What Can You Eat Without Guilt?

So much consuming going on, especially at this time of year.

 

We are indeed consumers, and staying alive means that we must consume –everything must eat something, just to exist…

 

How thankful I am to whatever allows itself to be consumed… I care that we understand the privilege to allow yourself to be a form for sacrifice to survival of something else… Humans are also animals; I rank us no higher…   Even viruses and bacteria are doing what they must to extend their populations…  This extends to just about every scale, eating, eating, easting –no permanent satiation seems possible… If we eat till we’re “full ” –soon  enough we find ourselves “empty” again, and this cycle of consuming –and making waste, since forms that take in  potential nutrients, don’t always find them to be nutritious, life-sustaining.

 

This won’t end; even galaxy will consume galaxy… But on a more personal level, many humans will be hungry –even on Thanksgiving, a celebration about food…

 

Please take time to remember all,

Cuba Says Doctor Catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

Moxie Supper:

Pity we have to connect this way

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(HAVANA) — A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media.

Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but he will be transferred to a special unit in Geneva at the recommendation of the World Health Organization, Cuban state media said, citing the island’s Ministry of Public Health.

Cuba won global praise for sending at least 256 medical workers to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea to help treat Ebola patients. State officials have emphasized the medics’ high state of readiness for the mission, saying the doctors, nurses and support staff received weeks of instruction in protective measures and equipment.

Once in Africa, the Cubans got two to three weeks of additional training before heading into the field. They were to be quarantined in Africa for weeks at the end…

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Apple Just Revealed Lots More Info About the Apple Watch

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Tasty right on my wrist! Any time I look at this meal, I nearly bite myself.

Originally posted on TIME:

Apple opened the floodgates for Apple Watch developers Tuesday when it made the smartwatch’s Software Development Kit available for the first time. But the SDK isn’t just for coders — it also has lots of hints about what using the Apple Watch will be like for consumers when it hits store shelves sometime next year.

Here are some new discoveries about the Apple Watch:

The Apple Watch isn’t a standalone device

The iPhone is pretty much a requirement if you want to use what will be the Apple Watch’s most advanced apps. In Apple’s own words, “a Watch app complements your iOS app; it does not replace it.” Apple Watch apps will essentially run on your iPhone, and the smartwatch will be an extension of your smartphone.

The Apple Watch probably has the most hi-res screen of any smartwatch

We already knew the Apple Watch’s two sizes (just their heights…

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Kim Kardashian’s Nude Photos and Saartjie’s Choice: History’s Problem with Fascinating Bodies

Moxie Supper:

Just preparing to read the MIT article for myself –sure to be a tasty treat, even if a little hard to swallow.

Originally posted on TIME:

Saartjie Baartman’s is the body that launched a thousand revolutions. Kim Kardashian’s is the one that tried to break the Internet—and this week, when a nude photo of the latter made the cover of Paper magazine, many commenters made note of the striking similarities between Kardashian West’s nude profile and that of Baartman’s several centuries ago. In the 19th century, Saartjie Baartman’s striking proportions took her from Africa to Europe, where she performed as a curiosity. Her legacy in feminist circles is well known; she’s a worldwide symbol of racism, colonization and the objectification of the black female body. However, while many historians have pieced together what they believe to be the life and times of the “Hottentot Venus” during her stint as a performer in Europe, relatively little is known about the real life circumstances of Baartman herself.

In fact, even many people who are somewhat familiar with Baartman…

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6 Myths About Abortion

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Hard to swallow this, but necessary –hate to use bible as source o recipes, however

Originally posted on TIME:

1. The Bible forbids abortion.

It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion. The United States is not a theocracy. Still, given the certitude of abortion opponents that abortion violates God’s Word, it might come as a surprise that neither the Old Testament nor the New mentions abortion—not one word.

It’s not that the Old Testament is reticent about women’s bodies, either. Menstruation gets a lot of attention. So do child- birth, infertility, sexual desire, prostitution (death penalty), infidelity (more death penalty), and rape (if the woman is within earshot of others and doesn’t cry out . . . death penalty). How can it be that the authors (or Author) set down what should happen to a woman who seeks to help her husband in a fight by grabbing the other man’s testicles (her hand should be cut off) but did not feel abortion deserved so much as a…

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How to Respond When an Interviewer Asks if You Have Any Questions

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Biting off more than you can chew

Originally posted on TIME:

Answer by Edmond Lau, Engineer at Quip, on Quora.

“What questions can I answer for you?” I asked the interview candidate. We had finished working through some technical problems, and I was ready to gauge his curiosity and passion toward the product, the team, and the mission.

“I don’t really have any,” he replied.

Apparently, he already knew all there was to know about the company after a couple of interviews, and there was nothing more I could add. It was the weakest reply he could’ve given if he wanted to show excitement for the job, and yet, he wasn’t the only smart person I’ve interviewed who’s given that response.

I’ve interviewed roughly 500 people in the past eight years, across Google, Ooyala, and Quora, mostly for engineering positions, but also for positions in management, data science, and product. In nearly every interview, I offer candidates a chance…

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Is a Bad College Education Illegal?

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When the University of North Carolina was recruiting Michael McAdoo, Tar Heels head coach Butch Davis made a pledge that helped lure the high school football star to Chapel Hill. “I can’t guarantee that Michael will play in the NFL,” Davis told McAdoo’s mother, grandmother, and grandfather while at their home in Antioch, Tenn. “But one thing I can guarantee is that he will get a good education at the University of North Carolina.”

It didn’t quite work out that way. After enrolling at UNC and playing defensive end during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the NCAA ruled McAdoo ineligible because he received improper help from a tutor in writing an African-American studies paper. That sort of extra assistance was all too common for top athletes at the highly-regarded public university. According to a devastating report released in October, former federal attorney Kenneth Wainstein found that between 1993 and 2011…

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Here’s Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Sung in 20 Different Musical Styles

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Ever wondered what “Thriller” would sound like performed by Stevie Wonder? Or Rick Astley? Or the Spice Girls? Probably not, but you get to experience it anyway. Singer Anthony Vincent, the guy behind the YouTube channel Ten Second Songs, took Michael Jackson’s spooky smash hit and sang it in 20 different styles in under five minutes. He channels everyone from Busta Rhymes to Ozzy Osbourne to Robert Johnson with impressive accuracy.

We’ll probably stick with the original next time we feel like listening to “Thriller,” but still.

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‘Let’s Get Physics Y’all’ Music Video Makes Science Digestible for Ladies

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good for amended digestion

Originally posted on TIME:

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Look, ladies. We might want to be scientists or generally do science things but we’re simply not mentally or physically equipped for it. Luckily, though, comedian and Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram is out with a new book next month, Science…For Her!, to make science easier for females to digest.

To promote the book, which is basically a Cosmpolitan-style guide to lady-friendly science, Amram enlisted fellow funny-people Nick Offerman, Rich Fulcher and Steve Agee to star this this parody video, “‘Let’s Get Physics Y’all.” As you can probably imagine, it’s completely ridiculous and weird and totally hilarious.

Still, though, this will always be our favorite “Physical” parody:

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Liberia Hopes Ebola Diagnosis in the U.S. Will Lead to More Help

Moxie Supper:

Not hungry for this but would like aftertaste a contained

Originally posted on TIME:

The news that a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas has been diagnosed with Ebola, the first diagnosis on American soil, was met with mixed reaction Wednesday in one of the West African countries struggling to contain the deadly disease.

Government officials in the capital Monrovia said they have no knowledge of the man’s identity, and have privately expressed frustration that the United States, citing patient confidentiality laws, has not revealed his name or even his nationality. Liberians, ever sensitive to the stigma of Ebola, repeatedly point out that just because the man departed from the capital’s international airport on Sept. 19, it does not necessarily mean he is, in fact, Liberian.

That frustration is reflected on the country’s lively call-in radio talk show. Callers want to be able to identify the man, and pinpoint his nationality, because they say they want to “clear Liberia’s name.” Liberians…

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