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Improving Your Thinking Machine—How to Evolve Your Brain

I have long been fascinated by the brain and its inner workings. It is the master engine that voluntarily or involuntarily guides our bodies, even at cellular levels. And, since research shows that no two brains are alike—my wonder continues to deepen. Nature Neuroscience asserts that an individual’s brain connection patterns are as distinct as [...]

Improving Your Thinking Machine—How to Evolve Your Brain2018-12-27T19:37:03+00:00

A BABY WITH THREE BIOLOGICAL PARENTS?

A controversial new in-vitro fertilization technique has allowed the birth of a baby boy with genetic information from three parents. This procedure is called mitrochondrial transfer, and it was created to prevent women with certain genetic mutations - those carried by a cell's mitochondria - from passing along diseases to their children. This 3 parent [...]

A BABY WITH THREE BIOLOGICAL PARENTS?2018-07-20T20:32:00+00:00

AIR POLLUTION HAS DEADLY CONSEQUENCES

It's no surprise to anyone that polluted air is not good for you. But what may come as a shock is the sheer number of people suffering health consequences from that exposure. A new global air quality model released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that over 92% of the world's population are breathing [...]

AIR POLLUTION HAS DEADLY CONSEQUENCES2018-07-19T20:35:42+00:00

PLAYING FOR EXERCISE

"Shed pounds and inhibitions" is one of the main taglines on Basic Training, an outdoor fitness company based in San Francisco. Unlike gym-based workouts, founder and instructor Jennifer Pattee leads classes through the streets of San Francisco, running, jumping, stretching, and pulling their way through the city. Pattee formed Basic Training back in 2008, after spending [...]

PLAYING FOR EXERCISE2018-07-18T19:13:08+00:00

MEDITATION AS YOUR BRAIN’S EXERCISE REGIMEN

MEDITATION AS YOUR BRAIN'S EXERCISE REGIMEN You go to the gym, you eat healthy, you do everything you can to look after your body's needs... but what about your brain? Meditation has been shown to have beneficial effects on the mind-body physiology within weeks of beginning the practice, has been prescribed by physicians, and is [...]

MEDITATION AS YOUR BRAIN’S EXERCISE REGIMEN2018-08-30T22:09:08+00:00

RESPONSIBILITY & THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS

RESPONSIBILITY & THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, says that “The decisions leaders make today will impact the way the world looks for decades and perhaps centuries to come.”  Business has helped sculpt and change the world, has improved the quality of life for people around the world, and has [...]

RESPONSIBILITY & THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS2018-08-30T22:08:24+00:00

SMALL SCALE FARMERS NOURISH THE WORLD

SMALL SCALE FARMERS NOURISH THE WORLD Farming is not always easy on the environment, especially when undertaken by large-scale agribusinesses that over fertilize and misuse their water resources. However, a new trend in farming is beginning to emerge around the globe – small-scale farms are working to improve the world through environmental protection and social [...]

SMALL SCALE FARMERS NOURISH THE WORLD2018-08-30T22:07:41+00:00

NEW STUDY ON GM FOODS RAISES HEALTH QUESTIONS

NEW STUDY ON GM FOODS RAISES HEALTH QUESTIONS GM foods are a hot topic right now, with debates occurring across the country about what exactly are the effects of genetically modified foods in the human diet. The agricultural-industrial complex is pro- genetically modified foods, and disputes arguments that raise concerns about their safety. Meanwhile, do a Google Search [...]

NEW STUDY ON GM FOODS RAISES HEALTH QUESTIONS2018-08-30T22:06:53+00:00

JOIN THE REVOLUTION: GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

JOIN THE REVOLUTION: GROW YOUR OWN FOOD There is a growing movement in the United States that I am a big fan of. Left and right, I see people starting to dig up their lawns and replace them with rain gardens, native ground cover, and food gardens. All of these options are great, but my [...]

JOIN THE REVOLUTION: GROW YOUR OWN FOOD2018-08-30T22:05:50+00:00