Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
Using unusually rigorous scientific conditions and measures, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the active agent in "sacred mushrooms" can induce mystical/spiritual experiences descriptively identical to spontaneous ones people have reported for centuries. The resulting experiences apparently prompt positive changes in behavior and attitude that last several months, at least. The agent -- a plant alkaloid called psilocybin -- mimics...
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A University of Illinois at Chicago study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and very early-childhood behavior problems. The research, published in the July/August issue of the journal Child Development, found that 2-year-olds regularly exposed to cigarette smoke in utero were nearly 12 times more likely to show clinical levels of behavior problems compared to toddlers who were not...
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With at least half of all marriages ending in divorce, there must be something better than chocolate to bring lasting happiness to couples. Psychologists and married couple Peter L. Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras have developed a creative, positive approach called couple-power therapy that teaches partners positive ways to create fulfilling loving relationships -- and have more fun together. Sheras and...
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It's one of the things about a hospital stay that men loathe, and that infectious bacteria love: the urinary catheter. Now, a new study shows that a less unpleasant option for male hospital patients is also a much safer one. In fact, men whose urine was collected with an external or "condom" catheter during their hospital stay had an 80...
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Says who? The champ of shuffleboard, that's who!
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Sol Lipkin turned 100 years old on May 26. In his honor, Dave & Buster's, the popular Delaware Avenue eatery and games super arcade, threw him a birthday party bash the following week. Who is Sol Lipkin? First and foremost, he's a close personal friend of Dave Corriveau and Buster Corley, co-founders and co-owners of Dave & Buster's. That was...
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