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The Morbid Legacy Of The Doctor Who Tried To Weigh The Human Soul

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The fascinating legacy of the controversial American physician who weighed the human soul and determined dogs don’t have one is an incredible story. And, like in many areas of life, what one believes and one’s beliefs have a huge influence on outcomes. Speculating upon, and fighting over, the existence, functions and restrictions of the human soul, has perhaps altered history more than any other topic since the dawn of time. In ancient Greece Pythagoras believed that the human soul was of divine origin and existed before and after death, while in early forms of Hinduism “the atman” ( “breath,” or “soul”) was the universal, eternal self . However, it wasn’t until 10 April 1901, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, that a physician believed so deeply in the existence of the human soul that he attempted to weigh it. This belief resulted in Dr. Duncan MacDougall's “21 Grams Theory.”

The Mystery Of The 21 Vanishing Grams

In most religious, mystical, philosophical and mythological systems the human soul was looked on as the essence of a living being. The soul, or “ psyche,” formed a person’s thinking and perception of reality, therefore molding the character, feelings and consciousness of each and every individual human being.

In ancient beliefs, the human soul or psyche formed a person’s thinking and perception of reality, and also controlled our daily actions. (nuvolanevicata / Adobe Stock )

The 21 grams experiment refers to a scientific study published in 1907 by Dr. Duncan MacDougall, a physician from Haverhill, Massachusetts. He weighed six dead bodies before and after death to determine any differences and the results were published in a 1907 edition of the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research . The results of this experiment, which was witnessed and qualified by four other medical doctors, were truly amazing.

According to the journal article, when Dr. MacDougall measured the weight of his first patient prior to his death “the beam end dropped with an audible stroke hitting against the lower limiting bar and remaining there with no rebound. The loss was ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce.” Had this apparently mad scientist actually measured the human soul leaving the body?

The team of scientists were shocked when the second patient yielded the same results, and in a March 11, 1907 New York Times article the doctor was quoted as saying “The instant life ceased the opposite scale pan fell with a suddenness that was astonishing – as if something had been suddenly lifted from the body. Immediately all the usual deductions were made for physical loss of weight, and it was discovered that there was still a full ounce of weight unaccounted for.” And with the average weight loss of each person measuring at ¾ of an ounce, Dr. MacDougall concluded that a human soul weighed, on average, 21 grams (0.74 ounces).

The belief in the human soul is almost timeless, even if it has no weight at all. (Sergey Nivens / Adobe Stock )

How The American Soul Hunter’s Experiment Fell Apart

Seldom do teams of scientists press the go button on an experiment until every potential variable has been taken into account, and so was the case in 1907 when the researchers calculated estimates for how much air was trapped in a dead body’s lungs and how much bodily fluid each person held. However, the 21-gram disparity could not be explained, scientifically.

During the experiment things didn’t go according to plan and two sets of results (a third of the sample size) were disregarded after mechanical failure . While measuring the third patient, it was found that he maintained the same weight immediately upon death as before, then he lost about an ounce of weight a minute later. Dr. MacDougall believed this discrepancy occurred because the patient was “a phlegmatic man slow of thought and action,” and that his soul was suspended in the body for a minute after death.

Insisting that human souls weigh 21 grams, Dr. MacDougall repeated the same morbid experiment on 15 dogs. When the results showed no change in their before and after death-weights, Dr. MacDougall concluded that this was hard evidence that only humans had souls. To prove this, he turned his attention to developing photographic techniques , for it was his new goal to visually capture the soul leaving the human body upon death, an ambitious task that he ultimately failed to achieve before he passed away in 1920.

There’s No Room For Science In Beliefs

According to psychologist Bruce Hood in his 2009 book, Supersense: From Superstition to Religion – The Brain Science of Belief , “MacDougall's experiment has been rejected by the scientific community ,” and he has been accused of “both flawed methods and outright fraud in obtaining his results.” Back in 1907, physician Augustus P. Clarke was the harshest critic of MacDougall’s theory, experiment, and results.

In the May issue of American Medicine he argued that upon death the lungs stop cooling the blood and this causes a sudden rise in body temperature, therefore sweating accounted for Dr. MacDougall ’s missing 21 grams. And furthermore, according to Richard Wiseman’s 2011 book, Paranormality: Why We see What Isn't There , Dr. Clarke also pointed out that dogs “don’t have sweat glands,” accounting for why the 15 dogs didn’t lose weight after death.

Dr. Duncan MacDougall believed the human soul could be measured, both in weight and leaving the body. He was wrong about the weight but soul’s leaving bodies is still a very common belief, worldwide.

Bruce Hood also wrote that because the weight loss “was not reliable or replicable, MacDougall ’s findings were unscientific.” In 2003, a Snopes article said credence should “not be given to the idea” and leaned on the harsh fact that Dr. MacDougall likely “poisoned and killed fifteen healthy dogs in an attempt to support his research.”

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Today, however, while no team of researchers would ever be permitted to conduct such an experiment, the idea of the soul has certainly not gone away. Modern beliefs directly oppose the beliefs of Dr. MacDougall, claiming dogs do indeed have souls. According to a Boston Terrier Network article “once a dog bonds to a human, its soul attaches to the human's soul and upon death, goes where the human soul goes, but dogs don’t have an immortal soul in the same sense as a human does.” And expanding on this belief, Catholic.com say “Animal and vegetable souls are dependent entirely on matter for their operation and being. They cease to exist at death.

So, there were have it folks, the answer to life’s deepest questions about the soul are out there, but only if you believe . .


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Magnetic field therapy uses different kinds of magnets on the body to help boost your overall health. It may also help treat certain conditions.

There are several types, including:

Static magnetic field therapy: In this, you touch a magnet to your skin somehow. You might wear a magnetic bracelet or other magnetized jewelry. It could be a bandage with a magnet in it, or you may wear a magnet as a shoe insole. You could also sleep on a special mattress pad with a magnet in it.

Electrically charged magnetic therapy (electromagnetic therapy): The magnets you use here have an electric charge. Treatment with electromagnetic therapy usually comes through an electric pulse.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Prologue

The Woman in the Photograph

Henrietta Lacks (Credit: Lacks Family)

There’s a photo on my wall of a woman I’ve never met, its left corner torn and patched together with tape. She looks straight into the camera and smiles, hands on hips, dress suit neatly pressed, lips painted deep red. It’s the late 1940s and she hasn’t yet reached the age of thirty. Her light brown skin is smooth, her eyes still young and playful, oblivious to the tumor growing inside her𠅊 tumor that would leave her five children motherless and change the future of medicine. Beneath the photo, a caption says her name is “Henrietta Lacks, Helen Lane or Helen Larson.”

No one knows who took that picture, but it’s appeared hundreds of times in magazines and science textbooks, on blogs and laboratory walls. She’s usually identified as Helen Lane, but often she has no name at all. She’s simply called HeLa, the code name given to the world’s first immortal human cells—herꃎlls, cut from her cervix just months before she died.

Her real name is Henrietta Lacks.

I’ve spent years staring at that photo, wondering what kind of life she led, what happened to her children, and what she𠆝 think about cells from her cervix living on forever𠅋ought, sold, packaged, and shipped by the trillions to laboratories around the world. I’ve tried to imagine how she𠆝 feel knowing that her cells went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to human cells in zero gravity, or that they helped with some of the most important advances in medicine: the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization. I’m pretty sure that she—like most of us—would be shocked to hear that there are trillions more of her cells growing in laboratories now than there ever were in her body.

There’s no way of knowing exactly how many of Henrietta’s cells are alive today. One scientist estimates that if you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they𠆝 weigh more than 50 million metric tons𠅊n inconceivable number, given that an individual cell weighs almost nothing. Another scientist calculated that if you could lay all HeLa cells ever grown end-to-end, they𠆝 wrap around the Earth at least three times, spanning more than 350 million feet. In her prime, Henrietta herself stood only a bit over five feet tall.

I first learned about HeLa cells and the woman behind them in 1988, thirty-seven years after her death, when I was sixteen and sitting in a community college biology class. My instructor, Donald Defler, a gnomish balding man, paced at the front of the lecture hall and flipped on an overhead projector. He pointed to two diagrams that appeared on the wall behind him. They were schematics of the cell reproduction cycle, but to me they just looked like a neon-colored mess of arrows, squares, and circles with words I didn’t understand, like “MPF Triggering a Chain Reaction of Protein Activations.”

I was a kid who𠆝 failed freshman year at the regular public high school because she never showed up. I𠆝 transferred to an alternative school that offered dream studies instead of biology, so I was taking Defler’s class for high-school credit, which meant that I was sitting in a college lecture hall at sixteen with words like mitosisਊnd kinase inhibitorsਏlying around.

𠇍o we have to memorize everything on those diagrams?” one student yelled.

Multiphoton fluorescence image of stained HeLa cells. (Credit: Tom Deerinck/National Institutes of Health)

Yes, Defler said, we had to memorize the diagrams, and yes, they𠆝 be on the test, but that didn’t matter right then. What he wanted us to understand was that cells are amazing things: There are about one hundred trillion of them in our bodies, each so small that several thousand could fit on the period at the end of this sentence. They make up all our tissues—muscle, bone, blood—which in turn make up our organs.

Under the microscope, a cell looks a lot like a fried egg: It has a white (the਌ytoplasm) that’s full of water and proteins to keep it fed, and a yolk (the nucleus) that holds all the genetic information that makes you you. The cytoplasm buzzes like a New York City street. It’s crammed full of molecules and vessels endlessly shuttling enzymes and sugars from one part of the cell to another, pumping water, nutrients, and oxygen in and out of the cell. All the while, little cytoplasmic factories work 24/7, cranking out sugars, fats, proteins, and energy to keep the whole thing running and feed the nucleus. The nucleus is the brains of the operation inside every nucleus within each cell in your body, there’s an identical copy of your entire genome. That genome tells cells when to grow and divide and makes sure they do their jobs, whether that’s controlling your heartbeat or helping your brain understand the words on this page.

Defler paced the front of the classroom telling us how mitosis—the process of cell division—makes it possible for embryos to grow into babies, and for our bodies to create new cells for healing wounds or replenishing blood we’ve lost. It was beautiful, he said, like a perfectly choreographed dance.

All it takes is one small mistake anywhere in the division process for cells to start growing out of control, he told us. Just one਎nzyme misfiring, just one wrong protein activation, and you could have cancer. Mitosis goes haywire, which is how it spreads.

“We learned that by studying cancer cells in culture,” Defler said. He grinned and spun to face the board, where he wrote two words in enormous print: HENRIETTA LACKS.

Henrietta died in 1951 from a vicious case of cervical cancer, he told us. But before she died, a surgeon took samples of her tumor and put them in a petri dish. Scientists had been trying to keep human cells alive in culture for decades, but they all eventually died. Henrietta’s were different: they reproduced an entire generation every twenty-four hours, and they never stopped. They became the first immortal human cells ever grown in a laboratory.

“Henrietta’s cells have now been living outside her body far longer than they ever lived inside it,” Defler said. If we went to almost any cell culture lab in the world and opened its freezers, he told us, we𠆝 probably find millions—if not billions—of Henrietta’s cells in small vials on ice.


The Awakening is set in the late nineteenth century on Grand Isle, off the coast of Louisiana on the island Chênière Caminada across the bay from Grand Isle (the island was destroyed in an 1893 hurricane) and in the city of New Orleans. It begins on Grand Isle, shifts to New Orleans, and concludes on Grand Isle.

Readers and scholars have been discussing the novel’s themes for a hundred years, and their views vary widely. Early critics condemned the book for its amoral treatment of adultery, and some readers today share that view. But from the 1960s on, most scholars and readers in the USA and many other nations have come to think of Kate Chopin as “the first woman writer in her country to accept passion as a legitimate subject for serious, outspoken fiction,” to cite the words of Per Seyersted, and they see Chopin as one of America’s essential authors. The closing chapter in the recent Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin describes the full range of ideas people have found in the novel since its publication. You can also read about themes in Kate Chopin’s stories and novels on the Themes page of this site.


Fighting for change through nonviolent protest

From the early days of the Montgomery boycott, Dr. King had often referred to India’s Mahatma Gandhi as “the guiding light of our technique of nonviolent social change.”

In 1957, Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, Joseph Lowery, and other civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to harness the organizing power of black churches to conduct nonviolent protests to ultimately achieve civil rights reform. The group was part of what was called “The Big Five” of civil rights organizations, which included the NAACP, the National Urban League, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Congress on Racial Equality.

Through his connections with the Big Five civil rights groups, overwhelming support from black America and with the support of prominent individual well-wishers, Dr. King’s skill and effectiveness grew exponentially. He organized and led marches for blacks' right to vote, desegregation, labor rights, and other basic civil rights.

On August 28, 1963, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom became the pinnacle of Dr. King’s national and international influence. Before a crowd of 250,000 people, he delivered the legendary “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. That speech, along with many others that Dr. King delivered, has had a lasting influence on world rhetoric.

In 1964, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his civil rights and social justice activism. Most of the rights Dr. King organized protests around were successfully enacted into law with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess’ book The Bench FLOPS in 1st week failing to make UK top 50

The Bench sold just 3,212 copies in its first week of publication and has an average rating of four stars, The Mirror reports.

Despite not gaining a place on the Top 50, The Bench did reach the top of the charts for the best selling picture book - but sales are still expected to rise.

Although the book may have had slow sales, it is expected to be huge hit for the book’s publishers Penguin Random House Children’s, as they have the rights that allow them to sell the English language copy globally.

Meanwhile, Piers Morgan ordered Harry and Meghan to stop "whining" because people are sick of them.

The outspoken TV personality again slammed the estranged Royals in an appearance on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News on Monday night - and suggested they "pipe down" about their personal or family struggles.

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates...

US HOST HITS BACK AT THOMAS MARKLE AFTER HIS COMMENTS ON OPRAH

In a recent interview with 60 Minutes Australia, Thomas Markle slammed Oprah Winfrey claiming she “took advantage” of Meghan and Harry.

The US host has defended Oprah saying both parties saw “an opportunity” in regards to the tell-all interview back in March.

Justin Sylvester told Daily Pop: “I think Oprah saw two golden geese sitting there, ripe for the picking.”

“She knew that somebody was going to get the story, she knew that someone was going to get the £8 million, so I do agree that Oprah saw an opportunity and seized it.”

MEGHAN & HARRY ɾXCITED' TO HAVE INTRODUCED LILIBET TO QUEEN AFTER RETURNING HOME FROM HOSPITAL

After returning home from the hospital, the "excited" couple are said to have introduced Lilibet to her namesake.

Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 11.40am at a Santa Barbara hospital on Friday.

Kate and William both expressed their "delight" at the happy news after it was announced on Sunday.

But it comes amid royal tensions - with the family barely seeing Harry and Meghan's first child Archie since he was born in May 2019.

PRINCE HARRY HAS BEEN ‘DUMPING’ ON ROYAL FAMILY AND ‘VIOLATING THEIR PRIVACY’, CLAIMS OUTSPOKEN LADY COLIN CAMPBELL

PRINCE Harry has been “dumping” on the Royal Family and “violating their privacy”, says a royal commentator.

Outspoken Lady Colin Campbell slammed the Duke of Sussex, 36, for the string of bombshell claims he has made in recent months about his family in Britain.

Harry and Meghan Markle, who now live in California, have made a number of media appearances where they have discussed how unhappy they were as royals. Lady C, who is a frequent critic of the couple, told the Daily Star: “He’s [Harry is] busy violating at every turn – not only his privacy, but the privacy of his loved ones.

“What he is doing is called ‘dumping’. In psychological terms it’s called ‘dumping’. He is ‘dumping’ on everybody.”

She added: “He has dumped on various members of his family in a totally unacceptable way.”

MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘SENT SWEET PHOTO OF BABY LILIBET’ TO ROYAL FAMILY WHATSAPP

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry sent a sweet photo of baby Lilibet to the Royal Family’s Whatsapp group, according to reports.

Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who shares Her Majesty’s family nickname, arrived at 11.40am on June 4 in California.

MEGHAN MARKLE'S MUM PLAYED SPECIAL ROLE IN THE BIRTH OF LILIBET

Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland had a special role to play in welcoming her granddaughter, Lilibet Diana.

ITV Royal Rota podcast host Lizzie Robinson revealed, “She's sort of a key figure for them. Perhaps not to be nodded to in the name, I thought was quite surprising.

"Especially given how personal the names were and the family links,” she added.

Doria is quite close to her new family and is said to have visited the Sussex family numerous times since they arrived in the US.

MEGHAN FAILS TO BREAK INTO UK SALES TOP 50 WITH NEW BOOK

It may have been one of the most hotly anticipated children's books in recent memory - but Meghan Markle's The Bench has failed to break into the Top 50 for UK sales in its first week.

The Bench sold just 3,212 copies in its first week of publication and has an average rating of four stars, The Mirror reports.

The book was said to be inspired by a poem the Duchess of Sussex wrote about Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day.

Despite not gaining a place on the Top 50, The Bench did reach the top of the charts for the best selling picture book.

Although the book may have had slow sales, it is expected to be huge hit for the book’s publishers Penguin Random House Children’s, as they have the rights that allow them to sell the English language copy globally.

EXPLAINED: BABY LILIBET IS EIGHTH IN LINE TO THE ROYAL THRONE

Baby Lilbet is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild, joining her big brother Archie, two, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s brood George, Charlotte and Louis in the line of succession.

As it stands, Lilibet is eighth in line to the throne and sits behind her father Prince Harry, who is sixth in line, and her sibling Archie, who falls just behind Harry in seventh.

Also ahead of Lilibet is Prince William, who is second in line after Prince Charles, and his kids George, Charlotte and Louis, who are third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne respectively.

Lilibet – whose middle name Diana is a sweet nod to Harry’s late mother the Princess of Wales – is not entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

She can, however, become a Lady – although Harry and Meghan will likely style their second-born a Miss, as they did with Master Archie, using the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

ROYAL EXPERT GOES IN ON HARRY “EVERY TIME YOU SLAG OFF THE FIRM YOU’RE STABBING THE QUEEN IN THE BACK”

Royal expert, Ingrid Seward, has lashed out at Harry following the Royals rough patch.

“Prince Harry is a former military man. He understands about Queen and Country and has sworn allegiance to his sovereign.

“Why then does he continue to stab the institution the Queen represents in the back?

“He does not appear to grasp that the Queen and the firm are basically the same thing.

“If he slates the institution his grandmother represents and has stood for almost 70 years of her life, he is offending her too.”

RICHARD MADELY: PRINCE HARRY HAS ‘LOST THE PLOT’

ITV host, Richard Madeley has expressed his thoughts on Harry’s recent spate of interviews in which he’s recalled life in the Royal Family with the presenter fearing he has ‘lost the plot’.

Harry and Meghan have hit headlines lately after involvement in a series of toxic interviews, one of which is an exclusive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

Whilst Harry received recognition for opening up about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, many have accused him of going against his family.

In a conversation with The Express this week, Richard said: ‘I think Harry’s lost the plot, I’m sad to say because I think, fundamentally, Harry is a decent man.

“I think he’s a decent guy, who, like many people, has had bad, difficult experiences in his life.

“I mean, very few of us lead a charmed existence, so I don’t think that makes him particularly special.”

ROYAL MAKE-UP: MEGHAN AND HARRY WISH TO ATTEND PLATINUM JUBILEE

Harry and Meghan Markle want to be at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in what would create a “fresh headache” for the Royal Family following their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Duke of Sussex wants to be included in next year’s four-day bonanza for the Queen with plans being released by Buckingham Palace this morning.

An insider said: “Harry wants to be there. It is already causing a headache and is going to be very awkward.

“Where will they be positioned if they turn up? What events can they attend? Will we put them on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the flypast?

“This is a celebration for the Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation and should not be overshadowed.

“There are now so many questions about what to do with Harry and Meghan.”

MEGHAN STAYS HOME WITH NEWBORN WHILST HARRY FLIES SOLO TO REUNITE WITH FAMILY

Meghan Markle will not return to UK as Prince Harry flies home to reunite with William to mark their mother's 60th birthday.

Harry and William will reunite to unveil a statue of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace on July 1.

The two brothers are expected to make separate speeches at the unveiling.

A source close to the Sussexes said: "Meghan is not going to travel. She has just had a baby and Harry will travel alone."

A plinth for Diana's statue has been laid in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden, said to be Diana’s favourite spot in the grounds.

MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF 2021 – WITH A MEGHAN MARKLE-INSPIRED ENTRY TAKING THE TOP SPOT FROM OLIVIA

Naming your newborn is a big deal, and parents often take inspiration from celebrities, family members and even royalty.

Perhaps Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a lot to answer for as Lily as taken out the top spot, booting Olivia and Amelia further down the list.

The couple welcomed their daughter earlier this month and named her Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, after a nickname given to her great-grandmother the Queen.

Their son’s name Archie, now two, also proved popular with it making the list for the most popular boys name.

It took out the 12th spot, not far beaten by Harry which was ranked number eight on the list for 2021.

HARRY & MEG'S ROYAL FAMILY TIES HAVE WORSENED SINCE PRINCE PHILIP'S DEATH, CLAIMS INSIDER

The Sun understands Meghan will stay in the US with Archie and baby Lili instead of making the 5,000-mile trip from California.

The confirmation comes after royal sources told a US media site Radar Online she would come back to support her husband as family relations have "worsened" since Prince Philip's funeral.

They also said the Queen would be delighted to see her grandsons standing with their wives at the poignant event.

The statue is being unveiled at Kensington Palace on July 1 - on what would have been Diana's 60th birthday - but there is much debate over whether Harry will even be able to attend.

It would be the first time he's seen brother William face-to-face since their meeting after his grandfather's funeral.

EXPLAINED: THE LINE OF SUCCESSION TO THE ROYAL THRONE

MEGHAN MARKLE WON’T FLY TO UK TO SUPPORT HARRY AT DIANA MEMORIAL (Continued. )

The confirmation was also released after royal sources told a US media site she would come back to support her husband as family relations have "worsened" since Prince Philip's funeral.

The insider told Radar Online: "Meghan knows how hard it was to attend his grandfather’s funeral alone and doesn’t want that to happen again.

"Harry was given the cold shoulder by most of his relatives, with several refusing to talk to him or even make eye contact.

"Since the funeral things have got worse, not better, so you can only imagine how he will be treated at the big event on July 1."

MEGHAN MARKLE WON’T FLY TO UK TO SUPPORT HARRY AT DIANA MEMORIAL

Meghan Markle will not fly back to the UK with Prince Harry at the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

Debate was ongoing over whether the Duchess of Sussex, 39, would attend the ceremony after she gave birth to baby Lilibet Diana just 12 days ago.

But The Sun understands Meghan will stay in the US with Archie and baby Lili instead of making the 5,000-mile trip from California.

It comes after The Sun Online exclusively revealed how Meghan would not travel to the UK.

US HOST HITS BACK AT THOMAS MARKLE AFTER HIS COMMENTS ON OPRAH

In a recent interview with 60 Minutes Australia, Thomas Markle slammed Oprah Winfrey claiming she “took advantage” of Meghan and Harry.

The US host has defended Oprah saying both parties saw “an opportunity” in regards to the tell-all interview back in March.

Justin Sylvester told Daily Pop: “I think Oprah saw two golden geese sitting there, ripe for the picking.”

“She knew that somebody was going to get the story, she knew that someone was going to get the £8 million, so I do agree that Oprah saw an opportunity and seized it.”

PRINCE HARRY HAS BEEN ‘DUMPING’ ON ROYAL FAMILY AND ‘VIOLATING THEIR PRIVACY’, CLAIMS OUTSPOKEN LADY COLIN CAMPBELL

PRINCE Harry has been “dumping” on the Royal Family and “violating their privacy”, says a royal commentator.

Outspoken Lady Colin Campbell slammed the Duke of Sussex, 36, for the string of bombshell claims he has made in recent months about his family in Britain.

Harry and Meghan Markle, who now live in California, have made a number of media appearances where they have discussed how unhappy they were as royals. Lady C, who is a frequent critic of the couple, told the Daily Star: “He’s [Harry is] busy violating at every turn – not only his privacy, but the privacy of his loved ones.

“What he is doing is called ‘dumping’. In psychological terms it’s called ‘dumping’. He is ‘dumping’ on everybody.”

She added: “He has dumped on various members of his family in a totally unacceptable way.”

MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘SENT SWEET PHOTO OF BABY LILIBET’ TO ROYAL FAMILY WHATSAPP

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry sent a sweet photo of baby Lilibet to the Royal Family’s Whatsapp group, according to reports.

Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who shares Her Majesty’s family nickname, arrived at 11.40am on June 4 in California.

PIERS MORGAN TELLS MEGHAN AND HARRY "IT'S TIME TO PIPE DOWN"

Piers Morgan has ordered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to stop "whining" because people are sick of them.

The outspoken TV personality again slammed the estranged Royals in an appearance on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News on Monday night.

He suggested Harry and Meghan take a tip from the queen and "pipe down" about their personal or family struggles.

He went on to suggest Harry and Meghan should "give up their titles, stop whining 24/7, and try to take a leaf out of the book of the Queen - whose nickname, Lilibet, they've hijacked for their daughter.

"Take a little tip from the queen: less is more," he went on. "If you want to be a Royal, a member of the Royal Family, less is more.

"We're hearing too much of your yapping, too much of your whining. It's time to pipe down."

MEGHAN MARKLE'S MUM PLAYED SPECIAL ROLE IN THE BIRTH OF LILIBET

Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland had a special role to play in welcoming her granddaughter, Lilibet Diana.

ITV Royal Rota podcast host Lizzie Robinson revealed, “She's sort of a key figure for them. Perhaps not to be nodded to in the name, I thought was quite surprising.

"Especially given how personal the names were and the family links,” she added.

Doria is quite close to her new family and is said to have visited the Sussex family numerous times since they arrived in the US.

MEGHAN FAILS TO BREAK INTO UK SALES TOP 50 WITH NEW BOOK

It may have been one of the most hotly anticipated children's books in recent memory - but Meghan Markle's The Bench has failed to break into the Top 50 for UK sales in its first week.

The Bench sold just 3,212 copies in its first week of publication and has an average rating of four stars, The Mirror reports.

The book was said to be inspired by a poem the Duchess of Sussex wrote about Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day.

Despite not gaining a place on the Top 50, The Bench did reach the top of the charts for the best selling picture book.

Although the book may have had slow sales, it is expected to be huge hit for the book’s publishers Penguin Random House Children’s, as they have the rights that allow them to sell the English language copy globally.

EXPLAINED: BABY LILIBET IS EIGHTH IN LINE TO THE ROYAL THRONE

Baby Lilbet is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild, joining her big brother Archie, two, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s brood George, Charlotte and Louis in the line of succession.

As it stands, Lilibet is eighth in line to the throne and sits behind her father Prince Harry, who is sixth in line, and her sibling Archie, who falls just behind Harry in seventh.

Also ahead of Lilibet is Prince William, who is second in line after Prince Charles, and his kids George, Charlotte and Louis, who are third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne respectively.

Lilibet – whose middle name Diana is a sweet nod to Harry’s late mother the Princess of Wales – is not entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

She can, however, become a Lady – although Harry and Meghan will likely style their second-born a Miss, as they did with Master Archie, using the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

RICHARD MADELY: PRINCE HARRY HAS ‘LOST THE PLOT’

ITV host, Richard Madeley has expressed his thoughts on Harry’s recent spate of interviews in which he’s recalled life in the Royal Family with the presenter fearing he has ‘lost the plot’.

Harry and Meghan have hit headlines lately after involvement in a series of toxic interviews, one of which is an exclusive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

Whilst Harry received recognition for opening up about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, many have accused him of going against his family.

In a conversation with The Express this week, Richard said: ‘I think Harry’s lost the plot, I’m sad to say because I think, fundamentally, Harry is a decent man.

“I think he’s a decent guy, who, like many people, has had bad, difficult experiences in his life.

“I mean, very few of us lead a charmed existence, so I don’t think that makes him particularly special.”

ROYAL MAKE-UP: MEGHAN AND HARRY WISH TO ATTEND PLATINUM JUBILEE

Harry and Meghan Markle want to be at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in what would create a “fresh headache” for the Royal Family following their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Duke of Sussex wants to be included in next year’s four-day bonanza for the Queen with plans being released by Buckingham Palace this morning.

An insider said: “Harry wants to be there. It is already causing a headache and is going to be very awkward.

“Where will they be positioned if they turn up? What events can they attend? Will we put them on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the flypast?

“This is a celebration for the Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation and should not be overshadowed.

“There are now so many questions about what to do with Harry and Meghan.”


The Morbid Legacy Of The Doctor Who Tried To Weigh The Human Soul - History

Strong for the strong and in his own conceit
Half-boy, half-madman, playing with the fire
Usurper, hoodlum, wed to his desire
Loud in the hunt--afraid albeit to beat
The wolves which reared him--always with swift feet,
Booted and spurred to huddle in the mire
The malcontents, though Freedom die--no higher
Launching his truncheon only to the street
Thundering at millionaires unlearned, though read,
In human agony--surrendered up
To glory, war--of empty pomp the chief--
Europa, thou hast conquered! with bowed head
For Freedom slain (who prayed might pass the cup)
We pray, in faith, thy triumph may be brief!
.

- New Orleans, November 1910

Four weeks have passed since I left, and still
I must write to you of no work. I've worn down
the soles and walked through the tightness
of my new shoes calling upon the merchants,
their offices bustling. All the while I kept thinking
my plain English and good writing would secure
for me some modest position Though I dress each day
in my best, hands covered with the lace gloves

Thrill with lissome lust of the light,
O man ! My man !
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan ! Io Pan .
Io Pan ! Io Pan ! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady !
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and styrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white ass, come over the sea
To me, to me,
Coem with Apollo in bridal dress
(Spheperdess and pythoness)
Come with Artemis, silken shod,
And wash thy white thigh, beautiful God,
In the moon, of the woods, on the marble mount,
The dimpled dawn of of the amber fount !
Dip the purple of passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare,
The soul that startles in eyes of blue
To watch thy wantoness weeping through
The tangled grove, the gnarled bole
Of the living tree that is spirit and soul
And body and brain -come over the sea,
(Io Pan ! Io Pan !)
Devil or god, to me, to me,
My man ! my man !
Come with trumpets sounding shrill
Over the hill !
Come with drums low muttering
From the spring !

Brilliant, this day – a young virtuoso of a day.
Morning shadow cut by sharpest scissors,
deft hands. And every prodigy of green –
whether it's ferns or lichens or needles
or impatient points of buds on spindly bushes –
greener than ever before. And the way the conifers
hold new cones to the light for the blessing,
a festive right, and sing the oceanic chant the wind
transcribes for them!
A day that shines in the cold

Lead me to your soul, and cleave as Siemens in your heart sublime
Take me to the endless flattered bliss of your kindness home,
Of colourful blossom
let me be all there's in the world

i was as withered leaf or broken calabash tossed upon a turbulent black sea
Shall you lead me to your soul, I shall be as morning rose in the dew spring.

kiss away my fears, hug away my silent cold,
Upon the unquenched flare of your heart to warm.


Plato: Legacy and Influence 

The Academy flourished for nearly three centuries following Plato’s death, but was destroyed in the sacking of Athens by the Roman general Sulla in 86 B.C. Though continually read in the਋yzantine Empireਊnd in the Islamic world, Plato was overshadowed by Aristotle in the Christian west. 

It was only in the Renaissance that scholars like Petrarch led a revival of Plato’s thought, in particular his explorations of logic and geometry. William Wordsworth, Percy Shelly and others in the 19th-century Romantic movement found philosophical solace in Plato’s dialogues.


30 Famous Success Quotes

1. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

Dhirubhai Ambani

2. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

3. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Tony Robbins

4. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lorde

5. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

6. “Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison

8. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.”

9. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

David Brinkley

10. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

11. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”

Roger Babson

13. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi

14. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

15. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi

16. “Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.”

17. “I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.'”

Katherine Dunham

18. “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”

19. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J. K Rowling

20. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

21. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman

22. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

23. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

Swami Vivekananda

24. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

Dale Carnegie

25. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

26. “The question isn’t who is going to let me it’s who is going to stop me.”

27. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.”

Gurbaksh Chahal

28. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”

Robert Kiyosaki

29. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!”

T. Harv Eker

30. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

We hope you enjoyed this collection of Famous Success Quotes. Do you have any Famous Quotes that we missed out on this list? please leave it in the comment of this post.

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The Athiest in the Woods

An atheist was walking through the woods, thinking to himself,

"How beautiful the animals are!"

"How majestic the trees are!"

"How powerful the rivers are!"

As he walked along the river, he heard rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned and saw an 8-foot grizzly bear charging towards him. He ran along the path as fast as he could, but when he looked over his shoulder, he saw that the bear was closing in on him.

He kept running, but when he looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer. Then he tripped and fell on the ground. The bear was right on top of him with his right paw raised to strike him. At that instant, the atheist cried, "God help me!"

Time Stopped.

The bear froze.

The forest was silent.

A bright light shone upon the man and a voice from the sky said, "You've denied my existence for all these years and have taught others that I don't exist. You've even credited creation to a cosmic accident. Why would you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Are you now a believer?"

The atheist looked into the light and said, "Well, I would be hypocrite to suddenly ask You to treat me as a Christian now, but could you, maybe, make the BEAR a Christian?"

The light went out.

The sounds of the forest resumed.

The bear lowered his right paw and brought both paws together. He bowed his head, and said: "Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive from Your bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen."


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