For men and women the probability of depression slowly builds and then peaks when people are in their forties -- a similar pattern found in 72 countries ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe, the researchers said.
At least now I know why.
The frozen body of a baby girl has been found on a Saskatchewan First Nation and it's believed to be the one-year-old sister of a three-year-old girl found dead Tuesday.
The tiny body of the baby was found Wednesday morning on Yellow Quill First Nation.
RCMP spent the night trying to find the one-year-old, after being alerted that she and her sister were missing.
The tragic chain of events started at around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, when RCMP and ambulance attendants rescued a man on the Yellow Quill First Nation, which is about 250 kilometres east of Saskatoon.
He was suffering from frostbite and hypothermia and was rushed to hospital. He also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, the RCMP said.
But because of his injuries, he wasn't able to speak until about eight hours later.
When he did speak to investigators at around 1:30 p.m., he asked about his daughters.
Police went back to search on the Kelvington-area reserve and found the three-year-old girl's body between the man's home and another house, about 400 metres away from where the man was found.
The girl was wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper, the RCMP said. An autopsy has been scheduled for the three-year-old girl. The man remains in hospital.
The swing kids of Third Avenue are moving out of their basement digs after a Big Apple buyer bought their hangout.
The Glengarry building, which has housed The Bassment jazz club for 25 years, has been sold to a New York architect. With his planned renovations, the underground club is on its last note.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be defending their Grey Cup title without coach Kent Austin.
The 44-year-old announced Wednesday he is leaving to become offensive co-ordinator at Ole Miss, his alma mater.
"I struggled with this one pretty big time," Austin said at the news conference. "Having won the Grey Cup didn't make the decision any easier.
"I have a great love and affection for my university and it's not just the university, it's the people that I'll be working with."
From 1981 to 1985, he played quarterback at Ole Miss and grew up in nearby Nashville.
Austin is Ole Miss's second all-time passer and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.
Austin replaces David Lee, his former quarterback coach, who left the school recently to join Bill Parcells with the National Football League's Miami Dolphins.
Austin took over as Roughriders coach on Dec. 6, 2006, succeeding Danny Barrett after being fired as the Toronto Argonauts' offensive co-ordinator.
He was hailed as a hero across Saskatchewan on Nov. 25 when the Riders defeated Winnipeg 23-19 in the 95th Grey Cup in Toronto for just their third title in the team's 97-year history.
Weather for Prince Albert;
Cloudy. Snow beginning early this morning. Risk of freezing rain this morning. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow in open areas this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 this morning. High minus 6 with temperature falling to minus 16 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 27 this afternoon.
Comedian Bob Newhart plays Dr. Robert Hartley, a psychologist living in Chicago with his wife Emily, a schoolteacher. His neighbor, Howard Borden, is a divorced airplane navigator. One of Bob's best friends is Dr. Jerry Robinson, an orthodontist that works on the same floor as Bob. There's also Bob and Jerry's receptionist Carol Kester as well as a long list of patients of Bob's such as Elliot...
LONDON (AFP) - Eyebrows were raised in the House of Commons on Thursday when a motion calling for the Church of England to be disestablished was listed with the number 666, symbol of the AntiChrist.
â€œThis number is supposed to be the mark of the Devil. It looks as though God or the Devil have been moving in mysterious ways,â€ said Bob Russell, a Liberal Democrat MP among those proposing the motion for debate.
â€œWhat is even stranger is that this motion was tabled last night when MPs were debating blasphemy,â€ he added.
The motion calls for an end to the formal link between Church and State in England â€” embodied in the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is both head of state and head of the Church of England.
The number 666 is referred to in the Book of Revelations in the Bible: â€œHere is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred, three score and six.â€
â€œIt is is incredible that a motion like this should have, by chance, acquired this significant number,â€ said Russell.
Under the rules of the House of Commons the motion by backbenchers has little chance of actually being debated in parliament.
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Almighty and eternal God:
our eyes cannot see you,
our hands cannot touch you.
You are beyond the understanding of our minds.
Yet you have breathed your Spirit
into our spirits.
You have formed our minds to seek you,
inclined our hearts to love you,
called us to be heirs of your eternal kingdom.
Give us faith to lay hold of things unseen,
to live as those who see the invisible God.
Bring us at the last
to those things beyond our seeing,
beyond our hearing,
beyond our imagining,
to the vision of your glory
when we shall see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Halfway Covenant was a form of partial church membership created by New England Puritans in 1662. It was promoted in particular by the Reverend Solomon Stoddard, who felt that the people of the English colonies were drifting away from their original religious purpose. First-generation settlers were beginning to die out, while their children and grandchildren often expressed less religious piety, and more desire for material wealth.
Full membership in the Puritan (and tax-supported) church required an account of a conversion experience, and only persons in full membership could have their own children baptized.
In response, the Halfway Covenant provided a partial church membership for the children and grandchildren of church members. Those who accepted the Covenant, and agreed to follow the creed and rules of the church, could become church members without claiming a spiritual experience. These half-members could not vote on any issues within the church, although all members could participate in the sacrament of the Supper.
Puritan preachers hoped that this plan would maintain some of the church's influence in society, and that these 'half-way members' would see the benefits of full membership, be exposed to teachings and piety which would lead to the "born again" experience, and eventually take the full oath of allegiance. Many of the more religious members of Puritan society rejected this plan as they felt it did not fully adhere to the church's guidelines, and many of the target members opted to wait for a true conversion experience instead of taking what they viewed as a short cut.
Overall, religious piety began to decrease and secular values began to become more prevalent in colonial society.
Response to the Halfway Covenant may have sown the seeds for the First Great Awakening in the 1730s, launched by Stoddard's grandson Jonathan Edwards. Along with Calvinist George Whitefield, he preached that God is "in the now", and there must be a "urgent call for lanquid will", in response to the half will that the Halfway Covenant allows.
And unless you're extremely organized, a house full of stuff can be very depressing. A cluttered room saps one's spirits. One reason, obviously, is that there's less room for people in a room full of stuff. But there's more going on than that. I think humans constantly scan their environment to build a mental model of what's around them. And the harder a scene is to parse, the less energy you have left for conscious thoughts. A cluttered room is literally exhausting.
(This could explain why clutter doesn't seem to bother kids as much as adults. Kids are less perceptive. They build a coarser model of their surroundings, and this consumes less energy.)
I first realized the worthlessness of stuff when I lived in Italy for a year. All I took with me was one large backpack of stuff. The rest of my stuff I left in my landlady's attic back in the US. And you know what? All I missed were some of the books. By the end of the year I couldn't even remember what else I had stored in that attic.
And yet when I got back I didn't discard so much as a box of it. Throw away a perfectly good rotary telephone? I might need that one day.
The really painful thing to recall is not just that I accumulated all this useless stuff, but that I often spent money I desperately needed on stuff that I didn't.
â€œWhen I first began preaching, I wanted each sermon to be a powerful and transformative experience. I wanted it to be exegetically and theologically sound, even while it was painting new pictures and inspiring new metaphors. I wanted peopleâ€™s lives to be changed and the reign of God to come. Now, after almost 20 years of ministry, I just want to have it done by Friday.â€
Bradley Schmeling in Christian Century magazine