Are You Hungry For Change? – Why Does Dieting Not Work

“Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.”  ~Author Unknown

Our bodies are truly wonderful machines.  They are always working quietly in the background performing tasks that will ensure our well being and ultimate survival.  Taking excess food and storing it into fat cells is just one of those tasks.  The body is preparing us naturally for times when food may not be in such plentiful supply so that it will have energy reserves to draw upon and carry the body until the next harvest.  None the less, the retention of fat in our cells does absolutely nothing to help us have that killer body and as such we are a society obsessed with dieting and weight loss.  Trouble is dieting rarely works! […]

What Happens When We Die? – Can Technology Now Provide The Answer

“In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

What happens when we die?  Are we simply a brain inside a mortal body that ceases to function on physical death?  Is the essence of  our being suddenly and irrevocably erased from all existence as we take our final breath or do we in fact continue on in some other form? […]

Could a Jellyfish Hold the Key to Immortality?

“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.” 
Abraham Lincoln 

If scientists are correct, a jellyfish may hold the key to immortality.

That’s the premise of a New York Times Magazine article that examines a species of jellyfish (appropriately) nicknamed the “immortal jellyfish.” […]

Do schools kill creativity?

“Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.”
Sir Ken Robinson

When I think of education these days I am reminded of Roger Waters prophetic lyrics from Pink Floyd’s album The Wall ….”All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.”   According to Sir Ken Robinson author of the book “Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative”, we don’t get the best out of people, because we have all been trained to be good workers, rather than creative thinkers.  Students with restless minds and bodies – far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity – are ignored or even stigmatized. […]