A Healthy Society: 2020 Goals

Determinants of Health: A Framework for Reaching Healthy People 2020 Goals.  This video demonstrates some of the factors that make some people healthy and others unhealthy. Two examples in this video serve to illustrate determinants of health, as well as interventions which can change determinants of health and lead to a specific health outcome or outcomes. The video then explains the four phases of the intervention life cycle.

This video was created by The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It explores ODPHP’s Healthy People 2020 initiative, and explains a concept known as determinants of health.

For more information, visit http://www.healthypeople.gov

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Japan Unveils Adorable Mock Pizza Hut Run Entirely By Cats

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Cats are the animal equivalent of grumpy teens working summer jobs — disinterested, lethargic, perpetually annoyed. Just ask Tencho, Hime, Dora, and Detch, the four newest cat employees for Pizza Hut Japan.

Part of the brand’s newest video campaign, Pizza Cat! is a fictional Pizza Hut location run entirely by cats. “Run” used only loosely of course, since the cat’s don’t ever really work. Instead, they sleep through alarms, stare at ringing telephones, claw at delivery bikes, and literally ride roombas all around the store.

Along with a video series highlighting the cats’ daily shenanigans, Pizza Cat! also got its own nifty website detailing the cats even further. There’s even a little disclaimer stating that if your pizza doesn’t arrive, it’s simply because the cats lost their motivation, please excuse them.r all.

H/T + PicThx Adweek

Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

Read more at http://www.foodbeast.com/news/japan-unveils-adorable-mock-pizza-hut-run-entirely-by-cats/#AHSXRIOlg129KbqJ.99

Ragdolls 101

The docile, calm and floppy nature of the Ragdoll is a characteristic thought to be passed down from the Persian and Birman breed. Opinions vary as to whether this trait might be the result of genetic mutation.[9][10] The extreme docility of some individuals has led to the myth that Ragdolls are pain-resistant. Some breeders in Britain have tried to breed away from the limpness due to concerns that extreme docility “might not be in the best interests of the cat”.[9][11] On multiple occasions, ragdolls have been reported as nonchalantly approaching moving cars and vicious dogs and getting hurt.[citation needed] Breed standards describe the Ragdoll as affectionate, intelligent, relaxed in temperament, gentle, and easy to handle lap cat.

MSU Event: John Syslo, PhD Dissertation Defense

yellowstone-fountain-geyser_2018_600x450MSU Event: John Syslo, PhD Dissertation Defense.

Dynamics of Yellowstone cutthroat trout and lake trout in the Yellowstone Lake ecosystem: a case study for the ecology and management of non-native fishes

For questions regarding this event, please contact:

Department of Ecology

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Department of Ecology

Listed as: Academics Presentations Thesis Defense

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Friends of the Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge nature walk febRegularly scheduled and organized nature walks can be enjoyed this winter at the Rouge National Urban Park site. A trail system description and map is available at http://www.rougepark.com/explore/adventure/hiking.php .Proper clothing is recommended, bring water in a reusable container and get ready for fun. You never know what kind of wildlife you might see. Call 416-264-2020, or email rouge@pc.gc,ca to plug in to adventure.

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Hike 1: Torrey Pines State Reserve 1/25/2015

Never Not Stoked

We always say we will start a hike by 7am but usually don’t even wake up until 8am. This is something I’d like to work on to avoid being caught in the trail crowds and dealing with parking hazards! Especially when we do this hike again. To park inside the state park, you have to pay $12. Otherwise, you can park in the residential area and walk about a mile to the park entrance.

The hike can be exhausting when you are begin up the steep road (where my sister likes to do lunges!) but the views are worth the effort. This was Aaron’s first time taking the trail down to the beach. We did not venture off onto any of the side trails along the way because we just wanted to get down to the ocean. We will definitely do these side trails next time just to make sure…

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To start the day …. “Give it away and it will come back”!!

It Is What It Is


~~January 17, 2015~~ 

Give it away and it will come back

~~Alan Watts~~


‘That what I want, basically, what I really want, is what you want. And I don’t know what you want. Surprise me’.

But that’s the kinship between “I” and “thou”. So when I ask, I go right down to the question, which we started with: “What do I want?”

The answer is “I don’t know”.

When Bodhidharma was asked, “Who are you?” which is another form of the same question, he said “I don’t know”. Planting flowers to which the butterflies come, Bodhidharma says “I know not”. I don’t know what I want.

And when you don’t know what you want, you reach the state of desirelessness. When you “really” don’t know … you see, there’s a beginning stage of not knowing, and there’s an ending stage of not knowing.

In the beginning stage, you don’t…

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