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Power ordering: What to eat when you’re out to lunch with your boss

“You definitely see a connection between the position of a person in a corporation and what they have for lunch.”

Because there’s plenty of evidence that people model and even synchronize the eating behavior of others in order to ingratiate themselves, “one could also imagine that copying your boss’s food choices might improve relations."
A burger says something very different than a salad.
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Ah, yes. Yet another reason to be thankful for retirement.
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The ultimate brain map

The image shows the pattern of brain activation (red, yellow) and deactivation (blue, green) in the left hemisphere when listening to stories while in the MRI scanner.

Scientists announced Wednesday they had doubled the number of areas identified in the brain’s outer shell, having mapped 180 different regions in the cortex. The gold standard of neurological mapping up until now? A 1909 sketch created by a German neurologist.

More:
http://www.nature.com/nature/videoarchive/brain-map/index.html
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature18933.html
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/connectome-map-more-doubles-human-cortexs-known-regions

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https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=18808&start=1920&duration=3600

#neuroscience #brain #worldbrainday
Scientists say they have doubled the number of areas identified in the brain's outer shell, having mapped 180 different regions in the cortex.
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#debunked #wine

If you thought the idea that drinking wine before bed would help you lose weight sounded strange, you were right

"In general, alcohol actually disrupts (paywall) sleep, which can affect our hormonal balance and lead us to eating more."

Additionally, this study looked at the chemical’s effect in mice. Although mouse models can be very good at approximating what may happen in people, this isn’t always the case. Studies done on animals instead of humans aren’t necessarily bad, but need to be taken with a grain of salt when they’re extrapolated up to people.
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UK firm buys Sardinian DNA samples for research into disease and ageing

Tiziana Life Sciences says prevalence of centenarians in Ogliastra region of Italian island is almost 50 times that of UK or US

A British biotech company hopes a genetic study of a unique population of centenarians in eastern Sardinia could help to develop new drugs and therapies.

Tiziana Life Sciences has bought a biobank containing DNA samples from 13,000 genealogically linked residents of Ogliastra for €258,000 (£217,000).

#aging #ageing #longevity #sardinia

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A staggering 85% of all research, costing billions, is never put into practicer

Heart failure is a major killer, affecting well over a million people in the UK alone. We now have over 20 years' worth of evidence from clinical trials that show strong benefits for a package of treatment involving not only drugs and devices but also where patients stay, how they are cared for and how the different healthcare professionals work with one another. Yet in many cases, doctors are not acting on the findings.

This is just one example of a major problem in healthcare across the world. Billions of pounds are spent each year researching clinical treatments, but a staggering 85% of all research ends up not being put into practice – much of it passed over for reasons that could be avoided. Even when research findings are taken up by clinicians and those in charge of health policy, the average delay between publication and practice is 17 years.

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Most research doesn't lead to clinically useful results, and most clinically useful results don't lead to viable products. Negative results are still good data. They just don't make money.
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SpaceX breaks two records in its latest mission to the International Space Station

With its ninth mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today (July 18), SpaceX has reached two significant milestones. It returned an orbital rocket booster to a Cape Canaveral, Florida landing pad for the second time. And it eclipsed its own record for most rockets launched in a year, making seven successful missions in 2016 so far.

You can watch a recording of the launch here, starting 30 seconds before lift-off. https://youtu.be/ThIdCuSsJh8
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//NASA Q&A With the Stars

Watch Star Trek Stars Chris Pine And Zachary Quinto Answer Questions About NASA

NASA decided to put actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in the hot seat, asking them simple multiple choice questions about space with just two choices, giving them a 50 percent chance of answering the questions correctly. Some they got a little bit quicker than others.
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Let's talk about pasta

You can't go wrong with Italian food 一 fresh, simple and delicious :)

Spaghetti with fresh uni (sea urchin) in a sweet garlic wine cream sauce.

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Watch: A German robot grills up sausages with ruthless efficiency

The FZI Research Center, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, built the robot out of an off-the-shelf robotic arm and a consumer-grade tablet computer. Researchers taught it how to properly cook sausages, according to Popular Science, and with a rather traditional German efficiency, named it “BratWurst Bot.” Like any good human grill chef, the robot can identify when a brat is crisping up, and flip them accordingly. It can plate the sausages, and fill up any empty space on the grill.

It can also shake its digital mustache and make apparently witty German quips as it cooks, such as “heiss und fettig,” which means “hot and greasy,” according to FZI. The research facility said that the bot recently cooked 200 sausages at a local political party’s annual gathering in Berlin.


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South African Telescope Spots 1,300 Unknown Galaxies

Astronomers from South Africa on Saturday revealed more than a thousand galaxies nobody knew existed. They were showing off the first taste of the ultimate cosmic feast of what is to come, at least as seen from this particular dusty crumb called Earth.

When it’s done, sometime around 2030, the Square Kilometer Array, as it is known, will be the largest telescope ever built on our planet. It will consist of thousands of radio antennas that will collectively cover a square kilometer (hence the name), spread out in mathematically intricate patterns in South Africa and Australia.

more: http://www.ska.ac.za/meerkat/index.php | MeerKAT radio telescope
The distant galaxies were recorded by a set of 16 antennas that will eventually be a part of the largest telescope ever built on Earth.
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The world is getting fatter - but it might not be because we're eating more calories

The change in work patterns has had a big impact, because work accounts for a large share of people's time. In addition, labour supply behaviour has also changed, with different trends for males and females. 
New research looks at the reasons behind increasing obesity levels - and suggests it's not necessarily increased calorie consumption that's to blame.
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The perfect breakfast for people with depression

"An ideal breakfast for people struggling with depression would be eggs (which include amino acids, Omega-3, Vitamin D, and fatty acids), with sprouted-grain toast and smashed avocado. The fatty acids in eggs are key"

“Our brain is about 60% fat and we need to get our fat from a dietary source. Avocado is rich in tryptophan, which is a pre-cursor to serotonin, which is our feel-good chemical. It also has folate and Omega 3 in it.”
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I'm trying something similar, but it doesn't seem to be doing much.
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An aspiring dietician, preparing for 
Master's of Science (MS) in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

I practice yoga, pilates and I'm a marathon runner.

Graduate in Marketing Communications - Advertising 
(Columbia College of Chicago)


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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." ― Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water to children, or do you want a chance to change the world?" ― Steve Jobs


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  • Human Nutrition
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  • fashion
  • technology
  • social media
  • photography
  • martial arts
  • outdoors
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  • creativity
  • world peace


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All content within my Google Plus page is provided for general information and discussion purposes only. It reflects my personal observations, experiences and thoughts. It doesn't represent the positions of my employer or former employer. I link to information, article, design, photography, videos, etc., that I find interesting and exciting. But, not necessarily agree with it. I am not responsible for the content of any linked information that is not part of my Google Plus page. Majority of my post are public so please remember that any information you submitted through comments are un-secure. 

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Have a beautiful day. Carpe Diem!
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