In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut.
"A mechanized voice?"
One of the more well-known Mel Brooks quips is his statement, in reference to his birth, that "we were so poor, my mother couldn't afford to have me; the lady next door gave birth to me." While obviously fabricated, the story is worthy of note, as it illustrates Brooks' self-deprecatory Jewish humor and his way of transforming a childhood of deep adversity into fodder for comedy.
Ted Bundy was the man who defined the term "serial killer". Until his murderous rampage that spanned almost decades, law enforcement had never encountered such an elusive killer. Having experienced his first kill at age 14, he would go on to murder at least 36 young women, his last victim a 12-year-old grade school girl named Kimberly Leach - the crime for which he was sentenced to death in the electric chair.
Our day-to-day experiences over the past decade have taught us that there must be limits to our tremendous appetite for energy, natural resources, and consumer goods. Even utility and oil companies now promote conservation in the face of demands for dwindling energy reserves. And for years some biologists have warned us of the direct correlation between scarcity and population growth.
Dr. Russell Wilder designed the ketogenic diet in the mid-1920s at the Mayo Clinic. The diet is a combination of a high amount of fat, sufficient protein, and low carbohydrate intake. The main goal of the ketogenic diet is to force your body into a ketosis state, so that your body burns fat as the main source of energy. Effective weight loss, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and increased energy are some of the benefits of this popular diet.
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Most normal people are shocked and become deeply affected once they find that someone has killed another individual, especially if it is a close friend or a relative. And so, the search for justice comes down, and when a suspect is tried and convicted, oftentimes they will plea for forgiveness, and throw themselves at the mercy of the court.
Ottis Toole, born at the bottom of the gene pool, retarded and illiterate, had been out of control since early childhood. A severely drug-dependent individual as well as an arsonist, murderer, rapist, and cannibal, he was unsafe under any conditions outside of a secure prison, and perhaps unsafe there. To him, life itself was so unmeaning, and the distinction between living and dead people so blurred, that killing another human being was no more than swatting an annoying fly.
The more you know about Bernie, the more you will love him. "I think there may be some symbolism here," Sanders said. "That bird is really a dove asking us for world peace. No more wars." Out of all of the presidential candidates, only Bernie was invited to meet with Pope Francis in Rome on April 15, 2016. Interestingly, just as Pope Francis is fondly called the "People's Pope," many future voters are calling Bernie Sanders the "People's Candidate."
Henry Marsh was a neurosurgeon. As with any human, he made his share of mistakes in his life. It is the darker points of his life and career that are the center of his memoir, aptly titled Do No Harm.
Echolocation, impressive feats of strength? Although seemingly impossible, there are people who already have these abilities, which they acquired through diligent study and years of training. The human mind is an incredible thing. It can adapt to environmental and physical changes. In extreme cases when the body is subjected to horrific living conditions or accidents, the brain rewires everything at cellular level - a form of micro-evolution or mutation born out of need.
What if God had given all the secrets to success when you had reached the age of five? What if one book can challenge the very foundation of society of what exists today? You would fail to believe that all the enlightenment shown by great/wise teachers who are old and have long beards was already in you before you entered school. All the time you ever wasted running after people and books was already there in you. I don't intend to be your guru by revealing my true identity but someone who just opens your eyes.
The book is essentially a breakdown of how society is like a cult in so many different ways - nationalism, religion, pop culture, scientific materialism, and even most alternatives. Then I explore some of the ways we can possibly create a "postcultoid" society - as an individual, through political and economic alternatives and through updated versions of spiritual traditions such as Taoism, hermeticism, and the "middle path" that is recognized by so many philosophers and spiritual teachers.