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diet myths and common sense

It’s good to find a fellow blogger that is on the same wavelength about quality food (particularly on a tight budget) and unhelpful food advertising whose prime objective is profits.    Quill.com publishes an informative image which can serve as a reminder of the pitfalls to avoid. Click on the image for larger print! I … Continue reading diet myths and common sense The post diet myths and common sense appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, diet, nutrition, obesity, popular science,
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Global Atlas for the Blind

A government department in India has succeeded in making a complete atlas of the world for the visually impaired, using braille. On January 3, at the Indian Science Congress held here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the director of NATMO, Tapti Banerjee with the ‘National Award for Science and Technology Intervention in Empowering the Physically … Continue reading Global Atlas for the Blind The post Global Atlas for the Blind appeared first on pjf.

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disability, disability aids, education, popular, popular science,
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Apparent offset of the winter solstice

Apparent offset of the winter solstice. There are many posts about this on the Internet, but a. Many are confusing, complex or both; b. Many people who haven’t a clue still hurl derision at those who have; Hence this brief and simple depiction: Although the winter solstice is within a day or two of the … Continue reading Apparent offset of the winter solstice The post Apparent offset of the winter solstice appeared first on pjf.

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blues, conservation, daybreak, mathematics, physics, popular science, winter,
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psychology, consciousness, ego in very young children

As I often say – Nothing can penetrate the institutional mind, more specifically, its preconceptions. Fortunately, psychology scientists have decided to test the assumption that pre-school children are very bad at hiding because they they are egocentric – they often just cover their eyes when asked to hide. The new research shows that they also … Continue reading psychology, consciousness, ego in very young children The post psychology, consciousness, ego in very young children appeared first on pjf.

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children, consciousness, education, institutional mind, popular science, psychology,
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more wealth = less empathy

In everyday language, the rich care less about the less fortunate, in fact they seem to be practically invisible.With sufficient (unbiased) experience of life, this is fairly obvious, but well designed recent research demonstrates the fact very clearly. Full story in news format: science shows the richer you get the less you pay attention to … Continue reading more wealth = less empathy The post more wealth = less empathy appeared first on pjf.

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empathy, pathological wealth, popular science, psychology, sociology,
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Quick route to fitness, health: exercise

Two reports in today’s news build on the BBC documentary of last year – which showed brief bouts of high intensity exercise having great health benefits. It may not work for everyone, but who can’t afford one minute? The first report is by Dr. Shayesteh and his interview is available on video courtesy of wytv.com … Continue reading Quick route to fitness, health: exercise The post Quick route to fitness, health: exercise appeared first on pjf.

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documentary, exercise, health, popular science, video,
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beware dietary misinformation

 It is really important to find source materials rather than ‘blogging for profit’ articles when planning a healthy diet … Quote: “vegetarian foods are not a great source of protein.” source: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/low-protein-diet-plan-for-people-suffering-from-gout-f0416/ I’m not a vegetarian, but the 2 most concentrated forms of protein in my kitchen  are both vegetarian: Textured soya protein: 50% protein … Continue reading beware dietary misinformation The post beware dietary misinformation appeared first on pjf.

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diet, education, freefrom, internet, popular science, Social media,
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grape enriched diet linked to better eyesight

grape enriched diet linked to better eyesight. Phytochemicals reducing oxidative stress! Eating grapes may be associated with improved eye health, according to a study conducted at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. via wellbeing news     The study, published in the journal Nutrition, showed natural components in grapes that help promote antioxidant activity … Continue reading grape enriched diet linked to better eyesight The post grape enriched diet linked to better eyesight appeared first on pjf.

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diet, eyesight, grapes, health, phytochemicals, popular science, wellbeing,
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MIND diet combats Alzheimers

Rush University develops and test diet to help Alzheimer’s sufferers  Fortunately, new research is now providing hope in preventing its onset and reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, … Continue reading MIND diet combats Alzheimers The post MIND diet combats Alzheimers appeared first on pjf.

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Alzheimers, diet, health, Mediterranean diet, popular science, wellbeing,
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new solar thermal material

A new solid state material has been developed that stores daylight in a solid state form (like batteries) without the need for expensive batteries.  It can be triggered to release the energy as heat on demand, so simple applications such as harvesting energy during the day to heat the building after dusk are proposed Research … Continue reading new solar thermal material The post new solar thermal material appeared first on pjf.

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environment, physics, popular science, renewable energy, solar, solar storage,
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