Chinese Air Pollution Kills 4,000 People Each Day (And Why It Will Kill Many More)

by Tyler Durden Every quasi-mushroom cloud has a silver lining. That was our cynical conclusion yesterday when we noticed that as part of China’s tragic Tianjin mega-explosion, thousands of channel-stuffed cars parked at the Chinese port which likely would have quietly rusted away into the epic nothingness of China’s unprecedented excess capacity of pretty much everything, were destroyed, thereby one-time reducing at least some of the gargantuan slack in the Chinese economy. Which got us thinking: if natural disasters, either accidental or man made, are a tangential blessing to the Chinese economy, why stop at the Tianjin explosion? What about … Continue reading Chinese Air Pollution Kills 4,000 People Each Day (And Why It Will Kill Many More)

Why is Russia so much smarter than the U.S. when it comes to GMOs?

by: J. D. Heyes (NaturalNews) He may have a reputation internationally as a tough guy, but when it comes to the health of his people, Russian President Vladimir Putin is a softie. But, as countless, shirtless photos of Russia’s leader doing a variety of manly things have also proven, Putin is also into his health, which could be a major reason why he recently signed a measure into law requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be properly labeled. As reported by Russia’s ITAR-TASS News Agency (Russian language version) and Sustainable Pulse, the measure was submitted by the Federal … Continue reading Why is Russia so much smarter than the U.S. when it comes to GMOs?

The Dark Side of McDonald’s World Famous Fries

The pesticides used on potato farms in rural Minnesota are harming human health and the environment. By Reynard Loki There’s no doubt that McDonald’s french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, “world famous.” But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that remains largely hidden from public view. And this dark side has nothing to do with the obesity crisis. McDonald’s purchases more than 3.4 billion pounds of potatoes grown in the United States every year. The company’s preferred variety is Russet Burbank. While certainly delicious to “billions served,” the problem with … Continue reading The Dark Side of McDonald’s World Famous Fries

I tried Polyphasic sleep for a week and it felt like LSD

Theophilos Papadopoulos (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Hopes And Fears Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to adopt a Polyphasic sleep schedule for a week. This is her story.  Luvina Jean-Charles via Hopes&Fears: Cue the scene: Oakland, California. Early 90’s. Streaks of afternoon sun. A preschool-aged me lies staring at the ceiling, back flush against a blue gym mat, in a quiet classroom.  Around me, classmates do the same, some of them fidgeting nervously with their hands. It’s Nap Time    I’m still awake, as usual, but instead of spending the next half hour mentally cataloguing everything in the room, I decide to inquire … Continue reading I tried Polyphasic sleep for a week and it felt like LSD