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The Millipede That Protects Itself with Cyanide

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Some millipedes use chemical warfare to ward off predators others glow in the dark, and yet these amazing critters are understudied. You can contribute to scientific knowledge of millipedes by reporting your sightings to iNaturalist. Wildlife Nature Pop Weird Nature

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The “No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Film” Lie


I took in a great indie horror film last week. “My My Friend Dahmer” screened as the show opener for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, chronicling the infamous serial killer in his high school days. A generally gore-free film, one particularly tense scene included a young Dahmer tearing a fish apart with a hand knife. I squirmed in my seat, something I’m not known to do during the most graphic human on human violence.

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This is my Ideal Day.

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It's okay to be disappointed that our day didn’t match our ideal. However, instead of filling our minds with guilt and recriminations, abandoning our aspirations, we should look at it more openly instead. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only awareness compassion Dream dreams exercise family goals ideal ideals life living Meditate meditation perfection plans relationships rituals self love write yoga practice

Why Not to Numb Out when Life feels Unbearable.

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Even if we go meditate in a cave for 40 years, we are still on some level connected to everything else that is happening whether we think we are directly affecting it or not.

Narcissists are People Too: the Dangerous Trend Sweeping the Internet.

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How to Hear our Intuition when our Inner Critic gets Loud.

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Every Woman has a Harvey.

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Finding our Flow: How to Turn Music into Meditation.

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True Consent, the Sexual Violence Survivor & Holding Sacred Sexual Space.

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Here’s 45 Things we can Do Right Now to Stop Rape Culture & Misogyny.

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3 Ways to Shift the Energy & Create Sacred Space in our Work Environment.

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The Deadliest Terror Attack in years happened this weekend. Oh, you Didn’t Know? Me Neither.

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The Day I Forgot I was going to India.

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