Justin Bieber, the 16-year-old singer won the award of Pop/Rock Album. The Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group was given to The Black Eyed Peas and Pop/Rock Female Artist to Lady Gaga where Justin Bieber also took the title of Pop/Rock Male Artist. … [Read more...] about American Music Awards 2010
Sung Lee and Peter Sterling agree that blame gets us nowhere and that repairing social fabric is key. According to Sung Lee it is “ultimately necessary for the brain to revise its prediction and re-orchestrate its downstream regulation.” Sung Lee adds that urban planning and architecture can express allostasis through thoughtful design of educational structures, commercial and civic facilities, public housing, correctional institutions, and public spaces that serve the people who use them, not the people who build them. He points also to mental and physical agility training and movement therapies such as yoga. He integrates neuroethics3 into the applications of the PAO stating: “The PAO is consonant with greater self-creativity, non-obsolescence, empowerment, and citizenship, which are intended as upgrades for the traditional concepts of autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice, respectively.” … [Read more...] about Understanding Allostasis: Can Society Change Its Setpoints?
Misconstruing uncertainty Along with all of these misperceptions is the belief that uncertainty means a bad outcome and until we know for sure we are all at risk. Of course, logically that would mean all of us is always at risk since no one is omniscient. But when the threat system is activated we now believe that uncertainty almost guarantees a catastrophe. People might say, “OK, so the chances are 100 million to one—but I could be that one”. Well, that’s true and you would be a very unlucky person if that happened. But that’s not how you think about driving a car, flying in an airplane, or eating a hotdog. You say, “Come on, I’ll take my chances”. … [Read more...] about How Panic Spreads With Fears of Ebola
Hasan Minhaj, an American comedian has been hosting Netflix's weekly show Patriot Act, which talks about the importance of Asian American voters in the US Presidential elections. Recently, a viral video shared by the comedian on his twitter handle took the internet by storm. … [Read more...] about Man Calls Hasan Minhaj ‘Anti-Indian’, And What Happens Next Will Stir Up A Laugh Riot
Eating too much of the wrong foods and getting too little physical activity are major causes of obesity. But in recent years, American waistlines have grown faster than BMI levels—a sign that eating and exercise habits are only part of the story. Researchers are now looking for other factors that add specifically to the risk of putting on a potbelly. Below are four culprits you might not suspect. … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising Things That Expand Your Waistline