Daily Archives: January 13, 2014

Dieting, Obesity, Diabetes – some new insights – TED videos

Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn’t usually work

       In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they’re 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively. Sandra Aamodt explores the neuroscience of everyday life, examining new research and its impact on our understanding of ourselves. Full bio »

Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?  Continue reading

Dennis LeBlanc: Trip to Guyana shakes his worldview

Dennis LeBlanc – Trip to Guyana shakes his worldview

Dennis Leblanc at Orphanage


(Published : Monday, December 9, 2013) The Recorder. Greenfield, Mass.

When Dennis LeBlanc, a former minister who now directs Greenfield’s Pastoral Counseling Center, was packing his bags in mid-October for three weeks in Guyana, with shorts, T-shirts and other gear for the South American country just north of the Equator, he had to remind himself that this trip wasn’t a vacation.

The brief visit to the English-speaking tropical country was instead a chance to see firsthand what it would be like to volunteer in a Third World country, helping a longtime friend from seminary who has been traveling to the former British colony for the past nine years.   Continue reading

The Lynching of President Barack Obama – by Frank Schaeffer

The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama

 – by Frank Schaeffer – http://www.patheos.com – December 14, 2013 

President Obama

President Obama

I’ve watched liberal and right wing commentators alike blame the president for being lynched. They say “he’s not reaching out enough” or “he’s too cold.” It’s the equivalent of assuming that the black man being beaten by a couple of thug cops must have “done something.”

I am a white privileged well off sixty-one-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my former friends I’m considered a “traitorous prince” since my religious right family was once thought of as “evangelical royalty.”   Continue reading

The People vs Winter – Videos

The People vs Winter –  WHY PEOPLE MOVE TO FLORIDA

Published on Jan 21, 2013 – by James Herring.

Ice-induced pavement pile-up’s, out of control vehicles, winter fail wipeouts and the usual death defiers.  Nobody was hurt in the making of this video apart from the people who were hurt.

Now here is another video that shows how serious winter road accidents can be…

ICY ROAD Car Fail Compilation 2013 – Europe       Continue reading