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Supreme Court Pick Is a Win for Diversity President Joe Biden recently nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer as the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. For some people this news feels like a threat. For others, it’s a tonic. But regardless of your individual beliefs and political views, Judge Jackson’s candidacy is a victory for diversity and inclusion. This, in turn, brings us closer to an enlightened and equitable society. A Commitment to Equal Justice Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is widely regarded as one of our country’s brightest legal minds with…

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Perhaps never more acutely has the pandemic separated us. Those who are pro-vax, and those who are not are severely pitted against one another, but there is a silver lining to this situation we find ourselves in around the world. Quite possibly, we live in a time that will awaken more individuals than any other. Suffering and “The Other” Most Eastern philosophies point to the root of all suffering as desire and ignorance, but when we look even more deeply, the root of suffering is likely the perception of an “other” – someone who is different from us in such…

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Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to defeat Biden’s Build Back Better agenda proved victorious today as news spread that the Child Tax Credit would not be extended into 2022. With this defeat, Republicans perpetuate the political back-and-forth our nation finds itself tangled in. This time, the Republican’s partisanship aims to aid the rise of inflation to use that as a tool against Biden in the midterm elections. Per the New York Times, end of the CTC will bring to millions of middle-class families across America suffering from the continued effects of Covid 19 on the economy. The partisanship our…

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Last night, watching the Ravens v. Raiders football game I noticed the message the Raiders had fittingly written on their end zone: End Racism. Which made me wonder, what will it take to do so? Fighting between us because we are different has been haunting mankind since the beginning of time. We have fought each other, and continue to do so to this day, because of racial differences but also because of differences in religion, differences in political views, differences in economic resources. Heck, if we look at fighting in general, even within our own families we fight about differences…

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Yep, you heard right. The dreams that Neo talks about in the therapy session scene of the Matrix 4 are dreams that you can aspire to have. That is, if you haven’t already. Dreams of the sort that Neo describes as “dreams that are not dreams at all”, which reveal the true nature of reality are the ultimate goal of the practice of Clear Light of Dream Yoga — a meditation style described in one of the most ancient arms of Buddhism, the Dzogchen tradition. Dream yoga proposes that a lot of Life happens while we’re sleeping. So, instead of…

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Like Instagram’s Nametags, which worked with a QR code to be scanned by viewers in order to get more information on products identified in a photo, Snapchat’s new Scan camera feature quenches our mind’s need for thinking. The feature is an impressive AI technology that has been years in the making as Snapchat has been continuously adding several identification app partners to increase the array of products Scan can recognize, including dogs. When activated, the Scan makes several screens pop up displaying information about a particular product in the photo you are looking at as well as links to where…

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