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On Being Stoned. Infographic of the Day: Is College Really Worth It? Is going to college really worth it?

Infographic of the Day: Is College Really Worth It?

Probably so, but it's not that clear cut, and economics have been arguing the point for 30 years. Most studies tend to show that college-educated people end up making far more money in the course of their lifetimes. (The niggle: Usually, it's not worth paying for a private university.) Dan Agin: More Than Genes II: Fetal Programming, The Hunger Winter, And Behavior. The essence of the fetal programming idea is that impacts on local fetal cellular environments can change gene expression during the developmental construction of tissues and organs, and these changes can result in long-range consequences for the function of those tissues and organs during childhood and adulthood.

Dan Agin: More Than Genes II: Fetal Programming, The Hunger Winter, And Behavior

What about behavior? Let's use the term "fetus" in a generic sense to cover all of development from conception to birth. In humans that's nine months of gestation, a nine-month developmental period during which environmental impacts can apparently affect not only later physical health but also later mental health. The developing brain, after all, like any other part of the fetus, is a possible target for environmental impacts, and it's a safe assumption that whatever affects the developing brain has the potential to shape childhood behavior after birth -- and also the potential to shape adult behavior. The evidence for fetal programming is clear.

7 Super Snacks That Heal - StumbleUpon. If some doctors had their way today, Americans would be more medicated than industrial feedlot cattle.

7 Super Snacks That Heal - StumbleUpon

But what most people don’t realize is that the first line of defense against stress, fatigue, depression, and so many other maladies is found in supermarket aisles, not in the drug store. Research shows that the vitamins, minerals, and active compounds specific to certain fruits, vegetables, and even chocolate and red wine have an immediate and lasting impact on your mood, your health, your fitness — even your sex life. Whether you have a big presentation at work, or the need to burn a few hundred extra calories a day (and who doesn’t want to do that?) Marijuana use - Smoking Etiquette - StumbleUpon. Color Psychology & - StumbleUpon. By David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color.

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It is ubiquitous. The Final 3 - Amazing Math Card Trick - Video Dailymotion - StumbleUpon. Argot .com : dictionary of street drug ( cannabis, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, et al. ) slang - StumbleUpon. 10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should) 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness. Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness

There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. Top Ten Most Common Mistakes a New Grad Can Make. BioPower Systems - StumbleUpon. What Your Poop and Pee Are Telling You About Your Body - StumbleUpon.

*Alert* The Glowing Lean System Registration is OPEN… CLICK HERE to learn more Have you ever wondered if your poop looked “normal,” but were too embarrassed to ask anyone else what their poop looks like? Or has your pee ever smelled a bit putrid but you were too mortified to utter a word to your best friend, let alone your boy friend? Poop is an important part of health and affects your beauty, as everything in your body works as an interrelated system. Well don’t worry, because here is a guide to anything and everything you may have wondered about your pee, and yes, your poop. Click on the infographic below to view a larger image: You’re One Click Away From Reading This Article… Get access to this post, and premium content, simply enter your email. Enter your email belowThen click the button No, thanks. Food Nutrition Facts - Healthy Living Tips at - Womans Day - StumbleUpon.

Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra "You are what you eat.

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" But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? Maybe. Though these healthy foods are beneficial to the whole body, the list below is a fun reminder of what to eat to target specific areas. 1.

How to Clear a Blocked Nose - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Obamas War on Pot. The Great Big Narcotics Cookbook - StumbleUpon. Study: Intelligence, cognition unaffected by heavy marijuana use.

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Study: Intelligence, cognition unaffected by heavy marijuana use

Cromie Gazette Staff The new study of cognitive changes caused by heavy marijuana use has found no lasting effects 28 days after quitting. Following a month of abstinence, men and women who smoked pot at least 5,000 times in their lives performed just as well on psychological tests as people who used pot sparingly or not at all, according to a report in the latest edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry. That's the good news. The bad news, not included in the study, is that most heavy users admit that pot has had a negative effect on their physical and mental health as well their functioning on the job and socially.

"If there's one thing I've learned from studying marijuana for more than a decade, it's that proponents and opponents of the drug will put opposite spins on these findings," says Harrison Pope, a Harvard professor of psychiatry and leader of the research. Critical thinking web - StumbleUpon. We have over 100 online tutorials on different aspects of thinking skills.

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They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools around the world. The tutorials are completely free and under a Creative Commons license. Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System - Chris Hedges Columns -Truthdig - StumbleUpon. Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System Posted on Apr 11, 2011 By Chris Hedges A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind.

Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System - Chris Hedges Columns -Truthdig - StumbleUpon

It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. Teachers, their unions under attack, are becoming as replaceable as minimum-wage employees at Burger King. Passing bubble tests celebrates and rewards a peculiar form of analytical intelligence. Life Hacks @imageBlog - StumbleUpon. How To Build A Fireball You Can Hold&Video - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Moneymaking Ideas: Ten Ways to Make Cash in College. 30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac. If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you.

30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac

Below you’ll find 30 tips and tricks to help both seasoned and beginner Mac users to get the most out of their OS X experience. We’ll cover everything from obscure Terminal commands to keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know and use. Let’s get started! Dock Tricks Recent Items Stack Stacks are quite the handy addition to your Mac’s dock and the good people at Mac OS X Hints figured out a way to make them even more useful by creating a stack that automatically contains your most recent applications.

These can of course be found under the Apple menu as well but it’s much more convenient to have them right in the dock. Recent Items Stack To accomplish this feat, simply copy and paste the line below into Terminal.