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Super Benefits of Pomegranates Juice for the Brain and Memory

Alzheimer's disease affects millions of men and women across the world. People who develop this disease have difficulty remembering short-term memories. Pomegranate juice offers potent antioxidant benefits which protect the brain from the damage of free radicals and fight Alzheimer's disease.

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Pretty solid recap of the events in Charlottesville by Vice.

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Emilia Clarke Just Dropped a Hint About Who Daenerys Ends Up with, and It Isn't Jon Snow

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Taking pictures has never been so quick or so easy!

Image by: ©Melpomene/Shutterstock

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In case you missed it...

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Try It Free for 6 Months! 10 Key Perks of Amazon Prime for Students

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AI will require us to take our cognitive and emotional skills to a much higher level.

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Taylor Swift Medium Straight Bob Hairstyle - Dark Blonde
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The Only Way Is Ethics Edition - Listen to Episode No. 170 of Slate Money Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Felix Salmon, senior strategy officer at a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Julia Shin—vice president and managing director of Impact Investing at Enterprise Community Partners—discuss: the disbanding of Trump’s CEO council companies’ responsibilities to their shareholders impact investing Email:

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They made changes to its Chrome app, which now prompts users to select a default search engine when it launches for the first time.

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Our two home preseason games are in the books! We can't wait until September 10th!

Pic of the Day presented by Ed Morse Automotive Group.
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#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders)

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Maduro's Constituent Assembly seizes power from Venezuelan legislature

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How Ginger Destroys Prostate, Ovarian And Colon Cancer Better Than Chemo

Traditional healers have been using ginger for centuries now as a treatment for their patients. Modern science has also corroborated the potent medicinal properties of this herb which can be used against cancer as well.

#prostate #health #cancer #explore #medicine #colon #healthcare #chemo #healthy #cure #remedy #ginger #herbal #naturalremedies #ovarian #healthbenefits

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37 Stunning Color Photos That Capture Teenage Girls in Dresses From the 1950s

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Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election by embracing their shared nationalist impulses, departed the White House on Friday after a turbulent tenure shaping the fiery populism of the president’s first seven months in office.

Mr. Bannon’s exit, the latest in a string of high-profile West Wing shake-ups, came as Mr. Trump is under fire for saying that “both sides” were to blame for last week’s deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. Critics accused the president of channeling Mr. Bannon when he equated white supremacists and neo-Nazis with the left-wing protesters who opposed them.

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Google Pixel XL G-2PW2200 128GB Black
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Launched in October 2016, the Google Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and pixel density of 534 PPI. Measuring 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm, the handset weighs 168 grams. Powered by an Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor, the Google Pixel XL also comes with 4 GB of RAM and is available in 32/128 GB of non-expandable internal storage. The handset also features a 12.3-megapixel primary camera on its rear panel and a 8-megapixel secondary shooter for selfies on its front panel.

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Why do so many of us seem to be able to fall into dehumanizing each other, to such a degree that we feel justified doing horrible things with impunity? How do horrifically destructive social movements emerge that eventually result in widespread cruelty? It is because the way our brain processes abstractions is different than the way it works with things we are intimately bonded to, such as out body or close family members. Whenever we use "social thinking" or any layer of abstraction in our thinking we risk easily losing our humanity. We can, and do fall victim to reducing people to abstractions, which we can then treat then as, and this can lead to horrible results. Here's some additional detail from Crash Course.

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Follicular regulatory T cells, a distinct lineage of cells originating in the germinal centres of lymph nodes while are paradoxically elevated in Sjogren syndrome and is a result of heightened humoral immune system activity
Human blood Tfr cells are indicators of ongoing humoral activity not fully licensed with function
T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells regulate antibody production in the germinal center, yet individuals with the autoimmune disease Sjögren syndrome have increased numbers of circulating Tfr cells compared with healthy individuals. Fonseca et al. compared blood Tfr cells with tissue Tfr cells and found that blood Tfr cells were phenotypically distinct from their tissue counterparts. Moreover, blood Tfr cells did not preferentially suppress humoral responses and had a naïve-like phenotype. These cells were not thymically derived but were generated during germinal center responses, exiting the tissue to enter the blood. These data explain why increased number of blood Tfr cells does not correlate with increased suppression potential and suggest that, instead, increased numbers of blood Tfr cells indicate ongoing humoral activity.

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This would be pretty sweet!

[Update: Name likely Oreo] Google has an Android O event on August 21st to coincide with the eclipse

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“I consider Voyager to be the Apollo 11 of the planetary exploration program. It has that kind of iconic stature.”

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Here's a little look at one of the many common enemies we face. This asteroid (potentially), and things like cancer, poverty and so on are where our future will either be forged or destroyed depending on our focus and behavior.

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Kal Penn, Jhumpa Lahiri and the entire membership of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities have announced their resignation citing the "false equivalence" of president Donald Trump's comments about last weekend's "Unite the Right" gathering in Charlottesville

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Northern Summer on Titan.
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA
Explanation: While yesterday's solstice brought summer to planet Earth's northern hemisphere, a northern summer solstice arrived for ringed planet Saturn nearly a month ago on May 24. Following the Saturnian seasons, its large moon Titan was captured in this Cassini spacecraft image from June 9. The near-infrared view finds bright methane clouds drifting through Titan's northern summer skies as seen from a distance of about 507,000 kilometers. Below Titan's clouds, dark hydrocarbon lakes sprawl near the large moon's now illuminated north pole.
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#NASA #напозитиве #УлыбкаКотаШрёдингера

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Perseids over the Pyrénées

Image Credit & Copyright: Jean-Francois Graffand

Explanation: This mountain and night skyscape stretches across the French Pyrenees National Park on August 12, near the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The multi-exposure panoramic view was composed from the Col d'Aubisque, a mountain pass, about an hour before the bright gibbous moon rose. Centered is a misty valley and lights from the region's Gourette ski station toward the south. Taken over the following hour, frames capturing some of the night's long bright perseid meteors were aligned against the backdrop of stars and Milky Way.

#PersidesMeteorShower #Milkyway

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More Resignations - on the Arts and Humanities Council!

"In a fiery letter delivered to the White House on Friday, 16 members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced their resignations in protest of the Trump administration." -


Resist! Impede! Impeach!

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Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo fight time, date, venue, TV channel, undercard and more:

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After an extended wait, Lenovo has announced on their support page that the Android Wear 2.0 update for the Moto 360 Sport has started rolling out. The update will bring the Moto 360 Sport to build #: NXH20Z and comes almost three months after Lenovo, or…

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At heart, a prison is a place where freedom is taken away, and inmates are constrained in what they can do. Does that mean a prison has to consist of a special building with bars and prison guards? How about turning the home of a convicted criminal into a kind of virtual prison, where they are limited in their actions? That's what Dan Hunter, dean of Swinburne University's Law School in Melbourne, suggests, reported here by Australian Broadcast News:

Called the Technological Incarceration Project, the idea is to make not so much an internet of things as an internet of incarceration.

Professor Hunter's team is researching an advanced form of home detention, using artificial intelligence, machine-learning algorithms and lightweight electronic sensors to monitor convicted offenders on a 24-hour basis.

The idea is to go beyond today's electronic tagging systems, which provide a relatively crude and sometimes circumventable form of surveillance, to one that is pervasive, intelligent -- and shockingly painful:

Under his team's proposal, offenders would be fitted with an electronic bracelet or anklet capable of delivering an incapacitating shock if an algorithm detects that a new crime or violation is about to be committed.

That assessment would be made by a combination of biometric factors, such as voice recognition and facial analysis.

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The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. - Steve Bannon

Bannon said this because he got kicked out. But it could be truer than he knows.

First, Trump's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative and Strategic and Policy Forum collapsed as leaders of big companies got scared of being associated with him.

It began last Saturday when the head of the drug company Merck left, saying:

As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.

Trump blasted him with a tweet. By Tuesday, leaders from Intel, Under Armour, the Alliance for American Manufacturing, the AFL-CIO, 3M and Campbell Soup Company had resigned. Trump tweeted:

For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!

But Tuesday morning he switched gears again on the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, declaring a moral equivalence between both sides and garnering instant praise from KKK leader David Duke:

Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about Charlottesville [...]

So, the whole Strategic and Policy Forum had a phone conference and decided to jump off Trump's sinking ship. The head of General Motors explained why:

General Motors is about unity and inclusion and so am I. Recent events, particularly those in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its aftermath, require that we come together as a country and reinforce values and ideals that unite us — tolerance, inclusion and diversity – and speak against those which divide us – racism, bigotry and any politics based on ethnicity.

The Manufacturing Jobs Initiative also collapsed, and Trump hastily disbanded both groups later that day.

Republicans in Congress continued standing like deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming car. Behind the scenes they must surely be making plans. Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, made the news by admitting the obvious:

I do think there need to be some radical changes. The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful.

On Friday, the President's Committee on Arts and the Humanities all quit. In the first paragraph of their resignation letter, the first letter of each word spells RESIST. One of the member, Kal Penn, said this in an interview:

It became clear that the government became inoperative under this particular presidency. A lot of the work and the agencies have been frozen. There’s a big waste of taxpayer dollars. We had hope, but the president made comments that quite literally were in support of the domestic terrorists.

It’s one thing to say you want to serve the programs you were appointed to serve, regardless of politics, but after a certain point . . . we just don’t want our names attached to this in any way.

On Friday, the billionaire Carl Icahn quit serving as Trump's special advisor - apparently because Democrats were pointing out his conflicts of interest.

So the Trump team has been unraveling rapidly. Meanwhile, Trump's advisor Steve Bannon, who knew he was about to be fired, gave a fascinating interview in which he undercut a lot of Trump's recent moves. Notably:

There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.


Ethno-nationalism—it's losers. It's a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more. These guys are a collection of clowns.

He was fired on Friday.

A lot of people thought Steve Bannon was behind Trump's move to appeal to "ethno-nationalists" (also known as racists) like the ones who rallied in Charlottesville. It would be very interesting if that's not true. I don't really understand Bannon; perhaps he's just an "economic nationalist" as he seems to claim in the recent interview. If so, it makes this question all the more pressing: why did Trump shoot himself in the foot by not coming out and forcefully condemning neo-Nazis and the KKK?

One possibility is that he's a racist... but that doesn't fully explain it, because a simple sense of political survival is enough to keep most racist politicians in the US in line these days. They happily pass laws designed to make harder for black people to vote, etcetera, but still they have the sense to condemn the KKK when it's called for, since nowadays that's required if you're going win elections or even get anything done.

One possibility is that Trump is just stupid, but that doesn't explain it either.

One possibility is that Trump can't stand being forced to do anything, so after he knuckled under and dutifully read a statement against racism from a teleprompter on Monday, he became angry and couldn't resist doubling down on his original position on Tuesday.

This seems more plausible, but it doesn't answer why he had that position in the first place. Since when does not condemning neo-Nazis and the KKK seem like a good idea?

Here's one theory: Trump feels he's going to be pushed out of the presidency, and he wants some angry crowds with weapons to stick up for him when that day comes.

If that seems implausible, remember how he spoke at a rally of motorcycle gangs last year:

It would be good to discuss this in a rational polite way, but that's not easy. I find that moderating any discussion of Trump is a full-time job, and unpleasant too. So, as usual for posts on this subject, I won't enable comments. Too bad - people need to think about what is going on as events heat up. If you want to reshare this and manage your own discussion, please do.

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"I’m 54 years old; I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life" - #usa

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PT. 1 Jon Bones Jones Talks Knocking Out Daniel Cormier and Men Crying in Fights

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The Fifth Age 19

A Gathering Storm

The weather had turned, and the winds of the desert blew up a torrent of sand. Yinjil would assume the caravans would not return for at least another four days. At Larcanth, the armies assembled to prepare for war. This was a raid like no other. The slavers were granting the armies engines of war, faster than any steed, and the heads of squadrons light-rifles and armor from offworld. They were preparing to force the Yinjil defenders and populace, through the might of their weaponry, out of the ramparts and into the hands of slaver ships.

The door again knocked at Nenuan's hideaway. He was given but a single sealed flask filled with a yellow liquid.

"You know I can offer only books for..."

"I know what you intend to do, your majesty. This will repay itself, and I would pay for it with my life if I must. Larcanth marches tonight!"

About The Fifth Age

The Fifth Age is Part IV of my Fire and Night saga, the first part of which can be found here: with links there to Parts II and III.

I began this series in 2013-2014, and have added a chapter each year. Each chapter of the story, both in images and words, was written on my phone during SciFi August. The Fifth Age takes place at the end of the great rebellion of the spheres, which spanned over 4000 years. It is not necessary to read the previous three parts to understand the story, but it is recommended in order to enjoy it more fully.
About #SciFiAugust

Every August I like to create as many sci fi images as I can, write as much sci fi flash fiction as I can, and draw as much sci fi art as I can. But I don't like doing this alone. If, during this month of August you create anything sci fi in nature (whether it be in imagery, poetry, short story, long story, flash fiction, clay or other modeling, sculpture, 3D printing, art, music, etc), then use the hashtag #SciFiAugust. Tag me +Jacob Dix​, and tag the page +Sci Fi August​. I'll share it so everyone participating can join in.

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Tags || #Mobilography #MobileArt #AndroidArt #Android #Art #StoryTelling #ScienceFiction #SciFi #SciFiAugust

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TRAPPIST-1 is older than our solar system

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After Trump's (let's just say) misguided comments about the Charlottesville tragedy, Steve Bannon came to his defense. The problem is, of course, Bannon is a very controversial figure. 

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Kyra Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Highlights
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