Thursday, December 07, 2006

Speedlinking 12/7/06

This morning's image is from Live Science:


BODY
~ 7 Most Effective Exercises -- Experts offer their favorite moves for making the most of your workout time. They include squats, lunges, and bent rows, so it's a pretty good list for a change.
~ Master cells rule the enemy within. "[T]he immune system is kept in check by regulatory T-cells, which patrol the body and stop ordinary T-cells going berserk."
~ Racket grip size has nothing to do with tennis elbow.
~ New Data Shows Rimonabant Benefited Patients With Type 2 Diabetes By Improving Blood Sugar Control And Reducing Weight. Or you could just eat well and get some exercise. Nah, what was I thinking? This may be the magic pill for which so many people are looking


PSYCHE
~ New Info On Eating Disorders In Two Stanford/Packard Children's Studies.
~ Depressed? Think faster thoughts, and your mood may improve.
~ Embodied Language and Expertise.
~ Loneliness and Depression: There is a Reason for Loneliness and Depression.
~ Branded Fish Oil Supplement Reduces Anxiety In Adults With History Of Substance Abuse.
~ From Beliefnet: Top 10 Ways to Heal Spiritually from a Breakup.
~ From Aaron at Anxious Living: More Flow.


CULTURE
~ Yahoo's top searches for 2006 -- Britney leads the way, along with Shakira, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, and Linsey Lohan. Uh, yeah . . . the world is doomed.
~ Making Money Consciously, from Steve Pavlina.
~ Buddhist Geeks introduce a new geek.
~ Social Networking in Business: An Update.
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Mixed reaction to Cheney's daughter's pregnancy. "Conservative leaders voiced dismay Wednesday at news that Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Dick Cheney, is pregnant, while a gay-rights group said the vice president faces "a lifetime of sleepless nights" for serving in an administration that has opposed recognition of same-sex couples."


HABITATS
~ Rainforest dwellers get the road to illness. A study from the thinning jungle of northern Ecuador suggests that where roads go, disease follows, in a way that echoes the spread of disease in the New World brought by 15th-century European colonizers.
~ Black hole seen devouring star in best detail yet. The article includes a link to an animation of a black hole swallowing a star.
~ Warming oceans produce less phytoplankton. Destroy the foundation of the food chain and you destroy the chain.
~ More Than 50 Tribes Convene on Global Warming Impacts.


INTEGRAL MATTERS
~ From Hokai: Integral Dreams. Hokai is not down with the gossipy approach some bloggers take to KW and Integral Institute.
~ Ken Wilber is in the Hospital -- this was posted at Integral Valley, confirmed here. Let's pray for his health and well-being.
~ Daniel Anderson responds to Joe Perez.
~ Frank Visser is dissing KW again: Integral Inflation.


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