Time Magazine has named President Barack Obama the 2012 Person of the Year. Check out the article below:
>> 2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama <<
There is something very bittersweet about this article, though I can’t exactly put a finger on it. The writing is simultaneously wistful and hopeful; it captures a sense of youthful naivete tempered by the grit of experience.
Whether you voted for Obama or not, I think this is a great article to read. Reacquaint yourself with the man who will be leading the US for the next four years.
Yes, you read that right. A 2-inch feather was removed from a 7 month-old baby’s neck yesterday. See the full story here:
>> Two-Inch Feather Emerges From Baby’s Neck <<
So apparently it’s not just that I lack all restraint when shopping… It’s my brain tricking me into buying things I don’t want or need!
>> How Your Brain Corrupts Your Shopping Choices <<
I always thought that the age of the mother was critical. What I never considered was the possibility that the age of the father is, too! In the field of epigenetics, studies are finding that the father’s life experiences and hardships have an effect on his sperm and, thus, his offspring.
Some highlights: Older fathers are more likely to pass on genetic mistakes, resulting in autism and psychological disorders in the next generation; men who grew up in famine are more likely to have offspring with diabetes and weight irregularities.
>> Why Fathers Really Matter <<
>> Epigenetics – The Male Biological Clock <<
>> Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny <<
Wear sunglasses, because:
>> Really? On a Cloudy Day, Your Eyes Can Be Sunburned <<
Medicine is really amazing. A 7 year-old girl is in complete remission from the most acute form of leukemia after undergoing an experimental treatment that injected cancer-cell-killing T-cells into her veins. Basically, they programmed her own cells to kill cancer. What’s amazing is that it WORKED. This is after she had already exhausted all of her other options, including exhaustive chemotherapy.
>> In Girl’s Last Hope, Altered Immune Cells Beat Leukemia <<
This procedure was first developed and applied to adult cancer patients last year. More details here:
>> An Immune System Trained to Kill Cancer <<
>>The Power of Negative Thinking<<
While I’m slightly surprised the source of this article is the WSJ and not something like the nytimes I have to say its brings up some good points, esp. during this time of year. But then again I wonder do we really at all have the power to change the way we think? Or is being an optimistic/pessimist or even a realist just hard wired in us and we are kidding ourselves by trying to change otherwise.
This is. HILARIOUS. The highlight would have to be the timeline of a hipster’s life. I have literally witnessed this entire series of transitions in some of the people in my life, and it has to be the most accurate commentary I’ve ever seen on the subject.
>> Hipster <<
And if you want the more high-brow approach, check out this article in Time Magazine:
>> Hipsters: A Brief History <<
Okay, just one article. You can always count on cracked.com to make you LOOLLL.
Check out this one from a few years ago:
>> 6 Romantic Gestures That Backfired Horrifically <<
>> 5 Shocking Ways You Overestimate Yourself <<
This makes me wonder if you could be someone else for a day and see you as the world sees you then what would you see? For that matter everyone’s perspective is different and maybe if you were consciously seeing yourself then you would still see the same you that you already see now anyways.