Thomas Ford: Exits the stage at 52.

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In Martin, Ford played Tommy Strawn who was, at times, the straight man for Martin Lawrence’s jokes, but he very often inserted scene-stealing “bald-headed logic” and witty comments in odd situations. Also, his character was often the subject of many jokes regarding his mysterious employment status though Tisha Campbell-Martin revealed he was a counselor and presumably unemployed after Ford complained that his character lacked development. Ford received an NAACP Image Awards nomination in 1996 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Ford Received numerous awards and played different characters in different movies which established his name in Hollywood. Tommy played a big role in the television network as a host, in the rising of his career comes a dilemma that made him to be in life support but this storm in his life never stopped him to be continually supported by a lot of people. Ford died on October 12, 2016, at an Atlanta area hospital after an aneurysm in his abdomen ruptured. He was 52.

For a fact that TV host sets the atmosphere of an enjoyable and entertaining portion of a not-so-productive hours of people who loves to spend most of their time watching television is something that must be appreciated. Though they are a lot, they spend their time in making people happy. One of those is Tommy Ford.

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Food: Emotionally, Socially, Spiritually Hungered.

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Have you ever thought about what its like to not have food? I am sure that most people do not have to worry about being hungry everyday, but there are people who do. It hurts to think about all of those people that do not make it through the night because of not having any food. If just one person got out there and helped feed the hungry, just imagine the lives that could be saved. Its amazing how much just one person can do. There are so many persons around the world that are dying every minute because they don’t have something to put in their stomachs, How can we end world hunger? Is it through food drives, raising money? How long do they need to wait just to get something for themselves?

We live in a world where so many have no clue about the people in need of food. I feel like so many don’t show their loving sides to those who need our help. Of course, there are a good bit of people out there who show their kindness to those in need but sometimes people just turn complacent of their deeds that they think they have done enough. Just think about everyone who is worrying about when they will get their next meal. The problem that is occurring right now needs to be revealed to the world. Everyone needs to know what is happening right in front of them. This can no longer be hidden from the clueless, the facts need to be shown. There are many programs that are currently helping to alleviate the world hunger problems but did it address the fact that every second we spend thinking of how we can feed them children cry for food, some die and some suffer. But, we can’t forget that the term “world” includes developed countries as well. A lot of people think that highlight is the developed countries. There are some countries in the world that just don’t need food but physiological, emotional and spiritual food. Are our duties which can be associated with link and bond we have as human beings end in physiological needs? We feed them for a day and tomorrow they will be hungry again. The point is, if we are not just feeding physiologically, it might save them not just from famine but socio-economic unrest.

Imagine a life where all that was thought about was “when will I eat next” or “will I survive through the night”? Life would be so difficult. This plan to eliminate world hunger is quite a large one, but anything is possible if people set their minds to it. Think about that little boy or girl in Africa, Asia or even America, that is starving because their parents can’t afford food. A famous woman once said that “natural disasters such as severe droughts, earthquakes, and tropical storms, and the disruption they cause to agriculture and food distribution, contribute to the hunger crisis. Drought, for example, is now the single most common cause of acute food shortages in the world. Women, who account for up to 80 percent of the world’s farmers, are hit doubly hard: first by the loss of sustenance; second by the loss of income through which they can purchase food from alternative supplies.” She is saying that there are so many reasons why starvation is occurring all over the world. Starvation is everywhere and we need to put an end to it as soon as we can. It has taken enough lives as it is. If we all got together, then this dream of no hunger could actually be a reality! We can do this if we really try!

Without a Voice

This post caught my attention.

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It had been happening almost every day. And this morning was no exception. Cade’s allergies have been relentless.

“Ugggh.” Cade grunted on the couch. The painful, frustrated sound could be heard all through the night. My Cade radar was on high alert keeping REM sleep at bay.

“God, please grant my son peace.” I prayed. The salty tears crossed my lips as I lay. Tightly gripped my hands remained as I continued. “Please keep him free from pain.”There’s no worse feeling than knowing yourchild is suffering. “Please…” At times the man upstairs appears to be listening. Then, there are other times where he simplyappears preoccupiedwith more pressing matters. Either way, I prayed.

6:00 a.m. came way too soon. My hands still gripping. My heart still praying. I made my way to the living room. This is where Cade chooses to sleep these days.

“Uggh.” The grunting became louder. The heavy…

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Music: Life in Harmony

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Music is a form of art which has accompanied humankind since the origins of our species. Starting from the early primitive instruments used by our cave-dwelling ancestors, and ending up with modern synthesizers and computer programs that create new musical sounds, human beings have constantly tried to surround themselves with music. It gradually became more complex, as well as the instruments on which it was performed. Research has shown that music can positively impact plants and animals, and scientists discovered that it can also provide beneficial effects to human health; today, music therapy is a popular and effective way of treating psychological disorders. So, what are the positive effects of music on the human brain and human health?

Music can decrease the risks of heart attack and stroke.

 

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Music has been found to lower blood pressure; changes in the “autonomic” nervous system, such as breathing and heart rate can also be altered by music (Tryon Daily Bulletin). This helps to create a so-called “relaxation response,” which counteracts the damaging effects of chronic stress. Music contributes to the release of endorphins, which are protein molecules produced by the nervous system that works with sedative receptors in the brain. They improve mood, boost the immune system, reduce eating disorder symptoms, and help fight cancer. In this respect, music has powerful positive effects on the functioning of the human body.

Music also affects the way our brain functions.

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It is reported that easy-listening and classical music improves the duration and intensity of concentration in all age groups and ability levels (eMed Expert). At the same time, another research study has shown that music with a strong beat stimulates brain waves to resonate with them. In other words, the faster the beat is, the sharper concentration becomes, and thinking becomes more alert (Tryon Daily Bulletin). Listening to music also helps people recall information; certain types of music can serve as strong “keys,” supposedly forming a strong connection between emotions they evoke and the information, which can be recalled much easier during playing back the song which was being played during the process of learning (eMed Expert).

Music also performs several social functions, which are usually omitted when talking about its effects. Music today is an extremely popular and available form of entertainment; people of all ages attend concerts of their favorite bands and singers, and share the same positive emotions there. However, they can share the same emotions in everyday life; simply talking about music, even if the interlocutors have just met and have different preferences, can help them establish communication faster and easier. Youth are often grouped in fan-clubs and subcultures, which also helps young people to socialize.

 

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Music is one of the most ancient forms of art, and one of the most beneficial for human beings as well. Music deals powerful, positive effects on the human body, reducing risks of heart diseases, cancers, enhancing the immune system, and reducing chronic stress. It also helps our brain function better by increasing its cognitive abilities, attention, memory, and concentration. In addition, music is a factor of socialization and facilitates establishing communication with unfamiliar people and socialization.

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Religion & Science: Opposite?

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You have to ask yourself what do you mean by science and what do you mean by religion. The definition for religion (from the dictionary app) is a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world, and the definition for science is observing the world around you and coming to conclusions based off of observations, experiments, and evidence. Now, I can’t see how these two are opposites, can you? Why would one have to live with one and without the other? It seems to me that you cannot have one, without the other. How can someone observe the world around them and not come to hold any worldview (science with religion).
If you are using the common meaning of the word religion, theism (the belief that there is a god), then what makes theism and science opposites? You would be suggesting that people who do not have atheism (anti-theism) as their worldview are narrow-minded and, therefore; their worldview is illegitimate and not considered “science”. The real question should be a world without theism, or a world without atheism (not “science” as you call it), or the question could be a world with science, or without it (obvious answer).
On another note, to the atheists reading who think that their belief is the only “science”, you certainly have small grounds to stand upon. Based off of observation, experiments, and evidence, evolution and other atheist beliefs hold no ground. Specifically for evolution, there is no way to observe macroevolution (an animal evolving from one kind to another kind), as it would take too long. Your experiments that you use have failed through the centuries (experimenting with life from non-life, finding fossil evidence, etc.), so now atheists have created their own “experiments” which are rigged to give them what they want. For an example, what makes carbon dating so useful? Why have scientists suddenly used carbon dating? The method is highly unreliable and often dates things such as volcanic rock and recently dead plant material to be millions, or billions of years old.
Now to evidence. You would think that of all of the intermediate species, there would be at least a couple remaining fossils of a fish-human, or a frog-cat, but there isn’t. Not even one! You can invent more evidence (conveniently weak, dissolving fossils theories for all of the intermediate links) for all of the inconsistencies, or you can throw away your bias and look at the real question: a world without atheism or without theism; a world without science or without non-science.

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Creativity

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“You get told that the world is the way it is, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact; and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” —Steve Jobs