Normal testicular descent involves a transabdominal phase, which is mediated by müllerian-inhibiting factor (MIF) (a product of Sertoli cells), and a scrotal phase, which is mediated by androgens and β-hCG.
The man who stands before a crowd and proclaims his intention to save the seas is convinced that he is superior to a man who merely picks up his own and other people’s litter on the beach, when in fact the latter is in some small way sure to make the world a better place, while the former is likely to be a monster of vanity whose crusade will lead to unintended destruction.
Massie attempted to cover her smirk with her hand, but her shaking shoulders gave her away. Claire smiled. She loved it when Massie lost control, and wanted to see more. She started gulping air.
was surprising and sometimes consternating to find that notwithstanding the opportunities I had to learn the facts and despite one’s inherent distrust of what one learned from Nazi sources, a steady diet over the years of falsifications and distortions made a certain impression on one’s mind and often misled it. No one who has not lived for years in a totalitarian land can possibly conceive how difficult it is to escape the dread consequences of a regime’s calculated and incessant propaganda. Often in a German home or office or sometimes in a casual conversation with a stranger in a restaurant, a beer hall, a café, I would meet with the most outlandish assertions from seemingly educated and intelligent persons. It was obvious that they were parroting some piece of nonsense they had hear…
According to Angus Konstam who has investigated Blackbeard’s life and piratical career extensively, until Blackbeard’s final battle with the lieutenant of HMS Pearl, Robert Maynard, who took the bearded icon’s life, the world’s most notorious and fearsome pirate hadn’t so much as killed a single man. Apparently he didn’t need to.
Peter T. Leeson
The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates
Here, Paul says that the way the Word dwells richly among us is by our teaching and admonishing one another with songs, hymns, and spiritual songs.5 In this view, the whole verse is a single command. To put it another way, we sing so that we can teach and admonish one another, resulting in the rich indwelling of God’s Word in God’s people. If music in the church is just about consumeristic preference, then my singing is motivated by my personal tastes. If singing is about letting God’s Word dwell among us, then my singing is motivated by love for God (whose Word I want dwelling with me) and love for my church family, whom I have the chance to admonish and encourage as I sing. If we believe that the Word of Christ dwells richly in us as we sing it, then the way we sing and what we sing h…
Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel
(Via Amanda Mcclendon)
Then it was that, had I not been deterred by the very chance that such an injury might prove greater than the injury to be averted, my exultation would have broken out.
Forgiveness is the choice to let go of resentment. It’s a commitment to live in the present, free of anger’s inertia. To resent is to cling to the past, to keep alive the original suffering.
Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values
(Via Joe Sabado)
con empleados insatisfechos, clientes insatisfechos.
Más ideas y menos másters: Las claves de un gran emprendedor para triunfar en los negocios y en la vida (Spanish Edition)
The Rise of the Meritocracy was an amazingly astute description of what we have become—a society “dedicated to the one overriding purpose of economic expansion,” in which “people are judged according to the single test of how much they increase production.” In such a society, “the scientist whose invention does the work of ten thousand, or the administrator who organizes clutches of technicians” is counted “among the great,” and intelligence is defined as “the ability to raise production, directly or indirectly.”15