The OpenSSL project has recently announced a security vulnerability in OpenSSL affecting versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 (CVE-2014-0160). Customers that are running Linux and are using SSL could be affected by this issue and should upgrade to a fixed version as soon as possible.
If you’re using the Amazon Linux AMI, you can simply run “sudo yum update openssl”, and then restart any services using OpenSSL to protect any at-risk instances.
Find more details and update instructions from the websites of your Linux vendor of choice:
* Amazon Linux AMI: https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/security-bulletins/ALAS-2014-320/
* Red Hat: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0376.html
* Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2165-1/
Please note that several of the prominent Linux operating systems have released fixed packages that still bear the OpenSSL 1.0.1e name. Even though the OpenSSL project released 1.0.1g as their newest software, downstream Linux providers have in some cases elected to include just the fix for CVE-2014-0160 in their packages in order to provide a small update quickly. Updates to 1.0.1g are likely to come later.
For more information about this vulnerability, please visit
* AWS Security Bulletin page: https://aws.amazon.com/security/security-bulletins/
* OpenSSL’s official advisory: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140407.txt
* The Heartbleed Bug: http://heartbleed.com/
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The Right Brain
According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:
- Recognizing faces
- Expressing emotions
- Reading emotions
The Left Brain
The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. The left-brain is often described as being better at:
- Critical thinking
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Herbs that help boost serotonin levels include oatstraw, which is loaded with B vitamins, and the roots of angelica, burdock, dandelion, ginseng, wild yam and black cohosh. Cannabis, long called the “giver of joy”, significantly raises serotonin levels.
Activities that enhance serotonin levels include gentle yoga or tai chi, walking, stretching, being in nature, sunshine, clear skies, mild wind, prayer and meditation. Talking with a compassionate person or writing to oneself in a journal is very healing and boosts immunity as well as serotonin levels.
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