“CHASING ICE” Captures Largest Glacier Calving Ever Filmed

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This is one of the most amazing videos EVER!  The largest calving of a glacier ever recorded.

Listen to the voice over which gives it more dimension.

 

 

ORPHANED FOR A TRINKET

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Sunshinebright:

This is such a sad scene. Elephants are capable of mourning the loss of their loved ones. Please sign the petition.

Originally posted on FUR OUT THE CLOSET::

A moment for you, might mean a lifetime for her:

Please sign:

https://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/stand-strong-for-elephants?cmpid=tp-fb

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THIS is What Heroes Look Like – Ebola Battle Through a Nurse’s Eyes

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THIS is What Heroes Look Like –  Ebola Battle Through a Nurse’s Eyes

Sunshinebright:

These are the devoted men and women who are willing to help by putting their own lives on the line.

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports on the desperate effort to save Ebola patients from the viewpoint of those taking care of them.

To the medical staff in Africa on the front-line, their families, the many aid-agency volunteers and the doctors and nurses worldwide who stand ready to help those that become sick, you are all absolute heroes.

Our hearts go out to each one of you amazing people for your unbelievable courage and dedication, risking your own life, whilst working in impossible conditions and caring for those in need. Sincerely, thank you.


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You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

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Sunshinebright:

It’s true – a smile is the best thing anyone can wear.

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

Smile Quote

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Growing up, I understood early on that I was not born with the “all-American” good looks that were splashed across fashion magazines and on the big screen and on television.  Instead of long blonde hair and big blue eyes, I possessed short dark brown hair; small dark brown eyes; a prominent nose; and a big smile.  If it had been the movies, I never would have been cast as the leading lady, rather I would have been cast in a supporting role as the funny and loyal gal pal.

Even as an adult, I still see myself in the supportive role, and I continue to come to terms with accepting my physical appearance, flaws and all.  That said, the one thing I always have liked about myself is my smile, which once was flawed, earning me the nickname, “Bucky the Bucktooth Beaver”, from my two older sisters.  Thankfully, two and…

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Can You Find the Hidden Cats?

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Sunshinebright:

This post is fun. Try to find the cats in these photos.

Originally posted on Pussy Cats 3:

I must admit I had trouble finding the cats in a few of these.  It’s a puzzle for the eyes, but of course, always eye candy!  :-)

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Diagnosis: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Julie Rehmeyer, Science Writer for the Washington Post

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Prior to reading this post, please be aware that the term, “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” is used by a small contingent of the medical community who might be aware of the medical condition.

Most do not know of it by its actual proper and medically correct nameMyalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.).  It is incorrectly referred to as CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or simply, Chronic Fatigue.

I was “rummaging” through my Twitter account, when I came across a tweet from “Canary Film” (Twitter handle, @canaryfilm).  I have a vested interest in the making of that still-in-production film entitled, “Canary in a Coal Mine.”  I supported it, because my daughter has M.E.  The link in the tweet brought me to the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Daily.

There are several posted articles relating to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, of course, and a couple of the headlines stood out to me:

  1. What is chronic fatigue syndrome and why aren’t we doing more to treat the illness?
  2. How the definition of chronic fatigue keeps changing.

Both articles, dated October 6, 2014, were written by Julie Rehmeyer, Science Writer, for the Washington Post.  In the first, she describes her physical ailments she was suffering while she visited her neurologist, and what she describes are some of the symptoms suffered by M.E. patients.  Since M.E. is a multi-symptom disease, not all of the patients suffer all of the symptoms all of the time.  She also states some doctors have little understanding of the condition and are skeptical that it exists.

In the second article above, Julie did her research and found out about how the change occurred from the original, correct name of the disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, to the CFS misnomer.  Julie also describes some part that the CDC played in this unfortunate renaming of the horrible disease.  (There is more to the CDC involvement than what she mentions).

I personally feel very badly for Julie, that she received this diagnosis.  I see, through the gradual – over the years – increasing of this debilitating disease, the toll it’s taking on my daughter.

 

Update on Separation Anxiety

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Originally posted on Pussy Cats 3:

It’s been about two weeks now, that I have been able to get decent sleep again (see “Separation Anxiety“).  Here’s what I had to do:

The first thing I tried was to put Rusty into the guest bathroom which is at the front of the house (my bedroom is at the back).  With doors closed to both rooms, I couldn’t hear his crying and scratching on that door.  I felt very bad about his suffering and crying, but I HAD TO GET SOME SLEEP.

Then, little by little, I put him into the room with Patches and Romeo for (hopefully) the night; however, Rusty would start to cry and wake me up midway through.  So, for a few hours, I put him into his carrier in the guest bathroom, so he would be safe and wouldn’t scratch on the door.  I’m sure he didn’t like being in his…

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