Here’s Why Your Brain Seems Mostly Dormant

ILLUSTRATION BY MARINA MUUN The brilliant compromise between efficiency and ability in your head. BY KELLY CLANCY You’ve probably heard the myth that the average person uses only 10 percent of their brain. It’s a seductive lie because it suggests that we could be more than we are. Sci-fi movies like Limitless and Lucy, whose protagonists gain super-human abilities by accessing latent mental capacities, have exploited the myth. Neuroscientists, on the other hand, have long loathed it. Eighty years of studies confirm that every part of the brain is active throughout the course of a day. Save those who have … Continue reading Here’s Why Your Brain Seems Mostly Dormant

Transgender people face alarmingly high risk of suicide

From: usatoday.com M.C. Lampe couldn’t take any more bullying. Not one more homophobic taunt. Not one more classmate refusing to sit at a nearby desk or change clothes within view at gym. So the devastated 9th grader brought a knife to school and vowed: “If someone else says something, I’m done.” Someone did say something — and Lampe went to the high school bathroom and slit both wrists. Suicide attempts are alarmingly common among transgender individuals such as Lampe; 41% try to kill themselves at some point in their lives, compared with 4.6% of the general public. The numbers come … Continue reading Transgender people face alarmingly high risk of suicide

I Didn’t Buy Anything New For 200 Days (And You Shouldn’t Either)

When you stop buying stuff, you might very well find that you have quite enough. By Assya Barrette The story of my 200-day Buy-Nothing-New challenge doesn’t start with an object or a possession. It starts with my dad, many months ago. My father had been living with me as he went through chemotherapy treatments. He was fighting a melanoma which had spread. It was a stressful time, but it was bittersweet. Thinking of these times quickly brings tears of simultaneous sadness and gratitude to my eyes. After months, my father was declared palliative and passed away less than a month … Continue reading I Didn’t Buy Anything New For 200 Days (And You Shouldn’t Either)

Facebook Should Pay All Of Us

by Majestic We are the product Facebook’s selling, so why aren’t we getting paid? The New Yorker poses an excellent question: Not long ago, Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist who studies social media, wrote that she wanted to pay for Facebook. More precisely, she wants the company to offer a cash option (about twenty cents a month, she calculates) for people who value their privacy, but also want a rough idea of what their friends’ children look like. In return for Facebook agreeing not to record what she does—and to not show her targeted ads—she would give them roughly the amount of … Continue reading Facebook Should Pay All Of Us

Impossible! Presidents Engaged in Sex Trafficking?

WHITE HOUSE DINNERS – LUCRATIVE PROSTITUTION OF AMERICAN BOYS & GIRLS OF ANY AGE A doctor who claims she was a mind controlled CIA sex slave says the CIA and yes, even Presidents make large profits from sex trafficking. By Dr. Sue Arrigo Secrets of the CIA’s Global Sex Slave Industry (Excerpt by henrymakow.com) Presidential models made in CIA mind control fashion, beautiful girls and boys who were charming spies without advanced ESP skills, usually fetched $10,000-30,000 a day for their bosses when used at White House functions. The girls would be at the White House dinner and the men … Continue reading Impossible! Presidents Engaged in Sex Trafficking?

“AVOID ALL CONTACT” WITH RAIN, AMERICAN EMBASSY IN BEIJING WARNS

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE First in “China Sends In Chemical Warfare Troops, Orders Tianjin Blast Site Evacuation After Toxic Sodium Cyanide Found” and subsequently in “Poison Rain Feared In Tianjin As Death Toll Rumored At 1,400“, we documented China’s frantic attempts to reassure an increasingly agitated and frightened public that the air and water are safe after last Wednesday’s deadly chemical explosion at Tianjin. Although the full environmental implications of the blast likely won’t be known for quite some time, the immediate concern is that rain could react with water soluble sodium cyanide, transforming the chemical into potentially fatal hydrogen cyanide … Continue reading “AVOID ALL CONTACT” WITH RAIN, AMERICAN EMBASSY IN BEIJING WARNS

Questionable big pharma company could soon release first ‘female viagra’ drug

DRUG WAS ALREADY REJECTED TWICE BY JULIE FIDLER | NATURAL SOCIETY This week, a pharmaceutical company called Sprout Pharmaceuticals may win approval for the first ‘female Viagra’ drug to boost women’s sexual desire. Sprout, founded by a husband-and-wife team, once ran Slate Pharmaceuticals, which marketed an implantable testosterone pellet to men with low levels of the hormone. Sprout is facing harsh criticisms due to Slate’s misleading and unsupported statements concerning the benefits of testosterone therapy while downplaying the risks, breaking federal rules. Last year, the FDA held a meeting to examine the over-prescribing of testosterone and used Slate’s commercial as an … Continue reading Questionable big pharma company could soon release first ‘female viagra’ drug

How TV Affects Your Brain Chemistry For The Worse

by Heather Callaghan, Contributor, Waking Times Have you ever overheard an intense or heart-wrenching discussion only to find out the talkers were actually hashing out the lives of fictional TV characters? Do you ever wonder why people are so easily beguiled into trusting the talking heads? It might not be such a mystery when you find out how easy it is for TV programming – the waves it emits, the storytelling – to override basic brain function and even damage your body. Reported earlier by Truthstream Media: Back in 1969, a man named Herbert Krugman conducted a series of experiments regarding the effect of … Continue reading How TV Affects Your Brain Chemistry For The Worse