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Overnights with Nerida is all about keeping you company through those dark hours of the morning. Music, chat, teachings and even the odd book review. You can email meThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and follow me on facebook here.

Alzheimer’s Is Not Normal Aging

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from his lab as well as a message of hope. “Alzheimer’s is a disease,” Cohen says,

 

 

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What is the What? by Dave Eggers

I'm reading this great book at the moment.
It's the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng a Sudanese child refugee who immigrated to the United States under the Lost Boys of Sudan program. 

Here's a short synopsis:
It's all about Achak, a boy who is separated from his family during the Second Sudanese Civil War when the Arab militia, referred to as murahaleen (which is Arabic for the deported), wipes out his Dinka village, Marial Bai. During the assault, he loses sight of his father and his childhood friends, Moses and William K. William K escapes, but Moses is believed to be dead after the assault. Achak seeks shelter in the house of his aunt with his mother, who is frequently identified throughout the book with a yellow dress. Before they are hidden, they hear the screaming of Achak's aunt, and his mother goes to investigate. Achak never sees her again. He evades detection by hiding in a bag of grain, and credits God for helping him stay quiet.

What is the What? by Dave Eggers

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Monica Lewinsky on public shaming

Do you remember Monica Lewinsky?
I listened to this talk recently and found her to be so inspiring, have a listen.

"Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.

 

 

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