The weight of Death
Does death affect your everyday life?
Death is certainly a very scary term to many people. Some don't know whether there is an afterlife, or if they just cease to go on living. I have just a few questions for anyone willing to respond.
Which scares you more, the death of a loved one, or your own death?
Do you fear your own death to the point of not doing certain activities?
Do you live your life as if you might die today?
What scares you the most about death?
Where does your fear of death rank in comparison to your other fears?
Death has just always intrigued me, so I was wondering how other people felt about it. There was a time in my life where I would have liked to have died, but have come to realize to desiring death might not be such a healthy thought process. Anyone's feedback to these questions is appreciated.
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- 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.
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- The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.
- Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
- Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
Lauren Miranda sent a nude selfie to a boyfriend years ago. Somehow one of her students discovered it.
- Math teacher Lauren Miranda was fired from her Long Island school when a topless selfie surfaced.
- Miranda had only shared the photo with her ex-boyfriend, who is also a teacher in the school district.
- She's suing the school for $3 million as well as getting her job back, citing gender discrimination.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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