Day: August 16, 2011

What is Business Waiting For?

Courtesy: NY Times Op-Ed Columnist Published: August 15, 2011 By JOE NOCERA When the German economy turned south after the 2008 financial crisis, the pain was mitigated by a program known as “Kurzarbeit.” The word means short work. Instead of laying off workers, German companies cut back their hours. The […]

Stress Can Affect Future Offspring

Source: Science Daily Rats exposed to stress during early development inherit the effects of that stress to their offspring, largely expressed in behavior impairments but also characteristics of resilience, shows a new study from the University of Haifa, published in the journal Developmental Psychobiology. Providing environmental enrichment to the future mother […]

Criticism from within: Curious Justice in Banten

Jakarta Globe: Almost exactly one year ago, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the following on the occasion of Independence Day: “I want to underline the importance of maintaining and strengthening our brotherhood, harmony and tolerance as a nation… In everyday life, we still find cases that don’t reflect the harmony, tolerance and mutual respect […]

The secular cost of infidelity

Editor’s comments: There is a testimony of many in Alcohol Anonymous that only a belief in a superpower could prevent them from relapsing. When temptations are strong, be it romance, sex or any addiction, only spirituality can save and sustain a person. Agnosticism just does not cut it! On a […]