"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."
Image of the day:
~ Taking Vitamin D may reduce cancer risks in women -- "The four-year study out of Creighton University in Nebraska found that women who regularly took vitamin D3 had a 60 per cent reduction in cancer infections compared to a group taking placebos."
~ Flexible Training Templates -- An interesting article on program design from Charles Staley.
~ Makeover Your Grocery Cart -- "Find the best foods for your diet whether you want low-fat, low-cal, low-carb or vegetarian."
~ Women's midlife weight key to future diabetes risk -- "People carrying excess weight who aim to ward off diabetes should try to lose the pounds before they reach middle age, Australian researchers suggest."
~ Current activity affects bone density in men -- "The more time young men spend engaging in high-impact physical exercise, the greater their bone mineral density, a new study of medical students shows."
~ Sugary drinks tied to extra pounds in preschoolers -- "Preschool children who are regularly given sugary drinks between meals are more likely to be overweight than their peers, new study findings suggest."
~ Surefire Way to Reduce Your Appetite -- "Do you eat too much? Exercising after meals boosts appetite-suppressant hormones, according to research published in the Journal of Endocrinology."
~ Blogging on the Brain: 6/08 [Developing Intelligence] -- Lots of links.
~ Media Messes with Men's Minds Too -- "Body image in the minds of men."
~ Don't Stand So Close to Me -- "Here's a weird study that sometimes gets a mention in ethical discussions about psychology, and it's not hard to see why. Middlemist, Knowles & Matter (1976) designed an experiment to test how the speed and flow of men's urination in a public lavatory was affected by invasions of personal space."
~ Can You Spot These 10 Thinking Sins? -- "Let’s take a look at 10 common ways that negative thinking emerges (there are many more, of course) — get good at spotting these patterns, and practice replacing them with positive thinking patterns. It has made all the difference in the world for me."
~ Deconstructing 'Psychobabble' -- "My clinician colleagues might look askance at the above title. Some would raise a condescending eyebrow. But my professional field, mental health counseling or psychotherapy, is plagued by the same barriers to clarity as the legal profession."
~ "Disconnect" Doesn't Have to Be a Bad Thing -- "As a therapist, I know the importance of building quiet, reflective time into our insanely hectic schedules. It's a key component of my own mental and physical well-being. So I should know better, right? I emphasize this to my patients all the time, especially if they are experiencing high levels of stress and/or anxiety."
~ Know blood, know the brain -- "The Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism publishes cutting edge scientific research on brain scanning and blood flow, and it's just put a collection of some of the key papers from the last few years online, for free."
~ Put a Stop to Your Anxiety with These 8 Simple Tips -- "Now what I’m talking about here aren’t anxiety attacks or anything that serious. I know very little about such problems and possible solutions. But the following tips have helped me handle the lower levels of anxiety and worrying that most of us experience from time to time."
~ Is Al Jazeera about to Become Al-Foxeera? -- "Sources inside Al Jazeera confirm that there is an internal struggle underway that may dilute Al Jazeera's independence and steer it in a more pro-western, pro-US direction."
~ Democrats May Subpoena NSA Documents -- "Senior House Democrats threatened Thursday to issue subpoenas to obtain secret legal opinions and other documents from the Justice Department related to the National Security Agency's domestic wiretapping program. If the Democrats take that step, it would mark the most aggressive action yet by Congress in its oversight of the wiretapping program, and could set the stage for a constitutional showdown over the separation of powers."
~ Google spies on America -- "As Google grows older, it's becoming that kid who brings an M-80 to the neighborhood barbecue. While everyone else is goofing off with sparklers, Google blows up a trash can and freaks out the entire block. The latest explosion is Google Street View. The free-sushi-eating Googleheads dreamed up the idea to send a camera-equipped van to take 360-degree shots around the streets of San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Denver, and Miami. Cool, right? Then the service launched last Tuesday, and Mary Kalin-Casey discovered that she could see her cat Monty in the window of her apartment."
~ Anglicanism in Crisis -- "Can the Archbishop of Canterbury lead his flock back from the brink of a rancorous schism over homosexuality?"
~ We'll always hate Paris -- "The public outrage over Paris Hilton's early release from her L.A. prison cell may be justified -- but why are we expending so much energy protesting the antics of a spoiled media whore?"
~ Why Michael Moore Helped Save Enemy Site -- "When the founder of the Web’s most popular anti-Michael Moore Web site ran into financial trouble because of medical bills, a very unlikely guardian angel came to the rescue."
~ Poems & Particulars -- "I’m mainly a poet, but lately I’ve been reading fiction. A couple of weeks ago I woke up at 3:30 in the morning to finish Ian McEwan’s Atonement. I loved it in the way I loved books when I was ten: in a fully-absorbed, can’t-wait-to find-out-what-happens, dream-about-it way."
~ Ticks challenge climate theory -- "As key players in the spread of disease ticks aren`t exactly man`s best friend but, according to Oxford University scientists, they may offer a vital clue that climate change is not to blame for an upsurge in many human diseases."
~ Amazon founder says still 'day one' for e-commerce -- "Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos said Friday he thinks it's still "day one" for e-commerce, but if he was just starting out as a young entrepreneur he might be putting his money elsewhere."
~ Scientists propose the kind of chemistry that led to life -- "Before life emerged on earth, either a primitive kind of metabolism or an RNA-like duplicating machinery must have set the stage - so experts believe. But what preceded these pre-life steps?"
~ 10 Ways to Green Your Home -- "Positive actions to tread more lightly on the planet."
~ Chimps Pass On Culture Like Humans Do -- "Chimpanzees readily learn and share techniques on how to fiddle with gadgets, new research shows, the best evidence yet that our closest living relatives pass on customs and culture just as humans do."
~ U.S. drought spreading in South and West -- "Drought now covers more than a third of the continental United States and is spreading, it was reported Friday." Especially here in Arizona.
~ Scientists reveal how supermassive black holes bind into pairs during galaxy mergers -- "Picture the Milky Way galaxy-a disk of stars and gas, a stellar spheroid and an enormous halo of dark matter. It spirals around a black hole that is supermassive-about three million solar masses. The Milky Way's total mass is about 100 billion solar masses-enormous to us but average among galaxies."
~ U.S. Religious Leaders Assert Need To Act on Climate -- "Episcopal, Catholic, Jewish and evangelical Christian -- agreed Thursday on the need to confront global warming, while other faith representatives questioned the climate change threat."
~ The Integral Psychograph, A Personal Journey -- "The following article was written in response to a conference call in January 2007 concerning the Integral Psychograph with Integral Institute’s David Zeitler, and organised by Joanne Rubin of the Integral Psychology Affinity Group. While I have done my best to represent the material from the call when used, it does not necessarily represent the views of David, or any of the participants."
~ Comment: integral sex and gender studies -- "One of the most trenchant problems in terms of moving forward with a more integral view of sex and gender relations is the current view held by many postmodern feminists that history is replete with men dominating or oppressing women en masse, in a way analogous to the way that whites dominated blacks or indigenous cultures, for example."
~ Spiritual Altitude, Politics & Interpreting Art -- Updated from yesterday.
~ The Great Confluence -- "This week on Integral Spiritual Center...."
~ Integral Institute's Failure to Provide Cogent Analysis -- "Is now clearly on display. More silly Paris Hilton obsessions."
~ Winning the Integral Game? -- "I just read an excellent essay called Winning the Integral Game? by Scott Parker over at Integral World. After reading it this morning, I felt Scott was writing my exact experience with the work and world of Ken Wilber. What Scott describes as the transition from Wilber “fan” to Wilber “critic” is very similar to my own experience and description of the stages of Wilberism."
~ Big Love Integral, Module 2 -- "If you're in Seattle, or close by, and you don't already have plans, Saturday is Module 2 of my developing workshop, Big Love Integral, A Participatory Exploration of Conscious Romantic Relationship In An Integral Context."