RITUALS, PRODUCTIVITY AND…CAFFEINE

SHORT ABSTRACT: Routine vs. Ritual. Routine (morning or evening) is a mental checklist of things, something that doesn’t need a physical to-do list, because it is automatic and constant. Ritual is meaningful and carefully organized process. Caffeine – what is it and where do we find it? Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and…

HOW TO SURVIVE IN AN “UNSTYLISH” CITY

SHORT ABSTRACT: Fashion vs. Style. Fashion is influenced by external factors. It is affected by people, who are inspired by art, politics, religion, etc. Style is influenced by internal factors. Fashion changes seasonally, style is relatively constant, or as Yves Saint Laurent famously said – Fashion fades, style is eternal. Social isolation. If you have…

IS CLUTTER IN YOUR MIND OR IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT? OR MAYBE BOTH?

SHORT ABSTRACT The definition of clutter: Clutter is defined as an overabundance of possessions that collectively create chaotic and disorderly living spaces. Collecting vs. Cluttering vs. Hoarding A hoarder collects meaningless items, or things with little value. This person finds it difficult to let go of the items and they pile up in ways that are unsafe…

PEOPLE VS. OBESITY: WE’RE LOSING!!

SHORT ABSTRACT: Nearly 13% of the world population is suffering from obesity (2014 estimation). Human body is complex. There are many models that represent the body weight or whole body composition. Obesity and environmental pollutants. Evidence points to endocrine disrupting chemicals that interfere with the body’s adipose tissue biology, endocrine hormone systems or central hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal…

PART 2: ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION AND PESTICIDE HALL OF SHAME

SHORT ABSTRACT Ways of exposure to chemicals – agricultural use; use in cattle dips and in animal husbandry; use as household insecticides or in gardens; sanitary indoor use in schools, offices, hospitals and other institutions; public health use; medical human use; veterinary products for pets. Biopesticides – represent a very small fraction of the global…