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Watch “The Graduate – Sound of Silence” on YouTube (Simon and Garfankel)

The Sound of Silence
Simon and Gurfankel

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
Fools, said I, you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence
Songwriters: Paul Simon
The Sound of Silence lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Remember “The Graduate”? Watch “Simon And Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair (with lyrics)” on YouTube

Scarborough Fair
Simon & Garfunkel

Are you going to Scarborough Fair
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt (deep forest green)
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Without no seams nor needle work (blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain)
Then she’ll be a true love of mine (sleeps unaware of the clarion call)
Tell her to find me an acre of land (a sprinkling of leaves)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (washes the grave with silvery tears)
Between the salt water and the sea strand (A soldier cleans and polishes a gun)
She’ll be a true love of mine
Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather (War bellows blazing in scarlet battalions)
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme (General order their soldiers to kill)
And gather it all in a bunch of heather (And to fight for a cause they’ve long ago forgotten)
Then she’ll be a true love of mine
Are you going to Scarborough Fair
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine
Songwriters: Arthur Garfunkel / Paul Simon
Scarborough Fair lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress (Infographic)


10 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress (Infographic)
Getting a grip on your stress levels is not as hard as you think.

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Stress is a major factor in our lives and can take a toll on our mental health. However, before letting yourself reach burnout, it’s important to understand where your stress is coming from so you can tackle it.

Related: Finding Your ‘Stress Sweet Spot’ to Perform at Your Best

For starters, if you find yourself dealing with high stress levels often, cut out caffeine and other stimulants. Jumpstart your day with exercise instead. Physical activity can help boost your metabolism, make you happier and reduce the levels of stress hormones in your body. Of course, one of the other obvious things you can do to reduce stress is get enough sleep — according to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult should get seven to nine hours of sleep every night.

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For some not-so-obvious ways to reduce stress, keep a mood journal so you can understand what exactly is causing you tension. Chewing gum and lighting candles are two other simple and easy ways to tackle stress.

Exercise Benefits Cancer Patients Even 4 Years Later (from Medscape.com)


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Exercise Benefits Cancer Patients Even 4 Years Later
Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN

February 19, 2018
Cancer patients who exercise regularly while undergoing adjuvant therapy appear to be more physically active years after their treatment ends. In addition, in cancer patients who participated in an exercise program during therapy, there was a tendency toward less fatigue over both the short and long term, according to new findings.

“The take-home message is that offering exercise during cancer treatment is recommended and has beneficial short- and long-term health effects,” said lead author Anne M. May, PhD, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

She was speaking at a press briefing held in advance of the upcoming Cancer Survivorship Symposium (CSS) Advancing Care and Research, in Orlando, Florida, where the results will be presented.

May noted that this study is the first to show that patients who are physically active during cancer treatment maintain higher levels of physical activity over the long term, which is highly beneficial for their health and well-being.

She explained that these results come from the long-term follow-up of the PACT trial, a Dutch study that investigated whether exercise during chemotherapy can reduce treatment-related side effects, including cancer-related fatigue.

“Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most distressing side effect of treatment,” said May, “and it can persist for many years after treatment. That is the reason why we studied whether exercise for people during treatment with chemotherapy would prevent patients from developing severe fatigue.”

Study Details
The PACT study was a two-armed, multicenter randomized controlled trial that compared an 18-week supervised exercise program to usual care among 204 breast cancer patients and 33 colon cancer patients who were undergoing adjuvant treatment, including chemotherapy.

Patients were randomly assigned to receive either usual care or a supervised exercise intervention that included 60 minutes of combined moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength training twice a week, plus 30 minutes of home-based physical activity 3 days a week.

The team previously reported short-term benefit from the exercise program, noting that patients in the intervention arm experienced less fatigue than those in the usual-care arm (BMC Medicine. 2015;13:121).

Now, the team reports results from the 4-year follow-up.

A total of 128 patients were included in the follow-up (intervention, n = 70; usual care, n = 58). Fatigue and physical activity levels had been assessed at baseline, at 18 weeks post intervention, at 36 weeks post baseline, and at 4 years post baseline.

May and her colleagues found that cancer patients in the intervention group experienced less physical fatigue at 4 years compared with patients in the usual-care group (-1.13, 95% confidence interval [CI], -2.45 to 0.20; effect size [ES] = 0.22), but this did not reach statistical significance.

Patients in the intervention group also engaged in significantly higher levels of moderate to vigorous total physical activity (141.77 min/wk: 95% CI, 1.31 – 281.61; ES = 0.22) after 4 years compared to those in the usual-care arm.

Patients who had participated in the exercise program reported engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity 90 minutes a day on average, compared to 70 minutes a day reported by the usual-care group.

“We think that offering exercise during cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, should be recommended, as it has beneficial short- and long-term effects on health,” May concluded.

Consistently Shows Benefit
A growing body of evidence supports the premise that regular physical activity may play a protective role and decrease the risk for many types of cancer, and that it may also help temper the adverse effects of treatment. Studies have demonstrated that exercise regimens benefit cancer patients both when they are receiving active therapy and afterward.

At the press briefing, moderator Timothy Gilligan, MD, FASCO, a medical oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, pointed out how consistent the literature is regarding the benefits of physical activity. “Nutritional recommendations seem to change every year, but if you look at the research on exercise, it consistently shows many positive benefits for health,” he said.

“We want to get people to exercise, so It is interesting here that we saw a long-term effect on people’s physical activity level,” said Gilligan.

The study was supported by grants from the Dutch Cancer Society, the Dutch Pink Ribbon Foundation, and the Netherlands Organization for Health Research. The authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr Gilligan has a relationship with Wellpoint.

Cancer Survivorship Symposium (CSS) Advancing Care and Research. Abstract 99, presented February 16, 2018.

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andrew goldstein| Health Business/Administration Feb 22, 2018
When the human body exercises (i.e., increases its metabolism) appropriate to age, health status and prior conditioning, every cell in the body responds positively. If you have cancer, your strengthened immune system is better able to do its job of immune surveillance.

Evolution always favors and promotes activity, not inactivity.

Dr. M.S. Prodan| General Practice Feb 22, 2018
A good & timely topic: Exercise Benefits Cancer Patients Even 4 Years Later

Yes- extensive publications claim exercise is not only a safe, natural, and very powerful preventative, it also helps patients better deal with: the side effects of treatment; decreases the risk of re-occurrence and mortality & enhances the quality of life both during and after treatment.

Being physically active after a cancer diagnosis is linked to better cancer-specific outcomes for several cancer types (34). A breast cancer diagnosis had approximately 40% to 50% lower risks of breast cancer recurrence, death from breast cancer, and death from any cause compared with more sedentary women (37). In a large prospective cohort of patients with colorectal cancer, those who engaged in leisure-time physical activity had a 31% lower risk of death than those who did not, independent of their leisure-time physical activity before diagnosis (40).

More research is needed in order to address the following important questions as published in some studies:

1.Does being physically inactive cause cancer and/or does being physically active prevent cancer?

2.If the association is causal, what is the optimal time in life, intensity, duration, and/or frequency of physical activity needed to reduce the risk of cancer, both overall and for specific sites?

3.Do biomarkers of cancer risk or progression that are affected by physical activity exist?

4.Does the association between physical activity and cancer differ in populations that have higher proportions of inactive and/or obese individuals compared with the general population?

5.Does physical activity benefit people with a genetic susceptibility to cancer?

6.Does it benefit all cancer patients?

7.Is there any contraindication of physical activities in cancer patients?

  1. Are there any alternatives for patients who become physically week after therapies?

Finally, findings from epidemiologic published studies cannot completely exclude reverse causation as a possible explanation of the link between physical activity and better cancer outcomes. That is, people who feel good are more likely to exercise and be physically active than people who do not feel good, particularly patients who become physically very weak after chemotherapy or other therapies.

Thank you.

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It is the stupidity of EU LEADERSHIP THAT BROUGHT BACK RHE LUZ EXTREME VIEWS SICH AS BACHMANN’S A NATURAL REACTION! Bachmann: Founder of far-right anti-Islam group Pegida barred from entry to UK and deported | The Independent


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Lutz Bachmann: Founder of far-right anti-Islam group Pegida barred from entry to UK and deported
‘Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an individual if it is considered that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good’

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Bachmann, co-founder of the Pegida movement, takes part in a protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the German Unity Day AFP/Getty
The founder of far right anti-Islam group Pegida has been barred from entry to the UK and deported from Stansted airport.

Lutz Bachmann, who has led anti-immigration marches of tens of thousands of people, landed at Stansted airport on Saturday night.

He was detained and subsequently expelled from the UK on Sunday morning.

The Home Office told The Independent Bachmann was refused entry on grounds his presence in Britain was not in the interest of the public good.

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“Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an individual if it is considered that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good,” said a spokesperson.

Supporters say Bachmann was due to speak alongside Tommy Robinson – the former English Defence League leader who founded a subsidiary branch of Pegida in the UK – at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park on Sunday.

The 45-year-old founded Pegida, which stands for “Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the West”, in October 2014 to demonstrate opposition to plans for 14 refugee centres in Dresden, Germany.

Branded “Nazis in pinstripes”, the group has been widely accused of racism, fascism and xenophobia.

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Bachmann stepped down from his official role as leader in January 2015 after a picture of him dressed as Hitler surfaced on Facebook – something he dismissed as a “joke”. However, he then capitalised on a resurgence of concerns around a migration influx and returned to his post after the outcry had subsided a few months later.

According to the Sachsische Zeitung newspaper, Bachmann has several criminal convictions – 16 burglaries, driving drunk or without a licence and dealing cocaine.

In 1998, after Bachmann was sentenced to a number of years in prison, he fled to South Africa but was deported back to Germany.

A spokesperson for anti-racism campaign Hope Not Hate told The Independent they were not surprised Bachmann was refused entry to the UK.

“Bachmann is a multiply convicted racist, drug dealer and burglar who, like Tommy Robinson, has made his name as a prominent Islamophobe,” they said.

“Far from being denied a chance to air their views, as they often like to falsely claim, these extremists have abused freedom of speech and social media platforms to spread and push toxic views which, as Britain’s most senior anti-terror police officer has warned, are akin to how jihadi hate preachers like Anjem Choudary pushed their vile beliefs in the past.

“These extremists are two sides of the same coin and need each other – which we, the ordinary Britons, do not.

“In the wake of the Government’s decision to refuse entry to Lauren Southern, Brittany Pettibone and Martin Sellner last week, we warned that Bachmann – with his extreme history – could also be turned away. It appears that today that is the case.”

The decision to bar Bachmann comes after Canadian far-right activist Lauren Southern was detained in Calais and banned from entering the UK earlier in the week.

Ms Southern, who worked for far-right Canadian site The Rebel Media, was held by Border Force in Coquelles on Monday.

Ms Southern, who supported a seaborne mission seeking to hamper the rescue of refugees, claimed British authorities had told her she was “officially banned from UK for racism” after being detained.

“They just locked me out and said ‘au revoir’ … Officially banned from UK for ‘racism’ … Doing fine though, all the cool people are being banned anyway,” the far-right provocateur tweeted.

They just locked me out and said “au revoir”… Officially banned from UK for “racism”.. doing fine though, all the cool people are being banned anyway 😉

Need to gather my thoughts and call family. Interrogation story is pretty crazy though. Will tell it soon. pic.twitter.com/mARtkyZKFm

— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) March 12, 2018
Writing in a Facebook post last week, Generation Identity, a British white supremacist group, said Austrian far-right activist Martin Sellner and his American girlfriend Britanny Pettibone, who is a YouTuber and author, had been detained by the British Government.

The couple were refused entry at Luton airport on Friday, also on grounds their presence was not conducive to the public good. Mr Sellner and Ms Pettibone were detained and subsequently removed from Britain on Sunday.

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