We are saying goodbye to Vanuatu for now and returning to Australia. Whilst in Vanuatu, we have had a spectacular time, gaining our Divemaster

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exploringtheoceans
5 hours ago

By Elicia Sacharow In travel, who wins in the battle between hotels and private residences? Answer: Travelers do! There are benefits to both "sides" of coin

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Boutique1
14 hours ago
VIB Higher Power
Do You Have Enough Faith?

The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.” The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you! Luke 17:5-6 (NLT)

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RachelM
15 hours ago

“He is never less at leisure than when at leisure and never less alone than when he is alone.”
Cicero, On Duties
Leisure and loneliness are two aspects of life I enjoy. (Don’t judge. Writers are… special.)

Unfortunately, I take advantage of these qualities. With a simple action, I torment my times of leisure and obliterate the good I feel when alone.

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CourtneyQuinn
15 hours ago

The plethora of dating apps are growing faster than the other apps. In Short, Dating is a Growth Category. And there is no shortage of dating app clones such as Tinder, Grouper, OKCupid, ‘Coffee meets Bagel’, and the list goes on and on. Women who have tried using dating apps know how they get bombarded…

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spaceotech
16 hours ago

For some reason there are certain movies I associate with fall. Even if I’m watching one of them in the spring I get nostalgic for autumn and all the foliage. So to kick off this bewitching month here is the list of my fall movies.

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mariellelauren
18 hours ago
VIB Higher Power
His Request, My Reward and Release | Nu Mind Project

Luke 23:34 – “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” I have been prompted through various indications to touch on the subject of forgiveness. First, this scripture was something I was hearing on last week when contiplating what to blog. Then…

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dojams
1 day ago
VIB Writing
Amanda | Kathleen Maher's Pure Fiction

Whenever she said, “Walter saved my life,” she wasn’t conveying what she really meant, because she meant so much. He had saved her by loving her—and just as important he had permitted her to love him in return.

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kathleenmaher
1 day ago
VIB Health
Walking off Depression - Insights From A Bipolar Bear

Boy, do I love to walk. More specifically, I love to walk along the beach. Long time readers may recall, at one point that I walked on the beach strand nearly every day. Rarely did a day go by that I hoofed it less than five miles. It was instrumental in helping me lose ninety pounds. We all heard many times that exercise helps increase endorphins which may relieve depression. Now a study by The University of Michigan (U-M), with partners from De Montfort University, James Hutton Institute, and Edge Hill University in the United Kingdom shows that group nature walks are linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well-being. It does a body good.

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bradley
1 day ago
VIB Science
Google's Asimov-Compliant Cars

BBC News Technology reports here on an interesting feature of Google's self-driving cars: they are programmed to break the speed limit in certain circumstances. If surrounding cars are speeding, the Google car may deduce that driving below the limit would be unsafe and so accelerate by up to 10mph to match the other cars.

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scifigene
2 days ago