Debating The Legitimacy Of Psychic Experience


The controversy whether psychic readings are true or not have been in existence for several centuries. Psychic phenomena, which are commonly called psi, have been questioned and ridiculed for as long as one can remember. So are psychic readings really reliable? In the last 100 years, psychical researchers have confined themselves in laboratories in order to find and prove that there are experimental and scientific evidence of the psychic phenomenon. Anecdotal evidence is easily dismissed, so the skeptics are demanding for experimental evidence of the existence of the psi.

There are many scientists that argue that consistent and replicable evidence of psi has already been presented. The field of parapsychology is a unique and is unlike other field of science. The data involved in this branch of inquiry challenges world views, which are not only concerned with science but as well as with religion and philosophical views.

It is astonishing to note that this controversy in parapsychology has continued since it was discovered and is bound to continue in the future. Other scientists contend that the key rational solution for this particular issue is to realize that this controversy is not about finding the right evidence but rather about disclaiming competing worldviews. This simply means that the analysis of this controversial issue has to be further broadened and needs to set data at significant levels. An engineer named George Hansen has put rightly on how professional parapsychologists are doing. According to him, these professional parapsychologists are mostly physicists or psychologists. He contended that these people are not familiar with the tools, concepts and methods of analysis used by researchers in humanities and social sciences. Because of this, they fail to comprehend their predicament and thus they fail in their experiments.

It is quite difficult to fully grasp this controversy if you do not realize that this issue has a very strong ideological component. The ideology in this issue is a product in the development of the history of Western Civilization. It wasn’t until the 18th century that scientists and philosophers gave importance to the psychic phenomena. Perhaps this issue will not be resolved in this generation. What is important is that you hold on to your views and beliefs.

Paper Mart Puts 10% Limited Time Discount On Kraft Bags With Shadow Stripe


Paper mart is one of the giant companies in the industry of packaging based in the U.S. It has already been serving customers with their exemplary packaging made mostly from recycled materials topped with state-of-the-art details that would definitely astound those who love art, handmade crafts or anything that’s eco-friendly for over 94 years. During its time, it has always been able to savor and quench the needs of their consumers. Now, they prove once again how valuable their consumers are to them through the discount they have put in the premium crafted bag they offer.

More specifically, the item that has been discounted is the Kraft Bags with Shadow Stripes. You could see it from their site for more details and to have a glimpse of what it looks like. The news was revealed on the website of Paper mart and it definitely has given a huge impact to its consumers. If you are one of the consumers from Paper Mart who is looking to buy this great Kraft items they have, then better do it soon as the discount won’t last long.

Since the Premium Kraft bags are definitely being swarmed by buyers now, the promo would only be available for a strictly limited time and of course, only if the supplies hold out for that long. If the supplies run out before the time, then the discount is obviously no more.

The Paper Mart Premium Kraft Bags with shadow stripe is one of their many eco-friendly product. It is compost of 5% industrial materials only, while the remaining 95% are from recycled or post-consumer items. What gives this deal a more attractive appeal is that the Kraft Bag comes with 18 various colors that you would definitely love. You can see the choices at their site. Once you’ve picked the color you want, just put it to your cart and before you check it out, input the promo code they have set for the promo which is ‘KRAFTBAG’ in order to avail the 10% discount.

If the total price of the items you’ve shopped sums up to over $200, Paper mart will throw in an additional 15% discount for you. There are other choices of packaging for you from Paper mart and you definitely won’t run out of products that could help you in your daily lifestyle.

By 2030, London Home Prices Expected To Reach ₤1 Million


When population rises, you can expect the demand for houses to also rise. But when it comes to house pricing, there are many factors that can influence it. Economic growth plays a big factor on the pricing of a house. If the economic growth is going great, then the pricing can be increased. When the economy is performing well then more and more people would be able to invest on properties and seek investment companies like HomeUnion Investment.

In London, it is expected that home prices would hit ₤1 million by 2030. This is according to a new analysis that was conducted just recently. This is because of the increase and strong performance of job growth as well as the shortage in housing that made house prices go higher.

Oxford Economics says that the population will be driving much faster due to the rapid growth and the great performance of investments.

Currently, the population is estimated to be at 8.5 million. But in the next decade, it is expected to grow up to 11 million. By 2030, the population of London is set to increase by 1.4 million in 2036 to 10 million.

According to the analysts, when the population grows stronger and the employment rate increases to a higher rate coupled with the shortage of housing in the capital, it would lead to the increase of house prices up to ₤1 million by 2030.

The current average pricing is at ₤490, 000 and if it does increase to ₤1 million then it would have increased more than a double of the current average pricing.
But the rise in pricing could also prove to be a challenge for many people. These factors are enough evidence to prove that if it does ever increase to more than ₤500, 000 then housing may be unreachable to the new generation of Britons.

There would not be any challenges if the pay of everybody rises at the same rate. Unfortunately, if it does increase faster for those people at the top end, then the people who earn minimum wages might be in trouble.

New Method For Finding Condo Insurance Quotes For Renters And Condominium Owners

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This year, many owners of condominiums, or even renters, will be benefitted with a new way of searching condo insurance quotes or policies online. It doesn’t matter where you are from in the US, whether you are subscribed to a condo insurance Syracuse or in other places, with just a click of a button, you will be able to know whether or not there are new condo insurance policies that you should be aware of.

It is very important for condominium owners and renters to get condo insurance. This is because the condominium association insurance will only cover the condominium building and commonly owned properties. The problem with this is that you will not be protected in the case of a break-in; or an internal damage to your unit. These are only some of the situations that are not covered by the condominium association insurance. This is the reason why you must get a condominium insurance to protect yourself. Condominium policies will help protect not only you, but also your personal property and the interior of your unit.

That is why Quotes Pros Company have created an online method wherein people can search for condo insurance quotes that they may or may not decide to choose and just recently, among the quotes that can be researched, Quotes Pros has added loss of valuables protection to their online search tool. This means that condo owners may now be able to see policies that have been quoted that includes loss of valuables protection.

According to a representative from Quotes Pros, the system that they had designed will allow the condo owner to be connected with condo coverage policies that the owners can customize to suit their preferences and needs. The representative also said that the condo owners who choose to use their system will also be given the option of buying a policy from selected insurer websites.

Consumers who use the search tool via PC or mobile will come at no charge just as long as they have an internet connection and to produce more accurate quotations, it will be required that a user enters his or her zip code.

When South Koreans Tied Yellow Ribbons In Grief And Anger


Yellow ribbons are often used for symbolic purposes. They are tied around trees, posts and fences or worn on a person’s clothing as a symbol of protest, to support troops on a mission or to demonstrate solidarity. If you are going to use yellow ribbons for a specific purpose,

In South Korea, flags flew at half mast and yellow ribbons were tied around trees and lamp posts while sirens blared across the city of at 10:00 AM last April 16 to commemorate the first anniversary of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster. Residents bowed their heads in a minute of silence and prayer for the 304 victims that were mostly schoolchildren. The focus of the anniversary was on Ansan City where a single school lost 250 students in the ferry tragedy.

The sinking of Sewol has resulted into a widespread political reaction and family members are still angry over their official’s indifference to the tragedy. In spite of the heavy rain, mourners went to the memorial hall to show respect to the hundreds of black-ribboned and flower draped portraits of the students who perished in the tragedy. The scene was heart wrenching because parents and relatives sobbed while offering stuffed toys and snacks under the framed photographs.

Uniformed students from Danwon High School also gathered to pay their respects and wept silently before the photos of their departed classmates. Everybody wanted the government to do a full independent inquiry and salvage Sewol at the earliest possible date. The overloaded Sewol was carrying 475 people including 325 students but when it sank it only 75 students survived. Nine are still unaccounted for and they are likely under the cold water.

This disaster has stunned the whole country and the rest of the world and after a year, parents, relatives and classmates are still grieving. However, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye used the anniversary to make a statement that the 6,825-tonne ferry would be brought to the surface at the earliest time possible. While the blame was largely on the ship’s illegal design and overloading, the accident laid bare the problems of corruption, lax safety standards and the inefficiency and inadequacy of official response.

New B&M Franchise In Norwich Could Provide 55 Jobs

New B&M Franchise In Norwich Could Provide 55 Jobs

Citizens of Norwich will be provided with 55 more job openings once a bargain retailer store opens.

The bargain retailer B&M has acquired a new shop location in the Riverside Retail Park. It will be moving in to the former spot of Currys/PC World store. Opening is set on April 15 and there will be 55 jobs waiting for the people of Norwich.

The shopping chain which is known for its discounted offers currently have over 400 stores and under their employment are 19,000 staffs. This is the second franchise in Norwich since the first one is located in Mile Cross Lane.

The company released a statement detailing what they are going to offer such as labels from both local and branded products like toiletries, groceries and more options in the non-food section. The company also confirmed its location in the Riverside Retail Park.

On Wednesday, the store will be opening its doors at exactly 9 in the morning and the ribbon cutting will be courtesy of Norwich’s Help for Heroes coordinators with the presence of Norwich Lord Mayor Judith Lubbock.

The staffs of the new store were the ones that picked out the charity and it will be receiving vouchers from B&M worth £250.

Volunteers for the charity are also going to help out bag the purchases of the first customers in the new B&M store which is another means of raising more funds.

A statement from the Help for Heroes’ East of England regional manager, Carole Groves, revealed how the charity is delighted that their organization was chosen as benefactor on B&M’s opening day. She also went on to greet the business with success in Norwich.

The store manager at the new B&M, Stuart Goodworth, shared how the business is committed in hiring locals and how they have found the people that make up the team from within and around Norwich. He also shared his pride in providing 55 additional jobs all in Norwich for the year 2015. Goodworth also expresses his excitement in the coming opening day in April 15 and how the participants in the ribbon cutting will make it more special.

North Carolina Petitioning Against Home Design Control Law

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A town wishes to take away from towns and cities the authority to control and regulate all home designs. The North Carolina League of Municipalities wishes to be granted a compromise regarding the said matter.

Developers make homes based on the residential guidelines set by the law and the said legislation could strike it down. Republicans voiced out their support on the new law because a number of municipalities have been abusing their power and uses their authority unnecessarily by giving out orders like how many bedrooms a house could and should have.

The League is also in favor of the said legislation currently being drafted because the cities would have less control over home designs when it comes to starting neighborhoods while existing ones should be governed in some ways to maintain it especially when it comes to construction.

According to Scott Mooneyham, a spokesman from League, the N.C. Home Builders Association has been in favor of the original bill and this new draft could be something that will help answer their concerns.

The representative of the Burlington Republic, former mayor Stephen Ross, is the sponsor that the House would consider a compromise regarding the bill. According to him, the city should be able to have the power to make sure that landlords are not abusing and these guidelines are there to make sure the neighborhood is protected.

Ross is also on the process of meeting with the original bill’s sponsor and talks them into agreeing to a compromise.

Cary will be impacted after this compromise is sealed because the city has its own guideline that prevents monotony and this is the very reason developers are not allowed to build identical homes.

According to Harold Weinbrecht, the mayor of Cary, the compromise was given some discussion by the staffs and they haven’t determined their position yet. The town is cooperating with the League of Municipalities while performing their own investigations. He also said that as of the moment the town is doing protests to make sure the authority still lies with them.

The House Bill 36 is still in the local government and no hearing has been conducted since February.

Through Amazon, Plumbers And Painters Are Now Only A Click Away

Through Amazon Plumbers And Painters Are Now Only A Click Away will soon be launching a marketplace for home services that will help many customers get easily connected with painters, plumbers and electricians whenever they would need their services.

700 services will be available to customers through Amazon Home Services. Some of these services will include car maintenance, TV wall mounting and even home cleaning services. These services will be available at upfront prices. If the customers are worried about the quality of the services, then they can be guaranteed that the tradesmen who conduct these kinds of services are all highly qualified as evidenced by an Amazon guarantee which the retailers can use as a voucher for products that are being sold by a third party seller on the website.

The effect that the Amazon Home Services will have on Amazon itself is that it will allow the extension of the role Amazon is playing as a middle man for third-party vendors that when measured, will account to almost 40% of the total sales made in Amazon. Amazon will also be benefitting by gaining an edge on the $630 billion US services industry that is growing at a very fast pace.

Peter Faricy, vice president of Amazon Marketplace, said that a third party has estimated that customers spend four times more on the services rather than on the physical products that is why Amazon Home Services will be opening up big opportunities for

The launching of the new home service marketplace will serve as a milestone for Amazon, who originally focused on selling goods and its expansion on consumer goods, groceries and media. With this new milestone, Amazon will now be entering into a new competition with Angie’s List Inc, Craigslist Inc, and Yelp Inc. There are also other companies and chains that have invested in connecting consumers to plumbers, painters and electricians like Home Depot Inc, and Lowe’s Companies Inc, and as such, Amazon will also be facing them as competition.

Although there are many competitions in home services industry, one thing is for certain. Customers looking for home services will be able to easily find the service they’re looking for with a new medium opening up.

How Cartoon Characters Were Used In Teaching A New Language

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Cartoon characters have always been a big hit with children although it has also enjoyed an adult fan base. Designs of different products from toys to apparel have been significantly influenced by cartoon characters on television. An example is my little pony pajamas whose design was derived from the popular television show My Little Pony.

Cartoons have always been present in human existence because its simplicity was able to convey a story that is so powerful to resonate with people from all over the world. Today, cartoons are more popular than ever in animated films, TV shows and advertisements. Cartoons create an easy entrance that people would not be able to actually explore. But while cartoons are made to appeal to children and adults as a form of entertainment, their power was also used to communicate a more serious political topic.

Cartoons have also been used as a visual medium to educate. An entrepreneur ShaoLaoHsueh used cartoons in an entirely new way; to teach children Chinese. The Chinese language is spoken by at least 1.3 billion people but since it is a symbol-based language, Westerners face difficulty in learning the language. If there is a hyper visual way to learn, it would not be so challenging so that Hsueh created Chineasy a new language learning program that transforms the impenetrable symbols into beautiful and memorable cartoon illustrations.

Chineasy was Hsueh’s way to teach British kids to speak Chinese. Born from her frustration, Hseuh made it easy for the kids to learn the basics. There are 20,000 symbols used in Mandarin and learning at least 1,000 symbols is required for basic literacy. It takes an individual to learn at least 200 symbols to do the most basic things like read road signs and understand restaurant menu.

Teaching Mandarin using a fun system makes it effective and quick to understand. Hseuh used cartoon illustrations so that children will gain a fundamental understanding of the basic 8 characters. Hseuh explains that the magical power of her Chineasy method has allowed students to build many new words, characters and phrases. With very little effort, the children were able to read hundreds of Chinese characters and phrases with understanding.

A New Heather Dubrow In Season 10 Of Real Housewives Of Orange County


When the Real Housewives of Orange County premiered in 2006, it was simply a reality show that gave viewers an insight on the lives of wealthy women. However, the show became a household name and expanded into different cities.

Fans of Real Housewives of Orange County will be in for a surprise next season because they will be viewing a new and improved Heather Dubrow. In a recent interview, Heather has explained how she has changed from the first season of RHOC. According to Heather, she was actually uncomfortable doing reality TV because she came from a world of scripts. At the start of RHOC, Heather was reserved but as the group and the show evolved, so did she.

Heather said that family responsibilities and feelings of isolation has made her angry last season. She did not see most of girls and she was very tired, so there was that feeling of isolation. What Heather did was to take a much needed break and focus on her family while Terry Dubrow filmed Botched. Heather discussed her issues with Terry and they both decided she needed to take a step back while Terry did his thing.

Heather felt that she had to make critical decisions so that it will make her a happier and more relaxed person. She needed to be in charge of her family and her marriage and ensure that everything is functioning. In the upcoming season of RHOC, viewers will see the real Heather. People will see more of her personality that they have not seen before.

When Heather joined the show, she did not know anybody and after four years there has been a real relationship which makes it more interesting. It is hard to picture Heather as anything but pretentious and snobby but you better wait for Season 10 of RHOC on June 01, 2015 and see how Heather has changed. The news has been shared by Tamra Judge on her Instagram account but she has since deleted the post. Will the TV audience like the new Heather or will they miss the “angry” Heather?

Big Changes For Facebook

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The social media giant recently announced of its plan to introduce new features and products to the website so that it will be much easier for users to communicate and make business in the social media platform. There is no definite date given when the changes will take place but the company said it will take effect soon.

Mark Zuckerberg the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook along with other executives introduced the new enhancements in the company’s conference last Wednesday. So what will the users be expecting from the new look of Facebook? Here is a list of what’s coming:

• Spherical videos in the news feed section.

Facebook will now support videos that are shot using the 360 degree camera. This will follow in the footsteps of how Google Maps photos are taken. You can change the perspective on the way you are looking at an object by clicking and then dragging the cursor. Youtube also supports this kind of format. It is expected that as videos become more popular these days, there will be rapid upgrades in features from these two companies.

• Follow your purchases thru online stores and communicate with business partners via Messenger.

The messaging application of Facebook, Messenger, will be incorporated with electronic commerce sites to assist purchasers and businessmen. When you purchase online, you can link your Facebook account with the retailer’s page so that you will be notified once your transaction is processed.

• Comments in other websites can be visible in Facebook.

This enhancement is specially intended for media companies in order to gain more readers of their articles and so that many will be updated on different news.
• You can embed on other online sites videos that you have uploaded in Facebook.
This feature is another way of Facebook to make people upload videos via Facebook rather than thru Youtube.

• You can control more devices thru Facebook.

The social media company announced that its programmers have developed unique techniques that would enable Facebook users to control things at home from their Facebook page. You can control your garage door, a self watering plant or alarm system.

• You can reply to messages using other applications.

With the use of the Messenger application, you can open other applications like Giphy in order to send messages.

• Program developers can immediately get analytics.

A dashboard will be created to allow the developers to see who is using and interacting with their developed applications and where the location is.

Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings Flight 9525

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What happened to Germanwings Flight 9525? According to reports the co-pilot of the airplane carrying 150 people purposely crashed the airplane deep into the French Alps.

Germanwings is owned by Lufthansa and the grave news brought the CEO of the company to a complete shock. Carsten Sophr said that what the co-pilot did with Germanwings Flight 9525 left them all speechless.

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the aircraft is a 27 year old German national. According to a prosecutor, the co-pilot apparently was targeting to annihilate the aircraft.

Investigators are still investigating if Lubitz has planned his actions for some time. What was apparent was that he took advantage and saw a perfect moment of crashing the plane when the pilot left the cockpit. It was then that he activated the descent. Such activation can only be made deliberately.

The data gathered from the transponder showed that the autopilot on Flight 9525 was intentionally reprogrammed by someone accessing the cockpit. The new data programmed the plane’s altitude from the normal 38,000 feet to an unforgiving 100 feet. This data was made public by Flightradar24, expert tracker of aviation data.

Five investigators are currently searching the apartment of Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in order to shed light on what could have been the motive of the 27 year old in bringing the plane down. The police are desperately looking for clues in his apartment. French investigators enlisted the help of the FBI in digging up clues as to why Lubitz crashed the plane.

Last Thursday, details on the crash were released and it further supported the theory that someone indeed set the plane on a crash.

Furthermore, transponder data revealed that there were horrific sounds recorded from the vessels’ cockpit. It was evident from the sound recording that the captain was locked out from the cockpit area. Several banging from the door could be heard. In the final minutes of the plane’s descent, screaming could be heard on the sound recorder. Plane crash experts said that those on board had zero chances of making it out alive when the plane crashed. Death was instant for the passengers and crew.