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7 Awesome Images of Light from 2015

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

We are intimately connected with light in countless ways. From the practical (think of life without photosynthesis or heat from the Sun) to the convenient (modern technologies ranging from communication to health), light is part of our every day lives in a host of different ways.

Only Light Can Do That

Laura Lowery | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

I've been sleeping in since November. It is winter and in this northern latitude morning light does not come through my window until the hour hand is on the eight; most days my feet do not touch the floor until it does. "This is my secret," I tell myself. "My hidden fountain of youth, my private reserve for creativity."

How a Blessing of Light Enriches Your Marriage

Anne Naylor | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

Performing a wedding ceremony is a blessing for me. I love the weddings I officiate, and the couples I meet for them.

The Fight for the Good is the Fight for Life

Baila Olidort | Posted 12.31.2015 | Good News
Baila Olidort

As I watched the menorah lighting at the foot of the Eiffel Tower via live-stream, the Rebbe's powerfully enduring ideas that continue to mobilize men and women to go where few others will and disrupt the status quo, struck a lively note that took me back to my childhood.

8 Reasons We Should Care About Light

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 12.31.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

As 2015 winds down, we find we have much in the world's events to look back on. One effort to celebrate is the success of this past year being the United Nations' International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.

This Netflix Show Is Going To Look Way Different In New Season

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 12.29.2015 | Entertainment

The Netflix series "Daredevil," which is one of the streaming service's most popular original shows, will be much less "dark" in its s...

Ex-Catholic Nun + Brooklyn Jewish Husband: How to Celebrate?

Millie Grenough | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

photo: Millie Grenough Okay, here's the situation: I'm an ex-Catholic nun married to a Brooklyn Jewish guy. Hanukkah is over. Christmas is coming. S...

Christmas Past, Presence and Future

Sue Crites | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Crites

As the holidays approach, for those celebrating Christmas, the season of giving and receiving is upon us. I love traditions and certain pastimes are i...

The True Story of Light

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

The holiday season is often referred to as the season of lights. Light represents many things to different people -- everything from hope to rebirth to knowledge and goodness.

The Four-Letter Word HATE

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

(DISCLAIMER: This is the most hate-filled post I will ever write. But it is a topic that needs addressing.) "You're a sociopath! You're a fraud! Good...

The Light That Shines When Things End

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 11.17.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

I hope that in the future they invent a small golden light that follows you everywhere and when something is about to end, it shines brightly so you know it's about to end.

‎Why Shifting Love Is the Best Way to Deal With the Paris Attacks

BritChick Paris | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
BritChick Paris

They may plot against us, bomb us, shoot us, but they cannot take away the light in our hearts that will only grow as more and more people and communities unite.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Why God Is Black

Sohale Sizar | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Sohale Sizar

Limiting God to one color seems to be an epistemological error as it undermines His all-expansiveness. So I started investigating the whiteness of God and it was not until I read Toward a Philosophy of Zen Buddhism that I realized that God might not be white.

The Real Stars of the Show

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

There is a very powerful scientific concept that not only informs every area of STEM, including astronomy, but allows us to see well beyond those twinkling balls of gas in the night sky. That concept is light.

Through the Feelings, Toward Light

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

Today's my birthday and for the record, please note that I am not the celebrating type when it comes to this day. I prefer quiet, reflective, spontane...

A Window Into Mars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 09.24.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

If this little device can bring a sky full of stars into my 8 foot by 3 foot bunk on simulated Mars, maybe the right sort of technology can allow the right sort of human to be at ease with few or no true windows to our future worlds.

The Gift of Happiness

Martín Llorens | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Martín Llorens

Happiness is the result of all of your impressions, your experiences, and your actions from the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep. Happiness is a boomerang effect of your lifestyle, where your thoughts, your energy and your actions are all synchronized and act as one.

A Spark of Light

Martín Llorens | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Martín Llorens

You may not realize your true power, because it may be that your love energy has been sleeping waiting to be turned on. It's time to illuminate and transform your life. Today and every day you have to make an important decision: open your eyes and shine. You are a beautiful spark of light in the universe.

Brian Schriner, Dean, FIU College of Architecture+The Arts, Miami Beach, April, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

One thing I really like about this picture of Dean Schriner is that visually and emotionally, it at once radiates both darkness and light. In this ...

Becoming a Trans Godmother

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

This journey into becoming a trans godmother has much more to offer than I can begin to imagine. Our discussions have included the maybe-one-day events of seeing my goddaughter get married and start a family of her own. Who knew? Who could have known? I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Blessed be.

Crossing the Bridge

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Nina Polvanich Louie

Here I am middle of the bridge, trying not to look back and lusting for that glimpse of the light ahead. And there it is. In the craziness of this world, in the storm that rocked out worlds, a glimpse of light. What a blessing.

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.