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Scientific Facts About the Benefits of Yoga on the Body

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Practicing yoga offers both physical  and mental  health benefits to people of all ages. The practice of yoga was relatively unknown to the western world until the late 1890s. Yoga developed in parallel with the Hindu religion, but it is a philosophy rather than a religion.

Some people think that yoga is all about physical poses, but it includes contemplative practices like meditation as well. Modern yoga practices are somewhat different from traditional yoga. Scientists studying the practice of yoga have discovered plenty of evidence to support its health benefits. Here are few proven benefits of developing a yoga practice. Continue reading Scientific Facts About the Benefits of Yoga on the Body

What Are Cannabinoids And How Do They Interact Within The Human Body

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You may be wondering, what are cannabinoids? This article will explain the benefits of Phytocannabinoids, Endocannabinoids, and CB1 and CB2 receptors. Then, you can decide whether or not to consume these compounds.

The cannabinoid system also promotes homeostasis at every level of biological life. They play a role in the body’s autophagy process, which keeps normal cells alive by recycling their cellular waste. In turn, autophagy promotes homeostasis in the body by killing off malignant tumor cells. Using high cbd strains of cannabis-derived CBD products may be an excellent option for treating many of these ailments.

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NASA Orbit Pavilion at the Huntington Library

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On my recent holiday trip to Southern California, it turns out I was just in time to check out a cool site-specific installation, NASA’s Orbit Pavilion, which ‘set down’ at the Huntington Library and Gardens in 2016 and just closed to the public on December 31st so it can move on to its next destination. Talk about perfect timing. Over the years, Orbit Pavilion provided thousands of visitors with an opportunity to ‘hear’ more than 20 earth-orbiting satellites as they move across the sky collecting research data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought.

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Beat the Winter Blues with These Fresh Winter Blooms

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The shorter days, the cold (and perhaps humid) weather and the aftermath of the holidays may put you in a ‘blue’ state. It’s important to know that you are not the only one who goes through these experiences.

The winter blues, as people like to call it, is a scientifically-recognized state of mind that can affect anyone. Now, depending on your brain chemistry and other illnesses, you may be having a more difficult time, but in most cases, this is a temporary phase that passes with the season.

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Shark Attack Megalodon Model!

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Do you like Sharks? I sure do. That’s why I  could. not. stop. taking photos of this life-size (read: humungous) model a prehistoric Megalodon Shark, which is a main attraction of the recently opened Sharks special exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NYC. Here are some cool Megalodon facts I learned while exploring the exhibit.

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