Lessons From the Tropics


Lake in The Garden of Five Senses, ,

Lake in The Garden of Five Senses, , (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Perceived as an oasis, lush with green vegetation, relaxing beaches, cool waterfalls, and ample time to relax, the stereotype which drives so many to the tropics is actually quite correct. However, there are subtler movements in the jungles of Costa Rica: scuttling life, growing vines, and a flow of energy that emanates from Mother Nature. It’s in the purest conditions of living that one can truly detach from dramas outside of life and tune into the sacred happenings and lessons of the jungle, six which are explained here:
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14-year-old teen schools ignorant TV host
During the debate, Kevin O’Leary, co-host of the The Lang And O’Leary Exchange show, viciously attacked Rachel, first accusing her of being a “lobbyist” against GMOs (an absurd accusation that O’Leary knows is false, as there is no corporate interest in honest food labeling), and then equating her position of questioning GMOs with somehow supporting a holocaust of widespread death of children. Despite the outrageous attacks, Rachel Parent simply countered his utterly contrived accusations with the facts: GMO crops don’t out-produce regular crops, GMOs are a dangerous global experiment using human beings as lab rats, and consumers should have the right to know what they’re buying or eating.
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Half Ton Killer: My Shocking Story
On 18 March 2008 a two-year-old boy was beaten to death in a Texan border town. His aunt, Mayra Rosales, was the only one with him at the time and was charged with his murder. But was this really possible?

Mayra weighed nearly 500 kg (1036 lbs), was bed-ridden and totally immobile. So why was she confessing to a heinous crime she seemingly could not have committed?

This incredible film follows the many twists and turns in the case with intimate interviews with Mayra, her family, and the investigators, lawyers and doctors involved.
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The 5-senses showdown
How to grade your experiences
We all know the five senses by heart and yet, points out designer Jinsop Lee in today’s talk, few products and experiences tick all five. And thus he created “5 senses graphs” to grade objects on how well they play to each of our assorted senses on a scale of 1 to 10. Riding a motorcycle = good on all but smell and taste. Instant noodles = good on all but sight and sound.

Watch this whimsical talk, which will have you grading almost everything as you go about your day. (Reading email = low on sound, taste and smell. Walking down the street = low on touch.) And below, we asked Lee to use his scale to compare some great experiences to explain why some are just a little more compelling.
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