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The Day of At-One-Ment

by Mike Schwager

[Wednesday, October 8th, 2008] -- Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, observed beginning tonight, is the holiest time on the Jewish calendar. On this day, Jews all over the world atone for their transgressions, and ask God for forgiveness of their sins.

Actor Paul Newman Leaves Many Legacies, Including Camp for Ailing Kids mourns the passing of a great human being - actor, humanitarian and philanthropist Paul Newman. One way to honor his memory is for us to provide this link to his camp for children with serious medical conditions. It is the realization of his dream. His endless passion and commitment to help those less fortunate, especially children, was enormous. Children whose lives are interrupted by illness are able to put their worries aside and enjoy a carefree camp experience thanks to Paul’s tireless efforts and boundless enthusiasm.

The Fountain of Youth & Health

By Dr. Luise Light and Mary Sparrowdancer

While the USDA, the FDA, news media and nearly all of “modern medicine” promote vaccines, chemicals, surgery and radiation as the “accepted” way of dealing with the growing number of illnesses and symptoms prevalent in the US, it now appears that magnesium may be the miraculous, essential mineral that has been kept hidden from us for about 100 years. 

The Value of Solitude

Editor's Note: Robert Kull, author of Solitude: Seeking Wisdom In Extremes (New World Library) has written the following article entitled, "The Value of Solitude." You may also wish to read the recent Vancouver Sun article summarizing his experience by clicking here: Enthusiastically Supports The Tony Blair Faith Foundation

One of the cornerstones of the mission of is to encourage dialogue between the great religions and cultures of the world. In 1990, when the vision of this site was first put on paper, what came through was that as the world undergoes globalization through technology, and as peoples and ideas would of necessity converge through the instruments of communication heightened by technology, that it would be vital for true mutual understanding and empathy to be fostered between peoples of different faiths and cultures.

FACTBOX - U.S. presidential candidates on energy issues believes the two major candidates' respective positions on energy is a vital issue worthy of presentation on our site. With high U.S. gasoline prices cutting into family budgets and forcing Americans to change their driving habits, energy is a major issue in the 2008 presidential election. Here is a look at what Democratic candidate Barack Obama and Republican rival John McCain are saying about energy issues. From Reuters as published in The International Herald Tribune.

Advice to Entrepreneurs: Believe in Yourself...Own Your Idea

by Jack Nadel

After 60 years as an international entrepreneur, I am very grateful that I found my career path early and enjoyed every minute of it. There is a certain quality in the American lifestyle that encourages us to accept the free enterprise challenge. One must accept an adventurous life, and must have a cast iron stomach as well as a creative mind.

Microfinance: Boon or bane?

Editor's note: In July 2007, I arranged an online debate on (Financial Times) between microfinance expert Eric Thurman, co-author of A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty, and Professor Aneel Karnani of the University of Michigan. This was a lively polemic between two humanitarians with opposing views on the efficacy of microcredit (or microfinance as it is also known) - and the best ways to reduce poverty in the developing world. It was important enough to earn another posting here on Interviews Marc Bekoff, Author, The Emotional Lives of Animals

Mike Schwager, Editor-in-Chief of, recently interviewed Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus of Biology at The University of Colorado, and Co-Founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Mr. Bekoff is author of The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter (New World Library) [See Enrichment Recommends in left column].

Max Your MPG

Max Your MPG

Today's gas prices make many of us think about driving more efficiently. "Hypermilers" go to extremes, eking out up to 100 miles on a gallon of gas.

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