The Daily Populous

Sunday March 21st, 2021 day edition

image for Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years

Without knowing where he was going, with no particular place in mind, he stepped into the trees and walked away.

It had just about zero gas and I was miles and miles from any gas station,” he said.

There have been hermits – also known as recluses, monks, misanthropes, ascetics, anchorites, swamis – at all times in recorded history, across all cultures.

Jesus, Muhammad and Buddha all spent significant time alone before introducing a new religion to the world.

The Tao Te Ching says that it is only through retreat rather than pursuit, through inaction rather than action, that we acquire wisdom.

Maine is partitioned into a series of long north-south valleys, the geologic clawmark left by glaciers surging and retreating.

Profound truths, or at least those that make sense of the seeming randomness of life, are difficult to find. »

High vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19, especially for Black people

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In a retrospective study of individuals tested for COVID-19, vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient were associated with a lower risk of COVID-19.

The study, published March 19 in JAMA Open Network, retrospectively examined the relationship between vitamin D levels and likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19.

A separate study recently found that over 80% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were vitamin D deficient. »

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Director Confirms Existence of R-Rated Cut

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On Friday, director Chris Columbus revealed that an R-rated version of the beloved 1993 comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” exists – though there is not a NC-17 cut of the film.

Doubtfire' (1993), Robin Williams improvised so much that there were PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 cuts of the film — Film Facts 🎬 (@factsonfiIm) March 18, 2021.

HBO released a comprehensive documentary about the actor in 2018, several years after his death in August 2014. »

Conservative delegates reject adding 'climate change is real' to the policy book

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A double majority of delegates — a majority of delegates overall and the majority of delegates in the majority of provinces — must agree to an official policy change.

Erin O'Toole delivers speech to Conservative policy convention Politics News 29:48 Opposition leader Erin O'Toole delivers speech to the 2021 Conservative policy convention.

While delegates rejected the "climate change is real" proposal, the "policy document already has a section on climate change," DeLorey said. »