Medicinal Value of Whole Foods Fourni par Traduction For the first 5000 years of civilization, humans relied on foods and herbs for medicine. Only in the past 50 years have we forgotten our medicinal "roots" in favor of patent medicines. While pharmaceuticals have their value, we should not forget the well-documented, non-toxic and inexpensive healing properties of whole foods. Cognitive Biases 101, with Peter Baumann Biases are good for you, says the musician and cognitive behavior researcher: "They really guide us in a broader sense so that we don’t hurt ourselves, you know, bias towards feeling solid ground rather than wobbling ground. The interesting thing is really not to try to do away with these biases but to really recognize them and not to see them as something negative." Peter Baumann: Well biases are one of the most interesting phenomena in evolution and I would go as far as saying there’s nothing that’s not a bias.
6 Ways to Head Off Holiday Angst Alliance/Shutterstock Despite the enforced cheer of the season and canned music full of joy, the holidays loom for many like a dark cloud on the horizon. It’s a stretch that starts with Thanksgiving, disappears after New Year’s Day, and needs to be navigated with all the delicacy and finesse of a stroll through a minefield. This sense of dread can be sparked by various scenarios—an impossible relationship with a hypercritical parent, an unresolved crisis with a sibling or other relative, the aftermath of a fractious divorce, or any other significant emotional fractures. The real question is how to get from here to there without losing your mind, your dignity, or your sense of well-being—and to make your holiday season as painless and, yes, joyful as it can possibly be. I offer up these strategies, some born out of personal experience, and others drawn from research:
Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles Photo HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Their children have been sent home from school. Their families are barred from birthday parties and neighborhood play dates. Online, people call them negligent and criminal. And as officials in 14 states grapple to contain a spreading outbreak that began near here at Disneyland, the parents at the heart of America’s anti-vaccine movement are being blamed for incubating an otherwise preventable public-health crisis. Measles anxiety rippled thousands of miles beyond its center on Friday as officials scrambled to try to contain a wider spread of the highly contagious disease — which America declared vanquished 15 years ago, before a statistically significant number of parents started refusing to vaccinate their children.
PICTURE JOKES » Just some advice :) First post, 3 years in the lurking. This is me and my Papa (grandpa) He went on a trip last Friday… … and returned on Sunday to find his home of 50 years burnt to the ground. He built that home, but had no insurance (the foundation was on lava rocks). Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion Transcript Sam Harris: What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve said about consciousness I agree with them on this point that consciousness is what it’s like to be you. If there’s an experiential internal qualitative dimension to any physical system then that is consciousness.
Why do people cry tears of joy and pinch babies’ cheeks? According to science, it may help you calm down. Ever see a puppy so cute that you have no idea what to do with yourself? Like, what sort of response am I supposed to have when seeing something like this? As a test, take a look at this baby: (iStock) Masturbation May Be Key to a Flatter Tummy My client Misha was a successful lawyer with a blossoming career. While her brilliant mind had propelled her work life, she was totally disconnected from her body and was beginning to feel exhausted and heavy. Addicted to caffeine and not comfortable in her form-fitting designer suits anymore, Misha and I began to work on the physical root causes of her cravings for Starbucks mochas and late-night popcorn binges. With constant bloating and less mental focus than she used to have, Misha wanted to make food and her body friends again.