Humans have been drinking milk for thousands of years. According to healthline, “[Milk] provides 18 out of 22 essential nutrients. It contains more calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and protein per calorie than any other food in a typical diet.” Milk improves bone and teeth development due to its richness in calcium. The potassium in milk “can enhance vasodilation and reduce blood pressure.
Other researchers, however, find that cow’s milk cause problems in humans, like acne, an increase in allergies, development of arthritis, certain cancers, male reproductive parts, and a risk of early puberty in girls. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) claims that, "Dairy products--including cheese, ice cream, milk, butter, and yogurt--contribute significant amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat to the diet," which is linked to prostate and breast cancers.
Should we continue to drink milk? Do its benefits outweigh its costs? How much milk do you drink each day? Is it good for you? Is it possible to drink too much milk?
According to NCLS.org thirty percent of teen girls who dropout of high school state teen pregnancy as the main reason for their departure from the school. Only forty percent of teen mothers finish high school and two percent graduate from college. These numbers are very low but there are some options that could be implemented to further the success of the teen moms, the first would be to allow teens access to birth control without parental consent, at the moment this is allowed but some lawmakers want to take the option away, another option is for high schools to provide daycare for the teens who do have children. Many people worry that if these options were readily available to teens it would make them more likely to become sexually active research however, proves against it. Finally, one of the best contraceptive methods is education. If students in middle school and high school were given proper sex education the pregnancies might decrease. Teaching abstinence only, does not prevent pregnancies and may actually increase them as many teens don’t know how to protect themselves properly.
Allowing teens to get birth control without their parent’s knowledge and consent is a very controversial topic. Many feel if teens were allowed access to contraceptive methods it would encourage them to be more sexually active. Research does not support this. For some knowing they are less likely to get pregnant, STDs and STIs may allow them to participate in sexual activities more often but for most it does not. However, the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases outweigh the slight risk of some teenagers becoming more sexually active.
Daycare provided by the high school could be an expensive program to maintain, but it could also keep many young mothers in school. As I stated many of the mothers dropout of high school, this typically causes poverty which is hard to escape and their children are more likely to dropout of high school, than those of children whose parents had them later in life. If high schools provided this service the mothers would be more likely to stay in school providing a better chance of success for themselves and their child. Many feel that the public school daycare system would only reward teen parents for their irresponsible choice. However, the teen would still maintain their parental duties before and after educational hours. Personally, I think this would be a great method to help teens get their education if it is possible to maintain the funds.
Finally, sex education is the best contraceptive method. Teaching middle and high schoolers the potential outcomes of having sex can prevent teen pregnancies and STDs. Overall, sex education teaches the best way to maintain ones sexual health and teaches individuals how to decide what is best for them.
Personally, I feel that allowing teens access to contraceptive methods, daycare in schools, and proper sex education is the best way to help prevent unintentional pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Finding ways to financially support these methods is the biggest problem. My questions for you guys are how do you feel a proper sex education would change the pregnancy rates in teens? Do you think that daycare options are a good one, or what else would you suggest? Finally, should teens have to ask their parents to obtain birth control, condoms, etc.
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be
What thou art promis'd. Yet do I fear thy nature,
It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way" (Macbeth Act 1, scene 5, 15-18) .
"You will rule over Glamis and Cawdor, everything which is promised to you. However, your kind nature will not work in your favor. You must be ruthless if you want to get anywhere."
This line is spoken by Lady Macbeth, who advises her husband that if he wants to take the throne, he must take it by force. Killing hundreds of people in the process. Yikes.
But what's this talk of the "milk of human kindness"?
This phrase is used often in literature, to call someone "full of the milk of human kindness" is to comment on their gentle disposition.
They have been nurtured with kindness and intend to give back to their fellow man.
My question for you now is this: "In what way have been taught to be kind?"
Or rather, What kindness have others shown you? WHY are you kind? Do we even need kindness at all?
And please shy away from talking about common courtesy. Stifling a sneeze by stuffing your face into your inner elbow is a way to protect against the spread of germs and/or a group of people's sideways glances toward you. A self-preserving action.
Going out of your way to do something for another person, even if it isn't expected of you is excellent, but it can be as simple as a smile or hello in passing. Kindness doesn't have to be grand.
The ideology of astronomical signs are fascinating. When a person is born that dictates their astrological sign, and each astrological sign supposedly makes a person act in certain ways. The question I have is; are the astronomical signs a good excuse to use for your actions?
Personally I do not believe in my decisions based off the stars, or the reading of horoscopes. I am a person and I act how I want to act not how my astrological sing makes me act . There is no connection between the stars and our everyday decisions and actions.
Greetings, and welcome to Pacebook! I want to begin our blogging experience by continuing to get to know one another a little bit better. As you have likely noticed, I am drawing on Dr. Who quite a bit for its connection to literature (the ability of books to transport you through time and space, like a TARDIS, for you Whovians). However, the same is probably equally true for all art, especially music. As a musician, I am naturally drawn to the parallels between music and literature, which was actually the focal part of my Master's Thesis (reading the "jazz novel" as a model for more egalitarian communication in a post-national world). Music also seems to have special ties to memory, though, in a way that transcends language, and a simple few bars from a song can trigger very specific memories. So, I want you to think of a song that serves as a TARDIS for you and transports you to another time and place.
One song (of many) that functions as a TARDIS for me is "One Tin Soldier" by The Original Castle (and more famously performed by Coven). More accurately, however, it was performed by my dad, and I didn't actually hear the original until years later. It is a protest song that talks about greed and how it corrupts people and is the root cause behind many (if not all) wars. More than that, though, the song tells a story which is delivered quite skillfully and with ample amounts of development and irony. Actually, the song has many parallels to "The Pardoner's Tale" from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, which we will be looking at later in the year, but of course I didn't know that at the time; I simply enjoyed the melody, the moral, and the complexities of the song. It is the first "favorite song" I remember having, and the first song I recall attempting to write was a very close imitation of "One Tin Soldier." Hearing it now takes me back to sitting at my father's feet in our old house when I was four or five years old, although I don't think the studio version is as good (the flute part is a little cheesy, really). While it's not a song I listen to very often, it does evoke many memories when I do, and it has certainly had a profound influence on me, both as a person and as a lover of stories. If you've never heard it, here is the original by The Original Castle:
Now, I want to hear from you. What is a song that takes you back to another time and place? Explain in detail, and include a link to YouTube, so we can all listen to it as well, please. I look forward to hearing your stories!
Respond to the following prompts:
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