Stuff for the mind...

What is the difference between Advil, Tylenol and Aleve? – Chicago Tribune

Another one for the science/medical reading list:

What is the difference between Advil, Tylenol and Aleve? – Chicago Tribune.

Good little primer on what each painkiller really does for you and what types of pain they target. Good idea to be aware about these things when you’re in pain and reaching out for the nearest, if just any, painkiller you can find at the pill shop around the corner.

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Omiyage

Omiyage

from http://conversationswithjapan.wordpress.com

The Japanese tradition of bringing souvenirs back home for coworkers/friends/family. Usually a special regional delicacy (food) from other locations. Social obligation mostly observed by older generations and not as strictly enforced with younger ones.

Green leaves

Some Food for Thought…

Blatantly plagiarized from one of my chats:

…Well, then God and Nirvana must be the same as thought and self. None can be proven to exist in a measurable form. Yet, for you, an atheist, the latter two are as real as you and me; but, not the former two.

So, when you deny God and Nirvana for something so petty as having to measure it somewhat, you also deny your unspoken thoughts, your self. For when you die, consciousness cannot be measured and your dead corpse still looks like you, looks like you, weights like you; but, it is not you.

If you can believe in your conscious self as real being that does exist; then, the former two meets the same criteria and must be true. No?

Lingam

The Lingam!

The lingam (also, linga, ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit लिङ्गं, liṅgaṃ, meaning “mark”, “sign”, “inference” or[1][2]) is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples.[3] In traditional Indian society, the linga is rather seen as a symbol of the energy and potentiality of the God.

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