Life & Health


Roger Moore, l’espion flegmatique, est mort

Roger Moore est l’acteur qui a le plus longtemps incarné James Bond. Il avait pourtant été jugé « trop beau » et donc rejeté pour le premier 007, « Dr No » (1962). Il lui aura fallu attendre que Sean Connery soit fatigué du rôle pour prendre le relais. Le succès fut soudain. Moore apportait avec lui non seulement charme et élégance mais également légèreté et humour. Et ce fameux sourcil redressé qui devait devenir sa marque de fabrique ...
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How To Transition From A Standard 40-Hour Work Week To Living Your Dharma

I studied business and economics in university, so naturally many of my friends from school are working in the financial sector. Although many of them love their jobs, some of them don’t and are seriously struggling with their career paths. Listening to loved ones complain about their jobs isn’t fun, particularly because we are compassionate beings that don’t want to see others hurting. And, when it all comes down to it, a source of pain for many people is their job(s). Eighty percent of people are dissatisfied with their jobs today! This is an extremely high number, especially when you consider the fact that the average person spends approximately 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. If we’re going to spend so much of our precious time at work, shouldn’t it be doing something that we love?  Breaking Free From the Standard 40-Hour Work Week When I refer to the “standard 40-hour work ...
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Big Dairy Continues War Against Farmers & Raw Milk

Dairy is undoubtedly controversial. Regardless of whether it’s raw or pasteurized, many health experts would argue that it’s for babies, not adults. Nature didn’t intend for milk to nourish adults. In fact, babies are weaned from their mothers’ breasts around the time their new teeth allow for proper consumption of solid food. Lactose intolerance is another valuable argument, with mammals generally losing the ability to digest lactose around the age of two. This explains the stigma surrounding milk for many — it makes them gag! If it doesn’t make you queasy, and you do not have an intolerance to it, you may very well enjoy a glass occasionally (or regularly). That’s where the argument of the raw milk versus pasteurized milk comes into play. Increasing numbers of Americans have gone back to the basics, preferring whole, organic foods. The movement also encompasses unpasteurized, or raw, dairy products. People desire them both for ...
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Got 30 Minutes? The Ultimate HIIT Jump Rope Workout

Photo: Courtesy of Justin Patterson This is a partial workout. Read the rest on Life by Daily Burn. When was the last time you jump roped? If it was as a kid during class recess, now’s a good time to get back into the rhythm of things. The jump rope is not only a fun workout to turn up the sweat, it’s also a key conditioning tool for athletes and boxers, like Laila Ali, to build endurance, coordination and agility. And now, it’s the basis for the new interval-based total-body workout, The Rope, from celeb trainer Amanda Kloots. “The jump rope is one of the most underrated pieces of fitness equipment. When you’re jump roping, you’re engaging all the muscles in your body, including your heart,” Kloots says. “Each jump involves tightening your core, toning your arms and powering your legs.” RELATED: 3 Cardio Workouts Under 20 Minutes — No Treadmill Required Whether you’re crunched ...
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Cannes 2017 : la beauté sombre du « Jour d’après », de Hong Sang-soo

Le Monde | 22.05.2017 à 19h39 • Mis à jour le 22.05.2017 à 20h07 | Par Pierre Trouvé En images En 2017, Hong Sang-soo est revenu à Cannes avec non pas un mais deux films. Le premier est en Sélection officielle, il s’agit du très beau Le Jour d’après, qui explore les relations d’un éditeur qui se trouve piégé dans une histoire adultérine. Le réalisateur a retiré toutes les couleurs de ce film pour opérer un virage plus sombre dans sa filmographie. A l’exploration de sentiments complexes s’ajoute un dérèglement du temps qui reflète la subjectivité troublée du protagoniste. L’autre film de Hong Sang-soo projeté à Cannes, La Caméra de Claire, présenté en Séance spéciale, se déroule pendant le Festival et intègre à sa distribution l’actrice française Isabelle Huppert. LE MONDE ...
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Yale Study Reveals 1 in 3 Drugs Have Safety Issues Even After FDA Approval

In 2014, Harvard University stated that prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death, yet pharmaceutical companies continue to hide behind their profits and promote their products as safe. Doctors and even their patients are willing to turn a blind eye to many of the adverse side effects of drugs, opting for the “bandaid” effect they provide instead of seeking alternative treatments and preventative methods. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and conducted by a team of researchers from Yale University studied the effectiveness of the FDA’s drug approval process. The team discovered that nearly one in three drugs that the FDA tests and approves ends up having safety issues. Research Finds Serious Issues With FDA Drug Approval Process In order to establish whether or not pharmaceutical drugs are safe for consumers, the FDA implements drug testing and clinical trials. These trials typically test fewer than 1,000 patients over a short ...
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Johnson & Johnson Just Paid Millions To Another Woman With Ovarian Cancer Linked To Baby Powder

Countless products, foods, and even elements in our environment and air are known to cause cancer. Perhaps one of the most devastating ingredients amongst known carcinogens is talcum powder (talc), a key ingredient in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. That’s right, the powder that so many parents use on the bottoms of their babies daily could result in cancer. Last week, state court in St. Louis, Missouri, ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the largest dollar amount yet in a long list of lawsuits brought forward against the company for not warning consumers of the health risks associated with the use of talc. The court voted in favour of the plaintiff and Lois Slemp was awarded $5.4 million in compensation and Johnson & Johnson was forced to pay a further $105 million in punitive damages. The Court Cases Against Johnson & Johnson  62-year-old American woman Lois Slemp was diagnosed with ovarian ...
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Cannes 2017 : « Le ciel étoilé au-dessus de ma tête », une variation sur la famille juive

Bienvenue à la journée cannoise de la famille juive dysfonctionnelle, tendance ashkénaze, c’est-à-dire lourde. Coincé entre The Meyerowitz Stories, de Noah Baumbach (en compétition) et Otez-moi d’un doute, de Carine Tardieu (à la Quinzaine des réalisateurs), Le ciel étoilé au-dessus de ma tête, dégoté à l’ACID, est clairement le plus explosif et barré des trois, le plus concis aussi, élégante attention qui nous rappelle que le sujet est déjà parfaitement documenté (relire tout Philip Roth, revoir tout Woody Allen). L’auteur, Ilan Klipper, semble connaître son sujet sur le bout des doigts, et s’est notamment signalé avant ce premier long-métrage par une collaboration fructueuse, néanmoins confidentielle, avec Virgil Vernier, dans des documentaires aussi réussis que Commissariat (2009) ou Pandore (2010). Sens gogolien du fantastique Un huis clos accueille l’action de ce film à la lisière de la réalité, de fait non dénué d’un sens gogolien, tout en sourdine, du fantastique. Le ...
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Noam Chomsky’s 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine Summarized In An Incredible Animation

Corporations are more than willing to pay a lot of money to control the voice of the media, and news stations happily oblige because their pockets are being filled. It’s not just corporations that take advantage of mass media, whether that be through ads or literally manipulating and fabricating “news,” but the government does it too. To make matters worse, if news anchors or people within the system try to change the narrative, they’re scrutinized or lose credibility because they’re called conspiracy theorists. Ever wonder where the word conspiracy came from? The term “conspiracy theory” was actually created by CIA “media assets,” as evidenced in the design laid out by Document 1035-960 Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report, a report issued in early 1967 to Agency bureaus all over the world. The government strategically introduced that term in order to cast doubt upon the public and influence the narrative. So, if someone refers to ...
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A New Film Explores The Transcendental Meditation Movement

Have you heard of Transcendental Meditation (TM)? It’s one of the most popular forms of meditation and has been studied in depth by scientists over the years. There are many other individual benefits to be gained for people who regularly practice TM. Three hundred ninety five peer reviewed studies show that TM improves physical and mental health and wellbeing. TM reduces the pathological and physiological results of chronic stress. Clinical trials and meta-analyses show reductions in: anxiety, high blood pressure, smoking, alcohol use, hardening of the arteries, insulin resistance, and a nearly 50% reduction in risk of heart attack, stroke or death. TM was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1950’s. He began teaching TM around the world and given the results it was quickly popularized and studied. Due to its effectiveness, TM reached all around the world and is still used heavily today. A New Film Shadows of Paradise is ...
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« 120 battements par minute » bouleverse le Festival de Cannes

Sélection officielle – en compétitionUne heure déjà qu’on est sorti de la projection, et nos cœurs sont encore contractés du choc qu’ils ont reçu. Des rivières de larmes ont inondé, samedi 20 mai au matin, le Grand Théâtre Lumière à Cannes. De loin en loin, on entendait des sanglots. Attendu comme un des moments forts de ce Festival, 120 battements par minute, de Robin Campillo, cette chronique de l’aventure d’Act Up-Paris au début des années 1990 remporte magistralement son pari périlleux. En fusionnant chimiquement l’intime et le politique, elle chante la tragédie de cette jeunesse terrassée qui retrouva l’espoir dans la chaleur du groupe et la découverte de sa puissance de feu, et dont la joie nouvelle, intense, se heurtait de plein fouet à la machine de mort de l’épidémie et aux forces réactionnaires complices de la société dans laquelle elle explosait. Anciens militants d’Act Up, Robin Campillo et son ...
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Swedish Prosecutor Drops Rape Case Against Julian Assange

The world of secrecy has gotten completely out of hand. Political corruption and deception have taken over our world, and without Wikileaks, it would be a lot worse. Wikileaks has been releasing sensitive material for a decade now, but the mainstream hadn’t begun accusing them of leaking false information until the organization released sensitive material that brought Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to a complete halt. With the powerful corporations and financial institutions clearly on Hillary’s side and influencing the mainstream media narrative, mainstream outlets retaliated by fabricating an accusation out of thin air, claiming that Donald Trump was aided by Russian hackers in order to win the election, without providing any evidence to support the accusation. The media is powerful. They can make a statement and present a perspective that instantly becomes a topic of serious discussion and eventually taken as truth. The fact that this Russian hacking allegation was taken seriously by many is, in ...
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Help Support MAPS Initiative To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine For Those In Need

Over the past few years, more and more promising research has been emerging on the efficacy of using MDMA to treat mental illness, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results of these studies so far have been overwhelmingly positive, and major breakthroughs have been made. However, one significant roadblock still stands in the way of MDMA becoming an accepted treatment for mental illness: MDMA remains a Schedule 1 substance in North America, which means it’s not only highly illegal, but deemed to have no medical value whatsoever. Classing the drug in this way not only makes studying it for its therapeutic benefits extremely difficult, but it makes it virtually impossible to treat patients currently suffering with PTSD even though it has proven to be successful over and over again. We recently covered a story about how Dr. Bronner’s, the famous natural soap company, donated $5 million to MAPS — Multidisciplinary Studies for Psychedelic Medicine — ...
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La MC93, ruche ouverte sur la ville

Le nouveau plancher sent bon, la peinture jaune brille, le cuir vert des tabourets claque. Tout est neuf, frais, beau. Après trois ans de fermeture et de travaux, la MC93, maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, à Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis), affiche un bulletin de santé architectural parfait pour sa réouverture, mardi 23 mai. Une longue vitre borde le bâtiment jouant la transparence, l’ouverture et la facilité d’échanges d’une ruche artistique accueillante.La rénovation de ce lieu emblématique, ouvert en 1980, a été pilotée par Vincent Brossy en dialogue avec Hortense Archambault, directrice de la MC93 depuis 2015. La restructuration des espaces s’est coulée dans ses désirs de « fabrique d’expériences » tout autant que de « programmation de spectacles ». Le hall, immense, encore élargi (720 mètres carrés), bordé par un restaurant permanent, se veut libre d’accès pour les groupes de danseurs amateurs et proposera des expositions, des projections… Une « black box » a été construite sur ...
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Why Washington Took Al-Qaeda in Syria off the Terrorist List

It might come as a surprise to many Americans that their government does not classify al-Qaeda in Syria as a terrorist organization. The reason it refuses to make the determination would shock them even more. The Syrian franchise of the organization involved in the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington has long gone by the name Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front), and was sent into Syria by the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Baghdadi went on to launch the rival breakaway group ISIS, while Nusra maintained its status as al-Qaeda’s boots on the ground in the war against the Syrian government. In 2015 the group decided to re-brand itself Jabhat Fateh al-Sham while, as reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, continuing to incorporate smaller organizations into its structure. This is one of the reasons for the failure of last year’s cessation of hostilities in Syria: the “moderate” fighters and the legitimate ...
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5 Quick but Powerful Reminders for When S**t Hits the Fan

We all go through rough patches in life, some of us more frequently than others. But whether you believe yourself to be regularly faced with turmoil, or only occasionally, we all know what it’s like when the collection of our current experiences (aka “shit”) hits the proverbial fan. It’s often in these moments that taming our emotions becomes harder than ever, and where even the tiniest of triggers, like someone cutting you off in traffic, can lead to a tirade filled with curse words and ill wishes for a stranger you will never get to know. While I wish I could offer a solution that would prevent your life from ever being filled with such challenging circumstances, I can’t, so instead I present five quick but powerful reminders for when shit hits the fan in your life: 1. This Will Make a Great Chapter in the Book of Your Life Whether or ...
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Record pour un tableau de Basquiat, vendu 110,5 millions de dollars

Un tableau sans titre de Jean-Michel Basquiat a été vendu jeudi 18 mai 110,5 millions de dollars lors d’enchères organisées par Sotheby’s à New York, un record pour le peintre new-yorkais.Ce grand tableau (1,83 m sur 1,73 m) qui représente une tête noire inquiétante sur fond bleu azur a été adjugé après plus de dix minutes d’enchères, une durée très inhabituelle. Le précédent record datait de mai 2016. Un autre tableau sans titre, gigantesque (2,38 m sur 5 m) avait atteint 57,2 millions de dollars lors d’une vente de la maison Christie’s. Duel Jeudi, le prix de départ avait été fixé à 57 millions de dollars, soit quasiment le record pour celui qui se fit connaître sous le pseudonyme SAMO en taguant sur les murs de New York. L’enchère s’est rapidement résumée à un duel entre un acheteur dans la salle et un autre qui suivait la vente par téléphone. Le premier est allé jusqu’à 97 millions de dollars, laissant ...
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9 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People

What is the secret to longevity, and why do some people attain it while others don’t? Is it sheer luck, or are there some key factors at play here? Are we all born with the same potential to live a long and healthy life or is that determined solely by genetics? Interestingly, it seems as though people living in specific regions of the world tend to live longer than those living elsewhere. So, what is it about these specific regions that offer people a chance to live a full life? This was the question that National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner wanted to answer. Through his research, Buettner identified five geographic locations where people have been observed to live the longest. He has identified these regions as “Blue Zones,” and found that even though these zones differ widely geographically, the diets and lifestyles of their residents share much in common. You ...
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