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Claire Weekes, a "trailblazing Australian doctor stared down professional resistance to revolutionize the way we treat anxiety. Along the way she became a best-selling author and one of the first self-help gurus."
" Her face, accept, float, let time pass method" was based on the biological understanding of how the body’s simple alarm system, the unconscious fight-or-flight system – which she called first fear – could be distressingly perpetuated by what she called “second fear” which kicked off a vicious “fear-adrenalin-fear cycle”, Read article

Judith Hoare is the author of "The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: the Extraordinary Life of Dr. Claire Weekes.

Aung San Suu Kyi (Born in 1945) is a Myanmar's politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counselor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021. She played a vital role in Myanmar's transition from military junta to partial democracy in the 2010s.
SourceFrom her 1990 speech, "Freedom from Fear"

Urban areas can be 20 degrees hotter than the surrounding country. But green spaces and reflective pavement can make city life more bearable"...... Read more


A long time coming,
are words I still hear,
as we see our resources,
continue to disappear.
We must conserve, we must do,
to save our resources
for our children to use.

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Loy • 10/12/2021 at 08:11PM • Like 1 Profile

Well said. Very true

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MFish • 10/12/2021 at 09:12PM • Like Profile

Thank you.

"Imagine you’re sitting in a bus, waiting in line or simply sitting on your sofa at home, and you find yourself with a few minutes of idle time on your hands – how might you occupy yourself?"......Read more

"Haiti won its independence from France in 1804, and it was almost immediately made a pariah state by world powers"........"President Thomas Jefferson worked to isolate Haiti diplomatically and strangle it economically, fearing that the success of Haiti would inspire slave revolts back home".........."In 1825, France  sent warships to Haiti and forced the young nation to pay France 150 million francs to secure its independence, or suffer the consequences. Read the full article

In 1634, Rembrandt painted his wife, Saskia, as Flora — the Roman goddess of flowers and spring. One large bloom droops over her left ear from the wreath crowning her head, dwarfing the other blossoms in scale and splendor — a single tulip, its silken petals aflame with stripes of red and white.These tulips no longer exist.Read more

One of the most high-profile trials of the year is underway to decide whether Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes defrauded patients and investors. Read more

Author, Ana Santos Rutschman Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University

"A new review of 25 years of research finds acetaminophen may contribute to ADHD and other developmental disorders in children." Read more
The author, Ann Z. Bauer is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Lowell

"Knowing what your brain does well — and what it does surprisingly poorly — can give you a much clearer sense of the strategies you need to not just endure, but to thrive".  - The authors present three strategies based in science that can keep the brain in a good place.

Aquatint, an etching technique, was invented in Amsterdam around 1650 by the printmaker Jan van de Velde IV. The technique  was all but forgotten until the eighteen century when recipes for its used were published and its techniques were improved by a number of artists. An exhibition at the National Gallery of Art will trace the technique’s development through Europe, starting in the late 1700s. Read more
Image: Stoke Hall , Derbyshire, England by Cartwright, Thomas - Public Domain

...The risk of hitting deer on rural roads and highways is rising, especially around dusk and during a full moon. Deer cause over 1 million motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year, resulting in more than US$1 billion in property damage. Read full article

Photo courtesy of Calob Photography

Colette Maze, now 107, began playing the piano at age 5 and defied the social conventions of her day to embrace it as a profession rather than as a pastime. Her son first arranged for her performances to be recorded when she was in her 90s. She has just released her sixth album. Read full article

"We all know multitasking is ineffective. Especially when tasks are cognitively difficult. Research has proven this, but we think we are the exceptions"....Read the full article

"One of  Israel's star cybersecurity companies, NSO Group, is at the center of an international spying scandal that has concerned U.S. officials, and the Israeli government plays a role". Read the full article

"Reshaping previous ideas on the story of civilisation, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey was built by a prehistoric people 6,000 years before Stonehenge". Read the full article

"We’ve starved our public-health sector. The Costa Rica model demonstrates what happens when you put it first" "Life expectancy tends to track national income closely. Costa Rica has emerged as an exception to the rule that Health requires wealth. Read the full article  

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Loy • 08/27/2021 at 12:16AM • Like Profile

Good article.

“Time perception matters because it is the experience of time that roots us in our mental reality.” That’s precisely what acclaimed BBC broadcaster and psychology writer Claudia Hammond explores in Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception (public library) — a fascinating foray into the idea that our experience of time is actively created by our own minds and how these sensations of what neuroscientists and psychologists call “mind time” are created". Read more

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Loy • 08/25/2021 at 05:51PM • Like 1 Profile

Good article and articles linked in it. Our complex minds...

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