From The NYTimes In 1602, a Spanish fleet was sailing up the Pacific coast of Mexico when the crew became deathly ill. “The first symptom is pain in the whole body that makes it sensitive to touch,” wrote Antonio de la Ascensión, a priest on the expedition. “Purple spots begin to cover the body, especially from the waist down; then the gums become so swollen that the teeth cannot be brought together, and they can only drink, and finally they die […]
From The Awesomer is a book can be classified under either non-fiction or horror depending on the person reading it. Simon Rich and Farley Katz outline the realities of married life in The Married Kama Sutra: The World’s Least Erotic Sex Manual.
FROM DAILYTEKK | THE YEAR’S 100 BEST IPHONE APPS Last week DailyTekk brought you The 100 Best iPad Accessories and the week before that our annual list of The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014. This week we’re bringing you the best-of-the-best iPhone apps in the iOS ecosystem right now. I guess you could call these editor’s picks (the list is purely based on opinion). There are awesome iPhone apps that aren’t on this list as well, but by breaking […]
From Gizmodo | What’s the Deal With Creatine? SEXPAND Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It’s touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement pills and powders to sports drinks. But how does it work, if at all? Is it even safe? Allow us to demystify this strange chemical beast. Welcome to Fitmodo, Gizmodo’s gym for your brain and backbone. Don’t suffer through life as a sniveling, sickly weakling—brace up, man, get the blood […]
There’s a new kid in town. Indianna (Indi) the dachshund puppy has joined up with Harlow the Weimaraner of Harlow and Sage fame on Instagram. Sadly, Harlow’s sidekick and “big sister” Sage passed away in September at the age of 13. While no dog can replace another, Harlow and Indi have since become the best of friends, seeming to honor the memory of Sage.
*From Behance A collection of photos found on Behance featuring the work of Dirk Wiedlein. ”Churches” ___________________________________________________________________ from dezeen Honey bees can be trained to detect cancer “in ten minutes” says designer. Dutch Design Week 2013: Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees ( + slideshow). The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber […]
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*Very cool interactive website from John Kyrk featuring cell biology animation. Want to better understand what human cell biology is and how it works then check it out. This is an especially great site for anyone going to high school, college, or studying medicine. Here for the link johnkyrk.com. *The NYTimes has an amazing interactive collage is inspiring and so wonderful as a tool of encouragement to anyone touched by cancer. For the estimated 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S., some of […]
Eating Sesame Seeds Superior To Tylenol for Knee Arthritis: A remarkable new study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases confirms that food is not only medicine, but sometimes superior to it. Medical researchers working out of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, sought to investigate the effects of sesame seed supplementation on clinical signs and symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis localized in the knee, […]
Tea isn’t just a comforting and pleasant beverage, it also has remarkable healing properties—so much so that it’s deemed a sort of “wonder drink” that may be even healthier than drinking water. Here are all the ways drinking tea can lead to a healthier, longer life—and how to maximize both the enjoyment of the drink and its health benefits.P Not Just for Pleasure: The Many Health Benefits of TeaP 1 Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water. […]
From BusinessInsider.com STEVEN PERLBERG OCT. 22, 2013 Credit Suisse A new study from Wall Street bank Credit Suisse exposes the “dietary impact of ‘sugar and sweeteners’ and their role in the ongoing health debate surrounding obesity and diabetes.” The accompanying video — “Sugar: Sweet With a Bitter Aftertaste” — visualizes the sorry state of sugar consumption. The harrowing effect of sugar consumption on American waistlines isn’t necessarily new news, but Credit Suisse does an excellent job of breaking down just how […]
Wheatgrass is all over the Internet these days. It’s sold in powders and pills and even makes for a pretty tasty juice. It’s currently being touted by many as a cure-all for just about anything that ails you. Some websites even claim it cures cancer. But how much of this is true? Is this young, green plant of wheat really as magical as some people are claiming? Let’s take a look. Wheatgrass Doesn’t Replace Vegetables Wheatgrass is rich in plant-based […]