An End to Upside Down Thinking & Living

By Institute of Noetic Sciences

AboutKnowledge and KnowingBridging scientific exploration and experiential discovery to better understand a timeless truth — that humanity is deeply interconnected.About Overview Noetic Sciences Our Origins Our Staff Board of Directors Collaborators ScienceExploring Our Interconnected Universe Through intensive research and groundbreaking …

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Minnesota: Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Medical Cannabis Flower

By NORML Foundation

Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives approved legislation that includes provisions permitting registered medical cannabis patients to access medical cannabis flower. A bicameral conference committee approved the policy change as part of a broader omnibus bill related to healthcare. …

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Alabama: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Access Legislation into Law

By NORML Foundation

Republican Governor Kay Ivey has signed legislation into law providing for state-regulated medical cannabis access to qualifying patients with a physician’s recommendation. Governor Ivey said, “I’ve signed SB 46 pertaining to medical marijuana. I would like to thank Sen. Tim …

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IONS Discovery Lab Now Available in 7 Languages!

By Institute of Noetic Sciences

About Knowledge and Knowing Bridging scientific exploration and experiential discovery to better understand a timeless truth — that humanity is deeply interconnected. About Overview Noetic Sciences Our Origins Our Staff Board of Directors Collaborators Science Exploring Our Interconnected Universe Through …

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Nominations are open for SSDP International’s European Regional Committee

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Nominations are open for the inaugural elections of the European Regional Committee!  Each country within the Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East regions can nominate two members for the Committee until the 21st of May, 17.00 CET. This is …

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Trends in The Top-Cited Articles on Classic Psychedelics

By Heffter Research Institute

10 May Trends in The Top-Cited Articles on Classic Psychedelics Posted at 11:00h in Blog, Heffter Blog by admin 10 Likes Share Since the founding of the Heffter Research Institute in 1993, Heffter-affiliated researchers account for 63% (17 of 27) …

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On a Per-Person Basis, Nepal’s Covid Surge Exceeds India’s

By Direct Relief

Like India, Nepal is experiencing a devastating outbreak of Covid-19 as the virus crosses the porous border between the two nations. While Nepal has fewer cases than its larger southern neighbor, it reports more cases and deaths per million people. …

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MANTRA: Working to secure children’s futures amidst the chaos

By Association for India's Development

If you see a cup as half full and do your bit, shoots of hope will crop up and soon the cup will fill up. MANTRA is one such organization that saw a crying need for corrective action and is …

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With Covid-19 Still Surging, India Braces for Cyclone Impact

By Direct Relief

Communities on India’s west coast readied for landfall of the season’s first cyclone, all at a time when the country is in the midst of the world’s largest Covid case surge. Cyclone Tauktae, churning in the Arabian Sea, is expected …

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This week’s recap: Rural hospitals become operational, and more

By Association for India's Development

Here is the summary of another week (10-16 May) in AID’s effort to support its grassroots partners during this time of crisis. A substantial fillip to these efforts came in the form of a $2.5M donation by #StartSmall, Jack Dorsey’s …

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Reflections on the state of anti-colonialism in academic global health grant funding

By Nyaya (Possible) Health

While the COVID-19 pandemic has made the past year difficult for individuals and communities everywhere, it has also compounded and revealed at multiple levels the impact of inequities created by long histories of oppression. While these systems of oppression are …

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Oral Cancer Answers Podcast with Dr. David E. Levy

By Oral Cancer Foundation

The Human Immune System Basics In a time of a Covid pandemic, and the rapid development of several life saving vaccines to address it, the world has seen the possibilities that vaccines offer. But none of this has come without …

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Having Cancer Is Not Something To Be Ashamed Of

By Lazarex Cancer Foundation

It’s Time to Shed the Stigma of Cancer By Marya Shegog, PhD, MPH, CHES: Health Equity and Diversity Coordinator, Lazarex Cancer Foundation No one asks for cancer. Some may say that behaviors, like smoking, are “asking” for cancer but in fact …

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Schaffner Report: Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination

By National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

In the US, more than 13,000 children have been hospitalized and more than 300 have died due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, on May 12, 2021, the Advisory Committee on …

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The pain of racial injustice lingers. Here’s how you can support your Black partner.

By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

It takes a strong Black person to date a white person. For better or for worse, romantic relationships are a minefield of opportunities to explore Black/white dynamics in America. It works well when the white partner is able to reduce …

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“Taking photos helps people to understand our problems”

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

The project is now taking its findings further by involving people with NTDs in leading and shaping a series of support groups, with the support of state NTD programme implementers. These groups will bring people affected by NTDs together, providing …

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Time of COVID-19, Again

By National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

New COVID-19 vaccines have made it possible for many fully vaccinated families to celebrate together in person this Mother’s Day. In 2020, we asked leaders at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to share their Mother’s Day thoughts, many …

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Microdosing hormones expands gender-affirming care options for non-binary folks

By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Most people associate microdosing with their artist friend who chews on a minuscule amount of mushrooms before painting or the Silicon Valley tech-bro who lists their LSD-laced coffee as the key to their success. Method aside, people say that enhancing …

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G7 education declaration: Sightsavers calls for girls with disabilities to be prioritised

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

Sightsavers has welcomed news of a collective agreement signed by foreign and development ministers ahead of next month’s G7 summit, and called for financial and political commitments to be met in order to achieve bold targets on girls’ education, particularly …

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Responding to COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

By Heart to Heart International

May 9, 2021 – The disaster response team arrived safely in Papua New Guinea. They got to work immediately, touring the hospital in Goroka and discussing with the hospital administration how Heart to Heart International can best help them in …

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Native Communities of Strength

By National Indian Council on Aging

“Communities of Strength” is the theme for 2021’s Older Americans Month. The elders of the American Indian and Alaska Native communities exemplify strength both individually and as a nation. It is because of this strength that the National Indian Council …

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Native Households Have Highest Unbanked Percentage

By National Indian Council on Aging

American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the U.S remain widely underrepresented in financial services. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) 2019 survey of household use of banking and financial services, Native communities had the highest rates of unbanked households …

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SSI Recipients and Economic Impact Payments

By Legal Assistance for Seniors

Read the The National Center on Law & Elder Rights description for SSI recipients Here. Originally published by Legal Assistance for Seniors: Source

Building Back Better: What COVID has Taught PSI About Talent

By Population Services International

By Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, PSI We announced last week that we would be inviting PSI staff to return to our headquarters office starting July 6 and expecting them back later in the fall. Like other D.C.-based offices, PSI …

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The Right to Reproductive Health: Supporting Girls to Take Charge of their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

By Population Services International

By Madeleine Moore Consultant & Technical Advisor, PSI Europe and Chelon Nickolette, Project Ignite Program Coordinator, PSI   18-year-old Mirela hesitated as she peered around the clinic’s waiting room.   Women twice her age crowded the space. As the only teenager in the room, would they judge her for turning up …

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Neighbors Volunteer to Keep One Another Strong

By Vermont Foodbank

Throughout a time of uncertainty and increased need, community members like you are working together to make sure we all have the food we need to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. “When the pandemic began, I literally …

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Recovery Café, a Place Where Love and Nutritious Food Abound

By Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Recovery Café Nutrition Program Coordinator Tadashi Oguchi regularly picks up produce and products from our Second Harvest of Silicon Valley warehouse and works with our nutrition department to offer a series of classes on topics related to cooking, nutrition and …

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Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare Announces New Board Leadership

By Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare Announces New Board Leadership 14/May/21 / 12:23 Wallingford, Conn., May 14, 2021 – Beth Henry has been elected chair, and Pastor Alfred D. Watts has been elected vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the newly merged …

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En La Villita, una despensa refleja la resiliencia de sus vecinos

By Greater Chicago Food Depository

José, Mario y Martín esperan pacientemente que se abran las puertas de Amor de Dios. (Fotos de Carolina Sánchez para el Banco de Alimentos de Chicago) En la esquina de la South Sawyer Avenue y West 24th Street en La …

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In Little Village, a pantry reflects the resilience of its neighbors

By Greater Chicago Food Depository

José, Mario and Martin patiently waiting for Amor de Dios doors to open. (Photos by Carolina Sanchez for the Food Depository). Leer en Español At the corner of South Sawyer Avenue and West 24th Street in Little Village, a vibrant …

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Members of Local Band SWITCHFOOT and SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Volunteers Partner with Feeding San Diego to Help Distribute Food This Saturday

By Feeding San Diego

Large-scale food distribution in San Marcos to help kids and families facing hunger  SAN DIEGO (May 13, 2021) — This Saturday, May 15, Feeding San Diego and the SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Foundation will come together to help the local community. In preparation for the virtual SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM event happening next month, a few SWITCHFOOT band members plus more …

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Making Leftovers your Friend in the Fight to Reduce Food Waste

By Operation Food Search

Earth Day, a day we celebrate our environment and raise awareness about climate change, is celebrated on April 22nd annually. However, the need to be environmentally conscious continues each day, month, and year following. There are many ways to support …

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$240K Donated to OFS for Franklin Co. Pantries

By Operation Food Search

It was a phone call that Second Blessings Food Pantry President Becki Gillihan never expected to receive.  “We got a phone call from Operation Food Search. She asked me if I was sitting down, which I was, and then she …

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Take Action to ‘Double Up’ Access to Oregon-Grown Produce

By Oregon Food Bank

We have some great allies in this effort — including the Farmers Market Fund, Pacific Northwest Community Supported Agriculture, Oregon Farmers Markets Association and the American Heart Association.  We all agree that Double Up Food Bucks as a ‘triple win’ …

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Sanku’s CEO Discusses Preventing Hidden Hunger in Financial Times

By Project Healthy Children (PHC)

“They have enough food to survive but they’re starving from lack of nutrients“. In a Financial Times Partner Content article, Sanku’s CEO discusses hidden hunger and how Sanku works with 400+ small mills to prevent it. Read Social climbing: tech …

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Chopped Competition winners Announced

By Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank held its annual Chopped Competition virtually in March, as part of National Nutrition Month and today announces local winners in eight categories. The annual Chopped Competition is a way for the Food Bank’s partner agencies …

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The Traumatic Mental Health Impact of Food Insecurity

By Utah Food Bank

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the connection between food insecurity and poor mental health, something that we haven’t highlighted nearly enough in the past. Research shows that individuals reporting food …

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Riya: Speaking up, raising funds for India’s migrant workers

By Seeds of Peace

At a time when the sheer devastation of COVID-19 is paralyzing swaths of Indian society, Riya is channeling empathy into action. “My experience with Seeds has taught me that we, the young people, have the capacity to lead the change …

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Afghan Seed raises support for victims of girls school attack

By Seeds of Peace

There has been progress for women and girls in Afghanistan since the days when Sajia, a 2009 Afghan Seed and 2020 GATHER Fellow, was growing up in Kabul. More and more girls are going to school, for one. Women hold …

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The White Label Auction raises £34,000 for The BRIT Trust music charity

By Nordoff Robbins

The White Label Auction in Aid of The BRIT Trust held last week on 5th May raised an astounding total of £33,920.40 for The BRIT Trust – the music industry charity that supports a wide range of causes that promote …

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California Bay Area Virtual Career Fair for Veterans, Thursday, May 20, 2021

By Disabled American Veterans

Welcome to the Recruit Military California Bay Area Virtual Career Fair for Veterans. Connecting Veterans with employers. Online Recruiting Event Open to all US Military Job Seekers and Spouse. May 20, 2021 Register here Originally published by Disabled American Veterans: …

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California BVA Leader to Address Live Audience May 18

By Blinded Veterans Association

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Baking For Troops On World Baking Day

By Soldiers' Angels

May 13, 2021 Did you know that there’s a Worldwide Holiday dedicated to baking for others? World Baking Day is celebrated May 17 and was founded to inspire people all over the world to bake treats for others to show …

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Executive order moves ball forward for K2 veterans

By Disabled American Veterans

Members of the 416th Air Expeditionary Group are transported to forward-deployed locations from Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, Feb. 2, 2004. (Photo by Col. Tim Vining/U.S. Air Force) Executive order moves ball forward for K2 veterans, falls short of the goal line In …

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4 Ways Soldiers’ Angels Supports Military Moms

By Soldiers' Angels

May 6, 2021 Military families hold a special place in our hearts and military moms are especially important. Whether they are female service members who are away from their children or the mothers who sacrifice to support their military spouse …

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Emergency Ask – SCOTUS Just Took Up the Case that Could Overturn Roe

By Yellowhammer Fund

Friends,  We had an email planned today to share some of our favorite moments from the last year as we celebrate our two-year BANiversary, but then the news came that the Supreme Court is taking up Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case …

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