How climate change could be the ruin of Los... →
styro: climateadaptation: “L.A. still gets nearly 90 percent of its drinking water from out-of-town resources, just as it has for more than a century. But the Sierra Nevada snowpack could shrink by as much as 90 percent by 2100, experts say. Runoff already peaks 10 to 15 days earlier today than it did 50 years ago, according to a 2008 Purdue University study. Meanwhile, aquifers along the...
The ethnobiology of voodoo zombification →
jtotheizzoe: From Mo Costandi, the strange pharmacology of Haitian voodoo “zombies”: Haitian doctors, on the other hand, consider zombification to be a result of poisoning, and there are reports that sorcerers use a white powder called coupe poudre to zombify their victims. In the early 1980s, Wade Davis, an anthropologist and ethnobotanist who was then working at Harvard University, travelled...
Massage Doesn’t Just Feel Good—It Changes Gene... →
jtotheizzoe: According to maybe the first real study of what massage is actually doing, biologically-like, down to the molecular/gene expression level: Things it does not do: Release toxins Balance chakras Eliminate lactic acid Things it does do: Reduce inflammatory proteins like NFkB Increase the number of mitochondria in your muscle cells, allowing repair and cell growth Make you worry...
Teller Reveals His Secrets →
jtotheizzoe: Have magicians been inadvertently studying neuroscience for ages? Teller, of Penn & Teller, weighs in: “Magic is an art, as capable of beauty as music, painting or poetry. But the core of every trick is a cold, cognitive experiment in perception: Does the trick fool the audience? A magician’s data sample spans centuries, and his experiments have been replicated often enough to...
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get 5 hours of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get 4 hours of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get 3 and a half hours of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get 3 hours of sleep
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me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get 2.25 hours of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get 2 hours of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get an hour and 45 minutes of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get an hour and a half of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can still get an hour of sleep
me: okay if i go to bed now i can just not wake up and sleep all day
giddy girlie: ... →
jamijett: danielleh: Against my better judgment, I am listening to the most recent WTF podcast with guest Diablo Cody. Marc and Diablo are talking about how out-of-touch they are with “real people” because they live in Los Angeles and this entire conversation is making me want to stick my head in a… She’s so right. Although (and I didn’t listen to this, I’m going by what Danielle’s saying)...
sblaufuss: rartastic replied to your post: My idiot cat just locked himself in a room. you’re going to leave him in there for a while to teach him a lesson, right? You know it. Then I’m going to go pick up his poop to really drive the point home. Our cat locked Ryan out of the house the other day. Our front door has a twisty knob for the dead bolt and Ryan went to get the mail, the cat...