Hook Breathing The term is a nickname that fighter pilots have for the Valsalva Maneuver, a maneuver used to stay conscious in high G forces. A deep breath is taken and forcibly exhaled against a closed airway. You probably do it a dozen times a day without realizing it. You do it when you’re taking […]

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There should be a periodical published on when critics are wrong. Dead Man is a film that was long overlooked upon its release. This was partly due to the fact that Miramax did a lousy job at distributing the film, but only a handful of critics like Jonathan Rosenbaum recognized this film as a masterpiece. I saw Dead Man on the first screening of its premiere. After my first viewing, […]

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Humans vs. animals Humans have long considered themselves truly unique. But it turns out that the better word from “unique” is “most advanced”. Every year scientists prove that some purely human traits are found in animals. Long term memory Clark’s nutcrackers remember for at least half a year, where they put seeds – and they use 5 thousand caches in a 15-mile area. Counting and complex communication Chimpanzees have similar […]

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The US already has over 90 000 centenarians, and numbers are steadily increasing, new research from Denmark has shown, it is likely that most babies born in high income countries after 2000 will see their 100th birthday, living on average 20 more years than those born before. DRINK GREEN TEA Those who drink 5+ cups of green tea a day had a significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease […]

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Deliverance is mixture of drama and horror. The film manages to show how a group of ordinary men who are just taking are short break can get wound up in such meaningless acts of terror. The first half hour of Deliverance is like watching a different film to the one that comes out latter. The first scenes show these normal men just having a good time and some beautiful imagery […]

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AD HOMINEM An ad hominem argument is any that attempts to counter anothers claims or conclusions by attacking the person, rather than addressing the argument itself. True believers will often commit this fallacy by countering the arguments of skeptics by stating that skeptics are closed minded. Skeptics, on the other hand, may faill into the trap of dismissing the claims of UFO believers, for example, by stating that people who […]

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Seven Samurai is widely considered one of, if not the greatest film of all time.. The film is 207 minutes and that may seem like a daunting “task” for some and I myself was worried that it would be overlong, packed with fluff and at times, boring. Man, was I ever wrong. In foreign films it is often hard, at least in my opinion, to gauge how well an actor […]

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WATCH THE CLOUDS Cloud cover on a winter night – expect warmer weather because clouds prevent heat radiation that would lower the temperature on a clear night. Cumulus towers (cumulus castellanus) – possibility of showers later in the day. Clouds going in different directions (e.g one layer going west, another layer going north) – bad weather coming, probably hail. Cumulonimbus clouds early in the day and developing throughout the day […]

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Your most loved sleeping pose could be giving you back and and neck pain, tummy troubles, even premature wrinkles. Discover the best positions for your body, plus the one you may want to avoid. GOOD: SLEEPING ON THE BACK Prevents neck and and back pain by maintaining a neutral position for head, neck and spine. Reduces acid reflux by keeping your head elevated above your stomach. Minimizes wrinkles as nothing […]

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“Dirty Harry” is an important film for several reasons, including the remaking of its star, Clint Eastwood, into a first-rank “modern-day” action star of American cinema; the development of a grittier-style cop drama for which DH remains the standard today; and as the first unmistakable sign, by virtue of its popularity, of a significant public turning against the counter-culture that was feeding much of the content from Hollywood by this […]

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