Toxic Tampons? Report Exposes Chemicals Linked to Cancer in Feminine Care Products

Toxic Chemicals Found in Certain Brands of Tampons, Pads and Other Feminine Care Products Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) just released a new report which found toxic chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and allergic reactions in certain brands of tampons, pads, douches, wipes, and sprays. Not good news since these products come in contact with some of the most absorptive tissue on women’s bodies and many of us use them for a few days every month! “Feminine care products are not just your average cosmetics, because they are used on an exceptionally sensitive and absorbent part of a … Continue reading Toxic Tampons? Report Exposes Chemicals Linked to Cancer in Feminine Care Products

10 Climate Myths Busted In 60 Seconds (Video)

Via the Corbett Report video and website, 10 climate myths busted in just 60 seconds. The website has the links to the narrators myth-busting, which includes – Earth is warming, this year was the hottest year ever, 97% of scientists agree on global warming, sea levels are rising, hurricanes are increasing, polar bears, climategate was hype and it was debunked, Models project a temperature increase of over 2 degrees in this century, Weather is not climate and last but not least, Climate denial is a well-funded conspiracy. http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2013/12/10-climate-myths-busted-in-60-seconds-video-2487294.html Continue reading 10 Climate Myths Busted In 60 Seconds (Video)

5 Body Language Signs That Reveal If A Person Is Dangerous

Situational awareness is an important tool in your survival arsenal. Most of the time, simply seeing the danger that lies ahead can give you a leg up on most people who drift through life oblivious of any dangers. The key to situational awareness is keen observation – observation of situations, things and even people. And it’s the people subset of situational awareness that comprises the study of body language – the study of those around you. Body language is something we all give off, mostly unconsciously. It manifests itself in subconscious postures, facial expressions and hand positions. The way we … Continue reading 5 Body Language Signs That Reveal If A Person Is Dangerous

11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water (Video)

A recent report from NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences confirms that 11 cities across the US could completely run out of water as they are “stressed” with demand for water that exceeds their natural supply. Thos cities are: Salt Lake City, Utah – Lincoln, Nebraska – Cleveland, Ohio – Miami, Florida – Atlanta, Georgia – Washington DC – El Paso, Texas – San Antonio, Texas, San Francisco Bay Area, California – Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California. Abstract from the original report: Here, we assess current stress in the freshwater system based on the best available data … Continue reading 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water (Video)

Eight reasons why depression is so common today

The World Health Organization reports that 121 million people worldwide are clinically depressed. This number includes one in ten Americans. Alarmingly, depression is increasing at a rate of 20% annually.v Why has depression become such an issue? Here are eight reasons that are backed by scientific evidence. 1. Toxic food: Poisoning your brain so it cannot function properly Processed junk food is scientifically connected to depression. A University College London team researched the relationship between depression and diet. They discovered that people who regularly eat foods such as sweetened desserts, fried food, processed meat, refined grains and high-fat dairy products … Continue reading Eight reasons why depression is so common today

The Real Lessons from the Life of Nelson Mandela

The press has echoed for days with admiration for Nelson Mandela and his genuinely heroic fight against the apartheid government of South Africa. There have been many recollections of the brutal quality of that government, all perhaps carrying an unstated sense of how could people live that way? As I listened on the radio, I couldn’t help thinking of the common human frailty which sees us caught up in gasping over and memorializing what is past while ignoring much the same thing that is present, as on what is called Remembrance or Armistice Day, we’ve recalled for the best part … Continue reading The Real Lessons from the Life of Nelson Mandela

The Russian Mafia – Documentary – YouTube

With the fall of communism, a rapacious new gangster class arose from out of the former Soviet Republics and became criminal millionaires. The Red Mafiya, which seized power with staggering speed in the post-Soviet free-market free-for-all, can be traced back centuries to the Thieves World–a secret criminal culture with a strict code of conduct based on loyalty and opposition to the government. We cover the Redfellas evolution–from roots in Imperial Russia to shocking global reach today. A look at the history and evolution of the Russian mafia that dates back to Tsarist Russia and has managed to not only outlast … Continue reading The Russian Mafia – Documentary – YouTube

For centuries, millions of people have wondered what’s inside the Kaaba. In this video, David Wood takes you on a tour of Islam’s holiest site. The Kaaba, a large stone structure constituting a single room with a marble floor, lies at the heart of the Holy Mosque (al Masjid al Haram) in the Holy City of Makkah. The Kaaba is Islam’s holiest building. It now stands some 60 feet high and each side is approximately 60 feet in length. The Kaaba is the focal point around which the Holy Mosque is built. The four walls of the Kaaba are covered … Continue reading

Mad Science: “We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life”

When do scientific advances cross the line between exciting progress over to a frightening chapter in a futuristic fantasy novel? How about when those advances intrude uncomfortably into the human brain, harvesting thoughts and recording them? A group of researchers at Stanford University have taken this leap into mad science with experimental “intracranial recording”. Or, put simply, they’ve taken the first step towards mind reading using electronic monitoring of brain activity. Using a novel method, the researchers collected the first solid evidence that the pattern of brain activity seen in someone performing a mathematical exercise under experimentally controlled conditions is … Continue reading Mad Science: “We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life”

The Nightwatchman: Crime-predicting robot aims to patrol our streets and schools

Get Ready. They’ll be watching. These new robots that are an unnerving mix between Star Wars’ R2-D2 and Doctor Who’s Daleks, are being touted as the new way to “monitor, map, and secure” the humans around them. The robots are purported to replace security guards and watchmen, in a bid to reduce labor costs and streamline surveillance. A company in California has developed a mobile robot, known as the K5 Autonomous Data Machine, as a safety and security tool for corporations, as well as for schools and neighborhoods. “We founded Knightscope after what happened at Sandy Hook,” said William Santana … Continue reading The Nightwatchman: Crime-predicting robot aims to patrol our streets and schools