Things that Matter: Vegan Dessert, a Starry Night Bike Path, and Moral Character makes you, you.

Things that matter today...

Vegan Desserts?

I am not a vegan, have never been a vegan, and don't ever plan on becoming one but this vegan dessert sounds absolutely delicious!! And easy to make I might add. This is an important aspect if like me, you can be cooking challenged at times, and is helpful considering the holidays are right around the corner.

Source: One Green Planet.



3 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (pat dry if needed) 
2 tablespoons sugar 
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/2 cup oats 
1/2 cup sliced almonds 
1/4 cup brown sugar 
2 tablespoons coconut oil 
1 teaspoon vanilla

The 'Starry-Night' Bike Path

Source: Vocativ

The photograph you see here is a picture of a 3-D bike path in the Netherlands commemorating the Dutch post impressionist Van Gogh's painting "The Starry-Night."
One of coolest of these commemorations is the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, which opened just last week in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Created from a design by Daan Roosegaarde, it’s a special twist on the already existing Van Gogh cycle route that connects various heritage locations in Brabant, Van Gogh’s homeland.
The original painting.

Morality is the key to self-identity.

Ever wondered who you are and why you are the way you are? Well...Nina Strohminger explores what makes Her conclusion is that moral-character makes us who we are.
Recent studies by the philosopher Shaun Nichols at the University of Arizona and myself support the view that the identity-conferring part of a person is his moral capacities. One of our experiments pays homage to Locke’s thought experiment by asking subjects which of a slew of traits a person would most likely take with him if his soul moved to a new body. Moral traits were considered more likely to survive a body swap than any other type of trait, mental or physical. Interestingly, certain types of memories – those involving people – were deemed fairly likely to survive the trip. But generic episodic memories, such as one’s commute to work, were not. People are not so much concerned with memory as with memory’s ability to connect us to others and our capacity for social action.



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