Thanks to COVID-19, co-parenting with high-conflict people has been a doubly stressful hellscape. Here’s how to prevent your difficult co-parent from making Christmas 2020 worse.

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DISCLAIMER: This is not legal advice.

No one signed up for this pandemic. Uncertainty, fear, anxiety, isolation, grief, sorrow, and rage have touched us all. Parenting in 2020 remains an amplified experience. For many dealing with high-conflict co-parents to boot, this year has been a doubly stressful hellscape.

This is because high-conflict co-parents (HCCs) have a pattern of difficult behavior that antagonizes conflict rather than reducing or resolving it. According to experts, this pattern repeats across many dynamics and situations. In co-parenting, how the high-conflict personality approaches problem-solving can drastically impact the quality of life for all involved.

There are many reasons high-conflict people often ramp up their strategies during the holidays. This year, of all years, please consider an alternative by arming yourself with more sophisticated approaches. A wise man once said that we learn best from other’s mistakes. So here’s John’s story. He hopes it helps you. …


The AMMA Healing team is excited and honored to announce our participation in the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Fall semester cohort.

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The AMMA Healing team is excited and honored to announce our participation in the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Fall semester cohort. The esteemed University of Texas-Austin program is designed to create top-notch, real-world learning experiences for graduate students while providing the resources to boost participating businesses to the next level.

Part of the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, TVL was founded in 2010 and claims several successes, including RideScout, which was bought by a Daimler AG subsidiary, and Gazzang, which was bought by Cloudera, a California big-data analytics company.

AMMA is one of 14 companies selected to work with multi-disciplinary teams in the TVL practicum course. Among the diverse range of industries, founders, and technologies, AMMA was the only hemp wellness brand chosen to participate. Our product, ELEVATE, is also the only alcohol alternative product. …


Data is the most valuable commodity on Earth, surpassing fossil fuels like oil. Big Data covertly collects, sells, and uses our data against us. Memri unlocks our data’s potential by putting control back in our own hands.

By Ted Moskovitz and Team DecentraNet

The world is rapidly becoming more interconnected, and we are generating ever-larger reams of digital data. One trend accelerating this pace of change is the growing prevalence of connected devices.

In 2014, a total of 10 billion internet-connected devices, and economists from the World Economic Forum predicted a staggering rise to 20 billion connected devices by 2020. [1] In actuality, this number surpassed, and the number of IoT devices alone hit over 22 billion by 2018. [2] More devices mean more data, and the amount of new data generated is nearly unfathomable. Every single day, we produce 2.2 quintillion bytes of data, that’s 2,200,000,000,000,000,000. …


Data is the most valuable commodity on Earth, surpassing fossil fuels like oil. Big Data covertly collects, sells, and uses our data against us. Memri unlocks our data’s potential by putting control back in our own hands.

By Ted Moskovitz and Team DecentraNet

The world is rapidly becoming more interconnected, and we are generating ever-larger reams of digital data. One trend accelerating this pace of change is the growing prevalence of connected devices.

In 2014, a total of 10 billion internet-connected devices, and economists from the World Economic Forum predicted a staggering rise to 20 billion connected devices by 2020. [1] In actuality, this number surpassed, and the number of IoT devices alone hit over 22 billion by 2018. [2] More devices mean more data, and the amount of new data generated is nearly unfathomable. Every single day, we produce 2.2 quintillion bytes of data, that’s 2,200,000,000,000,000,000. …


By widely celebrating the spirit and message of the Juneteenth holiday, we can transform our shameful slave legacy into a global celebration of freedom.

This week, I learned that nearly a dozen of my friends and family from all walks of life, all well-educated, and many of which were Texans themselves, had genuinely never heard of Juneteenth.

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Juneteenth Freedom Day, also sometimes referred to as Juneteenth Independence Day or Black Independence Day, commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, who revealed to Texas slaves that the Civil War had ended. General Order Number 3 began most significantly with:

“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired laborer.” …


https://youtu.be/NwEhd8umNko?list=PLCy1Yd8m65YYocL2GfbCS8BOLCJPbDQRY

Professor Andrew Fyfe, an Iraq War veteran, Bronze Star recipient, and doctoral candidate discuss foreign policy, Iraq intervention, and the philosophical and moral questions surrounding the Iraq War from a veteran’s perspective. Will the Iraqi three-state solution unfold? Will the Kurds hold the north?

How do Fallujah veterans feel about the city falling to insurgents after so much bloodshed? Is Obama any better than Bush? Does the Iraq war pass the Just War Theory litmus test? If not, how should anti-war activists treat veterans of the Iraq war when they believe their sacrifices are unworthy of respect? Prof. Fyfe responds.


Simply put, ThreeFold is building a new internet. But what’s wrong with the old one you might ask?

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For most of us, the Internet is more of a concept than a tangible entity. We often forget that it relies on a physical infrastructure that connects networks to other networks. There are several problems with the web’s current infrastructure, however. It’s highly centralized and allows for easy censorship, incredibly energy inefficient and unsustainable, inaccessible to much of the world, and lacks true privacy because so many middlemen access your data traffic.

  • ThreeFold has deployed a distributed grid of nodes across over 21+ countries, which enables it to reach remote regions that were previously un-networked.
  • Because of its decentralized nature, the ThreeFold grid cannot be restricted or censored. …

Simply put, ThreeFold is building a new internet. But what’s wrong with the old one you might ask?

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For most of us, the Internet is more of a concept than a tangible entity. We often forget that it relies on a physical infrastructure that connects networks to other networks. There are several problems with the web’s current infrastructure, however. It’s highly centralized and allows for easy censorship, incredibly energy inefficient and unsustainable, inaccessible to much of the world, and lacks true privacy because so many middlemen access your data traffic.

  • ThreeFold has deployed a distributed grid of nodes across over 21+ countries, which enables it to reach remote regions that were previously un-networked.
  • Because of its decentralized nature, the ThreeFold grid cannot be restricted or censored. …

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June 11, 2020, Austin, Texas — DecentraNet is honored to announce that we have formalized our relationship with ThreeFold, an innovative blockchain technology company. ThreeFold’s mission is to build a new Internet with the ultimate goal of empowering equality, autonomy, and sustainability through its game-changing technology and collaborative ecosystem.

We believe that decentralization is one of the most important benefits promised by blockchain, as the technology aims to distribute and disperse power away from central authorities. With significant storage, compute, and network capacity available around the globe, ThreeFold is the largest and most advanced peer-to-peer network and continues to expand. The network supports 40,000,000+ Gigabytes of existing capacity, 15,000+ CPU stores, and 600+ active nodes in 21+ countries.

“The new Internet has to be democratized, neutral, and secure to provide autonomy to all its stakeholders. Everyone shall be digitally autonomous and own their data just like they would own their physical experiences. Bitcoin and other blockchain networks mostly run their nodes and store their data in centralized cloud storage facilities from companies like AWS, Google, and Microsoft. To have a truly decentralized network, the nodes and infrastructure need to be owned by the users, not big corporations. Threefold puts this into practice now with the largest decentralized network in the world,” says Matt McKibbin, Founder of DecentranNet.

With partnerships like Hewlett Packard and Stellar, ThreeFold is replacing four of the current seven layers of the Internet infrastructure, resulting in a much simpler system that is truly efficient, scalable, sustainable, affordable, and peer-to-peer. …


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June 9, 2020 — Cheers! A toast to being on the precipice of a huge shift in the way America socializes. The way we drink is changing, and our tastes for alcohol are on the decline. For millennia, alcohol has been the mood-changing tool of choice. Excavations revealed that ancient Egyptians brewed beer and wine, ancient Chinese made wine from rice and grapes, and we all know that wine was a diet staple for the ancient Greeks.

Sharing a drink is a deeply ingrained social ritual that sanctifies special moments and celebrations, both large and small. It’s a part of our everyday celebration that work is over, leading us on our five o’clock pilgrimage to the local watering hole (or our at-home bar in recent weeks). As much as alcohol is heralded as a pillar of celebration, it also has a dark side and for many does more harm than good. While we are big fans of the social lubrication provided by alcohol, we silently suffer alcohol’s negative effects — the hangovers, the liver toxicity, the brain-busting headaches, and the relationships we forge over a martini can break down over one too many. …

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Tiffany Madison

Co-Founder @AMMAHealing, Partner @Decentranet, Co-Founder @D10e, communicator, writer, ENTJ. Free speech ❤ #blockchain #bitcoin #crypto #liberty #hempheals

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