How I Wish the Homosexuality Debate Would Go Just once, I’d like to see a TV interview go more like this: Host: You are a Christian pastor, and you say you believe the Bible, which means you are supposed to love all people. Pastor: That’s right. Host: But it appears to me that you and your church take a rather unloving position when it comes to gay people. Pastor: Of course. Host: But you said there, “We’re a place for sinners.” Pastor: Yes, I do. Host: So how do you reconcile the command to love all people with a position on homosexuality that some would say is radically intolerant? Pastor: (smiling) If you think my position on homosexuality is radical, just wait until you hear what else I believe! Host: But Jesus didn’t condemn homosexuality outright, did He? Pastor: He didn’t have to. Host: You say he condemned adultery, but he chose not to condemn the woman caught in adultery. Pastor: That’s right, but He did tell her to “go and sin no more.” Pastor: Who am I? Host: But you are judging. Pastor: I’m not singling out gay people.
How to Develop Gratitude for Mindfulness Gratitude is considered by some as the greatest of all emotions that can be cultivated for mindfulness. Recent studies are beginning to show that gratitude has a unique relationship with wellbeing, and can explain aspects of wellbeing that other personality traits cannot. An attitude of gratitude goes hand in hand with mindfulness. You’re grateful when you’re aware of what you do have rather than what you don’t. The effect of this is an opening of the heart. Gratitude is a skill that you can develop. Think of something you’re ungrateful for.Perhaps you’re ungrateful in your job, a relationship, or your place of residence.Now think of all the things that are good about it. When someone has hurt you, or you’ve done something wrong, you have a conflict in your mind. Try this approach to begin allowing in forgiveness: Understand that hating someone else doesn’t actually hurt that person at all.List all the beneficial things that have emerged from a situation.
Legal Gender Studies - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft - Universität Hamburg Mit den neu eingeführten Legal Gender Studies werden Lehre und Forschung der Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft um eine wesentliche Perspektive ergänzt. Im Folgenden finden Sie Veranstaltungen, Lehrangebote, Publikationen und weiterführende Links. Die Seite ist stetig im Aufbau, über Anregungen und Ergänzungen freue ich mich. Aktuelle Veranstaltungen finden sich unter www.legal-gender-studies.de! Gender Studies in Hamburg und Genderzertifikat Das Lehrveranstaltungstableau für die Gender Studies der Hamburger Hochschulen finden Sie hier. Studientag "Geschlechterperspektiven in Strafrechtswissenschaften und Kriminologie" Nicht zuletzt auf Grund ihrer Nähe zu den Sozialrechtswissenschaften haben sich die Strafrechtswissenschaften im Schnittfeld zur Kriminologie bereits früh für Fragen der Geschlechterforschung geöffnet. Termin: Freitag, 15.11.2013, 9-18 Uhr Programm: Kurzversion und ausführlichere Fassung Die Vorlesung findet als Blockveranstaltung jeweils ganztägig an drei Terminen statt. Am 26.
Learn to Coupon: The System 3. Getting Organized The easiest method to getting the best deals is to have a library of inserts saved up. Best Option: Accordion File Method Not as pretty as the binder method, but very time efficient! On Southern Savers we will tell you next to every coupon the exact insert to go and find it in. Gotta Try It? Organizing Other Coupons You'll always end up with cut coupons you didn't use or coupons you found in the store. Learn more about coupons and where to get them
The NFL Would Never Let This Ad Air On The Super Bowl, So We're Gonna Show You It. It's Important. The NFL's rules for the Super Bowl ads state that no activism ads are allowed. The NFL is also notorious for protecting its brand. While this commercial wasn't submitted to the Super Bowl for consideration, you can see clearly why they never would allow it to air, which is why Change the Mascot timed the release for the Super Bowl. Which brings me to the R-word. Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over : Shots - Health News People drew maps of body locations where they feel basic emotions (top row) and more complex ones (bottom row). Hot colors show regions that people say are stimulated during the emotion. Cool colors indicate deactivated areas. Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen. toggle caption Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen. People drew maps of body locations where they feel basic emotions (top row) and more complex ones (bottom row). Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen. Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Where did you feel the love? When a team of scientists in Finland asked people to map out where they felt different emotions on their bodies, they found that the results were surprisingly consistent, even across cultures. The scientists hope these body emoticons may one day help psychologists diagnose or treat mood disorders.
A Man’s Guide to Black Tie: How To Wear A Tuxedo Nothing makes a man feel as sharp and debonair (and makes the ladies swoon) as when donning a tuxedo. Unfortunately, “black tie” is an often misunderstood dress code, leading men to end up looking more like Lloyd and Harry in Dumb and Dumber than 007. You can thank rental outlets and high school proms for a lot of the misconceptions. When you’re in the business of renting tuxedos, you want people to believe that they are appropriate for all kinds of events, and that means they can sometimes be turned into a novelty item. Fun for the whole family and good for some laughs, no doubt — but it’s certainly not the refined elegance needed for a true black tie event. While seeing “Black Tie” on an event invitation can be intimidating, the good news is that getting black tie right isn’t hard! In fact, the strictness of the dress code makes it one of the easiest outfits you’ll ever plan. Black Tie Basics First, a few things you need to know about black tie attire: 1. 2. 3. The Tuxedo Jacket The Trousers
Michelle Cottier/ Josef Estermann/ Michael Wrase (Hg.): Wie wirkt Recht? — Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft Ausgewählte Beiträge zum ersten gemeinsamen Kongress der deutschsprachigen Rechtssoziologie-Vereinigungen an der Universität Luzern 2008, im Originaldruck erschienen 2010 beim Nomos-Verlag Baden-Baden Buchumschlag Buchcover Nomos Inhaltsverzeichnis Das Inhaltsverzeichnis Einleitung „Wie wirkt Recht? Hubert Rottleuthner und Margret Rottleuthner-Lutter: Recht und Kausalität Nach einer Klärung von Grundbegriffen der rechtssoziologischen Effektivitätsforschung werden, ausgehend von einem instrumentellen Rechtsverständnis, drei Modelle des Verhältnisses von Rechtsnormen und deren Befolgung unterschieden (Ursache – Wirkung, Befehl – Gehorsam, Angebotsnormen und deren Gebrauch). ... Inga Markovits: Rechtssoziologie für Außenseiter Erhard Blankenburg: Europäische Justizindikatoren: Budgets der Justiz, Richter und Rechtsanwälte Bedingung der Mitgliedschaft in der Europäischen Union ist ein gemeinsamer Standard der Rechtsstaatlichkeit. Klaus F. Doris Mathilde Lucke: Was weiß Recht? Klaus F. 1. Flyer Nomos
DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat. You’ll need:2 colors of embroidery flossscissorstape or clipboard Creating a heart pattern involves just a simple modification to the chevron patterned friendship bracelet. Separate the threads into 2 sets, 2 of each color on each side. Start on the left side with the outermost strand (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Continue knotting over each color, towards the right, until the outermost color has carried over to the middle. Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle.
A village of 70 folks might have the secret to living sustainably. Igiugig, Alaska. Population: 70. Yes, 70. Also known as Igyaraq in the Central Alaskan Yup'ik language, Igiugig is a city that is going down an incredible path I hope more cities will follow. What does that mean? They grow their own food — basil, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, you name it. In short: Igiugig relies on locally grown food and local energy sources. They don't rely on supermarkets, energy companies, or any external entities to survive. Seriously, what can't they do? Well, funny question... As awesome as they are, the Igiugig residents still face a lot of obstacles that are out of their control. They're not superhuman, and there are forces much stronger than them affecting the land they live on. Still, they should be an inspiration for the future. "I felt like I had the greatest childhood here in Igiugig. But it's a VILLAGE of 70 people. So, as you watch the video, ask yourself, "Why don't we try to give this a shot?"
The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature. Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. Some of the experiments psychologists have conducted over the years reveal things about the way we humans think and behave that we might not want to embrace, but which can at least help keep us humble. That's something. 1. The Robbers Cave Experiment is a classic social psychology experiment conducted with two groups of 11-year old boys at a state park in Oklahoma, and demonstrates just how easily an exclusive group identity is adopted and how quickly the group can degenerate into prejudice and antagonism toward outsiders. Researcher Muzafer Sherif actually conducted a series of 3 experiments. 2. The prisoners rebelled on the second day, and the reaction of the guards was swift and brutal. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
The Power of Habit: Make & Break Habits with the Habit Loop For better or for worse, our habits shape us. A good habit is a strong ally in our journey to becoming the men we want to be, while a bad habit acts like a millstone around our necks. (Want to know why? Read this Manvotional.) Fortunately for me, a book was published earlier this year that highlights the latest research by psychologists and neuroscientists on the science of habit formation. Below, we take a look at the science of habits and how we can hack the Habit Loop in our lives to break bad habits and make better ones. Our Brain on Habits Just beneath our gray and squiggly cerebral cortex sits a small piece of neural tissue called the basal ganglia. The inspiration came after researchers noticed that mice with injured basal ganglia developed problems with learning how to run through mazes. During the first maze runs, mental activity in the mice’s cerebral cortex was high. The Habit Loop Cue. When something is a habit, our brain strongly associates certain Cues with certain Rewards.