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Autism & Empathy

Autism & Empathy

10 Crazy Facts About the Placebo Effect

10 Crazy Facts About the Placebo Effect

When your thyroid produces too little hormone (hypothyroidism), your ability to process cholesterol may also be impaired. Hypothyroidism is associated with elevated LDL and total cholesterol levels. If you or a loved one is newly diagnosed with high cholesterol, it's sensible to remind your doctor to screen you for hypothyroidism. Cholesterol levels may improve with treatment of the hypothyroidism.

Toxicity, nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalance and food intolerance are some causes for thyroid problems. However, there is no single cure for hypothyroidism but it can be treated with a combination of lifestyle changes and supplementation.

Near-death experiences: Fact or fantasy?

Here are 3 Feng Shui Rules that have to do with the spiritual realm, along with some tips to avoid attracting “ghosts” or the supernatural.

Autistic Perspective

Autistic Perspective

Masculinity is based on the relentless repudiation of the feminine.

"Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, because it's okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading. because you think being a girl is degrading." James Franco, Candy Magazine’s Fall-Winter

Our culture tells our sons “don’t be a sissy” or “be a man” but the message is clear. Don’t be a woman. Women are less. As early as age four, our young sons are already being taught to reject the feminine, constructing a version of themselves that integrates women’s second-class status into their masculine identities. This drumbeat condemnation of the feminine is the perfect trap, cementing in place the interlocking double bind of misogyny and self-alienation that is the man box.

Our culture tells our sons “don’t be a sissy” or “be a man” but the message is clear. Don’t be a woman. Women are less. As early as age four, our young sons are already being taught to reject the feminine, constructing a version of themselves that integrates women’s second-class status into their masculine identities. This drumbeat condemnation of the feminine is the perfect trap, cementing in place the interlocking double bind of misogyny and self-alienation that is the man box.

What You Instantly and Unintentionally Reveal About Yourself

What You Instantly and Unintentionally Reveal About Yourself

Brain-like activity has been discovered in the immune system, which promises better treatments for lymphoma, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency disorders.

Brain-like activity has been discovered in the immune system, which promises better treatments for lymphoma, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency disorders.

Glitter is bad for the environment – and your health.

Glitter is bad for the environment – and your health.

Watch Sir Anthony Hopkins as he hears the waltz he wrote 50 years ago played live by André Rieu and his JSO.  Before taking up acting as a career, the Academy Award-winner was a musician. Fifty years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Until, in 2011, he asked André Rieu to play his composition “And the Waltz Goes On”.

Watch Sir Anthony Hopkins as he hears the waltz he wrote 50 years ago played live by André Rieu and his JSO. Before taking up acting as a career, the Academy Award-winner was a musician. Fifty years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Until, in 2011, he asked André Rieu to play his composition “And the Waltz Goes On”.

The combination of high daytime and high nighttime temperatures can be really lethal, because the body doesn’t have a chance to cool down during the nighttime hours. Those risks are higher in places where temperatures have historically been cooler, because people who live there are less physiologically acclimated and less behaviorally adapted to hot weather.  The lack of green spaces can exacerbate the heat island effect, a phenomenon in which cities are as much as 22°F warmer.

The combination of high daytime and high nighttime temperatures can be really lethal, because the body doesn’t have a chance to cool down during the nighttime hours. Those risks are higher in places where temperatures have historically been cooler, because people who live there are less physiologically acclimated and less behaviorally adapted to hot weather. The lack of green spaces can exacerbate the heat island effect, a phenomenon in which cities are as much as 22°F warmer.

Zen Awards

Zen Awards

Divorce: It’s Not If You Fight, But How You Fight That Matters

Divorce: It’s Not If You Fight, But How You Fight That Matters