Category Archives: Viva!

Tornados|CDC

Saber qué hacer cuando ve que se aproxima un tornado o cuando oye las sirenas de advertencia, puede ayudar a protegerlo y a proteger a su familia. Durante un tornado, las personas están en peligro por los vientos extremadamente fuertes y corren el riesgo de ser golpeadas por los objetos que vuelan o caen. Después de que ocurre un tornado, los destrozos restantes ocasionan riesgos adicionales de lesiones. Aunque no haya nada que se pueda hacer para prevenir un tornado, sí hay medidas que puede tomar para proteger su salud y seguridad.

via Tornados|CDC.

CENSORED NEWS: Rage in the Desert: Tantoo Cardinal on Finding Voice

“Rage” is not a word that most filmmakers and film festivals are comfortable with. Tantoo Cardinal was not afraid to use the word “rage” tonight. The Agua Caliente Native American Film Festival was not afraid to present a feature film tonight that centered on rage.

via CENSORED NEWS: Rage in the Desert: Tantoo Cardinal on Finding Voice.

Lawrence, Kansas Works to Develop Urban Farming and Local Food Infrastructure

Home to the University of Kansas and the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas is in the midst of developing a thriving local food and urban agriculture movement.

In 2010, the county formed a Food Policy Council to identify opportunities, challenges and benefits for a sustainable local food system.

Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence, serves on the Council with 24 others, including farmers, representatives from food retail establishments, Kansas State University Extension, Lawrence Public Schools, the Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market and the Douglas County Health Department.

Horn is especially proud of one of the Council’s initiatives, the Common Ground Program in Lawrence, which began in 2012. Its objective is to transform “food deserts” and other underutilized land, often located in low-income areas, into food production plots.

via Lawrence, Kansas Works to Develop Urban Farming and Local Food Infrastructure.

Oscar winner to speak at Miami University | www.journal-news.com

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis will present the keynote address at Miami University’s inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium at 5 p.m. April 3 in the Pavilion of the new Armstrong Student Center.

The symposium has a theme of “Making our Mark” and is intended to inspire and empower women to leave their mark on the world through leadership and giving back, according to a news release from the university.

Davis’ lecture is free and open to the general public, but advance ticket reservations are required. Tickets will be available through Miami’s box office in early March.

via Oscar winner to speak at Miami University | www.journal-news.com.

Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle!

Calling all Atkins, Paleo, and standard American diet eaters — listen up! ‘More animal protein’ does not mean ‘more health and happiness.’ According to a study published Tuesday in Cell Metabolism, people who consume lots of animal protein in their middle years should instead expect it to mean ‘more cancer, diabetes, and premature mortality.’

via Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle!.

America Is Ready to Elect Its Fourth-Most-Popular Recent First Lady as President – The Wire

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Two new polls tossed onto the already putrefying pile of 2016 surveys offer good news for Hillary Clinton. A majority of Americans want her to run in 2016 and most people don’t see her gender or husband as disqualifying. Hell, nearly a fifth of people under the age of 30 think Clinton’s not even 50 years old. Good news all around.

via America Is Ready to Elect Its Fourth-Most-Popular Recent First Lady as President – The Wire.

FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter

Good news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to folks of all ages.

Until now, a sweetheart deal had given the pharmaceutical company that makes the brand name version, Plan B, exclusive rights to sell their product without age restrictions, while generic versions were available only to those over 17 and remained behind the pharmacy counter. Now that all products can be side-by-side on the shelf, the generic versions, which typically cost less, will hopefully drive down the price overall.

Of course, this is EC we’re talking about, so obviously some confusion must remain. For now, while young women should be able to purchase them no problem, generic versions must include a label saying they are intended for “women 17 years of age or older.” Given that the complicated battle to get EC over the counter has left the public–including, most unfortunately, many pharmacists themselves–confused about the rules, this labeling probably won’t help.

via FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter.

Wild beavers seen in England for first time in centuries | Environment | theguardian.com

A family of wild beavers has been seen in the England countryside in what is believed to be the first sighting of its kind in up to 500 years.

Three European beavers (Castor fiber), believed to be adults, have been filmed together on the River Otter in east Devon and can be seen gnawing at the base of trees, grooming themselves and playing together.

Experts said the sighting was “highly significant” as it strongly suggested a small breeding population of beavers now existed outside captivity.

via Wild beavers seen in England for first time in centuries | Environment | theguardian.com.

wild’n’whole: Soul lessons from my surf board

#5: Surrender to and respect Mother Nature

Surfing demands you cultivate the closest connection and deepest respect for Mother Nature. Playing in the face a force like that, that is so life giving and yet so fierce, will change your perspective on the interconnectivity and balance of all things. After that you understand that we alone cannot possibly hold all the power over what happens. So you learn to listen to what life has to reveal to you and follow the path of least resistance in order to discover the path that was intended for you.

You don’t surf for your own glory, you surf because you’re caught up in a great act of nature. You learn there is just no value in forcing. It’s the deepest surrender that gives you the sweetest sense of who you really are. Surfers hand themselves over to the ocean every time they step in the water.

via wild’n’whole: Soul lessons from my surf board.