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Эта Ужасная Сила Искусства

Эту историю я слышал много раз в артистических кругах, и каждый раз она обрастала новыми пикантными подробностями, фантастическими и юмористическими деталями, всё дальше прятающих её глубокую суть и превращающие её в ещё один банальный кулуарный анекдот. Так уж получилось, что эта история уж очень запала мне в душу, хотя бы потому, что я был её невольным участником. Поскольку я знаю  реальную ситуацию во всех деталях, я позволю себе рассказать её, изменив только имена и место действия. Итак, один  драматический театр [...]

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Why do snipers keep their mouth open before shooting?

To achieve the highest level of athletic performance the athlete often should be in a sort of trance what people called “to be in a zone”, “runners high”, “the second wind effect”, “twilight state”, etc. In short, to be in some sort of altered alertness or/and altered sleep. As an example,  in a field of sharpshooting, both in sport and among snipers there is a strange recommendation to keep their mouth open when they about to shoot. Why?  High-rank officers [...]

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МАТРЁШКА или CЕКРЕТ СЕМЕЙНОГО СЧАСТЬЯ

Во всех городах России и в странах, куда приезжают русские, вы увидите полки с матрёшками. Они смотрят на вас, красивые, цветные и разные, с портретами дородных матрон и карикатурами на политических деятелей. И стоят эти глупые беременные деревяшки без вкуса и смысла. Но, почему-то, для меня они наполненны странной тайной детства.  Однажды, когда мне было лет двеннадцать, моя мать, которую я видел редко из-за её постоянных врачебных дежурств, принесла мне в подарок матрёшку.  Мало того, что матрёшка была старая, [...]

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Stimulant Ritalin (methylphenidate) Could Help Sleep

It sounds paradoxical that a stimulant like Methylphenidate could calm down hyperactive children and adults. It sounds even stranger that stimulants might help with sleep, but both statements are true.  The fact that Methylphenidate is helping patients with ADHD has been known for a long time and other positive effects were described. Recently a serious scientific article was published about enduring sleep benefits of Ritalin.  At the annual Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Dr. Michelle Solleveld, MD [...]

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Squirrels Might Teach Humans How to Prevent Stroke and Dementia

Hibernating ground squirrels have an interesting metabolic process that could prevent stroke and then dementia, according to the report in the FASEB Journal.  During hibernation, the blood flow in the squirrels’ brain is dropped dramatically similar to those in humans with stroke, yet the animals emerge from hibernation fine and fresh. A team from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke found that a cellular process known as  SUMOylation goes into “overdrive”. SUMOylation is a process in which [...]

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Musicians are Less Likely to Experience Hallucinations

Did you know that musicians are less likely to experience hallucinations? This is not a folk legend but it’s considered a scientific fact. This was supported by a small scientific study published in the Journal “Schizophrenia Research”. This relationship appears to be mediated by a brain region known as the “corpus callosum” (CC) – a thick band of nerves that connect two hemispheres of the brain. In people with schizophrenia, this area was found to be compromised. The researchers [...]

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How to Reduce Chronic Pain Without Pain Killers

Recently the use of opioid pain medications has reached a level of a national health crisis. This has been admitted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In the United States, approximately 29% of patients that were prescribed opioid medications are misusing them. It is a fact that 80% of heroin users initially started taking prescription painkillers.  It is important to know that there are other medications and methods besides [...]

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Dear Jonathan…

Recently, we received a letter from a 7th-grade student, that was working on a project about depression, coping with depression and the potential causes. Below you can read the original letter from Jonathan and Dr. Alexander Golbins response. Dr. Golbins response is as follows: Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your inquiry about Depression. It was a great pleasure for me to receive a letter from a young researcher and it is my honor to make an attempt and explain in clear terms such [...]

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