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The Singularity: A Documentary by Doug Wolens

Posted: Sun, November 24, 2013 | By:

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by Nikki Olson

“I guide you, I really help you along to get on board with the argument. But you don’t have to take that hook and believe it. It’s important to me that we think about these things, because ultimately every person in the… Continue Reading



Why Do Scientists Disdain Supplements?

Posted: Thu, November 21, 2013 | By:

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by Scott Jackisch (with comments from Anatoly Kalkin)

I’ve been taking supplements for a long time now. Gretchen, my partner of many years, gave me a niacin flush back when we were in our 20s. I can’t say that I recommend it. Imagine taking enough niacin to… Continue Reading



Alzheimer Poem about my Grandmother

Posted: Sun, November 10, 2013 | By:

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written by Joseph, age 10


The brain starts crumbling like wood on fire
The memories start exploding in the brain that is left
Ying and Yang, nice and violence
Yet not one of… Continue Reading


“When We Hit Our Kids - We Lower Their IQ”

Posted: Tue, November 05, 2013 | By:

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By AARON MORITZ

We cannot hit our children. We cannot smack, slap, or ‘spank’ them. I understand that it might be how our parents raised us, but that doesn’t make it right. Maybe we turned out okay. Maybe it didn’t affect us, but maybe it did. Maybe we could… Continue Reading


“DON’T FORGET ME” - in Sweden, a new approach to Alzheimer’s

Posted: Fri, November 01, 2013 | By:

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When Anna Aberg was 18, the neurology clinic in Malmo, Sweden informed her that her 55-year-old father was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease. Coping with the sudden, heart-wrenching problem was confusing and lonely for Anna. Realizing that many others faced the same problems as hers, she created a network in… Continue Reading


About the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

Posted: Mon, October 28, 2013 | By:

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About the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project The mission of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project is to facilitate the creativity of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. We engage people navigating memory loss in an exciting call and response performance during the first half of the workshop. The session… Continue Reading



Biohacking 101: Sources for Biohacks

Posted: Sun, October 27, 2013 | By:

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by WINSLOW STRONG This is the first post in the Biohacking 101 series, so I’m going to give a big picture overview of what self-biohacking (I’ll usually just call it biohacking) is all about, at least from my perspective. Then I’ll give some general strategies on selecting… Continue Reading


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