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Primary care startup Parsley embraces functional medicine
Very interesting. I would like to try this eventually.

holistic primary care uber for blood
health  health-care  interesting  meetup-movnat 
september 2018 by daguti
Former Slaves' Stories of Abraham Lincoln in the South - The Atlantic
"Though there’s no evidence Lincoln actually made any of these incognito visits to the South—and ample documentation to suggest these visits were wholly fictitious—it’s important that many former slaves believed he did. Today, historical debates over emancipation often focus on whether it came from the top down or the bottom up—did Lincoln free the slaves, or did the slaves free themselves? But the stories of Lincoln coming down South suggest many freedpeople didn’t see this as an either/or question.

Did they need Lincoln? Sure. But emancipation wasn’t something Lincoln could just decree from on high. He had to come down South and get his hands dirty. Some even described him as taking on the guise of the trickster popular in black folklore, a sort of Brer Rabbit in a top hat. When former slaves claimed Lincoln had paid them a visit, they weren’t just inserting a beloved president into their story—they were inserting themselves into his story."
people-abraham-lincoln  history  slavery  interesting  culture  society  race  race-black-culture 
february 2018 by daguti
Diana Young - there is so much stuff we do not think about.....
nature-provides-free-priceless-services = A new tag to keep track of examples in which nature provides services that we reap the benefits of at no cost. Another example would be the fresh air that nature provides, the changing of the seasons, the fact that bees fertilize plants at no charge to us, the turning of the earth, such that we get night and day, providing sun and rest to plants, etc.
nature-provides-free-priceless-services  animals  medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions  interesting 
february 2016 by daguti
The Intelligent Plant - The New Yorker
I'm partially joking with this next statement: "food-vegetarian = You can't eat anything alive without hurting it, so we might as well eat tasty animals." -- But I do feel that vegans who are vegans for moral reasons are missing the point that plants are alive too and just because we can't see their suffering in realtime, doesn't mean they are not suffering. It's documented that the smell of fresh cut grass is the grass screaming for help from insects. I won't get into the need to abolish factory farms and restore dignity to animals, but I briefly mention it so it doesn't seem like I'm just a crass idiot for supporting the eating of animals. ............. By the way, the "meat" of the article starts in the 9th paragraph with the sentence "None I spoke to in the loose, interdisciplinary group of scientists working on plant intelligence claims that plants have telekinetic powers or feel emotions." - mostly everything before that talks about the hocus pocus research done in the 70s.
plants  interesting  diet-vegetarian-vegan 
october 2015 by daguti
Are Nightshade Vegetables Worsening Your Pain? | The Healthy Home Economist
I had no idea members of the nightshade family included things other than tomatoes. .............. "Taking chances with calcification anywhere in the body is a big risk whether or not someone chooses to eat nightshades. In particular, if there are calcification issues genetically within your family already even with no symptoms appearing at the present time, adequate intake of Vitamin K2 is quite possibly the most positive preventative step you can take."
food  health  interesting  meetup-movnat 
may 2015 by daguti
Is Costco Making Us Fat? - The Atlantic
Costco and restaurants are making us fat. Could it really be that simple?
disease-obesity  interesting 
february 2015 by daguti
For-profit thrift stores attract a growing following in N.J., but some question chain's methods | NJ.com
"Apogee’s bulk rates mean a donated fur coat brings a charity no more money than a bag of T-shirts, and the middleman’s fees slash what the charities get by large percentages. But critics say donors are led to believe the full value of their goods is helping a cause."
charity  interesting  analysis 
december 2014 by daguti
Disabled officer bids farewell to remarkable labrador who saved his marriage and his life | Daily Mail Online
Endal the dog did everything for this disabled veteran. He even saved his life one time after they both got hit by a car, by dragging him out of the street and covering him with a blanket and calling for help. This dog is more helpful than some people I know!
animals  animals-dogs  amazing  interesting 
november 2014 by daguti
My 46" Sony Bravia that I saved from the trash - Imgur
This guy saved a TV that his boss was going to toss in the trash. He fixed it with a microscope and a chisel tip soldering iron. Had to replace the part of the copper that had corroded when someone spilled a drink inside it. ................. best tool he used: Sword of exact zero
television  hacks  amazing  interesting 
november 2014 by daguti
Why Hollywood Is Producing So Many Damn Remakes
"In the modern era of dominant comic book movies, Universal lacks a star force franchise of supernatural heroes (though the studio is home to the never-ending Fast and Furious). The last time Universal flirted with a superhero movie was 2003's critically panned Hulk, starring Eric Bana. Thus, the powerhouse company has decided to take a chance at building a "universe" for its classic monsters, which include famous faces like Frankenstein, Van Helsing and the stars of The Mummy."
movies-related-to  analysis  interesting 
october 2014 by daguti
Combo lock trick - YouTube
You can unlock a combination lock clockwise or counterclockwise, but the counterclockwise combination is slightly different due to the thickness of the tabs that align the rollers (??) inside.
video  interesting  locks-lockpicking 
october 2014 by daguti
How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era : Code Switch : NPR
In 1940's America, race was literally a black and white issue. If you weren't black, you were white - or at least treated as one. As such, "A turban makes anyone an Indian."
race  interesting  survival-urban--disguise  crime-impersonation-catch-me-if-you-can  countries-united-states-america 
july 2014 by daguti
Spite house - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A spite house is a building constructed or modified to irritate neighbors or other parties with land stakes. Spite houses often serve as obstructions, blocking out light or access to neighboring buildings, or as flamboyant symbols of defiance. Because long-term occupation is at best a secondary consideration, spite houses frequently sport strange and impractical structures."
real-estate  architecture  houses-to-visit  interesting  business-ideas-niche-abusing-the-law 
march 2014 by daguti
Some great ideas - Imgur
some examples: A reverse ebay where people post what they want and firms compete to give the best price. .......... Two types of car horn: a friendly toot and an angry honk. .......... "None of the above" in the election, and if that wins, the election is reheld with new candidates. .............. Edible staples to keep your burrito closed. ............ Every cop is required to wear GoPro camera at all times on duty, with video publicly available to everyone. ....... Microwaveable items should have QR codes that tell the microwave what do to automatically. ....... A gym where you pay $1 each day that you DON'T go. ....... Make an Average Joe compete in the Olympics, so that everyone's performance can be put into context.
funny  interesting  business-ideas  business-ideas-niche 
march 2014 by daguti
Obama To Americans: You Don't Deserve To Be Free - Forbes
The first few paragraphs up to this quoted one below are kind of ok, but then he goes on to say we need to get rid of every regulatory agency. What a dumbass. "I pick 100 years deliberately, because it was exactly 100 years ago that a gigantic anti-capitalist measure was put into effect: the Federal Reserve System. For 100 years, government, not the free market, has controlled money and banking. How’s that worked out? How’s the value of the dollar held up since 1913? Is it worth one-fiftieth of its value then or only one-one-hundredth? You be the judge. How did the dollar hold up over the 100 years before this government take-over of money and banking? It actually gained slightly in value."
economics  analysis  interesting 
february 2014 by daguti
Researchers crack the world’s toughest encryption by listening to the tiny sounds made by your computer’s CPU | ExtremeTech
Adam Masser on NY Tech said "I remember Neal Stephenson talking about something like this in Cryptonomicon and it sounded too far out Sci fi. It's crazy they are actually doing it."
encryption  warnings  security-computer  hacks  amazing  interesting 
december 2013 by daguti
Blue field entoptic phenomenon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most people are able to see this phenomenon. However, it is rather weak, and many people don’t notice it until asked to pay attention.
eyes  interesting  eyes-vision 
december 2013 by daguti
Every Night You Lose More Than A Pound While You're Asleep (For The Oddest Reason) : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
Every morning you wake up lighter than you were the night before, because you are exhaling carbon atoms. Whoa!
interesting  sleep 
june 2013 by daguti
The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon • Damn Interesting
When you have strange coincidences, such as when you hear something new (a name, idea, etc) and then hear it in a totally unrelated context shortly thereafter. Sometimes we chalk it up to a weird coincidence - but science says it's just chance.
language-concepts  interesting 
may 2013 by daguti
Kanzi - Radiolab
Chimpanzees taught to speak (with their mouths, not symbols) - the most amazing part is that the chip threatened a researcher who refused to stand up for his co-worker... and carried out the threat the next day!
animals-acting-like-humans  amazing  animals  animals-monkeys  interesting  language 
december 2012 by daguti
Man writes his own obituary, comes clean about not really having Ph.D., stealing safe - U.S. News
Not really a heist, but I listed it here, because he seems to have gotten away with a lot in his life and confessed to it in his obituary.
interesting  death-dying  crime-heists  obituaries 
july 2012 by daguti
Dynamic range compression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interesting fact:
"Most television commercials are compressed heavily...in order to achieve near-maximum perceived loudness while staying within permissible limits. This is the explanation for a problem that TV viewers and listeners have noticed for years: While commercials receive heavy compression for the same reason that radio broadcasters have traditionally used it..., TV program material, particularly old movies with soft dialogue, is comparatively uncompressed by TV stations. This results in commercials much louder than the television programs, since users turn up the volume to hear soft program audio."
television  interesting  audio 
october 2011 by daguti
Cramer's Camouflage Helps Troops Stay Stealthy : NPR
""I had read that fractals — which are repeating geometric shapes found in nature — would be the ultimate camouflage to put into a camouflage pattern. These are patterns that your brain and subconscious identify, catalog. And then the next time you go into that environment, it ignores all these typical shapes that it sees in the background."
military  clothing  interesting 
september 2011 by daguti
Top Ten Things Airlines Don't Tell You | Away.com
Not as cheesy as it sounds. #1 (especially the last sentence), #6 and #10 are interesting.
airplanes  airlines  facts  interesting 
august 2011 by daguti
Brian Wells (bank robber) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Pizza delivery man with bomb around his neck
Brian Douglas Wells was an American pizza delivery man who was killed by a time bomb fastened to his neck, purportedly under coercion from the maker of the bomb. After he was apprehended by the police for robbing a bank, the bomb exploded. The bizarre affair was subject to much attention in the mass media.
weird-bizarre-oddities  crime  amazing  interesting  crime-heists 
august 2011 by daguti
The Cyclotrope on Vimeo
I am not sure what the heck is going on here, but it looks interesting. Discuss with Carlos.
video  interesting  filmmaking 
april 2011 by daguti
HV088- Scene of the Crime : HearVox - Crime Scene Cleaners
At 10:10 starts a ~12 minute story about a guy who runs his own Crime Scene Cleaners business.
crime  interesting  jobs 
april 2011 by daguti
HowStuffWorks "How Auto-Tune Works"
inventions-that-became-something-else = see page 2, where it talks about Hildebrand developing a technique for finding oil using sound... which turned into Auto-Tune. FTA:
"Intrigued, Hildebrand took her up on the challenge. He had used autocorrelation to find crude oil -- who's to say he couldn't use it to nudge a bad singer into tune?"
history-music  music-industry  interesting  inventions-that-became-something-else 
april 2011 by daguti
Adventure traveler and documentarian KARIN MULLER | Radio Times | WHYY | NPR
Documentary filmmaker KARIN MULLER has recently returned from filming undercover in Sudan. Through the organization, Take 2, she sent her raw footage from Sudan, Cuba and Gaza to high schools students to create their own documentaries with the message that they ultimately care about people they’ve never met. Muller joins us to discuss developing her multi-media skills through her years of being a National Geographic Explorer, PBS documentarian and Peace Corps worker. She has written three books on her travels, and often produces her work for PBS, MSNBC Explorer and National Geographic.
travel  to-do-before-you-die  life-affirming  filmmaking  interesting  survival  survival-urban 
may 2010 by daguti
The Latest Research On Digital Audio Use : NPR
On the whole, the findings reflect the Internet's growing influence in the lives of Americans. One result: radio as a medium seems to be losing a bit of primacy in terms of how people think of it as fitting into their lives.
video  audio-related  news  interesting  2010  statistics  music-industry  research-studies 
april 2010 by daguti
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