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Grey is great: why hair is the last bastion of vanity – by Anne Perkins

Grey is great: why hair is the last bastion of vanity

As Hillary Clinton said, hair signifies your hopes and dreams to the world. But now the grey gene has been identified, can we reclaim greyness as part of growing old(er) gracefully?

What dismal news that scientists (scientists!) have found the gene responsible for turning hair grey – or rather, the one that switches off so that hair loses its natural pigment. Of all the areas where those hard and expensively won skills might have been deployed, who cannot see it as a kind of betrayal that they have been devoted to the quest for a cure for greyness?

But then, hair matters, as Hillary Clinton sagely remarked back in 2001. “This is a life lesson my family did not teach me,” she told Yale students back when she was a mere senator. “Wellesley and Yale Law School failed to instil: your hair will send significant messages to those around you. What hopes and dreams you have for the world, but more, what hopes and dreams you have for your hair. Pay attention to your hair, because everyone else will.’’   Continue reading

Lula: ‘The Brazilian Elite Do Not Like Democracy’ – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Brazil Former President Lula da Silva

Brazil’s Former President Lula da Silva (left) – Brasilia – Brazil – April 16, 2016
Photo Credit: Reuters

My heart bleeds for Brazil and the majority working class. Rosaliene.

Brazil’s popular Former President Lula da Silva joined social movement leaders in the capital of Brasilia to denounce efforts to oust his successor.

Source: Lula: ‘The Brazilian Elite Do Not Like Democracy’

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Suicide has to be a polygon….And here is another side – By Ron Persaud

Suicide has to be a polygon….And here is another side

By Ron Persaud

Opinion - commentary -analysis        My earliest context of the word was “high drama”. The adults in my life discussed tragedy in a manner of a ‘perai frenzy’ at the scent of blood in the water. Suicide, occasional to be sure, raised headlines and was the subject of discussion from the market pave to the cake shop which my paternal grandmother  operated.

“Bhajee” must have been a well known personality in Albuoystown; because, when he ‘drank poison’ everyone seemed to remember some event centering  around him and his dog(s).

“Manoo” was a goldsmith; and in this instance, I began to learn about the deadly ‘potash’ and ‘arsenic’. The latter, I heard as “horse nick” – subject for much derision! History was to repeat itself when I proudly labeled a container “Life Salt”. It should have been ‘Lysol’ – of course! Or “Jeyes Fluid”, which you can correctly guess, I heard as “J. S. Fluid”. More derision, at my expense.  Continue reading

How to have sex with the same person for the rest of your life + TED video

How to have sex with the same person for the rest of your life + TED video

In the first of Guardian Family’s ‘How to …’ series, we look at ways to keep things exciting in the bedroom (or at your partner’s place of work) – Saturday 16 April 2016

2 Spending too much time with your partner may be the problem. Do romantic weekends make you feel really unromantic and panicked? Seeing someone all the time is not sexy after the first few months. It leads to something called habituation, which must be avoided at all costs if you want to continue having sex with your partner. Continue reading

US Election 2016: Clinton and Sanders raise the volume in feisty debate – analysis

US Election 2016: Clinton and Sanders raise the volume in feisty debate

From the section US Election 2016 – BBC News

Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) debate during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Tensions have risen between Mr Sanders and Mrs Clinton ahead of the New York primary

The Democratic race has turned increasingly negative in recent days as the candidates traded barbs about their qualifications for the presidency.    Continue reading

Another Side of Suicide: The Strange History of Punishing the Deceased – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Another Side of Suicide: The Strange History of Punishing the Deceased

by Rosaliene Bacchus

 Click to visit the original postMy blogger friend, Dr. Gerald Stein, has posted an interesting summary on the strange history of suicide. Despite religious and other prohibitions to what was once termed “self-murder”, those who sought to end their lives found a way.

  • Would you talk to a casual acquaintance about suicide? Probably not. Such weighty conversations most often occur with someone intimate  — a therapist or close friend. Without such discussion, full knowledge of suicide becomes difficult. Moreover, even those who understand the psychology of suicide are unlikely to know its history. They are unaware, for example, that suicide victims in Europe during the Middle Ages were often punished for the act of self murder.   Continue reading

The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ella Baker says, “You didn’t see me on television; you didn’t see news stories about me, The kind of role I play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization  might come.’

While her most illustrious colleagues were in limelight Baker had fashioned a well-oiled machine as part of the civil rights movement. Baker was the granddaughter of a slave. Her grandmother was whipped for refusing to marry a man that was chosen for her by the slave owner.

Baker’s sense for social justice was sharpened by the stories of her grand-mother about the perils of slavery. She realized that in order to break the chains of dependence she would have to take education seriously.  Continue reading

Sanders’ AIPAC Address: “Too Much War, Killing, Suffering.” – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Sanders’ AIPAC Address: “Too Much War, Killing, Suffering.” – by Rosaliene Bacchus

……. Reblogged from THE ONENESS of HUMANITY:

HAIL KEN CORSBIE – by Dave Martins + videos

HAIL KEN CORSBIE by Dave Martins. Credits Stabroek News,

Ken Corsbie

Ken Corsbie

Since living in Guyana again I have seen first-hand the need for us to hold up our own achievers, to shout about them, not only for the praise that is due but, more pivotally, for the powerful information about our worth that is passed on to the new Guyanese wending their way, here and abroad. While that is clearly a national mission, we should all do our part in promoting the image and today I come in that vein to hold up the name of Ken Corsbie who was honoured two weeks ago in Barbados as the 2016 recipient of the Earl Warner Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading

Think Again Hillary Democrats: 10 Reasons Why She Could Lose this Fall

Think Again Hillary Democrats: 10 Reasons Why She Could Lose this Fall

Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina earlier this month. (Photo: Nathania Johnson/flickr/cc)

The media tells us that Hillary has a lock on the nomination. That news should make her supporters extremely nervous, and not because the prognosticators have been wrong so many times already. All Democrats should worry because her major policy and character flaws could leave us with a Republican president this fall. Here’s why.   Continue reading

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