Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mindful Shopping: Online Retailer Zady Launches “Sourced In” Initiative to Promote Conscious Consumerism

The online retailer Zady began as a site with the goal of creating a new standard in clothing. The creators of the site, Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi, sought to build a shopping experience which was driven by products made with not just style and quality in mind, but environmental impact and high labor standard… Read More

NFL Week 13 Preview: Stuffing as Much Football on Our Plate as Possible…and Loving All of It

Tony Romo (AP)

We hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving and that you are still blissfully floating somewhere in the time-turkey continuum. This is a scientific phenomenon that occurs every Thanksgiving week — when the days blend together in a foggy state of tryptophan, carbs, adult beverages, extended family interaction, awkward high school reunions, and football.  This writer has never… Read More

Homemade: 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Cooking Your Own Meals

With the number of quick options available to us when it comes to the meals we eat, it becomes increasingly rare for people to spend time in their own kitchens preparing their own meals from scratch. We have fallen victim to the mentality that cooking at home is just one more hassle we don’t need… Read More

The “Poo Bus”: U.K. Sets New Sustainability Standard With Bio-Bus, the First to Run on Human, Food Waste

Recycling, using less water, and using energy-efficient light bulbs — these are just a few of the many ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint. Another major step is reducing pollution, which can be achieved by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as by using less gasoline. For many, this means riding a bike when… Read More

New Study Shows Reversal of Direction in Imagination and Reality

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently challenged notions of imagination and reality in discovering a concrete separation. Researchers asked testing subjects to either imagine scenarios or to watch videos, and then tracked their brain’s electrical activities to analyze movement.   The study, entitled “Reversal of Cortical Information Flow During Visual Imagery as Compared to… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: Ability to Pinpoint Brain’s Memory Production May Prove Promising for Addressing Memory Impairment

The more we learn about the human brain through science, the more questions we seem to have. There is always room to go further in our understanding of human brain function; the brain is the most complex organ in the human body, responsible for producing and processing thoughts, emotions, experiences, and memories. As scientists consistently… Read More