Brian A Jackson

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The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar Power

All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida<p>After decades of false …

How Control Is Killing Your Relationship

"We communicate worse than anyone I have ever seen. I thought my parents were bad...I never expected we would end up here. Every attempt I make to understand her is shot down with more criticism, hate, and blame than I think I've ever received. And that turns me into the hulk...on steroids. We …

eBooks

What to Do When You Don’t Want Your One-Night Stand to Spend the Night

As for why you need that quality shut-eye, you can explain that you have a lot to do the next day, you’re meeting a friend for breakfast, you have a doctor’s appointment early the next morning…you get the idea, just use good judgment. You don’t want to lie about needing to let the dog out only to …

You've Been Throwing Out the Healthiest Part of Avocados This Entire Time

You'll never see the fruit the same way again.<p>Besides being creamy and delicious, avocados are often hailed as a superfood for their healthy fats. Experts are now saying, though, that the most nutritious part of the fruit might just be in your trashcan.<p>Whether you're preparing an avocado salad or …

The Simple Cure to Fatigue and Burnout

<i>Believing we have drained our brain is what drains our brain.</i><p>Returning home emotionally exhausted at the end of the day is a common phenomenon in modern life. I'm not referring to the rare medical condition called chronic fatigue syndrome, but rather to the exhaustion many people feel at day's end …

The Brain

The skinny on how teeth whitening works and which treatments are bogus

Millions of people will dive into the anxifying world of self-improvement—through diet, exercise and whatnot. One thing that's sure to be flying off drug store shelves: teeth whitening treatments.<p>Bleaching and scrubbing our pearly whites (so they become pearlier and whiter), has become an $11 …

Dentistry

The first 15 apps you should download for your new iPhone

1/<p>Google Photos is the best app for managing and backing up your camera roll.<p>iTunes<p>Google Photos is an overall better solution to Apple's built-in …

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

Consciousness

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

"A person's ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness."<p>Whenever someone tells me that money can’t buy happiness, I am often …

Personal Finance

New Sex Toys | Women's Health

14 Crazy New Sex Toys You Probably Haven’t Tried—But You Really Should<p>Did someone say "crazy sex toys"? Yes. Yes, they did.<p>Photograph courtesy of form 8/lelo/Nu Sensuelle<p>You’ve got a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a sex toy. How many spots do you want to target? One? Two? <i>Three</i>? Do you …

5 Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying

All too often I talk to women who have had some success with diets, cleanses and detoxes. Yet inevitably, they all fell off the wagon at some point. Why?<p>Is it the dieter's fault? Or is it that the diet itself that failed?<p>I think it's the latter.<p>When I was trying to lose weight years ago, I did …

Weight Loss

Eyewitness Accounts From Recent Defectors From Islamic State: Why they Joined, What they Saw, Why they Quit

by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D.<p>The Islamic State (IS) is the most powerful, ruthless, horrific and well-funded terrorist group in recent history. Not only has ISIS managed to take and control a significant swathe of territory, it has become a de-facto state. Since their 2014 …

Terrorism

Security chiefs block release of report on 1983 Soviet nuclear scare

US has released several documents relating to Able Archer crisis but Cabinet Office has released just the title page of joint intelligence committee report<p>Security chiefs are trying to block the release of documents that would shed fresh light on how Britain and the US came close to provoking a …

Surveillance

America's Broadband Embarrassment: We Are 19th to 55th in the World in Wired & Wireless Broadband Speed Rankings

<b>Year-End Review for the Year 2015</b><p>According to most sources, America's wireline or wireless broadband speeds are not even in the Top 20 in the world, much less are reasonably priced:<p><b>Wired Broadband</b><p><b>ZDNet --</b> 41st Average Speed of Fixed Broadband• <b><br>Internet Society --</b> 21st in Fixed Broadband Speeds• <b><br>Akamai</b> …

Net Neutrality

A top US Navy intelligence official is warning of future China conflict

"The strategic trend lines indicate the Communist Party of China is not only 'rejuvenating' itself for internal stability purposes, but has been and continues to prepare to use military force," Navy Capt. James E. Fanell said on Saturday during his retirement speech Saturday at Pearl …

Military

This complete Arduino Starter Kit is nearly 90 percent off

Want to build your own robots? This complete Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle gets you all the hardware needed to get started, plus hands-on instruction to give you the know-how to build your own electronics through with no programming experience required. It's the perfect holiday gift for the …

Elon Musk is thinking much bigger than cars and rockets

He showed that again this week when he renewed his call for a carbon tax during a speech in Paris to coincide with the UN Climate Summit.<p>If you're a cynic, you might say Musk has been trying to create a new story for Wall Street, to counter some of the skepticism that's emerged over Tesla's …

Tesla

Science Says One Night Of Poor Sleep Equals Six Months On A High-Fat Diet

You might have read the title of this post and incredulously wondered how on earth one night of poor sleep equals six months on a high-fat diet. …

NATO faces new Mideast crisis after downing of Russian jet by Turkey

BEIRUT — NATO faced being thrust into a new Middle Eastern crisis on Tuesday after warplanes from member state Turkey shot down a Russian jet that Turkish officials said had violated their country’s airspace on the border with Syria.<p>The incident marked a serious escalation in the Syrian conflict …

Middle East

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

That's what evolutionary biologists have been trying to figure out — with little success. <i>The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution</i> by Elisabeth Lloyd, Ph.D., a biology professor at Indiana University, shoots holes in virtually every theory that has ever attempted to pinpoint …

Earth Could Be Surrounded By Long Hairs of Dark Matter

Our planet may be surrounded by filaments of dark matter stretching away from its surface, according to a new study published by NASA researchers.<p>In …

US intelligence officials have 'underestimated' Isil's plan to attack the West

In echoes of the criticisms after the 9/11 attacks, a top former intelligence official and Iraq expert has said the CIA and other key spy agencies are drawing flawed conclusions about the nature and intent of the jihadist group<p>The US intelligence community is failing in its duty to protect America …

Print Your Own Circuit Boards At Home

For all the promise of 3-D printing, most machines can only shape plastic, meaning that if you want to build even a simple electronic at home, you’re going to be plugging in the bulky, premade circuits of Arduino boards. And if you’re a real industrial designer with proper resources, you’re going …

Arduino

Gravity will rip Martian moon apart to form dust and rubble ring

Mars will become the fifth ringed planet as the largest of its two moons disintegrate - in 20 to 70 million years, according to new data<p>Mars is on course to become the fifth ringed planet in the solar system according to astronomers, who claim that its mini moon, Phobos, will one day disintegrate …

Astronomy

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

13 Crucial Facts About His Penis

<b>Boners Are Not Made of Bone</b><br>FYI, there is no bone surrounding his hard on. Instead, it's caused by fibrous tissues that carry blood to the area and make it erect. And those crazy stories you hear about guys breaking their penis? It’s actually caused by a fracture on the outermost penile tissue, …

There's a hidden message on this family portrait that an Apollo astronaut left on the moon

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface.<p>But that's not the only achievement of Duke's that lives on in American history.<p><i>"This is the family of astronaut Charlie</i> …

Space Science

This crazy kettle heats only the water you need

To cut down on electricity wastage from boiling too much water, the Miito uses induction technology to heat water right in the cup.<p>A 2013 report found, in the UK alone, £68 million was being wasted every year from one single factor: overfilling kettles. That is the cost of electricity used to boil …

InterAct

Bad Habits That Give You Belly Fat

We develop habits because they save us time and energy (you don’t have to think about whether to make coffee in the morning, you just do it), and …