7 THINGS THAT USED TO BE “CRAZY CONSPIRACY THEORIES” UNTIL 2020 HAPPENED

Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper Waking Times Remember back in the old days of, say, 2019, when anyone who talked about microchip implants, Americans being forced to show travel papers, and re-education camps was thought to be a crazy conspiracy theorist? And then 2020 rolled around and voila! It turns out those conspiracy theories weren’t so “crazy” after all. And I’m not just talking about the government releasing info about UFOs. We’re living in a time when someone will attempt to beat the crap out of you, burn your house down, or even kill you if you voted for the “wrong” … Continue reading 7 THINGS THAT USED TO BE “CRAZY CONSPIRACY THEORIES” UNTIL 2020 HAPPENED

9 Big questions about erectile dysfunction, answered

by Sophia Benoit Did you know Leonardo Da Vinci was apparently the one to discover that blood flow in the penis is what creates erections? Before then, it seems that a lot of people thought that boners filled up with air, like a balloon animal. Now, of course, we know a lot more about the dick than just simply, “it fills up with blood.” One thing we know for sure? Sometimes it doesn’t, even when you really want it to. If you have a penis, it’s pretty likely that at some point or another you will not be able to get hard when … Continue reading 9 Big questions about erectile dysfunction, answered

Micromanipulation: the covert tactic that narcissists use in arguments to reassert control

Posted byAnna Brech Micromanipulation is a subtle form of emotional abuse that narcissists use in their closest relationships to regain a sense of control: here’s how to recognise its damaging effects.  Eliciting sympathy and demanding attention are pretty common tactics in the course of your average relationship – but they become especially problematic when a narcissist is involved.  “Micromanipulation” is one in an armoury of emotional tools that narcissists typically use to regain control over their partners during arguments or a trial separation, according to an eye-opening new article on the topic. Writing in Psychology Today, Professor Kristy Lee Hochenberger explains that “narcissists cannot accept the fact that another person does not … Continue reading Micromanipulation: the covert tactic that narcissists use in arguments to reassert control

THE PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE OF ‘GOONING’ — OR MASTURBATING INTO A TRANCE

Why get high when you could edge yourself for hours until you’ve merged souls with your own dick? by Michael Stahl  Most of Reddit will tell you that edging is fantastic, but the real hardcore ’baters level up from there. The ones who travel furthest for self-pleasure say that, if they edge long enough, they fall into a mind-numbing trance where nothing matters but nutting. Only then can an edger truly claim to be “gooning.”  “Gooning is a sort of modernized version of tantric sex/masturbation without the spiritual aspects that have been traditionally associated with it in the past,” says Christfister, who moderates two of the many subreddits dedicated … Continue reading THE PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE OF ‘GOONING’ — OR MASTURBATING INTO A TRANCE

Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories

During the day, immigrant teenagers attend high school. At night, they work in factories to pay debts to smugglers and send money to family. The authorities aren’t surprised by child labor. They’re also not doing much about it. by Melissa Sanchez ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. This story was co-published with Mother Jones and El País. It’s a little before 6 a.m. and still dark when Garcia gets home from work this October morning. The apartment where he lives with his aunt and uncle is silent. They’ve already left for their own jobs. After nine … Continue reading Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories

Head Trip: How Psychedelics Can Help Facilitate Major Therapeutic Breakthroughs

written by LINDSEY METRUS  While still not entirely devoid of stigma, psychotherapy has transcended cultural boundaries, with millennials seeking both in-person and virtual sessions at a 10% larger rate than Boomers. Rising student loan debt, financial instability, workplace stress, and a volcanic political climate are just some of the catalysts contributing to an increased demand, one that’s been met with an adaptive supply via fingertip therapy like TalkSpace and text lines for immediate help. Therapy certainly isn’t relegated to an armchair chat—there’s art therapy, music therapy, and alt methods like reiki and EFT. And bubbling below the surface is a treatment modality that could change the course of … Continue reading Head Trip: How Psychedelics Can Help Facilitate Major Therapeutic Breakthroughs

COULD RESTAURANTS BE THE SOLUTION TO OUR FOOD WASTE PROBLEM?

by Eddie Kim  ReThink Food is partnering with local eateries to produce more than 50,000 meals a week in the pandemic. But as they fight for a more sustainable future, bigger challenges lie ahead I learned a lot of lessons in my short years as a cook in my parents’ sushi restaurant in Hawaii, but few edicts rang as loudly as don’t waste food.  Naturally, my standards needed honing; I couldn’t help but get scolded while doing seemingly rational things. Trimming and trashing the ugly tops off green onions? That was a waste, given that they could be used in the broth for our soup. Tossing … Continue reading COULD RESTAURANTS BE THE SOLUTION TO OUR FOOD WASTE PROBLEM?

Why Do Some People Weather Coronavirus Infection Unscathed?

Some scientists are confident that the immune system’s aggressive response to infection is only part of the story. BY EMILY LABER-WARRE ONE OF THE reasons Covid-19 has spread so swiftly around the globe is that for the first days after infection, people feel healthy. Instead of staying home in bed, they may be out and about, unknowingly passing the virus along. But in addition to these pre-symptomatic patients, the relentless silent spread of this pandemic is also facilitated by a more mysterious group of people: the so-called asymptomatics. According to various estimates, between 20 and 45 percent of the people who get Covid-19 — and possibly more, … Continue reading Why Do Some People Weather Coronavirus Infection Unscathed?

HOW THEY’LL FAKE THE SUCCESS OF THE COVID VACCINE

Jon Rappoport, Guest Waking Times I’ve described how the major clinical trials of the COVID vaccine are designed to prevent nothing more than a cough, or chills and fever [1] [2]. The whole plan to gain FDA approval of the vaccine is a stark fraud. Now let’s move on to the next con: how to make it seem the vaccine is a roaring success. Brief background: My readers know I’ve presented a complete case to show the SARS-CoV-2 virus was never proved to exist in the first place [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]. So the whole idea of … Continue reading HOW THEY’LL FAKE THE SUCCESS OF THE COVID VACCINE

How Emotion Sets Our Goals In Motion

by Brett Steenbarger ContributorMarkets When I reviewed major approaches to psychotherapy with two colleagues at SUNY Upstate Medical University, one conclusion jumped out at us: all the major approaches to psychological change work through a common process. That process involves introducing novelty—new skills, new understandings, new experiences—during periods of heightened emotion. Simply talking with a therapist may be reassuring and informative, but we are most likely to reprocess the world in lasting ways during novel emotional states. The ability of emotion to serve as a gateway to change does not always prove therapeutic. Post-traumatic stress disorder is also the result of a … Continue reading How Emotion Sets Our Goals In Motion