Dr. Susie Wolbe uses mindfulness and brain research as a means to strike more balance and success in life. In her recent article in the Huffington Post, Dr. Wolbe describes how using mindful strategies such as appreciation and gratitude can lead to finding common ground with new people that we meet, sparking relationships that may not have otherwise flourished.
We all can take simple steps towards practicing better mindfulness, and it can have a beneficial impact on our relationships with family, friends, co-workers, etc. Today, join Dr. Wolbe for a short guided meditation as a positive way to help deal with all the stress of life and bring better balance for ourselves.
Our news sources can have a powerful effect on the way we understand what’s happening around us. Today, we're attempting to reach outside our normal news sources in the name of finding common ground, and inviting you to take 100 seconds to check out sources that skew conservative while meeting high standards of news quality.
Building common ground starts with knowing where you stand in relation to others. And that means understanding how our life experiences have shaped our worldviews. Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist and author, created a quiz that can help you situate your life experiences in relation to the “average white American and mainstream American culture.”
Take 100 seconds today to measure the thickness of your own socioeconomic bubble.
“Where Children Sleep” made a splash when it published a couple years ago. No matter where, children wake up and greet the day from their bedrooms.
The pictures show the diversity and differences between where children sleep across the world - and where they are growing up. Today, click here to take a look at another bedroom and share something you remember about yours.
While we are a proactive movement, we recognize that there are moments when it is more important to react and respond to an urgent need in our world. The brutal chemical weapon attack on Syrian civilians this week – especially children – was a heartbreaking one. It felt like a direct attack on the shared humanity that our community holds as a fundamental value. Our First 100 Ways community has the power to help, and today, we encourage you to join us by donating to Save the Children, and helping to provide relief to vulnerable children who have been affected by the ongoing violence in Syria. Let’s step up together and help provide relief at a time when it is desperately needed.
From the Roman to the Mayan empires, to Mexico and Czechoslovakia, borders and countries change over time. Could you name ten countries that exist today? What about 100? Test your map knowledge today and see how many places you can name.
Do goats like soda? When NPR was trying to name a new podcast about global health and development, a reporter shared a story about being in remote Malawi and coming across a store with cold sodas. In a country full of goats, the availability of sodas was surprising and reflects the complications and emerging issues that coincide with development.
Today, subscribe to “Goats and Soda” and listen to stories of projects happening around the world and how they share similarities and challenges.
Oxfam is a global movement of people to end the injustice of poverty. With more than 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam tackles the issues that keep people poor including discrimination and unequal access to resources. They are also famous for their creative gifts!
For just $12, you can give the gift of organic manure, which increases crop yields and is cheaper, greener, and safer than chemical fertilizers. Your friend or family member will get a card to let them know you care for them, and a person living in poverty will get the agricultural power of manure!
“In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.” - @theglobalgoals
Take this short quiz and discover what global goals best fit your passions and find the tools you need to support progress on those goals.
You don’t have to be a high-ranking military official to make your voice heard in support of diplomacy! With help from our friends at Friends Committee for National Legislation, we made writing a letter to the editor easy with sample text and a form that will go straight to your local newspaper!
Click here and take 100 seconds to check it out now, and you can finish it later tonight.