INTERESTING: Home Euthanasia for Pets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/a-vets-view-of-home-euthanasia-for-pets.html

A Vet’s View of Home Euthanasia for Pets
Vetsreet.com
December 5, 2014
6:20 am

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Nobody says, “I hope I die in a hospital bed in the ICU in a lot of pain.” If you were to query your friends, most people would probably say, “I hope I die at home in my sleep.” (In fact, according to some surveys, as many as 70 percent to 90 percent of people would prefer to die at home.) The uncertainty of knowing when and where we will shrug off the mortal coil is a great source of angst for many of us humans. Dogs and cats have it a little different.

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Agree. Dying in a hospital is barbaric. Being in a hospital with little hope is pretty bad.

Maybe it’s the time of year or time of my life, but these thoughts are troubling.

Hope people make their pets comfortable.

Losing a pet is hard; losing a spouse hardest think I’ve ever endured.

Argh!

Maudlin.

But this is an excellent idea for the ETHICAL treatment of pets and animals.

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INTERESTING: Is “sugar” causing an epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-much-added-sugar-is-too-much/ 

How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?

Are table sugar and high fructose corn syrup just empty calories or can they be actively harmful?

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In 1776—at the time of the American Revolution—Americans consumed about 4 lbs of sugar per person each year. By 1850, this had risen to 20 lbs, and by 1994, to 120 lbs, and now we’re closer to 160. Half of that is fructose, taking up about 10% of our diet. This is not from eating apples, but rather the fact that we’re each guzzling the equivalent of 16-oz soft drink every day; that’s about 50 gallons a year.

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These may not be messages that the sugar industry or beverage makers want to hear. In response, the director-general of the industry front group World Sugar Research Organization, replied “Overconsumption of anything is harmful, including of water and air.” Yes, the overconsumption of sugar compared to breathing too much.

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How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?

 

Are table sugar and high fructose corn syrup just empty calories or can they be actively harmful?


INTERESTING: Predisposed to sleep in two stages

Saturday, October 25, 2014

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/waking-up-at-night-is-ok-busting-the-8-hour-sleep-myth.html

Why Waking Up at Night Might be Good For You
Jordyn Cormier
October 18, 20145:29 pm

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Humans may be more predisposed to sleep in two stages: a first sleep and a second sleep. Beginning a couple of hours after dusk, the first sleep would traditionally last about 4 hours. Then, there would be an interlude of waking activity — be it tending the fire, praying, reading, getting frisky, or deep contemplation — before resuming sleep number 2 into the morning. According to historian Roger Ekirch, there are multiple references in literature to affirm this idea that first and second sleep were common, undisputed practices up until the early 1700s when street lighting came about and it became fashionable to stay up late.

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So that’s why I have get up several times a night? 

I have sleeplets!

Laugh!

Never heard this meme before.

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INTERESTING: Why aren’t power lines underground?

Friday, October 24, 2014

2014-Oct-24

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TROPICAL_WEATHER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-17-11-15-36

Oct 18, 10:28 AM EDT
POWER OUT, TREES FALL AS HURRICANE CROSSES BERMUDABY JOSH BALL AND DANICA COTO ASSOCIATED PRESS

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering – the second time the tiny British territory has been slammed by a powerful storm in less than a week.

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Simple observation: Why aren’t power lines underground?

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INTERESTING: Why You’re Not Successful!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

http://www.dumblittleman.com/2014/10/heres-14-reasons-youre-successful.html

So, Here’s 14 Reasons Why You’re Not Successful!
by Robin Oxford-Davis on October 8, 2014 in Happiness, Success

 

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1. Complaining may feel good for a second but it is probably the biggest waste of time there is! It serves no purpose unless you are taking note of what went wrong for the sake of figuring out what you’re going to do about it. Otherwise, shut up about it because really, nobody wants to hear it!

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Ah hah! That’s my problem.

If anyone hears me complain, please ask me: “Am I supposed to be taking notes for your problem solving effort?”

I promise to do the same for everyone else.

Laugh!

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INTERESTING: Natile Holloway in Aruba legacy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

http://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/nylf-digital-media-film-and-journalism#faqs

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Your safety and well-being during the program is our highest priority. The program is structured so that you will reside in a safe, controlled environment. You will be closely supervised by a professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel and a program coordinator.

For nearly 30 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision. Other Envision safety measures include:

* Greeting students at the designated airport upon their arrival and providing shuttle service directly to the program site, as well as providing shuttle service back to the airport on departure day.
* Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 17-to-1.
* Providing single-sex rooms and single-sex floors.
* Requiring all students to attend all activities.
* Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms.
* Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night.
* Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices.

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I guess after Natile Holloway in Aruba this is now on everyone’s mind.

It brings up some interesting questions:

* does this create a greater legal liability for all those involved in the provision of this trip.

* if you can’t keep cell phones out of prison, how can you keep anyone totally safe.

* humans are very innovative. I’d put a disclaimer about the students actions to defeat the safeguards.

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INTERESTING: Psephology?

Friday, October 10, 2014

http://washingtonexaminer.com/it-looks-like-a-gop-wave-the-question-is-how-far-it-goes/article/2554246#!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psephology

Learnt me a nu wurd today!

Duh!

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