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My (extended) response to commenters that our public health medical director should have watched Vaxxed before publishing his opinion piece

May 22, 2016

Our county’s esteemed public health medical director, Dr. Jim Shames, published his opinion, endorsed by many other local medical professionals, in two local news outlets expressing that our Varsity Theater is acting irresponsibly for screening the film “Vaxxed-from Coverup to Catastrophe.” [ 718 more words

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Leaders and their Relationship with Sleep

Two anchors on a recent show I was watching were trying to impress each other by talking about the number of hours they sleep. The winner was the person who said that they slept a total of 4 hours a day! 269 more words

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Mediocre governance performance highlights need for change in Vietnam

Annual survey PAPI found growing concern about corruption and the government’s willingness to fight corruption.

A much worse performance in transparency is just one of quite a few disheartening results released last month by the 2015 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI). 626 more words

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Vietnam's ambitious education reform plans come in for praise

The education ministry’s plan to transform general education from a system that provides knowledge into one that develops capacity is necessary but not sufficient, experts say. 1,051 more words

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Chained to chores, Vietnamese women remain unequal to men: study

Rigid traditional attitudes that confine women to the exclusive role of domestic caregivers while freeing men for everything else are the basic cause of gender inequality in Vietnam, a new study finds. 1,018 more words

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NGO’s archive seeks to preserve homosexual culture

From touching contemporary stories and precious personal items to still-scanty historical documents, the culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people in Vietnam is being archived by the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population. 758 more words

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Bhavana – The Background Music of Our Lives

Are you just as me jealous of people in movies because they always seem to get empowering background music to support them take life-changing decisions, make grand gestures, face challenges and overcome even the most difficult obstacles? 803 more words

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