5 Odd Ways Your Tech Devices May Injure You

Computers and phones have made life easier for most of us, but perhaps harder for an unlucky few. Technology-related injuries, ranging from irritating neck and shoulder pain to fatal accidents, are the flip side of gadgets that are generally helpful. Some of these injuries come on suddenly, while others, such as those caused by doing repeated tasks, take a long time to develop. And the number of cases are growing. A national study published in 2009 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that sudden computer-related injuries are rising rapidly in the United States, and that young children are … Continue reading 5 Odd Ways Your Tech Devices May Injure You

Navigating the Murky World of Neuropathic Pain

As human beings, we instinctively avoid pain—the sting of nettles, the burn of a hotplate, the pinching of door hinges. Pain is useful because it communicates immediate danger and helps us keep out of it. However, some pain is chronic, as neuropathic pain often is. Neuropathic pain derives from the central nervous system or peripheral nervous system. It is pain that comes from the nerves, as opposed to common muscular aches and arthritic pain. Sometimes it is triggered by traumatic accidents. In support forums, patients suffering from neuropathic pain describe their symptoms as “burning all over,” “shooting pains in the … Continue reading Navigating the Murky World of Neuropathic Pain

Superman Renounces His U.S. Citizenship

In case you have not heard, Superman renounced his American citizenship. His action falls in line with a growing trend in the United States in which a record number of people are following the Man of Steel’s lead. In an Action Comic, featured in its record-breaking 900th issue, had Superman renouncing his U.S. citizenship following a clash with the federal government. Superman Renounces His U.S. Citizenship As a Result of a Dispute With the Federal Government In case you have not heard, Superman renounced his American citizenship. His action falls in line with a growing trend in the United States … Continue reading Superman Renounces His U.S. Citizenship

Here’s How Easily Someone Could Hack Into Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

If you’re reading this, there’s 69 percent chance you will become a victim of hacking at some point in your lifetime. And if you think protecting yourself is as easy as changing a couple passwords and installing some anti-virus software, you’re 100 percent wrong. Luckily, the paranoia-inducing infographic below will whip you into shape, stat. Find out how hackers gain access to your information, all the scary things they can do with it, and what you can do to protect yourself. Need more convincing that privacy is a myth? Don’t miss Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman as two powerful tech … Continue reading Here’s How Easily Someone Could Hack Into Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Kennedys vs Israel’s Lobby: How Israel gained Control of American Foreign Policy

”Israel need not apologize for the assassination or destruction of those who seek to destroy it. The first order of business for any country is the protection of its people.”–Washington Jewish Week (October 9, 1997) [Editor’s note: Neither of these articles is of recent vintage: the first appeared on 28 August 2009, the second 13 September 2009. But their significance has grown over the years and they deserve a wide readership today.] The lobby’s accolades for the late Ted Kennedy and his support of Israel mask the generally unknown conflicts fought by the senator’s older brothers. It is likely that … Continue reading The Kennedys vs Israel’s Lobby: How Israel gained Control of American Foreign Policy

Fed up with homosexuality, religious family takes ‘leap of faith’ and gets lost at sea

An Arizona family fed up with abortion, homosexuality, taxes and the “state-controlled church” will fly back home Sunday after being lost at sea for months. Hannah Gastonguay told the Associated Press she and her husband “decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led us.” The family, which included two small children, abandoned the United States and set sail for the island nation of Kiribati in May. They ended up lost in the Pacific Ocean for 91 days. During the voyage, their boat was damaged by “squall after, squall, after squall.” The damage forced them to head … Continue reading Fed up with homosexuality, religious family takes ‘leap of faith’ and gets lost at sea

“Nuclear Guinea Pigs”: Deadly Experiments and Contaminated Reality

Half a century ago, on the spurious grounds that extreme sacrifices were required in the battle to prevent a communist takeover of the world, the US government decided to use the citizens of Nevada as nuclear guinea pigs. Although atomic testing was pursued there for several years in the 1950s, notification would have alarmed area residents. As a result, they weren’t even advised to go indoors. Yet, according to declassified documents, some scientists studying the genetic effects of radiation at the time were already concerned about the health risks of fallout.For most of those committed to the US nuclear program, … Continue reading “Nuclear Guinea Pigs”: Deadly Experiments and Contaminated Reality