BIZARRE RIDE II (PHARCYDE)
ROCK THE BELLS / PAID DUES
ANHEDONIA IS THE INABILITY TO FEEL PLEASURE.
SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING IS THE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY FOCUSED ON WHAT MAKES LIFE GOOD.
A DUCHENNE SMILE IS A SINCERE, UNFAKABLE SMILE - LIKE A CHILD ON CHRISTMAS, OR A MOTHER WITH A NEWBORN CHILD.
ARISTOTLE WROTE OF 'EUDAEMONIA': from wikipedia - Eudaimonia (Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯moníaː]), sometimes anglicized as eudaemonia or eudemonia /juːdɨˈmoʊniə/, is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, "human flourishing" has been proposed as a more accurate translation. Etymologically, it consists of the words "eu" ("good") and "daimōn" ("spirit"). It is a central concept in Aristotelian ethics and political philosophy, along with the terms "aretē", most often translated as "virtue" or "excellence", and "phronesis", often translated as "practical or ethical wisdom". In Aristotle's works, eudaimonia was (based on older Greek tradition) used as the term for the highest human good, and so it is the aim of practical philosophy, including ethics and political philosophy, to consider (and also experience) what it really is, and how it can be achieved.
MAHATMA IS SANSKRIT FOR GREAT SOUL.
THERE'S A MYSTERIOUS DISEASE THAT ONLY EFFECTS ENDANGERED ANIMALS. IT IS QUICK, AND VERY AGGRESIVE - AND IT REMAINS UNNAMED BECAUSE IT'S TOO HARD TO PROPERLY RESEARCH. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO USE ENDANGERED SPECIES FOR LABORATORY STUDIES, SO IT REMAINS WIDELY UNCHARTED.
IT HAS TURNED UP IN MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES (FISH, TIGERS, GORILLAS, ETC).
THERE ARE PARTS OF THE DYING RAINFOREST THAT ARE EXTREMELY DRY. IT'S SO DRY THERE THAT THE LIMBS ON THE TREES HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO SPONTENIOUSLY COMBUST. THIS PROBLEM EFFECTS LARGE AREAS OF FOLIAGE IN REGIONS THAT ARE ALREADY HURTING.
THIS COMES FROM THE WASHINGTON POST - TODAY, 1/22/2016:
MEXICO CITY — The rapid spread of the Zika virus has prompted Latin American governments to urge women not to get pregnant for up to two years, an extraordinary precaution aimed at avoiding birth defects believed to be linked to the mosquito-borne illness.
What until recently was a seemingly routine public health problem for countries that are home to a certain type of mosquito has morphed into a potentially culture-shaping phenomenon in which the populations of several nations have been asked to delay procreation. The World Health Organization says at least 20 countries or territories in the region, including Barbados and Bolivia, Guadeloupe and Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Panama, have registered transmission of the virus.