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Is Twitter Really More Addictive than Alcohol? The Vagaries of Will and Desire. 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.

Is Twitter Really More Addictive than Alcohol? The Vagaries of Will 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.

The most strongly felt desires were for sleep and sex. Unexpectedly, cravings for cigarettes and alcohol were reported as weakest. Sitio oficial de turismo de Canadá. Kurt Cobain Raglan - New In Clothing - New In - TOPMAN. We love Balenciaga's crisp lines, slim silhouettes, and impeccable Parisian craftsmanship and this shoulder bag is on the top of our must-have lists.

Kurt Cobain Raglan - New In Clothing - New In - TOPMAN

Dusty rose all-over coloring offsets the hot pink trim and buckle and stud detailing, giving your four-season silhouettes that understated urbane refinement. Removable shoulder straps. Top zipper, antique brass hardware. Zippered front pocket. Unlined, two front slot pockets. Cheesecake in a Jar Recipe. 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?).

Cheesecake in a Jar Recipe

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.

Nutella Cupcakes Recipe. Today is World Nutella Day, so you knew there was no way I’d forgo posting something that utilizes this delicious Chocolate Hazlenut spread.

Nutella Cupcakes Recipe

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. Nutella Cupcakes Recipe. Instant Gratification. 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.

Instant Gratification

Cook! Plant a garden! Read this posting of fast-food-menu calories! Are High-IQ People More Likely to Use Drugs? - Mental Floss. 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.

Are High-IQ People More Likely to Use Drugs? - Mental Floss

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. Are High-IQ People More Likely to Use Drugs? - Mental Floss. Maintaining Memories with Marijuana. Can smoking marijuana prevent the memory loss associated with normal aging or Alzheimer's disease ?

Maintaining Memories with Marijuana

This is a question that I have been investigating for the past few years. The concept of medical marijuana is not a new one. Film - Sydney Festival 2012. Yes, Food Can Be Addictive, Says Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Can food really be as addictive as drugs?

Yes, Food Can Be Addictive, Says Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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.

“This is a concept that is rejected by many people,” she said. “It has polarized the [addictions] field.” Yes, Food Can Be Addictive, Says Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dark-Matter Theory Questioned by Astronomers' New Findings. The theory of dark matter took decades to take hold in astronomy, and no wonder.

Dark-Matter Theory Questioned by Astronomers' New Findings

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. But a new study out of the European Southern Observatory claims that this now established theory could be in trouble. ‘Hyper-Texting’ Teens More Likely to Have Had Sex, Tried Drugs. 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.

‘Hyper-Texting’ Teens More Likely to Have Had Sex, Tried Drugs

These “hyper-texters” were also more likely to get into physical fights, binge drink and misuse prescription drugs. Despite the suggestive findings, researchers are quick to stress that they do not show that texting causes risky behavior, the Associated Press reports. Rather it may have more to do with peer pressure and lack of parental oversight. Dark-Matter Theory Questioned by Astronomers' New Findings. Conoce tu sustancia psicoactiva (INFOGRÁFICO. Everyones Mixtape. What Is That? Fifteen of the World's Most Exotic Pets. Wanderlust: GOOD traces the most famous trips in history. Stacy Stowers. There’s a very good reason why it’s called the Happy Shake!

Though this creamy blend tastes like a delicious dessert, it’s chock-full of spinach, berries and super happy foods, like raw chocolate and maca. The Happy Shake is a meal replacement. 20 Amazing Watercolor Masterpieces. 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? StumbleUpon. Funny: Smart tips to make life easier. 10 Certified Fresh Psychological Thrillers. What is causing the waves in California to glow? 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. - StumbleUpon. Solitude - Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Schedule free text message (SMS) reminders from your computer - Oh, dont forget... DIRECTORIO INDUSTRIAL QUERETARO. Classics - A Nerd's Guide to Reading. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering the king, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

Visual Inspiration - AaronWeissArt.com. Noisey. Constellations. National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor. National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness. Why Intelligent People Use More Drugs. Marijuana Growing Guide Free Library. Meth-addicted snails prove that amphetamines are the ultimate memory-enhancer - io9.

Ironic effects of anti-prejudice messages. In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light. Microwave Hearing. Mind controller: What is the ‘burundanga’ drug? (Wired UK) 30 Funny Illustrations about Simple Truths of Life. Ten Most Extreme Substances Known to Man. And Their Fascinating History. Psychedelic Research. Addiction: Part I. Benzodiazepines-Side Effects, Abuse Risk and Alternatives - April 1, 2000. How Hallucinogens Play Their Mind-Bending Games: Scientific American - (Build 20100722150226) Scientists believe "magic" mushrooms could effectively treat depression.

THC Prevents MDMA Neurotoxicity in Mice - PubMed Mobile. Results : Lab Test Results for Recreational Drugs. Scientists suggest fresh look at psychedelic drugs. Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again - NYTimes.com - (Buil. Two new scientific studies reveal hallucinogens are good for your mental health. Making View AS - Visit Norway - Geiranger. Religion May Cause Brain Atrophy. Think faster focus better and remember moreRewiring our brain to stay younger... The Dark Side of Oxytocin, the Hormone of Love - Ethnocentrism. 7 Skills To Become Super Smart.

Think Different: How Perception Reveals Brain Differences. The Whole Brain Atlas. 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Brain. Feelings of Knowing : The Frontal Cortex. Time on the Brain: How You Are Always Living In the Past, and Other Quirks of Perception. 120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power - StumbleUpon. The Human Brain - Stress.

The depression map: genes, culture, serotonin, and a side of pathogens. This Is Your Brain On Caffeine. Sleep, Tetris, Memory and the Brain. Why do You Turn Down the Radio When You’re Lost?

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