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Friday, January 19, 2018

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This is late 2008 and the world is in a crisis. Not that there hasn’t been always a crisis somewhere at sometime. However we have just lately brought more to a head, than ever. Or maybe it just seems like that for my perspective.

Human greed has brought on this particular one and it has been building to this particular climax for many years. Our financial markets are in a mess due to so many factors, but mostly because we all bought the lie “the one who has the most toys wins.” You say no that wasn’t me! But just think about it. Do you have credit card debt? Are you only paying the minimum... Read More

By AmyO

On September 5, ABC, NBC and CBS will all participate in one of the largest cancer telethons called "Stand Up to Cancer" with over 60 celebrities coming out to help raise money for cancer research. Everyone from Jessica Alba to Keanu Reeves to Jennifer Garner to Salma Hayek will be on hand to encourage viewers to donate money to help scientists find a cure and work together.

This is such an important cause. A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and its hard to think of anybody who hasn't known someone that was touched by one form or another of this disease. I lost... Read More

Red Bull increases a healthy person’s risk of stroke after just one can. This disappointing conclusion has arrived from a recent Australian study, as reported on Reuters. The blood becomes “sticky,” after imbibing just one can of the sugar-free energy drink. This blood characteristic is common in a person prior to a stroke or other cardiovascular problem. The combination of a Red Bull type drink and stress could be deadly. Researcher Scott Willoughby, remarks about the healthy study participants:

“One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their blood systems) were no longer normal. They... Read More

Satisfaction in my opinion is being able to look at oneself in a positive manner when challenges present a mountainlike structure and learning how to handle them.

For instance, take my fear of heights. Several people I know enjoy mountain climbing. One is a lady that has climbed Mt. Everest. Another is a man that along with two of his friends takes to the northeast trails high up in the mountains and enjoys camping along the way.

Personally, I’m not so inclined to be up that high. I don’t even like being up in a plane. I get dizzy just watching clips of people looking over the... Read More

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-secret-to-raising-smart-kids

Parents, and teachers, can engender a growth mind-set in children by praising them for their effort or persistence (rather than for their intelligence), by telling success stories that emphasize hard work and love of learning, and by teaching them about the brain as a learning machine.

A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school. He completed his assignments easily and routinely earned As. Jonathan puzzled over why some of his classmates struggled, and his parents told him he had a special gift.... Read More

I know we are living in a different century with different generations and changes but does the world still value their morals seriously? For instance, a long time ago when a woman became pregnant out of wedlock, people would look at her differently. Sometimes bad names were called as well as other unreasonable situations. But let's put a man in a woman's place. A man could get a woman pregnant out of wedlock ,have multiple children with women or have multiple women itself. Does he get any form of malice or recognition? No, not in a million lifetimes. Right now let's look at Brad Pitt. Yes,... Read More

You’ve probably seen the newly posted signs along the freeways: “Report Drunk Drivers Call 911”. Well, as I was driving home today on one of the many Los Angeles County Freeways, I noticed someone driving in a manner that suggested he was partaking of a beverage that should not be consumed while careening down the highway at 70+ miles per hour – and yes, driver, if you’re reading this, I did take note of the license plate number of your gray Toyota Celica.

I have my obligatory headset as required by California’s stupid new hands-free phone law and I dialed 911 to report this driver.... Read More

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