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Billy Joel's Incredibly Convincing Argument Against Ivory Piano Keys

wildeles:

Billy Joel:

I wholeheartedly support the ivory sales ban bill pending in New York State. I am a piano player. And I realize that ivory piano keys are preferred by some pianists. But a preference for ivory keys does not justify the slaughter of 96 elephants every day. There are other materials which can be substituted for piano keys. But magnificent creatures like these can never be replaced. Music must never be used as an excuse to destroy an endangered species. Music should be a celebration of life - not an instrument of death.

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Airplane Sleeping Positions [via]

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“Best career advice I ever heard was, ‘Don’t expect to be paid more for what you do if you’re not willing to do more than what you’re paid for’.”

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emergentfutures:

Sleep’s memory role discovered



The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.
Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could not make up for lost sleep.
Experts said it was an elegant and significant study, which uncovered the mechanisms of memory.
It is well known that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning. But what actually happens inside the brain has been a source of considerable debate.
Researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School trained mice in a new skill - walking on top of a rotating rod.
They then looked inside the living brain with a microscope to see what happened when the animals were either sleeping or sleep deprived.
Their study showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons - they were learning more


Full Story : BBC

emergentfutures:

Sleep’s memory role discovered

The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.

Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could not make up for lost sleep.

Experts said it was an elegant and significant study, which uncovered the mechanisms of memory.

It is well known that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning. But what actually happens inside the brain has been a source of considerable debate.

Researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School trained mice in a new skill - walking on top of a rotating rod.

They then looked inside the living brain with a microscope to see what happened when the animals were either sleeping or sleep deprived.

Their study showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons - they were learning more

Full Story : BBC

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"Mouth Breathing has a negative impact on our teeth and facial development" Dr Flutter - YouTube

Dr. John Flutter has produced an excellent 15 min. youtube video. In the video he explains his views on the cause of crooked teeth and ill effects of mouth breathing on facial growth, upper airway and dental development.. This video includes helpful guidelines for parents.

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The late and great Pete Seeger on creativity, originality, and why ideas come to us when we stop trying to force them, in a fantastic 1988 interview.

Good point

explore-blog:

The late and great Pete Seeger on creativity, originality, and why ideas come to us when we stop trying to force them, in a fantastic 1988 interview.

Good point

Me with Dr. John Mew on the left and Dr Mike Mew on the right. Dr. John Mew is the inventor of Biobloc orthotropics.