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Secret to longevity: Adaptive Competence

So do you want to live to be a centenarian? What does it take to live a long, healthy life and potentially reach 100? No smoking? Healthy diet? Lots of hard work at the gym? Or perhaps being from one

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A strange encounter with a hawk

It was late afternoon on Sunday Feb. 13, 2011. I was driving to Palo Alto to meet a friend to go to a concert in Stanford University. I was on the beautiful hilly segment of Highway 84 off of 680

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Chilean miners — leadership, inspiration

On August 5th 2010 a “cave-in” accident in the San Jose copper-gold mine near Copiapo, Chile trapped and buried 33 Chilean miners 700 meters or 2,300 ft (almost half a mile) underground below the Atacama desert. On October 13, after

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Lighten your life’s baggage

I moved from Orange County (OC) back to the San Francisco Bay Area last month. It was a painful experience with all the back and forth, packing, dealing with the movers and their hidden and unexpected costs, and the unpacking

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US strikes gold in Afghanistan — literally!

It is June 2010. The gigantic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been pouring over 60,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for over two months — a colossal environmental disaster that will impact the ecosystem

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Unmind, a way to consciousness

I finally got a good name for this blog — Unmind, and a good domain name to go along with it, In the About page I talk about the history of this blog and its name briefly. I can

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Love, loss and the life journey

A friend shared the following photo of a Persian calligraphy on Facebook. It reads something like: “This is how life goes: one day you love someone, and the next day you are alone and lonely. That simple.” A few commented

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The little wine country

One of my favorite pastimes from the San Francisco Bay Area was visiting the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country. The landscape especially in Fall and Spring, beautiful vineyards and estates, a wide variety of good wine especially exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, romantic bed

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Journalist Roxana Saberi’s release from prison in Iran and return to USA

Image by jellevc via Flickr The Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi who was accused of spying, arrested, and imprisoned in Iran for 100 days, was released and returned to US. According to an article in Huffington Post, she has said, “singing

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Film: Dan in Real Life

By fortinbras via Flickr Love is not a feeling, but an ability, says the young Latino boy in Spanish to the father of the teenage girl he’s dating. Interesting. Insightful. I suppose it makes sense and I know that one

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