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Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Phineas Parkhurst Quimby was an American clockmaker and mesmerist. His work is recognized as foundational to the New Thought movement. Born in the small town of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Quimby was one of seven children and the son of a blacksmith; as was customary for his social and monetary status at that time, Quimby received little formal education. He suffered from tuberculosis in his youth and was prescribed calomel by his doctor. Instead of curing his sickness, the calomel began to rot his teeth, Quimby began experimenting with his own ideas for a cure, he found that intense excitement alleviated his pain for brief periods of time, became interested in the mind's ability to affect the body. It is unclear how he found his ultimate cure, but it was through his own devices, not from the doctor's medicine; when Charles Poyen, a French mesmerist following in the tradition of Puységur, came to Belfast, Maine, on a lecture circuit about mesmerism around 1836, Quimby was intensely curious. Quimby attended one of Poyen's lectures in 1838, began plying the mesmerist with questions about the nature of animal magnetism and its powers.

Poyen admitted. Quimby left his job as a watchmaker and followed Poyen's tour of New England for the subsequent two years, until he became proficient at applying mesmerism himself. Around this time Quimby encountered Lucius Burkmar, an uneducated youth, susceptible to hypnosis. Quimby and Lucius began a tour of their own, practicing mesmeric demonstrations in front of large crowds. Quimby and Lucius stopped touring and Quimby began claiming to heal people of ailments which doctors could not cure. Quimby explained to his patients that disease was caused by false beliefs, that the cure was in the explanation of this. Many letters and documents of Quimby were released only after his son's death in 1921. Quimby held several patents for mechanical devices. Julius Dresser and Annetta Dresser were both cured by Quimby, their son, wrote extensively on Quimby's theories, collecting many of Quimby's papers in his book Health and the Inner Life: An Analytical and Historical Study of Spiritual Healing and Theories, in the book, The Collected Manuscripts of P.

P. Quimby; the scholar of faith healing, Barry Morton, has argued that Quimby's constant tinkering with the mind cure method led him to make important discoveries towards the cure of psychosomatic illnesses. Although Quimby did not publish his findings himself, he did train many others in his methods and hence started a "gnostic" healing tradition; some of his methods were adopted by John Alexander Dowie—who revolutionized Christian faith healing in the 1880s. Warren Felt Evans was one of the first individuals who wrote on the teachings of Phineas Quimby. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, has sometimes been cited as having used Quimby as inspiration for theology. Eddy shared his view that disease is rooted in a mental cause; because of its theism, Christian Science differs from the teachings of Quimby. Dresser, Horatio W.. The Quimby Manuscripts, Thomas Y. Crowell Co. ISBN 0-7661-4052-0 Clark, M. A; the Healing Wisdom of Dr. P. P. Quimby: Selected Notes from the Dresser and Collie Compilations of the Quimby Manuscripts, Frontal Lobe, 1982.

ISBN 0-931400-02-3 Quimby, Phineas Parkhurst. The Complete Writings: Volume 1, Marina Del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Co. ISBN 0-87516-600-8 _____; the Complete Writings: Volume 2, Marina Del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Co. ISBN 0-87516-601-6 _____; the Complete Writings: Volume 3, Marina Del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Co. ISBN 0-87516-602-4 Philosophy of Mind Mind-body dualism Dualistic cosmology Albanese, C. L. "Physic and Metaphysic in Nineteenth-Century America: Medical Sectarians and Religious Healing", Church History, Vol. 55, No. 4. Pp. 489–502. Anon, "The Strange Life of Mary Baker Eddy. How She Founded Her Cult. Holmes, S. W. "Phineas Parkhurst Quimby: Scientist of Transcendentalism", The New England Quarterly, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 356–380. Morton, B. "John Alexander Dowie and the Invention of Modern Faith Healing, 1882-1889," paper presented at UNISA, June 2015. Teahan, John F. "Warren Felt Evans and Mental Healing: Romantic Idealism and Practical Mysticism in Nineteenth-Century America", Church History, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 63–80.

The Collected Works of Dr. Phineas P. Quimby Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Resource Center A Story Untold: A History of the Quimby-Eddy Debate

1935 Winter 100

The 1935 Winter 100 was a motor race held at the Phillip Island circuit, near Cowes on Phillip Island, in Victoria, Australia on 3 June 1935. The race, organised by the Light Car Club of Australia, was staged over 16 laps, a total distance of 100 miles, it was contested on a handicap basis with the first car scheduled to start 19 minutes 45 seconds before the Scratch car. The race was won by A Barrett driving a Morris Cowley from a handicap of 20 minutes 30 seconds. JW Williamson, who started from Scratch, set the fastest race time and the fastest race lap and was placed second on handicap; the above table lists the fifteen entries. It is not known. Entries: 15 Starters: Unknown Finishers: 5 Winner's average speed: 62 mph Fastest time: JW Williamson, 1h 22m 48s, 76.01 mph Fastest lap: JW Williamson, 5m 1s, 78 mph Sources vary as to the actual race name with "Winter 100", "winter 100 miles race" and "100-miles Winter Handicap" all being used in contemporary sources

Datong Prince's Palace

The Datong Prince's Palace is a former Ming Dynasty palace in Datong, China. The palace was built in the 14th century for prince Zhu Gui, prince of Dai, the thirteenth son of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty; the palace was similar in construction to the Forbidden City in Beijing, but was constructed 25 years earlier. After prince Zhu Gui, ten other princes followed; the palace was gutted during the social breakdown at the end of the Ming dynasty in 1644, when the peasant rebellion under Li Zicheng reached Datong. At the start of the 21st century, rebuilding started in order to return the historic center of Datong; the size of the palace was around 180,000 square metres. It had multiple courtyards and at the center there was the Palace of Eternal Spring. All the palace buildings had jade green rooftops; the gate of benevolence and ritual reminded the princes of their duty to be kind to the people through benevolence, whilst knowing their master through ritual. Opposite the palace stands the oldest and biggest wall still preserved in China.

These types of walls were designed to protect palaces from negative energy. Kim Hunter Gordon "Datong: A Historical Guide", China Atomic Energy Press/ Matric International Publishing - ISBN 978-7-5022-6144-3 An article on how Datong is'restoring' or resurrecting its old monuments including the palace. Http:// A Chinese Blog on the history of the palace, which served as input for this article

Frederick Flagg House

The Frederick Flagg House is a historic house at 65 Fairmont Avenue in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, four bays wide, with a rear roof sloping down to the first floor in a classic New England saltbox profile; the house was built in 1930 by Frederick Flagg, as a copy of the c. 1710 "Home Sweet Home" house in East Hampton, New York. The principal difference is that Flagg's replica has a more elaborate entry, framed by Doric pilasters and topped by a four-light transom and pediment, its interior replicates historic woodwork, on display in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. National Register of Historic Places listings in Waltham, Massachusetts

Juice fasting

Juice fasting known as juice cleansing, is a fad diet in which a person consumes only fruit and vegetable juices while abstaining from solid food consumption. It is used for detoxification, an alternative medicine treatment, is part of detox diets; the diet can last for two to seven days and involve a number of fruits and vegetables and spices that are not among the juices sold or consumed in the average Western diet. The diet is sometimes promoted with implausible and unsubstantiated claims about its health benefits. Juice fasting was popularized in America by Jay Kordich. Health claims in regard to juice fasting are not supported by scientific evidence. Catherine Collins, chief dietician of St George's Hospital Medical School in London, states that: "The concept of ‘detox’ is a marketing myth rather than a physiological entity; the idea that an avalanche of vitamins and laxatives taken over a 2 to 7 day period can have a long-lasting benefit for the body is a marketing myth."Detox diets, depending on the type and duration, are dangerous and can cause various health problems including muscle loss and an unhealthy regaining of fat after the detox ends.

A review in The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, has noted potential risks of juice fasting: The major risks to health from juice fasts include metabolic crises in patients with undiagnosed diabetes or hypoglycemia. Juice mixes containing grapefruit juice may adversely interact with some prescription drugs

Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. was an operating business unit of IAC known for the development and marketing of entertainment and personal computing software, as well as mobile application development. Mindspark's mobile division acquired iOS application developer Apalon in 2014, known for popular entertainment applications such as Weather Live, Emoji Keypad, Calculator Pro. Mindspark's home office was based in Yonkers, New York, with other offices located in Los Angeles, California. Tim Allen and Eric Esterlis served as the co-presidents of Mindspark. Former Mindspark CEO Joey Levin now serves as CEO of IAC. Although versions of the tool bars offered are less intrusive, many, if not all, of Mindspark's programs and toolbars were classified as Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUPs, which may be installed without the user's explicit knowledge or consent. Many of them exhibited malicious behaviors and could be considered malware, as they are difficult to remove. Mindspark Interactive Network was incorporated in 1999 under Inc..

On January 20, 1999, the idea for its first product,, was conceived by its co-founders Bill Daugherty and Jonas Steinman, led to a subsequent office opening at Irvington, NY. On October 5, 1999, was launched and the company name was changed from "CTC Bulldog, Inc." to ", Inc." On Oct 1, 2000,, Inc. launched the sales team, offices were opened in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago. On Nov 18, 2001, the company purchased assets out of bankruptcy. The company changed its name to The Excite Network. On Oct 1, 2002, The Excite Network launched an online portal called, which replicated many of Yahoo's popular features without advertisements and intrusive privacy policies. In the same year, the company launched several entertainment products, such as, SmileyCentral and PopularScreensavers, changed its name to Focus Interactive. In November 2015, the site posted, "After many years, we have decided to shut down the MyWay website.

The site will be available until the end of December 5, 2015." In 2003, Focus Interactive changed its name again to Interactive Search Holdings. The company's properties now consisted of,, My Way, My WebSearch, online advertising sales firm MaxOnline. In December 2003, properties of Interactive Search Holdings reached 17% of US Internet users. In 2004, Ask Jeeves purchased Interactive Search Holdings for $501 million. According to a press release issued by Ask Jeeves, Interactive Search Holdings was the 9th most visited property in December 2003, with destinations such as My Way, My Web Search, iWon. On Jul 20, 2005, Ask Jeeves was purchased by IAC, Interactive Search Holdings, Inc. was renamed to IAC Consumer Applications & Portals. IAC CAP was a wholly owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp that centered on properties that enhance online communication and social networking. On Jun 20, 2006, IAC CAP launched Zwinky, a virtual world in which the users have the opportunity to communicate and play with other people.

On Apr 1, 2007, was launched, allowing users to customize their social networking profile pages and blogs. On Apr 1, 2008, IAC CAP acquired an Israeli start-up that created GirlSense. On Aug 1, 2006, Vimeo was acquired by IAC, became part of IAC CAP in 2008. On Jan 1, 2009, IAC Consumer Applications & Portals was renamed to Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc; the Ask Partner Network, LLC a division of Ask Jeeves, became a part of Mindspark. On May 20, 2010, Mindspark bought a majority stake in diet tracking site DailyBurn, responsible for Mindspark's fitness products. On Oct 6, 2010, Mindspark announced its Mindspark Worlds division would begin developing applications focused on social gaming. In 2011, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc acquired the gaming platform created by VoxPop, the platform was attached to its iWon contest and sweepstakes brand. In 2014, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc acquired SlimWare Utilities, a software product suite geared towards PC optimization services.

In June 2015, SlimWare Utilities was named PC Magazine's Editors' Choice for best free tune-up software. On Nov 3, 2014, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc acquired mobile app developer Apalon, a top 10 developer of iOS applications worldwide as measured by monthly downloads according to the App Annie Index. Mindspark operated a range of consumer mobile applications, desktop utilities, browser applications. Mindspark's mobile division produced popular applications, including Weather Live and Pimp Your Screen; the company's desktop utilities division offered optimization services. The company offered browser-based consumer applications, including popular applications such as Zwinky and Zwinky Cuties. Many of the Mindspark products required the user to install a toolbar. According to the IAC's business strategy, IAC is increasing its “toolbar” business, which places various clickable tools on the browsers of Internet users, enables IAC to collect a fee each time the toolbar is used. In the third quarter of 2010, IAC's search revenue increased 20 percent over the previous year to $205.1 million, while operating income in the search business was up 43 percent to $28.9 million.

The increase was a result of elevated consumer use of toolbars, according to Sandy Mehta, an analyst at Hong Kong-based Value Investment Principals Ltd. Mehta stated in an interview that "the toolbar business is something that’s growing.” The myWebSearch Toolbar known as MyWa