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Monday, October 2, 2017

TNR Program


TNR was brought to the United sttes from Europe and the United Kingdom in the late 80s. The practice of TNR grew rapidly in the 90s when Alley Cat Allies began rpviding information and assistance to people caring for feral cats who recognized that ther numbers must be controlled and reduced through sterilization. In communities where TNR is widely embraced, feral cat numbers have dropped.


TNR programs operate largely or entirely through the dedicated efforts of committed volunteers. TNR works because it breaks the cycle of reproduction. In general, the cost of sterilizing and returning a feral cat is less than have the cost of trapping, holding, killing and disposing of a feral cat. TNR protects public health and advances the goal of reducing the numbers of feral cats in the environment. The public supports humane, nonlethal TNR as the long-term solution to feral cat overpopulation.

Information Provided by Alley Cat Allies. See this inspiring video "Believe in Miracles Video"

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Artificial Anatomy - People have always sought better ways to illustrate and understand the structure and functions of the internal body. Before the discovery of x-rays in 1895, the only practical way to see inside the human body was to observe an operation or a dissection. Cultural and religious beliefs about dissection often made the practice illegal, and even when dissection was acceptable, cadavers were difficult to obtain.  Moreover, lack of refrigeration meant that bodies decayed swiftly. Dissections had to be performed during the cooler months, and were impossible in warmer climates. Frustrated in his studies, a young French medical student devised an elegant solution—papier-mâché anatomical models.

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Our Mission
The American Council on Exercise® is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.

Who We Are

Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) is a nonprofit organization committed to America’s health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country’s trusted authority on fitness.
Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with nearly 50,000 certified professionals who hold more than 55,000 ACE certifications. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected fitness organizations in the industry and a resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Alcatraz History - was designed to help introduce you to the rich history of Alcatraz during the penitentiary years and many of the inmates who called "the Rock" home. From the mid 1930's until the mid 1960's, Alcatraz was America 's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible inmates. Today, Alcatraz is a place of contradictions, with a grim past and an enduring future as one of San Francisco 's most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions. AlcatrazHistory.com explores this history through brief narratives and photos, and serves as an excellent reference for researchers seeking a basic collection of information.

Thursday, September 28, 2017




We hear about recalls so often, but the term itself can be a bit confusing. So, what is a recall? It's the notification that a product poses a potential hazard and either needs to be removed from use, have its use limited, requires a replacement part, requires repair or otherwise has to have the safety issue addressed. A recall can begin a number of ways, but often follows a complaint from a consumer (or many consumers) who has experienced a problem. That complaint typically is lodged with the manufacturer, although thousands of complaints are filed with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); and starting in 2011 a database of the consumer complaints became available for searching on the SaferProducts.gov website. Companies are obligated under federal law to report a potential product defect or hazard to the CPSC. The CPSC then determines whether the problem requires notification of the public. If it does, the agency then negotiates with the company about how to resolve the matter, and whether the product needs to be removed from homes, repaired, or provide a warning about its use. Depending on the company and the situation, the process can drag out for weeks, even months. In theory, the greater the risk, the quicker the recall moves. But this process involves lawyers and lines of products and therefore can cost tens of millions of dollars. "If CPSC has taken the action to recall a product, it means [the product] presents a real risk of injury or harm," says Nancy Cowles, executive director of the safety advocacy group Kids In Danger. "If you miss the recall when it is first announced, in all likelihood, that product, with its dangers, will remain in use for many years." It is rare for the government to recall a product on its own, although it can when a company won't come to an agreement with CPSC or if the company has gone out of business. Typically, when you hear about a recall, it is an announcement from the agency of the agreed-upon terms. Recalls can start in other ways. Sometimes a company will discover a problem on its own. The most responsible companies report an issue immediately, when no injuries or incidents were involved.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit organization committed to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life
Across the nation, we work to protect and expand end-of-life options — and to ensure
 healthcare providers honor and enable patients’ decisions about their care. To make this vision a reality, Compassion & Choices works nationwide in state legislatures, Congress, courts, medical settings and communities to:
  • empower people with information and tools, including our free consultation program, to receive healthcare that is consistent with their values and priorities as they approach the end of life,.
  • advance policies that allow people to make fully informed decisions about their healthcare, such as improving hospice and palliative care and ending unwanted medical treatment.
  • authorize and implement medical aid in dying to allow mentally capable adults in their final weeks or months of a terminal disease to advance the time of death and end unbearable suffering.
It’s our belief — and our experience for the past 30 years — that the path to change starts with individual supporters.Learn more. Read or download About Compassion & Choices, a concise overview of our mission and current areas of work.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"The Birth of Our Nation's Flag" by Charles H. Weisgerber

Copyright © 1996-2010 by the Independence Hall Association


Many women have been honored for their legendary patriotism. Women such as Betsy Ross (1752-1836) symbolize women’s contribution to the American Revolution and founding of the new nation.

In 1870, Betsy Ross’ grandson told the Pennsylvania Historical Society an important story his grandmother had told him. Betsy, a well-known seamstress in Philadelphia, claimed that General George Washington and two congressional representatives visited her in June 1776. They asked her to make a flag based on their drawings. Betsy agreed, although she recommended a five-point star as opposed to the six-point stars on the sketch. Although this story has no factual record, the flag Betsy made continues to be one of the most beloved versions of the American flag.

Betsy was an ardent patriot during the Revolution and her story represents the many people that rose to the cause and used their skills in support of their country.

The story of this event was commemorated in Charles H. Weisgerber’s painting Birth of Our Nation’s Flag, first exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The success of this painting greatly increased interest in the American Flag House and the Betsy Ross Memorial Association. The image serves as the basis for the 3-cent Betsy Ross stamp.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Top 100 Most And Least Dog-Friendly Cities In The U.S.



Whether the rest of the world likes it or not, dogs are quickly outgrowing their “pet” status and resting comfortably as full-fledged members of the family. This means treating pups like family, feeding them like family, and bringing them with you wherever they’re allowed–especially family trips and vacations.

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