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Slice, but Don't Dice

This week’s big adventure was a trip to the emergency room Friday night, followed by an appendectomy in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Hey, I thought when I turned 40, appendicitis was one health risk I didn’t have to worry about anymore! 314 more words

Random Musings

Natural order is a yang view

The term “natural order”, even if implying disorder, comes from a mindset of order. It is merely the idea that nature imposes an order of higher authority, and bowing to an authority is an order thing. 113 more words

Wisdom & Skillfulness

14 Things the Leather Industry Doesn't Want You to See

1. Every year, the global leather industry slaughters more than a billion animals. 347 more words

Society & Culture

Mental Illness is not a choice, just like Cancer isn't

Just like Cancer is not a choice, so is mental illness. This stigma and negativity around mental health is something every aspect of society can work to change, whether it be students, our education system, media and etc. 51 more words

Anxiety

Breaking Bad . . . on Barbie

Aaron Paul, a star on the TV show Breaking Bad is protesting the fact that two Breaking Bad action figures (Walter White and Jesse Pinkman) have been pulled off the shelves of Toys R Us and then he gets the “ass of the month” award for suggesting that Barbie toys somehow “pose more harm” than the two drug dealing murderers in the Breaking Bad show. 656 more words

Society & Culture

Creativity and Insanity – M.S. Srinivasan

Is it necessary to be a little mad inorder to be creative? In an interesting article in Economist, “In Praise of Misfits,” the columnist Schumpeter examines the question, “Why business needs people with Asperger’s, attention-deficit-disorder and dyslexia.” Schumpeter cites William Whyte who argues in his book “Organisation Man” that companies looking for “well-rounded executives” are making a big mistake because they are missing out on creatives who tend to be a little imbalanced.   435 more words

Society & Culture

My Tiny Cosmopolitan Apartment

I live in a studio apartment, so my kitchen is my living room is my bedroom. The other day, I was staring out my sole window when something startled me. 807 more words

Society & Culture