by Terence Newton, Staff Writer,Waking Times More than ever the world needs renewable energy, and as solar power becomes more efficient and the cost of outfitting your home or business with solar panels declines, there is a real possibility that solar will become a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Google’s Project Sunroof sheds light on this issue by combining data from Google Maps with information on how much sunlight falls on rooftops, providing an accurate estimate of how much power one can generate if their rooftop were to be outfitted with solar panels. “In a new expansion of its Project … Continue reading GOOGLE’S NEW TOOL SAYS 80% OF ROOFTOPS ARE SUNNY ENOUGH TO BE OUTFITTED WITH SOLAR PANELS
It might even make you sicker than being single by Tracy Moore In sickness and in health really counts in marriage, and a new study proves it should, because contrary to popular belief, it turns out married people are in worse health than when they were single, TheNew York Times reported. For the study, published in Social Forces, sociologists took a 16-year survey of 11,000 Swiss adults, asking them to log their health and illnesses each year, on the assumption that married people would be healthier than when they were out there prowling for love. In theory, they’d get even healthier by … Continue reading Being Married Won’t Make You Any Healthier
Posted by Soren Dreier Author: >robert Taibbi In the movie The Runaway Bride, Julia Roberts repeatedly hits the front steps of the church on her wedding day and she turns around and bolts. In a less dramatic way you too may get flooded with doubts the night before you’re to get married, suddenly turn down that job that you thought you always wanted, or walk away at the last minute from the house of your dreams and instead continue to rent. The process is one where you’re marching ahead, confident in your decision, and then bam, you’re sidewinded by these … Continue reading The Runaway Bride Explained
ReadyNutrition Readers, recently I suggested 5 projects to undertake in the Spring to get a head start on preparing for emergencies. As the title suggests, this article will outline several methods to hide your stuff underground. Be advised: this means you’ll have to have some property at your disposal. (Sign up for our FREE newsletter to get the latest prepping advice, gardening secrets, homesteading tips and more delivered straight to your inbox!) Caches are the ultimate back up plan because everyone wants to hide their “stuff,” but hiding it effectively is a different matter. Yes, everyone wants a set of diagrams and ideas, but you … Continue reading What is the Best Location for a Cache On Your Property?
Senator John F Kennedy shaking hands during his presidential campaign. Photo by Paul Schutzer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty A judgment of competence is made in a tenth of a second on the basis of facial features. Thus political decisions are made Alexander Todorov is professor of psychology at Princeton University. He is the head of the Social Perception Lab, which studies the cognitive and neural mechanisms of social cognition. His research has been published in Nature, among others. He is the author of Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions (2017). I became interested in studying first impressions after my research … Continue reading First impressions count
by Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer Waking Times “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~J. Krishnamurti Society is directed by a never-ending mainstream narrative which is always evolving, and always reaching new dramatic peaks in sensationalism and hype. They fill your mind with topics they select, they keep your attention on these topics, and they invite and encourage you to argue amongst each other about these topics. In this way our collective attention is permanently commandeered, preventing us from diving too deeply into matters which have more than a superficial impact on day-today life. Free-thinking is … Continue reading 3 QUESTIONS YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO ASK ABOUT LIFE IN A SICK SOCIETY
All three ingredients in this hangover and indigestion cure, explained (yep, even anhydrous citric acid) by Ian Lecklitner We’re often told that you should never eat anything if you don’t recognize everything on the ingredients list. But since most of us have no idea what xanthan gum and potassium benzoate are— or more importantly, what they’re doing to our bodies — we’re decoding the ingredients in the many things Americans put in (and on) themselves with the help of an expert. This edition: Alka-Seltzer, which is made from just three separate ingredients, which we’ve broken down in the exact order they appear on the … Continue reading What’s in This?: Alka-Seltzer
By Emma Varvaloucas MAY 28, 2017 “Anger is like electricity: it is just as powerful and just as useful, but only if you use it intelligently.” So told Mohandas Gandhi to his grandson Arun Gandhi, who lived with the political and spiritual giant on his ashram between the ages of 12 and 14. Growing up Indian in South Africa, Arun was beaten by the white children for not being white enough and the black children for not being black enough. He was beginning to develop serious anger problems in response to the physical and mental abuse when his parents sent him … Continue reading Tricycle Talks: The Gift of Anger and Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi
One of neuroscience founding father Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s pioneering drawing of how the brain works “Without consciousness there is nothing… Consciousness is the central fact of your life.” BY MARIA POPOVA “I wish you could know what it means to be me,” Nina Simone sang in her 1967 civil rights anthem “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” — an invitation to empathy at the heart of which is the animating question of consciousness: What does the experience of being feel like from the inside and can that subjective experience ever be fully understood from … Continue reading Neuroscientist Christof Koch How the “Qualia” of Our Experience Illuminate the Central Mystery of Consciousness
SOCIALIZING?: The vast majority of young people check their smartphones every 15 minutes or less, according to Larry Rosen.Wikimedia Distraction in the technology age. BY ADAM GAZZALEY & LARRY D. ROSENMAY Our technology-rich world has proven to be both a blessing and a curse. While on the one hand we have access to information or people anywhere at any time, on the other hand we find our attention constantly drawn by the rich, multisensory, technological environments. It all started with the graphical user interface that took us from the flat, two-dimensional text-based environment that operated on a line-by-line basis similar … Continue reading Are You a Self-Interrupter?