Author - Soren Dreier


Nexium: The Dark Side Of Pharma

The giant drug maker AstraZeneca announced last month that they would be firing 700 people across the country. in 2017. I know some of them. This one’s for you, guys. I am usually supportive of the pharmaceutical industry (1). People who routinely criticize it usually have no idea...

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How East and West Think Profoundly Different

As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of death reigned over this magnificent scene,” he later wrote. “Not a leaf was stirred, not the chirping...

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The War On Drugs Is One Long Human Rights Violation

The war on drugs is far from just an American phenomenon. For more than 50 years, global policy has been built around creating what the United Nations once called a “drug-free world.” Now high-ranking public officials at the U.N. are making it a point to speak out against the drug war’s...

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Series of Strong Earthquakes Hit Italy

A series of strong earthquakes are hitting central Italy since 09:25 UTC on January 18, 2017. Within the first two hours, EMSC registered 21 moderate to strong earthquakes. This region is currently under powerful blizzard conditions with parts under more than 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) of snow...

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Air Fresheners: Bad For Your Health

Air fresheners may leave your home smelling like flower, but they could have some long term health effects on your body. McKay Jenkins, author of the book “ContamiNation,” explains why you may want to just open up a window instead of filling your lungs with strange chemicals...

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Depression Is The New Obesity For The Heart

The report was compiled by researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, together with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Center for Cardiovascular Disease (DZHK). Severe depression can interfere with daily tasks just as surely as severe heart...

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Spanish Bankers Sent to Jail

“These are people who managed a savings bank that had to be rescued by the state,” Spain’s top-level National Court said in a ruling seen by AFP on Tuesday, adding it had taken the decision to avoid allowing former bankers to enjoying “impunity”. The ruling...

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The Resurrection of Mother

We’ll begin with this statement: Mother is the creator of civilization. She says no to this and yes to that for the sake of life. She creates wellbeing, beauty and a civilized culture. This is her realm. Hers is the vital voice of the heart. This voice, the heart’s intelligence, has been...

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Down Syndrome and the Stories We Tell

My non-verbal son’s reactions to stories and films tell me he’s ‘competent’ in ways he can’t yet express — and I can’t yet fully understand. ’Twas the night before the night before Christmas, and Harry Potter was in trouble. Dementors had already knocked out Sirius Black and were closing...

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The Origins of Tomb Raider Curses

Archaeologists exploring the “City of the Monkey God” recently contracted a flesh-eating disease, which is quite similar to a number of horrifying tales of woe to befall archaeologists. International treasure hunters face a number of practical challenges: unfriendly locals...

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The Healthiest Juice on the Planet?

Do you know what beverage comes from fruit seeds and in just small amounts has been shown to make incredibly positive impacts on human health? I’m talking about pomegranate juice, that naturally sweet, ruby red liquid that comes from pomegranate seeds and is loaded with impressive...

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Going Consciously Selfish?

There is a big difference between being selfish and being consciously selfish. The difference is that when we´re just selfish, we act out of self-interest and self-interest only, especially at the expense of other people. It’s: me, me, me. Big Ego. Selfishness in this state is based on...

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The Spy Who Convinced America to Take ESP Seriously

On the afternoon of April 22, 1954, reporters massed at a press conference in Bonn, Germany. They’d been invited to meet one Nikolai Evgenievich Khokhlov, a captain in the Soviet Union’s newly minted security force, the KGB. Well, a former captain. Khokhlov had arrived in Germany tasked...

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‘Safer’ OxyContin Caused Thousands of Heroin Deaths

Danielle Novascone was hooked on OxyContin for about a year when it suddenly got a lot harder to get high. For years, people like Novascone crushed the pills and snorted the powder for an instant fix. In 2010, OxyContin’s manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, changed the opioid painkiller to...

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Spectacular Light Display in Northern Ontario

Late last weekend, semi-pro photographer Timothy Joseph Elzinga woke up in the early hours of the morning to attend to his crying two-year-old son. When he looked out the window, he was greeted with a rare and spectacular sight known as light pillars. Smartly, he picked up his camera and...

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Trees Have Social Networks And Complex Relationships

Longtime forest ranger in Germany, Peter Wohlleben, has been studying the forest since he first decided to become a conservationist at 6 years old. He followed his passion for nature throughout college, where he studied forestry and went on to work as an Office Manager of a forestry...

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Diet – Not Drugs is Curing Diseases

“Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.” – Hippocrates In the fourth century BCE, the most famous Greek physician made the bold claim that disease was caused naturally, not by the gods. Environment, diet and living habits all played a part in the health of a person. The...

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