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健康 な 脳 と 心 の 最新ニュース by スリランカ 趣味人 : All in My Taste in Sri Lanka @ Medium : http://bit.ly/med_SL
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キャンプシーズンに注目したい「進化したハンモック」5選:『WIRED』US版がセレクト|WIRED.jp

キャンプシーズンに注目したい「進化したハンモック」5選:『WIRED』US版がセレクト|WIRED.jp | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
ハンモックが多様な発展を遂げていることをあなたはご存知だろうか? きちんと体を水平にして眠れるものばかりでなく、2人用のテントに姿を変えるもの、あるいは椅子のような座り方ができるものなどその種類はさまざま。もはや「寝床」というより「家」その
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スタンフォード大学「人の悪口を言う人の方が誠実で正直である」 

スタンフォード大学「人の悪口を言う人の方が誠実で正直である」  | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it

悪い事実より、よく見せようとする嘘のほうが罪深い  


戦後、GHQに「従順ならざる唯一の日本人」と言われた白洲次郎は、聴く人の心理にお構いなく悪口を言ったため批判も多くあったそうですが、「自分の良心はきれいだと思ってるから、人が何言おうと平気なんだ」と述べていました。 


「おれはおまえがウソつきのクソ野郎だと世間の人たちに考えてほしくはないんだ。おまえは絶対にそんな人間じゃない。」 


暴言の掲示板となったツイッターは、創業者のエヴァン・ウィリアムズ氏に「ここでツイッターが果たした役割は、最悪だ」と言わせるほど、たった数行で多くの人を巻き込みましたが、「バカヤロー、コノヤロー」が口癖の北野武氏は、こういったことは今に始まったものではなく、アメリカは昔から悪口を使って世界を動かしているのだと述べています。

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How To Use Coconut Flour

How To Use Coconut Flour | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
Following just a few simple guidelines, anyone can have fun experimenting and learning how to use coconut flour correctly to yield light, fluffy, moist 100%
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100% coconut flour treats! If gluten free is not your thing, there is also information on how to use coconut flour in wheat based recipes for added coconut flavor and fiber.
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Surprising Excerpts From The Kama Sutra: Not As Progressive As We Thought?

Surprising Excerpts From The Kama Sutra: Not As Progressive As We Thought? | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
Compiled between the second and third centuries by Vatsyayana, the Kama Sutra (aphorisms on love) is an ancient Indian text that stipulates and guides how men a
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Papua New Guinea’s battle over betel nut

Papua New Guinea’s battle over betel nut
David Swanson/IRIN  PORT MORESBY, 31 January 2014

Health officials in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are concerned over rising levels of oral cancer in betel nut chewers amid a controversial ban on its usage in the capital, Port Moresby. Upwards of 25,000 people die annually from mouth cancer, many more than the 15,000 just a few years earlier, according to the Department of Health.

“It’s a huge problem, and one that’s getting worse,” Sibauk Bieb, executive manager of public health in the Ministry of Health, told IRIN.

Mathias Sapuri, former chairman of the PNG Medical Society and head of the Pacific International Hospital, the country’s largest private hospital, agreed. “Betel nut chewing is a major public health concern. Our health system is struggling to cope.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) cites the nation as having the highest incidence of mouth cancer - 32.3 cases per 100,000 men and 26 cases per 100,000 women - in the world. “It’s the biggest cancer killer of men in Papua New Guinea today,” William Adu-Crow, the WHO country representative, confirmed.

A way of life

Despite this risk, and a host of other health consequences - including an increased possibility of heart disease, gastritis, gum disease, mouth ulcers and discoloured teeth - chewing betel nut or “buai”, as it is known locally, remains a deeply entrenched part of daily life on the eastern half of the island shared by Papua New Guinea and Indonesian Papua.

Combined with mustard fruit and lime powder, which turns the mixture red, chewers get a mildly euphoric feeling and a sense of well-being for just US$1, and many use it as form of relaxation or a mild stimulant. The chewed remains are spat out.

“Everyone chews betel nut - it’s a way of life around here,” said Joe Thomas, 36, an unemployed resident of the Mile 9 area of the city. He chews upwards of 20 nuts a day, a fact made obvious by the bright red spittle marks on the ground around him.

Traditionally reserved for village elders during religious and cultural occasions, the fruit of the Areca palm is now chewed by young and old, rich and poor, often daily. Highlighting an alarming trend among children, seven-year-old Lausi George said, “I like it. It makes me feel good.”


Photo: David Swanson/IRIN
Many Papua New Guineans depend on betel nut as a source of income
To chew or not to chew

The most recent Household Income and Expenditure Survey says almost half of the country’s 7.5 million people report chewing betel nut, but others, including a number of prominent politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen, put the figure much higher.

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Once confined to coastal areas, where the Areca palm grows best, trade and consumption of this cultural commodity surged as the road system expanded, linking the highland and coastal areas. “We’ve seen an exponential increase in usage, particularly in the highlands,” said Gregory Mainao, the chief technical advisor for oral health in the Ministry of Health.

This has obvious implications for the country’s most populous region. Oral cancer incidence is rising in the highlands, according to a 2012 WHO report, while an earlier study warned of an “impending epidemic” in the region.

Yet many Papua New Guineans remain unconvinced. “I’m not at risk,” said Georgina Kins, 35, a mother of three whose mouth and deeply stained teeth say otherwise. This underscores the need for stronger and more targeted awareness campaigns, including in schools, Sapuri noted.

With limited access to healthcare, particularly in rural areas, where 87 percent of the population live, the people who succumb to mouth cancer often do so as a result of late detection and diagnosis, when there is little that can be done in terms of treatment, the health department’s Bieb said.

Photo: David Swanson/IRIN
Nothing to smile about
Controversial ban

A blanket ban on PNG’s favourite nut has been in force since November 2013 in a bid to clean up Port Moresby, PNG’s largest city, and reduce health consequences, including tuberculosis, but residents are divided on the issue, which is still discussed in the media.

Under the law, spot fines of between 500 kina (US$193) and 9,000 kina ($3,479) are being handed down to violators.

Advocates cite an obvious reduction in the red spittle marks and that once dotted the city’s streets, sidewalks, and the walls of buildings, while critics accuse the government of failing to offer alternative opportunities to those who depend on the sale of betel nut for their livelihood. Thousands earn a living as small-scale vendors of the carcinogenic fruit.

“Critics will be critics and cynics will be cynics, but we are responsible for the collective welfare of our city,” Governor Powes Parkop, the politician behind the ban, said in a full-page response published in the Post-Courier newspaper.

In a January poll by the English daily asking readers whether there should be a proper debate on the “buai ban” in Port Moresby, 60.98 percent voted “yes”, while 39.02 percent voted “no”.

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The 4 hottest superfoods you need to know about

The 4 hottest superfoods you need to know about | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
Navitas Naturals founder Zach Adelman gives his expert picks, from hemp to maca, in this video for Well+Good.
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Hemp / Chia / Cacao / Maca 全て本場 インカの地、ペルー。マヤの地、ベリーズで食す。
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なぜアーミッシュに病人が出ないのか|現代社会の正体を探る

なぜアーミッシュに病人が出ないのか|現代社会の正体を探る | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
なぜアーミッシュに病人が出ないのか|現代社会の正体を探る,真の健康関連情報を中心にこれからのライフスタイルに役立ちそうな「新発見。」を紹介
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As Strong As Morphine: This Natural Painkiller Grows in Your Backyard

As Strong As Morphine: This Natural Painkiller Grows in Your Backyard | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a major epidemic with opiate dependency. Unfortunately, with so many needing to find relief, it’s leading to a large portion of our population becoming dependent on a …
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Wild Lettuce as a Healthy Alternative

Lactuca Virosa is the scientific term for it, and many people have used it in place of addictive prescription pain medicine. It’s a leafy and tall plant, with small yellow buds, and could be grown right out your door. More commonly found in North America and England, it’s a cousin to the lettuce we typically see at the grocery store. It’s also referred to as bitter lettuce, or more appropriately for the purpose discussed here, opium lettuce. The reason it’s referred to as opium lettuce, is due to the pain relieving and sedative effects that it has been known to produce through a white substance found in the stem and leaves.
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5 Reasons to Put Essential Oils on the Bottom of Your Feet - Living Traditionally

5 Reasons to Put Essential Oils on the Bottom of Your Feet - Living Traditionally | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
Why do we rub essential oils onto the soles of our feet? The practice of applying oils to the bottom of your feet is gaining in popularity, as it’s often combined with foot reflexology. When using therapeutic grade essential oils, there are at least five important benefits of putting essential oils here. Oils Delivered Faster Through …
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【Youtube】激論!AI時代の幸せな生き方とは?!: 出演 : 田原総一朗 堀江貴文 ほか - 2時間46分

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● 記事 Newsweek : 2017年はAIビジネス大爆発の年。米国、中国が大躍進、そのとき日本は?2017年01月10日 

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Ikea Lab Releases Free Plans For A Stunning Sustainable Garden

Ikea Lab Releases Free Plans For A Stunning Sustainable Garden | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
It doesn't even require nails.
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Great #gardening idea from Ikea. #gardeners helping the neighborhood.   
Opportunity for #growfood
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How coffee roasting can make a difference – The Chill Bean

How coffee roasting can make a difference – The Chill Bean | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
Besides the origin and the quality of harvesting and processing, roasting is the next important factor that influences the taste in your cup. I also see it as an art that requires constant tinkering…
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Yes, you can do this at home.
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虫を聴く文化 -- 公益社団法人農林水産・食品産業技術振興協会 --

日本と中国の”虫を聴く”文化にまつわるコラムです。楽しみ方や飼育方法なども異なりますが、虫の声を愛する心には通じるものがあるようです。
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松川村

2010年(平成22年)9月13日 - スズムシ捕獲禁止条例を可決。
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2017年7月10日 (月) 対談 「男性の平均寿命日本一・長野県北安曇郡松川村から」 2017年7月6日 長野県北安曇郡松川村村長 平林明人さん ・ 認定NPO日本再生プログラム推進フォーラム理事長 藤原直哉 

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Get Off Your Thyroid Medication And Start Consuming Coconut Oil

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Research shows that coconut oil contains unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism, supply the body with tremendous energy, and promote weight loss.
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Get Off Your Thyroid Medication And Start Consuming Coconut Oil There are many published studies on the relationship between coconut oil, metabolism and weight loss. Research shows that coconut oil contains unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism, supply the body with tremendous energy, and promote weight loss. Most people are unaware that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease and this is one of the main reasons why conventional pharmaceutical treatments are ineffective for more than 80 percent of patients with sluggish thyroids.
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6 Ayurvedic Herbs To Boost Your Sex Drive

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Sex is an indispensable factor in your life and plays a vital role in keeping you happy and healthy. A gratifying sex life makes sure that you have a wholesome and fulfilling life. Ayurveda offers many solutions that could bring about mind blowing changes in the way you view and[.....]
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Hunting For Hallucinogenic Honey In Nepal With The Gurung Tribe [A Raphael Treza Film]

Hunting For Hallucinogenic Honey In Nepal With The Gurung Tribe [A Raphael Treza Film] | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
The daredevil honey hunters of Nepal make our jobs seem easy. Twice a year, deep in the jungles of central Nepal, members of the Gurung tribe harvest honey from
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7 Of India’s Most Serene Yoga Retreats To Escape To

7 Of India’s Most Serene Yoga Retreats To Escape To | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
For all those already immersed in the practice of yoga, it takes little convincing from our side to bring your practice into the folds of mother nature. While y
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How to Chew Betel Nut in Papua New Guinea

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How to Chew Betel Nut in Papua New Guinea. If you ever go to Papua New Guinea, the first thing you will notice is the brilliant red-stained teeth and lips of the local men and women. Betel nut, or what the locals call buai [boo-eye] i
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World's oldest tea remains discovered on ancient trade route

World's oldest tea remains discovered on ancient trade route | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
Residues found in burial pits near tomb of Han dynasty emperor Liu Qi shows plant was being transported along Silk Road route over 2,000 years ago
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The Benefits of Coconut Oil in Coffee | Onnit Academy

The Benefits of Coconut Oil in Coffee | Onnit Academy | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
You’ve got two options to experience the benefits of putting coconut oil in coffee. The first is to just stir it in. The second is to blend it in.
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突然、ネット掲示板に現れて投稿された『鬱の治し方』が大きな反響を呼んでいる

突然、ネット掲示板に現れて投稿された『鬱の治し方』が大きな反響を呼んでいる | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
いいねやコメントを大歓迎です。シェアもご自由にどうぞ♪ みなさんの隙間時間を埋める情報をシェアしていきますね!
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【映像】裏庭の鶏:鶏小屋を設計する方法 Backyard Chickens: How to Design Your Chicken Run

【映像】裏庭の鶏:鶏小屋を設計する方法 Backyard Chickens: How to Design Your Chicken Run | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
● ココナッツが茂る裏庭にてジャングルから持って来た野生鶏、ジャングルチキンを半放し飼い状態で育てて健康なチキンを食していたのだ。
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【映像】裏庭の鶏:鶏小屋を設計する方法 How to Design Your Chicken Run
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Meet unicorn food’s Instagram-friendly cousin: mermaid toast

Meet unicorn food’s Instagram-friendly cousin: mermaid toast | Brain & Soul | Scoop.it
Find out how to make this blue algae concoction, created by Vibrant and Pure's Adeline Waugh.
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