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RT @wemeantwell: Tired of hearing CNN say NYPD "allowing protesters" to march. The f*cking First Amendment allows them to march, justice demands that they do
Science Says Your Baby Is a Socialist | Mother Jones -
Science Says Your Baby Is a Socialist | Mother Jones
"Interestingly, as the toddlers get a little older, this sense of fairness seems to morph into pure egalitarianism—at least when it comes to distributing other people's stuff. "There's a lot of research suggesting that when it comes to divvying up resources that strangers possess, they are socialists—they like to share things equally," says Bloom. [...] But what happens when the children being studied are themselves the lucky recipient of the extra resources? Well, that changes everything. "So, they're very egalitarian when it comes to other people," says Bloom. "When it comes to themselves, they're not the slightest bit egalitarian. Particularly when dealing with strangers, they want everything." So while babies do seem to have an innate capacity to separate good from evil, their moral lives are still fairly limited. "Babies are kind of jerks," Bloom says." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
My dad was an accountant. No disrespect, but it wasn't for me; I went into videogame design… and now I'm neck-deep in spreadsheets anyways.
Sean McBride
2014 To Be Hottest Year Ever Measured - Scientific American -
2014 To Be Hottest Year Ever Measured - Scientific American
"This year will likely be the hottest on record for the planet, with global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the 1961-to-1990 average, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
First study to document MEDITATION produces changes over time in the brain :: Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 2011:191, 36-42. -
First study to document MEDITATION produces changes over time in the brain :: Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 2011:191, 36-42.
"We report a controlled longitudinal study to investigate pre-post changes in brain gray matter concentration attributable to participation in an MBSR [meditation] program. Anatomical MRI images from sixteen healthy, meditation-naïve participants were obtained before and after they underwent the eight-week program. Changes in gray matter concentration were investigated using voxel-based morphometry, and compared to a wait-list control group of 17 individuals. Analyses in a priori regions of interest confirmed increases in gray matter concentration within the left hippocampus. Whole brain analyses identified increases in the posterior cingulate cortex, the temporo-parietal junction, and the cerebellum in the MBSR group compared to the controls. The results suggest that participation in MBSR is associated with changes in gray matter concentration in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking." - Adriano from Bookmarklet
see also Hölzel, B.K., et al. (2011), How does mindfulness meditation work? Proposing mechanisms of action from a conceptual and neural perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 537-559. - Adriano
Strangers Send Greeting Cards to Help Dying Utah Girl Celebrate Her Last Christmas via @GMA
Strangers Send Greeting Cards to Help Dying Utah Girl Celebrate Her Last Christmas via @GMA
Steve C Team Marina
Legendary Japanese Wagyu Beef Available at Costco… for $1,200 -
Legendary Japanese Wagyu Beef Available at Costco… for $1,200
"Wagyu, the rare and incomparable beef from several breeds of Japanese cattle that produce high-quality, intensely marbled meat, is now available to Costco members at a steep price. For $109.09 per pound, Japanese Wagyu Boneless Ribeye Roast is available while supplies last."You must, however, purchase a minimum of 11 pounds, which brings your total to $1,199.99 — a $300 discount from the full price of $1,499.99. Hurry, though; the deal is only good until December 21. And if you're not in the mood for a roast, you can buy a four-pack of Wagyu New York Strip Steaks for the same price. - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"You must, however, purchase a minimum of 11 pounds" is SO Costco. - Steele Lawman
I could do this if I didn't pay my mortgage. Might be worth it. - Eric - ill subliminal
Sean McBride
Data shows global warming’s dramatic effect on environment | Dallas Morning News -
Data shows global warming’s dramatic effect on environment | Dallas Morning News
"In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed. It’s gotten hotter, more crowded and just downright wilder. The numbers are stark. Carbon dioxide emissions up 60 percent. Global temperature up six-tenths of a degree. Population up 1.7 billion people. Sea level up 3 inches. U.S. extreme weather up 30 percent. “Simply put, we are rapidly remaking the planet and beginning to suffer the consequences,” said Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The Fictional Spinster Classification Index -
The Fictional Spinster Classification Index
"Ready To Defrost (Harmless/Temporary) There is nothing wrong with these women. More to be pitied than censured; they simply were not born for the Cause. They are more likely to be librarians than anything else. Their glasses exist only to be whipped off. Their hair is up only to be coaxed down. They are soft. Type I: A Warning: Mary Bailey, from It’s A Wonderful Life, is briefly and happily a member of our sisterhood, but only in a fantastic alternate reality George is permitted to visit for a few hours. She returns to married life, and slips from our fingers. The fate of Wives is not known to us. They have been given a strange gift, and dwell not in the Halls of Mandos, and their path is utterly sundered from ours." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Miss Havisham is the spinster qua spinster. Who could help but love her? She controls time. She stays in wedding dress shape 365 days out of the year — well into her fifties, which is no mean feat — and turns a boy into a gentleman for the sole purpose of expanding his hopes and dreams, that he might feel sorrow all the more keenly when she finally crushes them. Spiders live in her... more... - Jessie
"But Mallory,” I hear you say again (you are complaining a great deal today), “didn’t Galadriel have a husband?” No. She didn’t. “Yes, she did — his name was Celeborn.” No, it wasn’t. “I’m sure it was. He was even in the movie for a minute.” Think about it, though. Really think about it, and I think you’ll realize that Celeborn was a collective hallucination brought about by a brief... more... - Jessie
Jayden's brain is fine, no changes, no anomalies. We're gonna wean him off the Keppra over the next month & if all goes well, no more neurology appointments! Here he is, attached to 22 wires. And here is the lamp with tape strips, ready for the next patient, which reminded me of a dinosaur skeleton.
That all sounds good.Melinda is taking Keppra. - Greg "Cashmere Slim"
That's good news! - Anika
Handsome fella! Thinking of you all! - The First NoeLB from Android
Thank you! And I found out today that Jayden will be able to receive most of his medical care at Children's until he's 25. That's a relief :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's great news! - Tamara J. B.
BRAINZ! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Haha you & Jayden speak the same joke language <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Amit Patel
Love the jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Jesus was doxxed, and the bible was their pastebin.
Was the dead sea scrolls their - Mark Trapp
Sean McBride
Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissions -- ScienceDaily -
Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissions -- ScienceDaily
"Research has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted. A team of researchers has derived the first theoretical equation to demonstrate that global warming is a direct result of the build-up of carbon emissions since the late 1800s when human-made carbon emissions began. The results are in accord with previous data from climate models." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Watermelon Salad -
Watermelon Salad
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توروخدا :))) - وارَش
اوففففففففف - سالی مک براید
هوووووم - Mahdieh
YUM! - AJ Batac
‌مهدیه، ما بچه کار بودیم از اینا مامانم برای عصرونه برامون درست میکرد و زیر درخت خرمالو میخوردیم. یادش به خیر :)) - Mahdi
منم هووووم گفتنم به خاطر این بود که دقیقاً می دونستم طعم این سالاد رو. بچه که بودم عصرهای تابستون مامانی برامون تو حیاط نون و پنیر و گوجه و خیار و سبزی خوردن و هندونه میاورد. من و دختر خاله پسر خاله ها حمله می کردیم بهشون - Mahdieh
چه نوستالژیک :) - Mahdi
This watermelon salad remind me high tea with my mother when I was younger :-) - Mahdi
Johnn Luevanos
3D Printing Lock Picks -
Over at the 21B hackerspace in Fullerton, CA, [Dano] had an interesting idea. He took a zip tie, and trimmed it to have the same profile of a lock pick. It worked. Not well, mind you, but it worked. After a few uses, the pick disintegrated, but still the concept of picks you can take through a TSA checkpoint was proven. A few days after this demonstration, [C] realized he had a very fancy Objet 3D printer at work, and thought printing some pics out would be an admirable goal. After taking an image of some picks through the autotracer …read more - Johnn Luevanos
Sarah G.
Photo of snowy owl chilling in indiana dunes.
Sean McBride
Are Humans Going Extinct? -
Are Humans Going Extinct?
"Some scientists, Guy McPherson included, fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Scientific American has said of the IPCC: "Across two decades and thousands of pages of reports, the world's most authoritative voice on climate science has consistently understated the rate and intensity of climate change and the danger those impacts represent." - Sean McBride
Comment: "Humans are apparently on an intellectual level with a yeast colony. Both foul their environment with poisons until they wipe themselves out." - Sean McBride
Victor Ganata
The St. Louis Police Officers Association's reaction to the Rams players who expressed their support for Ferguson and for Michael Brown doesn't do much to temper the impression that they're tyrannical and just generally evil.
Morton Fox
Got 2 geocaches in Glasgow and Newark this morning. Now to get some Scottish Place on the way to the office.
Spidra Webster
Historian spots long-lost painting while watching ‘Stuart Little’ | New York Post -
Historian spots long-lost painting while watching ‘Stuart Little’ | New York Post
"There’s a mouse in the house — along with a long-lost 20th-century masterpiece. An art historian was watching the movie “Stuart Little” with his daughter — and spotted in the background a painting long believed lost, it was reported Friday. “I could not believe my eyes when I saw Bereny’s long-lost masterpiece on the wall behind Hugh Laurie,” said Gergely Barki, a researcher at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest who made the discovery on Christmas in 2009. Modal Trigger Gergely BarkiPhoto: Getty Images “Sleeping Lady with Black Vase,” an avant-garde work by Hungarian painter Robert Bereny, was last seen in public in 1928 — and wound up as a prop in the 1999 children’s movie, starring Michael J. Fox (as the voice of the titular mouse), Geena Davis, Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki. “A researcher can never take his eyes off the job, even when watching Christmas movies at home,” Barki, who is writing a biography on Bereny, told Agence France-Presse. In the film, the painting hangs... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
This Is What Really Happens To Your Body When You Practice “Intermittent Fasting.” | Collective-Evolution -
This Is What Really Happens To Your Body When You Practice “Intermittent Fasting.” | Collective-Evolution
How timely, this is a fast day for me :-) Though I remember reading it takes two days of fasting to kick in stem cell regeneration. - Todd Hoff
I have been practicing 5:2 for nearly 2 years now and have achieved unbelievable results -- it actually works -- on many levels. I enthusiastically recommend it to everyone. The early fast days can be very difficult but they become increasingly easy to handle. I actually look forward to them now -- they're a breeze. Weight control with 5:2 is a snap -- you acquire total, pinpoint command. - Sean McBride
Do you want to become fully educated about food and diet? -- do intermittent fasting for at least six months -- you'll be forced to learn and to reboot and reset all your bad eating habits. - Sean McBride
What changes have you noticed? - Todd Hoff
A few changes -- 1. lost 55 pounds easily in less than 6 months (from 235 to 180 -- I'm 6'1") 2. find it easy to keep the weight off (haven't regained a single pound for many months now) 3. naturally eat much less on non-fast days now -- crave less food in general 4. now eat much higher quality food on all days -- fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean meats -- much less carbohydrates,... more... - Sean McBride
Bottom line: 5:2 and other regimes of intermittent fasting can hard kickstart you into a entirely new and more healthy way of eating on all days. It worked for me and it has worked for others I know who have tried it. I do know a few people, however, who lacked the self-discipline to get through the first few weeks of fasting on 2 days -- that's the tricky part. You need to find the... more... - Sean McBride
Doing 5:2 for a few months will fully open one's eyes: the way that most Americans eat is crazy and self-destructive -- we eat much more than we need to feel full, healthy and strong. Standard restaurant servings are insane. We are killing ourselves with food. We need a major revolution in the American diet. - Sean McBride
Sean, all these physical details almost convince me you are not a bot :-) Good to hear it's working for you and I agree with the eating insanity. Though I'm confused, how is eating 600 calories a fast? I think a 600 calorie fat fast would be quite doable. - Todd Hoff
Actually, 600 calories a day can be a feast if you plan correctly. :) Staying within that limit certainly taught me the value of a calorie and how to squeeze the most pleasure and satisfaction from each and every one. - Sean McBride
McCartney: Army spouse runs food pantry in Va. so military families can afford the holidays
McCartney: Army spouse runs food pantry in Va. so military families can afford the holidays
Andy Bakun
RT @mc_hankins: 'Could you fax over a copy?' 'No, I can't fax because of where I live' 'Where do you live?' 'The 21st century'
lol - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
Extremely Positive People Aren't as Good at Empathy - Big Think
Not As Good as You Think? Trait Positive Emotion Is Associated with Increased Self-Reported Empathy but Decreased Empathic Performance - PLOS ONE - 2014 Oct 29 - Victor Ganata
"Participants with a more upbeat personality believed their accuracy on this task to be higher than others. However, the speakers had conducted an identical rating process on their own videos, and it turns out the happier participants were no closer to the true feelings than the more downbeat participants. In fact, happy participants found it harder to judge the emotional tone of a highly negative monologue, in which a participant described the death of a parent." - Victor Ganata
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Mordab-e Ghazian - Iran - Around Guides -
Mordab-e Ghazian - Iran - Around Guides
Mordab-e Ghazian - Iran - Around Guides
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Video Game Reviewer Is Contacting the Mothers of Her Online Harassers I guess if you live in parent's basement, then you gotta follow the mom rules... #goodforher
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On thinking about wine | res gerendae -
On thinking about wine | res gerendae
"Yesterday, it was Thanksgiving Thursday in the United States.  On Thanksgiving Day, I often think about wine.  It is a day many associate with the drink.  Beaujolais Nouveau, a bland and generic vin du primeur, is released in the week leading up to the holiday and, thanks to a marketing strategy straight from the house of De Beers, promoted as the traditional Thanksgiving wine.  For me though, it is the memories of spicy Burgundies and rich Bandols that are hard to shake." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"As a committed wino, I think about wine quite often, but yesterday I thought about thinking about wine. A school boy error, perhaps. Most authors of books about wine I have read would, no doubt, reproach me. Wine is about unabashed hedonism, they say, not a subject for jejune philosophising or ersatz self-seriousness." - Maitani
Violence and broken websites highlight the dark side of Black Friday | Games industry news | MCV -
"“People were behaving like animals, it was horrible. I only saw two security guards,” 56 year-old Louise Haggerty told The Guardian of her trip to Sainsbury's in Harringay, North London. “It was mental in there. It was crazy… absolutely disgusting. So many people pushed in the queue we didn’t have a chance. The poor woman who was second in the queue was pushed out by the crowd of youths, she didn’t get anything. There are lads in there three, four, five tellies. It’s not fair. “I got a Dyson but I don’t even know if I want it. I just picked it up. I don’t even know how much it costs, I don’t know even know if I’m going to buy it. I just wanted something."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Meanwhile, those staying off the High Street have faced problems of a different kind with the websites of many leading retailers buckling under the pressure of high traffic. Tesco Direct and GAME’s website have been down for long periods while there has also reportedly been issues accessing the likes of Argos and Asda, although they appear to be up and running as of right now.... more... - Jessie
My Black Friday Stick #stilbetterthanshopping
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