TEDEd: How Sugar Effects the Brain

TEDEd: How Sugar Effects the Brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets…

How Clocks Changed Humanity Forever, Making Us Masters and Slaves of Time

How Clocks Changed Humanity Forever, Making Us Masters and Slaves of Time

  In 1983, the Harvard economic historian David Landes wrote an influential book called Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World. There, he argued that timepieces (more than steamships and power looms) drove the economic development of the West, leading it into the Industrial Revolution and eventually into an advanced form of capitalism. Timepieces allowed us to measure…

How To Create A Life That Doesn’t Suck

How To Create A Life That Doesn’t Suck

Have you noticed? Something is changing in our world. Countries are now being measured by their gross national happiness  rather than their gross national product. People are realizing they don’t need so much stuff. People are working fewer hours, moving into tiny houses, and spending more time doing things they love. Even,  Americans are rejecting consumerism. People…

3000 Years Of Women’s Beauty Standards In A 3 Minute Video

3000 Years Of Women’s Beauty Standards In A 3 Minute Video

  Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, but our idea of beauty over the past few decades has most definitely been programmed into us. Our youth are growing up with mass amounts of marketing around them, as they watch television and participate in life, they are constantly bombarded with a picture of…

Why Weed Gives You the Munchies

Why Weed Gives You the Munchies

Marijuana is a gateway drug. Those gates open to reveal things like chocolate-dipped pretzels, salted-caramel ice cream, funny weed videos and tacos made out of tortilla chips. But while the junk food industry has been content to stay on station just outside the gates, with a wink here and there in advertising, the research community…

What Are the Differences Between an Aura and Chakra Reading?

What Are the Differences Between an Aura and Chakra Reading?

Auras encircle a person like a ring and can be seen only by those, who are supposedly blessed with psychic talents. Aura reading has a lot to do with understanding a person's dominant colour because, a particular colour plays the role of a mood ring and rules a person over a period of time. However,…

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