Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2012’

the human mind

We are magic – Your brain and what we know

“Your brain is being disassembled and reassembled every day,” said Don Arnold, associate professor of molecular and computational biology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and corresponding author of an article about the research that appeared in Cell Reports on July 26. “One week from today, your brain will be made up of completely different proteins …

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supplement and cancer myths

Supplements and Cancer Myths

“The more we look at the effects of taking supplements, the more hazardous they appear when it comes to cancer risk” This is a quote from Alan Kristal, Dr.Ph., associate director of the Hutchinson Center’s Cancer Prevention Program and a national expert in prostate cancer prevention, on a study report about prostate cancer and its myths, but it got me …

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hurricane fractals

Are hurricanes just fractals for larger hurricanes?

John Nelson mapped out every tropical storm documented by NOAA and NASA since 1851, and the results are absolutely amazing – the storms converge to form a larger entity that looks like a hurricane, as if hurricanes are just fractals for larger hurricanes.  Nelson shows us the earth from the South Pole, looking up, for more information here is the …

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is feedback always good

Is feedback always good?

Apparently not, not when it comes to complex decisions. Dr Magda Osman from the university of London (psychology expert at Queen Mary).  They did a study with 100 people who were given a complex decision making task, like choosing the best options to predict and control the state of health of a baby and they found that if people received feedback …

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Living in the moment

Is living in the moment possible?

I think that there are a variety of different ways you can look at “living in the moment” – I personally believe it is not about “being in the moment” but more a conscious flow when you take things moment by moment, always choosing that which aligns the most with you, and not dwell on thoughts but instead only use them …

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what is Mindfullness

What is mindfullness?

According to Wikipedia Mindfullness is a ”spiritual or psychological faculty that is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment according to the teaching of the Buddha. It is one of the seven factors of enlightenment. “Correct” or “right” mindfulness is the seventh element of the noble eightfold path. Mindfulness meditation can also be traced back to the earlier Upanishads, …

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a day on the internet

A day on the internet – facts and surprising statistics

Talk about information sharing / consumption!  These statistics are just amazing and if you ever wondered just how connected we now are, take a look here.  I think we will discover that this is only but a fraction of what we actually communicate with eachother 🙂 In 1 day enough information is consumed on the internet to fill 168 Million …

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