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Fascinating Brain . . . Oh yeah, I believe there is a God.

August 6th, 2016 Comments off
  1. The brain itself cannot feel pain. While the brain might be the pain center when you cut your finger or burn yourself, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain. That doesn’t mean your head can’t hurt. The brain is surrounded by loads of tissues, nerves and blood vessels that are plenty receptive to pain and can give you a pounding headache.
  2. 80% of the brain is water. Your brain isn’t the firm, gray mass you’ve seen on TV. Living brain tissue is a squishy, pink and jelly-like organ thanks to the loads of blood and high water content of the tissue. So the next time you’re feeling dehydrated get a drink to keep your brain hydrated.


I hear that!

May 26th, 2016 Comments off


How bananas are good for you. Take a look.

May 23rd, 2016 Comments off

1) Heartburn- Bananas are nature’s anti-acid and can provide relief from heartburn and acid reflux. Eating just one banana can immediately bring soothing relief and lessen your heartburn symptoms.
2) Blood Pressure- Bananas help to lower blood pressure and protect against stroke or heart attack because they are low in sodium and high in potassium, making them a heart healthy food.
3) Energy- Eating a banana or two before a workout gives you enough energy to last an hour or more. The low glycemic carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals all support your body increase endurance, while potassium helps to prevent muscle cramps.
4) Anemia- They can help those with anemia by providing much needed dietary iron, which stimulates red blood cell and hemoglobin production and strengthens the blood supply.
5) Ulcers- When you suffer from stomach ulcers many foods are off limits, but bananas can be eaten without having to worry about whether or not they’ll cause pain. That’s because their smooth, soft, mushy texture coats the stomach lining and protects it against corrosive acids and irritation.
6) Depression- They can help overcome depression because they have high levels of tryptophan, which our bodies convert into serotonin. Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter that makes people relax, feel happy, and improves mood. Thus, bananas can help people feel better and beat depression.
7) Constipation- If you are clogged up, eat a few bananas. They have enough fiber in them to stimulate regular bowel movements and provide natural relief for constipation.
8) Nerves or PMS- When you’re feeling moody and stressed, eat a banana. They help to regulate blood sugar and are rich in B vitamins, which naturally calm the nervous system and make people relax, resulting in an overall improved mood.
9) Temperature Control- Eating a banana on a hot day can cool you off by lowering your body temperature. The same is true for it you have a fever.

Golden Gate Bridge and Suicides

April 29th, 2016 Comments off

Man uses the suicide hotline on the Golden Gate Bridge

A man using the suicide hotline on the Golden Gate Bridge.

A year after the Golden Gate Bridge saw more suicides than it ever had before, that number has decreased, according to a group devoted to preventing people from taking their own lives on the bridge.

2013 was a terrible year for the Golden Gate, with 46 reported deaths of people who jumped from the span. The previous annual record for suicides from the bridge was 40, marked in 1977.

According to The Bridge Rail Foundation, an organization that seeks to “stop the suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge,” 2013’s fatal number dropped in 2014, to 38 suicides last year.

One of those deaths, as previously reported, was 27-year-old Sean Moylan. His grandfather, John Moylan was a former director with the Golden Gate Bridge Transit District and a supporter of the plan to install a suicide barrier on the landmark.

Per the Bridge Rail Foundation, 161 people were detained last year by bridge patrol staff who believed the detainees posed a risk to themselves. The Bridge Rail foundation says that in 2012, 33 leapt from the bridge to their death. 37 did the same in 2011 and 32 did in 2010.

According to a Reuters report from 2014, “the total number of people who have jumped to their death from the bridge over the years is unknown, largely because of spotty recordkeeping and because the bodies of some who jump are never recovered.” Most estimates suggest that somewhere between 1600-2100 have leapt to their death from the GGB since its construction in 1937.

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board OKed a $76 million suicide net funding plan in June of 2014. Though construction on the net, which is intended to catch jumpers after they leap, has yet to begin, bridge officials told the Chron Tuesday that it will be up and running some time in 2019.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.


April 27th, 2016 Comments off


What’s the smallest bone in the human body? Read and Learn.

April 21st, 2016 Comments off


The smallest bone in the human body is called the stapes. It’s one of the three bones contained in our middle ear, the other two are called malleus and incus. The three smallest and lightest bones in our body are collectively called the ossicles and serve to convey sound from the outer ear to the inner ear. The absence or lesion of these bones may lead to severe deafness. 

The name stapes comes from Latin, meaning a stirrup, which the tiniest bone in the human body resembles in form. 



Good for you food!

January 16th, 2016 Comments off


Slice a mushroom in half and it resembles the shape of the human ear.

And guess what? Adding it to your cooking could actuallyimprove your hearing. What? Why?

That’s because mushrooms are one of the few foods in our diet that contain vitamin D.

This particular vitamin is important for healthy bones, even the tiny ones in the ear that transmit sound to the brain.


Here We Go Again . . . Cold or Flu? WebMd has the answer.

January 5th, 2016 Comments off

It’s true that you can get a cold anytime — spring, summer or fall, but most likely in winter.  Flu season typically runs from November through March, although you can get the flu in October or as late as May.

You can catch the flu at other times. But symptoms outside of flu season are more likely to be from a cold or an allergy.

Flu symptoms usually come on faster than cold symptoms. Colds may take two or three days to develop. Normally, you start feeling the flu over just two to three hours.

Flu tends to be much worse than a cold.  And the flu, especially in children and among older people, is more likely to lead to serious health problems such as pneumonia and a hospital stay.




Fever Rare Fever between 100 and 102 in most cases;  typically lasts 3-4 days
Chills Not common About half of people with flu get them.
Muscle or body aches Not common. If they do occur, usually mild Common and often severe
Headaches Not common Most cases; may be sudden
Feelings of fatigue, weakness May occur, generally mild Moderate to severe fatigue and weakness;  may last up to 2-3 weeks
Cough Common, generally mild to moderate, usually produces phlegm Dry cough (no phlegm) that may be severe; may last several weeks
Sneezing and stuffy nose Common. Stuffy nose may last about a week. Sometimes
Sore throat Common Sometimes
Chest discomfort Sometimes;  generally mild Common;  may be severe
Vomiting and diarrhea Unusual Not usual; most often in children



The best things can’t be wrapped in paper and bows.

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