Do Animals Exhibit Moral Behavior?

Much to the amazement of philosophers and the like, animals do exhibit moral behavior as this video clearly demonstrates. Moral behavior is definitely not something exclusive to humans, and this video seems to suggest that morality does not arise from Religion, but it may be the other way round- religion may be built on top of existing moral structures. This is an interesting talk that is worth pondering and thinking over.

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Prescription Drug Abuse: One Woman’s Story

Patricia Rosen

Patricia Rosen

Our children are dying. Lives are left shattered and doctors continue to write prescriptions for drugs like Oxycontin, which is the same as heroin.

Deaths from prescription drug overdose have been called the “ silent epidemic” for years. Now with one American dying every 17 minutes from an accidental prescription overdose, it is being described as “the biggest man-made epidemic” in the United States. More people are dying from drug overdoses than from any other cause of injury death, including traffic accidents, falls or guns.

Did you know that the manufacture of Oxycontin (Purdue Pharma) generated $3.1 BILLION in revenue in 2010? Yes, BILLION. Scary isn’t it?

My son Steven was one of these statistics. He grew up in a loving home with two brothers, parents that loved him and more love than anyone could ask for. He was well behaved and extremely respectful.

He was the “go to” person that all his friends liked to confide in and ask for advice. He played little league, soccer, went to overnight camp, travel camp, had cars and went to the college of his choice. He excelled in school and graduated with honors with a degree in Psychology.

He was getting ready to begin his Masters Program and started working part time for a state funded program ironically assessing people with addiction problems, when his life changed-FOREVER
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Thirteen Tips For Yoga Beginners

Yoga Tips For Beginners
1. Get a good yoga teacher – This is the most important tip. A good yoga teacher is priceless and can help you tap into the deeper benefits of yoga. How will you know a good teacher from a so-so one? Read the tips below and make sure your teacher follows them.

2. Do not push yourself into a postureIndra Devi was a student of T. Krishnamacharya, the founder of modern yoga. She was one of the earliest woman yoga students. She went on to become one of the most celebrated yoga teachers of our times. One day as she was practicing the seated forward bend and was unable to reach her toes. She asked another student to push her forward so she may get hold of her toes. T. Krishnamacharya immediately stopped her, warning her that this may result in injury. Allow your body to open up slowly. As you practice regularly you will slowly be able to do some of the postures that were formerly impossible. A good yoga teacher will be extraordinarily gentle and ensure that you do not get yoga related injuries. A good teacher will sequence the practice in such a way that the body is slowly warmed up before more difficult postures are practiced.

3. Let your teacher know of issues you may have – It is important to let your yoga teacher know of any issues you may have. If you have high blood pressure certain postures have to be avoided. The same applies when you have back issues. A good yoga teacher will give variations or will warn you not to do a certain posture if she knows of your condition ahead of time.
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Isn’t That What We Are Supposed To Do?

Tricia Somers was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer when she met Tricia Seaman, a nurse at the Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “Before she even said anything, I just felt comfort. It was almost like someone just put a warm blanket on me. I’ve never felt anything like that before or any other connection with anybody else.” So Somers asked Seaman for an incredible favor. Watch to learn Seaman’s equally incredible response.

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A Great Compromise!

Great Compromise

The European Union commissioners on language have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility.

Here is how they came to the compromise: As part of the negotiations, the British government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Eunglish for short).

In the first year, “s” will be used instead of the soft “c”. Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy.

Also, the hard “c” will be replaced with “k”. Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced by “f”. This will make words like “fotograf” 20 per sent shorter.
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