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An interesting and Inspiring Letter by a Former Slave

In integrity on March 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

We (African Americans especially) sometimes forget the strength of our ancestors to survive slavery. This letter by a former slave is a reminder that hard work, perseverance, pride, tenacity, integrity and a measure of forgiveness can lead to success.

Descendents of the Anderson family have much to be proud about. Be sure to click on the link in the article to find out more about the family tree.

Fascinating!

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Painful News About Women & Pain

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

A recent study about pain attempts to debunk the commonly held belief that women have a higher pain tolerance than men. In a recent blog post, Dan Ariely, reported on a study whose conclusion, based on patients’ self reports, that women rate pain 20% higher than men.

To me, this does not debunk the commonly held belief about women and pain primarily because these are self reports. Women may be more willing to admit pain & less willing to “tough it out.” Second, men may be willing to underreport the amount of pain in order to not seem weak. So I continue to agree with Dr. Ariel’s teacher that women have a higher tolerance for pain.