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Identity and The Online Personality

By Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

In our days the Y and Z generations have debuted on the revolving stage of life. Y generation consists of the people born between 1976 and 1995. In slang, they are also referred to as the ”Youtube generation.” Z generation started in 1996 with Facebook and its members are still being born today, too. They are often called ”turn of the millennium generation”, and the most recent term is ”digital natives”.

They have grown up with the new technologies (computer, mobile phone, Internet), and they are hardly able to imagine their life without these. The services offered by the new technologies are part of their daily life, they are conveniently at home in the online world of the Internet. Belonging to virtual communities is often more important for them than building personal connections.

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Meditation 108: A Guide to Meditating for the Infant Practitioner

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“How do I walk?” If you can imagine asking this as child then you can imagine asking, “how do I meditate?” as an adult. We were practically all greeted with smiles and joy as we learned how to walk and developed our muscles in order to walk. And one should meet the question, “how do I meditate?’ and take those first steps with the same joy, as if an infant taking his first steps.

How would you properly explain walking to an infant? Ok, remember, no hands. Stay upright. Lift one foot, set it forward, follow it with the other and follow it and then repeat. Be careful to watch where you are stepping because you can fall or stub your toe. Keep your toes up too so you don’t trip… 

And then what? Eventually, the infant must learn to embody this skill through experience. The infant must step forward on his or her own accord and invariably, there will be some falling. But those little falls, as shocking as they may be for one who has never fallen before, are best met with joyful laughter.

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9 Health Benefits of Folate (Vitamin B9)

2nd March 2015

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Folate, or vitamin B9, is one of many essential vitamins. You may also be familiar with folic acid as a form of folate; folic acid is the synthetic version used for food fortification and supplements.

Folate is important because it plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair. It encourages cell and tissue growth. In fact, these benefits barely scratch the surface and its effects are far reaching. That bring us to nine incredible health benefits of folate.

1. Great for the Heart

Folate helps metabolize homocysteine into methionine, an essential amino acid. Without adequate folate, homocysteine levels increase. You don’t want this; homocysteine has been linked to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular problems. [1] The evidence is clear, to encourage cardiovascular health by facilitating the breaking down of homocysteine, folate is incredible.

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Negative Visualization – A Positive Psychological Tool

2nd March 2015

By Luke Sumpter

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The hedonic treadmill – or hedonic adaptation – are psychological terms used to describe the theory that humans have a base line emotional state that we all inevitably return to after events that cause us great happiness and personal gain or mass loss and sadness.

The consumer and capitalist ideals conditioned into and practiced by the majority of westerners is a prime example of this theory. Not a long period of time exists between obtaining a new sports car, a new job promotion or the latest smart phone until the insatiable desire for then next best thing is set into motion.

Let it be made clear that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the desire to strive, achieve and obtain. It is our birthright to pursue our passions and embody our dreams and ultimately to optimize ourselves. Yet there is a firm difference between achieving a goal and valuing the outcome in comparison to seeing an endeavor to completion to then disregarding the results in favor of continual and constant progression.

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Practical Tips for Raising Earth-Conscious Children

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Children these days have many technological distractions that keep them busy and less connected with the environment. Whether it’s a video game, television program or computer screen, children are forgetting how to connect with their natural side.

Many parents seem to be forgetting the importance of teaching children about their intrinsic connection to the earth and their role in protecting the planet for future generations. There are ways to help children cultivate an earth-conscious way of living.

Live by example

Our children learn how to be in the world by learning from what their caregivers do. Educate yourself about ways to help protect our earth, and live by example.

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The Brain Benefits of Learning a Second Language

By Deane Alban

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The proven benefits of learning a second language include improvements in intelligence, memory, and concentration and lowered risks of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Understanding language is one of the hardest things your brain does. The benefits of learning a second language seem, in fact, to be proportional to the effort expended by the brain. Because language is complex, speaking or learning a foreign language gives your brain a good workout. It’s good brain exercise that makes the brain stronger.

It’s hard to believe now, but at one time raising children in a bilingual home was believed to stunt their intellectual growth. (1) Experts thought their brains would become confused and that it might even contribute to schizophrenia or split identities. But times have changed. We now understand that precisely the opposite is true. It’s now known that learning another language is one of the most effective and practical ways to increase intelligence, keep your mind sharp, and buffer your brain against aging. Here are the ways that speaking or learning a second language can benefit your brain, no matter your age.

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How Our Thoughts Control Our DNA

1st March 2015

By Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The common idea that DNA determines so much of who we are — not only our eye or hair color, for example, but also our addictions, disorders, or susceptibility to cancer — is a misconception. This concept “says you are less powerful than your genes.”

The problem with that belief system is that it extends to another level … You find yourself to be more or less a victim of your heredity. You become irresponsible. You say, “I can’t do anything about it, so why try?”

In reality, a person’s perception, not genetic programming, is what spurs all action in the body. It is actually our beliefs that select our genes, that select our behavior.

The human body is comprised of 50 to 65 trillion cells. Cell functions independent of DNA and its perceptions of environmental stimuli affect DNA. This also applies the same principles to the human body as a whole, showing the power our perceptions, our beliefs, have over DNA.

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Suppressed Pedophilia Allegations Reveal Culture of Satanic Ritual Abuse

28th February 2015

By Sonya van Gelder

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

A series of videos have recently been released through alternative media, of 9 year old Hampstead girl Alisa and her 8 year old brother Gabriel’s testimony of abuse at the hands of their father and his satanic cult.

The alleged abuses involve a network of pedophiles in positions of public trust, including school teachers, priests, social workers, health care workers, child protection agencies and police officers.

Although an initial Police Medical examination revealed physical evidence of abuse, the UK legal establishment failed to begin formal investigations into these allegations.

The videos of the children’s testimonies have subsequently leaked into the public arena.

While officials seem determined to sweep these startling allegations under the rug, and have even issued warrants for the arrest of the mother and her legal counsel, unrelenting anti-abuse campaigners and alternative media outlets have swung into action.

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Suppressing Your Truth Isn’t Helping Anyone

By Evita Ochel

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Many of us live our life based on the idea that we cannot share what we really feel or think, out of courtesy or consideration for another. However, when we examine why we so often live by suppressing our truth, we come to see that our reasons for doing so are not quite as selfless or admirable as we may presume them to be. By trying to protect the other, we are often simply trying to protect some aspect of our illusory self. In this essay, we will examine the consequences of not living our truth — how this impacts us and those around us — and I will also share with you 5 tips for authentic self-expression.

If you are like most people on our planet, chances are you have “bit your tongue” on more than one occasion, preventing yourself from saying something you felt deeply called within to say. Similarly, you can probably remember your share of situations where you stopped yourself from acting in a way that you were called to act, or perhaps ended up engaging in some action that wasn’t in alignment with your true, personal nature.

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Cancer – You Can’t Fool the Children of the Revolution

By Niaby Codd

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

In my quest for the truth since my father’s diagnosis of cancer, many facts have found their way into my vicinity. Facts that go to further prove that which I already intrinsically know.

This is information that every single one of us needs to know if we are to break free of the chains of sickness and misery that we are currently shackled to as a society. I would like to see us stand up to cancer by recognising the failings of the current medical system and daring to make some changes. I want to raise awareness, not through binning my bras or taking makeup-free selfies but instead, by bringing knowledge into your awareness that will change the way that we currently look at treating this disease.

Given the depth of this information, I have decided to split my findings across a series of articles. Today’s focus will be on the role of the conventional medical establishment and its regulators in the current cancer pandemic.

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