All I can do is be me, whoever that is. -Bob Dylan
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<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/is-twitter-addictive1.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="is twitter addictive" title="is twitter addictive"/> Twitter and Facebook are harder to resist than alcohol and cigarettes, but so is the urge to work, according to new research on people’s daily struggles with self-control and desire. The counterintuitive findings may reveal more about the complexities of defining addiction and self-discipline than anything else. Researchers gave BlackBerrys to 205 adults and signaled them seven times a day at randomly selected daytime hours for one week. When they were contacted, participants reported whether they were experiencing desire for something, what it was that they wanted, how strong the urge was, whether they wished to resist this desire and if they did in fact yield to the temptation.
I’m fairly certain that I’ve discussed my lack of love for the great outdoors , so it’s safe to say you’ll never hear me writing about long hikes in the woods or camping anywhere other than on a deck chair at a five star resort (Hey, I can dream, right?). Not to say that I am not fond of the fresh air and scenery, I just like to keep a screen between me and the bugs. Needless to say, I don’t last long at picnics in the park or anywhere outdoors for that matter . Usually an annoying fly or buzzing bee will send me into a fit within 20 minutes and I’ll sit there contemplating my escape route or the idea of eating in my air conditioned vehicle. Problem is, I am a big pan of picnic food. Hot dogs, potato salad and watermelon rank pretty high on my hierarchy of good eats, so I’ll usually suffer through it as long as I am armed with cold bottle of water and a fly swatter.
Today is World Nutella Day, so you knew there was no way I’d forgo posting something that utilizes this delicious Chocolate Hazlenut spread. As I have stated once or twice, I love Nutella and I’m pretty certain you could smear the stuff on a piece of cardboard and I’d be completely content! Taking a simple chocolate cupcake recipe and filling the middle with that awesome Nutella lusciousness, definitely quenches that hazelnut craving that I get more frequently than I’d like to admit.
Correction Appended: April 29, 2012 Since thin people can't enjoy life, we eke out pleasure by telling fat people how to lose weight, as if they don't know. Cook! Plant a garden!
Mat Hayward / Shutterstock.com In 1884, a young researcher named Sigmund Freud was studying the mysteries of the human brain when he wrote an article about cocaine. The scientist extolled its benefits in a paper, “Über Coca,” chronicling how he felt when he used the drug. For the next 12 years, Freud habitually used cocaine as he wrote some of his most influential works, including his theories about the Oedipus complex, psychoanalysis, and the unconscious mind. Many people think that Freud was abnormal. Conventional wisdom implies that smarter people are less likely to use drugs.
Can smoking marijuana prevent the memory loss associated with normal aging or Alzheimer's disease ? This is a question that I have been investigating for the past few years. The concept of medical marijuana is not a new one.
<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/is-food-addictive.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="is food addictive" title="is food addictive"/> Can food really be as addictive as drugs? In an impassioned lecture at Rockefeller University on Wednesday, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, made the case that the answer is yes and that understanding the commonalities between food and drug addictions could offer insights into all types of compulsive behavior. Volkow began by acknowledging that the idea is controversial.
The theory of dark matter took decades to take hold in astronomy, and no wonder. It's pretty tough to wrap your mind around the notion that some mysterious, invisible substance pervades the cosmos — and even tougher to accept that it outweighs ordinary matter by a factor of 6 to 1, at least. Evidence eventually trumped incredulity, though, and by the 1980s, the vast majority of scientists were on board with the idea, nutty though it might seem, and there they've remained ever since.
<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/textingcropped.jpg?w=307&h=200&crop=1" alt="textingCropped" title="textingCropped"/> Teens who send more than 120 texts a day are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol or illegal drugs than peers who text less, according to a study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. These “hyper-texters” were also more likely to get into physical fights, binge drink and misuse prescription drugs.
El nuevo infográfico “El Universo de las Drogas” nos permite identificar la ubicación de los psicoactivos más populares con base en sus efectos, un proyecto de la organización civil Espolea A.C para tomar una decisión consciente e informada. (clic en la imagen para verla en tamaño completo) La organización civil Espolea A.C. es de las pocas en México que se ha dedicado al trabajo en investigación y difusión de nuevas políticas de drogas, entre las que se incluye la Reducción de Daños (Harm Reduction en inglés), enfoque surgido a mediados de los años 80’s como una alternativa al prohibicionismo de drogas, o el enfoque clásico, cuyas campañas de prevención se concentran en la censura sobre cualquier tipo de información respecto a las tipologías y efectos de las drogas consideradas ilegales, así como en la distribución masiva de información visual y slogans que depositan en la imagen de las drogas una suerte de “espíritu maligno” capaz de pervertir los valores de la sociedad.
Step # 1 Liquid Base. Melody starts with 1/2 cup water. Step # 2 4 cups of loosely packed spinach.....save the kale for a nice kale salad.
This is the first of its kind post on Designzzz. The reason this subject of watercolor paintings is selected because these paintings cannot carry as much detail as other routine oil or digital paintings. That is due to the fact that watercolours are not that sophisticated with gradients and swirls. This aspect makes it the most aspiring brand of art, hence we are sharing a collection 20 watercolor paintings from all over the internet. And as usual, all the image names are properly linked back to the sources, just click them if you would like a large scale image. What do you think about these kind of posts?
It looks like something from the movie "Avatar": ocean waters that light up like neon glow sticks when they splash. Beaches across southern California have recently been alight with eerie, glowing waves. What could be causing such an otherworldly phenomenon? A recent report by Discovery News has provided an answer. According to marine biologist Jorge Ribas, the glowing is caused by a massive red tide, or algae bloom, of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum . The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore, a surfboard slashes through the surf, or a kayaker's paddle splashes the water.
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