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Elizabeth Bathory Was Right, Part Deux: Sillycon Valley Goes Almost Full-Vampire, Capitalist That-Is

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Why, Gods Of Biochemistry, Why?!!!:
Aging introduces what seem to be a whole host of unfair changes at just about every level of biology.

And depending on your genes & environment, these changes can start becoming noticeable as early as the age of 30.

Unless you’re Elizabeth Bathory, or HealthTrekker’s favorite immortal, Yazemeenah Rossi, these changes can add up fast.

So what do you do if you feel young & you want your body to keep up with your spirit?…

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All You Need Is Love! Snuggle-Hormone Does Something Interesting For Your Brain, Man…

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Love, Actually Is A Brain Chemical:
A lot of recent research has been focused on brain-building through nootropics/supplements and special meditation.

Both have shown some interesting and unexpected results, especially on improvement in quality of life.

As researchers of all kinds try to improve that life-experience from Gilgamesh, to R.W. Emerson, to Eckhart Tolle, new & old ideas get discovered & re-discovered.

And one of them is an out-of-the-way chemical scientists thought restricted to basic-cable reruns of “Love Actually”…

(come on, admit it, you watch that over the holidays too.)

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Video: DNews Asks Which Creativity Drug Works Best. -Alcohol Or Marijuana?


 
How To Optimize Free Creative Output:
Since some super-creative people have taken different psychoactives to help them work better, there has been a long debate about which is more effective.

And in this video, DNews looks into two of them. Marijuana and Alcohol.

It would seem at first that many writers tend to favor Alcohol, with guys like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, & Twain being on that list.

But on the other hand, many other artistic folk seem to favor Marijuana. To name a few of them: Carl Sagan, Alexandre Dumas, and Salvador Dali.

So which is the best “supplement” for creativity-boostage?…

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Stress Researchers: Healthy Eating Isn’t Enough. You Have To Treat Your Heart & Mind Well, Too.

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Eating Healthier Is All You Need, Right?:
For awhile now, at least since the “Margarine is groovy!” 1970s, we’ve all been told to eat healthier.

We then made up for all the hydrogenated oils with a new addiction to Olive Oil in the pasta-fantastic Big 80’s.

And despite the recent ethical-sourcing commercials at Chipotle & Panera, it turns out we neglected one thing: Literally & Figuratively, Your Heart.

Because no matter how healthy you eat, what you put the Figurative one through could be a real problem for everything else…

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Vegetarians & Moms Win Again! Green Vegetable Compounds May Stop Time Or Even Reverse It

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Another Win For Veggie Fans!:
So in the eternal war of Vegetarians vs. Carnivores, !SCIENCE! has to concede one new point.

As time goes by our bodies seem to get worse, mostly due to unfair biochemical changes like reduced metabolism, lean mass, and just plain old energy.

Well, researchers are coming again to the rescue, with what looks like another cure to several of them.

And it all hinges on that nagging your good ole’ mum leveled at the dinnertime kids: Eat Your Greens!…

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Exercise Less, Lose More. Whaaaa…? Danish Study Discovers The Secret Freakonomics Of Fat

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Oh God, This Sounds Like An Infomercial.:
We’ve told you before that Nutrition is king for losing fat or weight.

We’ve also told you that the slow-carb diets are the ones that pay the greatest returns over time, too.

And we’ve also recruited cast-iron triathletes and anorexic movie-stars to help convince you that you cannot out-exercise bad nutrition.

Well, the Danes came up with a neat footer to the one that says you can exercise too much,

And somehow, it says you may need less exercise than you ever thought…

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ACHTUNG LADY! SAD Therapy Tools Work Like Viagra For Men’s Mojo

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Psychology Sees The Light:
So one of the more recent discoveries in psychology is similar to one admission by the evil DrugCo. CEO played by Roger Horton in a previous entry:

If you live far from the equator, the seasons change your mood; sometimes too much.

One of the ways to fix this is to bring back the sunlight with a very special light-box.

It’s so effective, that the light is said to be as good as CBT for people affected.

Well that boost in mood got some crafty Italian researchers thinking; and they just might put Pfizer out of business…

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Video: Cracked Takes A Crack At An Honest Antidepressant Commercial + Bonus!


 
The Drug-Pushers Are Here For Your Soul:
In this video, Cracked’s Honest Commercials touches on a little bit of our problems with drug companies.

This time, for Antidepressants.

It’s a bit drier and more ironic than their normal stuff, but a lot of it is dead-on.

Especially about switching medications, the placebo effect on mood disorders, incomplete understanding of depression-mechanics and their brain-chemistry roots,

And most of all, Marketing psychoactive drugs to individual consumers…

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Now We Know Why Vegetarians Sound So Dumb & Dizzy. It’s Because Creatine Boosts All Different Kinds Of Brain POWAH!

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Not All Substitutes Are Equal:
All cheekiness aside, we just did a post on the sexy people over at Eater’s test of the newest vegetable-only burger, by Impossible Foods.

But one of the ideas we raised at the end was: Maybe it tastes close now, maybe even identical in the future,

-But does it give you the same-or-better Nutrition when you take everything into consideration?

Well, one of Red Meat’s components is a salt called Creatine. And sciency-researchers are finding out some very interesting brain-stuff about its new best friend…

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New Apple Watch? PSHAW! Futuristic Researchers Put The Electronics Right On Your Skin!

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The Future Is Personal, Pervasive, & Transparent:
So every once in awhile, we get a new piece of gadget-technology like a new iPhone or AppleWatch that moves things forward.

But they’re still just boxy-widgets that you have to lug around with you.

You can’t even use an Apple Watch without a phone, and it can’t make or receive calls by itself.

So they’re not even that independent. -Until now…

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