COVID Vaccines: A Plot To Control Your ‘Moods And Thoughts’?

Are some COVID-19 shots engineered to control your thoughts? A prominent anti-vaccine campaigner claims this might be the case. He’s wrong, but debunking his concern gives us a chance to discuss cool gene-therapy technology. By Cameron English A few weeks back, Mike Adams, self-proclaimed “Health Ranger” and founder of Natural News, alleged that the US government launched a five-phase campaign to force COVID-19 shots on Americans. This effort, Adams said, would culminate in a “false flag” operation, a mass shooting specifically designed to discredit the opposition to mass vaccination. With the shots still not mandated anywhere in the US, save for some hospitals and universities, Adams … Continue reading COVID Vaccines: A Plot To Control Your ‘Moods And Thoughts’?

Scientists Discover ‘Time Cells’ In the Brain That Enable ‘Mental Time Travel’

A new experiment probed how the human brain encodes and processes the flow of time. By Becky Ferreira When we recall past events in our lives, we can often mentally replay an experience in the exact sequential order that it happened. Revisiting these episodic memories may feel like a seamless and ordinary activity, but the ability for our brains to encode events in temporal order—and then draw them up as sequential recollections later on—is an ongoing scientific mystery. Now, a team led by Leila Reddy, a neuroscientist at the Brain and Cognition Research Center (CerCo) at the French National Centre for … Continue reading Scientists Discover ‘Time Cells’ In the Brain That Enable ‘Mental Time Travel’

The Cancer Custodians

To beat our worst enemy, we must first let it grow. BY LINA ZELDOVICH Part of Dennis Plenker’s daily job is growing cancer. And a variety of different ones, too. Depending on the day and the project, different tumors may burgeon in the petri dishes stocked in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where Plenker works as a research investigator. They might be aggressive breast cancers. They might be glioblastomas, one of the deadliest brain tumors that rob patients of their ability to speak or read as they crowd out normal cells. Or they might be pancreatic cancers, the fast and … Continue reading The Cancer Custodians

Whom We Love and Who We Are: José Ortega y Gasset on Love, Attention, and the Invisible Architecture of Our Being

“Love is an impulse which springs from the most profound depths of our beings, and upon reaching the visible surface of life carries with it an alluvium of shells and seaweed from the inner abyss.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity,” the great French philosopher Simone Weil wrote shortly before her untimely death. An epoch after her, Mary Oliver eulogized the love of her life with the observation that “attention without feeling… is only a report.” Looking back on centuries of love poems by people of genius who dared to love beyond the cultural narrows of their … Continue reading Whom We Love and Who We Are: José Ortega y Gasset on Love, Attention, and the Invisible Architecture of Our Being

When it comes to achieving fitness goals, the voice in your head matters

by ALEX HUTCHINSON A peek inside the head of a novice runner during one of psychology researcher Noel Brick’s recent studies reveals a familiar refrain. “Why am I doing this?” the runner asks herself. “Why am I putting myself through it? I hate this, I hate running! Why am I doing it?” We all have an internal monologue chattering awayin our heads, and that voice is often critical to a degree that seems absurd when you see the words written down. We brush it offbut, as a pair of new books argue (and as sports psychologists have been trying to … Continue reading When it comes to achieving fitness goals, the voice in your head matters

South African brothers disappear with $3.6 billion worth of stolen bitcoin

by: Franz Walker (Natural News) A pair of South African brothers have vanished, taking with them $3.6 billion worth of bitcoin from the cryptocurrency investment platform they put up. A Cape Town law firm hired by investigators says it is unable to find Ameer and Raees Cajee, founders of Africrypt, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. The firm has since reported the matter to the Hawks, an elite unit of South Africa’s police force. It has also told crypto exchanges around the world to be on the lookout should anyone try to sell the digital currency on their platforms. Largest crypto scam in history … Continue reading South African brothers disappear with $3.6 billion worth of stolen bitcoin

ONE NATION UNDER GREED: THE PROFIT INCENTIVES DRIVING THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE

John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead, TRI Waking Times “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, French economist If there is an absolute maxim by which the American government seems to operate, it is that the taxpayer always gets ripped off. Not only are Americans forced to “spend more on state, municipal, and federal taxes than the annual financial burdens of food, clothing, and housing combined,” but we’re … Continue reading ONE NATION UNDER GREED: THE PROFIT INCENTIVES DRIVING THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE

Radical acceptance

The painful feelings you avoid grow twisted in the dark. By facing your sorrows and struggles you can take back your life Joshua Coleman is a psychologist in private practice and senior fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families. His books include The Marriage Makeover (2004), The Lazy Husband (2005), When Parents Hurt (2007) and Rules of Estrangement (2021). Edited by Pam Weintraub Terrible things can happen. You get diagnosed with an incurable disease. Your accident changes your ability to do the activities that made life fun and meaningful. Your spouse decides that they want someone else. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid huge life-changing events, you’re going … Continue reading Radical acceptance

How Erections Work

Erections happen in response to sexual arousal. Learn more about how and why. By Kelly Burch  Medically reviewed by Matthew Wosnitzer, MD For many people, erections are a part of day-to-day life. Erections happen when the penis gets hard and usually stands outward or upward. This happens most often in response to sexual arousal, but sometimes it can happen for no reason at all, particularly during puberty and during the teen years. Erections can go away after ejaculation or on their own.  Although many people experience erections, there’s a lot most people don’t understand. The ability to get and maintain an erection can … Continue reading How Erections Work

Why Depression So Often Goes Untreated

More than a quarter of America suffers, but millions don’t (or can’t) get help by Robert Roy Britt This is the last in a four-part series on preventing depression, a serious and growing mental disorder that can strike at any age and, if untreated, persist and worsen. Mental health stigmas, antiquated beliefs that psychotherapies are hokum, and social and financial barriers to treatment combine to keep millions of Americans young and old from getting much-needed help with depression, a common and increasingly pervasive mental health disorder that can affect anyone at any age. “Only about half of all people who … Continue reading Why Depression So Often Goes Untreated