Latest in Clinical Nutrition (2010) by Michael Greger

In information packed and research backed dose of fun interesting …A quick, easy, and especially interesting way weeding through thousands of researches published in the last year and selecting out the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking findings from what the latest nutritional science has to offer. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYLRKa9p0Rs

Latest in Clinical Nutrition (2010) by Michael Greger Latest in Clinical Nutrition (2010) by Michael Greger

Ted Prize winner 2011: JR

Congratulation to the guerrilla photographer JR who is the winner of the TED Prize award 2011. This award grants him $100,000 and a wish to change the world with the support of the TED community. While a seemingly unconventional recipient, his work matches the creativity and innovative spirit of TED’s community, and his art inspires people to view the […]

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Cheese and Other Foods that Make Diabetes Worse

On this week’s episode of Food for Life TV, Dr. Barnard explains that fatty foods, such as burgers, fried chicken, cheese, and even vegetable fats—like olive oil and peanut butter—can stop insulin from helping glucose enter muscle cells and cause type 2 diabetes. But building your meal with fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans will keep […]

Cheese and Other Foods that Make Diabetes Worse Cheese and Other Foods that Make Diabetes Worse

TEDMED – Anthony Atala on Growing New Organs

Mind-blowing advances in bio-engineering and medicine presented by Anthony Atala at TEDMED. Repairing, reconstructing, and growing functioning organs with your own cell. The future of solving organ damage and organ donor shortages is arriving.

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10 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude & Become Happier

Gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to improve your well-being and among other things, increasing your happiness. Within positive psychology inquiries, gratitude interventions have proven to be among the most effective, as world expert on gratitude Robert A. Emmons and other researchers have found. Among the wide ranging benefits, researchers have found that […]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell


Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George OrwellIn many ways Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell in 1949 is like an interesting thought experiment about what people with too much control might do and how it would shape society, politics, and individual people’s lives. And by too much power I am referring to a grave imbalance of power shifted from the people to a few “chosen” individuals. Sure, there have been people such as Stalin who tried to make something along the same lines happen but it has turned out nothing like what Orwell is portraying. Though contextually maybe not as relevant as it was when it was first published, the wealth of information and topics being addressed in this little book are in many ways timeless and should not be missed. Continue Reading

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Speckly.com A Great New Torrent Search Engine


Speckly is the simplest and best meta torrent search engine I have come across. It is relatively new and still in beta testing. Nevertheless, to me, it has already dethroned all other competitors.

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The Douglass Report & William Campbell Douglass II – in Question


The Raw Truth by William Campbell Douglass II

This post is in response to someone who has forwarded to me William Campbell Douglass II’s newsletter. I won’t go into any specifics of William Campbell Douglass II’s truth claims. While there are certainly many aspects and claims made by William Campbell Douglass II that need to be put into question, these nitty-gritty specifics detract from the overall problems with the information he provides on his website (www.douglassreport.com) and his promotional e-mail newsletters. For that reason I would like to draw your attention to the underlying problems with the information presented by him and the potential threats to your optimal functioning. So here we go. Continue Reading

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Fuel, Food, Pollution… and a Solution


Selling Out Our PlantFor many third world countries a stable food supply keeps death at bay, but when shortages occur, it puts millions of people’s lives at risk. We are currently facing a major food crisis, where prices have risen due to an increased demand, which is expected to double by 2030. There are ongoing riots in developing countries and growing global concerns. The World Bank is projecting that 100 million people will starve if the current developments continue, which means the food crisis will get worse, much worse. The soaring demand is caused by an intervention of several factors such as bio-fuels, dietary trends and pollution, and a common solution is found in individuals switching to a whole plant-based diet. The situation is far from simple, but if you keep reading you’ll know how these important aspects are tightly interconnected by the time you’re done.

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The PirateBay.org launches their Blog host Baywords.com


BayWords has disabled new registrations since August 2008 and doesn’t seem like it has been maintained ever since. It till runs on WordPress 2.6 but the good news is that existing users can still use it for blogging. My suggestion is to use WordPress.com or Blogger.com instead.

BayWords LogoSo the PirateBay.org, the torrent search and tracker site, is now hosting their own free blog hosting service at BayWords.com. You might wonder why they would do this? Well, it is all done in the name of free speech. There have been many bloggers who have been barred from expressing their right to free speech by blog hosting sites. It is for this very reason the PirateBay has created their free image hosting site with BayImg.com. Both have been created and maintained to ensure that free speech has a home on the Internet. (They do state that they abide by Swedish law.)

BayWords.com is a modified Multi User WordPress.org blog. I created a test blog at http://optimalfunctioning.baywords.com. The upside is that it was easy to setup, it is a free service, it has some nice themes, and possibly greater freedom of speech than other alternatives. On the other hand the downside is that they will be showing a limited amount of advertising, you only receive 100MB of storage, and it took way too long for the website to respond to the changes I was trying to make. In comparison WordPress.com is much quicker and I haven’t had any problems with their service. Time will tell if and how BayWords will be improving their service.

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