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Day 15 of #energytips2018

We like sweet snacks 🍬🍫🍪 because they give us a boost – in our dopamine (happiness levels essentially), as well as energy. If your body has become dependent on sugar to keep you going until the next meal, it will be hard to resist the pull of something sugary. 192 more words


Subtle Mental Damage of Media Consumption

According to the statistics, the average American consumes 5 hours of television garbage every day, which includes movies, shows, film series, news and advertisements. But really, the whole mainstream media is one big advertisement. 1,131 more words


Chemo Brain?

Recently I had and interesting experience with the side effects of chemotherapy.  Most people who have gone through chemo are familiar with chemo brain.  It’s a very common side effect that impacts your cognitive ability in the wake of your chemo treatments. 692 more words

For Serious

Instagram CTO says they do not withhold "likes" to keep users coming back for more

Update: Mike Krieger, CTO of Instagram, has denied the allegations in the Globe and Mail report via Twitter:

this = strategically withhold likes. replication lag/etc may mean things aren't instantaneous but not intentionally so.

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Technique: Fiber Photometry Calcium Imaging

<<La solitude vivifie ; l’isolement tue.>>

Joseph Roux

Paper: Dorsal Raphe Dopamine Neurons Represent the Experience of Social Isolation

Fiber photometry calcium imaging is a method that allows us to measure neural activity in a particular population of neurons by means of genetic and fluorescent recording techniques in freely moving mice. 503 more words


Faux intimacy

True connection is a frightening prospect.

When you are seen by someone else, really seen, it hurts even more if you’re ultimately rejected. When we connect, we make promises, buy into a different future, engage with another, someone who might let us down (or we might let them down). 74 more words