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asapscience:

misspelledlife:

SLAAAAY TORONTO IM SO PROUD OF THIS

Very proud of you, Toronto city designers. You can learn more about Livegreen Toronto here

(Source: adteachings)

neuromorphogenesis:

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Recent research about the mental benefits of playing music has many applications, such as music therapy for people with emotional problems, or helping to treat the symptoms of stroke survivors and Alzheimer’s patients. But it is perhaps even more significant in how much it advances our understanding of mental function, revealing the inner rhythms and complex interplay that make up the amazing orchestra of our brain.
Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required. But inside their brains, there’s a party going on.

From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

(via science-junkie)

theenergyissue:

Humble Oil Predicts its Own Role in Climate Change

In a 1962 issue of Life magazine, a real ad for Humble Oil—later to become Exxon—touted “EACH DAY HUMBLE SUPPLIES ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT 7 MILLION TONS OF GLACIER!” Given the reality of anthropogenic climate change and the evidence of our melting arctic, the ad appears as a painfully ironic forecast. It, along with a series of other ads, was released at a time when Humble Oil, founded in 1911, was on its way to becoming the major multinational corporation we know it as today. Two years earlier, Humble merged with Esso, Carter and a handful of other regional oil companies. The consolidation allowed the new Humble company to reduce duplication and costs and to coordinate all of its domestic activities more effectively. As a result, the Humble workforce dropped by a quarter in the first five years after the merger, while its profits doubled. The 1962 ad campaign was a way to tout Humble’s capabilities and national dominance.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

Mr. de Blasio’s move has set off a frenzy of not-in-my-backyard-park activism. Opponents have sued, arguing that affordable units by definition don’t fit the 2006 plan because they don’t contribute revenues to the park. Many say that they don’t oppose affordable housing, they just want it somewhere else.

Thankfully, many of their neighbors in Brooklyn see through those arguments. They recognize that raising a ruckus about “crowding,” property values, traffic and school capacity is just a less obvious way to try to keep poor, or poorer, people off your block, and out of your park. The following statements are true, and not incompatible: Private development is essential to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s success. But a lack of affordable housing is a citywide emergency. Brooklyn Bridge Park can sustain itself through its public-private model and still have some affordable units built on its edges. The Brooklyn waterfront can and should stay green without becoming a luxury enclave, because this city gem is nobody’s private backyard.

thelifepipe:

"Freaky molecular threeway." Omg I’m dying. 

thelifepipe:

"Freaky molecular threeway." Omg I’m dying. 

Different Coping Strategies For Disorders

  • Anxiety: My counselor used to refer to it as the "McDonalds Milkshake" technique. Get a straw, preferably a bit thicker of one like a milkshake straw and take deep breaths through it. This will help focus your thoughts away from anxieties, engage your diaphragm and open your lungs to help stop chest tightening sensations. Additionally, wearing a wristwatch and counting seconds up to a minute can also help to center yourself. Always remember your deep breathing!
  • Dissociation: You need to encourage communication between your logical and emotional cognition. A neat way of doing this is if you can catch it as its coming on, stand on one foot, squeeze or fidget with something like a stress ball, and begin venting to yourself. Even just whisper quietly, talk about what you're feeling and thinking. Engaging yourself physically like this as well as emotionally will help keep you grounded.
  • Depression: Remember that while it's okay and totally necessary to take a day off sometimes and let yourself mentally recoup-- you do need to continue a routine. Even if it's uncomfortable get out and run errands, clean your house, phone someone. By pushing yourself to be proactive it can help to correct your brain. Additionally, about 20 minutes of exercise each day can help heaps as well.
  • Hallucinations: Call someone. Wish I could tell you some kind of super amazing coping advice for this, but honestly, the best thing you can do when hallucinations start happening is just avoid being alone. Text someone, Facebook someone, Skype, phone. Let someone know what's happening and allow them the liberty also to be able to contact ambulatory services if it goes too far. There's also many many helplines available that can assist you with this.
  • OCD: Exposure therapy, although in some areas a bit controversial, can be incredibly effective. It's often recommended though to have a counselor or worker with you while this happens if your OCD is quite severe. An interesting thing my counselor recently told me is to make yourself OCD-free zones. Draw out boundaries in your home and town where within certain areas you won't allow yourself and will stop as many compulsive behaviors as you can, and outside the boundaries you're free to do as you please. This can help teach management of negative symptoms as well as show that a little bit of compulsion is perfectly fine.
  • Borderline Personality: Thought challenging. Before you fly off with your emotions because someone says something that you take as invalidating, try and stop yourself for just a moment and force logic into the situation. Try and show yourself how this comment wasn't meant to make you feel bad, and while your emotions are always valid and you as a person are valid, this comment wasn't meant to be invalidating. Additionally, it's good to have communication about this but REMAIN CALM (as hard as it can be). By calmly sorting out your emotions and opinions you can shed a lot of relief onto a situation.
  • Bipolar Disorder: Mood tracking, so great. eMoods, Optimism, and a couple other apps for this stuff is out there and can be incredibly useful. Being able to map out your mood cycles and see them graphed makes it much easier to predict, manage and prevent negative self talk and other symptoms.
  • That's all for now. If you'd like more tips for anything not listed feel free to message me at illusoryacid any time!:
asapscience:

The obvious difference between the metric vs. imperial system.
From ‘Wild Thing’ by Josh Bazell via Reddit

asapscience:

The obvious difference between the metric vs. imperial system.

From ‘Wild Thing’ by Josh Bazell 

via Reddit

newsweek:

We’ve decided to look deeper at the matter by exploring average internet speeds by state with this map. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.
The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds.
The Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps. Check out our map and see where your state ranks!
Internet Speeds by State: MAP - Broadview OfficeSuite Blog

newsweek:

We’ve decided to look deeper at the matter by exploring average internet speeds by state with this map. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.

The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds.

The Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps. Check out our map and see where your state ranks!

Internet Speeds by State: MAP - Broadview OfficeSuite Blog

(via urbanresolve)

asapscience:

misspelledlife:

SLAAAAY TORONTO IM SO PROUD OF THIS

Very proud of you, Toronto city designers. You can learn more about Livegreen Toronto here

(Source: adteachings)

neuromorphogenesis:

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Recent research about the mental benefits of playing music has many applications, such as music therapy for people with emotional problems, or helping to treat the symptoms of stroke survivors and Alzheimer’s patients. But it is perhaps even more significant in how much it advances our understanding of mental function, revealing the inner rhythms and complex interplay that make up the amazing orchestra of our brain.
Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required. But inside their brains, there’s a party going on.

From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

(via science-junkie)

(Source: earleybirdstuff)

theenergyissue:

Humble Oil Predicts its Own Role in Climate Change

In a 1962 issue of Life magazine, a real ad for Humble Oil—later to become Exxon—touted “EACH DAY HUMBLE SUPPLIES ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT 7 MILLION TONS OF GLACIER!” Given the reality of anthropogenic climate change and the evidence of our melting arctic, the ad appears as a painfully ironic forecast. It, along with a series of other ads, was released at a time when Humble Oil, founded in 1911, was on its way to becoming the major multinational corporation we know it as today. Two years earlier, Humble merged with Esso, Carter and a handful of other regional oil companies. The consolidation allowed the new Humble company to reduce duplication and costs and to coordinate all of its domestic activities more effectively. As a result, the Humble workforce dropped by a quarter in the first five years after the merger, while its profits doubled. The 1962 ad campaign was a way to tout Humble’s capabilities and national dominance.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

Mr. de Blasio’s move has set off a frenzy of not-in-my-backyard-park activism. Opponents have sued, arguing that affordable units by definition don’t fit the 2006 plan because they don’t contribute revenues to the park. Many say that they don’t oppose affordable housing, they just want it somewhere else.

Thankfully, many of their neighbors in Brooklyn see through those arguments. They recognize that raising a ruckus about “crowding,” property values, traffic and school capacity is just a less obvious way to try to keep poor, or poorer, people off your block, and out of your park. The following statements are true, and not incompatible: Private development is essential to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s success. But a lack of affordable housing is a citywide emergency. Brooklyn Bridge Park can sustain itself through its public-private model and still have some affordable units built on its edges. The Brooklyn waterfront can and should stay green without becoming a luxury enclave, because this city gem is nobody’s private backyard.

thelifepipe:

"Freaky molecular threeway." Omg I’m dying. 

thelifepipe:

"Freaky molecular threeway." Omg I’m dying. 

Different Coping Strategies For Disorders

  • Anxiety: My counselor used to refer to it as the "McDonalds Milkshake" technique. Get a straw, preferably a bit thicker of one like a milkshake straw and take deep breaths through it. This will help focus your thoughts away from anxieties, engage your diaphragm and open your lungs to help stop chest tightening sensations. Additionally, wearing a wristwatch and counting seconds up to a minute can also help to center yourself. Always remember your deep breathing!
  • Dissociation: You need to encourage communication between your logical and emotional cognition. A neat way of doing this is if you can catch it as its coming on, stand on one foot, squeeze or fidget with something like a stress ball, and begin venting to yourself. Even just whisper quietly, talk about what you're feeling and thinking. Engaging yourself physically like this as well as emotionally will help keep you grounded.
  • Depression: Remember that while it's okay and totally necessary to take a day off sometimes and let yourself mentally recoup-- you do need to continue a routine. Even if it's uncomfortable get out and run errands, clean your house, phone someone. By pushing yourself to be proactive it can help to correct your brain. Additionally, about 20 minutes of exercise each day can help heaps as well.
  • Hallucinations: Call someone. Wish I could tell you some kind of super amazing coping advice for this, but honestly, the best thing you can do when hallucinations start happening is just avoid being alone. Text someone, Facebook someone, Skype, phone. Let someone know what's happening and allow them the liberty also to be able to contact ambulatory services if it goes too far. There's also many many helplines available that can assist you with this.
  • OCD: Exposure therapy, although in some areas a bit controversial, can be incredibly effective. It's often recommended though to have a counselor or worker with you while this happens if your OCD is quite severe. An interesting thing my counselor recently told me is to make yourself OCD-free zones. Draw out boundaries in your home and town where within certain areas you won't allow yourself and will stop as many compulsive behaviors as you can, and outside the boundaries you're free to do as you please. This can help teach management of negative symptoms as well as show that a little bit of compulsion is perfectly fine.
  • Borderline Personality: Thought challenging. Before you fly off with your emotions because someone says something that you take as invalidating, try and stop yourself for just a moment and force logic into the situation. Try and show yourself how this comment wasn't meant to make you feel bad, and while your emotions are always valid and you as a person are valid, this comment wasn't meant to be invalidating. Additionally, it's good to have communication about this but REMAIN CALM (as hard as it can be). By calmly sorting out your emotions and opinions you can shed a lot of relief onto a situation.
  • Bipolar Disorder: Mood tracking, so great. eMoods, Optimism, and a couple other apps for this stuff is out there and can be incredibly useful. Being able to map out your mood cycles and see them graphed makes it much easier to predict, manage and prevent negative self talk and other symptoms.
  • That's all for now. If you'd like more tips for anything not listed feel free to message me at illusoryacid any time!:
asapscience:

The obvious difference between the metric vs. imperial system.
From ‘Wild Thing’ by Josh Bazell via Reddit

asapscience:

The obvious difference between the metric vs. imperial system.

From ‘Wild Thing’ by Josh Bazell 

via Reddit

newsweek:

We’ve decided to look deeper at the matter by exploring average internet speeds by state with this map. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.
The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds.
The Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps. Check out our map and see where your state ranks!
Internet Speeds by State: MAP - Broadview OfficeSuite Blog

newsweek:

We’ve decided to look deeper at the matter by exploring average internet speeds by state with this map. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.

The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds.

The Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps. Check out our map and see where your state ranks!

Internet Speeds by State: MAP - Broadview OfficeSuite Blog

(via urbanresolve)

citizensyndrome:

I see you, Fox News.

citizensyndrome:

I see you, Fox News.

(via asapscience)

"

Mr. de Blasio’s move has set off a frenzy of not-in-my-backyard-park activism. Opponents have sued, arguing that affordable units by definition don’t fit the 2006 plan because they don’t contribute revenues to the park. Many say that they don’t oppose affordable housing, they just want it somewhere else.

Thankfully, many of their neighbors in Brooklyn see through those arguments. They recognize that raising a ruckus about “crowding,” property values, traffic and school capacity is just a less obvious way to try to keep poor, or poorer, people off your block, and out of your park. The following statements are true, and not incompatible: Private development is essential to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s success. But a lack of affordable housing is a citywide emergency. Brooklyn Bridge Park can sustain itself through its public-private model and still have some affordable units built on its edges. The Brooklyn waterfront can and should stay green without becoming a luxury enclave, because this city gem is nobody’s private backyard.

"
Different Coping Strategies For Disorders

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