The New Phrenology: Aging-Speed And Quality Of Life, IN YO FACE! -Literally.

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-Except this time, it just might work.

Everyone’s done this type of amateur Sherlock Holmes evaluation since they were born. But now, at the intersection of a facial-recognition technologist, a doctor, and Big Data, the studies might just prove both true and useful.

What Face My Age’s technology does…

Starbucks AHOY! -Science Discovers Yet Again That Coffee Is Awesome, This Time: Saving Your Skin

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Coffee and Tea drinking have been linked [perhaps a little tenuously at times] to a whole host of health benefits, like this, this, and this.

Well now we can add another one to that growing list.

It also turns out that coffee may prevent some cancer; on your skin; -seriously.

In a study of 400,000+ participants over about 10 years, taking into account diet and some environmental factors, drinking up to 3 cups of coffee a day was associated with a 10% reduction in…

Video: ASAPScience’s Take On The Benefits Of Meditation

ASAPScience power of meditation youtube screenshotIn this video, ASAPScience goes over some of the interesting and profound ways that meditation can affect your health.

Among the things they cover are empathy, learning, physical changes to the brain & stress.

And although it’s worth a watch, they did not go quite into the depth of the posts here and here,…

Alchemy! Researchers Generate Functional Thyroid-Cells From Stem-Cells

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In the future, thyroid medication and the problems that necessitated it, may be a thing of the past.

Thanks to some groundbreaking work by Sabine Costagliola at the Free University of Brussels, our old friend the Stem Cell has slain yet another dragon.

What Sabine’s team did was to get stem-cells to produce 2 compounds only found in the thyroid.

They then grew these special cells in petri-dishes,…

The Energy Project’s Tony Schwartz: Sleep Is More Important Than Food

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In his piece over at the HBR, business productivity expert and writer Tony Schwartz makes the argument that Sleep is more important than food.

I guess he has a point, sleep cannot be stored in bodyfat for times of famine.

He cites several informal surveys of his own with clients admitting they get 7 hours or less of sleep per night. -Which he then contrasts with more formal research stating that at least in one study, only 2.5% of the participants needed 7 hour or less.

Where there was no…

Stanton Peele: Tecaté Olé, Baby! I Don’t Always Drink. But When I Do, It Saves My Frickin’ Life!

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Addiction specialist Stanton Peele is someone you might think is a frilly-skirted temperance-firebranding ladyboy, attempting to reinstate mandatory-petticoatage & prohibition at every possible turn.

But you would be wrong. He is doing something quite the opposite.

In his fiery piece over at Substance, now Pacific Standard, he goes to great lengths to tease out a recommendation that could seriously reduce people’s mortality & the +/- “coverup” about it that is endemic;

-to his very own industry.

What is this miracle recommendation, you ask?
-Drinking alcohol.

IDEO Encourages DesignOn Concept Contributors To Tackle Old People

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I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to check out the full list of lifehack-style products & service innovations over at design-juggernaut IDEO,

-But By Far, my favorite of the bunch is the Snow White Evil Queen/Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come -style Aging Mirror.
I don’t know how far out they wanted to take the concept in its proposed future technological reach.

-But [at least in its most-blown-out-future-form] this could take a whole host of…

The Gray Mirror


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