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Toni Morrison on the Body as an Instrument of Joy, Sanity, and Self-Love – Brain Pickings

Toni Morrison on the Body as an Instrument of Joy, Sanity, and Self-Love

Thinking lately about what it means to have the right heart, which intimates the question of what it means to tend to one’s own heart rightly, I was reminded of a passage from what may be the loveliest, truest, most quietly transcendent thing ever written about the art of growing older: “The main thing is…

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BLM

Boston police officer captured on body cam bragging about ‘hitting’ protestors with his car

The unnamed Boston Police sergeant is captured on a colleague's body cam on June 1 bragging about driving a car into protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The video was one of several leaked to a lawyer representing some protesters

A Boston police officer has been captured on video bragging about hitting protesters with a car during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the summer.  The uniformed sergeant, who has not been named, was on duty during the racial justice march on the evening of May 31 and morning of June 1 when he approaches…

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Mental Health

NIMH » Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body

Image shows HIV infection of CD4 + T cells in the mouse brain. Human T cells (magenta), human astrocytes (red), HIV (green), nuclei (blue). Arrows indicate the uptake of HIV from astrocytes in T cells. Photo credit: Al-Harthi et al. (2020)

A study funded by the NIH underlines the importance of treating the brain in HIV healing strategies Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell, can harbor HIV and then transmit the virus to immune cells that pass from the brain to other organs. HIV migrated from the brain this way, even if…

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Mental Health

Body Issues and Eating Troubles during Lockdown: a.k.a. why is okay to put on weight!

Body Issues and Eating Troubles during Lockdown: a.k.a. why is okay to put on weight!

Anna thinks about how lockdown affected people with eating disorders and why it’s okay to be wrong. – Anna The effects of the corona virus have caused people around the world to reevaluate how we can protect our physical health, to stay clean and hygienic, and to protect each other from the transmission of viruses….

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