INSPIRATIONAL WEB SITES!
We all do have the
power to change the world, but change begins by taking a good look at the
person staring at you in the mirror. I hope these sites help you to
find your voice, your inner spirit, your strength, and through that growth,
I hope that you will be put in the way of those experiences which will
inspire you to become a catalyst of change in the world. I wish you in
your life the kind of success that is only found through faith, desire, and
above all, love.
Life Purpose Society
The origin of the Life Purpose Society and the Life Purpose Program is one
of Albert Einstein's most memorable quotations,
"God does not play dice with the universe"
If God does not play dice with the universe then is there a master plan
of the universe? How do we fit into it? What are we supposed to do with our
life in order to follow the plan? Does each of us really have a "special"
place in the universe, a "special" life purpose? Is it possible to find out
what it is? Now, through the Life Purpose Program, the answer is YES.
Power of One
The Power of One is a wonderful movie about the power and impact one
individual can have. It is filled with wonderful music composed by Hans
Zimmer. If you allow this movie and what it teaches to become a part of
who you are in your thoughts and actions, you will feel its effects in your
Those who are not inspired by the lessons of those learned in the past are
destined to have to learn the same difficult lessons in difficult ways in
their lives. Quotes offer inspiration by giving a feeling to the reader
that they are part of something bigger, something which has been around
longer, and can provide comfort, knowing that there are people who have had to
do the same thing and offer their words of advice about going through it.
Inspiration Peak begun work on their website in 1995. Since then, 'the Peak'
(as it's affectionately referred to) has been discovered by thousands of
travelers from every corner of the world. 'The Peak' is a gathering
place for some of the greatest spirits who have ever lived. A place where you
can sit on the grass and stare at the sea and hear the inspirational and
gentle voices of Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi as they whisper in your ear.
(From the creator) "There were times in my life that some of the
inspirational sites on the web really helped me. Whether it was getting through
tough times or just finding that extra little motivation to push me on to
achieve more than I could have ever dreamed of accomplishing, I really
appreciated those sites. I decided I wanted to be able to do the same for
others. It's as simple as that. My motivation for continuing to improve the site
lies in the positive feedback I receive from you, and knowing that I am helping
to make a difference."
Ben Cohen, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is the president
"I started TrueMajority with a few like-minded friends and supporters in June
2002. We believed that we were not alone and hoped that we could find some of
the millions of people out there who also have a positive vision of America's
role in the world. It's already working. Tens of thousands of people are
already taking advantage of our free Congress monitoring service and are getting
involved when their voice counts in Washington. And our numbers are growing
fast. We are already having an impact, and when we're a million strong that
outpouring of hope will resound through the halls of government.
I find the following sites to be very inspirational because they
are using modern technology and the power of thousands of individuals to search
for something new, something helpful, through the power of home computing.
These efforts of thousands of people working together towards a common goal are
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses
Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio
"Understanding how proteins self-assemble ("protein folding") is a holy grail of
modern molecular biophysics. What makes it such a great challenge is its
complexity, which renders simulations of folding extremely computationally
demanding and difficult to understand. (See
Background for more details about what are proteins, why do they fold, why
this is so difficult, and why do we care). Unfortunately, larger proteins
fold slower and thus we need more computers to simulate their folding. While the
alpha helix folds in 100 nanoseconds, proteins just a little larger fold
100x slower (10 microseconds). Thus, while 10-100 processors were enough to
simulate the helix, we will need many more to simulate these larger, more
Launched in July 2000, Compute Against Cancer is the first
philanthropic computing effort spanning research in cancer prevention,
treatment, cure, and support. The program is designed to create an immediate
impact in the lives of cancer patients and their families, while at the same
time empowering the research that will result in improved therapies—and
perhaps even the cure. Compute Against Cancer is a collaborative
effort among researchers at academic and private laboratories, government
agencies, nonprofit cancer organizations and the general public. Taken
together, these efforts are improving lives today and bringing new hope for
FightAIDSatHome, a computational research project partnership between
Entropia and the
Olson laboratory at The
Scripps Research Institute,
uses your computer to assist AIDS research. Through Entropia's
FightAIDSatHome project and donation of massive computing power, TSRI
scientists and researchers have an ideal system to model the evolution of
drug resistance and design anti-HIV drugs necessary to fight AIDS.
Your PC helps generate and test millions of candidate drug compounds against
detailed models of evolving AIDS viruses—an accomplishment previously
impossible without expensive supercomputers.