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How to Control Inflammation with Your Brain. I read an article yesterday that has me extremely excited about the implications.

How to Control Inflammation with Your Brain

The article is called ‘Hacking the Nervous System’ by Gaia Vince. In the article, the author describes the experience of a woman who suffered from severe, debilitating rheumatoid arthritis and her eventual treatment with a device which minimized inflammation by simply stimulating the vagus nerve. What this means, is that by activating the vagus nerve which works through the parasympathetic nervous system, we can greatly influence inflammation and the immune system. The role of the brain on body inflammation can be profound. If you suffer from digestive complaints, high blood pressure, depression or any inflammatory condition, please read on. What is the vagus nerve? First of all, the vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body which originates in the brain as cranial nerve ten, travels down from the neck and then passes around the digestive system, liver, spleen, pancreas, heart and lungs.

Vagal tone. Dedicated to Men Who Feel Like They Will Be Alone Forever - 10 Things We All Need To Stop Believing & What To Do Instead. Life is a complicated journey filled with joy, hardship and everything in between.

10 Things We All Need To Stop Believing & What To Do Instead

Mindfulness and Daily Life. Once, when he was ill, master Baizhang refused food brought to him by a disciple, saying, "A day without work is a day without food.

Mindfulness and Daily Life

" This statement is best understood in the context of the Chan monastic tradition of monks and nuns growing, harvesting, and preparing their own food. In this view, one does not meditate and then do some farming on the side. Or, for that matter, one does not do farming and meditate on the side. How to Use a Squat Toilet: 8 Steps. Am I breaking some unwritten cell phone rule? - cellphone etiquette voicemail. When people call my cell phone and don't leave a voicemail, I tend not to call them back.

Am I breaking some unwritten cell phone rule? - cellphone etiquette voicemail

Should I? Is there a pervasive cultural expectation of which I am unaware that one is obligated to return missed calls? My assumption is that if someone calls me and doesn't leave a voicemail, the reason for their call was a) unimportant or b) time-sensitive enough that leaving a voicemail and waiting for my return call would be futile. I realized the other day that I have no basis for this assumption. So, am I totally off-base? Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are. The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Firefighters. How Can I Improve My Listening Skills? The Science of Practice: What Happens When You Learn a New Skill.

A Better Way to Practice. Kinja is in read-only mode.

A Better Way to Practice

We are working to restore service. Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity - - The Buffer Blog. “I’m not really a creative person”, always struck me as an odd sentence.

Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity - - The Buffer Blog

Could it really be that some of us are born to be more creatively gifted than others? If so, I thought at first, that’s definitely a downer. Guided Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh. How to Tell Your Dad You Love Him. American Civil Liberties Union of Ill. v. Alvarez, 679 F. 3d 583 - Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit 2012. Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand. 21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do. Your iPhone can do all sorts of magical things that you probably aren't aware of.

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

Here's a list of some of the iPhone's coolest hidden features. 1. Shake to undo 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do. Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.

50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do

To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. Google. Power Google. Welcome to Power Google, By Robert Harris, a practical, how-to book about using Google to locate information on the Internet.

Power Google

Below you will find a brief description of each chapter’s content along with two formats in which they can be viewed (Adobe® or HTML). If you do not have an Adobe® Acrobat® reader or would like to update your current reader to the latest version, click on the Adobe® icon below for a free download. Please note: Download times will depend on the Internet connection. 10 Important Google URLs That Every Google User Should Know.

Which websites and apps have background access to my Google account?

10 Important Google URLs That Every Google User Should Know

What does Google know about me? Where can I see all the ads that I’ve clicked on Google search? What does Google know about the places I’ve visited recently? Where should I go if I have forgotten the administrator password for Google Apps? What are my interests as determined by Google? The big list of Android root applications and tools. Initially, the big list of Android root applications and tools will be far from complete, as I could write for literally days before covering everything. So consider this a work in progress, check back later, and feel free to provide input.

My goal here is to have a repository of the most useful Android root applications. Since there are thousands of root apps in Google Play, and tons more that never make it there, I will count on some input from you for things I have missed or things that should go away. The requirements to make this list are that the application uses root to do something other than simply request root access, and that it is not device-specific (such as turning off the triangle notification on Samsung phones).

If there are a million variations of the same application (i.e. ATTENTION ANDROID DEVELOPERS: if you have a root app and you want it in this list, drop a line in the comments section. Updated 2014-04-01 Android root applications and tools Backup Titanium Backup. WiFi. 10 Browser Extensions to Streamline Your Workflow. 7 Basic Things You Won't Believe You're All Doing Wrong. If you're like us, you might sometimes have a problem with complex tasks, like trying to drive an ambulance and send a text message at the same time.

But hey, at least most of us have figured out the simplest things that get us through the day, right? Except, you know, some of the simple things we've done every day of our lives, like ... 13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search. Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks. From finding flights to discovering new music, here are 13 ways to hack Google. Ever since the Internet's dozens of Web crawlers (AltaVista, anyone?)