There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

The practice is not all peace, love, and blissful glimpses of unreality.

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Chocolate is not a super food

Chocolate is not a super food

Listen: we all want to believe that we make good choices. It doesn't matter if I douse my lettuce in fatty salad dressing, it's still good for me. Yes, there is an awful lot of sugary granola in my yogurt but hey, it's Greek yogurt. And maybe I do eat a lot of chocolate, but so what? It's good for my heart!

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David Barton: The fact that there is no mention of God in the Constitution is proof it’s not a secular document

David Barton: The fact that there is no mention of God in the Constitution is proof it’s not a secular document

Religious Right psuedo-historian David Barton spent a good portion of his “WallBuilders Live” radio program today insisting that the absence of any mention of God in the U.S. Constitution is proof that it is not a secular document. ‘Well, the word “God” isn’t in the Constitution,’” Barton said. “There’s a reason for that and it doesn’t mean it’s secular, it means just the opposite.”

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How a dog’s diet shapes its gut microbiome

How a dog's diet shapes its gut microbiome

Studies of the gut microbiome have gone to the dogs — and pets around the world could benefit as a result. In a new paper, researchers report that the ratio of proteins and carbohydrates in a canine's daily diet have a significant influence on the balance of microbes in its gut. Researchers observed that dogs fed a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet had enriched microbial gene networks associated with weight loss in humans.

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