What Do We Mean By Big Pharma And What Exactly Have They Done Wrong? Where to Begin?

What Do We Mean By Big Pharma And What Exactly Have They Done Wrong? Where to Begin?
So What’s So Bad About ‘Big Pharma’ Anyway? Why Are They So Hated? Let Us Count The Ways On websites like this one you often run across the term Big Pharma. And granted, it is a bit of a catch-all phrase, one that is used pretty casually, and one that likely has different significances for different people. But that doesn’t mean it is without meaning–nor that the loathing with which most people use the term is misplaced.… Read the rest

Just Because You’re Paranoid: ACLU Doc Dump Reveals Cops Disturbingly Routine Surveillance

Just Because You’re Paranoid: ACLU Doc Dump Reveals Cops Disturbingly Routine Surveillance
Kalifornia Kops Surveillance Secrets Revealed: ACLU Exposes Routine Police Harassment And Observation So you say that, as an American citizen and/or a freedom-loving person you are apprehensive about how much of our data is being scooped up by Big Brother? Especially since the high water mark of the Snowden revelations has rolled back leaving the law virtually unchanged and the same bent law enforcement types running things?… Read the rest

The U.S. Is Waking Up From Its Anti-Marijuana Nightmare: Nine States Leading The Way To Normalization

The U.S. Is Waking Up From Its Anti-Marijuana Nightmare: Nine States Leading The Way To Normalization
There Are Nine States With Marijuana Reform Laws On Their November Ballots–Here’s Who Is Trying To Change We finally seem to be waking up from our long national nightmare. Of course we’re talking here about U.S. drug policy, a ridiculous, reactionary hodgepodge resulting from decades of fear-mongering, the stoking of racial prejudices and pseudo-science posturing as reality. With 25 states on the books with laws permitting medical marijuana use, and two states–so far–allowing recreational use, it seems like the Drug Enforcement Agency really is behind the times.… Read the rest

How To Beat Acne With A Vegan Diet: One Bodybuilder’s Story Of Overcoming Terrible Cystic Acne

How To Beat Acne With A Vegan Diet: One Bodybuilder’s Story Of Overcoming Terrible Cystic Acne
Veggies Take Bodybuilder To New Heights, Not Only In Terms Of Gains, But In Wiping Out His Terrible Cystic Acne Too You don’t often hear about vegan bodybuilders. Sure, the “cut” diet–the part of bodybuilding where you lay off of lifting heavy and eat to lose fat–typically involves broccoli. But most bodybuilders also eat a remarkable–and remarkably boring–number of chicken or turkey breasts for a few weeks as well.… Read the rest

Jersey Boys Singing A New Tune: New Jersey Legislator Proposes Radical Rethinking Of Pot Laws

Jersey Boys Singing A New Tune: New Jersey Legislator Proposes Radical Rethinking Of Pot Laws
A New New Jersey: Radical Pot Law Rethink In The Garden State, Includes Expunging Criminal Convictions In case you haven’t noticed–or you work for the Drug Enforcement Agency–the way the United States looks at marijuana is undergoing a sea change. There are currently 25 states where it is legal to buy, use and sell marijuana for medical purposes, and Colorado and Oregon have made it legal to buy, sell and use marijuana for recreational purposes, with California close behind.… Read the rest

Researchers Discover Crucial Secret About Cancer: How Its ‘Cloak Of Invisibility’ Works

Researchers Discover Crucial Secret About Cancer: How Its ‘Cloak Of Invisibility’ Works
Cancer’s Secrets Revealed: How Researchers Exposed The Disease’s ‘Invisibility Cloak’ And What It Might Mean We hear about our immune systems all the time: they might be overtaxed from overwork and exhaustion, they might be worn down from a recent cold or other illness. We know that the very old and the very young have much weaker and more vulnerable immune systems than healthy adults.… Read the rest

Why You Shouldn’t Even Bother Buying Low-Fat Cheese, Or Why Do They Take Us For Idiots?

Why You Shouldn’t Even Bother Buying Low-Fat Cheese, Or Why Do They Take Us For Idiots?
The Low-Fat Is A Lie: Why Low-Fat Cheeses, Ice Cream And Cookies Are Arguably Worse For You Than The Real Thing There is a psychological secret about humans that some restaurant owners have figured out: we claim we want more choices in everything, but this isn’t really true. If we are offered too many choices, our brains seize up and we become paralyzed, “debilitated by choice,” in the words of Professor Sheena Iyengar, a researcher who has studied choice for two decades.… Read the rest

The Casualties From The Sellout Of Organic Groups To Anti-GMO Labeling Concerns Continues

The Casualties From The Sellout Of Organic Groups To Anti-GMO Labeling Concerns Continues
GMO Labeling Sellouts And The Damage They’ve Caused: Organic Trade Association Grows Smaller Following Their Betrayal The dust has settled somewhat on Congress’ recently passed renewed DARK Act, the anti-anti-GMO labeling bill that was hastily, crudely crafted to overrule any state’s attempt to provide consumers easy access to information on genetically modified foods in their products. However, the fallout continues to take its toll on the Organic Trade Association as yet another manufacturer has quit in protest of the group selling out.… Read the rest

Food Security And Corporations: How Monsanto And Bayer Merging Could Be Even Worse News Than We Thought

Food Security And Corporations: How Monsanto And Bayer Merging Could Be Even Worse News Than We Thought
Food Insecurity In The Era Of Mega-Mergers: How Monsanto And Bayer’s Unholy Marriage Could Be Even Worse Than We Thought Power is a funny thing. Well, not that funny, and certainly not funny-haha, not to the vast majority of us who have little power of our own. But once a person or group has power they tend to exploit it just as much as they can.… Read the rest

Stop Waking Up So Early: The Newest Threat To Your Health May Be The Hours You’re Awake

Stop Waking Up So Early: The Newest Threat To Your Health May Be The Hours You’re Awake
Sorry, Boss, But I’m Sleeping In For My Health: Study Shows We Wake Up Too Early There are health studies that bring us good news, and those that bring us bad news. But sometimes science proposes simple changes we can make that could potentially make a huge impact on our lives and the world as a whole. But some of these changes are easier said than done.… Read the rest