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The Power of Communal Learning – Buddhistdoor Global

Young Voices is a special project from Buddhistdoor Global collecting insightful essays written by high school students in the US who have attended experiential-learning-based courses rooted in the Buddhist teaching. Inspired by and running in parallel with BDG’s Beginner’s Mind project for college students, Young Voices offers a platform for these high school students to …

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The Power of San Francisco’s Stories and Storytellers: The Olive Hackett-Shaughnessy Saga

Photo: Danielle Lee. Not one seems to keep a tally of the exact number of storytellers in San Francisco, but there seems to be more of them, at more venues and with bigger and more diverse audiences than ever before. A hundred kids and their parents show up on a Saturday morning to listen to …

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How to take care of children when a natural disaster strikes

The day Reina Pomeroy unintentionally became an expert on how natural disasters affect children began pleasantly enough. On that sunny December morning, she and her husband, David, had taken their sons, ages 7 and 2, out for a hike near Boulder, Colorado. Fierce winds sent them back to their home in nearby Louisville, which they …

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Biden Tests Positive for Covid: Live News Updates

President Biden on Wednesday, a day before he tested positive for the coronavirus.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Biden tested positive on Thursday for the coronavirus, raising health concerns for the 79-year-old president and underscoring that the virus remains a persistent threat in a country trying to put the pandemic in the past. …

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How can I invest in the UK’s fastest growing sectors?

Image source: Getty Images The UK’s purchasing habits have dramatically shifted in the past couple of years, altered by the pandemic itself and by our emergence from it. It makes deciding how to invest in the strongest sectors a bit tricky. Card machine and payments firm Dojo has just released its Business Growth Report, looking …

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How to take care of children when a natural disaster strikes

The day Reina Pomeroy unintentionally became an expert on how natural disasters affect children began pleasantly enough. On that sunny December morning, she and her husband, David, had taken their sons, ages 7 and 2, out for a hike near Boulder, Colorado. Fierce winds sent them back to their home in nearby Louisville, which they …

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The Case for Environment-Specific Docker Images – The New Stack

It is a simple fact that your deployment environments are not exact replicas of each other. The most common difference between environments are credentials used to access services like databases, as it would be considered bad practice to share the same passwords between your test and production environments. Hostnames used to expose services also commonly …

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Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient

According to the surgical team, the pig kidneys started functioning and making urine after about 23 minutes and continued to do so for three days, though one kidney made more urine than the other. The patients’ own kidneys were removed, and there were no signs indicating rejection of the pig organs. Dr. Jayme Locke, the …

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Bonhams Auction Showcases Scientific Cosmology

New York — Bonhams’ 10 Exceptional Works of Science sale, available online from July 20 – 27, will celebrate major figures and breakthroughs within the history of science. Tracing an arc of discovery beginning in the 16th century with an autographed book from the library of Rheticus to Stephen Hawking’s most important work, which altered …

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