Day: March 26, 2012

Muslim open house educates public in Paris

Source: Paris Star – Prejudice can be viewed as part ignorance and part fear. That was Meredith Swanson’s belief as she approached the County of Brant Public Library in Paris on Saturday afternoon to ask some questions and educate herself on the Islam religion. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of […]

The Moral of the story is. . .

A man asked his wife what she’d like for her 40th birthday. “I’d love to be six again,” she replied. On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day! He put her on every […]

10 ways a little bit of writing can solve all your problems:

Source: Barking up the wrong tree   Writing has been shown to help people: Feel happier. Lose weight. Get over a break-up. Improve memory and increase learning. Get a job. Speed healing. Strengthen relationships. Follow through with their goals. Get over the past. Reduce worrying and increase performance. Don’t like writing? How about a little more reading? It can: Treat loneliness. Make […]

Anxiety Boosts Sense of Smell

ScienceDaily (Mar. 22, 2012) — Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth Krusemark and Wen Li from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. In animals, the sense of smell is an essential tool to […]

Atheists, please read my heathen manifesto | Julian Baggini

Sunday 25 March 2012 Source: http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/commentisfree/2012/mar/25/atheists-please-read-heathen-manifesto Atheists are too often portrayed as bishop-bashing extremists and any meaningful debate with the religious becomes impossible. How can this be remedied? At the Guardian Open Weekend, Julian Baggini presented his 12 rules for heathens In recent years, we atheists have become more confident […]