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The David Lynch Foundation is bringing you music that changes the world with our new initiative—DLF MUSIC. We’ve partnered with PledgeMusic to raise funds for DLF with the release of exclusive tracks from a star-studded line-up.

By joining in on our PledgeMusic Campaign you will enjoy an insider’s preview of exclusive, never-before-heard tracks from leading recording artists who have donated their music to the David Lynch Foundation. Pledge to participate and all proceeds go to support the good works of the Foundation.

Pledgers not only gain access to great music tracks from our first 17 participating artists…but will also get exclusive video, photo, & blog updates giving you a glimpse into the artist’s lives and experiences.

Click here to pledge and enjoy the music!

Check out the video below to watch David Lynch talking about DLF Music.

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Ever think you’d make a good-looking robot? Well today you can test your theory! The Google Creative Lab just unleashed their Androidify app on Android Market at the Mobile World Congress today. Starting with the standard green guy that we all know and love as a template, you can customize all the way down to a pair of nifty new kickers. Add clothes, facial hair, make him short and fat, tall and thin, or even add some super-stylish facial hair. A lovable Android to call your very own.

Why does an iPhone loving girl like myself take interest all of a sudden in an Android app? Because this newest trending sensation is the brain child of the very talented Jonathan Jarvis from the Google Creative Lab. Congratulations to the Androdify team for an incredible success with over 50,000 downloads in the first few hours.

Make sure to check-out the Androidify website, or the Android Market to download the app, and get creating. If you need some inspiration check out the video below.

If you like the app, send a tweet to @JonathanJarvis and let him know!

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I have a confession: I could watch English comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand speak all day long… He’s witty, honest, brilliant and a very genuine person.

Over the past 20 months, Russell has shown his deep support for the David Lynch Foundation and our programs. Even as his fame has sky-rocketed in the last two years, he has managed to stay personable, down-to-earth, and available to help with some of our biggest initiatives.

Last month, Russell took part in our press conference launching Operation Warrior Wellness—an initiative to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) learn to meditate. He described how the Transcendental Meditation program helped him change his lifestyle and experience a “deeper state of happiness which is very profound and absolute.”

Below is a video of Russell’s talk at our press conference. I thought I was a fan of Russell’s before, but his continued support with our programs has made me grow to love him so much more!

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“Peace is tapping into something that exists in all of us and makes us unique, and that helps us to be pure.”

It was an absolute pleasure having the inimitable Sheryl Crow at the Change Begins Within concert last year at Radio City Music Hall. Her nine Grammy Awards speak for what a remarkable musician, singer/songwriter she is. But more than that, she is someone who takes giving very seriously, and promotes peace in so many amazing ways. I’ve looked up to this strong woman for a long time, as she is a shining role model of grace, compassion, and talent.

When we interviewed Sheryl Crow, I saw yet another reason for admiration: her deep desire to change the world. Sheryl described the event as one of the “most important events to happen at this moment in history.” She sees that children are growing up with an immense amount of chaos and stress, which they must deal with every day, and which they often externalize in destructive ways. Practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique gives them the tools to process and release these negative influences.

I like the way Sheryl Crow describes peace, not so much as a lack of strife, but as something deeper within all of us: “Peace is tapping into something that exists in all of us and makes us unique, and that helps us to be pure.”

View our interview with Sheryl Crow by clicking the video below:

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See original blog post on TM.org.

The meditation-based rehabilitation program offered by the David Lynch Foundation has been utilized in dozens of prisons throughout the US and worldwide during the past 30 years. Research on meditating inmates at San Quentin and Folsom prisons in California and Walpole Prison in Massachusetts has found TM practice markedly reduces rule infractions and dramatically reduces recidivism rates by as much as 50 percent.

Bob Roth and several members of the DLF.TV crew documented the early stages of the research program inside a prison in the pacific northwest. This five-minute documentary shows how the effects of Transcendental Meditation are transforming the lives of inmates, guards, and staff of a medium-security prison in Oregon.

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Here are the facts, according to the Report of the Reentry Policy Council: Charting the Safe and Successful Return of Prisoners to the Community:

• Two million Americans are serving time in prison

• 50% of the inmates are in for violent crimes

• About 67% of the inmates released from prison are re-arrested within three years of their release

• This recidivism rate has not improved over the past 30 years.

• Prisoners return to society more hardened and more willing to commit crimes than before.