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100% Of Puerto Rico Is Without Electricity In Wake Of Hurricane Maria

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, 3.4 million people in Puerto Rico have been left without power. Maria devastated the territory. It flooded towns, blew out windows at hospitals and police stations, crushed homes and knocked out the entire electrical grid. Phone and internet services have also collapsed in Puerto Rico, leaving many people isolated and without communication.

Mayor of the capital San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, said: “The San Juan that we knew yesterday is no longer there. We’re looking at four to six months without electricity.” Gov. Ricardo Rossello also said “we all knew this was going to happen given the vulnerable infrastructure”. He went on to say “there’s a humanitarian emergency here in Puerto Rico….this is an event without precedent.” Felix Delgado, Mayor of the Northern coastal city of Catano said: “Months and months and months and months are going to pass before we can recover from this.”

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Scientists Reveal That Dancing Can Reverse Effects of Brain Degeneration

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

As we grow older, we will see a decline in our physical and mental health. However, recent studies have shown that aging in the brain can be reversed if we routinely take part in physical exercises. By dancing to our favourite beat and kicking up our feet, we may be able to keep our mind healthier for longer. For example, a recent study led by Kathrin Rehfeld, from The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, has shown that dancing might be good for your brain.

Rehfeld and her team looked at the effects of two types of exercise on the brain – dancing or fitness sport. The elderly participants had an average age of 68 and were assigned to either an 18-month weekly course of learning new dance routines or endurance and flexibility training. Both groups showed an increase in the hippocampal region – an area related to memory. This is also an area of the brain that is affected by diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Study: Women Who Receive Two Flu Shots In Successive Seasons Are Nearly 8x More Likely To Have Miscarriages

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

The vaccine debate has officially become more complicated, now that a study published in the prestigious journal Vaccine has concluded that women who receive two flu shots in successive seasons are nearly 8x more likely to have spontaneous abortions, also known as miscarriages. Despite the gravity of this finding, mainstream media — specifically the Washington Post — has attempted to downgrade the scientific study.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Marshfield Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Group Health Research Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the first study to take into account three important variables: 1) vaccines that contained the 2009 H1N1 flu virus strain, the virus that is responsible for the 2009 influenza pandemic; 2) the 28 days after vaccination; and 3) the impact(s) of repeated flu vaccinations over two successive seasons.

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41 Million Affected And 1,200 Dead By Flooding In India, Bangladesh And Nepal

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Because much of North American media has been focused on Hurricane Harvey and the looming Hurricane Irma, few have been informed of an even worse natural disaster taking place overseas. In India, Bangladesh and Nepal, weeks of unusually strong monsoon rains have resulted in at least 1,200 deaths. In total, approximately 41 million people have been affected, according to the United Nations.

The New York Times reports that thousands of homes have been destroyed in Nepal, where elephants are being used to rescue people and activists have been constructing rafts from bamboo and banana leaves to save landlocked victims. Despite some successful efforts by aid organizations, hundreds remain missing. As a result, many families have held last rites without their loved ones’ bodies.

To make matters worse, Nepal’s flooded areas are in the poorest parts of the country. Many farms are now underwater, and thousands of people are stuck subsisting under plastic tarps in camps for displaced people. As a result of poor hygiene and cramped conditions, disease is beginning to spread.

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The Native Americans Code Of 16 Ethics For Humanity To Live By

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

The Traditional Indian Code of Ethics is a set of rules that the Native American community choose to live by. The earliest written source for this code is from 1982, taken from the Four Worlds Development Project, which was founded by Phil Lane Jr, a member of the Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, although it is though that there are many verbal variations of this code from times gone by.

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Pakistan Has Planted A Billion Trees In The Last 2 Years

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Over the past two years, Pakistanis have planted 1 billion trees in the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province. As a result, they have restored an impressive 350 hectares of forests and degraded land.

Imran Khan is the leader of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He has spearheaded the “Billion Tree Tsunami” campaign and as a result Pakistanis can now be proud of their efforts to stem the rate of deforestation. The campaign was part of The Bonn Challenge – which was established by The International Union for Conservation of Nature. The challenge aimed to restore 150 million hectares of forest by 2020. Pakistan was one of 20 countries who signed up for the challenge and they have already surpassed their target, way ahead of schedule.

The threat of climate change motivated the tree planters in Pakistan to act immediately. There have been a number of violent floods that have ripped through the heart of the communities in Pakistan. Planting trees helps to sustain the river and provides a barrier which diminishes the damage caused by floods. This is a great achievement in Pakistan and if the trend continues, the ecosystem will see a revival in certain areas.

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Find Out Which Is Your Predominant Chakra

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

Find out which is the predominant chakra in your system

The chakra system is comprised of 7 main chakras, although many believe there to be 13 main chakras and many other sub chakras. But for the simplicity of this article I will talk about what is widely accepted as the 7 main bodily chakras.

The chakras are what you may call energy points within the subtle body, although they do have a physical point within our human body. These 7 chakras when aligned work as a representation of complete health and can help you to understand different physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and real world problems that you face. There are no chakras that supersede the importance of the next, however most of us are predominantly inclined to resonate with 1 or 2 of the chakras from the system. This can lead to balance, disbalance or a middle ground of the 2, but an understanding of which of your chakras are the main focus of your attention, can lead you to balance in the others, and/or understanding how to counterbalance your energies.

Chakras can be to open, to closed or closer to a balanced central point; in this article I will discuss all 3 for each chakra.

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Artist Creates Truly Unique Art Using The Golden Ratio

By Jess Murray Truth Theory

An artist based in Los Angeles, California, creates masterpieces so rare and unique that the number of people that carry out this specific artwork can be attributed to just five individuals. The artist, named Jack Storms, creates his art by combining lead crystal and dichroic glass using a cold-glass process. He explained what separates him from other artists by stating, “What I do is I don’t use any heat at all, I grind and grind and grind and then I polish, that’s what separates me from everybody else. It’s much more difficult and it takes a lot more time. But for me the effects are just brilliant.”

Each piece of his specific artwork can take anywhere by 8 to 18 weeks to fully complete, but Storms explains that this is the effort and dedication that is required to create such masterpieces. An additional factor that sets Storms’s work apart from others is that, despite working with glass and crystal, he honours the natural world with each design by using the golden ratio, otherwise known as the Fibonacci sequence. This special ratio has been used in many famous creative designs, from the Mona Lisa to famous architectural structures.

Watch the video to see Storm’s process:

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105 Year Old Reveals The Secret Behind Living A Long Life

By Jess Murray Truth Theory

Everyone wants to know the secret to a long and happy life, without having to constantly worry about being cautious over every aspect of actually living it. Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, who lived until he was 105, believed that the secret lies in a few simple and basic principles, one of which includes retiring later.

Dr Shigeaki Hinohara built the foundations of Japanese medicine and played a hand in making Japan the world leader in longevity. As a physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University, and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital, he was qualified in announcing his guidelines of living a long and healthy life.

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3 Ways To Find The Beauty And Wisdom In Silence

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Are you comfortable with silence? Could you sit in a restaurant with friends and not say a word, without feeling awkward? We talk all the time but we are not always saying anything of value. Sometimes we just talk because we think remaining silent is a bad thing. We fill up our day-to-day lives with noise, but do we ever take a break and just…be?

“Speak only if it improves upon the silence” – Mahatma Gandhi

Perhaps it would be wiser to talk less and say more. By immersing ourselves in moments of silence we can collect our thoughts and take a break from the noise. When our mind is quiet, we can think deeply and our inner voice is able to speak to us. It’s only in these precious moments do we experience our own divinity. There is a lot to learn from being still and quiet.

Aspects of our daily lives are filled to the brim with noise. The hectic commute to work, the never-ending list of things we still need to do and everything else in between. If we embrace our silence, perhaps we can alleviate some of our stress, even if it is just for a few moments. There is so much value and wisdom in being presence. We can learn so much about ourselves, as well as the world around us without the need to utter a single word.

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