Showing posts from May 27, 2012

MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Join us at MOA's Facebook page  for discussion throughout the week. :) Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC - Future - Health - A stroke of insight/Thanks, Julie!

Synopsis Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: she had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions - motion, speech, self-awareness - shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Talk recorded 27 February 2008. About the Speaker Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened -- and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery. One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor's brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. She watched as her brain functions shut down one by one: motion, speech, memory, self-awareness ... Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk. She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before. In her case, although the stroke damaged the left side of her brain, her recovery unleashed

Bloomberg Plans a Ban on Large Sugared Drinks

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the  Bloomberg administration  to combat rising  obesity . The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March. [...] Full article at Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Day #4: Be Smart about Daycare

April 8, 2011 by DrReynolds     [...] A Nanny? Our second son is still at home with mommy but will also start 1-2 days a week in daycare around 18-24 months.  We just had our third son and have decided that we need some help around the house.  Three kids under three can be fairly challenging for one person.  So we have hired a Nanny to come 3 mornings a week and she will come 5 mornings a week in the summer when our oldest son is on a break from daycare. We obviously trust our Nanny and think she is great with our kids.  Otherwise, we would not have hired her in the first place.  (And, I should mention that we searched for many months to find the person that was a right fit for our family.)  However, we expect her to help out only with our 13-month old and almost 3-year old.  The newborn is not her responsibility.  For the most part, the newborn will always be with my wife until he hits the 6 month mark.  It is not that we do not trust out Nanny, it is just that ex

These are the biggest numbers in the universe

There are numbers out there that are so enormously, impossibly vast that to even write them down would require the entire universe. But here's the really crazy thing...some of these incomprehensibly huge numbers are crucial for understanding the world. When I say "the biggest number in the universe", what I really mean is the biggest meaningful number, the largest possible number that is in some way useful. There are lots of contenders for this title, but I'll warn you now: there is a very real risk that trying to understand all this will blow your mind. But then, with extreme math, that's half the fun. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness