This is a curated list of articles, seeds, photo/video posts and comments for the past two weeks. The series will combine the use of Newsvine's "thumbs up" as well as the minds of the Newsvine team. As always, meta articles about the proper use of the site will be ignored for this feature.
You missed a busy week. It's time to catch up.
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Alan Curtis Montgomery issued the "Newsvine Healing Broken Branches Challenge"
The challenge "Healing Broken Branches" is simple. It is centered on using writing, poetry, art, music, or other creative things to find healing. I hope this challenge can be ongoing and that some Viners will choose to participate. While this kind of creative expression can be healing even when done solitary; the act of sharing your journey, story, creativity with others increases the effectiveness of the benefit by several fold. Everyone has creativity, they only have to find things that inspire them and find their voice.
TiG writes "Psychic Frauds"
But psychics are out there taking cruel advantage of people by providing false hopes and taking their money. They are all frauds and are harming many of their victims.
iqbal.latif writes "You are an orphan if you do not know your history"
The region was bequeathed to us. Iranian revolution, USSR invasion and OBL ascend helped the re-ignition of the regions tinder. The great game started and finished here. It was, and is, not a simple area. AfPak region is where Vedas, Zoroastrian, and Buddhist, among the oldest known literatures originated. Great capital of Bactria present day Balkh, Aria present day Herat, Sanskrit is the reference to the original history of AfPak, Taksheela, Harrapp and Mohenjo daro.
shared content that inspires conversation and learning
Angry Left--532262 seeded from The Daily Chronic "Kansas: Jury Revolts Against Stupidity of Marijuana Laws, "They felt marijuana should be legalized."
Rick Kelo seeded from Bleeding Heart Libertarians "The Evils of Capitalism Exposed in One Powerful Meme"
BD Styers seeded from Politico "How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government"
goldpointe seeded from The New York Times "Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds"
dslsca seeded from The New Civil Rights Movement "Breaking: 6th Circuit Slaps Down Kim Davis' Request For Stay – Must Issue Licenses Monday"
Trout Giggles seeded from MSN "Why You Should Never Hold in Your Pee"
show, don’t tell
insight, wisdom, laughs
Kent-367056 commented on "College Students Refuse To Read Award-Winning Novel Because It Violates Their Christian Beliefs" saying
Here's an idea, read the book, point out your disagreement with the subject matter, broaden your mind a little bit or go to another university, one that caters to your Christianity. These kids might have a hard way to go in life if they refuse to do anything that they feel violates their Christian beliefs. Good luck...
Tip of the Week: Address issues and arguments rather than the personage of your opposition.
So who's going to make next week's Best Of? What did we miss?