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Life without men

Posted 07-09-2009 at 12:08 PM by deebeelicious

Life without men

It's amazing what stem cell research will produce.

Here's an article from bbc news, and some quotes which I found amusing ...
https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8142104.stm

"Women have always known that men are a bit of a waste of space Now British scientists have proved how unnecessary blokes truly are by creating the first human sperm from stem cells. And as if that's not a big enough problem for fellas everywhere, the expert behind
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Learning to be successful

Posted 04-01-2009 at 10:05 AM by deebeelicious
Updated 04-01-2009 at 10:09 AM by deebeelicious

I read this article, and have been meaning to mention it for awhile, but been too busy ...

https://www.newscientist.com/article/...html?full=true

The article describes 2 types of outlook that people can have, a 'fixed' mindset and a 'growth' mindset. The author explains how to encourage a child to develop a growth mindset which is more likely to lead to success. But I don't think it's just...
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Good Friends

Posted 02-18-2009 at 03:55 AM by deebeelicious
Updated 02-18-2009 at 04:01 AM by deebeelicious

"What is a good friend? We can easily find a definition of the word 'friend' in the dictionary, but I would like to think about it in Buddhist terms. Nichiren Daishonin states,
"Therefore, the best way to attain Buddhahood is to encounter a good friend. How far can our own wisdom take us?
... In Nichiren Buddhism, the term 'friend' is translated from the Japanese Chi Shiki which literally means 'knowledge'. ... Traditionally, Buddhism was transmitted not by documents or books but...
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Macrobiotic Morals - An ethical lifestyle Choice

Posted 12-18-2008 at 05:49 AM by deebeelicious

Macrobiotic Morals - An ethical lifestyle Choice

I recently had a brief chat with someone who has been a follower of the grain for many years. When I said that part of the reason I tried the macrobiotic diet was that I already try to eat organically and live sustainably, he said that macrobiotics wasn't about that, which surprised me.
We had other things to talk about so we left it, and I've been thinking about that brief conversation since.

Surely everyone understands...
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An Autobiographical Odyssey - or - From Dirk to Dirk

Posted 08-08-2008 at 06:44 AM by deebeelicious

Well I finally got round to finishing my 2nd blog entry. As I promised in my first blog, I'd describe myself a bit in my 2nd blog, and I'll follow my policy of keeping it Dirk-related too! Alas it's a bit long, so grab yourself a coffee before tackling this one!
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An Autobiographical Odyssey - or - From Dirk to Dirk

The first adult autobiography I recall reading was on a wet, rainy lunchtime in my school's library. Thinking back,...
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