Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 23

Cliff Jumping: The Effects of Danger and Safety Reliance on Depth of Friendship

This is an imaginary experiment I came up with for a graduate school class. It  deals with the lack of danger, and hence lack of opportunities in modern society to form deep bonds..   Cliff Jumping: The Effects of Danger and Safety Reliance on Depth of Friendship    ABSTRACT This study examined the effects of danger …

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Oct 15

If You Could Have Any Wish in the World Granted, What Would it Be?

*The following story is my adaptation of a buddhist tale of the thai forest tradition Five kids were playing in the woods. Picking up sticks, throwing rocks, looking at flowers and pretending they were Indians. All of a sudden a little man in a green coat bounded out from behind some bushes. Startled at the …

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Oct 08

Tribal Men Steal Food From Pack of Lions *Video*

Video Breakdown: 0:05- Rikita: “My heart is pounding, my body is tense”. This is how people in modern day describe things like speaking in public and watching horror films. Not taking food from 15 wild lions! Rikita is 65 years old by the way. Not in bad shape for a senior citizen eh? 0:35- “They …

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Oct 03

Stress Check App For Your Phone

I just downloaded a pretty cool app called Stress Check by Azumio. This app measures your levels of stress by taking what is called a Heart Rate Variability measurement. By putting your finger near the lens of your phone, the app is able to measure your heart beat. Physiological stress levels are then calculated by …

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Oct 02

People With Down Syndrome Are Happier Than Normal People

If you wanted to be born into an ideal situation to live a happy life, would you rather be born A) Good looking, intelligent and to a wealthy family or B) With mental retardation, stunted growth and a slew of abnormal facial characteristics advertising that you have down syndrome? I’m sure it took you all …

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Oct 02

A Day in the Life of the Hunter-Gatherer Typee Islanders

Today Herman Melville is best known as the author of the literary classic “Moby Dick.” During his life, however, he was known as the man who lived amongst the cannibals. Melville was filled with wanderlust and an independent streak from a young age. Wanting to be free of family support and make a life for …

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