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530th Friday Blog Roundup

Do you remember hoppity hop balls?  My friend had one when we were little, and I always wanted to play with it. We didn’t have one, probably because they’re an excellent way to crack your skull open. I went to volunteer at the twins’ school this week, and the gym teacher had taken out HOPPITY […]

Morning Roundup: Jan. 30, 2015

17 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler arrested in bar brawl, Denver airport bans pot-themed souvenirs, and teen dealer dies after cops forced him to eat crack.

Cholo Goth? The Fix Q&A with Rafael Reyes

17 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Cholo-goth duo Prayers' songs are about the harsh realities of gang life set over a catchy 80s-type sound of synthesizers and electronic beats.

Is Your Dinnerware the Reason You're Overweight?

17 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Studies show that the size of your dinnerware can really impact how full or hungry you feel; in fact, we're wired to want to finish whatever's on our plate. Instead of piling onto a huge platter, use salad plates or shallower bowls in order to keep portions in check. Show More Summary

Buzz Kill: Three Daily Alcoholic Drinks May Boost Stroke Risk

17 hours agoHealth : Healthland

More than two drinks per day was defined by the study's authors as "heavy" drinking

Obama to Unveil Research Initiative Aiming to Develop Tailored Medical Treatments

18 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Plans include collecting genetic data on one million Americans so that scientists can suit drugs and treatments to patients’ specific traits, officials said.

Friday Funny 863: Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

Ariel with wet hair. Belle with hair stuck to lip gloss. Sleeping Beauty's bed head. Snow White with humidity frizz. Mulan vs static. Elsa with GASP roots! A more realistic volume for Jasmine. Pocahontas can't see to paint with this wind. Lots more funny stuff on steveinaspeedo.tumblr.com! Steve in a Speedo http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/

Obama seeks $215 million for personalized medicine effort

18 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The centerpiece of President Obama’s new “precision medicine initiative” would be a massive database containing the genetic profiles, medical histories and other data of a million or more willing Americans.Read full article >>

Testosterone v Oxytocin: Bridging the Gene-Behaviour Gap

One problem with theories which start with genes and then go on to try to explain complex mental outcomes such as psychosis or autism in the way in which the imprinted brain theory does is that they leave you asking what, if anything,...Show More Summary

Meditation Physically Changes Your Brain’s Gray Matter for the Better, Study Finds

18 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Grey or gray matter. However you spell it, if you meditate, oh, it’s a-changin’. And that’s what a team of Harvard researchers is telling us. The most astounding part? Our brain’s gray matter can change in shape and size (for the better, mind you) in just eight weeks of practicing meditation. Show More Summary

Losing Every Battle, Winning the War

By J.B. Handley The nadir for me came on January 6, 2011, when Anderson Cooper interviewed Dr. Andrew Wakefield live on national television. It was an absurd and painful moment. Anderson Cooper, a journalist I had generally respected, treated Andy...

Well: Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

18 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Some nutrition scientists are concerned that with the profusion of fortified foods, beverages and supplements, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmfu...

Harvard Bill of Health Blog Guest Post: Mary Holland On Art Caplan's Vax Crackdowns

We invite you to read Oregon Law Review: Herd Immunity and Compulsory Childhood Vaccination: Does the Theory Justify the Law? By MARY HOLLAND AND CHASE E. ZACHARY ABSTRACT: Compulsory childhood vaccination is a cornerstone of U.S. public health policy. All...

Los Angeles to Build Housing for Veterans

18 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a three-year-old lawsuit brought on behalf of homeless veterans by pledging to build permanent and transitional “bridge” housing.

Matter: In the Way Cancer Cells Work Together, a Possible Tool for Their Demise

18 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Research on the cooperation that goes on in a cancerous tumor could point to a new strategy for fighting the disease.

Joe And The Right Thing To Say

We see her virtually every day. Either we run into her in the lobby, on the elevator or we meet her as she is leaving and we are coming home. Our schedules must be very similar. On top of that, she like we, hasn't filled her life with rushing and as a result we often stop to chat. Show More Summary

Super Yoga Bowl XLIX: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots

19 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Last time we checked in with the Seattle Seahawks they were making history winning Super Bowl XLVII. Before that they were talking about changing the future of football with yoga and meditation, again, making history, albeit of a different kind. Show More Summary

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