The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

Table of contents The first basic law of human stupidity The second basic law The third (and golden) basic law Frequency distribution The power of stupidity The fourth basic law The fifth basic law The first basic law of human stupidity The first basic law of human stupidity asserts without ambiguity that: Always and inevitably … Continue reading The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

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Watching Porn Affects the Brain, Things Will Never be the Same Again

Today, with pornography only ever a few clicks away, a multitude of attitudes to sex imagery abound. Regardless of what porn aficionados have to say, Swedish researchers maintain that excessive porn consumption affects the brain. Like every other gratifying experience, watching sexual images releases high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is often referred to as the … Continue reading Watching Porn Affects the Brain, Things Will Never be the Same Again

Chemical Used in Antibacterial Hand Soaps May Impair Muscle Function

In recent years, our lexicon been bombarded with antibacterial products. Hand sanitizer dispensers are found all over the place, including my local YMCA. The shopping cart corral at the market usually has a canister of antibacterial wipes handy for the handle. Who knows what germs and other “ickies” infested the hands of the person who … Continue reading Chemical Used in Antibacterial Hand Soaps May Impair Muscle Function

LSD Microdosing Is Trending in Silicon Valley, But Can It Actually Make You More Creative?

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking small doses of psychedelic drugs simply makes them perform better at work – becoming more creative and focused. The practice, known as “microdosing”, involves taking minute quantities of drugs such … Continue reading LSD Microdosing Is Trending in Silicon Valley, But Can It Actually Make You More Creative?

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‘Largest Pandemic in 100 years’ Threatens China as Bird Flu Spreads

China could be facing the worst bout of bird flu to hit the country in a century, with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) accounting for the deaths of 79 people in January from the 192 human cases reported so far. The outbreak has been described as the “worst season since the virus first appeared in the country … Continue reading ‘Largest Pandemic in 100 years’ Threatens China as Bird Flu Spreads

Solar Eclipse, ‘Snow’ Moon and Comet in a One Night Astronomical Triple Treat

Beware the werewolves, witches and lunatics as the weekend approaches and with it, a penumbral lunar eclipse, a "snow" moon and new year comet, in a triple astrological delight. A prenumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves through the outer part of the Earth's shadow, known as the penumbra, according to Earthsky.org. https://twitter.com/manuelleleblanc/status/829337777414225920 However, it's set to be a … Continue reading Solar Eclipse, ‘Snow’ Moon and Comet in a One Night Astronomical Triple Treat

Just One Weekend of Camping can Reset Your Sleep Rhythm

When you’re lying wide awake for the hundredth time because you have severe insomnia – are you thinking of sunshine, the moon, the stars or the far-off mountains? These majestic manifestations of nature might be your best friends when you desperately need to sleep – and need to bounce out of bed in the morning. They teach … Continue reading Just One Weekend of Camping can Reset Your Sleep Rhythm