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Lorna Salgado has been at 22 events

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Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for September 6th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 31st up until Monday morning, September 7th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @101517640605056528235 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/lk0x69) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme2015-09-06 03:00:0056  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for August 23rd. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Motion Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 17th up until Monday morning, August 24th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfpotraiture   #selfportrait   #motion  Selfie Sunday: Motion2015-08-23 03:00:0048  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for Sunday, August 9th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week, so do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 3rd up until Monday morning, August 10th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! If you have time, remember to +1 and comment on your favorite images from other participants - spread the love and encouragement! _Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits._ :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @103650703836816496431 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/tmQqEO) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-08-09 03:00:0055  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Close-Up Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #closeup  Selfie Sunday: Close-Up2015-06-28 03:00:0056  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! Theme: Shallow DOF Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF2015-05-31 03:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0076  
Joanne Manaster117,908Join Joanne and Jeff for Read Science this Thursday, April 30, at 2pm EDT as we talk about the science of cancer with Sue Armstrong, author of p53, The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, and George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles (and also of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments)Science Books2015-04-30 20:00:0017  
Jeff Smith62,379Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 19, 2015 No theme for this week, the event is open to any ideas so be as creative as you can.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 17/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 20/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-19 03:00:00102  
Joanne Manaster117,908Joanne and @104733415626297507218   will have a full house this week when we talk about Animal Conservation on Read Science! Our guests include researcher Dr. Laurie Marker joining us from Namibia, and returning Read Science! guest, photographer @107983369201270321416   to speak about their work with cheetahs as told in the book "A Future for Cheetahs".  We also welcome Joel Greenberg, author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky" and documentary producer @100269714916167102065   who collaborated on the film about the life and extinction of the passenger pigeon, "From Billions to None".  Join us as we learn how to share the important message of conservation with the general public Tuesday, March 10 at noon Eastern time, 11am Central, 9am Pacific. Check out these resources: http://cheetah.org/2014/05/announcing-a-new-book-a-future-for-cheetahs/ http://www.billionstonone.com/ http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-feathered-river-across-the-sky-9781620405345/Read Science! Animal Conservation Episode2015-03-10 17:00:0021  
Joanne Manaster117,908Tune in on Tuesday, February 17th at 12 noon EST as Joanne and @104733415626297507218 with science writer and editor,@110337041053859181296  who edited Bill Nye's latest book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. We will talk about his work on the book as well his other numerous projects at Discover, American Scientist, Popular Science, and so much more! If you can't make it, visit the event page later to view the archived chat!Undeniable Science Edition! with Corey S. Powell2015-02-17 18:00:0045  
STEM Women on G+180,072Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Professor @108612046527316778941 from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. Siromi lectures in organic chemistry and her research interests include the chemistry of tea compounds. She will talk to us about her research and career path, and also share her experiences of studying abroad and mentoring students.  You can read more about Siromi here: http://www.stemwomen.net/science-helped-me-to-overcome-challenges-in-life/ This HOA will be hosted by Dr @110756968351492254645  and Professor @114601143134471609087. You can tune in on Sunday 5th October at 1.30 PM Pacific or 9.30PM UK/ Monday 6th 7.30 AM AUS. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel after the event: http://www.youtube.com/stemwomenIn the Spotlight with Siromi Samarasinghe, Professor of Chemistry2014-10-05 22:30:0036  
Joanne Manaster117,908Join @104733415626297507218  and +Joanne Manaster for this episode of @115923395996980624785 where their guest @109710318485682657052 tells us all about teaching the general public a bit of physics here and there. Oh, and all dogs are welcome!   Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm EDT, 11:30 CDT --About one hour longRead Science! "My Dog Knows Physics" Episode2014-06-19 19:30:0035  
STEM Women on G+180,072Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  @103389452828130864950 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229   and Dr @110756968351492254645  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0099  
STEM Women on G+180,072Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to @103101121348859087349 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Jonathan is a Professor at UC Davis and also the Academic Editor-in-Chief for PLOS Biology (http://www.plosbiology.org/). He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This is an important issue that affects both men *and* women. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645, and you can tune in on Sunday February 16th at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help, with Professor Jonathan Eisen2014-02-16 21:30:0062  
Eat Right987,948November is American Diabetes Month. Join +Eat Right here on Google+ as we spread information and awareness about #diabetes  -- from what risk factors exist to how a person can manage the condition through food and exercise. Our host and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, +Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, will be joined by a panel of experts including +Jill Weisenberger and +American Council on Exercise Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant.Diabetes Awareness Hangout2013-11-22 18:00:0034  
Scientific American408,019SA blogger and biology lecturer Joanne Manaster, along with her cohost from the Read Science! program, Jeff Shaumeyer, will host a live 30-minute chat at noon EDT on Tuesday, August 27, with Edward O. Wilson, an eminent biologist, researcher, theorist and naturalist who is the world's leading authority on ants. The discussion will focus on Dr. Wilson's latest book, "Letter to a Young Scientist," and strategies for communicating science to the general public. The chat coincides (minus one day) with the 168th anniversary of Scientific American's first issue. A Chat with Biologist Edward O. Wilson on SciAm's 168th Anniversary2013-08-27 18:00:00117  
Scientific American408,019GMOs are essential to feeding the world, proponents say. Tampering with nature is perilous, critics say. Who is right? Scientific American editor Michael Moyer will host a 30-minute conversation at noon EDT to explore this question with David H. Freedman, journalist and author of "Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us—And How to Know When Not to Trust Them." Join in and let us know what questions you'd like us to address. For more on this topic, see our September issue on Food, on newsstands later this week. The Truth about Genetically Modified Food2013-08-20 18:00:0077  
Science on Google+823,266"There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together."  Join Dr. +Joe Hanson  biologist and host of popular YouTube/ +PBS Digital Studios series +It's Okay To Be Smart  + +AAAS  Mass Media Fellow at +WIRED  on a journey to the awesome side of science. This hangout will be hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson , +Jason Davison   and +Nic Hammond   . *The hangout happens on Monday, July 22rd at NOON PT/ 3 PM ET.*  Joe will answer your questions and give insights on bringing science to the masses, the power of YouTube, why GIFs are awesome and much more.  _Add your thoughts and questions for Joe on this page. Joe will invite a few insightful fans to join the hangout in person!_ Get to know Dr Joe: check out his blog at http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/ This is the second hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Subscribe to the Science on Google+ communities for the latest.It's Okay To Be Smart: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-07-22 21:00:00119  
TODAY1,186,445When is a memory lapse just a "senior moment" -- and when might it be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease? And when should you talk to your doctor about memory problems?  Tuesday on TODAY, Maria Shriver and +Dr. Nancy Snyderman, +NBC News' chief medical editor, will report on exciting new research on cognitive decline -- something that could lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease. After the segment, Snyderman will be hosting a +Google+ Hangout On Air, where she'll chat with Maria Carillo of the Alzheimer's Association -- and they'll be answering your questions about memory loss. Got a question about early signs of Alzheimer's? Send your questions to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus using the hashtag #AskDrNancy . See you on Tuesday morning! Google+ Hangout On Air with Dr. Nancy Snyderman - Early Signs of Alzheimer's2013-07-16 15:00:00146  
ZAGAT5,748,925*Join us for our first Hangout on Air as part of our #AroundTheWorld  series* as we'll be traveling around the globe to find out more about different cultures and cuisines from the people who know them and cook them. *Our first stop: Southeast Asia.*  We'll be joined by - William W. Wongso, Indonesia’s most famous culinary expert, renowned restaurateur, food consultant, critique and host of his own television series. - KF Seetoh, “food guide maven” and founder of  +Makansutra , a company that celebrates street food cultures - Claude Tayag, accomplished artist, a handy chef, writer and columnist in the Philippine Star. - +Eve Felder  , managing director of The Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Singapore campus, which welcomed its first class in January 2011. Join us as our very own +Josh Strauss moderates a lively discussion on Southeast Asian cuisine and its traditions, regions, and growing popularity. Have a question for our panelists or thoughts on Southeast Asian cuisine? Post them below and tune back in on Thursday, July 11th at 8 a.m. EST to watch the live discussion.Zagat Around The World Hangout Series: Southeast Asia2013-07-11 14:00:00206  
Amy Robinson28,511On June 13 the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision, unanimously ruling that human genes may not be patented.  What does that mean for you and me? Join geneticist +Ian Bosdet  and the +Science on Google+: A Public Database  Community for a 30 minute conversation to discuss what this ruling may mean for the future of health and genetic research. This event will be hosted by +Amy Robinson and +Nic Hammond . Ask questions for Ian to answer On Air and share your thoughts on the event page. Ian and the Science on Google+ team will invite a few insightful guests to ask their questions live in the hangout. Gene Patenting: A Google+ Science Conversation2013-07-09 21:00:0063  
Jeff Smith62,379Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  

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2016-01-26 10:02:39 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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The easiest thing you can do to lose weight: avoid restaurants at all costs

If you want to lose weight, there's one simple thing you can do that will definitely help — and it doesn't require starving yourself, avoiding gluten, or buying magic weight loss supplements.

Just cook at home.

The restaurant dishes contained 1,200 calories, on average — about half of the 2,000 or 2,500 calories recommended for moderately active women and men in an entire day. American, Italian, and Chinese restaurants were the worst offenders, with nearly 1,500 calories per meal, on average.


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2016-01-14 00:42:56 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

Exercise combats stress. Exercise is a powerful way to combat feelings of stress because it causes immediate increases in levels of key neurotransmitters, including serotonin, noradrenalin, dopamine and endorphins, that are often depleted by anxiety and depression. That’s why going for a run or spending 30 minutes on the elliptical can boost our moods immediately—combatting the negative feelings we often associate with chronic stressors we deal with every day.

Most plusones: 59

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2016-01-01 12:40:16 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

It's way pass my bedtime :)

Happy 2016 friends. I wish you all the best and good health.

Good night and aloha 🌺

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2016-02-06 22:33:42 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

About last night. Nice to meet you sir +Richard Branson. Thanks for the selfie. Aloha :)

About last night. Nice to meet you sir +Richard Branson. Thanks for the selfie. Aloha :)___

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2016-02-05 17:21:44 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Hello friends. Greetings from the Cayman Islands! The view from my room. It's my birthday weekend, treat yo self! :)

Hello friends. Greetings from the Cayman Islands! The view from my room. It's my birthday weekend, treat yo self! :)___

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2016-02-04 15:26:16 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

You won’t be happiest until you turn 65 years old

A recent government survey asked people in the UK to rate out of 10 how satisfied they were with life, as well as how anxious and happy they’d felt. The results showed that people aged 65-79 had the highest levels of life satisfaction and happiness, and the lowest levels of anxiety.

But things appeared less rosy for those aged 45-59, who reported the lowest levels of life satisfaction.

You won’t be happiest until you turn 65 years old

A recent government survey asked people in the UK to rate out of 10 how satisfied they were with life, as well as how anxious and happy they’d felt. The results showed that people aged 65-79 had the highest levels of life satisfaction and happiness, and the lowest levels of anxiety.

But things appeared less rosy for those aged 45-59, who reported the lowest levels of life satisfaction.___

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2016-02-04 03:48:35 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Chinese women are now being diagnosed with cancer at a much faster rate than men

The report suggests that such increases could be a result of leading a more “Westernized” lifestyle. “Increases in the prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity” were among the potential causes cited in the report. But that doesn’t explain why women in China have much higher rates of some cancers, like of the stomach.

Chinese women are now being diagnosed with cancer at a much faster rate than men

The report suggests that such increases could be a result of leading a more “Westernized” lifestyle. “Increases in the prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity” were among the potential causes cited in the report. But that doesn’t explain why women in China have much higher rates of some cancers, like of the stomach.___

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2016-02-03 20:56:56 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Clearing the Body's Retired Cells Slows Aging and Extends Life

A series of experiments in mice has led to what some are calling “one of the more important aging discoveries ever."

Throughout our lives, our cells accumulate damage in their DNA, which could potentially turn them into tumors. Some successfully fix the damage, while others self-destruct. The third option is to retire—to stop growing or dividing, and enter a state called senescence. These senescent cells accumulate as we get older, and they have been implicated in the health problems that accompany the aging process.

Clearing the Body's Retired Cells Slows Aging and Extends Life

A series of experiments in mice has led to what some are calling “one of the more important aging discoveries ever."

Throughout our lives, our cells accumulate damage in their DNA, which could potentially turn them into tumors. Some successfully fix the damage, while others self-destruct. The third option is to retire—to stop growing or dividing, and enter a state called senescence. These senescent cells accumulate as we get older, and they have been implicated in the health problems that accompany the aging process.___

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2016-02-02 10:02:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Dietary Fiber Intake in Young Adults and Breast Cancer Risk

A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics concludes that eating lots of fiber-rich foods during high school years may significantly reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.

The findings are based on a long-term study of 44,000 women who were surveyed about their eating habits in high school. The women also completed detailed questionnaires about their dietary habits every four years.

The Paper: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/01/28/peds.2015-1226

Dietary Fiber Intake in Young Adults and Breast Cancer Risk

A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics concludes that eating lots of fiber-rich foods during high school years may significantly reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.

The findings are based on a long-term study of 44,000 women who were surveyed about their eating habits in high school. The women also completed detailed questionnaires about their dietary habits every four years.

The Paper: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/01/28/peds.2015-1226___

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2016-02-01 18:57:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

The UK has become the first country to license genetic modification of human embryos

British authorities have become the first in the world to license a gene-editing technique on human embryos for research.

The landmark decision permits researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London to edit the genomes of human embryos using a technique known as CRISPR–Cas9, a powerful tool that allows researchers to snip out defective genes and replace them with healthy ones with groundbreaking accuracy.

Researchers will look at the earliest stage of human development—the first seven days of a fertilized egg—to gain a better understanding of how a healthy human embryo grows.



The UK has become the first country to license genetic modification of human embryos

British authorities have become the first in the world to license a gene-editing technique on human embryos for research.

The landmark decision permits researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London to edit the genomes of human embryos using a technique known as CRISPR–Cas9, a powerful tool that allows researchers to snip out defective genes and replace them with healthy ones with groundbreaking accuracy.

Researchers will look at the earliest stage of human development—the first seven days of a fertilized egg—to gain a better understanding of how a healthy human embryo grows.

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2016-01-29 18:20:12 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Exercise alone won't cause weight loss, study shows

Exercise is important for health, but study suggests that activity alone does not necessarily burn extra calories, and that diet should be the focus of weight loss

Exercise alone is not enough to lose weight because our bodies reach a plateau where working out more does not necessarily burn extra calories, researchers have found.

Exercise alone won't cause weight loss, study shows

Exercise is important for health, but study suggests that activity alone does not necessarily burn extra calories, and that diet should be the focus of weight loss

Exercise alone is not enough to lose weight because our bodies reach a plateau where working out more does not necessarily burn extra calories, researchers have found.___

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2016-01-28 10:25:52 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The eternal weight-loss question: Exercise or diet?

“You cannot outrun a bad diet. . . . [Exercise] isn’t enough when it comes to losing weight or staying healthy.”

In fact, it’s hard to outrun, or outwalk, even a healthy eating plan if you eat more calories than your body burns. Think about it. Walking a mile burns roughly 100 calories, equivalent to a large piece of fruit or a couple of tablespoons of mixed nuts. Hardly indulgent!

The eternal weight-loss question: Exercise or diet?

“You cannot outrun a bad diet. . . . [Exercise] isn’t enough when it comes to losing weight or staying healthy.”

In fact, it’s hard to outrun, or outwalk, even a healthy eating plan if you eat more calories than your body burns. Think about it. Walking a mile burns roughly 100 calories, equivalent to a large piece of fruit or a couple of tablespoons of mixed nuts. Hardly indulgent!___

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2016-01-28 09:44:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Americans may love “natural” food, but most have no idea what it is

Ritzy food stores, the anti-GMO movement, and celebrity health gurus like the Food Babe would have you believe that any food not made in a “natural”—or organic, or farm-raised, or wholesome—way is inherently bad for you. By the looks of the US’s supermarket purchasing trends, a lot of people agree.

Meanwhile, half of people buying foods labeled “natural” are not totally clear on what the word “natural” actually means.

Americans may love “natural” food, but most have no idea what it is

Ritzy food stores, the anti-GMO movement, and celebrity health gurus like the Food Babe would have you believe that any food not made in a “natural”—or organic, or farm-raised, or wholesome—way is inherently bad for you. By the looks of the US’s supermarket purchasing trends, a lot of people agree.

Meanwhile, half of people buying foods labeled “natural” are not totally clear on what the word “natural” actually means.___

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2016-01-26 20:15:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Big Soda now has a planet-sized problem on its hands

The public health arm of the United Nations is recommending that countries consider taxing junk foods—especially sugary drinks—in an effort to curb the growth of childhood obesity worldwide. That’s bad news for the soda industry, which has fought vigorously against such levies.

The call for taxes suggests that the long-term downtrend in carbonated beverage sales seen in the developed world, could be set to spread to remaining areas of growth in emerging markets.


Big Soda now has a planet-sized problem on its hands

The public health arm of the United Nations is recommending that countries consider taxing junk foods—especially sugary drinks—in an effort to curb the growth of childhood obesity worldwide. That’s bad news for the soda industry, which has fought vigorously against such levies.

The call for taxes suggests that the long-term downtrend in carbonated beverage sales seen in the developed world, could be set to spread to remaining areas of growth in emerging markets.
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2016-01-26 10:18:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury must pay $900,000 to former employee, jury decides

Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, to pay about $924,500 to a lawyer who alleged that he sexually harassed her while she worked for him and that she was fired after she began investigating claims that he raped a yoga student.

Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury must pay $900,000 to former employee, jury decides

Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, to pay about $924,500 to a lawyer who alleged that he sexually harassed her while she worked for him and that she was fired after she began investigating claims that he raped a yoga student.___

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2016-01-26 10:02:39 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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The easiest thing you can do to lose weight: avoid restaurants at all costs

If you want to lose weight, there's one simple thing you can do that will definitely help — and it doesn't require starving yourself, avoiding gluten, or buying magic weight loss supplements.

Just cook at home.

The restaurant dishes contained 1,200 calories, on average — about half of the 2,000 or 2,500 calories recommended for moderately active women and men in an entire day. American, Italian, and Chinese restaurants were the worst offenders, with nearly 1,500 calories per meal, on average.


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The easiest thing you can do to lose weight: avoid restaurants at all costs

If you want to lose weight, there's one simple thing you can do that will definitely help — and it doesn't require starving yourself, avoiding gluten, or buying magic weight loss supplements.

Just cook at home.

The restaurant dishes contained 1,200 calories, on average — about half of the 2,000 or 2,500 calories recommended for moderately active women and men in an entire day. American, Italian, and Chinese restaurants were the worst offenders, with nearly 1,500 calories per meal, on average.
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2016-01-26 09:39:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Colorectal cancer in younger people linked to more advanced disease but better survival

Nearly 15 percent of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer were younger than 50, the age at which screening recommendations begin.

“Colorectal cancer has traditionally been thought of as a disease of the elderly. This study is really a wake-up call to the medical community that a relatively large number of colorectal cancers are occurring in people under 50.”

The findings suggest the need for more awareness of warning signs of colorectal cancer: anemia, a dramatic change in the size or frequency of bowel movements, and bleeding with bowel movements. The authors also say that more people need to consider family history of colorectal cancer, which is a significant risk factor.

The Paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29716/abstract

Colorectal cancer in younger people linked to more advanced disease but better survival

Nearly 15 percent of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer were younger than 50, the age at which screening recommendations begin.

“Colorectal cancer has traditionally been thought of as a disease of the elderly. This study is really a wake-up call to the medical community that a relatively large number of colorectal cancers are occurring in people under 50.”

The findings suggest the need for more awareness of warning signs of colorectal cancer: anemia, a dramatic change in the size or frequency of bowel movements, and bleeding with bowel movements. The authors also say that more people need to consider family history of colorectal cancer, which is a significant risk factor.

The Paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29716/abstract___

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2016-01-24 19:45:45 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Yale psychologists have built a mathematical model for selfishness

Ever wonder why some people have a tendency to be nice—even in situations where it costs them—while others are constantly out for themselves? Psychologists from Yale University have built a formal mathematical model, combining game theory with ideas from behavioral economics, to show how humans evolved to develop two distinct strategies for cooperation. And while some people lean towards selflessness, others are consistently selfish.

Yale psychologists have built a mathematical model for selfishness

Ever wonder why some people have a tendency to be nice—even in situations where it costs them—while others are constantly out for themselves? Psychologists from Yale University have built a formal mathematical model, combining game theory with ideas from behavioral economics, to show how humans evolved to develop two distinct strategies for cooperation. And while some people lean towards selflessness, others are consistently selfish.___

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2016-01-23 03:52:56 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Nine ways to make your smartphone last the whole blizzard, even if the power goes out

The eastern US, including Washington DC, New York, and Philadelphia, are preparing for what could be a powerful winter storm this weekend. If the electricity goes out, that doesn’t mean your connection to the world has to go out with it.

Nine ways to make your smartphone last the whole blizzard, even if the power goes out

The eastern US, including Washington DC, New York, and Philadelphia, are preparing for what could be a powerful winter storm this weekend. If the electricity goes out, that doesn’t mean your connection to the world has to go out with it.___

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2016-01-22 20:53:52 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Milk, Bread, and Eggs: The Trinity of Winter-Storm Panic-Shopping

Why do people reliably stock up on the same things before they get snowed in?

"People simply feel that they have to do something and staples are easy. If the storm is bad they’re covered, if not they’ll use it sooner or later.”

This holy trinity of winter-storm preparedness is not some quirk of the nation’s capital—bread, milk, and eggs are popular panic-buys everywhere from Knoxville to New England.

Milk, Bread, and Eggs: The Trinity of Winter-Storm Panic-Shopping

Why do people reliably stock up on the same things before they get snowed in?

"People simply feel that they have to do something and staples are easy. If the storm is bad they’re covered, if not they’ll use it sooner or later.”

This holy trinity of winter-storm preparedness is not some quirk of the nation’s capital—bread, milk, and eggs are popular panic-buys everywhere from Knoxville to New England.___

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2016-01-22 20:02:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

this.

What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists

1) Journalists often want clear answers to life and social problems. Individual studies rarely deliver that.

2) Journalists need to realize that most research is extremely narrow in focus

3) Journalists are obsessed with what's new. But it's better to focus on what's old.


this.

What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists

1) Journalists often want clear answers to life and social problems. Individual studies rarely deliver that.

2) Journalists need to realize that most research is extremely narrow in focus

3) Journalists are obsessed with what's new. But it's better to focus on what's old.
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2016-01-22 19:42:32 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

You don’t have to go to bed super early to get a good night’s sleep

"By making more time for sleep during the week, reducing excessive light exposure in the evening, and by making sure you see some light in the morning, you may reduce your social jet lag and wake up feeling more refreshed."

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents—but even within age groups, individual differences exist.

You don’t have to go to bed super early to get a good night’s sleep

"By making more time for sleep during the week, reducing excessive light exposure in the evening, and by making sure you see some light in the morning, you may reduce your social jet lag and wake up feeling more refreshed."

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents—but even within age groups, individual differences exist.___

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2016-01-22 19:24:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Respect!

The male business leaders at Davos who committed to gender equality

Ten big-shot men took up the fight to reach gender parity in Davos today.

Top executives from Barclays, McKinsey, Twitter, and Unilever, among others, released the inaugural HeForShe Parity Report (pdf), a product of a UN Women initiative that aims to mobilize men and boys in the fight for gender equality.

Respect!

The male business leaders at Davos who committed to gender equality

Ten big-shot men took up the fight to reach gender parity in Davos today.

Top executives from Barclays, McKinsey, Twitter, and Unilever, among others, released the inaugural HeForShe Parity Report (pdf), a product of a UN Women initiative that aims to mobilize men and boys in the fight for gender equality.___

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2016-01-20 18:28:15 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

This is how you brew coffee in space

We all take our daily caffeine fix for granted, but if you live in outer space, brewing that cup of joe in a zero-gravity environment creates a whole other level of complexity. As you’ll see in the video above, Tim Peake, the British astronaut who’s currently living in the International Space Station, has his coffee routine down.

This is how you brew coffee in space

We all take our daily caffeine fix for granted, but if you live in outer space, brewing that cup of joe in a zero-gravity environment creates a whole other level of complexity. As you’ll see in the video above, Tim Peake, the British astronaut who’s currently living in the International Space Station, has his coffee routine down.___

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2016-01-16 19:12:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Hawaii Baby With Brain Damage Is First U.S. Case Tied to Zika Virus

The first case of brain damage linked to the Zika virus within the United States was reported on Friday in Hawaii.

The Hawaii State Department of Health said that a baby born in an Oahu hospital with microcephaly — an unusually small head and brain — had been infected with the Zika virus, which is believed to have caused the same damage in thousands of babies in Brazil in recent months. The presence of the virus was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hawaii Baby With Brain Damage Is First U.S. Case Tied to Zika Virus

The first case of brain damage linked to the Zika virus within the United States was reported on Friday in Hawaii.

The Hawaii State Department of Health said that a baby born in an Oahu hospital with microcephaly — an unusually small head and brain — had been infected with the Zika virus, which is believed to have caused the same damage in thousands of babies in Brazil in recent months. The presence of the virus was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.___

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2016-01-15 18:10:00 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"What we eat impacts our microbiome, creating a cycle: we eat, our food impacts our microbiomes, and our microbiomes influence how food impacts our health."

There’s a simple, scientific reason that diets almost never work

Each day, we make hundreds of food decisions. Some of us eat and feel well. Others eat and over time, gain weight, or worse, develop disease. One third of the world, or 2.1 billion people, are overweight. In our global quest for thinner waistlines and better health, we are learning why our diets are failing.

Our microbiomes.

"What we eat impacts our microbiome, creating a cycle: we eat, our food impacts our microbiomes, and our microbiomes influence how food impacts our health."

There’s a simple, scientific reason that diets almost never work

Each day, we make hundreds of food decisions. Some of us eat and feel well. Others eat and over time, gain weight, or worse, develop disease. One third of the world, or 2.1 billion people, are overweight. In our global quest for thinner waistlines and better health, we are learning why our diets are failing.

Our microbiomes.___

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2016-01-14 00:42:56 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

Exercise combats stress. Exercise is a powerful way to combat feelings of stress because it causes immediate increases in levels of key neurotransmitters, including serotonin, noradrenalin, dopamine and endorphins, that are often depleted by anxiety and depression. That’s why going for a run or spending 30 minutes on the elliptical can boost our moods immediately—combatting the negative feelings we often associate with chronic stressors we deal with every day.

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

Exercise combats stress. Exercise is a powerful way to combat feelings of stress because it causes immediate increases in levels of key neurotransmitters, including serotonin, noradrenalin, dopamine and endorphins, that are often depleted by anxiety and depression. That’s why going for a run or spending 30 minutes on the elliptical can boost our moods immediately—combatting the negative feelings we often associate with chronic stressors we deal with every day.___

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2016-01-12 21:15:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Sugary drink consumption, deep belly fat often seen together, study says

People who drink sugary beverages every day tend to accumulate more deep belly fat over time, new research suggests.

The study, of over 1,000 adults, found that those who downed at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day had a bigger increase in deep abdominal fat over the next six years.

Researchers said the results are concerning because that type of fat — known as visceral fat — surrounds a number of vital organs and is particularly unhealthy.

More: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2016/01/06/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.018704

Sugary drink consumption, deep belly fat often seen together, study says

People who drink sugary beverages every day tend to accumulate more deep belly fat over time, new research suggests.

The study, of over 1,000 adults, found that those who downed at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day had a bigger increase in deep abdominal fat over the next six years.

Researchers said the results are concerning because that type of fat — known as visceral fat — surrounds a number of vital organs and is particularly unhealthy.

More: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2016/01/06/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.018704___

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2016-01-10 23:22:43 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Hope it works :)

Scientists are testing whether freeze-dried fecal pills could treat obesity

This year, scientists are planning to trial an unappetizing-sounding weight-loss method: 20 obese patients will be given a daily pill containing a couple of grams of someone else’s freeze-dried fecal matter.

Researchers, led by Elaine Yu, an assistant professor and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, will use the clinical trial to study whether fecal samples taken from healthy donors can help obese patients lose weight.

Hope it works :)

Scientists are testing whether freeze-dried fecal pills could treat obesity

This year, scientists are planning to trial an unappetizing-sounding weight-loss method: 20 obese patients will be given a daily pill containing a couple of grams of someone else’s freeze-dried fecal matter.

Researchers, led by Elaine Yu, an assistant professor and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, will use the clinical trial to study whether fecal samples taken from healthy donors can help obese patients lose weight.___

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2016-01-10 20:36:52 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Go Hawks!

#SEAvsMIN

Go Hawks!

#SEAvsMIN___

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2016-01-10 00:06:37 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Say whaaaa?

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

Surprisingly, despite America’s outstanding science credentials, the population at large is not science savvy. About a third of Americans think that there is no sound evidence for the existence of evolution or benefits of universal vaccination. Our leaders and wanna-be leaders say that evolution is a myth, vaccines cause autism, and a snowball constitutes proof that climate change isn’t a problem. It is tempting to blame such benightedness on lack of education, but Republican hopeful Ben Carson is a Yale-educated former neurosurgeon, and he apparently believes that Darwin’s scientific muse was old Beelzebub himself. Ted Stevens, the former senator from Alaska who famously stated that the internet is “not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes,” was educated at Harvard. In fact, there is good evidencethat scientif... more »

Say whaaaa?

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

Surprisingly, despite America’s outstanding science credentials, the population at large is not science savvy. About a third of Americans think that there is no sound evidence for the existence of evolution or benefits of universal vaccination. Our leaders and wanna-be leaders say that evolution is a myth, vaccines cause autism, and a snowball constitutes proof that climate change isn’t a problem. It is tempting to blame such benightedness on lack of education, but Republican hopeful Ben Carson is a Yale-educated former neurosurgeon, and he apparently believes that Darwin’s scientific muse was old Beelzebub himself. Ted Stevens, the former senator from Alaska who famously stated that the internet is “not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes,” was educated at Harvard. In fact, there is good evidence that scientific literacy is no protection against climate change denial.___

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2016-01-08 22:50:27 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Todays forecast is sunny with a high of 82°F.

Happy Aloha Friday to you :)

#nofilter #tgif

Todays forecast is sunny with a high of 82°F.

Happy Aloha Friday to you :)

#nofilter #tgif___

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2016-01-08 19:15:59 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Sugar Is the New Public Health Enemy #1

Governments try to reduce consumption of the sweet stuff through guidelines and taxes

On Thursday, the U.S. government issued a new version of its dietary guidelines, which include the new, concrete recommendation that people receive less than 10 percent of their daily calorie intake from added sugar.

Sugar Is the New Public Health Enemy #1

Governments try to reduce consumption of the sweet stuff through guidelines and taxes

On Thursday, the U.S. government issued a new version of its dietary guidelines, which include the new, concrete recommendation that people receive less than 10 percent of their daily calorie intake from added sugar.___

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2016-01-08 18:52:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 



The best and worst nutritional advice from around the world

"In truth, most people know perfectly well what they should eat," the guidelines read. "It's no secret that vegetables are good for you and sugar isn't."



The best and worst nutritional advice from around the world

"In truth, most people know perfectly well what they should eat," the guidelines read. "It's no secret that vegetables are good for you and sugar isn't."___

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2016-01-07 23:41:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

New Dietary Guidelines Urge Less Sugar for All and Less Protein for Boys and Men

The biggest surprise in the guidelines was the conclusion that teenage boys and men were generally consuming too much protein. As a result, the guidelines recommend that men and boys “reduce their overall intake of protein foods” such as meat, poultry and eggs and add more vegetables to their diets.

New Dietary Guidelines Urge Less Sugar for All and Less Protein for Boys and Men

The biggest surprise in the guidelines was the conclusion that teenage boys and men were generally consuming too much protein. As a result, the guidelines recommend that men and boys “reduce their overall intake of protein foods” such as meat, poultry and eggs and add more vegetables to their diets.___

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2016-01-07 21:45:34 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Good social relationships make you as healthy as regular trips to the gym

Sleep. Diet. Exercise. These three things, we’ve been told, are among the tried-and-true pillars of physical health.

There is another, though—relationships.

Good social relationships make you as healthy as regular trips to the gym

Sleep. Diet. Exercise. These three things, we’ve been told, are among the tried-and-true pillars of physical health.

There is another, though—relationships.___

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2016-01-07 21:16:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

The most fascinating images from the New York Public Library’s release of 180,000 copyright-free materials

The New York Public Library joins the restriction-free party this week by making 180,000 non-copyright images from its collection available for high-res download. It’s also giving access to its collections’ metadata and making updates to its API to encourage playful games and visualizations.

The most fascinating images from the New York Public Library’s release of 180,000 copyright-free materials

The New York Public Library joins the restriction-free party this week by making 180,000 non-copyright images from its collection available for high-res download. It’s also giving access to its collections’ metadata and making updates to its API to encourage playful games and visualizations.___

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2016-01-07 20:23:02 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

US researchers are trying to grow human organs inside pigs and sheep

US researchers think they can grow human tissue inside of farm animals, but should they?

Scientists in California and Minnesota are experimenting with creating pig-human and sheep-human chimeras—animals grown with genetic material from different species in a single embryo—in an effort to generate human organs, the MIT Technology Review reports. The organs could be used for transplants, drug testing and other research.

US researchers are trying to grow human organs inside pigs and sheep

US researchers think they can grow human tissue inside of farm animals, but should they?

Scientists in California and Minnesota are experimenting with creating pig-human and sheep-human chimeras—animals grown with genetic material from different species in a single embryo—in an effort to generate human organs, the MIT Technology Review reports. The organs could be used for transplants, drug testing and other research.___

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2016-01-05 10:24:32 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

//'Detox diet'

this.

"There’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. In medical terms, it’s a nonsense."

You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy? (December 2014 )

Whether it’s cucumbers splashing into water or models sitting smugly next to a pile of vegetables, it’s tough not to be sucked in by the detox industry. The idea that you can wash away your calorific sins is the perfect antidote to our fast-food lifestyles and alcohol-lubricated social lives. But before you dust off that juicer or take the first tentative steps towards a colonic irrigation clinic, there’s something you should know: detoxing – the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and leave your organs squeaky clean and raring to go – is a scam. It’s a pseudo-medical concept designed to sell you things.

#heath#weightloss #diet
... more »

//'Detox diet'

this.

"There’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. In medical terms, it’s a nonsense."

You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy? (December 2014 )

Whether it’s cucumbers splashing into water or models sitting smugly next to a pile of vegetables, it’s tough not to be sucked in by the detox industry. The idea that you can wash away your calorific sins is the perfect antidote to our fast-food lifestyles and alcohol-lubricated social lives. But before you dust off that juicer or take the first tentative steps towards a colonic irrigation clinic, there’s something you should know: detoxing – the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and leave your organs squeaky clean and raring to go – is a scam. It’s a pseudo-medical concept designed to sell you things.

#heath #weightloss #diet


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2016-01-04 18:47:50 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Creative people’s brains really do work differently

Instead, the study showed that creativity is informed by a whole host of intellectual, emotional, motivational and moral characteristics.

The common traits that people across all creative fields seemed to have in common were an openness to one’s inner life; a preference for complexity and ambiguity; an unusually high tolerance for disorder and disarray; the ability to extract order from chaos; independence; unconventionality; and a willingness to take risks.

#creativity #creative 

Creative people’s brains really do work differently

Instead, the study showed that creativity is informed by a whole host of intellectual, emotional, motivational and moral characteristics.

The common traits that people across all creative fields seemed to have in common were an openness to one’s inner life; a preference for complexity and ambiguity; an unusually high tolerance for disorder and disarray; the ability to extract order from chaos; independence; unconventionality; and a willingness to take risks.

#creativity #creative ___

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2016-01-04 04:32:25 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

//Sunday's sunset

Hi friends. Hope you have a beautiful evening and a productive week ahead.

Aloha xxx

#nofilter #sunset #hawaii 

//Sunday's sunset

Hi friends. Hope you have a beautiful evening and a productive week ahead.

Aloha xxx

#nofilter #sunset #hawaii ___

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2016-01-03 22:11:47 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

//Veganuary

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First no shaving, then no booze: now meat and dairy face the chop

In the beginning, there was Movember. Then there was Stoptober. Now prepare yourself for Veganuary.

Those who have overindulged this festive period may be tempted to turn vegan for January. If so, they will not be alone. Organisers of Veganuary, now in its third year, predict that 50,000 people will take part this month, of whom around half will stay vegan.

//Veganuary

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First no shaving, then no booze: now meat and dairy face the chop

In the beginning, there was Movember. Then there was Stoptober. Now prepare yourself for Veganuary.

Those who have overindulged this festive period may be tempted to turn vegan for January. If so, they will not be alone. Organisers of Veganuary, now in its third year, predict that 50,000 people will take part this month, of whom around half will stay vegan.___

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2016-01-02 14:18:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life

"Most of prevention is fairly straightforward. You've heard the advice again and again. In fact, the repetition may make it easy to tune out."

• Get enough sleep.
• Move your body throughout the day.
• Eat well — a healthy assortment of foods. Mostly plants, and not too much. (An idea popularized by author Michael Pollan.)
• Interact socially. Isolation is not good for the body, soul or mind.
• Take some time to reflect on what you are grateful for.

Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life

"Most of prevention is fairly straightforward. You've heard the advice again and again. In fact, the repetition may make it easy to tune out."

• Get enough sleep.
• Move your body throughout the day.
• Eat well — a healthy assortment of foods. Mostly plants, and not too much. (An idea popularized by author Michael Pollan.)
• Interact socially. Isolation is not good for the body, soul or mind.
• Take some time to reflect on what you are grateful for.___

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2016-01-02 14:06:22 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Sugar in western diets increases risk for breast cancer tumors and metastasis

“We found that sucrose intake in mice comparable to levels of Western diets led to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared to a non-sugar starch diet.”

The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The findings, published in the Jan. 1 online issue of Cancer Research, demonstrated dietary sugar’s effect on an enzymatic signaling pathway known as 12-LOX (12-lipoxygenase).

Sugar in western diets increases risk for breast cancer tumors and metastasis

“We found that sucrose intake in mice comparable to levels of Western diets led to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared to a non-sugar starch diet.”

The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The findings, published in the Jan. 1 online issue of Cancer Research, demonstrated dietary sugar’s effect on an enzymatic signaling pathway known as 12-LOX (12-lipoxygenase).___

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2016-01-02 13:30:21 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Why time seems to speed up as we get older

"What researchers have found out is that while time estimation and time awareness don't change much as we age, time perspective does. In other words: Our memories create the illusion time is accelerating."


Why time seems to speed up as we get older

"What researchers have found out is that while time estimation and time awareness don't change much as we age, time perspective does. In other words: Our memories create the illusion time is accelerating."
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2016-01-02 13:24:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Tiny, scientific changes that can make your New Year’s resolutions stick

"To lose weight-> Re-arrange your cupboards. How you organize your kitchen has a big effect on how you eat."

New Year’s resolutions tend to be both ambitious and unsuccessful. We set ourselves vague, broad goals—to lose weight or be happier or more confident—and then abandon them just a few weeks later. It’s hard to transform your personality or lifestyle on the whim of a New Year’s wish, and if you want to see real change, psychologists say you need to be realistic and specific.

Tiny, scientific changes that can make your New Year’s resolutions stick

"To lose weight-> Re-arrange your cupboards. How you organize your kitchen has a big effect on how you eat."

New Year’s resolutions tend to be both ambitious and unsuccessful. We set ourselves vague, broad goals—to lose weight or be happier or more confident—and then abandon them just a few weeks later. It’s hard to transform your personality or lifestyle on the whim of a New Year’s wish, and if you want to see real change, psychologists say you need to be realistic and specific.___

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2016-01-01 12:40:16 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

It's way pass my bedtime :)

Happy 2016 friends. I wish you all the best and good health.

Good night and aloha 🌺

It's way pass my bedtime :)

Happy 2016 friends. I wish you all the best and good health.

Good night and aloha 🌺___

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2015-12-31 21:02:56 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

8:30am in Honolulu

#nofilter

8:30am in Honolulu

#nofilter___

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2015-12-30 23:19:59 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

The chemistry of hangovers

It's almost New Year's Eve, and many will be ringing in 2016 with champagne, wine, beer and cocktails. But for those who overindulge, the next day is accompanied by another tradition: the New Year's Day hangover.

In this episode of Reactions, we look at the chemistry behind the lousy effects of a hangover and offer some tips to limit its symptoms.

Happy New Year folks, be safe.

Credit: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-12/acs-tco122915.php


The chemistry of hangovers

It's almost New Year's Eve, and many will be ringing in 2016 with champagne, wine, beer and cocktails. But for those who overindulge, the next day is accompanied by another tradition: the New Year's Day hangover.

In this episode of Reactions, we look at the chemistry behind the lousy effects of a hangover and offer some tips to limit its symptoms.

Happy New Year folks, be safe.

Credit: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-12/acs-tco122915.php
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2015-12-30 22:58:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Eating Healthy or Feeling Empty?

How the “Healthy = Less Filling” Intuition Influences Satiety

Eating too much is typically considered one of the prime culprits of obesity. A new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, looked specifically at overconsumption of “healthy” foods which consumers often perceive as less filling. The researchers successfully found evidence to support their hypothesis that when people eat what they consider to be healthy food, they eat more than the recommended serving size because they associate “healthy” with less filling.

more: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2705002

Eating Healthy or Feeling Empty?

How the “Healthy = Less Filling” Intuition Influences Satiety

Eating too much is typically considered one of the prime culprits of obesity. A new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, looked specifically at overconsumption of “healthy” foods which consumers often perceive as less filling. The researchers successfully found evidence to support their hypothesis that when people eat what they consider to be healthy food, they eat more than the recommended serving size because they associate “healthy” with less filling.

more: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2705002___

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2015-12-29 20:46:49 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

New Year’s revelers, take heed: Champagne really does get you drunk faster

Twenty-five percent of all champagne bottles sold in the US are purchased in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. So there’s a good chance you’ll be confronted with a glass of bubbly come Dec. 31.

New Year’s revelers, take heed: Champagne really does get you drunk faster

Twenty-five percent of all champagne bottles sold in the US are purchased in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. So there’s a good chance you’ll be confronted with a glass of bubbly come Dec. 31.___

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2015-12-28 20:01:33 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

The single, powerful key to good health that doctors know—and you probably don’t

"The most important thing that doctors know that most people don’t is the limits of what medicine can do."




The single, powerful key to good health that doctors know—and you probably don’t

"The most important thing that doctors know that most people don’t is the limits of what medicine can do."


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2015-12-27 20:00:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

The Effects of Chronic Heavy Drinking on Brain Function Are Underdiagnosed

Here’s a sobering thought for the holidays: Chronic heavy drinking can cause insidious damage to the brain, even in people who never seem intoxicated or obviously addicted.

Experts say alcohol-related brain damage is underdiagnosed and often confused with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia or just getting older.

Now, brain imaging is revealing how long-term alcohol abuse can change the structure of the brain, shrinking gray-matter cells in areas that govern learning, memory, decision-making and social behavior, as well as damaging white-matter fibers that connect one part of the brain with others.

The Effects of Chronic Heavy Drinking on Brain Function Are Underdiagnosed

Here’s a sobering thought for the holidays: Chronic heavy drinking can cause insidious damage to the brain, even in people who never seem intoxicated or obviously addicted.

Experts say alcohol-related brain damage is underdiagnosed and often confused with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia or just getting older.

Now, brain imaging is revealing how long-term alcohol abuse can change the structure of the brain, shrinking gray-matter cells in areas that govern learning, memory, decision-making and social behavior, as well as damaging white-matter fibers that connect one part of the brain with others.___

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