"In this surreal, upside-down vision of the world, it almost seems as if it is the Israelis who are occupied by the Palestinians, and not the other way around. In this skewed universe, the inmates of an open-air prison are besieging a nuclear-armed power with one of the most sophisticated militaries in the world."
- Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi on the United States’ support of current Israeli policy: http://nyr.kr/1nZTIwZ (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

medresearch:

Quantity, Not Quality: Too Much Protein Increases Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
Scientists have found that a particular genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to too much of the protein NOS1AP in heart cells. Interestingly, the variant is within so-called noncoding DNA. The discovery sheds light on the causes of sudden cardiac death and on possible ways to prevent it.
This work was supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (grant numbers RO1 HL086694 and RO1HL105993) and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

medresearch:

Quantity, Not Quality: Too Much Protein Increases Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Scientists have found that a particular genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to too much of the protein NOS1AP in heart cells. Interestingly, the variant is within so-called noncoding DNA. The discovery sheds light on the causes of sudden cardiac death and on possible ways to prevent it.

This work was supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (grant numbers RO1 HL086694 and RO1HL105993) and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

(via thisfuturemd)

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psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go
Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

(via psych-facts)

derekthedeliman:

1000 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY

That’s right, a giveaway! I wanted to do something to show my appreciation to you all for helping me reach 1000 followers. You all make it so much easier to paint everyday. So I wanted to give back, and since I just opened my shop, what better way to show my thanks then to give away some prints?

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FIRST PLACE WINNER:

First place winner will receive a medium sized print of their choice from my shop. There’s also an added incentive if this giveaway reaches enough notes. More on this below.

SECOND PLACE WINNER:

Second place winner will receive an mini sized print, of their choice from my shop.

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RULES

  • This is a giveaway to thank my followers so you must be following me to win! If your name is drawn and you are not following me I will go to the next name. 
  • No giveaway blogs, please. I will check!
  • 1 like and 1 reblog will count as entries. So be sure to do both!
  • Deadline is August 8, 11:59 EST . Winner will be contacted on the following day. If I do not hear from you within 48 hours I will go with the next runner up. Please make sure I can contact you with your ask otherwise I won’t be able to reach you!
  • If this receives enough attention and enough notes I will offer the first place winner a choice between the original prize or a personalized commission piece. (please be aware of the type of artwork I make and don’t ask for anything too crazy if this becomes an option)
  • I will pick winners using a random number generator. 
  • I cover all costs and will ship worldwide. Winners must be 18 or have parents permission to give out personal information.

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Thanks again for following and good luck to all! If this is successful you can expect more giveaways in the future!

What are addictive behaviors ?   

Common Characteristics Among Addictive Behaviors
There are many common characteristics among the various addictive behaviors:
1. The person becomes obsessed (constantly thinks of) the object, activity, or substance.
2. They will seek it out, or engage in the behaivor even though it is causing harm (physical problems, poor work or study performance, problems with friends, family, fellow workers).
3. The person will compulsively engage in the activity, that is, do the activity over and over even if he/she does not want to and find it difficult to stop.
4. Upon cessation of the activity, withdrawal symptoms often occur. These can include irritability, craving, restlessness or depression.
5. The person does not appear to have control as to when, how long, or how much he or she will continue the behavior (loss of control). (They drink 6 beers when they only wanted one, buy 8 pairs of shoes when they only needed a belt, ate the whole box of cookies, etc).
6. He/she often denies problems resulting from his/her engagement in the behavior, even though others can see the negative effects.
7. Person hides the behavior after family or close friends have mentioned their concern. (hides food under beds, alcohol bottles in closets, doesn’t show spouse credit card bills, etc).
8. Many individuals with addictive behaviors report a blackout for the time they were engaging in the behavior (don’t remember how much or what they bought, how much the lost gambeling, how many miles they ran on a sore foot, what they did at the party when drinking)
9.Depression is common in individuals with addictive behaviors. That is why it is important to make an appointment with a physician to find out what is going on.
10. Individuals with addictive behaviors often have low self esteem, feel anxious if the do not have control over their environment, and come from psychologically or physically abusive families.

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"We always hear something of the echo of desolation in a hermit’s writings, something of the whispering tone and shy, roundabout glance of solitudep; out of his mightiest words, even out of his screams, we still hear the sound of a new and dangerous sort of silence, silencing. Anyone who has sat alone, in intimate dissension and dialogue with his soul, year in and year out, by day and by night; anyone whose cave (which might be a labyrinth, but also a gold mine) has turned him into a cave-bear or a treasure-digger or a treasure-keep and dragon; this persons ideas will themselves finally take on a characteristic twilight colour, and odour fully as much of the depths as of decay, something uncommunicative and stubborn that gusts coldly at every passer-by. The hermit does not believe that any philosopher (given that all philosophers have always first been hermits) every expressed his true and final opinions in books: don’t we write books precisely in order to hide what we keep hidden? Indeed, he will doubt whether a philosopher is even capable of ‘final and true’ opinions, whether at the back of his every cave a deeper cave is lying, is bound to lie — a wider, stranger, richer world over every surface, and abyss behind his every ground, beneath his every ‘grounding.’ Every philosophy is a foreground philosophy - this is a hermit’s judgement: ‘There is something arbitrary about the fact that he stopped just here, looked back, looked around, that he did not dig deeper just here, but set down his spade — and there is also something suspicious about it.’ Every philosophy also conceals a philosophy; every opinion is also a hiding place, every word also a mask."
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (1886)

(Source: sisyphean-revolt)