Monday, July 20, 2015

How blood group O protects against malaria

"It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. Now a team of Scandinavian scientists explains the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O provides, and suggest that the selective pressure imposed by malaria may contribute to the variable global distribution of ABO blood groups in the human population." Read the article: How blood group O protects against malaria - Science Daily, March 9, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

John Leguizamo

House of Buggin' - Job Interview With The Vampire
House of Buggin' - Cosmic Ranger Audition

House of Buggin' - Alcohol - It Does a Body In

Spic O Rama - My White Brother

Spic O Rama - Ivan

Thursday, July 16, 2015

FAO Schwarz to Close Its Doors Tonight

They had the best selection of specialty Barbie dolls and fashion, and of course, so much more. From TIME: "The store, which first opened in New York in 1870, has been at its current 5th Avenue and 58th street location for nearly three decades, and will be replaced by none other than Apple." FAO Schwarz to Close Its Doors Tonight by Katy Osborn, July 15, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

F.A.A. to Drop Donald Trump-Related Navigation Codes

From The New York Times: "Three navigation coordination points above Palm Beach International Airport that had been named in honor of Donald J. Trump will be renamed, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.

"“In general, the F.A.A. chooses names that are noncontroversial,” said an agency spokeswoman, Laura Brown.

"A growing number of businesses have been severing ties with Mr. Trump since the Republican presidential candidate made derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants in a campaign speech." Read the article: F.A.A. to Drop Donald Trump-Related Navigation Codes by Karen Schwartz, July 9, 2015

Added on 7/9 via Business Insider: "Macy's and NBC both ended their respective relationships with the Republican presidential candidate." The FAA is getting rid of Donald Trump references on its maps by Benjamin Zhang

Perfumania, Maker Of Donald Trump Fragrances, Cuts Ties With Mogul by Claire O'Connor, Forbes

Calvin Klein ads

From fashionphantasmagoria: "...Unlike other male targeted advertising in contemporary society, Calvin Klein’s aesthetic focuses on complimenting the beauty of the human physic rather than exploiting it in an eroticised manner. On the other hand, Tom Ford’s advertisement for men’s cologne objectifies the female body in a highly sexualised approach in order to target men. While both Klein and Ford use heterosexual stereotypical traits to gain attention from men, their brand identity differs entirely according to their associations through advertising." Read the article: Keep It Simple Stupid by Torinnez, Sept. 22, 2014

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trump officially files to run for president

Image via The Des Moines Register

Image via The Economist

Via The Hill: ""Trump also alluded to the idea that one of his main reasons for running was to have the FEC independently certify his wealth.

""I'm a private company, so nobody knows what I'm worth. And the one thing is that when you run, you have to announce and certify to all sorts of governmental authorities your net worth," he said last Tuesday, adding that he's seen a lot of television pundits say he'd never run because he's probably not as successful as he says he is.

""So I said to myself, you know, nobody's ever going to know unless I run, because I'm really proud of my success. I really am," Trump said.

"It's normal for candidates not to file immediately after their announcements. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) filed his paperwork on June 19, exactly 15 days after he announced a bid. On the other hand, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who announced just one day before Trump, filed his paperwork that same day." Read the article: Trump officially files to run for president by Ben Kamisar, June 22, 2015 The Hill

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Don’t Go to Music School

Don’t Go to Music School by Bert Stratton, June 12, 2015 The New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Symptoms of Vitamin B Deficiency

"Psychological problems such as dementia, paranoia, depression, and behavioral problems can result from a vitamin B12 deficiency. Neurological damage sometimes cannot be reversed." Read the article: The Symptoms of Vitamin B Deficiencyby David Heitz, Published on August 14, 2014 Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA on August 14, 2014

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Jungian Archetypes

Image: Kathryn Morgan and Seth Orza in Romeo and Juliet

Jung's archetypes: Which one are you? :-)

From Wikipedia: "Jung's writings have been studied by people of many backgrounds and interests, including theologians, people from the humanities, and mythologists. Jung often seemed to seek to make contributions to various fields, but he was mostly a practicing psychiatrist, involved during his whole career in treating patients." Read more about Analytical Psychology and Psychological Types.