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'Abstinence-Only' Sex Education – The Oxymoron

By Alethea, published on Feb 28, 2013

Succinctly put, 'abstinence-only' sex education is an oxymoron. The contradiction being, abstinence-only sex education does not focus on education, but uses fear-based tactics to promote withholding sex until marriage. Key educational features, such as contraception methods, are completely removed from the curriculum, while other states have no mandated sex education at all.

So is sex education needed in the schools? What is the problem?

The deal is that even though US teen pregnancy is at a low (about 35 out 1,000 teen girls will become pregnant), the US still has the highest... (more)

Tags: education, sex, health, pregnancy, school, teen, sexuality, hiv, safe sex, abstinence, abstinence only, sex education

Morphic Fields - New evidence of interconnectedness

By Alethea, published on Apr 22, 2012

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is causing a ruckus in the science world. He has done work at Cambridge University as well as Harvard, and is no doubt a smart man. So why has he caused such an uproar within the scientific community and with skeptics?

Morphic resonance and causative formation. I'll translate for you.

Fields, like magnetic fields, are regions of influence that extend beyond matter. They are physical, but not material. Based on fields, a morphogenetic field guides the form of organisms and other energy components. For example, if a section of a growing embryo is removed, the... (more)

Tags: science, nature, spirituality, spirit, sheldrake, cambridge, morphic, resonance, morphic fields

What is ABA?

By Alethea, published on Nov 15, 2011

Eating eight gluten-free chocolate chip muffins for breakfast. Flicking a cigarette butt out your car window. Giving a breath mint to your boyfriend. Peeling a banana. Crying after watching Titanic for the 38th time. Jogging around the block in your favorite spandex outfit for 25 minutes. Do any of these things share a commonality? They do in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, also known as ABA.

ABA is the science of applying the principles of learning and behavior in order to achieve socially significant change. If you have not figured it out yet, the aforementioned are... (more)

Tags: health, weight loss, autism, behavior, wellness, aba, bcba, applied behavior, behavior analysis

Miracle Berries Shame Sugar

By Alethea, published on Oct 13, 2011

Sugar has certainly met some tough competitors in the recent years. Some have been less healthy versions, such as sucralose and aspartame, while other healthier alternatives have fought for recognition within the public, such as stevia and more recently, mBerry. Much like stevia, mBerry is low in calories, produces sweetness greater than regular sugar, and has had trouble being recognized by the FDA as an officially approved "sweetener".

So what is an mBerry? MBerry is the company that manufactures the mBerry tablets. These are condensed and dehydrated forms of the plant, Synsepalum... (more)

Tags: nutrition, drink, food, diet, sugar, sweetener, berry, miracle berry, mberry

Sky Mystery Needs Illumination

By Alethea, published on Feb 5, 2010

In the early morning hours of February the 4th, Ben Gonzalez and his girlfriend were shocked to find a blinding white light outside their bedroom window at their home in Chatsworth.

"I was almost asleep, when I felt her clench up tight...right as I begin to hear this sound, that at first I thought could be a car, it grew steadily louder (nothing LOUD per se... more of a gradually-building hum). I look toward the window myself and notice the entire sky through the blinds is flashing and glowing whitish-bluish-orange. All the while, this bizarre, almost electrical hum is modulating in... (more)

Tags: paranormal, mystery, bright light, san fernando valley, chatsworth, west hills, ufo

Big Brother Is Always Watching... The Streets

By Alethea, published on Jun 30, 2009


As I drove down DeSoto late for a birthday gathering, my mind began to wander.  I was not particularly familiar with the route I was taking as I noticed the lighting up ahead was particularly dim; some streetlights had burned out.  Upon approaching the doubled busway-Victory intersection, the light turned yellow and I began to slow down.  As I came to a halt, my mind snapped back into driving mode and realized the car was sitting on top of indiscernible traffic lines.  Not knowing if I was on the wait here or keep clear part I slowly inched up to get a better view as I was blinded... (more)

Tags: california, traffic, red light cameras, red light camera tickets, traffic violations

The Gnome Invasion

By Alethea, published on Feb 7, 2009

Back in March of 2008, a small bunch of teenage boys in General Guemes, Argentina were recording each other chatting and joking with a cell phone. "Suddenly we heard something - a weird noise as if someone was throwing stones... We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid."

The teenagers managed to capture this gnome-like creature onto their cell phone.

The boys affirmed that this was "no... (more)

Tags: football, police, mexico

Please... Hold The Fluoride

By Alethea, published on Aug 2, 2008

We have all seen the toothpaste adverts exclaiming about their special fluoride contents that strengthen enamel; we listened to the American Dental Association (ADA) continuously endorse fluoride treatments and water fluoridation as a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. For those of you who are “unfortunate” enough to live in a low fluoridated area, there are fluoride supplements for adults as well as children. Even many brands of bottled water are infusing fluoride as an extra bonus. Although it seems like we are blessed with such easily accessible fluoride sources, this substance... (more)

Tags: fluoride, water, tooth decay, dental, dentist, teeth, fluorosis, toxic, poison, ada, tap water, cavity

Wedding Bells For California Gay Couples

By Alethea, published on May 16, 2008

It was less than five years ago when the California Supreme Court voided numerous same-sex marriages for San Francisco couples. On voiding the 4,000 marriages, which were approved by San Francisco's mayor, the court determined that state law defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Starting today, the court has changed its tune, as thousands of gay couples rejoice. However, many are questioning if the various outraged conservatives will find a way to bypass the court’s ruling.

Ultimately, the court decided there are no specific laws limiting marriage... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, gay, sex

Buyer Beware - Cost of Low Carbs, Artificial Sweeteners

By Alethea, published on Mar 23, 2007

Maybe you’ve heard of maltitol or sucralose by reading through ingredients on a variety of products and wondered what they were. You may be more familiar with the names Maltisorb, Malisweet or Splenda which are the commercial names or “street names” of these artificial sweeteners. But what just are they and what do they do? Answers on this will vary on who you ask. With maltitol, it is used as a sugar replacement to give foods a lower carb rating. It also does not promote tooth decay. It IS however a carbohydrate, so in large amounts there is no weight loss value, and maltitol is... (more)


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