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Star ‘Treknology’: Imagining The Future Into Being

Enlarge this image Sonequa Martin-Green, center, a cast member in “Star Trek: Discovery,” poses with original “Star Trek” cast members Nichelle Nichols, left, and William Shatner at the premiere of the new television series on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP We live in a unique moment of human history where the tools our parents used are not the ones we take in hand. The pace of technological (and hence societal) change is so fast now, compared with a few centuries ago, that…

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Meal Plan for January Week 2

It’s about this time of year where the impact of daylight savings time and early evening darkness gets the better of me. I try to combat the lack of light with outdoor daytime activities and then lots of warm cozy soups, bright fresh salads, and vegetable dishes for dinner. These remind me winter won’t last forever and the freezing wind won’t always settle in my bones. Continue reading “Meal Plan for January Week 2” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Meal Plan for January Week 2

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It’s Not Just A Cold, It’s ‘Sickness Behavior’

Enlarge this image Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Sub/Getty Images It’s just a cold. But even though I know I’m not horribly ill, I feel this overwhelming need to skip work, ignore my family and retreat to the far corner of the sofa. I’m not being a wimp, it turns out. Those feelings are a real thing called sickness behavior, which is sparked by the body’s response to infection. The same chemicals that tell the immune system to rush in and fend off invading viruses also tell us to slow down, skip…

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