her0inchic: “If an individual is fat but wants to be thin, it’s not a genetic disease. If someone is stupid, but wants to be smart, it’s not a genetic disease. If a drunk is a drunk, but doesn’t want to be a drunk any more, it’s not a genetic disease. Addiction is a decision. An individual wants something, whatever that something is, and makes a desicion to get it. Once they have it, they make...
Music Video of the Day: The extraordinary new video for “Parler le fracas,” by French hip-hop group Le Peuple de l’Herbe, “channels Orwell’s Animal Farm, updated for the Occupy Wall Street era. Pigs in riot police gear face off with disenfranchised industrial workers — a goose, a chameleon, and hundreds of other small animals who combine forces to create a Godzilla-like monster.” Prepare to be...
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in...– Victor Hugo
No one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding hands...– Barack Obama
Killing journalists doesn’t kill the truth.– Demonstrators outside the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa, Honduras protesting the murder of more than 20 journalists in that country over the last three years. None of the murders has been solved.
For the first time in nine years Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq....– President Barack Obama • During a speech given at Arlington National Cemetery this morning, honoring America’s current, former, and fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. While noting that the end of the wars meant an end to this chapter of many citizens’ lives, he also noted that the families of those...
denyinghipster: Most New Graduates Would Take a Pay Cut to Make a Difference infoneer-pulse: Ask any new college graduate about her immediate goals, and chances are she’ll tell you she wants a job. But it turns out today’s students aren’t going to be satisfied with any job. According to the latest survey from Net Impact, making a difference through their work is essential to young people’s...
Doctors of the future will prescribe no medicines, but will prescribe food and...– Thomas Edison
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak...– Abraham Lincoln (via her0inchic)
A lot of young people often describe and evolve their identities online,...– And Tumblr? [full interview here]
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A study shows that sitting for 2 straight hours following a meal increased glycemic response by greater than 45%, in comparison to a combination of 40 minutes of very light intensity walking and 80 minutes of sitting. This means that a person who sits for a long period after eating is under a greater acute metabolic risk than one who gets up and moves after a meal.
[My father] got in, ashen-faced, and quietly said, ‘Everyone stay in the car....– David Alan Grier, on what his father taught him about being African-American in the U.S.
One-third of American girls start developing breasts by their 9th birthday. And...– On today’s Fresh Air, science writer Florence Williams explains why breasts are getting bigger and arriving earlier, why tumors seem to gravitate towards the breast and how toxins from the environment may be affecting hormones and breast development.
Does Sugar in Processed Foods Make You Dumber? New Study Says Yes. ‘In the series of articles entitled Dumbing Down Society, I described the many negative effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) on general health. This high-powered sweetener is found in a great number of sugary processed foods such as jams, soft drinks and pre-packaged baked goods. It is also found in other products...