Friday, December 15, 2006

Speedlinking 12/15/06

This morning's image is of Ridge Run County Park, West Bend, WI, from Live Science:

Happy Friday!

~ Holiday Workout 2007: The politically correct holiday workout, (of T-Nation). A quality program for those short on time -- not for beginners.
~ Do Low-Fat Foods Make Us Fat? The answer is yes, just in case you don't want to read the article.
~ Low testosterone - high cholesterol -- men need this natural hormone to be healthy.
~ Too Much Exercise Not So Good -- the body needs time to recover.
~ Why Applying Insulin To Wounds Significantly Enhances Healing -- insulin helps skin wounds heal faster.
~ Strengthen Your Bones With Exercise AND a Healthy Diet.

~ Religion and Memory -- "In the paper I discussed the other day, Atran and Norenzayan argue that one of the most important factors in determining whether a religious narrative is successful is how memorable it is."
~ Study Finds Bizarre Eating Differences in Men and Women. "Women with body-image problems eat less in the presence of other women. Men eat more."
~ Why Teens Do Stupid Things.
~ Coolest... Experiment... Ever.
~ A little emotional boost going into the weekend: Top Ten Happy Stories of 2006.
~ From ebuddha: Discernment of Self versus Not Self and Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) and Competencies to Define It.

~ The Yajur and Sama Vedas.
~ Pythons were the oldest gods?
~ Why are women more religious? "Once people admit that this gender gap exists, the most popular explanation is that women are "socialized" to be more religious."
~ The origins of gods -- "My own view of religion is that it is a side effect of social dominance behaviour in a particular ape (i.e., us). And moreover, it is my view that gods themselves are just socially dominant individuals who either really existed and were subsequently elevated even further by the tribal affiliations . . . . ."
~ Dem voters and global warming.
~ Get some interesting insight into what is happening in Iraq at Iraq Slogger -- tip provided by Tom Armstrong.

~ Oregon Prescription Drug Discount Program For All State Residents Begins -- I wish Arizona had this.
~ Average Wholesale Price Lawsuits Might Lead To Prescription Drug Pricing Changes.
~ Rare White Dolphin Declared As Extinct. That sucks.
~ Mile-High Mountains Found on Saturn's Moon Titan.
~ Photo in the News: "Ancient Gliding Beast" Changes Mammal History.
~ White House Tightens Publishing Rules for USGS Scientists -- "The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, who study everything from caribou mating to global warming, subjecting them to controls on research that might go against official policy."

~ A New Open Source form of Religion Spreading Across the Planet via the Net.
~ From ebuddha: Integral Diagnosis 101 - What Perspective Is Hope Coming From?
~ From Joe Perez: Integralists just want to have fun, on the new integral wiki page.

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