disappointingpopsiclejokes:

Disappointing Popsicle Jokes

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Disappointing Popsicle Jokes


Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My god, do you learn.
C. S. Lewis (via broken-self-reflection)

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Valuing life is not weakness. And disregarding it is not strength.

Rest in Peace, Elizabeth Peña.

September 23, 1959 - October 14, 2014

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socialworkhelper:

Are Social Workers Helping Inmates Rot in Solitary Confinement?As I wrote in a article several weeks ago, there are about 25,000 people held in solitary confinement in supermax prison units called SHUs—security housing units—and another 80,000 inmates housed in isolation cells in regular prisons and jails. Many of these individuals are mentally ill. Some are…http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2014/10/17/social-workers-helping-inmates-rot-solitary-confinement/?Social+Work+Helpershared via Social Work Helper

socialworkhelper:

Are Social Workers Helping Inmates Rot in Solitary Confinement?

As I wrote in a article several weeks ago, there are about 25,000 people held in solitary confinement in supermax prison units called SHUs—security housing units—and another 80,000 inmates housed in isolation cells in regular prisons and jails. Many of these individuals are mentally ill. Some are…

http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2014/10/17/social-workers-helping-inmates-rot-solitary-confinement/?Social+Work+Helper

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung (via 90377)

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oupacademic:


By the time the AIDs virus, HIV, was discovered in 1983 it had been silently spreading in Africa for over 50 years. First it jumped from chimps to humans in south east Cameroon, most likely via a bush meat hunter. But scientists pinpoint Kinshasa (formerly Leopoldville, capital of the Belgian Congo) 700 kilometres away as the epicentre of the pandemic. So an unwitting human virus carrier probably took HIV down the Sangha and Congo Rivers by ferry, reaching the city by the 1920s. Then, aided by an explosion in STDs in the 1930s and possible virus transmission via antibiotic treatment using contaminated needles in the 1940s-1950s, the virus gained a foothold in Kinshasa. But there the trail went cold - exactly how HIV spread from Kinshasa to the rest of Africa remained a mystery.
Now scientists have found the answer – the railways. Built by colonial powers from the 1920s onwards to transport diamonds from remote mining towns to Leopoldville, trains inadvertently carried the virus inside human cargo to these rapidly growing centres. And from there HIV stealthy crept across Africa. Then in 1964 the virus took flight to Haiti and onwards to the US three years later – its global journey had begun. 

- Dorothy H. Crawford, author of Virus Hunt
Image: Union of South Africa rail travel, by Andrew. CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr.

oupacademic:

By the time the AIDs virus, HIV, was discovered in 1983 it had been silently spreading in Africa for over 50 years. First it jumped from chimps to humans in south east Cameroon, most likely via a bush meat hunter. But scientists pinpoint Kinshasa (formerly Leopoldville, capital of the Belgian Congo) 700 kilometres away as the epicentre of the pandemic. So an unwitting human virus carrier probably took HIV down the Sangha and Congo Rivers by ferry, reaching the city by the 1920s. Then, aided by an explosion in STDs in the 1930s and possible virus transmission via antibiotic treatment using contaminated needles in the 1940s-1950s, the virus gained a foothold in Kinshasa. But there the trail went cold - exactly how HIV spread from Kinshasa to the rest of Africa remained a mystery.

Now scientists have found the answer – the railways. Built by colonial powers from the 1920s onwards to transport diamonds from remote mining towns to Leopoldville, trains inadvertently carried the virus inside human cargo to these rapidly growing centres. And from there HIV stealthy crept across Africa. Then in 1964 the virus took flight to Haiti and onwards to the US three years later – its global journey had begun. 

- Dorothy H. Crawford, author of Virus Hunt

Image: Union of South Africa rail travel, by Andrew. CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr.


howstuffworks:

How to Start a Family Genealogy Search
New archival material is constantly being digitized, and online resources for mapping family connections and organizing documents and data make it easier than ever to research your ancestry.
Read more…

howstuffworks:

How to Start a Family Genealogy Search

New archival material is constantly being digitized, and online resources for mapping family connections and organizing documents and data make it easier than ever to research your ancestry.

Read more…