Skeptical Blender

There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion,
a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.

The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.
She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.

The Tao Te Ching
anthrocentric:

The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region. Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia assembling treatment centers and fighting the deadly virus. There’s one group of experts missing from the picture, says Ann Kelly, senior lecturer at the University of Exeter: anthropologists.
Anthropologists understand local traditions and can explain to health care workers how commerce and social functions could facilitate transmission of the virus, Kelly tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer. They can also give insight into residents’ fears of those workers.
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You know who else understands local customs? Local people. Lol. I’m not saying there’s no role for anthropologists, but that just stuck out to me. Groups like MSF rely heavily on local people; this ought to be acknowledged.

anthrocentric:

The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region. Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia assembling treatment centers and fighting the deadly virus. There’s one group of experts missing from the picture, says Ann Kelly, senior lecturer at the University of Exeter: anthropologists.

Anthropologists understand local traditions and can explain to health care workers how commerce and social functions could facilitate transmission of the virus, Kelly tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer. They can also give insight into residents’ fears of those workers.

[read more]

You know who else understands local customs? Local people. Lol. I’m not saying there’s no role for anthropologists, but that just stuck out to me. Groups like MSF rely heavily on local people; this ought to be acknowledged.

ted:

Here’s what we should talk about when we talk about Ebola.

The first map compares the total deaths caused by disease in every country. The second shows the public health spending of every government. The difference of the two worlds presented speaks for itself.

Learn what the global community can do to fight Ebola»

dogshoulders:

nice save

doctorswithoutborders:

 Photo by Ikram N’gadi
A young man from Gambia prays inside the transit camp in the port of Augusta, Italy, just a few hours after he was rescued at sea. Since January, more than 130,000 people have travelled the Central Mediterranean route from Northern Libya to reach Italy.
Go to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Ikram N’gadi

A young man from Gambia prays inside the transit camp in the port of Augusta, Italy, just a few hours after he was rescued at sea. Since January, more than 130,000 people have travelled the Central Mediterranean route from Northern Libya to reach Italy.

Go to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

"In neighborhoods like mine, where everyone seems to be from somewhere else, people are increasingly alienated from their extended and nuclear families. While Sundays were traditionally reserved for family, we now have crowds of unfettered young(ish) people with no limitations on their pursuit of weekend leisure, who seem bent on making New York feel like one big rerun of “Friends” or “Sex and the City.” Here, and many other places, friends have become family and brunch the family gatherings."

Too real.

How you gonna fave AND save the screencap and not retweet.
Bad twitter etiquette exhibit A

How you gonna fave AND save the screencap and not retweet.

Bad twitter etiquette exhibit A

jessehimself:

Ebola
illustration by André Carrilho

jessehimself:

Ebola

illustration by André Carrilho

upgraders:

It’s weird that pirates would go from shore to shore looking for buried treasure when the real treasure was in the friendships they were making

2-live-and-die-in-la:

twothousanddollarpurse:

they don’t take a lot of pictures of the eiffel tower from this angle so i thought i’d share one.

This world only belongs to the rich. 

2-live-and-die-in-la:

twothousanddollarpurse:

they don’t take a lot of pictures of the eiffel tower from this angle so i thought i’d share one.

This world only belongs to the rich. 

azizisbored:

The Ansaris and the Carters at Yeezus last weekend. When my mom asked for this photo, @Beyonce said “It would be an honor.” Amazing. Happy Bey Day. Also shout out to my parents who I love very much.

God bless America

azizisbored:

The Ansaris and the Carters at Yeezus last weekend. When my mom asked for this photo, @Beyonce said “It would be an honor.” Amazing. Happy Bey Day. Also shout out to my parents who I love very much.

God bless America