Re: Re: What is America's biggest challenge?
I agree. America (and the rest of the 1st world) need to show clear leadership to bring the rest of the world to the human rights and freedoms and proseperity we regard as aspirational. The current situation where the "coalition of the willing" has been unable to enforce its will (straining resources militarily and finacially) on several small countries on the opposite side of the world shows that the current approach is not working - America had great sympathy after 7/11 but now in much of the world it is being postioned as the enemy - as bad as what if struggles against, and being simply self centred.
American leaders have shown great foresight,leadership and generosity in the past to good effect - think of America's leadership on the treatment of Germany at the end of WWII and how well that has worked
Bizzarely the Climate Change crisis might provide an opportunity for America to lead again
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
No, depression is not just a type of 'affluenza' – poor people in conflict zones are more likely candidates
- Often seen as typical of rich societies, depression is actually more prevalent in poor, conflict-ridden countries
- More than one in five Afghans is clinically depressed – a sad world record
- But are North Koreans really the world's 'fourth least depressed' people?
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
Two new studies say yes. Unfortunately, each claims a different time.
- Research at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences declares evening to be the best time for an exercise session.
- Not so fast, says a new study at UC Irvine, which replies that late morning is the optimal workout time.
- Both studies involved mice on treadmills and measured different markers to produce their results.
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