Podcasts This Week (May 27, 2013)

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ESL Podcast 898 – People of Different Ages

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “late-” and “to size up.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Ageism and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.”
“Ageism” or “age discrimination” is the act of treating people unfairly because of their age, especially because one believes…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 400

Topics:  Movies – Patton; The Eagles; to swear versus to promise versus to vow; nice to come home to; enclosed versus attached

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Military Awards.”
“George S. Patton was a “well-decorated” (received many awards) general in the U.S. Army and won some of the highest…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 899 – Purchasing and Using an E-Tickets

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to prompt” and “to flag down.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about Of Mice and Men.
Of Mice and Men is a 1937 novel by John Steinbeck. It is about two “migrant workers” (people who move from place to place while looking for…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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3 Responses to Podcasts This Week (May 27, 2013)

  1. emiliano says:

    Good morning, it is the third Sunday of May?
    Yes. I think so, but Í am not sure as sometimes I don´t konw what day I am living on.

    Some comments about a peculiar strange news that I have read in the newspaper some days ago.
    My comments and news are together.

    It is somewhat surprising news recently read in the paper, by a curious or unusual indeed it seemed appropriate to include in my desembuches.
    Knowing what it is to suffer depression clear that even I have faced this kind of “side effect”‘d rather not, it would be closing monk rather than accept a depression having an orgasm while yawning.
    No thanks, everything in its time and the satisfaction of having a loved one beside me and have just what you need to be with him / her will always be what every normal person craving. Not a product designed to remedy a condition that provides another set of experiences.
    However, it is preferable thousand times these side effects to normal intestinal disorders, headaches, dizziness or liver problems other medication that usually produce.
    I hope, I hope, that nobody thinks to take this drug depressed, better search, find the right partner to have these experiences.
    About the news, more or less:

    Five percent of patients treated with clomipaprina experienced a strange side effect consisting of uncontrolled orgasms.
    The side effects of many medications are often a source of concern for patients who are forced to take them. However, very few are as strange and pleasant as an antidepressant marketed in the early 80s. As we read in the blog “Engadget Science” , several people treated with a drug based on the clomipaprina their doctors warned that after start taking these pills experienced uncontrollable orgasms when yawning.

    An article published in a scientific journal in 1995 and Ian Crofton collected in the book “History of science without the boring bits” , explains that, far from being concerned about this unusual side effects, many patients waiting for their treatment to be extended for a long time. However, its consequences were not entirely positive, since, while a man claimed that he was forced to wear a condom to avoid permanent stains uncomfortable, another patient had to ask to take his medication, because in the hospital environment is not had satisfactorily to resolve their “irresistible sexual urges.”

    Surprised at this unusual phenomenon also affecting people of both sexes , scientists studied the different cases and, a year later, published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry a possible explanation of it. According to the results of their investigation, the effect of clomipramine reuptake serotonin resulting increase in the levels of this neurotransmitter in the brain. Too much might stimulate the corticotropin releasing factor hypothalamic plays an important role in activation of neuronal circuits responsible behavior patterns such as yawning and spontaneous sexual response.

    Posts to have “side effects” would not hurt as most of the drugs we produce similar feelings without being “drugged” like other anxiolytics or antidepressants.
    But this one seems some how curious and different.
    My thoughts are, how so long time to say something about a medicine with this extrange side effects,. Of course it is so bad to go through a depression, but I can´t
    imagine such incredible sensation being so bad.

    Despite these side effects I think it is better to have love feelings with our lover one that taking pills to be right from a depression after all.

    As a matter of fact it is a curious subject but I don´t recomend it by all means.

    Greetings ….. and yawn, you may not need any medication……Who knows?

    My best to all you.

  2. Dan says:

    Thank you Emiliano, that’s informative.

    I did not know about those things.
    I never take medications ’cause I am rarely sick. Under that aspect I consider myself lucky.
    I am one of those people that goes to the Doctor once every 3 or 4 years.


  3. emiliano says:

    Thanks Dan, that´s really good for you.
    Living in Torrevieja, Alicante, I did the same like you, in four years I went once to the doctor because I have a bad
    “lumbagia”, nothing more.
    Now I have to go to the doctor because Cuca needs some medicines every two months but except last year, by my
    bad experience, I didn´t go either, thanks God.

    All the best to you Dan, how are you going?
    May I have some news from you to my mail, Dan?

    Take care dear your cats need you, or even some body you don´t know now, all it is possible dear Dan.


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