Angola Bans Islam, Destroys All Mosques, First Country To Do So

Angolan authorities have taken pre-emptive action and decided to ban the Muslim religion, which they consider a cult, NOT a religion. They see what Muslims are doing to non-Muslims, especially in Africa, and are taking steps to prevent the same from happening in Angola. And on Tuesday, November 19, the Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva said. “Regarding Islam, the legalization process has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Therefore all mosques would be closed until further notice. “ It should be noted that the Angolan government has made closing of all mosques a … Continue reading Angola Bans Islam, Destroys All Mosques, First Country To Do So

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Particularly for entrepreneurs, numerous articles talk about critical characteristics of mental strength—tenacity, “grit,” optimism, and an unfailing ability as Forbes contributor David Williams says, to “fail up.” However, we can also define mental strength by identifying the things mentally strong individuals don’t do. Over the weekend, I was impressed by this list compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, that she shared in LifeHack. It impressed me enough I’d also like to … Continue reading Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Zombie Nation – 28% More US Children Taking ADHD Meds

Continued increases in ADHD diagnoses and treatment with medication among US children A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found that an estimated two million more children in the United States (U.S.) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between 2003-04 and 2011-12. One million more U.S. children were taking medication for ADHD between 2003-04 and 2011-12. According to the study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 6.4 million children in the U.S. (11 percent of 4-17 year olds) were reported by their parents to have … Continue reading Zombie Nation – 28% More US Children Taking ADHD Meds

A third of young women feel they ‘cannot cope’

Poll reveals a bleak picture of loneliness, low pay, unhappiness and bouts of mental illness as a generation feels it has no one to turn to Young women today believe they have more job opportunities and a better chance of balancing parenting and a career than their mothers had at the same age, but then, for many, the picture becomes very much bleaker. A third do not believe there will ever be equal pay; a fifth say they have less respect and status in society than their mothers did; almost a third say they are less happy; and two thirds … Continue reading A third of young women feel they ‘cannot cope’

We can send you to jail for objecting to an offence we’ve yet to specify

Lord Munby has an uphill struggle on his hands What an odd country we are, prepared to give record sums for the victims of the Philippines disaster, or to express outrage at the murder of children such as “Baby P”, but oblivious to the scandal whereby thousands of families are torn apart each year for seemingly no good reason by our secret family courts system. The only public figure who appears to acknowledge that the best way to root out the frightening abuses of that system is to open it up to “the glare of publicity” is the man who … Continue reading We can send you to jail for objecting to an offence we’ve yet to specify

Exclusive: The dark side of the Magic Kingdom? Fairytale may be over for Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris launched its Christmas season with a light show that wrapped its castle in wintry images earlier this month. But behind the scenes, there was a far less warm and fuzzy atmosphere. At the end of October, the National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (Unsa), a French confederation of trade unions, wrote to the chief executive of Disneyland Paris demanding an improvement in working conditions following the attempted suicide of a staff member, The Independent can disclose. The incident took place earlier in the month when a worker in the horticulture department tried to kill himself after receiving a … Continue reading Exclusive: The dark side of the Magic Kingdom? Fairytale may be over for Disneyland Paris

UK is the ‘least attractive country in the world’ according to international dating website – for beautiful people only

A midwife from Bournemouth has beaten off international competition from over 45,000 “beautiful people” to feature on a calendar of the world’s most eligible singles. Yet she is a rare shining light for British pride, as in the selection process it emerged that “the least attractive country in the world is the United Kingdom”. Picking the most successful 24 people based on submissions to the BeautifulPeople.com dating website, managing director Greg Hodge said the “stunning men and women” involved were classed as “‘Super Beautiful’ amongst our online community”. Among the other winners were a nuclear engineer from the US Navy, … Continue reading UK is the ‘least attractive country in the world’ according to international dating website – for beautiful people only

Blow by Blow: 10 Politicians Linked to Cocaine

Congressman Trey Radel isn’t the first politician to make headlines from white lines By Tim Dickinson November 22, 2013 11:30 AM ETFreshman Congressman Trey Radel (R-Florida) became the first sitting U.S. representative to be convicted for a cocaine offense this week. The 37-year-old Radel pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession charges, following from his attempt to score about 3.5 grams of coke for $250 from an undercover cop in late October. (Radel had recently voted with Republican colleagues to drug-test food stamp recipients – an irony not lost on minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who remarked, “It’s like, what!?”) Radel, blamed his … Continue reading Blow by Blow: 10 Politicians Linked to Cocaine

On Game Day, Dallas Cowboys Stadium Uses More Energy Than Liberia

On February 3 of this year, during the height of Super Bowl XLVII, the lights went out in the Louisiana Superdome. Players and fans were left in the dark and the game was delayed for more than a half hour. Life without power is a rarity for Americans, something that generally occurs during thunderstorms or heatwaves or in fluky instances like at the Super Bowl. In Africa, though, living without access to power is a reality that faces some 550 million people. President Obama and other world leaders are seeking to change that — Obama launched a new initiative, dubbed … Continue reading On Game Day, Dallas Cowboys Stadium Uses More Energy Than Liberia

Stanford scholar asks: What does the traumatic past mean for our future?

Through an exploration of German, Hebrew and Anglo-American literature, Amir Eshel discovers how literature can help us move beyond historical traumas and look to the future. Images of a post-apocalyptic world are rife in contemporary literature. Written in 2006, The Road by American author Cormac McCarthy depicts a nearly decimated planet Earth. The probable end of mankind is described in great detail in P. D. James’ 1992 dystopian novel The Children of Men. These and numerous other fictional representations published after 1989 and the breakup of the Soviet Union often portray a bleak future with little hope for mankind. But … Continue reading Stanford scholar asks: What does the traumatic past mean for our future?