The Digital Feast 

The Spice of Life

The Secret History of the World's Priciest Spice Summary: “Saffron has a long and colorful history. You may be surprised by how it is made.” Read more at: https://goo.gl/qZhdSX Digitally mined from: www.nationalgeographic.com   Don’t toss those old spices you...

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The Emotional Spectrum

Seneca on Grief and the Key to Resilience in the Face of Loss: An Extraordinary Letter to His Mother Summary: “Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be, “Joan Didion observed in her classic meditation on loss. Abraham Lincoln, in his moving letter of...

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The Preacher, the Sermon, and the Story

Sermon Content Is What Appeals Most to Churchgoers Summary: For some time, the death of the sermon has been touted from both religious and secular sources. However, this Gallup poll seems shows otherwise. For other interesting poll results…. Read more at:...

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Slacking and Productivity

Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too Summary: “When you examine the lives of history’s most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organize their lives around their work, but not their days. Read and watch at: https://goo.gl/gZlhbQ...

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Seize the Moment! (Carpe Momentum!)

Time, Memory, Marriage, and What Makes Us Who We Are Summary: ““Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” Read and watch at: https://goo.gl/VPviWP...

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The Arts

Why Do So Many Musicians End Up Being One-Hit Wonders? Summary: “So what is it about pop stardom that makes it so difficult to sustain? Actually, to call a one-hit wonder a “pop star” is highly denigrating to proper pop stars like David Bowie or Prince, who built long...

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Health and Encouragement

The rise of “Generation Health” Summary: “After rising for a decade, life expectancy in America has begun leveling off and has even declined for some groups.” Read and watch at: https://goo.gl/RrHwAZ Digitally mined from: www.techcrunch.com   Silicon Valley Would...

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Media Shapes Our Life and Our Faith

Building Empathy and Solidarity Through Story Summary: “Humans spend about a third of their waking hours daydreaming. It's a survival feature. Our constant imagining of a possible future helps prepare us for the future that actually comes. We've already practiced...

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Learning to Dialogue in a Digital World

No Good at Emoji? Don’t Give Up Summary: “I’m horrible at emoji—it’s like a foreign language for me. I always get “???” replies from friends. What should I do?” Read and watch at: https://goo.gl/hNzjmV Digitally mined from: www.wired.com   Sideways Dictionary...

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Memory and Mentors

Sound waves boost older adults' memory, deep sleep Summary: “Pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and triples memory scores in older adults.” Read more a https://goo.gl/VyD9K7 Digitally mined from www.sciencedaily.com   The "ludic loop" of checking...

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