Jamie Granger

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Vegetarians and Their Superior Blood

A plant-based diet can lower your blood pressure, according to research released today in a major medical journal. Should we really stop eating meat before starting medication?<p>"Let me be clear about this. A low carbohydrate diet is quackery," Dr. Neal Barnard told me over the phone. "It is popular, …

Screen addiction: Health experts say excessive amounts of time spent on phones, tablets can affect childhood development

Health experts say excessive amounts of time spent on smart phones and tablets can be addictive and affect childhood development.<p>Smart phones, …

Australians put the 'I' in idiot.

This childish desire to have our cake and eat it is reminiscent of how so many Aussies want their kids to be able to "get into the property market" …

Teens

Arsonists have lit 12 of the 68 fires burning across Victoria, with firefighters battling dangerous winds and conditions that are the worst since Black Saturday. Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said the 21,000 hectare Grampians fire was so intense that it had “created its own weather”, triggering lightning and spot fires around Halls Gap Read more: http://ow.ly/sFONt

Social Connection Makes a Better Brain

Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.<p>Matthew Lieberman, a distinguished social psychologist and neuroscientist, basically won the lottery. This past summer, he was offered three million …

Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy?

The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, "This course will change your life."<p>Picture a world where human relationships are challenging, narcissism and self-centeredness are on the rise, and there is disagreement on the best way for people to live harmoniously …

The Legend of Korra: A TV Show for Kids With Serious Appeal for Adults

Nickelodeon's series, which just returned for its second season, is a cartoon with commentary.<p>The first season of <i>Korra</i> sees the young Avatar in the big city for the first time, where she learns that not everyone thinks bending is quite as cool as she does. A movement is growing in the cracks and …

The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2018

Whether you received a new iPhone for the holidays or you just want to breathe new life into an older one, these are the apps you need.<p>PCMag reviews …

How-to: Make accessible iBooks with iBooks Author

Apple takes pride making sure its products and software is made for every user, including students and teachers in the classroom. iPads are being used more and more throughout the classroom. To assist with this, Apple, last year, launched iBooks Author. iBooks Author is a free app, available in the …

World Health Organization chief says Middle Eastern virus is 'threat to the entire world'

The head of the World Health Organization is raising the alarm for health officials on an emerging deadly Middle Eastern virus. In her closing speech at the organization's annual international meeting in Switzerland yesterday, WHO Director General Margaret Chan said: "looking at the overall global …

Is the new 'bible of psychiatry' a weapon for the courts?

The DSM, psychiatry's controversial guidebook, impacts decisions on everything from sentencing to solitary confinement<p>Three members of Occupy Psychiatry protest the American Psychiatric Association at their annual conference in San Francisco last week.<p>Walter Madden had a secret.<p>He and his wife, …

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

Ghostly Ship Graveyards from Around the World