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- AOTD on 9/15/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
‘Our bodies can detect what a healthful food is. Our bodies are telling us that the most healthful foods are whole foods’
Food, that inanimate object with which we are most intimately connected, is challenging not only what we think about human health but how we use science to go about understanding the world.
parents should offer children ‘a reasonable variety and range of natural and unrefined foods’ and not worry about the specifics of what they choose. This idea, later known as the ‘wisdom of the body’, became an important thread in nutrition, persisting through nutrition inspired fads for particular foods and nutrients.
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In India, for example, they use the lines between the segments of the fingers to count. This means each digit can represent four numbers and the whole hand can represent 20
Not only can finger counting reveal where in the world you come from, it may also shed light on how we learned to understand the concept of number – as children and even as a species.
- # 21531 pts - Scout: Ruchita_GanurkarRuchita_Ganurkar2 weeks ago
The narrative self is where the ‘I’ comes in, as the experience of being a continuous and distinctive person over time. This narrative self – the story we tell ourselves about who we are – is built from a rich set of autobiographical memories that are associated with a particular subject. Finally, the social self is that aspect of my self-experience and personal identity that depends on my social milieu, on how others perceive and behave towards me, and on how I perceive myself through their eyes and minds.
- # 82371 pts - Scout: Ruchita_GanurkarRuchita_Ganurkar2 weeks ago
A person should travel as oneself, and oneself alone, thrilling in their own subjectivity, delighting however they will in what Morris affectionately calls the “civic blur.”
People who put words to wine are frauds, every one of them, but this wine really does strike me as a long-lost trail in the woods, twisty and strange, all new-made topsoil and the tougher, more complicated stuff beneath
- AOTD on 8/28/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Very positive article -- You have to tell your body that you want to live; you have to say “No way” to any doctor who says you have a fatal illness. You have to become a channel of perfect self-love, and remember that “the simple truth is, happy people generally don’t get sick.”
Laugh and the world laughs with you; get cancer and the world can’t shut its trap.
I had to stay positive. People who beat cancer have a great positive attitude. It’s what distinguishes the survivors from the dead.
- # 22229 pts - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
The environmental problems we face today, for example, are all arguably consequences or expressions of an extremely anthropocentric framework of value that has accompanied the rise of human mastery over the world. This framework is, in turn, an expression of the differentiating and elevating impulse that constitutes the first attitude of the passenger on the bus. So we might be well advised to try to consider or even cultivate the second attitude, one of recognition. We need to learn to see animals for what—and maybe who—they really are.
- AOTD on 8/27/21 - Scout: Ruchita_GanurkarRuchita_Ganurkar4 weeks ago
A lot of darkly pigmented people want to look lighter because lightness is associated with higher status. So we have a paradoxical situation where many light people want to be darker and many dark people want to be lighter. Humans are motivated by diverse sets of ideas. They usually aspire to an appearance that confers higher status. Once we recognize that it’s a pretty stupid thing to do, we can adjust our cultural sights and say, “Hey, let’s just live with the skin color that we have. Let’s protect it, let’s cherish it, let’s make sure that we are healthy with it.”
- The Guardian8/10/2121 minThe Guardian8/10/2121 min1 read10
- # 25120 pts - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
They are the flowers of heaven, creatures of unrivaled beauty whose grace and lightness makes them as alien to the human experience as they are familiar to us. And though we imbue them with all kinds of messages—in myth and legend, they arrive as heralds of good fortune, fair weather, or freedom, as well as harbingers of doom, death, or destiny—and despite the fact that some of them, with their skill for mimicry and impeccable ears, can echo our words, they truly have nothing to say to us. They are not ours. Their world is their own.
Aristotle wrote that crying “cleanses the mind” of suppressed emotions, it turns out that many of these folk beliefs about tears don't hold up—and not just the more extreme ones about witches or emotional vapors.
Charles Darwin viewed tears as a meaningless physiological byproduct. He acknowledged that children cry out vocally, but he thought that tears were a result of contracting the muscles around the eyes.
If crying made a person feel better, it wasn't because of the tears; "the writhing of the whole body, the grinding of the teeth, and the uttering of piercing shrieks, all give relief under an agony of pain,"
“The idea [imagination] of red which we form in the dark, differs only in degrees of intensity, not in nature, from the impression [perception] of red that strikes our eyes in sunshine.
If our imagination is vivid enough, we will think it is real and we use our imagination to create our perception of reality, which means, “We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Our perception of the outside world is strongly influenced by what we believe.
When this mixed signal is strong or vivid enough to cross a reality threshold, we think it reflects reality. When the same object is perceived and imagined, the combined signal is stronger, so we are more likely to think this object is really out there.
Whether you like it or not, the name of the street you live on matters. Very interesting read, we've been in the same street for so long or changes frequently but never notice why it has given this NAME only just like our parents have given us ours!! India has cultural beauty, the famous street name can depend on which food item is available there, or some mythological belief, or the well-known contribution by any industry. The same street name you'll notice on board at various places but each time you ask why this NAME only? some new tale you'll hear :)
Colaba, Mumbai Marine Drive, Mumbai Park Street, Kolkata Connaught Place, New Delhi Hazratganj, Lucknow Rajpath-Kingsway, New Delhi and many more... Very happy to read this article, it reminds me how beautiful The India is ;) So, the next time you walk around your neighborhood or city, take a closer look at the street signs you see – they might tell you a lot more about where you live than you might realize.
I'd have read it a day ago, nicely disclosed activities to be performed in spare time :)
When your mind is able to wander, it is accessing memories, emotions and random bits of stored knowledge
High Status - In a society where busyness is worn as a badge of honor, it can be difficult to decipher if having little-to-no social life is an inevitable consequence of working life, or a way to signal our own importance to others.
“We don't place enough importance on being alone and most people don't even know what they need to do to give their brain and their nervous system a good rest,” says Diaz.
- AOTD on 7/23/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
It is a quite interesting, exciting story. Uhh, we really don't care how powerful the nose is & it's activity. Many of us must have attracted once to someone just to recognize from where the appealing smell coming, and there comes the consiouseness.
From birth, we rely on our sense of smell to learn the body odor of individuals we love or need the most. A newborn baby, though helpless and immobile, will scooch preferentially toward their own birth mother’s odor when breast-milk pads from four different women are placed in the four corners of their cradle. Likewise, a mother can identify her own newborn baby by smell just a few hours after birth. (A parent who didn’t give birth can do it too, after seventy-two hours.) Newborn noggins inspire many to inhale deeply. When researchers sampled the body odors from two-day-old newborns and gave them to women (both mothers and non mothers) to sniff, the smells activated the reward center of the brain. One wonders whether our brains reward those who sniff as part of a strategy for helping us learn the odour of our community’s newest member.
When you read this article, you''ll notice how expressive the nature is. It's just that we never give time to hear its sound. We have been looking for answers to the world's biggest problems instead of listening for them.
Share the moments with nature, it'll share entire life with you. To Hempton, quiet isn't the absence of sound, but the quieting of the ringing, revving and jackhammering of man-made noise pollution that has blanketed the planet. In an ever-louder world. Hempton is hoping to change how we "see" the world, and to "save quiet for the benefit of all life".
"We're so busy trying to see the world, but listening is what tells the real story of a place," Hempton said. "When you're listening, truly listening, a whole new universe is revealed."
Beautiful is It's invisible, it vanishes without a trace, and it leaves nothing for us to clean up.
"The soundtrack of the planet [and] the think tank of the soul.”
Oh man, it's awesome..really awesome..ashtonishing..brainstorming read. I kept reading till the last word, thanks to Red bull for carrying amazing way :)
When I drink Red Bull, I go supersonic. I am fearless. I am an Übermensch.
Now, I get the Red bull's slogan "Red Bull gives you wings", occasionally "No Red Bull, no wings"
- AOTD on 7/1/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
You would never notice, it is happening around us. Beautifully written by Micheal Pollan, loved the entire world of Orchid :)
Though some orchids do offer conventional food rewards to the insects and birds that carry their pollen from plant to plant, roughly a third of orchid species long ago figured out, unconsciously of course, that they can save on the expense of nectar and increase the odds of reproducing by evolving a clever deceit, whether that ruse be visual, aromatic, tactile, or all three at once.
Some orchids lure bees with the promise of food by mimicking the appearance of nectar-producing flowers, while others, as in the case of a Dracula orchid, attract gnats by producing an array of nasty scents, from fungus and rotten meat to cat urine and baby diaper.
Some orchids promise shelter, deploying floral forms that mimic insect burrows or brood rooms. Others mimic male bees in flight, hoping to incite territorial combat that results in pollination.
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- AOTD on 6/26/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Money, in this view, is a reified, tangible, industrial-strength form of prestige status. It's something we earn for doing valuable things for others, for example, and both money and status are processed in the same regions of the brain (for whatever that's worth). And the fact that money is staggeringly successful at facilitating cooperation testifies to prestige status's latent potential in this regard.
The public knowledge that you possess assets that would allow you to help others if you wished to.
- AOTD on 6/24/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
India's first grandmaster, Viswanathan Anand, does two hours of cardio each night to tire himself out so he doesn't dream about chess; Kasimdzhanov drinks tea only during tournaments and plays tennis and basketball every day. Chirila does at least an hour of cardio and an hour of weights to build muscle mass before tournaments.
Think of it like an open subscription loop, or peer-to-peer lifestyle funding. The next frontier is a world where everyone is an influencer, and we are all just paying for, and being paid for, a litany of perfectly curated feeds.
“every activity outside the confines of family relations is a paid-for experience, a world in which traditional reciprocal obligations and expectations—mediated by feelings of faith, empathy, and solidarity—are replaced by contractual relations in the form of paid memberships, subscriptions, admission charges, retainers, and fees.”
- AOTD on 5/30/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Stretchy because he loves to sit in the tree near my window and do crow yoga. He'll stretch one wing, then the other, then each leg. He'll pull one wing low, loop his leg over it, then scratch his head. It's insanely adorable. One day I went outside next to him to stretch too. When I spread my arms out, he jumped away, watching as I slowly stretched my legs. Then he went back to stretching his wings :)
Numbers don’t lie, except when they do.
The events of the pandemic offer a trenchant illustration. The statistics can’t capture the true toll of the virus. They can’t tell us what it’s like to work in an intensive-care unit, or how it feels to lose a loved one to the disease. They can’t even tell us the total number of lives that have been lost (as opposed to the number of deaths that fit into a neat category, such as those occurring within twenty-eight days of a positive test). They can’t tell us with certainty when normality will return. But they are, nonetheless, the only means we have to understand just how deadly the virus is, figure out what works, and explore, however tentatively, the possible futures that lie ahead.
- AOTD on 5/20/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
It was difficult for a child to reconcile her ready smile, her love of comedy and good fellowship with her enduring grief as a wife and a deaf person. She always cried with her friends. They all cried. But those of us who have lived with the deaf stop feeling sorry for them. Instead, one jumps quickly from pity to cruelty, like a pebble skittering on shallow water, without understanding what it means to live without sound. I seldom have been able to sit still and force myself to feel her seclusion. It was much easier to lose my temper when she wouldn’t listen, because she never listened—because part of understanding what you said seemed to involve a mixture of guesswork and intuition, where the shading of facts meant more than the facts themselves.
- AOTD on 5/16/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Finance Robinhood Tenev and Bhatt what a game changing strategy. Few lost life by saying ** “The amount of guilt I feel as I commit this is unbearable—I did not want to die.”**
This involves taking customer orders to buy or sell stock and routing them to “high-frequency-trading firms” or “market makers”—companies that engage in the buying and selling of stock to facilitate customer orders. These firms “fill” the orders by buying or selling the shares as the user has requested; at the same time, they use complex computer algorithms to skim a little off the price the customer gets, keeping it for themselves. Predictable, unsophisticated trade orders typically present the greatest opportunities for the high-frequency-trading firms to make money. In exchange for access to the orders, the firms pay rebates to the brokerage company that routed the orders to them. The rebates and the skimming are invisible to the customer placing the trade order.
- AOTD on 5/15/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar‘My son was shaking, trying not to go online’: how the gambling industry got its claws into children