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Put Your Oxygen Mask First Why caring for yourself first may not be as selfish as you think. If you have enjoyed the privilege of commercial flight, you have certainly heard the flight attendants delivering their safety spiel. This mandatory precautionary step is one that helps the passengers of the airplane understand certain safety procedures that would maximize their probability of surviving an in-flight emergency. One of the instructions given goes something like this: “In the extremely unlikely event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will deploy from the overhead compartment”. If you have heard the spiel...

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Alone by Alberto Mella Humans are a very powerful race. While other species face extinction we thrive. Damage to our planet and exaggerated consumption of resources notwithstanding, we make it happen. I live in Florida and enjoy doing local tourism and I can only stand in awe at what natives did to survive. And as much as I despise the callousness with which the colonialist exterminated the local population I am also awed at how they survived and established colonies that were the building blocks to the society in which we now live. It is impressive what a group of...

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