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A Toast! To the International Year of Light

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

As part of this yearlong observance, I encourage everyone at UCF to be more of a player in light and promote the optics industry. The university already has shown leadership through the establishment of its College of Optics and Photonics, the first college in the nation devoted to the subjects of light and photonics.

Earth Joins the Selfie Brigade

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Remember when you had to rely on seeing just a part of yourself in the reflection of a dark lake or in a small expensive piece of polished copper or silver-mercury? Probably not.

5 Lighter Versions Of Winter Comfort Foods

Caroline Phelps | Posted 07.14.2015 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

I don't feel like getting all four burners going for a slow-cooked, calorie-packed gut-busting mega-meal.

Step Into the Light: Eight Years of Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of the last time I took off my "Steven Suit". I came home from a meeting where I presented my male persona, never again to cover up the woman who had been hiding beneath. And in so doing, I stepped into the light.

iblazr Lights Up the Selfie World: My Latest Photography Gadget Review

Heather Hummel | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Heather Hummel

As a photographer, I don't leave home without my camera and its accessories. Camera body--check. Filters--check. Tripods--check. Lenses--check. Camera bag with odds and ends--check.

Tunisian Artists Explode Time & Memory

Frank Browning | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

Fakhri el Ghezal tracks through photography the repeated absences and missing continuities of political leaders ripped away posters and billboards during the last half century since Tunisia freed itself from the French heel.

Open Letter to Deniers of Transgender Existence

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have learned to let the light shine into my soul. Believe as you choose, but please do not block the light. It is very important to my ability to exist in this world. If I don't receive the light, I can not share the light with the world.

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

Exercise in Spirituality

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

Is Spirituality a religion? I was asked recently what it means to be Spiritual. I stopped and thought. My answer was simple, it means to "feel." Sp...

Our Body Clocks May Tell Time More Accurately By The Color Of Light

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

When twilight sets in, it may not be the dimming light that clues you in to the evening hour -- instead, it could be that blueish glow in the sky. Acc...

Why You Should Be A Fan Of Freezer-Ready Empanadas

Dough Mamma | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste
Dough Mamma

Freezer food prep is the way to go.

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.

Light: Going Beyond the Bulb

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 05.13.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Light is one of those things that we almost inevitably take for granted. In fact, many of us might not realize the extent that we overlook its contributions to our lives, because it's hard to see - literally -- just how much it does.

How to Pack for a Week With Only 10 Items of Clothing

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Travel light by packing pieces you can mix and match for a week's worth of looks.

Living Life With Happiness, Not For Happiness

Reetu Gupta | Posted 03.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

Love. Have a love for yourself and all of your abilities. Each of us has a light that has the ability to shine so bright; all you need to do is light the match.

Light Up Your Holiday Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

So, the next time you're looking at the lights of your Christmas tree or Menorah, think about the light that you possess and the light you have the power to share. 'Tis the season to let the bright light outside inspire the lights within our lives!

Gratitude Is a State: On Being a Sacred Stream for Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.

Choosing Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not a choice about being male or female. It is a choice about being true to myself or not. It is a choice between living in the sunlight or dying in the shadows. It is mine and mine alone. It is the absolute, uninhibited truth. I choose authenticity.

Daily Meditation: Shine A Light On

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Autumn Reflections

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Some time ago someone asked me: "How on earth do you manage to write complete stories about...NOTHING?!" Well...erhm...lots of fantasy I guess... Tha...

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

The Dichotomy of Pain and Pleasure (And How to Activate Your Joy and Heal the World)

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. Whil...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Lean Towards the Light

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.16.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Light

Valeria Pereira Howell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Valeria Pereira Howell

Life is all about finding the light... finding the place where you feel comfortable...Finding the place that gives you that warm feeling inside. Li...

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.