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The Acid Test

Does it seem that things are changing too quickly, and you sometimes want to just go back to the way things were? While we enjoy some things about modernity, we lose some of the purity and simplicity along the way. The\is longing for the bygone ways shows up in music...

Your Immune Secret Mission

James Bond is one of the most famous people in the world, even though he does not exist except in books and movies. Bond, code-named “007”, was “licensed to kill” by the British secret service. He would go into enemy territory and blend in until he found his target,...

The Anti-Stress

Many things are “anti” — we have anti-cancer therapies, anti-missile defenses, and anti-hunger campaigns. The prefix “anti” means opposed to or against. Then there are things that are compete opposites: hot is the opposite of cold, and light is the opposite of dark....

Belief over Stress

Movies manage to cover broad periods of time in only two hours, and obviously a lot of details are skipped, but have you ever noticed that movies and TV also compress even small amounts of time? It’s an art form — the show makes it appear that more has happened in a...

Belief Translates into Health

“Belief” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as “a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.” Belief is a state of mind, which involves trust. We often use the term to refer to a strong opinion, but the primary...

Don’t Overwork Your Immune System

One out of eight Americans have some level of hearing loss, much of it caused by extended exposure to overly loud noises, whether it be on the job, listening to loud music, or even watching television too loudly. After continued exposure to loud noises, the overworked...

A Deep Look at Fat

“Visceral” is a term for “deep” – it can refer to deep emotions, but it also refers to “deep” internal organs. You have visceral fat surrounding your organs to cushion them from shocks. This fat keeps the organs from bashing into and bruising each other. This fat is...

This Combination is Even Greater…

If you play the game of Chess, you know that the queen is the most powerful single piece on the board, but there is a pair of pieces that are, in combination, more powerful: the rooks. When acting together, the rooks can lock out two adjacent rows or columns and force...

Fear and Exercise–a Surprising Connection

Fear is an important emotion, when it helps us get away from danger. This works well for animals, where threats are basic and primal, but we humans have imagination, language, and sophistication of thought that allows us to carry threats in our minds that don’t...

Avoiding the Binary Trap

If you’ve read spy novels or seen spy movies, you’ve probably experienced a plot where a binary poison was used to create an untraceable, mysterious assassination. Or you may have heard news events of suspected Russian KGB assassinations, where real-life mysterious...