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Archive for May, 2011

THE NEW GERM THEORY OF DISEASE: STAYING HOME

If sufficient information about the evolution of harmfulness is known and acted on, this approach could eventually lead to pathogens so mild we hardly notice the disease they cause. Imagine the effect of a simple change in our health ethic. What if people were encouraged to stay home if they or a family member were […]

EATING DISORDERS: THE MIXED MESSAGES OF OUR MEDIA – A HUNDRED YEARS OF HATING OUR BODIES

When did the obsession with slimness start? Peter N. Stearns, author of Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West, has studied the history of dieting in Western nations and traces it to the 1890s, when fashion began to dictate the desirability of slenderness (although the meaning of “slim” then would seem heavy by […]

IDEAL MARRIAGE: ROMANTIC LOVE – UNDERSTANDING OF THE FRAILTIES OF HUMAN NATURE

Those who truly love one another have infinite faith in the durability of their love, and this faith itself contributes to its own realization. An intelligent and genuinely romantic husband and wife will wish each other to have the same freedom of association and action in marriage as before it, and no amount of conviviality […]