Thursday, November 16, 2006

Speedlinking 11/16/06

Morning image is from Live Science:

~ Nine Mid-Life Risk Factors.
  • Being overweight, defined as a body-mass index of 25 or more
  • High blood glucose levels
  • High triglyceride levels
  • High blood pressure
  • Low grip strength – unable to squeeze at least 86 pounds of pressure with a handheld device
  • Smoking
  • More than three alcoholic drinks a day
  • No high school degree
  • Being unmarried (sorry singles) -- [Crap, I'm in mid-life and single!]
~ Thursday Marks 30th 'Great American Smokeout'. Just do it! Today. Right now.
~ Long-term pain hits 1 in 10 Americans. We're living longer, but hurting more, finds CDC report.
~ Diet Tips: How To Eat Less (by Jeremy Zawodny).
~ Don't Fight the Fever -- it's good for what ails you. "A fever in mice revs up the immune response by helping white blood cells enter lymph nodes, where they join the battle against microbial invaders."
~ Science Confirms Diet Tactic: Eat Slow, Eat Less. Duh!?

~ The truth about happiness may surprise you. "First, your decision is rooted in the desire to become happy -- or at least happier than you are now. Second, there's a good chance the decision you make will be wrong."
~ Happy people may suffer fewer colds.
~ Testing Strengthens Recall Whether Something's On The Test Or Not. "New research reveals that the simple act of taking a test helps you remember everything you learned, even if it isn't tested."
~ From Mind Hacks: The maze of child psychiatry.
~ Happiness Is Believing in Yourself.

~ Religious observance may keep older people healthy. "A new study adds to mounting evidence that older people who regularly attend religious services are healthier than those who don't."
~ Religion, Mysticism, Spirituality: Towards A Unification of Understanding about Experience of the Divine.
~ Insight into how children learn cultural values.
~ Health Disparities Persist for Men, and Doctors Ask Why.
~ Starbucks' Holiday Viral Effort Doubles as Social Experiment. "Starting today Starbucks is surprising Manhattan commuters with free subway MetroCards and warming Chicagoans with free movie tickets. The catch is Starbucks wants consumers to pass on their benevolence by performing a good deed for another person, say, to hold open a door or buy someone a cup of coffee."
~ A gay Iranian man was hanged in public on Tuesday in the western city of Kermanshah on the charge of sodomy.
~ S. Africa parliament OKs gay marriages. Nice news after the last one.
~ Fashion Columnist Invents New Accessory: The "Hookup Bag". Okay . . .
~ From The American Prospect: Peace Movement.
~ Pakistan votes to end killing and flogging (in that order?) for those found guilty of consensual sex outside of marriage.

~ Obesity could hit economies as hard as malnutrition. "Obesity could knock economic output as severely as malnutrition, which shaves as much as 3 percent off production in the poorest countries, a World Bank specialist said on Wednesday."
~ 'Eco-terrorism': House and Senate pass bill aimed at further criminalizing animal-rights actions.
~ Move Thyself: A roundup of recent pedal-powered news.
~ Lack of Toilets Harming Health of Billions, UN Report Says. It's good to be an American some days.
~ Wal-Mart accused of mislabeling items as organic. Ah. much better, an anti Wal-Mart story.
~ Deep-Sea Trawling Destroying Underwater Mountains.
~ LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook.
~ From Peter Craig at Zaadz: Interface and Society, Spimes, Bruce Sterling and Communication.

~ From Clint at KW's blog: BLOG: Adventures in Practice: Beyond Self-Judgement.
~ Ebuddha had some input on how I-I works with salons and meet-ups: Brian at Integral Institute spoke to me the other day.
~ Matthew Dallman responds to Kazlev's "THE DIVERSITY OF THE INTEGRAL MOVEMENT"

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