Author - Soren Dreier

How Brainwashing Shaped America – The True Story

Fears of Communism during the Cold War spurred psychological research, pop culture hits, and unethical experiments in the CIA. Journalist Edward Hunter was the first to sound the alarm. “Brain-washing Tactics Force Chinese Into Ranks of Communist Party,” blared his headline in the Miami...

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How Soda Companies Target Latino Lawmakers

Soda companies and their trade associations donated more than twice as much, on average, to California lawmakers who voted “no” or abstained on a recent vote on a soda-tax bill, compared to their peers who voted “yes,” according to a new analysis. These numbers...

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Baking Soda Shortage Has Hospitals Frantic

Amid a national shortage of a critical medicine, US hospitals are hoarding vials, delaying surgeries, and turning away patients, The New York Times reports. The medicine in short supply: solutions of sodium bicarbonate—aka, baking soda. The simple drug is used in all sorts of treatments...

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Greece is Committing “Financial Suicide”

Thursday late night, 18 May 2017, the Greek Parliament voted to accept another round of devastating troika (EC, IMF, ECB) conditions for an additional debt package of close to 5 billion euros. All of the 153 delegates of Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza-Anel coalition voted ‘en bloc’ for the...

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Greek Government To Rob People Blind

Last week, the Greek parliament once again approved more austerity to unlock withheld Greek bailout funds in Brussels: a symbolic move, which has little impact without any actual follow through, like for example, actually imposing austerity. And while Greeks have been very good in the...

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Stop Giving Babies Fruit Juice

Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop giving juice to babies. Sort of. “It is...

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Apple’s Lack of Daycare Is a BIG Message

Apple’s new headquarters, one notable fact emerged: there’s no daycare center. Whooooopsie. Except this was no mistake. It was a big fat message to anyone who might be contemplating trying to balance family life with their obsessive devotion to their job. And that message reads, in the...

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Facebook Targets Vulnerable Teens

On Sunday afternoon we learned about Facebook’s internal content moderation rules from a massive leak by The Guardian. It confirmed what a lot of people had long suspected: Facebook is making it up as they go along and we’re the collateral damage. The leaked moderator documents cover how...

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Meet The Tens Of Millions Of Forgotten Americans

The evidence that the middle class in America is dying continues to mount.  As you will see below, nearly half the country would be unable “to cover an unexpected $400 expense”, and about two-thirds of the population lives paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time. Of course the...

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Do Psychiatrists Really Think Everyone Is Crazy?

A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever – did psychiatrists create the problem, or just recognise it? When a psychiatrist meets people at a party and reveals what he or she does for a living, two responses are typical. People either say, ‘I’d better be careful what I say...

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Jeff Rense – Robots, AI And Psychopathy

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Scientists Identify 28,000 Medicinal Plants

In recent years, the term “plant medicine” has come to be associated with psychedelics like mushrooms and ayahuasca, which are increasingly documented to provide mental and emotional relief to users. But according to a recent analysis from Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom, there are over...

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9 Signs You Have Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body, which is why magnesium deficiency can be such an issue. According to Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D, an American neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the...

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The Power of Being Different

Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Leonardo da Vinci—some of the greatest minds in history came with unusual quirks. Many of Einstein’s scientific breakthroughs, for example, emerged during his daydreams. He was famously absent-minded, yet his unconventional thinking led to an understanding...

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How Art Can Heal Mental Illness

Merriam-webster defines art as “the use of skill and creative imagination in creating aesthetic objects such as paintings, music, and sculptures.” But that is a superficial definition. Art goes beyond definitions but is what enriches life and touches each of us as individuals.  The rapid...

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Is Europe Committing Suicide?

A couple of days ago, I saw TV footage of the outspoken Labour MP Jess Phillips on the campaign trail, seeking re-election in her suburban Birmingham constituency. She was asked which issues voters mentioned most often on the doorstep. Ms Phillips did not miss a beat. ‘Immigration comes...

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This Tiger Doesn’t Like Palm Oil

Palm oil monoculture is expanding in the “Montes de María” mountains in Colombia, generating protests among communities who are left without lands. Today it is almost impossible to see a jaguar in Montes de María, an environment where the jungle has been felled and which is now dominated...

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It’s So Easy To Get Addicted To Opioids

The scale of America’s opioid epidemic is difficult to fathom: As many as 10 million people misuse these powerful painkillers, with about 78 people dying of an overdose every day. But how do these addictions get started? It may be as heartbreakingly simple as how many pills a person is...

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The Mystical Heat of Stigmata

Feeling the Stigmata Rising? Do your hands and feet get warm? Does it seem like you have a tight bandana around your head, like the skin is a bit too tight around the forehead? Pain in the side? Seems like you are knowingly or unknowingly healing this world. I have mentioned this Stigmata...

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Natural Treatments for PTSD Symptoms

Sometimes trauma can haunt a person after experiencing one or more difficult and painful events, affecting their ability to live a normal, daily life. About 70 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience some type of traumatic event at some point in their lives, and among these people...

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