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City Council Election – Iowa City – 2017

We often refer to elections as a choice between the lesser of two evils. In national elections, sometimes it seems like the most likable and qualified candidates drop out early, while the most ruthless and well funded rise to the top. Local elections are different,...

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ResourcesForLife.com - News 201710 | 31 October 2017 | Tuesday Dear Friend, I hope you're doing well. Welcome to my monthly newsletter. Personal Update My Personal Update for October is now available. If we're not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to Like my...

How to Unsubscribe from CrashPlan Emails

Background Usually the process of unsubscribing from emails is fairly simple. This is in part because of the Can Spam Act of 2003 that requires an easy method for unsubscribing from automated emails. Industry leaders like Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, and others have...

Resolving Samsung Portable SSD Daemon Message

If you have used a USB external Samsung SSD drive, your computer may display a message at startup similar to the one shown here. This message is annoying and seemingly unnecessary. If you go to Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs, you might not see any Samsung...

We’re Draining the Wrong End of the Swamp

It's disappointing to see that some of the best people in politics are often marginalized, bullied, personally attacked, and in other ways deterred from continuing in public service. Moderates and those working across the isle are often criticized by extremists in...

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ResourcesForLife.com - News 201709 | 30 September 2017 | Saturday Dear Friend, I hope you're doing well. Welcome to my monthly newsletter. Personal Update My Personal Update for September is now available. If we're not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to...

“Make a Stand” by Speo (feat. Budobo) – Music Video and Lyrics

"Make a Stand" Lyrics We've been running from the light, chasing our shadows as we go. Now there's nowhere left to hide, nowhere on this planet to call home. We are lost, in this world of stone, driven to the edge of the unknown, but the fire in our souls it'll burn...

7 Powerful Wellness Videos on Weight Loss and Insulin Resistance

Introduction Below you will find seven very powerful presentations about weight loss and wellness, with some discussing the role of insulin resistance and the endocrine system. You can download these presentations (and some others) as audio files on Box or Dropbox....

Apple macOS High Sierra 10.13 – Download, Install, and Upgrade

Apple released the latest version of their desktop/laptop operating system. Version 10.13 is called High Sierra and serves as an upgrade to 10.12 Sierra. You can learn more by visiting the High Sierra page on Apple's website or going to the High Sierra iTunes page for...

Apple Special Event – 12 Sep 2017 – Summary and Commentary

Steve Jobs Theater The event began with a recorded message from Steve Jobs, which is appropriate since this is the first event to take place in the Apple Park Steve Jobs Theatre. You can watch the entire event at Apple.com/apple-events/september-2017/. Giving to Those...

Kshamavani – Forgiveness Day

In Jainism, the day of forgiveness (Kshamavani) is similar in concept to what is observed in other religions, such as Yom Kippur in Judaism or Maslenitsa inspired by Eastern Orthodox traditions. This year, Kshamavani in the Jain calendar falls on 5 Sep 2017. The...

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ResourcesForLife.com - News 201708 | 31 August 2017 | Thursday Dear Friend, I hope you're doing well. Welcome to my monthly newsletter. Personal Update My Personal Update for August is now available. If we're not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to Like my...

Marriott GoldenRule – Being Human (Inspiring Advertising)

When Marriott needed an impactful and thought provoking ad campaign, who did they turn to? McGarry Gowen, of course -- a winning team of transformational creativists who work around the world and around the clock producing transcendent advertising that engages and...

Apple Mac Computer – Dock Auto Hide Show Reveal Settings

Windows and Apple computers allow you to have a Dock or Task Bar at the bottom or edge of screen that automatically hides, and then becomes revealed when your mouse gets close to it. The video below (an animated GIF) shows how to enable and disable this on an Apple...

Is Violence an Effective Tool of Resistance and Protest?

Responding to Racism with Violence or Peaceful Protest Is Violence Ever Acceptable in the Face of Hate Groups? Richard Cohen, President of The Southern Poverty Law Center, and Mark Bray, Author, “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” debate the tactics used by white...

Solar Eclipse Video Feeds and Resources for 21 August 2017

Here are some video feeds and other resources for the 2017 solar eclipse as seen in the United States. Visit Eclipse2017.NASA.gov/safety to read more about eye safety during the eclipse. Safety "Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes," NPR, 18 Aug 2017....

“A Dream Delivered” – Folds of Honor – Inspiring Advertising

Advertising typically has a single goal: To inform consumers about products or services in a way that hopefully will inspire them to investigate further and possibly become a customer. A new trend in advertising is to focus on promoting shared social values or a...

Five Levels of Race Awareness

Having lived over half a century in America and with some experience traveling to other countries, I've observed what could be referred to as Five Levels of Race Awareness which can help provide a framework for understanding and discussing race issues. LEVEL 1 -...

Resources for Combating Racism

One approach to combatting racism is to have violent clashes with white supremacists and Nazis at rallies. However, these street fights may result in an even more committed group of racists with few defectors. Below are some resources that provide an insight into...

Flashpoint Activism: The War on Terrorism and Ending Racism

Introduction In the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy, this article attempts to explore how people who dislike racism and hate can be more effective at eliminating those and other undesirable views. Samantha Bee posted a video (below) stating "Punching Nazis...