According to a report published in The Lancet, climate change is having as much of an impact on our health as it is on the environment.
The news may not be all bad, say Lancet editors Richard Horton and Helena Hui Wang, since this realization could reduce a complex and all-too-easily dismissed problem to something everyone can relate to and, presumably, will want to do something about.
Today 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks praised "the power and brilliance of humanity". She said "my life was saved by strangers, people who never gave up, people who risked their own lives to save mine." That's London at its best! But was there also another factor in her survival?
Old friends from my post-college, early-career days recently found me through social media. Their name and greeting popped up in messages I received in recent months, and each time one did I was whisked back 25-30 years, when we first worked together, socialized together, and came to know each other well. I then discovered just how much has changed over the years when I saw a recent photo they attached, or heard about their children and grandchildren, and especially when I found out a few of them now have a strong interest in spiritual and religious matters. That recurring comment was a big surprise. Not because any of my friends had openly dismissed religion when I first knew them; it just never came up in all the years we knew each other. Not a hint. Ever.
Hace 21 años recibí uno de los regalos que marcó el inicio de una vida más espiritual y armoniosa: mis suegros me obsequiaron la Biblia y el libro Ciencia y Salud con la Llave de las Escrituras, por Mary Baker Eddy. Desde ese tiempo hasta la actualidad, tanto las enseñanzas de las Sagradas escrituras como las ideas sanadoras explicadas en Ciencia y Salud, cuya autora es una pionera en el campo de la salud y espiritualidad, me inspiran a vivir con alegría, salud y bienestar.
THE other day on a BBC television programme, an erudite British Professor of Physics stated that he is certain God does not exist. He based his claim on the fact that there is no empirical, physically scientific proof of God’s existence. Such a statement can seem shocking at best and blasphemous at worst to anyone of faith. The Bible states in Psalm 14:1 that the fool says in his heart, there is no God.
It’s time for the parades, flag waving and fireworks! On the Fourth of July, we show our respect for those who conceived of, and fought for, our independence. They faced the tyranny of their times with a courage and wisdom almost inconceivable today.
Magna Carta is 800 years old today and deserves all the love and appreciation we can bestow upon it. A British Library exhibit sums up what it stands for as: “Law, liberty and legacy.” Where would we be today without “the Great Charter”? But are human rights the limits of our freedom, or is there more?
Ist das nicht herrlich – Frühling in Mitteleuropa! In den Vorgärten leuchten die Tulpen, die Forsythien leuchten gelb hinter anderen zartgrünen Sträuchern. Vorgestern telefonierte ich mit einem Freund aus dem Nordosten der USA, der mir berichtete, dass dort nun die letzten Schneeberge an den Straßenrändern tauen. Und plötzlich sagt er: „Du hast es gut, sitzt am offenen Fenster und genießt die Frühlingsluft.“ Woher er das wisse, fragte ich ihn. „Na, ich höre doch eine Amsel singen, da musst du doch das Fenster offen haben.“ Recht hatte er.
Living in any one of the three largest cities in Tennessee could make you sick. Well…so says the recently released Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Asthma Capitals 2015 report. In fact, it calls Memphis the Asthma Capital and Chattanooga the 8th most challenging city in the U.S. for people with asthma.
When I read statistics like this, it makes me want to ask: Is it the environment or the suggestion of sickness that actually makes people sick?