Get this from a library! Cultural traditions in India. [Molly Aloian] -- This interesting book describes how the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of the people of India, often influenced by British culture, have resulted in many of the lively and colorful festivals ...
HIV and AIDS have spread rapidly since the first case was diagnosed in 1986. HIV and AIDS pandemic the world over is still incurable despite efforts by the local and international community partnerships. Worsening the case still, is epidemic of stigmatisation and discrimination of people living with HIV and AIDS from the general public most especially healthcare providers who render services to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). Factors reinforcing these behaviours among the healthcare providers have not been adequately investigated. Such cruel behaviours towards persons living with the virus has myriad of negative impacts on their psyche and adjustment pattern and ultimately their health-related quality of life. The study therefore seeks to investigate the pattern and the extent of discrimination and stigmatisation among healthcare providers; experiences of stigma and discrimination by persons living with HIV and AIDS from healthcare providers as well as the socio-cultural factors ...
Maternal and child under nutrition accounts for almost a third of all under 5 deaths globally and a large proportion of the long term disabilities and consequences. Much of the global burden of undernutrition exists in relatively few countries in Asia and Africa and is associated with poverty, high burden of disease and socio-cultural factors affecting dietary intake.
Traditional architectural and urban artefacts are showed over the centuries as a powerful imprint of human actions and practices and are being developed on the basis of concrete socio-cultural factors and environmental rationalities. Spatial and morphological patterns of traditional environments have exceedingly evolved to fulfill and accomplish the social and cultural needs of the populace in their dialectical interplay with the surrounding environment. This relationship conceptualises the man-made environment, as the repository of meaning, in users‟ reciprocal relation with the surrounding environment. In the context of history, the human tends to dwell when experiencing the built environment as meaningful. Traditional contexts are highlighted as physical and spatial interpretations of human activities, skills, thoughts and resources creating identifiable and meaningful realms related to space/place, time and society. The study uncovers the process of the formation of the house and mahalla ...
Background: The burden of illness associated with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) has determined this as a key focus for research at a basic science, individual and population level. Although considerable research has been conducted on specific aspects of the experience of CHD, such as anxiety or depression, there is a lack of research investigating the global aspects of the illness experience from the individuals perspective. Furthermore, there is a paucity of research examining the cross-cultural experiences of patients from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB). Given the multicultural nature of Australian society, and that health and illness are culturally constructed experiences (Manderson 1990), it is important to include the perspectives of people from minority cultures in health related research in order to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate health care and information during an illness. Further, the potential to prevent and modulate the course of CHD, by strategies such as ...
Dont underestimate the results of culture shock. The emotional upheaval of moving can be devastating to any child. These symptoms are compounded when the child comes from a different culture and does not speak English.
Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
Culture plays a role in forming a childs identity, conversational style and memory. This has many implications for how to deal with children, from school to the judicial system.
Scientists have lately confirmed that other animals do not possess hidden reasoning powers and cognitive complexity. This raises a fundamental question: How could something as extraordinary and unique as the human mind have evolved?
Our diverse religious and cultural traditions contribute immensely to the mosaic of the UMass Amherst community, providing numerous opportunities to learn about each others customs and beliefs. Religious holidays offer some of the best and most colorful of these opportunities.
Click here to read part 1 of the interview. SP - The accuracy and reliability of mass spectrometry is still debatable due to the its dependence on technical prowess of the mass spectrometrist. Is it overcome in SRM or do we need a highly skilled mass spectrometrist for that as well? Or can we enjoy (reach closer to) the level of automation in experimental protocol vis-a-vis DNA or RNA Seq?. Mike - I think the cultural aspects of proteomics needs to change. Our efforts have been focused on identification of peptides, modifications, etc. - basically generation of lists. In most other applications of mass spectrometry, those fields have focused on the generation and validation of assays, not lists. It is hard to transfer an assay from one lab to another if the figures of merit are things like peptide IDs. I believe that things will get better once we start to focus more on the classical figures of merit like like LOD, LOQ, CV, chromatographic reproducibility, etc. There are groups working towards ...
Press Release issued Jun 16, 2017: The DIN Rail Terminal Blocks, is being discussed in this report, from the point of view of all its current trends and factors of influence. It is necessary to comprehend this data to generate a highly sound solution for your business strategies. These trends are based on the movements within the markets socioeconomic, geographical, economic, political, consumer, and cultural aspects. The report gauges their overall effect for a client or consumer and enlists the various preferences that will have a major say in what the shape of this market is likely to be in the years to come.
Darwin took an equally radical step toward uniting the mental and physical worlds, by showing how the mental world - whatever it might be composed of - arguable owed its complex organization to the same process of natural selection that explained the physical organization of living things. 20. To break this seamless matrix of causation - to attempt to dismember the individual into "biological" versus "nonbiological" aspects - is to embrace and perpetuate an ancient dualism endemic to the Western cultural tradition: material/spiritual, body/mind, physical/mental, natural/human, animal/human, biological/social, biological/cultural. 21. To many scholarly communities, conceptual unification became an enemy, and the relevance of other fields a menace to their freedom to interpret human reality in any way those chose. 21. For Lowie, "the principles of psychology are as incapable of accounting for the phenomena of culture as is gravitation to account for architectural styles," and "culture is a thing ...
By combining potent natural ingredients, ancient rituals, and modern science, Fresh creates products that perform with experiences that transform. Discovery drives innovation. Freshs Founders travel the world uncovering the highest quality natural ingredients and time-honored cultural traditions. But the real journey is using science to harness and heighten nature-developing effective formulas that look, smell, and feel as good as they work-to bring you the most beautiful skin and sensations.. ...
In a special pre-Thanksgiving special, hear recipes from diverse cultural traditions. NPR producer Argin Hutchins tells how he prepares his delicious deep fried turkey and how it has become a symbol of unity for his family.
Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. During the month, individuals and organizations celebrate the rich histories, cultural influences and contributions of Hispanics/Latinx in the United States. Latinx are a diverse group with ancestry from 28 countries. Over 50 million Latinx live in the United States, and it is estimated that by 2050, one in three of the U.S. population will be Latinx ...
Tim Blair today looks at how culture works for some people. Somehow Ive always gotten the word confused with the word "excuse" when used in some contexts.. Or as Three Sources JK notes regarding Tims 2nd example ...
What cultural factors caused the differences in outcomes? Syncretism involves merging traditions, this means different religions unify with one another....
For many mothers, the impact of a difficult birth is significant. It can be the source of negative beliefs which prove long-lasting, or be further fuel for a previously-held sense of vulnerability or failure.
Recovery is a lifelong process during which you may battle with some longstanding negative beliefs. But do you know what kind of self-beliefs you need to work on changing?
Through much bloodshed and personal sacrifice and suffering, we are now starting to become the nation that our forefathers imagined: a country in which people from all around the world can live together and appreciate each others differences. I do not suggest a melting pot, as some have in the past, but rather a community in which individuals from different cultural backgrounds can live in peace and even become understanding friends. I suggest a nation in which we remain individuals, unique, yet working alongside each other to promote the welfare of all. How else will we demonstrate to the world that people can live together in peace ...
We are all born with innate knowledge programmed into us from our genes. Throughout life we experience this knowledge as feelings of physical and emotional need. These evolved over millions of years and, whatever our cultural background, are our common biological inheritance - the driving force that motivates us to become fully human and succeed in ...
In general, combative systems both armed and unarmed closely reflect the sociocultural milieu that is/was their provenance. As great an impact (in some cases greater) is made by contemporary conditions within which the system currently lies. Using the basic outlines of aggressive combative behavior and predatory combative behavior, we should be able to gauge on which side of the behavioral fence a particular system will tend to fall.. Further on, I will cover the biological and socio-cultural inhibitory mechanisms involved in combative behavior, as well as how systems of fighting arts, i.e., combative systems evolve along the lines of affective and predatory combat/combative behavior in their cultural milieu. We will see that the socio-cultural background and functional aims of a system will at least partially select for traits associated with primarily affective combative behavior or predatory. In addition, however, we will see that quite often, man s adaptability has allowed him to select ...
How to Develop Your Own Beliefs. Beliefs are the principles that drive your actions in life and help you make sense of the world around you. For the most part, your early beliefs were influenced by the people around you, namely your...
Ive decided that infallible beliefs are my mortal enemy. I will respect peoples beliefs, but Im convince that once people decide that their beliefs
Hi Dr. Dahlquist, Sorry I didnt post a question here, I misunderstood the directions. Ive noticed that it is really hard to explain scientific idea to those not in the science field. After numerous discussions with my roommates, some of them still do not believe global warming is an issue being worsened by people. They also dont believe it is "as bad as scientists make it out to be". Is it an issue with scientists being unable to explain their knowledge to those not in the field, or is it just too hard to convince people that their long-held beliefs are wrong? Thanks! (also, I think Ive made all the corrections you recommended to my page, but Im still not sure if Im doing the template right) Salman Ahmad 20:18, 7 February 2013 (EST) ...
Hi Dr. Dahlquist, Sorry I didnt post a question here, I misunderstood the directions. Ive noticed that it is really hard to explain scientific idea to those not in the science field. After numerous discussions with my roommates, some of them still do not believe global warming is an issue being worsened by people. They also dont believe it is "as bad as scientists make it out to be". Is it an issue with scientists being unable to explain their knowledge to those not in the field, or is it just too hard to convince people that their long-held beliefs are wrong? Thanks! (also, I think Ive made all the corrections you recommended to my page, but Im still not sure if Im doing the template right) Salman Ahmad 20:18, 7 February 2013 (EST) ...
what defines belief, and what distinguishes it from skepticism? how easy is it to come to terms with challenges to your own beliefs - and your willingness to challenge the beliefs of others?
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The presence of mental distress during pregnancy and after childbirth imposes detrimental developmental and health consequences for families in all nations. In Zambia, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has proposed a more comprehensive approach towards mental health care, recognizing the importance of the mental health of women during the perinatal period. The study explores factors contributing to mental distress during the perinatal period of motherhood in Zambia. A qualitative study was conducted in Lusaka, Zambia with nineteen focus groups comprising 149 women and men from primary health facilities and schools respectively. There are high levels of mental distress in four domains: worry about HIV status and testing; uncertainty about survival from childbirth; lack of social support; and vulnerability/oppression. Identifying mental distress and prompt referral for interventions is critical to improving the mental health of the mother and prevent the effects of mental distress on the baby. Strategies
A brief questionnaire was developed to obtain information for eight independent variables, namely, clarity of school goals (for computer-implementation), availability of adequate funding, availability of required equipment and materials, organizational arrangements, adequate staff training, school income, school size and school location, and for 10 measures of computer-implementation. The questionnaires were mailed to the principals from the selected schools in November, 1991. A total of 209 responses were received ...
Multicultural and Gender Studies (MCGS) prepares students for a diverse workplace and society by providing knowledge, skills, and strategies for appreciating and understanding cultural practices, contributions, identities, and gender roles. All programs include research and hands-on experiences that help students make connections between scholarship and activism. The BA in Multicultural and Gender Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to cultural analysis within and across cultural groups in the United States, with emphasis on the role of class, race, and gender in shaping cultural identities. The General Option in Multicultural and Gender Studies includes work in the theory and practice of cultural analysis; cross-cultural and interethnic study; study of the role of gender in culture; and close analysis of a particular cultural group. The Women s Studies Option in Multicultural and Gender Studies is based on a combination of multicultural and gender studies courses and courses focused ...
Hello. Im developing a gopher hole on the delivery of mainstream health care to diverse cultural groups in the United States. Through Veronica Ive found a number of course listings and a program or two, but not as much as Id hoped. Since the primary audience of our gopher is the faculty, staff and students in the College of Medicine and Schools of Nursing and Allied Health, Im really looking for discussion, analysis, research, etc. on the factors and nuances that mainstream health care providers must take into account when serving patients from cultural traditions outside the mainstream USA medical traditon. Descriptions of working programs would also be useful. Does anyone here know of ftp-able or other electronically available sources on the subject? Has anyone written something on the topic that could be posted on a gopher? Im sending this request to many geographic- and ethnic-specific lists, and I apologize for any duplication. Since Im not a member of your list, reply to me ...
Community health workers (CHWs) the world over help to alleviate the shortages of health workers in the health sector. They are involved in the delivery of health services to the community and constitute the first point of contact on health-related issues in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The performance of CHWs is often hampered by various factors. The purpose of the study was to investigate the socio-cultural factors influencing the performance of CHWs in Soy Sub-County. Based on the study, this paper explores the influence of CHWs level of education and knowledge on their performance in Soy Sub-County. A correlation research design was used in the study with systematic sampling method being used to identify the respondents. In total, 98 respondents were given questionnaires to fill. Qualitative data was also collected from 7 heads of community health management team (CHMT) using key informant interviews. The collected data was then presented using frequency distribution ...
The best way of checking the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide is an approach that addresses the relationships between the medical aspects of the disease, its consequences for development and the socio-cultural factors that contribute to its transmission, said du Guerny. FAO and UNAIDS will undertake a series of joint activities, including integrated prevention programmes that will help spread information, especially to young men and women, about HIV vulnerability, risk reduction and sustainable rural development.. AIDS cripples agriculture and rural communities. FAO has focused on the crippling effects AIDS is having on agriculture and rural communities, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. There, nearly 23 million people, about 63 percent of the worlds total, are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Labour-intensive farming systems with low levels of mechanization are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, because of its high death rate among working-age people. In addition, those afflicted ...
With a headline that would be more appropriate at The Onion, one cant help feeling that the British Broadcasting Corporation was having a slow news day.. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this article is that, amusing headline aside, one would expect there to actually be some form of new information unearthed by the study, even if the usefulness of this information isnt immediately apparent to the layman.. However, when presenting the finding that the relaxation of sexual inhibitions post-alcohol intake was a more marked changed amongst the female subjects than the male, the conclusion reached was that this could be explained by "…differences in blood alcohol concentration between males and females with the same alcohol intake, differences in tolerance due to differences in previous levels of alcohol consumption or by socio-cultural factors." So, really narrowing it down there.. And just in case you were planning to use this article as evidence in your favour, perhaps during a conflict ...
This article reports research into associations between students cultural background and their perceptions of their teachers interpersonal behaviour and classroom learning environment. A sample of...
In 1995 the Nordic Africa Institute initiated a research project on cultural aspects of development and Nordic-African relations. One of the aims was to contribute to providing other images of Africa than the negative images of misery, war and catastrophes often conveyed by the mass media. Another was to encourage cultural aspects of change in Africa, and the dynamics of cultural production itself. It is indisputable that negative images of Africa increasingly dominate everyday reporting and therefore public opinion too. The generalised pessimistic pictures are in stark contrast to what those of us have experienced who have had the opportunity to visit Africa and work there. It was important not only to encourage alternatives to stereotypes and generalisations, which portrayed Africans as helpless victims, but also to try to understand how and why, and to what extent these images had developed. This was the theme of the first conference organised within the new project on culture, coordinated by ...
This enquiry week in collaboration with Axor / Hansgrohe focused on the relevance and value of water in connection with cultural, social, health and wellness-related and everyday rituals. Based on the function of water, the elements role for structuring everyday life, planning and awareness at the interface of water, man and nature were analysed. The perception of water influenced by cultural backgrounds and disciplines is reflected in various formats of rituals. The power over and the use of water includes economic and cultural aspects on a global level, raising the questions: What are todays rituals for water in everyday life? What is the relationship between space - ritual - water? Are new typologies needed, such as new bath houses or shared bathrooms? Does water in rituals change our perception of space on all scales, from the private to the public? And can water act through rituals as a socio-cultural platform and innovation for urban lifestyles?. ...
Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. ...
HISP-S 411 SPAIN: The Cultural Context 3credits) CULTURE / ELECTIVE Prerequisite: One course from S324, S328, S331, S333, S334. What images or stereotypes of Spain and its cultures do we have and how do they deviate from reality? What defines culture and cultural production? How does the process of learning about a foreign culture take place? How can we foster the development of cultural learning in Bloomington/our own community? This course examines our notions of Spain and seeks to build a more complex understanding of contemporary Spanish culture. In addition, we will explore and analyze the process of cultural awareness. To accomplish these two goals, traditional classroom learning will be paired with service learning: as S411 students learn about Spanish culture they will, in turn, teach elements of it to Bloomington-area preschoolers. The teaching component will provide both active and reflective ways to grasp cultural learning. This course is based on the philosophy that in order to ...
Managing a project schedule seems like a straight-forward and explicit task. But when the concept of time is introduced, developing and managing a project schedule becomes greatly complicated, primarily because time is shaped by cultural influences. This paper examines how culture can affects a multicultural project teams orientation to time, and in turn, shape the teams project performance. In doing so, it defines two types of orientation to time--monochronism and polychronism, looking at each orientations cultural significance. It compares the advantages and disadvantages of each orientation, noting the key differences between mono-chronic people and poly-chronic people. It also discusses how project managers can develop approaches to work with these orientations to time, noting the values that shape each orientation. It then details eight lessons that the authors learned from working in cultures--and with individuals--that embraced different orientations to managing time and to building
How can educators appropriately handle the many diverse holiday celebrations and cultural traditions that occur in December? Explore recommendations from the experts.
NOTE: Entries are number of clusters of cultural variants expected and rate of possible cultural change. Multiple rates reflect influence of individual innovators (e.g., change will be slow unless a prestigious individual introduces the variant). (a) A direct function of the number of family members present in the population. (b) A direct function of the social clustering within the population. Homogeneity of a culture is expected only under particular combinations of social norms and social models; it is not the rule. The more rigid the social constraints, the more homogeneous the cultural system of a population. We might expect social pressure to be greater in small and highly structured societies than in very large and loosely organized ones. Egalitarian societies will generally be less rigid, as in chimpanzees and some human hunter-gatherers, and probably less homogeneous. At the same time, in a huge modern Western society many cultural variants can survive side by side in most domains. ...
Home to close to 60 per cent of the worlds population, Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent. It is also extremely diverse, physically and culturally. Asian countries and regions have their own distinctive histories, cultural traditions, religious beliefs and political systems, and they have often pursued different routes to development. Asian populations
This article focuses on the inter-subjective aspects involved in the care of psychosocial crises of adolescents, their representations and developments. A qualitative research was developed from a psycho-sociological perspective by constructing life story narratives of adolescents treated at a Psychosocial Care Center for Children and Adolescents (CAPSi). It was based on the theoretical contributions of René Kaës on group and cultural aspects of the crisis, as well as its relation to adolescence. Life narratives, constructed through in-depth interviews with adolescents, close relatives, and CAPSi caretakers depict crisis as a "surprise", as violence and estrangement, an episode that must be forgotten, denied, silenced, and medicalized ...
It is only in retrospect that I have begun to think of my father, Adrien Baillargeon as a superhero and a socio-cultural icon. In his time, the words had not yet come of age. Nevertheless, the words superhero and socio-cultural icon fit him to a tee long before he became a professional wrestler. At first, the image of a superhero was more in the French Canadian tradition of the legendary Paul Bunyan (Stevens 2001). At 65
2) Im very surprised by the reluctance of lit profs in the article in embracing the teaching of cultural aspects of the language. It seems to me that there is a huge (possibly covert) assumption that the study of lit is at least partly the study of culture when we look at how its done in an English dept. The dept there at least has the luxury that the majority of the students are familiar with the culture of the language of instruction. ...
Ancient population expansions and dispersals often leave enduring signatures in the cultural traditions of their descendants, as well as in their genes and languages. The international folktale record has long been regarded as a rich context in which to explore these legacies. To date, investigations in this area have been complicated by a lack of historical data and the impact of more recent waves of diffusion. In this study, we introduce new methods for tackling these problems by applying comparative phylogenetic methods and autologistic modelling to analyse the relationships between folktales, population histories and geographical distances in Indo-European-speaking societies. We find strong correlations between the distributions of a number of folktales and phylogenetic, but not spatial, associations among populations that are consistent with vertical processes of cultural inheritance. Moreover, we show that these oral traditions probably originated long before the emergence of the literary ...
Cultura de Tanzania (es); culture de la Tanzanie (fr); Cultura da Tanzânia (pt); culture of Tanzania (en); Utamaduni wa Kitanzania (sw); cultuur van Tanzania (nl) cultural aspects of society in Tanzania (en) Cultura na Tanzânia (pt); culture de la tanzanie (fr); cultuur in Tanzania (nl ...
JAC…the only thing that I will disagree with you on… is pulling a gun on an unarmed trespasser…..it is done all the time here and I would even do it. Land in Texas is sacred, like football. Texans have fought for land over the years dating back to the 1700s. I have no fault with people buying land if they can. Does the fault lie with the people with the money or the land bureau that sells public land? If I had the millions to buy land in the west, I would do it….if it was for sale. If I bought land in the west, I would probably fence it off as it would be private. That said, I would try to be a good neighbor as much as I could. But private property is just that…private. I would probably leave hiking trails open, but would most likely close hunting. If it was cattle country, I would probably fence off pastures and raise cattle and I would, most likely, post no trespassing signs off the hiking trails. I do not pretend to understand the cultural aspects of public land in your area but I ...
Lets say we have three different phases in the anarchist movement. The first phase was in the 80s, and it was characterised by Eastern philosophies, Western philosophies, psychedelic views, all combined and non-puritan. It was not differentiated. But this all changed in the mid-90s when the movement Italianised, so to speak. It began to copy the Italian model, to differentiate itself and distance itself from its cultural aspects, saying the only way to be effective was to be militant. It adopted a more objective and materialistic view. The major influences during the 90s were the Italian autonomia, to a lesser extent things like Green Anarchy from the American movement, and very much so the Situationist International and the new formulation of metropolis, the capitalistic centres as metropolis, the places where the spectacle is more actively formulated. The German underground and punk rock also had an influence, and these were not so tolerant of other approaches. In the 80s it was easier to ...
Behavioral Studies Standard 1- Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior. Benchmarks: Understands that cultural beliefs strongly influence the values and behavior of the people who grow up in the culture often without their being fully aware of it, and that people have different responses to these influences; Understands that punishment for "unacceptable" social behavior depends partly on beliefs about the purposes of punishment and about its effectiveness; Understands that socal distinctions are a part of every culture, but they take many different forms; Understands that people often take differences to be signs of social class; Understands that the difficulty of moving from one social class to another varies greatly with time, place, and economic circumstances; Understands that heredity, culture, and personal experience interact in shaping human behavior, and that the relative importance of these influences is not clear in most ...
The questions are divided into four parts: (1) questions voted as the top four most important problem areas for the field; (2) biology-centric problem areas; (3) modeling-centric problem areas; and (4) mechanisms of industrial-academic collaborations. The collaborations topic was set in its own category because it involves both biology and modeling questions, but also because it largely emphasizes cultural aspects in bringing industry and academia together rather than research questions per se ...
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Every so often, I get hit in the face with two facts. First, Americans (even poor Americans) are unbelievably rich. Second, Americans (as a group) utterly lack a cultural tradition that teaches us how to eat a healthy, frugal diet.. The first time this really struck me was about twenty years ago. I was listening to a radio story about people whod risen from humble beginnings to become successful entrepreneurs. One guy, taking about a time his family had gone through a rough patch where money was tight, said, I can tell you, there were a lot of days we at bologna for lunch, and then bologna again for dinner.. My first thought was, Only in America do the truly poor eat meat twice a day. My second was, Why doesnt anyone teach people how to create a healthy, frugal diet? My third was, Oh, yeah--they do. Its called the four food groups--of course they thought they had to serve meat at every meal.. Since then, weve moved beyond the four food groups. Today we teach the food pyramid and ...
Epilepsy article. At least four people e-mailed me to tell me about this article in the New York Times, which describes a newly-rediscovered, high-fat diet that is often more effective than drugs to in controlling epilepsy. I beg to differ with the authors opinion, and mainstream conventional wisdom, that the saturated fat content in this diet is dangerous. Doctors also "dont know" how it works; Id like to point them toward some theories having a lot less to do with genetics and a lot more to do with gut flora (check out Natasha Campbell-McBrides lecture where she talks about epilepsy: http://www.lifeisapalindrome.com/content/part-two-gaps-and-autoimmunity-... , and scroll down about halfway).. ----. Just finished "Wild Fermentation," by Sandor "Sandorkraut" Elix Katz. Short, to-the-point, humorous, and filled with recipes. Whats not to like?. One point I took home is that, when it comes to food, "rotten" is a relative term--and it is a product more of cultural tradition than food ...
This Famous People and Cultural Diffusion Lesson Plan is suitable for 9th - 12th Grade. Young scholars use the internet to identify cultural traditions throughout the world. In groups, they examine each culture and determine the effect they had on life in the United States.
By Michael Pickering. Originally published in 1982. The songs on which this study is based were once vibrant in the throats and ears and minds of living people. This book examines the songs and their meanings in relation to the lives of those people, and relates them to the cultural tradition and practice of which they…. Paperback - 2017-09-26 ...
Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute, the organic industry watchdog group. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better. www.jillettinger.com.. ...
Tourism has many benefits, such as providing jobs to the community, preserving cultural traditions that are at risk of extinction, fostering a sense of ide
There have been lots of secondary challenges confronted by the corporation which was a hurdle for the corporations achievements; Consequently, they need to be resolved. For starters, cultural variation was a large situation amongst workforce of Cirque Du Soleil as They can be from a variety of cultural backgrounds and they should make adjustments based on the Canadian existence. In addition to that, teaching was also a Human Useful resource challenge that people from all around the planet felt challenges in bending In keeping with the requirements of Cirque Du Soleil. Even further, corporate society of Cirque Du Soleil happens to be among the list of key challenges. To unravel that, performers are trained for virtually 6 months; They are really specified empowerment to give their views and ideas with regards to the effectiveness ...
301.00). These data, taken into account together with the low educational level of the women that were included in this sample, support that an adherence of 57% on an 18-month interval is a significant achievement.. Moreover, some cultural issues that might play a role here should be mentioned. First, there might be a cultural difference in understanding the effect of preventive and early detection interventions (22, 27, 28), especially in a country such as Brazil where there is no structured breast cancer screening program; thus, women are historically not used to undergoing regular mammography or other early detection measures. Second, certain cultures are more fatalistic about cancer and perceive fewer benefits from screening (29), which is, in the authors perception, an important issue in Brazil, especially in lower socioeconomic classes. Finally, in many of these women, concerns about their own healthcare are frequently neglected because of more urgent needs, such as childcare and ...
What we need to do is ask the question, "What is it that causes the rate of change in human culture to increase?" I believe the major reason is the increase in the flow of information between people. At its most basic level, change in human culture is caused by people exchanging information. Now, in 2500 B.C., how easy was it to move information from one location to another? If you lived in the same village, you could talk to someone, but, aside from that, there was no easy way to move information. Hence, there was very little change. The 20th century has been characterized by ever-increasing rates of change, because the 20th century has enjoyed ever-increasing facilities to preserve information and move it from one place to another. If you say to me, I think that life changed faster in 1970 than 1920, I would say thats because information moved faster in 1970 than it did in 1920. As long as we can move information from one place to another, were going to have change. The faster we can move ...
Cultural barriers may include differing languages, differing practices as related to medical procedures, and different conceptions of gender and sexuality. These barriers can lead to serious...
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes Yale Law School professors Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed Tiger Mom, and her husband Jed Rubenfeld write in the NYT that it may be taboo to say it, but certain ethnic, religious and national-origin groups are doing strikingly better than Americans overall and Chua and ...
Community radios were often established as a response to different kinds of struggle about socio-economic or cultural issues. In Nigeria, the establishment o...
A couple of days ago, Karl had written about running across an entry by Alissa about an NPR show entitled This I Believe, where people get air-time to talk about their personal beliefs. Well, Karl went ahead and...
Marci Shimoff "If we want deep and lasting change in our weight and our confidence, we have to let go of the negative beliefs and emotions that hold us back. Tapping is one of the most powerful techniques Ive experienced to do that, and Jessica is the perfect guide on the journey toward greater self-love and confidence ...
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Ute Eickelkamp put me onto a really fascinating article that appeared recently about legal and cultural issues arising due to real world locations being recreated in the online world Second Life. The question of how to apply copyright is raised, but more interesting from my point of view is the controversy surrounding Teltras reproduction of…
The UCLA-NUS Executive MBA is designed to prepare you for C-level leadership and transform your future. You will immerse yourself in a global classroom learning from world-class faculty from UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School and collaborating with peers from around the globe, who have rich business experience and expertise in their fields. Having classmates from diverse national and cultural backgrounds provides a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge and perspectives.. These two degrees are much greater than the sum of their parts. While you apply for both, the returns (78% avg. after graduation*) are astounding given your investment of time and resources.. *Source 2014 FT EMBA Rankings. ...
Sex should feel good. Sex should be enjoyable. If its not pleasing, then somethings not right. If this is only 2nd attempt, more likely you & your partner arent ready since your partner should take his/her time to make sure youre lubricated enough so that sex is fun, not painful. Or perhaps guilt from your religious & cultural background is weighing on you. Ps dont forget to make him wear a condom to prevent stds ...
Afghanistan at the time of his departure was in deep ruin. A war waged by the United States against the Taliban was engulfing the country. The capital Kabul where his family was living at that time had become a ghost town filled with gunbullet holes and rows of tanks. His unique status and fluent language skill got him an interesting experience with TV. He was invited to a couple of shows. For six months, he was a guest on a"Misuda" style talk show comprising of guests of different cultural backgrounds aired on KBS ...
Nottingham City Councils vision is for all autistic people is to have equal opportunities regardless of their cultural background, gender or age, to live fulfilling and rewarding lives and for there to be recognition that for citizens with autistic spectrum conditions
While our employees come from broad educational and cultural backgrounds, we have one thing in common-a passion for innovation and enhancing patient care thats unlike any other.
Learners of most languages are faced with the task of acquiring words to talk about number and quantity. Much is known about the order of acquisition of number words as well as the cognitive and perceptual systems and cultural practices that shape ...
Anglo said the new system would provide SA companies, including Anglo American, with increased flexibility to manage cash resources to optimal effect.
Theres been much ado about the BRIC nations but there are other internationals markets that are ripe for the taking but are being overlooked because of misperceptions.
Funding opportunities that may be of interest to researchers who work to identify and understand racial, ethnic, and cultural discrimination and disparities among these groups, as well as those who work to increase diversity and participation by traditionally underrepresented racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.
This article explores cultural beliefs and practices related to the Southern Ground-Hornbill (SGH) (Bucorvus leadbeateri) in nine southern and east-African countries. A qualitative, thematic content-analysis approach was followed. Ninety-eight participants took part in the study. Interviews and group discussions were used as the main data gathering methods. Each interview was ...
Heritage Assessment Introduction Cultural beliefs form the manner in which individuals seek assistance, describe health problems, and eventually stick to
We are often hesitant to look at other faiths or to examine our own critically because we feel that, in doing so, we are being disloyal to our own deeply felt convictions. ... And yet our beliefs are not worth very much if they cannot stand up to any scrutiny." -- James Livingston ...
*Updated note below Every time I think we are all just one big global village, I get reminded that cultural differences do exist. Like the barefoot thing. And the pet thing. A while back I posted about my dogs and...
The arrest and subsequent release of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has brought US-French cultural differences bubbling to the surface. Dominique Moisi, a specialist in US-French relations, sheds further light on the matter.
Do you attack limiting beliefs though things like positive self-talk ("I know I can do it!") and imaging (imagining ourselves being successful)? I feel those often dont work. The problem is they only address the symptom (convincing yourself not to feel bad) rather than the cause of your limiting belief (why you feel bad in the first place). r. ...
Looking for online definition of culture-specific care in the Medical Dictionary? culture-specific care explanation free. What is culture-specific care? Meaning of culture-specific care medical term. What does culture-specific care mean?
Cultural Traditions Community Meeting. Help us create a new Center for Washington Cultural Traditions! Launching this fall, the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington States new folklife and traditional arts program, and we are hosting a series of community meetings to get your input on the Centers development. What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They […]. ...
According to Science Daily recent research (to be published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biology) indicates that Toxoplasma gondii may have some interesting effects on human culture: The geographic variation in the latent prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii may explain a substantial proportion of human population differences we see in cultural aspects that relate to…
Cultural Values Versus Cultural Norms as Predictors of Differences in Helping Behaviors and in Emotion Regulation: A Preliminary Nation-Level Test Related to the Leung-Morris Model - Volume 13 Issue 4 - Peter B. Smith
Focusing on negative beliefs about oneself, rather than on eating, weight and shape, through Cognitive Bias Modification may offer a promising new intervention for eating disorders, according to a new study by the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London.
Medical decision-making is critical to patient survival and well-being[1]. Over the last two decades, the convergence of influential ideas from the fields of bioethics, psychology, sociology and medicine has contributed to our understanding of the beneficial role of engaging patients in the medical decision-making process. The several potential benefits of involving patients in medical decision-making (DM) include reduced anxiety and depression, greater self-efficacy, improved concordance, and higher satisfaction with their physician [2-6]. Patients expectations about exercising choice in medical decision-making have also been influenced by socio-cultural factors. These stem from increasing consumerist attitudes and litigious practices in the society, leading to the belief amongst healthcare professionals, that patients are best placed to evaluate the risks and benefits of alternative treatments [7], [8]. Of the models of healthcare decision-making that exist, an extreme and impractical version ...
Archaeology and politics are often uncomfortable bedfellows, perhaps more so than many archaeologists like to admit. This, it is fair to say, is especially the case when dealing with the issue of human remains in either prehistoric or historical instances. However archaeological sites are never static shots of one particular time, but rather often act as an accumulation of an extended period of time, compacted into the earth for the archaeologist to decipher. They neither belong fully to the past, nor fully to the present. Further to this we (the archaeologists) dont just view and interpret an archaeological site from a historical (or prehistorical) vantage point, we necessarily (and often subconsciously) filter the evidence present through our own life experiences, professional knowledge and socio-cultural factors. Whilst this post could go off on a theoretical tangent here, I will keep it cogent to this point alone: human bodily and skeletal remains are an emotive subject, especially when ...
Archaeology and politics are often uncomfortable bedfellows, perhaps more so than many archaeologists like to admit. This, it is fair to say, is especially the case when dealing with the issue of human remains in either prehistoric or historical instances. However archaeological sites are never static shots of one particular time, but rather often act as an accumulation of an extended period of time, compacted into the earth for the archaeologist to decipher. They neither belong fully to the past, nor fully to the present. Further to this we (the archaeologists) dont just view and interpret an archaeological site from a historical (or prehistorical) vantage point, we necessarily (and often subconsciously) filter the evidence present through our own life experiences, professional knowledge and socio-cultural factors. Whilst this post could go off on a theoretical tangent here, I will keep it cogent to this point alone: human bodily and skeletal remains are an emotive subject, especially when ...
From 2001 through 2004, states that permitted personal belief exemptions had higher nonmedical exemption rates than states that offered only religious exemptions, and states that easily granted exemptions had higher nonmedical exemption rates in 2002 through 2003 compared with states with medium and difficult exemption processes. The average exemption rate increased an average of 6 percent per year from 1991 to 2004 among states that offered personal belief exemptions. In states that easily granted exemptions, the rate increased 5 percent per year from 1991 to 2004. No statistically significant change was seen in states that offered only religious exemptions or that had medium and difficult exemption processes. However, the researchers also found that easier granting of exemptions was associated with a 53 percent increased incidence of pertussis, and the availability of personal belief exemptions was associated with a 48 percent increased incidence ...
Early Human Culture. Homo habilis Homo rudolphensis Homo erectus Homo ergaster. Evolution of Humans. Homo habilis (ca. 2.5-1.6 mya). Homo habilis was first discovered in 1959 in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. Slideshow 6713844 by norman-benton
HISP-S 411 SPAIN: The Cultural Context (3 credits) ELECTIVE Prerequisite: Completed one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334 A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain. This course is taught in Spanish and carries Culture Studies credit and Arts and Humanities credit. HISP-S 411 #16403 2:30P-3:20P MWF BH 321 STAFF ...
I dont think exemptions have "soared." There are more than last year. But, as you note, vaccination rates really have soared. SB 277 has accomplished what everyone hoped it would. It has also generated much more conversation about vaccines leading many vaccine-hesitant families to begin giving vaccines. I know this last part from personal experience in my practice. 99.5% of kindergartners do not have medical exemptions. Yes, there is clustering. It is a familys privilege to present a case for a medical exemption and a doctors legal right to grant that exemption.. Both the spirit of the law and the letter of law allow for latitude in medical exemptions. Certainly advertising the sale of these papers is very questionable behavior, but private conversations and case-by-case exemptions are what the law demands. Your opinion is interesting, Orac, but its not what the law says. I always enjoy getting your take on this topic, though. The law, however, does not give a "rats posterior" about your ...
Kim Medeiros. As a parent, I completely understand wanting to do everything you possibly can to protect your child from harm. I can remember the many hours I spent researching the latest recommendations regarding the best protection for my own child - from the safest foods to feed to placing a baby on his/her back (not stomach) to sleep. But recently, there has been a rising concern among parents, and that is, choosing to vaccinate their child.. In San Diego County, the percentage of kindergartners with a Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) grew from 1.7 percent to 3.3 percent in 2011. This means that more parents, due to their own personal beliefs, are choosing not to allow their child to receive immunizations. A vast majority of these parents are making their decisions based on the fear that vaccines may cause autism or other disorders.. In recognition of August as National Immunization Awareness Month, First 5 San Diego wants to remind parents that vaccines are the safest and most effective way ...