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Bach Flower Remedies

May is the month associated with flowers, so I thought it would be timely to look at flower remedies. You may have heard of “rescue remedy” or other …

Is Paleo Better?

Season 1, Episode 2<p>Are "paleo" diets more natural and better for us?<p>We've all got that friend who's just a little too passionate about their "paleo" …

BBC Radio 4 - Why I Changed My Mind, Series 2, Prof Edzard Ernst

Dominic Lawson talks to Edzard Ernst, who was once the world's first professor of complementary medicine, about why he abandoned his belief in homeopathy, the reaction his change of mind provoked, and how it led to a dispute with the office of the Prince of Wales.<p>"Why I Changed My Mind" is a series …

Britain, the EU and the Sovereignty Myth

<i></i> <i></i>Project: Europe Programme09 May 2016 Dr Robin Niblett CMGDirector, Chatham HouseThe argument that Britain needs to leave the European Union to …

The Best Books on Mind and The Brain

Tell me about Autism: Explaining the Enigma by Uta Frith.<p>It’s about autism, which most people have heard of now, but which wasn’t so well known in …

No Andrew Wakefield, You're Not Being Censored And You Don't Deserve Due Process

“To our dismay, we learned today about the Tribeca Film Festival’s decision to reverse the official selection of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” opened a March 26th statement from the film’s Director Andrew Wakefield and Producer Del Bigtree.<p>Disgraced former gastroenterologist and researcher …

The Conspirators is creating comedy YouTube videos

Pledge $1 or more per video<p>2 patrons<p>You will no long be one of the sheeple -- you will see first hand what goes on behind the scenes inside the New …

5 Pesticides We Consume Every Day

Ah, mornings. Some pop perkily out of bed while others hit snooze; some dash out the door sans breakfast while others break the night’s fast and wash it down with a nice invigorating cup of…pesticide?<p>The horror contained in that word, the thought of a <i>pesticide</i> lurking in our morning beverage is …

8 Persuasion Techniques to Change Anyone’s Mind

There are 8 persuasion techniques that most successful people & famous businesses use. These persuasion techniques work on the subconsciousness , and …

iOS Apps

Microsoft Creates AI Bot - Internet Immediately Turns it Racist

Microsoft released an AI chat bot that is currently “verified” on Twitter called @TayandYou that was meant to try to learn the way millennials speak …

Filling the effectiveness gaps with homeopathy

Schools feeding and clothing pupils, say heads

<b>Head teachers are warning that schools are having to act like "mini-welfare states" in having to provide food, spare uniform and even to wash clothes and provide showers for some pupils.</b><p>The National Association of Head Teachers says such welfare support is costing £43.5m from school budgets.<p>Heads' …

The austerity delusion | Paul Krugman

Austerity,Public services policy,Economics,Public sector cuts,Public finance,Society,Politics,Liberal-Conservative coalition,Conservatives,Liberal Democrats,Business,UK news<p>The case for cuts was a lie. Why does Britain still believe it?

Big Legal Blow for NHS Homeopathy

That the NHS spends money on homeopathy is a red flag to many thinking people. If the publicly funded health service is to operare efficiently and …

Deepak Explains the Deeper Meaning of Yoga

The word <i>yoga</i> derives from the Sanskrit root <i>yuj,</i> which means union with the source of existence. Unity consciousness is also referred to as the state …

Spirituality

Placebo, Are You There?

By Jean Brissonnet, translation by Harriet Hall<p><b>Note</b>: This was originally published as “Placebo, es-tu là?” in Science et pseudo-sciences 294, p. …

World's biggest aircraft graveyard can be explored for first time using new interactive map

A new interactive map has thrown open the world's largest aircraft graveyard to the world.<p>Some 4,400 planes lie in the Arizona desert at the the …

Aviation

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep

Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.<p>The answer to the question "How'd you sleep?" has, for most of human history, been "not too well." Even before the advent of electric light, people slept two or three to a bed, next to a chamber pot, and …

Professor Brian Cox Enraged Deepak Chopra - CONAN on TBS

Jamaican Beef Stew With Rice Recipe

This stew tastes even better the next day. Just cool it down before placing it, covered, in the refrigerator. When you're ready to serve, gently reheat the stew on the stove top, garnish it with green onions, and serve it with rice that's made the day-of.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Jamaican Beef Stew</b> …

FoodRecipes

Mincemeat and marzipan couronne<p>Preparation time<p>over 2 hours<p>Cooking time<p>10 to 30 mins<p>Serves<p>Serves 12<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>This French 'crown' of bread is chock-full of Christmas ingredients and makes a great alternative to Christmas cake.<p>By Paul Hollywood<p>From The Great British Bake Off<p>Preparation …

20 best Android apps this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …

ORGANIC | The Checkout

Watch the Million Dollar Challenge

We have the video from the Live Million Dollar Challenge that took place last July at The Amazing Meeting. The MDC crew included Banachek, Chip …

Cardinal: see the goodness in lives of people who cohabit

Cardinal Nichols made the call in a pastoral letter to his diocese<p>Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that the lives of Catholics who cohabitate …

Mark Bittman's case for savory food in the morning, and his favorite 15-minute breakfasts

When he isn't running or writing, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is constantly traveling — or eating. Here, the author of "How to Cook Everything Fast" shares his morning routine, and his two go-to 15-minute breakfasts for people in a rush.<p><b>Would you call yourself a morning person?</b><br>I am <i>the</i> …

Breakfast

The Miracle Cure for Everything

One common feature of pseudoscience is that proponents of a specific belief tend to exaggerate its scope and implications over time. In the world of …

Microadventure breaks in the UK: travel thrills without the holiday hassle

Just because summer’s over, don’t think that’s the end of your adventures for another year. If there is one thing that stops people living as adventurously as they dream of doing, it is the perception that making adventures happen is difficult. But you don’t need a lot of time, money, equipment or …