The Hole in the Wall Gang crimes have been glamorized as the years have passed, with the story retold in books, magazines, and newspapers. With Cullotta, he successfully legitimized himself by conducting what he called "Frank Cullotta's Casino Mob Tour," charging for a 2 1/2-hour tour of sites where the movie Casino was shot. Cullotta played a hitman in the film based on the book of the same title by Nicholas Pileggi. … [Read more...] about Las Vegas Hole in the Wall Gang Lore Lives On
Origin Stories That’s why three recent studies are so heartening. The first is from Haydeh Payami and colleagues at the University of Alabama, who found a gut-microbial signature that is associated with Parkinson’s. They were guided in their research by a well-known connection between Parkinson’s and the gut, including constipation, inflammation, and “leaky gut." The latter is a contentious term, because the gut is leaky by design: That’s how nutrients are absorbed. But taken to extremes, that leakiness may allow bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream, where they are dutifully pumped by the heart to every organ in the body. The immune system destroys these wayward microbes and then stands down. But if it is constantly stimulated, it can lead to chronic systemic inflammation, which can affect the blood-brain barrier and thus, the brain. … [Read more...] about New Hope for Parkinson’s Patients
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre : In the Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda … [Read more...] about Tony Awards 2008
Somebody somewhere once said that beauty is skin deep, though it was long time ago, even before, they found Botox, still with women largely turning to Botex, the old saying has certainly now found a new meaning. With the ever increasing beauty consciousness, many including women as young as 20-year old are turning to botox , which according to a cosmetic surgeon has become as acceptable as dying hair among women. … [Read more...] about Beauty Is Skin Deep, Yes, But With Botox!
More than 90 percent of people say their lives are meaningful. Meaning is connected to good health and positive health behaviors. In the medical setting, meaning approaches have enhanced the quality of life and decreased the depression and hopelessness of patients. In mental health settings, meaning approaches have increased well-being and decreased stress and depression. Research shows there are many sources of meaning. The two main areas are meaningful relationships and meaningful occupation. Meaningful relationships are typically viewed as the greatest pathway for many people. Research on meaning has steeply increased in the last decade and many interventions and easy-to-use practical strategies have unfolded. Here are a few you might try out: … [Read more...] about All You Need to Know to Build Meaning in Life