According to a group of biologists in Japan, the newfound species — named Ideonella sakaiensis F6 — breaks down the plastic by using two enzymes to hydrolyze poly[ethylene terephthalate], or PET. This false-color SEM scanning electron microscopy image shows Ideonella sakaiensis. Shosuke Yoshida et al. PET is a condensation polymer used in plastic that is highly resistant to biodegradation. It is industrially produced by either terephthalic acid or dimethyl terephthalate with ethylene glycol. To date, very few species of fungi — but no bacteria — have been found to break down this polymer. The Japanese team, led by Dr. Kenji Miyamoto from Keio University, collected samples of PET debris and screened for bacterial candidates that depend on PET film as a primary source of carbon for growth.
Abuse, Boundaries, and Incompatibilities in Mono/Poly Relationships
As I discussed earlier, the defining trait of abuse is control. This is true whether our partners are trying to control our jobs, our friendships, or our intimate relationships. On the opposite side of relationships from control is setting boundaries. Instead of our partners telling us what WE are allowed to do, they are telling us what they require in a healthy relationship, and what is and is not acceptable to them.
Why we all need to do a self-check for tolerance and acceptance. There is a phenomenon I’ve noticed in many of the poly communities I’ve visited, and it’s time I brought it into the light so we can all take a good, hard look at how we’re treating each other.
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Only once in my life have I ever been in a monogamous relationship that I expected to last a lifetime… everything else has always been just for now. I have a real huge problem with commitment… but, you know, that happens when a lifemate dies. Anyway, this other relationship style I have been exploring is called polyamory. And all relationships have difficult times as well as spectacular ones… or at least they should.
So go forth and love… whomever and as many as you want because life is just painful sometimes and we need all the love we can get.
He is still having a hard time grasping what many are saying. I have written an in-depth response because the questions he asks, which seem simple to him, are anything but simple. In comments I wrote the following. Dan, I think a key component of understanding this question is the context in which died-in-the-wool if you will polyamorists live out their poly lives while to at least some degree swimming against the larger mainstream cultural tide.
You know, of course, what that’s like. Trusting in ourselves and our own sense of who we are and what is right for us, without shame or apology, becomes an essential component in withstanding the blow-back we get from people whose esteem we care about and whose tolerance, if not acceptance, we value. That sense of identity becomes the bedrock upon which we can build a life that will withstand the external cultural challenges we sometimes encounter.
As I am fond of saying, polyamory ain’t for sissies. These challenges take the form of drama and rejection by one’s family of origin, the loss of friends who don’t approve, loss of a job because the boss starts to question our judgment, or loss of child custody due to false assumptions by family court judges.
As you point out and as Chris Ryan and Cacilda Jetha well demonstrate in Sex at Dawn, humans are naturally non-monogamous – of course!
How to Figure Out Whether Your Relationship Can Handle Polyamory
Wednesday, February 27, Polyamory In this article, I’m addressing a key idea behind polyamorous relationships. A metamour is your partner’s partner.
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Non-monogamy or nonmonogamy is an umbrella term for every practice or philosophy of intimate relationship that does not strictly hew to the standards of monogamy , particularly that of having only one person with whom to exchange sex, love, and affection. Therefore, in that sense “nonmonogamy” may be as accurately applied to infidelity and extramarital sex as to group marriage or polyamory. More specifically, “nonmonogamy” refers to forms of interpersonal relationship, intentionally undertaken, in which demands for exclusivity of sexual interaction or emotional connection, for example are attenuated or eliminated.
Individuals may form multiple and simultaneous sexual or romantic bonds. The “love outside the box” symbol for polyamory and non-monogamy. Anarchists-A in a heart is a symbol of relationship anarchy.
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Thought I would just add that I know of three couples, personally, who tried the “open relationship” thing. Two of the marriages ended in divorce and the third couple switched back to a monogomous relationship because, after a while, it wasn’t working for them either. I don’t know if our preference for a monogomous partner; jealousy and all that which comes with it; is something instilled in us by society Even in cultures where polygamy is the “norm” because of economic reasons, it is usually the man who has many wives and not the other way around.
Since I know of THREE couples who have all tried this, and failed, I can look at the odds and come to my own conclusion that polygamy isn’t condusive to establishing loving, caring, long-term relationships. I just haven’t seen it
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All of the schools closed, and most businesses shuttered. Auburn was the site of a hospital for Texan Confederate soldiers. Published online Feb 9. PEOPLE often marry people who are just like them similar in terms of social background, world view and race. Online dating may be changing that, however, breaking us out of our existing social circles. Celebrities are creating online dating profiles and children are now signing up their parents for Internet dating.
Ideonella sakaiensis: Newly-Discovered Bacterium Can Break Down, Metabolize Plastic
Wesp created the Usenet newsgroup alt. No single definition of “polyamory” has universal acceptance[ citation needed ]. Although many individuals[ who?
For the record, Showtime did not cancel the show. Here’s my understanding of why Polyamory: Married & Dating didn’t continue. Shortly following the season finale, the production company, BermanBraun, changed ownership.
EevyernDracaneon Void-Bound Voyager As a polyam girl in a polyam v myself I’d love to be able to marry more than one character I love Sebby and Abigail both so much guys I wanna marry them both. Seeing as the game is already supportive of gay relationships as is, I don’t feel that this is out of the reaches of what would make sense in game. I’ve seen a mod that changes the dialogue of certain cutscenes to be supportive of polyamorous players instead of turning it into a “cheating party to expose the cheater”, and that’s a great start to halt the problems that arise when the player woos more than one NPC, but it’s not the same as being able to marry them all.
The fact that it would be a mod implies that people would get to choose if they want that sort of thing so ppl who don’t want this can literally just not download it , and I feel like if someone feels a certain NPC would be monogamous instead of polyam, there could be a config file that lets the player decide which NPCs are eligible for polyam marriage! This is a small, close-knit town, and considering the personalities of the characters, it seems like quite a few of them would become very insecure, jealous, or flat out break up with you because they’d consider it cheating, or not go out with you in the first place.
More power to those that want it. It just seems very unrealistic for this story of game c’: Those aren’t personality traits lol they’re personal issues you gotta deal with yourself that don’t involve your partner directly and never should. I call it the Infidelity mod. I am currently adding new dialogue and such..