In addition to blood pressure, obesity, ADHD prescriptions, opioid addiction, mass shootings, and carbon emissions continue to increase along with “deaths of despair”2 that include suicide, but also many types of over-consumption related deaths. He sees these as the result of not enough intrinsic and moderate hits of dopamine distributed throughout the day and too many overly available, super-sized hits of dopamine from the foods, drugs and other substances -- and I’ll add high emotion-low-content television. Combined with chronic hyperarousal of daily stress without adequate social support, it seems to be killing us. The US life expectancy is going down and disproportionately so for marginalized people and minorities. … [Read more...] about Understanding Allostasis: Can Society Change Its Setpoints?
She also joined the Hawaii Army National Guard and later served two tours of duty in the Middle East, continuing her service as a Major in the Army National Guard. She voluntarily stepped down from her public office duties to serve in a war zone. In 2012, Gabbard was elected to the United States House of Representatives, serving Hawaii's 2nd district. She also created a record by being one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in the US Congress. … [Read more...] about First Hindu US Senator Tulsi Gabbard Is All Set To Run For President In 2020
In the Younger Edda it is described as a tricoloured bridge to Asgard, very skillfully built by the gods. In Croatia the rainbow is God's seat, while in Greenland the rainbow is the hem of God's garments. In Africa the rainbow encircles the earth and is a guardian to heaven. In German mythology it is a bowl God used to hold his paints while coloring the birds. Isn't that a beautiful imagination ever described in a simplest form? … [Read more...] about Interesting Myths And Facts About The Rainbow
I live in a tiny rental in a neighborhood filled with million-dollar condos and mini-mansions. My party-planner and house-flipper neighbors make vastly more than I did when I was working 1.6 full-time with an MSW from the number one school of social work in the country. I absolutely value my education for its own sake and enthusiastically share that with my students, but I’m doing them no favors by letting them think they’ll move into one of those mini-mansions, or even a have an apartment without a roommate, just as soon as they get a psychology-related graduate degree. … [Read more...] about The False Promise of Graduate School