Is it my imagination or are more men going in for spa services these days? In the past few months, every time I go into the local spa I like, there are men having services or coming in to order services for themselves such as facials and massage. I used to watch men come in to order for wives or girlfriends but now the gift is for themselves. br /br /Most of the men are middle-aged or older and I wondered if many of them have just decided to “go John Galt” and let others take on the burden of the world while they relax. Perhaps they have had enough of the work world and are taking more time for themselves, or maybe they want to look or feel better. Of course, this is just one observation of mine at one spa. Let’s take an informal poll here. How many of you who are men use spa services?
The man who smashed a four-year-old girl's head on coastal rocks is hailed as a hero.
An absurd Illinois law discouraging donation and voluntarism just about sums it all up.
Many doubt that a minority could make it to 10 Downing Street any time soon.
Republicans don't need to ditch their core principles. They need to change their tone.
Islamist channel Al-Manar has been subjected to a prohibition that does not really prohibit anything.
Glenn Sacks a href=”http://www.glennsacks.com/blog/index.php?tag=enewsletter112508″on his recent DART campaign: /a “Father-bashing is so prevalent in the media today because there is little political cost to be paid for doing it. We launched the campaign in part because we wanted to show that there is a political cost to demeaning fathers, and in that regard we more than succeeded.”
They're feeling betrayed — both on Iraq and impending appointments.
Consolation for fiscal conservatives: it could have been much worse.
PBS's The Hugo Chavez Show can't hide the fact that Venezuela's leader is a fraud.
The killing of Rashid Rauf raises questions about information sharing between the U.S. and Great Britain.
What I learned attempting to carry a handgun almost everywhere I went.
It was the Right that delivered America to the Democrats.
A day of victory for the rule of law over the rule of terrorism.
a href=”http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94LF4181show_article=1″This is interesting:/abr /br /blockquoteStopped. Cold turkey. North Carolina authorities say a shopper clubbed an alleged carjacker with a frozen turkey as he tried to steal a woman’s car in a grocery store parking lot Sunday. br /br /Police say 30-year-old Fred Louis Ervin of Raleigh stole money from a gas station before running across the street to a Harris Teeter store in a town just south of Raleigh. Garner police say he began beating Irene Moorman Bailey while stealing her car. br /br /Other shoppers came to her rescue, including one who hit Ervin with the turkey. Police did not release the person’s name./blockquotebr /br /I am in the middle of reading an incredible book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307352897?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0307352897″emThe Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0307352897″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / that explains why it is that some people are prepared for disaster and others are not. One of the chapters in the book is on heroism and it found that those who are heroes like the above turkey clubber have confidence in their abilities. They tend to have an a href=”http://wilderdom.com/psychology/loc/LocusOfControlWhatIs.html”"internal locus of control”/a–that is, a sense that they shape their own destiny rather than looking to someone else. br /br /blockquoteBystanders, on the other hand, tend to feel buffeted by forces beyond their control. ‘They pay scant attention to other people’s problems. They will concentrate on their own need for survival,’ Oliner [a researcher] says./blockquotebr /br /According to the book, some common traits of heroes in a study of 450 acts of heroism found a whopping 91 percent of them performed by males. The author notes that this could be a bias of the sample used…. but anyway, the heroes in the study also tended to be working class men. They tended to be truck drivers, laborers, welders, or factory workers–physical jobs that required some risk, just like rescuing. A high number of the rescues were in rural or small-town America and 80% of the rescues happened in places with less than one hundred thousand people. The author opines that this might be because in small towns, people know one another and acts of kindness are recognized and remembered. A strong sense of duty to help others was also mentioned. I will hopefully post more on this incredibly fascinating book.
Once it was impossible to keep track of all the bloodshed. Now it's impossible to keep track of all the progress.
Cheer up, folks. It's not pretty, but it's not Armageddon either.
Forty-five years later, the reasons for the assassination remain a mystery (Also, Ron Rosenbaum: Was It a Mob Hit?)
Rather than ask tough questions about Obama's governing team, the Hardball host keeps on tingling.
Save the planet or save money? When the economy's in trouble, the answer is obvious.
No short-term gain is worth the long-term danger presented by these murky, Islamist-backed financial mechanisms.
How dare the NY Times' Gail Collins and MSNBC's Chris Matthews suggest such a thing?
Third-rate public education, California's wilting economy, the discredited media, and today's brutal political rhetoric.