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Bialik Breakdown. Twitter. BLUF: The Military Standard That Can Make Your Writing More Powerful. Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen. “We have to get better at understanding these compound impacts,” said Michael Craig, an expert in energy systems at the University of Michigan who recently led a study looking at how rising summer temperatures in Texas could strain the grid in unexpected ways.

Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen

“It’s an incredibly complex problem to plan for.” Some utilities are taking notice. After Superstorm Sandy in 2012 knocked out power for 8.7 million customers, utilities in New York and New Jersey invested billions in flood walls, submersible equipment and other technology to reduce the risk of failures. Last month, New York’s Con Edison said it would incorporate climate projections into its planning. As freezing temperatures struck Texas, a glitch at one of two reactors at a South Texas nuclear plant, which serves 2 million homes, triggered a shutdown. It’s also common for extreme heat to disrupt nuclear power. Abc7. It's been almost a year since Michael Reagan, 50, came down with COVID-19.


"I woke up first thing in the morning and I felt really hot and out of breath," he said, recalling the morning of March 22, 2020. "I went into the bathroom trying to catch my breath, and I immediately coughed up blood into the sink. ... What is Breathwork - How to Do Breathwork. Breathing hasn’t always gotten the respect it deserves.

What is Breathwork - How to Do Breathwork

We’ve always known that it keeps us alive, in an automatic and largely unthought of way, but now, we are living in a time when breath has never felt more sacred—becoming eerily significant as a respiratory virus ravages the globe. But almost concurrent with the spread of COVID, the practice of breathwork has gained momentum and entered the realm of pop culture. The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow debuted on Netflix in late January 2020, a few weeks before the world shut down. In a popular episode highlighting Dutch extreme athlete Wim Hof’s soft belly breathing and cold-resistance training for physical and psychological healing, we watched from the comfort of our couches as Goop employees plunged into a freezing-cold lake.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta's prescription for fighting off dementia

"I've had a longstanding love affair with the brain," he said. "You're a brain surgeon — what's it like to hold it in your hands? " asked CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Callie Russell of Alone Is Who You Want in the Wilderness. Callie Russell, a competitor on the reality-TV series Alone, appears tirelessly optimistic—even with a porcupine quill embedded in her flesh.

Callie Russell of Alone Is Who You Want in the Wilderness

This season, the History Channel show dropped contestants in the remote Arctic with cameras to film themselves, limited tools for survival, and the promise of a $1 million prize for lasting 100 days. The seven-season series has routinely reduced people to screaming at trees and weeping into their mittens, but Russell consistently gives the camera a big, toothy, and most of all genuine grin in the face of all manner of adversity. When temperatures plummet and it starts to snow, Russell enthuses to the camera, “GOOD MORNING! Winter has arriiiiiived!” The 1 Percent Rule: Why a Few People Get Most of the Rewards.

Sometime in the late 1800s — nobody is quite sure exactly when — a man named Vilfredo Pareto was fussing about in his garden when he made a small but interesting discovery.

The 1 Percent Rule: Why a Few People Get Most of the Rewards

Pareto noticed that a tiny number of pea pods in his garden produced the majority of the peas. Now, Pareto was a very mathematical fellow. The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions. For the past half-century, sleep researcher Rosalind D.

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

Cartwright has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Freud and those of Jung about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In The Twenty-four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives (public library), Cartwright offers an absorbing history of sleep research, at once revealing how far we’ve come in understanding this vital third of our lives and how much still remains outside our grasp. Probiotic Proves Deadly Against Clostridium Difficile. In the fight against bacterial pathogens, researchers are finding new weapons in “good” bacteria, as a new study suggests that probiotics may be used to kill dangerous Clostridium difficile bacteria.

Probiotic Proves Deadly Against Clostridium Difficile

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States sees nearly 500,000 C. difficile infections each year. The “superbug” is one of the biggest drug-resistant threats plaguing the country’s healthcare system, killing an estimated 14,000 individuals each year and costing about $1 billion annually in medical expenses. C. difficile infections typically occur in individuals who have recently taken antibiotics to fight another infection, as the antibiotics kill off the beneficial bacteria in the gut and thus, make patients more susceptible to infection if they come into contact with contaminated surfaces. When the FDA Drastically Curbed Fecal Transplants, I Performed My Own. I’d had intestinal distress before, but never like this.

When the FDA Drastically Curbed Fecal Transplants, I Performed My Own.

I was excreting not just waste, but blood and bits of my colon’s lining — up to 30 times per day. Your home is a hotspot for Covid-19, studies say. A new analysis that looked at 54 studies in over 20 countries found homes where someone was sick with Covid-19 continued to be hotspots for virus transmission, even if overall community spread was down.

Your home is a hotspot for Covid-19, studies say

"This is yet another study that reminds us of how contagious the virus that causes Covid-19 is, and how hard it is to keep from infecting others if one lives in crowded, multigenerational housing," said CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, who was not involved in the study. Risk was higher if the family member showed symptoms of Covid-19 -- such as cough, sneezing, body aches, chills and fever -- than if the person showed few or no signs of the virus, the study found.

Risk was also higher between adults than between adults and children. Quickly moving infection Fewer than half of infected household members had symptoms at the time infection was first detected. For Patients & Families - Peggy Lillis Foundation. A new or suspected diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can be frightening and overwhelming. Patients suffering from recurrent CDI often experience frustration, difficulty working and engaging with family and friends, and an array of social and emotional issues. The symptoms and impact of CDI can vary greatly in their severity – from inconvenient to potentially life threatening – depending on your overall health and the particular bacterial strain.

For young, otherwise healthy people, CDI is rarely life threatening, though it can be. A Necessary and Winnable War. A Necessary and Winnable War “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” –Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Republicans are really good at division, and I’m not talking about math. The GOP has long-ago perfected the art of culling votes from people who don’t benefit from their policies. Drgominak. Vitamin D, Deep sleep & Gut Bacteria w/ Dr. Stasha Gominak. How to fix your sleep - Dr. Stasha Gominak. Twitter. Gut microbiome linked to poor sleep via metabolite production. Among the many negative health outcomes that may be driven by changes to our gut microbiome is poor sleep, with recent research uncovering links between it and alterations to the community of bacteria living in our bellies.

A new study out of Japan’s University of Tsukuba is shining yet more light on this relationship, describing how depleted diversity of microbes in the gut can led to disrupted sleep in mice. The research follows similar studies carried out on mice and fruit flies earlier this year, in which scientists found changes to the gut microbiome could lead to high blood pressure and fragmented sleep, as well as early death from sleep deprivation. The latest work carried out at the University of Tsukuba focuses on the role this bacteria plays in affecting sleep via the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Twitter. RightSleep® Your Brain Is Not for Thinking. This view of the brain has many implications for understanding human beings.

So often, for example, we conceive of ourselves in mental terms, separate from the physical. A bad stomach ache that follows an indulgent meal may send us to the gastroenterologist, but if we experience that same ache during a messy divorce, we may head to a psychotherapist instead. At the gastroenterologist’s office, we experience our discomfort as an underlying physical problem; at the therapist’s office, we experience the same discomfort as anxiety — a psychological disturbance, physically manifested.

In body-budgeting terms, however, this distinction between mental and physical is not meaningful. Anxiety does not cause stomach aches; rather, feelings of anxiety and stomach aches are both ways that human brains make sense of physical discomfort. Twitter. Twitter. How to Export Your Google Photos Library. Google Photos keeps your pictures and videos backed up online. But to save your moments in case of an accident or to free up cloud space, you should still periodically back up your Google Photos library locally. Twitter. Google Photos is ending free unlimited storage in 2021 — so what are your options? Google did it again.

It is shutting down one of the most popular features across its product universe: Google Photo’s free unlimited storage. Four main chemicals in your brain are responsible for feelings of happiness: dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin.You can boost your levels of these four happy hormones naturally by eating right, exercising regularly, dancing, and more. If you suffer from low levels of serotonin and natural remedies aren't working, consider discussing medical treatment options with your doctor.This article was medically reviewed by Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, MedStar Washington Hospital Center.Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Whenever you feel joy or satisfaction, it's the result of a complex network of synapses firing in your brain at once. How to be happy: the secrets to satisfaction and mindfulness through meditation from a Buddhist monk once stressed and fatigued.

We have been seeking happiness ever since humankind evolved past the stage of simple survival. What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? 98 Symptoms Coronavirus Patients Say They've Had. Twitter. Ding-dong, the jerk is gone. But read this before you sing the Hallelujah Chorus. 'We did it, Joe!': Kamala Harris calls president-elect Biden to celebrate election victory – video. Van Jones: For a lot of people it's a good day. The top 5 skills to learn right now—where to find free online courses. You searched for 09. 'Emily in Paris': The 3 mistakes in digital marketing of the Netflix series. “Emily in Paris”, la nueva serie original de Netflix, estrenó su primera temporada y desde el primer capítulo, internet explotó. Desde los outfits, pasando por las escenas de la cosmopolita vida parisina y culminando en la carrera en Social Media de la protagonista, esta serie definitivamente es el sueño de muchos.

Pero enfocándonos en el marketing y las redes sociales, ¿lo que nos cuenta la serie es verdad? How to boost happiness hormones like serotonin and dopamine in everyday life. Twitter. What would Joe Biden do as president? Real-time tracking of serotonin, dopamine opens new window to the brain. Mathematics of Perspective Drawing. Gary weber - Cerca con Google. The Side Effects of Meditation No One Talks About. The Pandemic Proves That Society Was Wrong About How to Live Life. 10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts. A Coronavirus Winter: How the U.S. Can Survive the Pandemic. Vox March1966. Twitter.

In Nazi-Occupied Norway, Glimpsing the World Hitler Wanted. An Education. Twitter. Steve Rose, old hand at Martha's Vineyard Shipyard - The Martha's Vineyard Times. Twitter. Highland Green - Not Quite Quittin’ Time. Coronavirus and denial: Why some people just can't face reality. We Should All Be Preppers. Richard A Miller Jr. Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information. Twitter. Twitter. Harold Pinter - Facts. "We all live in a kind of continuous dream. When we wake, it is because something, some event, some pinprick even, disturbs the edges of what we’ve taken as reality." Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation. One of my favorite basketball writers is @andyblarsen at the @sltrib. Of late, he's shifted from Jazz coverage to coronavirus coverage. Different topic, same excellent writing and analysis. This article on where and how the virus spreads is top-notch. NICHD - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The Best Boston Movies Of All Time, Ranked - CINEMABLEND. The hidden links between mental disorders. Centra caregivers face uncertainty, personal sacrifice as they care for COVID-19 patients. Abdominal Pain, Repeated Vomiting, Quickened Heartbeat. Airbreak Overview - airbreak. How to find optimum pressure on CPAP. Change CPAP Pressure Settings - Adjusting your machine with a Clinician Setup Manual. How To Win Any Argument By Retreating Into Your Mind Palace - The Shatner Chatner. Into The Forest Dark sur Twitter : "During this time of social isolation, I am writing this sitting in the kitchen sink in a ramshackle castle, while my sister dreams of romance & my father never finishes his second novel. Oh, and a young man slips me poe. Cultural Institutions Head Online in Light of Coronavirus Concerns. Make some furry friends with these animal live streams! #quarantine @goodnewsnetw0rk. British Museum sur Twitter : "□ Did you know the Museum is the largest indoor space on Google Street View? Peruse more than 60 galleries at your leisure as we #MuseumFromHome – drop in to the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery here https.

Don Lemon: Donald Trump is gaslighting you over coronavirus. Advice from Rabelais for anyone who might be running out of loo roll… Has Anxiety Killed Your Appetite? Here’s What to Do About It. 7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety. Royal County Arts - Home. National Geographic Out of Eden Walk. Why Philosophers Are Hot Profiles On Corporate Job Market! #philosophers #philosophy. How many delegates has each presidential candidate won so far? Robert Macfarlane sur Twitter : "“I offer a braid of stories meant to heal our relationship with the intertwining of science, spirit & story that allows us to imagine a different relationship, in which people & land are good medicine for each o.

Researchers trained a barn owl to glide through a cloud of helium bubbles, revealing the elegant vortex flows created by its wings. What is a group of vultures called. This afternoon @BUClassics, I'm giving a proseminar for our PhD students — "How to Write." Here are the slides. How to write proseminar. Scott Insurance. Greece’s Secret to Perfect Honey. After Trump impeachment vote in the House, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have one card left. Christmas eve sunset. Have a great Christmas friends.… What can we read in this haiku's empty spaces (ma) by Buson (1716-83): A wooden-head Buddha is not the Buddha… Wise words depicted through Physics. People Tell Us About Using ‘Smart Drugs’ to Max out Their Productivity. This Japanese game show (Slippery Stairs) deserves a TV Award for Best Drama.…