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Junk Food Isn't Just Making People Fat—It's Making Them Stupid. Crossword, Sudoku, and Jeopardy!

Junk Food Isn't Just Making People Fat—It's Making Them Stupid

Enthusiasts beware: Every french fry and candy bar you consume might be throwing off your game. A study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University and published in the journal Neuroscience suggests that high-fat, high-sugar diets have a detrimental effect on what they refer to as "cognitive flexibility," or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations. The research was performed using laboratory mice that consumed diets with varying levels of fat and sugar before facing a gamut of tests—primarily mazes and basic puzzles—to monitor changes in their mental and physical function.

The researchers paid specific attention to the types of gut bacteria present in each control group. So, Why Should You Care? People have been paying more attention to their guts than ever. Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals. There is no shortage of pithy quotes encouraging positive thinking: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

“Reach for the stars!” “Look on the bright side.” “See the glass as half full.” While inspiring words might provide a moment of motivation, it turns out they can have an adverse effect on achieving those goals. The Economics of Happiness (2011) Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking.

The Economics of Happiness (2011)

It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is becoming increasingly stressful. The six laws of survival: Strategies for beating the worst case scenario.

TODO ESTA BIEN EN EL AQUI Y AHORA Leonardo Bioenergetica Leo Raposo Terapeuta Facebook. Class Dismissed. The Primal Revelation at the Heart of Civilization. How to Protect The Body Against AI Assimilation (Morgellons) The body is an amazing thing, despite the program of 'disgust' we are all indoctrinated into on Earth.

How to Protect The Body Against AI Assimilation (Morgellons)

Can you mistreat a car for a long time and expect it to keep running? Probably not, but our bodies can take an enormous amount of punishment. Even after a long life of unconscious habits that slowly destroy this temple for our consciousness, it can still be rejuvenated.The body can be thought of as a network of cells, tissue and biochemical structures all working as a reflection of its environment; our consciousness and choices. Nature has provided for this community for eons, only recently did humanity begin thinking we could divorce ourselves from nature and still be healthy; clearly this is not the case. Thinkfinity Resources.

Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich. Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' - Christine Gross-Loh. Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted.

Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' - Christine Gross-Loh

Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. There are no gifted programs, almost no private schools, and no high-stakes national standardized tests. Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world. Switch Zoo - Animal Games. Scribble Maps - Draw on google maps with scribblings and more!

Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training. Mindfulness. Train-working-memory. What is Working Memory?

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Can it Be Trained? By: Dr. Pascale Michelon You have prob­a­bly noticed the increas­ing amount of research and media cov­er­age focused on “work­ing mem­ory”. What is work­ing mem­ory? Work­ing mem­ory is the abil­ity to keep infor­ma­tion cur­rent in mind for a short period, while using this infor­ma­tion for the task at hand. Let’s take a few con­crete exam­ples to under­stand in which sit­u­a­tions work­ing mem­ory is used. Idea Mapping. 25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques. By Celes on Feb 9, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post Caught with a problem you cannot solve?

25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques

This Guys Digitally Recreates His Dreams. Every morning after waking up, one reddit user tries to digitally recreate the dream he had the night before.

This Guys Digitally Recreates His Dreams

Here are some of his favorites: See more at Truth Seeker Daily Share and Enjoy. This Website Was Made to Induce Meditation… and It Works! Eternal Bliss is the world’s first guided meditation that lets you control most of the experience.

This Website Was Made to Induce Meditation… and It Works!

If you don’t like the Zone that you’ve been placed in, use the arrow keys or swipe to move to a different one. These 29 Clever Drawings Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World. This Is The Most Beautiful Performance I’ve Ever Seen! What They Do Will Amaze You! What Is Character? Debunking the Myth of Fixed Personality. Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web. By Maria Popova “Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted.”

Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web

Ever since its invention in 1839, the photographic image and its steady evolution have shaped our experience of reality — from chronicling our changing world and recording its diversity to helping us understand the science of emotion to anchored us to consumer culture. But despite the meteoric rise of photography from a niche curiosity to a mass medium over the past century and a half, there’s something ineffably yet indisputably different about visual culture in the digital age — something at once singular and deeply rooted at the essence of the photographic image itself. The Surprising Science of Why It’s Dark at Night, Animated. Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2013. Deep Web Intelligence. We are finding many different industries are able to capitalize on Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). In this post we’ll uncover how a mining company is using BrightPlanet’s Data-as-a-Service model to monitor the Ebola health outbreak to keep their expatriates informed and out of harm’s way with the use of one dataset.

You’ll see what type of data is harvested and how it is enriched to make it usable. Continue reading. Deepermind. Table of Contents-George Norwood Home Page March 23,2013 1. Introduction to Deepermind Words are not things. Inner and Outer Worlds, the Body and Consciousness. 2. Imogen Heap Performance with Musical Gloves Demo: Full Wired Talk 2012. TEDxBRISTOL 2011 - CREATIVITY SESSION - IMOGEN HEAP. Solar Distillation by NG H2O.avi. Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!)

Neil Harbisson: I listen to color. The Book of Symbols: Carl Jung’s Catalog of the Unconscious. By Kirstin Butler. Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each. Story of Stuff (2007, OFFICIAL Version) Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals. Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action.

Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation. Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really? Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity. Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world. Isabel Allende: Tales of passion. Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust. Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms.

Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal. Transition to a world without oil: Rob Hopkins on TED. Global Issues X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks The paradox of finding peace in a war zone, and a way to make aid more effective — by decentralizing it and thus speeding it up. Steven Levitt: The freakonomics of McDonalds vs. drugs.