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T-Rex and the Moron

It’s To Laugh

I was watching one of my favorite news shows on TV when I heard the story about Secretary Tillerson calling President Trump a moron. As usual, I was multi-tasking, surfing channels to avoid commercials, checking my Zazzle sales reports on the Internet, etc.

About an hour later, it actually hit me: Tillerson called Trump a moron. I laughed out loud.

It’s sort of funny, but not really. It’s sort of surprising, but not really.

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Not a Regular Moron

My SteemIt Project

I joined SteemIt about three weeks ago. SteemIt is a social network based on blockchain technology. SteemIt allows people to do blog posts and vote on their own and other’s posts and comments. The main difference between SteemIt and similar social networks like FaceBook and Reddit, is that with SteemIt, individuals get rewarded for blogging and curating with crypto-currencySteem, which can be traded for BitCoin or other crypto-currencies or sold for fiat currency.

Drink Beetroot Juice Everyday for Health

Beets are one of the healthiest foods you can juice, hands down. If you have not ever tried beet juice, now is the time to start. Beet were regarded by many ancient cultures not as food but as medicine, a testimony to their potency.

Beets are rich in a very unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Both betanin and vulgaxanthin, two highly researched betalains found in beets, have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties.

Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian

After a long life, legendary comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory died Saturday, August 19, 2017. He was 84.

Gregory (Born, October 12, 1932, St. Louis, Mo.) entered the national comedy scene in 1961 when Chicago’s Playboy Club (as a direct request from publisher Hugh Hefner) booked him as a replacement for white comedian, “Professor” Irwin Corey.

Mr. Gregory, then a candidate for president, before speaking in Norfolk, VA, in October 1968. Source: Associated Press

From an early age, Gregory demonstrated a strong sense of social justice. While a student at Sumner High School in St. Louis he led a March protesting Segregated schools.

Keep Calm with Deep Breathing

For eras, moms have urged youngsters to take long, easy breaths to battle nervousness. A long custom of reflection in like manner uses controlled breathing to actuate serenity.

Today researchers at Stanford University may have revealed surprisingly why taking full breaths can be so quieting. The exploration, on a small collection of neurons deep inside the brains of mice, additionally underscores exactly how complicated and unavoidable the connections are inside our body between breathing, thinking, acting and feeling.

Virtual Gaslighting, Augmented Torture

by Brian Crecente | @crecenteb | Apr 7, 2017

What if virtual reality was used in the pursuit of mayhem?

Much has been said about the positives of technology that can reshape reality or even create a new one, but last month two respected academic researchers held a talk at South by Southwest in Austin to explore not just those positives, but also the potential negatives of reality technology.

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Use The Tools Of Cognitive Neuroscience To Alter Your Behaviors

From A Lecture Series By Professor Peter Vishton, Ph.D.

While bad habits can seem like minor, unimportant behaviors, they are, in fact, significant activities that can derail an otherwise healthy, happy lifestyle.

As Aristotle noted, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” How can you use the tools of cognitive neuroscience to alter your behaviors?

Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You
See what a renowned neuroscientist reveals about controlling bad habits and boosting your well-being.

Date and Coconut Cookie Recipe

The Smile, which opened in March 2009, is a cozy, subterranean café on picturesque Bond Street in Downtown Manhattan. Located in a landmark 1830s Federal-style townhouse, the café is firmly rooted in the local community and serves as a clubhouse of sorts serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

One of their most popular desserts is the Date and Coconut Cookie.

You might want to try this dish for your next bake sale or party.

Date and Coconut Cookie

By Rosanne Smith of The Smile

You Need to Focus on This One Thing, If You Want to Innovate

Greg Satell, Inc.

I found that the most innovative firms aren’t necessarily any more creative or even better at solving problems than most. Rather, what set them apart was how they aggressively sought out new problems to solve. The truth is that if you want to create a truly innovative culture, it isn’t ideas you should glorify, but problems.

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Top 7 Halloween Safety Tips for Cat Parents

Some cats are attracted to the Halloween season traditions; but responsible pet owners should be aware of certain hazards that could endanger their cat. The Halloween festivities can pose a danger to the feline members of the family. However, with a few precautions, you can keep the kitties away from harm while allowing them to take part in the fun.

The Pumpkin Problem

Pumpkin can be good for cats, but because cats like the taste, some felines will chew or eat carved pumpkins used as Halloween decor, even after the pumpkin has become tainted.