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So what happened on TVD?
Here is what I got from my dash. Bonnie is dead.Jeremy can kiss her but he can not say I love you to her. He won’t tell Elena she is is dead cause everything comes back to Elena. On the bright side Kennett were “doing it…
Julie Plec gives everyone hope that they will one day have a successful tv show. Julie Plec also gives one hope that one can get away with blatant plagiarism and talking out of one’s ass at any given moment. She is a hero among mortals. She is also proof that once we have these successful tv shows we can fangirl and stalk the hot males on our cast and live through the lovely females (of our skin color of course). She is the reason I am investing in the DVD boxset of every supernatural show known to man so that I can take notes so that I have pilot material. So far I have a cheerleader being called to hunt vampires but discovers that her doppelganger is pregnant by a werewolf hybrid so she must call on the charmed ones who are really angels one of whom is named Clark Kent and is not just and angel but an angel of an alien from another planet. Thank you Julie Plec. Thanks to you I will also be a hero.
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Before unveiling a new album Random Access Memories, their first in eight years, on May 21, Daft Punk sits down for an interview with Sky Ferreira
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Never Forget Your Roots…..
2 eggs (or 1/3 cup egg substitute).
1 ripe banana.
2 tbsp crushed flaxseed or almonds.
Dashes of: Cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.
Mash/blend it all together.
Cook in coconut oil. Serve with a pile of fruit. Or bacon. Or both.
This took literally 20 minutes. And thank goodness; I was starving.
“You don’t need to worry about it. You just need to bring me the tombstone.”
Open Your Mind to the New Psychedelic Science
‘The illegality of these drugs … is one of the greatest scandals in modern research’
Greg Miller over WiredScience writes an enticing piece on the development of psychedelic drug usage not just as a recreational activity but also for psychological health benefits. I picked out my favorite excerpts from the article but I recommend going over and reading the whole thing:
“Now that we’ve been able to start getting some evidence on the benefits, it changes people’s calculus,” said Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), one of the meeting’s sponsors.
Doblin and MAPS have been battling regulators since the mid-80s to allow research and clinical trials with psychedelics. The recent revival of psychedelic science may be one sign their efforts are finally paying off.
Public attitudes towards illegal drugs in general may be shifting. A recent Pew Research Center survey, for example, found for the first time that more than half of Americans think marijuana should be legal. Baby boomers in particular, who may have hidden their stash while raising kids, seem to be loosening up in their old age, the survey found.
The interest in psychedelics may also have something to do with a growing sense of frustration over the lack of promising new psychiatric drugs in the pipeline. Many of the current drugs are based on compounds discovered serendipitously in the 1950s, and true innovation has been so hard to come by that many companies are giving up.
Meanwhile, people have been using hallucinogens for centuries, often in religious healing ceremonies, and yes, sometimes just for the hell of it. But just because they’re party drugs for some doesn’t mean they can’t be the subject of serious scientific inquiry. Or does it? After all, it didn’t end so well the first time around.
From its inception in 2010, the Psychedelic Science meeting has brought together an interesting mix of people. A record 1,800 of them attended this year. The prevalence of ponytails, nose rings and hemp accessories is predictably higher than at a typical science conference. There was also a tea lounge, a psychedelic art gallery, and a quiet room for anyone in need of riding out a rough trip.
“Absolutely some scientists would see the rainbow colors on the logo and the psychedelic art exhibits and say ‘that’s not real science,’” said Brad Burge, the communication director for MAPS. At the same time, some of the more mystically inclined devotees of psychedelics are averse to the scientific dissection of what they see as a sacred experience, Burge says. The conference isn’t for the folks at those ends of the spectrum.
Burge acknowledges there’s a tricky balancing act involved in hosting a forum for scientists who want their work to be taken seriously without excluding those who use psychedelic drugs recreationally. Even so, “we’re trying to get around the idea that there has to be a separation,” he said.
After all, this latter group helps fund much of the research through their donations to MAPS and other private organizations like the Heffter Research Institute and Beckley Foundation. Government funders like the National Institutes of Health are still skittish about psychedelic research.
Dráulio Barros de Araújo, a neuroscientist at the Brain Institute at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, presented new findings from an fMRI brain scan study with 10 experienced ayahuasca users, followers of Santo Daime, a spiritual practice that uses the brew.
Araújo’s team found that ayahuasca reduces neural activity in something called the default mode network, an web of interconnected brain regions that fire up whenever people aren’t focused on any specific task. It’s active when people daydream or let their minds wander, for example.
The default mode network has been a hot topic in neuroscience in recent years. Scientists don’t really know what it does, but they love to speculate. One interpretation is that activity in this network may represent what we experience as our internal monologue and may help generate our sense of self.
Julie Plec, I no longer can with you.
Shonda Rhimes, give me life please. and thank you.
Fellow Rutgers students and anyone in the surrounding area, please share this and help this person out. Imagine losing 5yrs worth of research.
SHARE, SHARE SHARE, SHARE PLEASE
I go to RU, someone help!
I don’t live near there but I do know how that feels. I hope they give the lab top back