Tetrapharmakos The Tetrapharmakos (τετραφάρμακος) "four-part remedy" is a summary of the first four of the Κύριαι Δόξαι (Kuriai Doxai, the forty Epicurean Principal Doctrines given by Diogenes Laertius in his Life of Epicurus) in Epicureanism, a recipe for leading the happiest possible life. They are recommendations to avoid anxiety or existential dread. The four-part cure As expressed by Philodemos, and preserved in a Herculaneum Papyrus (1005, 4.9–14), the tetrapharmakos reads: This is a summary of the first four of the forty Epicurean Principal Doctrines (Sovran Maxims) given by Diogenes Laertius, which in the translation by Robert Drew Hicks (1925) read as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. Don't fear god In Hellenistic religion, the gods were conceived as hypothetical beings in a perpetual state of bliss, indestructible entities that are completely invulnerable. Don't worry about death As D. What is good is easy to get What is terrible is easy to endure References and notes
Free Hugs Campaign Juan Mann, who started the Free Hugs movement, seen at Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, Australia, 2006 Over 300 medical students, gave more than 30,000 free hugs in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, at Corpus Christi mass on May 30th, 2013 promoted by SEAS DOM 'FREE HUGS' well received in Chile. A student group part of 'FREE HUGS' Chile The Free Hugs Campaign is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. The hugs are meant to be random acts of kindness - selfless acts performed just to make others feel better. The campaign in its present form was started in 2004 by an Australian man known only by the pseudonym "Juan Mann". The campaign became famous internationally in 2006 as the result of a music video on YouTube by the Australian band Sick Puppies, which has been viewed over 74 million times. History Mann carried the now iconic "FREE HUGS" sign from the outset. On December 25, 2007, Juan Mann published an e-book as a free download.
The 9 Epiphanies That Shifted My Perspective Forever - Global One TV - StumbleUpon By David Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life. It wasn’t the world (and its people) that changed really, it was how I thought of it. Maybe you’ve had some of the same insights. 1. The first time I heard somebody say that, I didn’t like the sound of it one bit. I see quite clearly now that life is nothing but passing experiences, and my thoughts are just one more category of things I experience. If you can observe your thoughts just like you can observe other objects, who’sdoing the observing? 2. Of course! 3. 4. 5. Yikes. 6. 7. 8. 9.
5 Ridiculous Sex Myths Everyone Believes What do you know about sex? Surely there aren't many of you who would answer "nothing." Even if you're the most inexperienced or inept lover of all time (which we've been assured you are), you at least have some preconceived notions about sex based on the stories and anecdotes and stand-up comedy you've heard over the years. But here's the thing -- even with all of that going for you, the real and correct answer is still probably "nothing." #5. Have you ever watched an episode of The Maury Povich Show that involved paternity tests? "Well, Maury, I know it was Ray Bob because I remember exactly six weeks earlier to the day from when my doctor said I was six weeks pregnant, Ray Bob and I didn't use any protection. Getty"We were celebrating the fact that it was Tuesday." Call her a slut all you want, but you'd have to admit, that logic seems at least sort of valid, right? But Actually ... It turns out these little fuckers are built to last. "Maybe. #4. Getty"You know what? #3.
WCER: About WCER The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university-based education research centers in the world. Under the direction of Robert Mathieu, WCER provides a dynamic environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER portfolio includes research centers and projects that investigate a variety of topics in education. A place for research WCER is home to some 425 faculty, staff, and graduate students who are engaged in more than 100 research projects spanning the full range of education research – including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), English language learning and assessment, social studies and literacy, the learning sciences, education policy, school finance and human resource management, teacher professional development, and value-added modeling. Training tomorrow's researchers Collaborating across disciplines Using technology to facilitate research
Zombies First published Mon Sep 8, 2003; substantive revision Thu Mar 17, 2011 Zombies in philosophy are imaginary creatures used to illuminate problems about consciousness and its relation to the physical world. Unlike those in films or witchraft, they are exactly like us in all physical respects but without conscious experiences: by definition there is ‘nothing it is like’ to be a zombie. Yet zombies behave just like us, and some even spend a lot of time discussing consciousness. Few people think zombies actually exist. 1. Descartes held that non-human animals are automata: their behavior is wholly explicable in terms of physical mechanisms. In the nineteenth century scientists began to think that physics was capable of explaining all physical events that were explicable at all. it ought to be quite credible that the constitution and course of nature would be otherwise just the same as it is if there were not and never had been any experiencing individuals. 2. 3. Zombies are conceivable. 4.
Stripping Down for Alter-Globalization - European Social Forum Protest Now this is what a real naked protest looks like: no clothes. Well, almost. You have to count out one pair of socks, but it’s much more worthy of the title than those half-arsed efforts with undies-wearing anti-KFC impostors. I mean, if you’re gonna do it, do it right and go all for it! So what’s all the fuss about? So what about our guy? Yeah, I am sure the police were absolutely terrified… 40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind - StumbleUpon Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. April 13, 2012 In "Aspirations" 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer. August 5, 2015 In "Happiness" 25 Photo-Illustrated Reminders to Help You Find Happiness Happiness is the highest level of success.
How to Make Google Translate Beatbox | Geekosystem - StumbleUpon Not sure if this falls in the category of Easter Egg or clever manipulation, but either way, there go our afternoons: Redditor harrichr has devised a scheme for turning Google Translate into a makeshift beatbox machine. 1) Go to  Google Translate2) Set the translator to translate German to German3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch4) Click “listen”5) Be amazed :) For the lazy, just click this link and it’ll be done for you. There’s nothing magical about this particular sequence, and there’s tons of room for experimentation: In German, anyway, “pv” and “zk” make complementary breathy sounds and clicks, respectively. Update: Hacker News reader iamdave has come up with a pretty comprehensive Google Translate beatboxing guide: (Reddit via Create Digital Music)
The Green Children Foundation Evolution is a Fact and a Theory Copyright © 1993-2002 [Last Update: January 22, 1993] hen non-biologists talk about biological evolution they often confuse two different aspects of the definition. On the one hand there is the question of whether or not modern organisms have evolved from older ancestral organisms or whether modern species are continuing to change over time. On the other hand there are questions about the mechanism of the observed changes... how did evolution occur? Biologists consider the existence of biological evolution to be a fact. In the American vernacular, "theory" often means "imperfect fact"--part of a hierarchy of confidence running downhill from fact to theory to hypothesis to guess. Gould is stating the prevailing view of the scientific community. Let me try to make crystal clear what is established beyond reasonable doubt, and what needs further study, about evolution. Also: Today, nearly all biologists acknowledge that evolution is a fact.
Naked Protesting - Hot 'Chicks' Battle KFC in Australia PETA has been leading the “naked” protesting” trend in a series of nonviolent (and eye-pleasing) protests involving hot women and men getting naked to draw public attention to pressing issues of animal cruelty—bull fighting, live export, and factory farming. Their most recent campaign targets the poultry giant KFC, which retails an estimated 736 million chickens annually (NYT). PETA has been successful in the past, raising awareness about the unethical treatment of cattle by McDonalds and Burger King chains. The KFC boycott targets the enormous factory farming operation required to produce and process 1,400 ‘CPM’ (chickens per minute). Animals are tightly caged, fed a host of hormones and antibiotics to deal with the rampant disease in such enclosed environments, and then machine-slaughtered. The latest protest this summer in Sydney resulted in the arrest of three caged women holding signs reading “Chicks Agree: Boycott KFC.”