Is In Hawaii

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The largest protected are a on Earth is in Hawaii! President Obama created the biggest protected area on earth, The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, more than half a million square miles, which is part of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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It was established by George W. Bush ten years ago at about 140,000 square miles. Papahānaumokuākea is now 582,578 square miles of land and sea – two times the size of Texas. President Obama used his executive powers under the 1906 Antiquities Act to make Papahānaumokuākea the largest protected area on earth. All commercial extraction including fishing will not be allowed in this area. Papahānaumokuākea is a sanctuary for endangered species, including blue whales, sea turtles, and the last Hawaiian monk seals and its deeper waters are inhabited by more than 7,000 species, including the oldest animals on Earth – black corals that are more than 4000 years old. And there is a lot to be discovered and studied here.

Here’s a very insightful excerpt from an article by Char Miller,

“In 2014, Obama added roughly 300,000 square miles to the Bush-inaugurated Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (now totaling 490,343 square miles), a stretch of remote Pacific islands south and west of Hawaii. When he did so, he justified its expansion as a way to strengthen Pacific ecosystems. The same rationale was deployed in support of Papahānaumokuākea National Monument.

These two mega monuments, when combined with the 126 other (and smaller) U.S. marine sanctuaries, now account for about 26 percent of the nation’s waters, meaning that collectively they are giving oceanic species a fighting chance to survive as the climate-charged seas warm and rise. They also make the president’s latest action in the Pacific more than a grand gesture. It just might be a planetary life preserver.” To read the complete article, click here.

Despite the controversy surrounding this expansion, leaving vast swathes of land and ocean free from commercial activity will play a big role is conservation, and hopefully, other countries will take a cue and do the same for areas in their region too.

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– Gary Snyder

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Project Forgive

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Project Forgive raises charitable donations to invest in companies, universities and high schools that encourage transformative leadership. Created as a resource to support solving the world’s most pressing problems, The Project Forgive Foundation, is a 501c3 non-profit, non-religious and non-partisan organization committed to amplifying global leadership.

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“To tackle the most difficult decisions facing leaders (and our future leaders), we provide advanced leadership skills training through our core curriculum that focuses on diversity, integrity, collaboration, compassion and forgiveness in business. Our ideas are bold and fresh. It’s not often that you’ll see forgiveness as a characteristic for strong leadership. For us, forgiveness is a bold leadership skill. When fostered in business and leadership environments, you cultivate greater loyalty, adventurous creativity, and increased productivity. Leaders make mistakes all the time. At least the good ones do.”

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The Project Forgive Foundation does not view mistakes with contempt, fear or harsh judgment, but rather with a solution-focused mentality of compassion, forgiveness, dignity and respect. They provide no-cost and low-cost trainings through our vast online reach and in person trainings.

Project Forgive Founder, Dr. Shawne Duperon is a communication scholar and public speaker. Her research explores the innovative use of good gossip to make a difference.

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The California Drought & Measures To Conserve Water

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According to kpbs.org, there’s good news and bad news regarding California’s ongoing drought. They said that the level of statewide drought has been decreasing over the past year but because of La Niña predictions California could experience more dryness in the near future.

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“The latest numbers from the U.S. Drought Monitor show less drought throughout the state today compared to the same time last year. About 60 percent of the state is still in severe drought or worse, but that’s down from about 95 percent one year ago. However, California could be in for less than average rainfall this winter. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 percent chance of a La Niña forming during this upcoming fall. La Niña, the flipside of El Niño, is a cooling pattern in the equatorial Pacific. Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate researcher David Pierce said while El Niño tends to bring higher than average rainfall to California, La Niña tends to make the state drier.”

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The state has taken a lot of steps to conserve water. “Californians in May 2016 cut their residential water use by 28 percent, compared to the same month in 2013, the state Water Resources Control Board said Wednesday. Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water conservation by cities and towns last year, when California was then in its fourth year of drought. Californians saved nearly 500 billion gallons in that period, enough to supply 8 million people with water for a year, the water board said. (http://ww2.kqed.org)

Hopefully, winter 2016 will be wetter than normal despite predictions to help chase the drought away.

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2016 MTV Video Music Awards Livestream

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The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are here with the lure of the biggest names in Hollywood and music.

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DATE: August 28, 2016

TIME SCHEDULE:
6:15 p.m. ET Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m. ET Online Red Carpet Pre-Show
8 p.m. ET MTV VMAs Pre-Show on MTV
9 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. ET MTV Video Music Awards 2016 with encore presentation at 11:45 p.m. ET

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According to variety.com, “MTV is prepping for a big show this year, with performances set for Nick Jonas, the Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and more. VMAs royalty Britney Spears is planning on making a comeback on the show for her first VMAs performance in nearly a decade. She’ll be performing her new single “Make Me” with G-Eazy.”

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Want to watch the big show, but not near a TV but in front of your beloved computer? There are options to watch it online. MTV is providing live streams of the event, click here to watch the livestream.

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National Dog Day

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Yesterday was National Dog Day. To commemorate it and to celebrate our best friends, here are some pictures I took of some dogs at the beach yesterday. They bring so much joy into our lives, cherish all your pets and treat them well.

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Golden Retriever

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