Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium

Shared Posts from 12 July to 13 July

Items shared from Google Reader:
Boing Boing - High-ranking insurance PR flack defects, explains dirty tricks used to fight universal healthcare - Ross sez, "A high-placed insider (ex VP of PR at Cigna) describes the machinations the insurance industry has used to keep us from getting a decent health care system." This guy literally wrote the talking-points memo that the anti-universal-health-[...]
Boing Boing - Swearing mitigates pain - Some experimental evidence to suggest that swearing makes pain less traumatic, though the mechanism by which is does this shit is unclear: The study, published today in the journal NeuroReport, measured how long college students could keep their han[...]
Boing Boing - Dog sleep disorders in Disney films - University of Barcelona researchers noted that dogs in classic Disney films frequently seem to exhibit REM behavior disorder (RBD). Below is the full abstract for their scientific paper, published in a 2007 issue of the journal Sleep Medicine: Durin[...]
Lifehacker - Mythbusting: Four Myths About Staying Hydrated Debunked [Beat The Heat] - Your mom wasn't completely wrong about the need to stay hydrated in hot weather, but your sweet old mum, and many others, have been needlessly worrying about the wrong things. Here are four hydration myths you can safely discard. Busted: "Drink eigh[...]

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