Food is, of course, vital for anyone to thrive and live a healthy, balanced life. But, what would happen to you if you completely stopped eating? AsapSCIENCE provides us with some interesting, sometimes unexpected insight on the biochemical processes that would occur in our bodies.
Over ten million Americans live with colorblindness, but if Drs. Maureen and Jay Neitz have their way, that number will fall dramatically — and soon. In 1999, the University of Washington researchers…
“No matter how much money I make or how powerful I get, I can’t buy time. I don’t have that long to spend with people I love. And I’m not going to be at my f****** keyboard at 9PM on Friday night because there’s no life there.”
This is what Ryan Carson, the CEO of Treehouse–an online school that offers adult students courses in web, mobile, and business development–has to say about the average time we spend in an office. Carson uses a four-day workweek at Treehouse, stressing the significance of reducing time in the workplace and the perks of a more flexible schedule. Carson believes that a 32-hour workweek doesn’t only lead to an overall more productive work environment, but allows one to live a more balanced life.
“We’re just normal people…I just feel I’m safer with my own kind.”
That’s what Deborah Henderson had to say when recently interviewed by The New York Times about her partner’s efforts to establish a whites-only town in the United States.
In 2013, Kynan Dutton moved his family to Leith, North Dakota with one goal: transforming the tiny town into an all-white enclave.
Times producers Micheal Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker visited Dutton to enter the headspace of a modern white separatist who “risked it all” to achieve his lilywhite vision. They present their troubling findings in a brief documentary, Separatist, featured above.
“I want a good life for me and my man because in Syria, there’s no life.”
That’s what a young woman named Berivan said when describing why, in 2013, she fled conflict-ridden Syria for a better life elsewhere. While Berivan did manage to leave the civil war, she quickly found herself stuck in a new problem: trying to eke out a normal life in Bulgaria, one of the poorest countries in the European Union—and which received approximately 15,000 Syrian refugees in 2013, according to the United Nations.
The Eastern European country was ill-prepared to receive these populations, and is reported to have used violence and ant-immigrant rhetoric in an attempt to “manage” it. Today, Bulgaria is building a fence to keep migrants out.
Berivan, who in this video by Eileen Hofer returns to Bulgaria to recount her experience there, recalls at one point telling her mother that “It’s better to die in Syria than live in this camp.”
As more Syrians make their way west—and far right politicians in Western Europe echo similar rhetoric and posit similar “solutions” to their conservative Bulgarian counterparts—it is imperative that the refugees’ experiences in Bulgaria not be forgotten.
Berivan’s story is one such reminder.