The Brain is Amazing…and Hackable

Read these for a better brain: Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy Pentagon Wants Brain-Stimulating Headset to Improve Combat Skills | DoD Buzz Satnavs ‘switch off’ parts of the brain: Using a satnav to get to your destination ‘switches off’ parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes —… Read More »

Wisconsin’s Irish butter lawsuit: Kerrygold is banned under unique state law

Just in case you thought government regulations exist to protect the citizenry, Wisconsin prohibits butter based on where it is made and what it tastes like. Should taste testing be a function of government? Source: Wisconsin’s Irish butter lawsuit: Kerrygold is banned under unique state law – Twin Cities

The State of Texas has some Long Term funding problems

The State of Texas has some long term funding problems. One of those is its Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Program (TRS-Care). The idiocy started in 1985, when the program was started. At its creation in 1985, TRS-Care was expected to remain solvent for just 10 years, with the understanding that additional funding or benefit… Read More »

Support for ACA provisions drops when costs/taxes go up, quality goes down

Most polling of the Affordable Care Act finds popular support for many of its benefits when no costs are mentioned. However, a new Cato Institute/YouGov survey finds that support plummets, even among Democrats, if its popular provisions harm the quality of health care. Source: Poll: Support for Obamacare’s Most Popular Provisions Plummet if Quality of… Read More »

How Much Fiber Should You Eat Every Day?

Dr. Greiger, the author of How Not to Die, citing a meta-analysis of the impacts of fiber intake on the likelihood of having a stroke identifies a minimum intake of over 70 grams of fiber. That’s a lot of fiber. For the details, check out the full article at the link below. Source: How Much… Read More »

What if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Had Swapped Genders?

While the political implications of this study are interesting, what it says about how people justify their decisions and actions is the more intriguing aspect to me. The creators of the Her Opponent production assumed…, …that the gender inversion would confirm what they’d each suspected watching the real-life debates: that Trump’s aggression—his tendency to interrupt and… Read More »

Lindsey Graham: Let Obamacare collapse

Maybe he’s on to something: “Here’s what I would tell the president: If you can’t get a better deal and if you can’t protect that 62-year-old worker in Greenville from having dramatic premium increases because Democrats won’t work with you and you can’t get the Republican party on board, stop, take a time-out, let it… Read More »