Category Archives: Human Body

Glo On Changing The State of Meditation Online

Meditation is one of the most important exercises for human beings to undergo on a regular basis. It is greatly upsetting, therefore, to see that there is a large chunk of the human population that still neglects the obvious and proven benefits that meditation can provide. Companies like Glo become extremely frustrated with this, because many people will hear about all the countless benefits that meditation could provide for them but choose to ignore the message anyways.

They want to ensure the public that it is absolutely necessary to become in-tune with the deepest aspects of your character, and the best way to do this is through meditation. Unfortunately, most people in the United States are working full-time jobs, and these do not always give the free time for someone to continually practice meditation. Especially when so many individuals are lost when it comes to the process, they need an instructor to guide them along the way, but without the proper amount of free time, they have a hard time managing to make it to a set of meditation practices.

Glo brings in the solution to this issue with their meditation online programs, as these help the people who utilize their products to continually familiarize themselves with the practice of meditation. This is something that is extremely important to learning the skill: consistency. While many people have the capacity to learn the importance of meditation on your life, it is difficult to actually reach a point where you are willing to let the meditation take over and offer all the benefits that it is capable of.

Pushing Their Industry

Meditation online can be a tricky thing to master, but it is far less difficult than finding the time to visit a trained professional. In the digital age, it is simply not wise to do this, as it would be much more time-efficient to find someone who already posted the information required to gain skill on the Internet. This way, you can easily familiarize yourself with the most important principles of meditation without giving up the opportunity to be free at any moment.

This is the philosophy behind Glo, and it is apparent that they are dedicated to represent that philosophy no matter what it takes. Despite how much pressure their industry has put on them to open up a physical location where people can practice yoga in person, they think this would be antithetical to their message. Because they want to show people that there is no one institution that is best for meditation, they want to make meditation online readily available for people. This will, in their minds, make people far more receptive to changes within the yoga and meditation industry in the future.

Changing the World

Glo believes that meditation is one of the most integral part of human living, and this is why they are concerned that so many people are unfamiliar with it. They are trying to break their service in the mainstream not only to expand business operations but also to show the world that they are capable of changing it, and the best way to do this, in their eyes, is to follow a cause that you are truly passionate about. This will open up the world for you and allow you to feel entirely free in your decision-making.

Glo believes in freedom, and this is why they have opted to provide meditation online in the way they have. Their mobile application for meditation is and probably will forever be one of the most prolific ones available.

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The Collective Project: Robert Downey Jr. Delivers A Real Bionic Arm

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When it came time for 7-year-old Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm, to be presented with a 3D-printed bionic limb developed by Albert Manero, Robert Downey Jr. wanted in on the action.

Dressed as bionics expert Tony Stark, the star greeted the young superhero fan in a hotel room, where Downey compared his Iron Man gauntlet to Alex’s new arm. “You know who that is?” a Alex is asked in the video below. When Alex responds “Iron Man,” the actor can barely contain his joy.

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Manero, a college student, is the founder of Limbitless Solutions, which develops affordable artificial limbs for, in Downey’s words, “families with kids who want to show the playground how badass they are.”

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“I’m probably going to start farming out a lot of my tech work to Albert, too,” Downey says in the video. “I feel like he could cut the price point down on one of my suits, which is right now, I don’t know, about a billion and a half dollars.”

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Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio Made of Body-Painted Models

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To promote the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, a group of limber models were body-painted by artist Craig Tracy to look like the sporty new car.

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Skeleton Typogram, A Human Skeleton Illustration Made Using The Words For Each Bone

Skeleton Typogram by designer Aaron Kuehn is a gorgeous typographic artwork which depicts the human skeleton using the actual words for each bone.

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The McGurk Effect – Your Eyes Will Fool Your Ears

The McGurk effect is a compelling demonstration of how we all use visual speech information. The effect shows that we can’t help but integrate visual speech into what we ‘hear’.

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Man As A Machine By Henning Lederer

For thousands of years, human beings have used metaphors as ways of understanding the body. We talk about our ‘ear drums’, or our ‘mind’s eye’. When we are in love we say our hearts are ‘bursting’ or ‘broken’. When we are nervous we say we have ‘butterflies in our stomach’. When we are impatient we have ‘itchy feet’. These familiar images help to explain the unfamiliar and to comprehend the complexity of our bodies.

The visual crossover between industrialization and science in Fritz Kahn’s artwork demonstrates surprisingly accurately how human nature became culturally encoded by placing the knowledge in an industrial modernity of machine analogues. He produced lots of illustrations that drew a direct functional analogy between human physiology and the operation of contemporary technologies. Therefore, by illustrating the body as a factory, Kahn was able to relate the body’s complex organic interior to the industrialized space so common in society during that period of time (the poster was created in 1926).

From the moment that Henning Lederer got to know Kahn’s poster “Man as Industrial Palace” in 2006, he had the idea to animate this complex and strange way of explaining the functions of a body. He wanted to continue Fritz Kahn’s act of replacing a biological with a technological structure by transferring this depiction with the help of motion graphics and animation. In addition to the moving images, as a framework, Henning created a cabinet for his work including a mixture of old and new technology. This new version of the “Industrial Palace“ is an interactive installation for the audience to interact with – and by this to explore the different cycles of this human machinery.

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Here is an animated video created by Henning Lederer based on the poster by Fritz Kahn: Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace) from 1926.

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How To Blow Your Nose

Blowing your nose to alleviate stuffiness may be second nature, but some people argue it does no good, reversing the flow of mucus into the sinuses and slowing the drainage. Counterintuitive, perhaps, but research shows it to be true. To test the notion, Dr. J. Owen Hendley and other pediatric infectious disease researchers at the University of Virginia conducted CT scans and other measurements as subjects coughed, sneezed and blew their noses. In some cases, the subjects had an opaque dye dripped into their rear nasal cavities. Coughing and sneezing generated little if any pressure in the nasal cavities. But nose blowing generated enormous pressure — “equivalent to a person’s diastolic blood pressure reading,” Dr. Hendley said — and propelled mucus into the sinuses every time. Dr. Hendley said it was unclear whether this was harmful, but added that during sickness it could shoot viruses or bacteria into the sinuses, and possibly cause further infection. The proper method is to blow one nostril at a time and to take decongestants, said Dr. Anil Kumar Lalwani, chairman of the department of otolaryngology at the New York University Langone Medical Center. This prevents a buildup of excess pressure. (new York Times)

 

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The New York Times 8th Annual Year In Ideas

Please click HERE for the New York Times Year in Ideas issue. For the eighth year in a row, they have compiled an alphabetical digest of ideas, from A to Z (almost) that features a whole slew of essays about the interesting concepts that people have come up with during 2008.

 

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Jay Walker’s Amazing Library

Nothing quite prepares you for the culture shock of Jay Walker’s library. You exit the austere parlor of his New England home and pass through a hallway into the bibliographic equivalent of a Disney ride. Stuffed with landmark tomes and eye-grabbing historical objects—on the walls, on tables, standing on the floor—the room occupies about 3,600 square feet on three mazelike levels. Is that a Sputnik? (Yes.) Hey, those books appear to be bound in rubies. (They are.) That edition of Chaucer … is it a Kelmscott? Gee, that chandelier looks like the one in the James Bond flick Die Another Day. (Because it is.) No matter where you turn in this ziggurat, another treasure beckons you—a 1665 Bills of Mortality chronicle of London (you can track plague fatalities by week), the instruction manual for the Saturn V rocket (which launched the Apollo 11 capsule to the moon), a framed napkin from 1943 on which Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his plan to win World War II. In no time, your mind is stretched like hot taffy.

 

Read and see more HERE.

 

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The 25 Weirdest Things Eaten By A Human

We’ve all eaten something that other people think is strange, whether it’s an odd food combination or just plain gross. But the people in this collection take weird eating to a whole new level, swallowing items from diamond rings to hairballs. Click HERE to take a look at these items and how they got there.

 

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