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Welcome to the Asylum

Chris Hedges Truth Dig When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be … Continue reading

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Using Virtual Worlds to ‘Soft Control’ People’s Movements in the Real One

Science Daily ScienceDaily (Mar. 16, 2012) — Eighty-eight percent of Americans now own a cell phone, forming a massive network that offers scientists a wealth of information and an infinite number of new applications. With the help of these phone … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance and its Impact on the Individual – Part 1

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And … Continue reading

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Thought Question: Half full or half empty?

We have started to post thought questions on this blog in order to encourage critical thinking and discussion. Thought Question: Who do you think experiences a greater sense of tranquility in life: the person who sees the glass as half … Continue reading

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Help me, I’m starving to death. Six stone woman with paralysed stomach is refused life-saving operation

Source: Daily Mail Rudi Hargreaves, 22, has shrunk from a healthy 10st to a skeletal 5st 10lb after being diagnosed with the crippling condition last year. Within weeks of being diagnosed with gastroparesis, Rudi found her size 12 clothes were … Continue reading

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The importance on how non-native English speakers identify English vowels

There exists a significant amount of research pertaining to the second-language (L2) learner’s vowel perception and the influences of the native (L1) language (Flege, 2002; Flege, Munro, and MacKay, 1995; Munro, Flege, and MacKay, 1996 cited in Bundgaard-Nielsen et al., … Continue reading

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Air fresheners can trigger allergies, asthma

Source: MSNBC People with asthma or allergies may want to avoid air fresheners and other chemicals used to spread fragrant scents through their homes, and their doctors should be aware of the hazards. “The chemicals in some of these products … Continue reading

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Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague

Source: Daily Mail Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (BEST) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree  centigrade since 1950 and … Continue reading

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Why having a best friend is good for you: Our No.1 mate can help us beat stress

Source: Daily Mail If you’re ever feeling under pressure, it might be an idea  to see your best friend. Being in their presence can reduce stress levels – at least according to a study of children. ‘One of the interesting … Continue reading

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