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Skype Brings Meditation to the Masses

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Prayer beads, crystals, breathing techniques — and now video calling. The practice of meditation has been around since ancient times, but is now even more accessible than ever thanks to Trish and her colleagues at Sydney Meditation Coach. Meditation dates back 5,000 years, with early forms called “Tantra” featuring in ancient Indian relics and artefacts. … Read more

Skype and Josh Holland Welcome You to Your New Gym

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We’ve all been there and made the same excuses — you’re on a get fit mission, you’re raring to go, your adrenaline is pumping… but hmmm, on second thoughts… it’s a bit rainy outside — and it can always wait until tomorrow, can’t it? Now there’s no excuse with Skype — and especially when your … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the California Drought

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Severe drought conditions in California have resulted in the state enacting mandatory water conservation rules for the first time in history. However, the new water regulations do not apply to California’s agricultural industry, which consumes 80 percent of the state’s water supply. Since the drought has caused many of California’s surface water sources such as … Read more

The Art of Baby Whispering over Skype


We first met Ingrid Prueher, “The Baby Sleep Whisperer,” when putting together our 5 unique ways Skype simplifies your life post. Here’s an in-depth look at how she’s using Skype to help families get some much-needed rest.  Parents know the problem well: a newborn that simply won’t sleep. At a time in a new parent’s … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Environment

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From research and conservation to global warming and climate change, environmental issues are always front and center. In light of President Obama’s three-day tour of Alaska centered around discussing the impact of the changing climate, we’re giving you a chance to get your questions answered during this week’s episode of On The Line by sending … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Google Search that Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate


In July of 2014, senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, received a letter from the CIA director admitting the CIA had hacked into a computer network used by Senate committee staffers to research the CIA’s torture program. Initially, the CIA denied that the search of the Senate’s computer network … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis


According to the International Organization for Migration, thousands of migrants attempting to escape conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa have drowned this year in the Mediterranean Sea. As the crisis continues to grow in the face of government inaction, a private organization has been formed to aid migrants. The Migrant Offshore … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Politically-Fueled Violence in Burundi

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Violence is erupting across the African nation of Burundi following the controversial reelection of President Pierre Nkurunziza. While many question the legitimacy of his reelection to a third five-year term, those openly opposing the decision fear for their lives as protestors and demonstrators face violent reprisal. Many activists who oppose Nkurunziza, such as poet Ketty … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Latin America, Mexico and the Escape of ‘El Chapo’

The recent escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison in Mexico is making international headlines. El Chapo, the figurehead of the multi-billion dollar drug organization known as the Sinaloa cartel, escaped through a network of tunnels on July 11, 2015 marking his second escape from a federal prison. As the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States with Skype and VICE News


As tension between Russia and Ukraine continues, this part of the world is very much under the international news spotlight. Whether it’s food shortages in Ukraine due to halted Russian imports, anger at Russian military presence in Eastern Ukraine, or what all of this means for the U.S and the rest of the world, we … Read more

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