Can Inner Peace be Improved by Mindfulness Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Liu – 2013 – Stress and Health – Wiley Online Library Can Inner Peace be Improved by Mindfulness Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Liu – 2013 – Stress and Health – Wiley Online Library: In short: yes. Digest powered by RSS […]
Child: There’s bacon on my pizza ewww! Poor piggies! Me: Oh no! And the cheese is made from milk stolen from baby cows! D: And the wheat! Have you heard how wheat screams when it goes into the grinder to become flour! Us: AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! Us: Just eat the pizza.
PLOS ONE: Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and Biomechanics PLOS ONE: Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and Biomechanics: The tail-sticking-straight-out theory gains evidence. […]
I’m experimenting with wearable computing as a way to get back into programming. It’s fun because it involves more than just pixels on a screen; you get to mess with real-world stuff like LEDs and circuits and sensors and whatnot. And it’s low-risk because it’s hard to shock yourself badly or make stuff blow up […]
I. Child: Daddy made me carry you your coffee and I brushed my hand against it and it was hot and it hurt. Me: Well, thanks anyway. Child: I hope you appreciate it came from pain and suffering. II. Child: I want to go buy some candy but I don’t want to get dressed. Me: […]
Every year about this time we make a metric buttload of tomato sauce. Well, not quite tomato — mine has onions, garlic, peppers and stuff in it too. From a canning perspective this has been a problem because tomatoes alone are only borderline acidic enough to be canned without using a pressure canner and once […]
School is no Place for a Reader « Canadian Notes & Queries: “Sequential levelled readers” are making their punctual way to the house in the backpack, one every week. The teacher leans forward and says, mysteriously, “There is a difference between decoding and comprehension. Perhaps she is decoding that book, but she isn’t comprehending it.” […]
Tech is killing childhood – Salon.com Tech is killing childhood – Salon.com: Some of the worst, most passive writing I’ve yet seen on this topic. She makes it sound like parents can’t do a single thing to put boundaries around technology use. “I tell you, it feels overwhelming,” says a mother who used to look […]
PLOS ONE: Cocaine Tolerance in Honey Bees PLOS ONE: Cocaine Tolerance in Honey Bees: I’m not entirely sure of the potential benefits of acclimatizing bees to cocaine, really. Digest powered by RSS Digest
"For hand towels, astronauts get those little vacuum-packed pucks that you kind of have to unravel…" “For hand towels, astronauts get those little vacuum-packed pucks that you kind of have to unravel into a towel. But what happens when you actually put the towels to use?” – What happens when you wring out a washcloth […]
"The octopus-like movements and appearance of both protists reminded James of the horrid Cthulhu and…" “The octopus-like movements and appearance of both protists reminded James of the horrid Cthulhu and Cthylla, and the little protists were baptized after the two monsters. Cthulhu is often depicted as a giant, octopus-like entity with wings. Cthylla is his […]
Yesterday evening our fine cat Jake let us know his time was up and after lots of snuggles he made his last trip to the vet. It wasn’t unexpected. In January the vet discovered a large, fast-growing tumour in his abdomen. As an FIV+ cat he was not a candidate for either surgery or chemo […]
M tells us a long story about a friend snapping a shot of her brother falling over while skiing D: And so it was immortalized on film, huh? M: No, it was a picture. D: I’ll just go over here and feel old now.
"Until now, brain imaging specialists like me who deal with human injuries caused by trauma to…" ““Until now, brain imaging specialists like me who deal with human injuries caused by trauma to arteries in the head and neck have always been puzzled as to why rapid, twisting head movements did not leave thousands of owls […]
How many calories does it take to bring a calorie to the ISS? | Albert Einstein How many calories does it take to bring a calorie to the ISS? | Albert Einstein: The answer is about 1.6 candy bars worth of energy, which is rather less than I would’ve guessed. PLOS ONE: Who Multi-Tasks and […]
Tomato sauce! We go through so much of it I’ve always thought it might be one those things that’s worthwhile to make in bulk, but so many recipes involved peeling endless tiny tomatoes and/or removing seeds, neither of which sounds the slightest bit appealing. This method involves slow-roasting, which makes the skins more or less […]
Me to child: What were you DOING in the shower for twenty minutes if you didn’t even wash your hair?!? Child: I was travelling to other dimensions! Singing a pirate song!
Soup! A foundation of winter food in our house for sure. I’m a huge proponent of making one’s own soup stock. It costs pretty much nothing and if you start with your own yummy stock it’s very hard to make a soup that’s not also yummy (as well as being free of excess salt and […]
Around April last year I thought it might be interesting to join one of the more interest-based forums out there since it’s a mode that’s really taking off. The cooking ones are scary and the craft ones are even more scary-intimidating so I picked Goodreads. Books, I can do. If you’d asked me how many […]