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Arguing Atheism – A Conversation with Dr Peter Boghossian

Stefan Molyneux Freedomain Radio Dr. Peter Boghossian’s main focus is bringing the tools of professional philosophers to people in a wide variety of contexts. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 20 years and 30 thousand students–in prisons, hospitals, … Continue reading

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Designing language proficiency tests

I.     Introduction Continuous focus on quality and productivity forces many institutions to assess competency of potential candidates. Effective communication strengthens proficiency, while ineffective communication weakens it. Language testing can prove to be a powerful tool in measuring proficiency, through detailed … Continue reading

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Oral folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation to prevent cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults with depressive symptoms—the Beyond Ageing Project: a randomized controlled trial1,2,3

Source: AJCN Abstract Background: Evidence remains unclear as to whether folic acid (FA) and vitamin B-12 supplementation is effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Objectives: The objective was to determine whether oral FA + vitamin B-12 supplementation prevented cognitive decline in … Continue reading

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What was B.F. Skinner really like? A new study parses his traits

Lucy Hyde EurekAlert March 20th marks the birthday of famed behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner, who would have turned 108 today. Besides Sigmund Freud, B.F. Skinner was the most famous and perhaps the most influential psychologist of the 20th century. But … Continue reading

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Effects of early prepubertal exposure to bisphenol A on the onset of puberty, ovarian weights, and estrous cycle in female mice.

Nah et al. PubMed Central Abstract OBJECTIVE: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used extensively to manufacture plastics and epoxy resin liners for food and beverage cans. BPA, with properties similar to estrogen, has endocrine-disrupting effects. In the present study, … Continue reading

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War Is the Health of the State

Randolf Bourne Struggle 1918 First part of an essay entitled “The State,” which was left unfinished at Bourne’s untimely death in 1918 To most Americans of the classes which consider themselves significant the war [World War I] brought a sense … Continue reading

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Obesity, body composition, and prostate cancer

Source: BMC Established risk factors for prostate cancer have not translated to effective prevention or adjuvant care strategies. Several epidemiologic studies suggest greater body adiposity may be a modifiable risk factor for high-grade (Gleason 7, Gleason 8-10) prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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SYSTEMS FOR INDUCING CHANGE IN A HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTIC

Source: USPTO Systems and methods for inducing a change in a human physiological characteristic. The physiological characteristic may correspond to an emotional state of a dialogue participant. The dialogue participant may be an individual participating in a conversation. The outcome … Continue reading

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Color Therapy & Chakras

The objective of this article is to look at the significance of the chakras and how color healing impacts the chakras. When color is absorbed through the eyes, it impacts the pineal gland which then sends different hormones that stimulate … Continue reading

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