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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.) Still, that evidence isn't totally cut and dry: What do you really learn in college? Is what you learned in college really what's producing the value? This graph makes a couple points in that debate: 1. But who in their right mind wouldn't recommend a college degree? 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.

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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. Smoking Etiquette This are the guidelines to follow when smoking.

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It is by no means the 'definitive' etiquette of smoking your weed. No doubt, just like in the ways of marijuana growing, the smoking etiquette varies from country to country and we would love to learn your local customs so send them on in! Color Psychology & Infoplease.com - StumbleUpon. By David Johnson.

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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) Digital Tools Horla Varlan This week, the OCW Consortium is holding its annual meeting, celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare.

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

The movement to make university-level content freely and openly available online began a decade ago, when the faculty at MIT agreed to put the materials from all 2,000 of the university’s courses on the Web. With that gesture, MIT OpenCourseWare helped launch an important educational movement, one that MIT President Susan Hockfield described in her opening remarks at yesterday’s meeting as both the child of technology and of a far more ancient academic tradition: “the tradition of the global intellectual commons.” 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. 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 WomansDay.com - 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. How to Clear a Blocked Nose - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Eating 10 hot dogs in 6 minutes and belching the national anthem may impress your friends, but neither of those feats will do much for your body—at least not much good. Instead, why not train yourself to do something that may actually pay off? We're not talking bench presses and interval training (though those do help). You can teach your body to cure itself from everyday health ailments—side stitches, first-date jitters, even hands that have fallen asleep. - StumbleUpon.

Obamas War on Pot. The Great Big Narcotics Cookbook - StumbleUpon. Study: Intelligence, cognition unaffected by heavy marijuana use. By William J.

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. Critical thinking web - StumbleUpon. 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.

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. Teachers, under assault from every direction, are fleeing the profession. Life Hacks @imageBlog - StumbleUpon.

How To Build A Fireball You Can Hold&Video - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Moneymaking Ideas: Ten Ways to Make Cash in College. The economic crisis and ever-rising tuition rates have brought new meaning to the phrase, “broke college kids.” 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.

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.