The Proposal

You kneel to show protection, confidence,

And piles and piles of lies to spill when weak

So hidden in a shiny rock, it sickens

The brain. Hallucinating a “love” petite

In life, but grand in mind. It soon will break!

This love of yours, the ride or die, oblique

In meaning, represents the thrill you seek

“Someone, though, will soon come and rescue me”

The love society had is dead, but care,

Compassion, education carry on

Under this label humans once declared

As truth, has camouflaged the emotions

That lay beneath the surface. Soon revealed

It’s goin’ to be; for once the care is real.

Ferguson grand jury to hear key forensic evidence

Anderson Cooper 360

Dr. Michael Baden is a former New York City medical examiner and one of the most high-profile experts in the forensics field. He was hired by Michael Brown’s family to do a private autopsy after the teen was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. He is set to testify tomorrow in front of the grand jury. This comes as local authorities brace for the the response from protesters if there is no indictment against Officer Wilson. Jason Carroll takes a look at the forensic case.


Anderson discussed the evidence that we know about and the questions that remain about the case with CNN legal analysts Mark O’Mara and Sunny Hostin.

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The Art of Stillness in an age of distraction

TED Blog

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The “T” in TED stands for technology. So it might sound counterintuitive that we would release a book about the need to unplug. 

But we live in a madly accelerating world, where new technologies — for all their benefits — are making our lives more crowded, more chaotic and noisier than ever. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. Thus, our new TED Book: The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer.

A veteran travel writer who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, Iyer may also seem a counterintuitive choice to pen this book on the importance of staying still. After all, his first TED talk explained why he thinks of India, Japan, the UK and the US as different facets of his “home.” But Iyer is an unexpected sage on the topic, and…

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