The Effects of Hormones on Memory; Cognitive Function

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Many naturally occurring hormones can affect memory and overall cognitive function. Three of these hormones – estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormone – have been widely studied with regard to their effects on memory. Learn what each of these hormones effect and change your quality of life… And what you can do organically to improve or get your levels right… from Harvard Medical School

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Amelia Earhart Day

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The first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Will the search for Amelia ever end? Nearly eight decades later the lost aviator still sparks intense passion – and controversy! As recently as 2014, a federal judge dismissed a Wyoming man’s claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found the Earhart’s wreckage in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue raising funds for the search.

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Hammock Day

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Here’s a fun list of the Top 25 Places to Hang Your Hammock! So when that hammock moment comes your way you can daydream it into one of these amazing locations. The Maldives anyone? Or how about Bora Bora? The ultimate symbol of relaxation, who invented the hammock? Natives of Central and South America and the Caribbean used them to keep themselves off the ground while they slept. Spanish explorers were the first to see them and Christopher Columbus brought them back from what is not the Bahamas to Spain.

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Ahhh, those crazy National Party Conventions

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When did it all begin and where? Before there were conventions, members of Congress selected the nominees in congressional, or legislative, caucuses. The process, employed between 1800 and 1824, was considered elitist and not representative of the entire party. This system pretty much continued until 1831, when the Anti-Masons, a third party, held their first national convention. In 1832, the Democrats followed suit and it wasn’t until 1856 that the Republicans came to the convention party.. The rules have evolved over the years… The closest race in recent history was the year Gerald Ford edged out Ronald Reagan… more.

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Intelligent People Have Messy Rooms and Talk like Sailors

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So the kids have been home all Summer and what you really want is your house/life/sanity back. I’ll try and give you some validation? No, well at least this is interesting. A study published in “Language Sciences Journal” found a correlation between frequency of profanity used and the size of ones vocabulary. In other words, people who curse often have “ a greater vocabulary” than those who don’t, on average. Seriously?

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INSIDE THE BRAINS OF A DOG

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Brain Scans Show That Dogs Are as Conscious as Human Children – Actual neurological evidence that dogs, like so many other animals, experience consciousness and emotions at a level comparable to humans.  Professor Gregory Burns, with the help of Mark Spivak, trained dogs for months to be comfortable inside an fMRIscanner, plus wear ear muffs to protect their sensitive hearing.  The study is fascinating and leads to all kinds of hypothetical scenarios.  (READ MORE)