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Silicon Roundabout is still the spiritual home of London tech 15 years on

Silicon Roundabout is still the spiritual home of London tech 15 years on

[ad_1] It has now been 15 years since the phenomenon of small tech firms clustering around the Old Street Roundabout first began to attract the attention of the real estate industry. In 2010, then-Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to transform the area between Shoreditch and the Olympic Park into one of the “world’s great technology centres”, which sparked the creation of the Tech City initiative, with estimates suggesting that the number of tech start-ups increased from 85 to 5,000 in just two years. The area around Old Street Underground station acquired the nickname ‘Silicon Roundabout’, reflecting the grand plans for the area, and Google opened an incubator hub to ensure it identified and captured the best talent. However, Google shuttered its Shoreditch campus after Covid-19, which operated at a loss since its inception, suggesting it wanted to focus on start-ups across the UK. Also, TechHub, one of the area’s first dedicated coworking spaces, closed in 2020 citing unmanageable rent increases and falling demand related to the pandemic. [ad_2] Source link

Meet the L.A. artist whose spiritual card decks have touched the world

Meet the L.A. artist whose spiritual card decks have touched the world

[ad_1] It’s the first Sunday morning of spring in the Wilshire-Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica and local artist Kim Krans, 43, is making the 10-minute pilgrimage from her apartment to her new favorite place on Earth: the Gloveworx boxing gym at 14th Street and Wilshire Boulevard (which has since moved a half-mile west). “There’s a community here that I just adore,” she says as she walks in, wearing an oversize black hoodie and retro fire-red Jordans. Her voice is as soft and calm as it is commanding. She speaks a little like singer-poet Leonard Cohen used to: Each phrase rolls out like a careful mantra, a spell. Krans can be found at Gloveworx nearly every day of the week, doing mitt work with trainers or going HAM on a speed bag. This morning, pacing the floor with swagger as hip-hop blares, Krans looks like the frontwoman of a punk band: She’s tattooed and pixie-like, sporting a ripped muscle tank and a white-blond bowl cut that’s soon stringy with sweat, forming a shield for her ice-blue …

Tucker Carlson suggests UFOs are actually manifestations of spiritual beings in an interview with Joe Rogan

Tucker Carlson suggests UFOs are actually manifestations of spiritual beings in an interview with Joe Rogan

[ad_1] Tucker Carlson speaking at the 2023 Turning Point Action Conference, West Palm Beach, FloridaCredit: Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 2.0 Deed In a recent interview with Podcaster Joe Rogan, former Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson revealed his opinion on the appearance of UFOs and in some instances even aliens, the Christian Post reports. While some believe the Earth is actually being visited by aliens from other planets, others believe that many of the UFOs are actually evidence of advanced technology created by governments. However, the first thing that Tucker points to is that in the Bible’s Book of Ezekiel, the prophet saw similar types of unidentified flying objects. Obviously, these flying objects were not created by some top-secret government agency, 2,500 years ago. Instead, Ezekiel identified these beings as angelic. “It’s not American technology or Russian or Chinese. It predates all of that,” Carlson noted. “I mean the prophet Ezekiel writes about it in the first chapter, wheels in the sky.” “These are spiritual phenomena. There’s no evidence they’re from another planet,” Carlson added. …

The Point of Having a Spiritual Quest

The Point of Having a Spiritual Quest

[ad_1] Want to stay current with Arthur’s writing? Sign up to get an email every time a new column comes out. The United States has long had a great deal of religious diversity, and was built on the idea of religious tolerance. But one type of belief was always rare: none. Until recently, that is. According to the Pew Research Center, the percentage of Americans who profess no religion (as opposed even to having one that they rarely or never practice) has risen from 16 percent in 2007 to 29 percent in 2021. (Back in the early 1970s, only about 5 percent of Americans espoused this position.) This phenomenon of declining belief is of great concern to many religious leaders, as one can easily imagine. The Catholic theologian and bishop Robert Barron has built an enormous internet-based ministry in no small part by seeking to reach these so-called nones. Rather than simply railing against a secular culture, Barron turns the criticism around and calls the growth of this disavowal “an unnerving commentary on the effectiveness …

The Spiritual Life of Budgets: Jesse Mecham

The Spiritual Life of Budgets: Jesse Mecham

[ad_1] Can a budget bring you peace? Tom and Amber find out how with Jesse Mecham, personal finance expert and founder of the super popular YNAB (You Need A Budget) app. Jesse shares how money can help us express ourselves in the best of ways – and how his own faith has helped shape his business since Day 1. Plus:– Tom makes a couple confessions– Amber shares why budgeting, to her, is a spiritual experience– Jesse explains why giving is the ultimate middle finger GUEST:Jesse Mecham is a personal finance expert and founder of YNAB (You Need A Budget), an app with a simple set of habits to help people change the way they think about money. Jesse is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and hosts the top-rated financial podcast You Need A Budget. For more episodes and info, visit Money, Meet Meaning. [ad_2]

9 Immutable Laws Of Success That Will Low-Key Change Your Life

9 Immutable Laws Of Success That Will Low-Key Change Your Life

[ad_1] What does success mean to you? It is subjective. However, the strategies we can use to find our versions of success share similarities. Not all the best ideas are in your favorite self-help book, though. Some of them are right here. Here are the 9 immutable laws of success that will low-key change your life: 1. Law of Enjoyment No matter how seemingly tedious or ugly the task is, you can find a way to enjoy what you’re doing. This is made possible through slowing down, being present, and relishing the finer details in the work. What advantage could this create for you? 2. Law of Not Being Whiny Many of us unconsciously create more hardship for ourselves by adopting the persona of a scared victim who’s been ‘unjustly’ treated. It may seem empowering to complain and judge, but you’re hurting yourself the most. There is instant power in this very subtle mind shift. Take responsibility for it all. Nobody successful didn’t approach life like a warrior who cared. RELATED: How To Stop Complaining & Just Be …

Looking for role models among the spiritual leaders of history? Look to the women in their lives | Jackie Bailey

Looking for role models among the spiritual leaders of history? Look to the women in their lives | Jackie Bailey

[ad_1] Sometimes I think the entire point of religion is to help men behave more like women. Members of a religious community are supposed to get along with each other, even if they don’t like each other. But women don’t need religious rules to teach them social graces. From birth, we are socialised to prioritise the needs of the collective above our own. Most of the world’s major religions recognise men as their founders. For example, Christianity was founded by Jesus, Buddhism by Siddhartha Gautama and Islam by Muhammad. They were men who did not have to find time for their spirituality between cooking dinners and attending work meetings. But I want a spiritual role model who would have understood how to avert a meltdown at school pickup every day. So who are the women spiritual leaders? Because of my Christian upbringing, my natural starting point is Mary, the mother of Jesus. Christians believe that Jesus was god incarnate. To retain her son’s deity status, early Church theologians described Mary as a virtuous virgin who …

The Guardian view on pilgrimage: a 21st-century spiritual exercise | Editorial

The Guardian view on pilgrimage: a 21st-century spiritual exercise | Editorial

[ad_1] In Geoffrey Chaucer’s England, the arrival of spring was taken by many as a cue to take to the road. As the prologue to The Canterbury Tales begins: “When in April the sweet showers fall/And pierce the drought of March to the root, and all/…Then people long to go on pilgrimages”. Given Britain’s increasingly damp climate, contemporary pilgrims are as likely to encounter persistent rain as the occasional sweet shower. But the participants in the BBC’s sixth Pilgrimage series, which ended on Friday, were largely blessed with fine days as they travelled by foot and bus across North Wales. Travelling the Pilgrim’s Way, the group of minor celebrities followed a Christianity-based route-map of shrines and churches, but also stayed at an eco retreat and a Buddhist meditation centre. Including on this occasion a lapsed Muslim comic, and a star from the first series of Traitors, this was unusual reality television. No one is voted off Pilgrimage and the ethos is collegiate rather than competitive. That in itself is refreshing. But the show’s long-running success also testifies to the …

Spiritual libertarianism swatted down in Wisconsin

Spiritual libertarianism swatted down in Wisconsin

[ad_1] (RNS) — Last month, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court decided that Catholic Charities and its nonprofit subsidiaries in the Diocese of Superior must continue to pay into the state’s unemployment compensation fund because they are not operated primarily for religious purposes. That sets them apart from churches per se, which under Wisconsin law are exempt from the tax. Why is this important? Because it’s the latest front in the right-wing legal establishment’s ongoing campaign to enable religious claims to trump government rules and regulations, from securing exemptions from public health mandates (such as requiring COVID-19 and other vaccines) to anti-discrimination laws to removing restrictions on religious expression by government workers to public funding of religious institutions. This spiritual libertarianism is of a piece with libertarianism in the economic sphere. Among the conservative legal outfits leading the campaign is the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing Catholic Charities in this case. After the Wisconsin decision, Becket announced it would be appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. At the heart of Becket’s case is …

Saturday Night Live Got Spiritual  (and High) With Ramy Youssef

Saturday Night Live Got Spiritual  (and High) With Ramy Youssef

[ad_1] This week’s Saturday Night Live began, predictably enough, with James Austin Johnson’s Donald Trump hawking Bibles. “It’s Easter, the time of year I compare myself to Jesus Christ—that’s just a thing I do now, and people seem to be okay with it,” he said, before pitching his $60 Good Book— “100% Bible, made from 100% Bible”—alongside miracle toasters that seared a reflection of his mug onto bread. “Let us bow our heads. I’m not going to,” he told the audience before butchering The Lord’s Prayer. Before the mood could turn too sour, comedian and actor Ramy Youssef came down the stairs of 8H in a beautiful black suit. His monologue was a gulp of fresh air. “This is an incredibly spiritual weekend,” he said, his gentle voice melodious, his rhythm patient. “We’re in the holy month of Ramadan, tomorrow is Easter, and yesterday, Beyoncé released a new album.” His best joke of the set was about New Yorkers’ tendency to villainize and other the American South. “I don’t believe in the South. There is …