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Monday
Aug052013

J'Adore: Pink Passion From Cara Delevingne, Anne's Peony Caper, Numéro Russia & Pink Prisons (?)

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My Way | A Confession About Stealing Peonies AOC Anne’s Blog

It wasn’t lilacs, but peonies . . my very favorite cut flowers … that presented me with my first ethical dilemma in life.  Looking at Darwin’s photo below, reminds me of an old man who taught me a big life lesson.

It was a warm and lovely spring Saturday in my tiny town. I was scheduled to go to confession at 4pm; my long, straight hair was freshly washed and  bound in curlers. And yes, I admit this to you … at eight years old, I had lust in my heart … for Mr. Gilling’s peonies.

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Color Psychology of Pink

If pink is hot news this season, what does color psychology tell us about the impact of pink on our psyches?

I had no idea that a shade of pink known as ‘drunk-tank-pink’ is used in prisons, with the desired effect of calming inmates. Along the same line of thinking, apparently sports teams sometimes paint the visiting team’s locker room pink in an attempt to disable the testosterone-ridden resolve of their players.

There’s a problem, however. The calming effect of pink may have a short life span. Some research suggests that when used in prisons, inmates become even more agitated and angry after becoming accustomed to living in a pink cell, peeing in pink and generally spending all their time in a pink womb tomb.

Dr. Alexander Schauss, Ph.D. was the first to study the impact of pink on the human psyche. Dr. Schauss was impacted by the studies of the Swiss psychiatrist Max Lusche and set out to learn if color could cause emotional and hormonal changes in the human body.

In 1979, Schauss managed to convince the directors of a Naval correctional institute in Seattle, Washington to paint some prison confinement cells pink in order to determine the effects this might have on prisoners. Schauss named the color after the Naval correctional institute directors, Baker and Miller. Baker-Miller Pink is now the official name of the paint whose color has the following rgb code: R:255, G:145, B: 175.

At the correctional facility, the rates of assault before and after the interior was painted pink were monitored. According to the Navy’s report, “Since the initiation of this procedure on 1 March 1979, there have been no incidents of erratic or hostile behavior during the initial phase of confinement”. Only fifteen minutes of exposure was enough to ensure that the potential for violent or aggressive behavior had been reduced, the report observed.

The initial impact of certain shades of pink is disabling. Even if a person tries to be angry or aggressive in the presence of pink, s(he) can’t, say researchers. The heart muscles can’t race fast enough, finding themselves tranquilized by the pink effect. However, once the pink effect wears off, some research suggests that a prisoner may regress to an even more agitated state.

Life Tips for Smart Sensuality Women

* If you want a raise, wear pink, make your case in 5 minutes, and leave your boss’s office.

• Same story for a divorce. In this case I would not only wear pink, but get one of those pink-hued lights and have the conversation at night. If this pink regression effect is for real, perhaps you should pack up the kids and stay elsewhere for the night. If your husband is abusive, get three pink lights for the confrontation and leave for certain. Perhaps you should take the lights with you. By now they will have the effect of waving a red flag in front of a bull.

Note that he will probably become contrite and loving at first. He will plead with you and promise to change. Stand your ground, pack up the kids and leave. I don’t give a tinker’s damn what Rush Limbaugh says about exhibiting feminazi behavior. Get to a safe place.

• Do not EVER wear any shade of pink to court, as I stupidly did a couple decades ago,

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Monday
Feb062012

The End of Wall Street As We Know It? | Komen Controversy Moves to Stem Cell Research

America lost about a third of its managed honeybee colonies from October 2009 to April 2010. The little-understood event is called colony collapse disorder.

In 2010 Vancouver resident Jon Betz, associated with the Portland nonprofit film production and distribution company Collective Eye Inc. produced ‘Queen of the Sun.’ Among the beekeepers featured were Jacqueline Freeman and Sara Mapelli.

In this opening highlight from the film Mapelli used a queen-bee pheromone to attract 12,000 honey bees, the second time she’s done a honeybee dance. The artist admits to being stung six times while covered in bees to film ‘Queen of the Sun’, although she wasn’t stung at all in her first dance.

Mapelli describes dancing with bees as “magical.”

“It’s a duet,” she said. “We’re working together. It’s a really amazing, meditative experience.” Learn more about Queen of the Sun project on their website. information via The Columbian

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New articles on honey bees

Are Pesticides Behind Massive Bee Collapse? Discovery 1-11-12

Einstein was right - honey bee collapse threatens global food security The Telegraph 2-6-12

Collapsing Honey Bee Colonies: Blame The Parasites? NPR 1-7-12

Honeybee problem nearing a ‘critical point’ The Guardian 1-13-12

Photo: Howard Schatz. An homage to Robert Longo. Model: Michael Scirrotto; Styling by Nikko Kefalas; Grooming by Danielle Cirilli.“There’s no other industry where you could get paid so much for doing so little,” says a former Lehman trader, quoted in this week’s New York Magazine article Is This the End of Wall Street As They Knew It? Paul Volcker agrees. “They made a lot of money trading with each other with doubtful public benefit.”

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Pamela Druckerman’s new book “Bringing Up Bebe,” catalogs her observations about why French children seem so much better behaved than their American counterparts. We read about Druckerman’s new book via Wall Street Journal.

More DFR Komen News

A few social media types are complaining that the liberal media just won’t let go of the Komen defunding of Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings, and then changing course at the end of last week.

(Please be advised that Komen is denying that this story, launched by LifeNews.com is true. We will know more in the morning.) That’s because we’re just getting started with Komen, now that we know the organization quietly cancelled $12 million in research funding last November, dollars contributed by vast numbers of Americans walking for the cure who embrace stem cell research. Very quietly Komen blowed to social conservatives pressure and big-time leaning by America’s Catholic bishops,  cancelling all breast cancer research grants that used embryonic stem cell research.

America’s top universities like John Hopkins were hit by the change in Komen policy. Let me be clear that AOC’s position is that Komen can donate funds however they wish. But corporate and individual supporters of Komen should be fully informed that Komen no longer supports cutting-edge, breast cancer research. Critics of Komen have long criticized that only about 20% of funds raised really goes for research. And now the amount will drop even further, if Komen refuses to fund the best scientists.

When TIME magazine writes Planned Parenthood vs Komen: New Win in the Culture War, yes this IS what social-media engine looks like and we’re just getting warmed up with Komen. The digging on behalf of women with breast cancer is just beginning, because we don’t like what we see so far.

More Komen-related articles

The Politics of Absolutely Everything Gail Collins for NYT

How a GOP Win Could Spell the End of Reproductive Health for Global Women Michelle Goldberg for Daily Beast

Surprises in Komen-Planned Parenthood dustup: How cancer screening is done and who pays for it The Washington Post

Komen Also Stops Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research Centers LifeNews.com

Catholic Bishop Drops Komen Support Over Planned Parenthood Ties LifeNews.com 7/13/11