Archives for November 2013

4 Magic Phrases to Use if Cops Stop You

What are the magic words, you ask? The first magic words can set you free. Simply ask,“AM I FREE TO GO?” If they reply that you are free to go, then you are free to go. You may have to wait for the officer to finish the citation, but yes, you are free to go. […]

Neil Theise, M.D. – Complexity Theory & Panpsychism

Dr. Neil Theise, LIver Pathologist and Stem Cell specialist, explains complexity theory, and how sentience could be a function not only of human brains, but of all life, and indeed, of all existence. Sentience, according to his view, is the very interaction that creates all patterns in the universe, including all matter and space. via […]

Why Microwave Popcorn Is An Absolute Health Nightmare

If you or someone you know is still eating microwave popcorn, listen up! I can’t tell you how many countless times I used to eat microwave popcorn when I worked in an office. My co-workers would buy one of those packs from the vending machine in the break room and pop that sucker right into […]

9 Tactics for Rapid Learning

Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart. Often implying you can’t improve Everyone is “smart” in their own way. Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate IQ is all in the genes. Except IQ changes with age and IQ tests can […]

Top 20 Natural Painkillers In Your Kitchen

Top 20 Natural Painkillers List Ginger (add to 1-2 teaspoons daily to diet for general muscle pain) Cloves (chewed gently for toothache / gum inflammation) Apple Cider Vinegar (1tbsp mixed with water before meals for heartburn) Garlic (made into a special oil for earache – recipe at the original article) Cherries (joint pain, headaches – […]

5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Bedroom and Better Your Sleep

You will spend one-third of your life in your bedroom. Think about it. One third of your total life spent in one room. You will rest, relax and regenerate here. You will sleep, dream, hug and have sexy time in this room. Yet, somehow, we rarely ask ourselves whether we can improve the quality of […]

5 In-Demand Skills That Can Be Mastered Online

Today’s workplace is not like that of our mothers and fathers. Our parents would pick a single career, like an accountant, lawyer, or teacher, and continue with that role and position for the rest of their life. However, in the last 10-15 years the landscape of employment has changed drastically. Trends in technology have eroded […]

7 Social Hacks For Manipulating People – PsychTronics

Whenever someone is angry and confrontational, stand next to them instead of in front of them. You won’t appear as so much of a threat, and they eventually calm down. Open with “I need your help.” People don’t like the guilt of not helping someone out. When asking for a favor from someone, begin your request by saying […]

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People | Alternet

Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and maybe other species, like dogs, cats, birds, and whatnot. Strangely enough, however, some people act as if they just want to be miserable, and they succeed remarkably at inviting misery […]

Secret Space Program and Missions To The Moon and Mars / John Lear – YouTube

Fact? Fiction? Both? This interview is not new, but given disclosures and scientific discoveries of recent years these stories of Lear’s could be plausible, yet seemingly unbelievable. In his first interview with George Noory, retired airline pilot John Lear spoke on a variety of topics which included his experiences as a pilot, NASA’s secret space […]

Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt

“If you want to know where this leads, check out what’s happening in Canada, where I live. The Conservative government of Stephen Harper has done such an effective job of gagging scientists and shutting down critical research projects that, in July 2012, a couple thousand scientists and supporters held a mock-funeral on Parliament Hill in […]

Accidental Discovery More Practical than Superconductivity

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the performance of devices like computer chips. WSU doctoral student Marianne Tarun chanced upon the […]

What if Our Hair Dryers and Blenders Worked Like Open Source Code?

Tseng deconstructed 50 common household gadgets and realized that you could recreate all of them with five basic modules. Have you ever looked at your hair dryer and wondered if it could make a killer latte? Or if your desk lamp could double as a projector in a pinch? Probably not, but design student Weilun […]

10 Foods That Discourage Colon Polyps

Nutritious, fiber-rich foods have long been associated with regular bowel function and improved digestive health. Recent research suggests that the effects of these foods may be more beneficial than previously thought, especially with regard to the development of colon polyps. Colon, or colorectal, polyps are small fleshy growths inside the lining of the large intestine […]

The American-made Stuxnet virus has infected the International Space Station | ExtremeTech

“The virus wasn’t planted there by a species of locust-like space aliens hell-bent on revenge for a defeat at the hands of humans during a certain day of historical importance. Instead, the virus has reportedly gone rogue — or at least become too big for its creators to control. Reports state that Stuxnet is hitting […]

Stanford scientists create low-cost clean energy from H2O

Stanford researchers have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen. The goal is to supplement solar cells with hydrogen-powered fuel cells that can generate electricity when the sun isn’t shining or demand is high. via Stanford scientists create a durable, low-cost water splitter made of silicon and […]

Alcohol Without the Hangover? It’s Closer Than You Think

Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote that would allow you to drive home safely. It sounds like science fiction but these ambitions are well within the grasp of modern neuroscience. Alcohol is both one of […]

The Map of 12 North American Nations

You might think you live in a nation of 50 unified states, but according to author and journalist Colin Woodard, the U.S. is a lot less united than we like to think. According to Woodard, the country is divided not by state lines but is in fact separated into 11 neatly delineated nation states where […]

10 Signs You’re Gluten Intolerant

More than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It’s estimated that 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease are never diagnosed. It is also estimated that as much as 15% of the US population is gluten intolerant. Could you be one […]

Scientists Successfully 3D Print Embryonic Stem Cells For the First Time | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

“The technology could provide doctors with an endless supply of organs for transplantation, and it could entirely eliminate the practice of animal drug testing. According to Dr. Shu, “In the longer term, we envisage the technology being further developed to create viable 3D organs for medical implantation from a patient’s own cells, eliminating the need […]