Brilliant Device Turns Waste Paper Into Pencils If you often find yourself searching for a pencil, then this clever little device called the P&P Office Waste Processor will keep well stocked by quickly producing them from simple office waste paper. The device gobbles up your paper waste basket contents and spits fully formed pencils out at the press of a button. Learn more after the jump! The designers make the clever connection between an office’s waste stream and supply needs with a satisfying design that produces something truly useful — if not perfunctorily named.
Parents’ comparisons make siblings different They grow up in the same home, eat the same food, share the same genes (and sometimes the same jeans), but somehow siblings are often no more similar than complete strangers. A new study from BYU found that parents’ beliefs about their children — and the comparisons they make — may cause differences to be magnified. “Parents’ beliefs about their children, not just their actual parenting, may influence who their children become,” said BYU professor and lead author of the study Alex Jensen.
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25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World 217 Flares Twitter 78 Facebook 0 Google+ 39 Pin It Share 100 Email -- 217 Flares × Our cities are full of majestic monuments, stunning sculptures and artistic statues, each having a story to tell. Thousands of them have been made but only a few of them are really extraordinary and picture-worthy.
Italian Gene Holds Hope for Unclogging Arteries : Medicine: A mutant protein found in one family appears to ward off heart disease despite a high-fat diet. Researchers buoyed by animal trials. - latimes Cristoforo Pomaroli and Rosa Giovanelli had a son in 1780 in their small town in Italy, never knowing they bequeathed a genetic legacy that offers hope for reversing heart disease two centuries later. The boy's descendants in the northern Italian town of Limone inherited a genetic defect that protects them from the scourge of Western living--fatty deposits that clog the arteries. The 38 lucky carriers have a simple mutation in a protein of so-called good cholesterol that lets them eat red meat, sausage and butter without artery-clogging deposits.
6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries #3. Man Survives Stroke, Becomes Graphic Artist Ken Walters' story begins with a ridiculous run of bad luck that started in 1986, when he got into an accident that broke his back. That left him bedridden and in pain for an entire year, and unable to walk ever again. Later, he was actually kicked out of his new house by the government -- then charged 5,000 pounds (nearly $8,000 in 2011 dollars). The stress ended up giving him two heart attacks.
28 Dignified Ways to Impress Everyone Around You post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Far more often than any of us like to admit, our actions are driven by an inner desire to impress other people. This desire is often reflected in the brand name products we use, the bars and restaurants we frequent, the houses and cars we buy and the careers we choose. But are name brand products, fancy bars, houses and cars really that impressive? What about a person who holds an elite position in a career field they dislike?
19 Clever And Functional Key Holders 303 Flares Twitter 55 Facebook 0 Google+ 31 Pin It Share 217 Email -- 303 Flares × Let’s take a moment of silence for the keys that couldn’t be here with us today; the ones we lost, the ones we left behind. To honor the keys that are no more, we collected this list of 20 cool key holders to ensure that you’d never have to lose another key ever again. You might not think it, but even a product as seemingly ordinary and everyday as a hey holder has hundreds of different designs out there for consumers to choose from. If you think this list is missing a cool design, let us know by submitting it at the bottom of this post! 1 | Mini Garage Key Holder
Harvard Study - Meditation Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter. “Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology. “This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.”