Monthly Archives: June 2019

June 30, 2019

*Horns Are Growing on Human Skulls Because of Phone Use—Here’s How that Happens:

It’s no secret that your cell phone can disrupt your health. But here’s a potential risk of cell phone use you may not have seen coming: A new study suggests our skeletons are adapting to our handheld device obsession. How so? By helping us adjust to a position that most of us who are constantly checking our emails are familiar with: phone in hand, head bent down. Researchers from Australia say cell phones might be the reason young adults are developing “enlarged external occipital protuberance” (EEOP). The occipital bone is the main bone of the lower part of the skull. What the scientists are saying is that our bodies are adjusting to worsening posture by growing a spike at the base of our skulls to relieve pressure induced by hours spent hunched over our phones.

Researchers wanted to know how prevalent this adaptation may be. Overall, 33% of the 1,200 men and women, ages 18 to 86, in the study exhibited EEOP. The researchers’ conclusions were published in the journal Scientific Reports. The new report cites previously published survey results in a population of Canadian university students, faculty, and staff. The survey found that participants spend an average of 4.65 hours a day on a hand-held device. Sixty-eight percent of participating students reported having neck pain. “We hypothesize that the use of modern technologies and hand-held devices may be primarily responsible for these postures and subsequent development of adaptive robust cranial features in our sample,” the researchers wrote.

*PISSED OFF! – Americans Say We’re Angrier Than A Generation Ago:

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans say people are more likely to express anger on social media than in person. Do you find yourself getting ticked off more often than you used to? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Some 84% of people surveyed said Americans are angrier today compared with a generation ago, according to the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health poll. When asked about their own feelings, 42% of those polled said they were angrier in the past year than they had been further back in time. Anger can have an effect on health. “I think of anger as a health risk,” says Dr. Anil Jain, vice president and chief health information officer at IBM Watson Health. “The fact that the survey showed that we have a generation of Americans who believe that they are more angry than they were a generation ago tells me that this is going to lead to some consequences from a health point of view.”

 *COME AND GET IT – Federal Agencies Left Private Data Open to Cyberattacks for a Decade, Says Senate Report:

Multiple federal agencies kept up an outdated security system over the past decade that left Americans‘ personal information vulnerable to theft, according to a damning new Senate report out Tuesday. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found the failures came from the Departments of StateHomeland SecurityHealth and Human Services,TransportationEducationAgricultureHousing and Urban Development, and the Social Security Administration.

The Hill reports all eight agencies used outdated “legacy systems,” with six failing to install system patches when they should have, and seven failing to provide adequate protections. One of the most significant failings came from the Social Security Administration, which risked leaking the personal information of more than 60 million Americans. Subcommittee Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH) said the agencies “failed at implementing basic cybersecurity practices, leaving classified, personal, and sensitive information unsafe and vulnerable to theft.”

 *New High in U.S. Say Immigration Most Important Problem:

Americans‘ concern with immigration continues to be heightened, as 23% name it the most important problem facing the country. This is by one percentage point the highest Galluphas ever measured for the issue since it first began recording mentions of immigration in 1993. The June 3-16 poll was conducted as the U.S. continues to grapple with how to handle a surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexican border. Gallup has previously found spikes in mentions of immigration as the most important U.S. problem at other times when the immigration debate intensified, including:  

***22% in July 2018 amid controversy over a U.S. policy to separate children and parents who were trying to enter the U.S. illegally.    

***17% in July 2014, when a wave of young immigrants from Central American countries crossed the U.S. border illegally.  

 ***19% in April 2006 as the Senate worked toward passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill it later passed but ultimately was not considered by the House of Representatives.

 *Why Is California So Unattractive Compared to Texas?:

Time for another edition of our long-running battle between the Lone Star State and the Golden State. Except it’s not really a battle since one side seems determined to lose. For instance, Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute often uses extensive tables filled with multiple variables when comparing high-performing states and low-performing states. But when comparing California and Texas, sometimes all you need is one data source because it makes a very powerful point. Which is what he recently did with that data on one-way U-Haul rental rates between California cities and Texas cities.

There’s a very obvious takeaway from this data, as Mark explains. “… there is a huge premium for trucks leaving California for Texas and a huge discount for trucks leaving Texas for California. … U-Haul’s one-way truck rental rates are market-based to reflect relative demand and relative supply. In California there’s a relatively low supply of trucks available and a relatively high demand for trucks destined for Texas; in Texas there’s a relatively high supply of trucks and a relatively low demand for trucks going to California. Therefore, U-Haul charges 3-4 times more for one-way truck rentals going fromSan Francisco or LA to Houston or Dallas than vice-versa based on what must be a huge net outflow of trucks leaving California (leading to low inventory) and a net inflow of trucks arriving in Texas (leading to high inventory). … in 2016 … the ratios for the same matched cities were much smaller, 2.2 to 2.4 to 1, suggesting that the outbound migration from California to Texas as reflected in one-way U-Haul truck rental rates must have accelerated over the last three years.”

So why is California so unattractive compared to Texas? To answer that question, this map from the Tax Foundation is a good place to start. It shows that California has the most punitive income tax of any state, while Texas is one of the sensible states with no income tax.

 *Federal Employees Hit Highest Number Since Obama Left Office:

The number of people employed by the federal government rose from 2,811,000 in April to 2,815,000 in May, an increase of 4,000 that put the number of federal workers at the highest level since President Barack Obama left office, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In December 2016, the last month before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the federal government employed 2,817,000, according to BLS. In January 2017, that dropped to 2,810,000. In the time that President Donald Trump has been in office, federal employment hit a low of 2,792,000 in February and March of 2018, but has since risen by 23,000 to the current 2,815,000.

Federal employment hit an all-time high of 3,435,000 in May 1990, when George H.W. Bush was president. While federal government employment was increasing by 4,000 during May, overall government employment in the United States was dropping by 15,000—declining from 22,529,000 in April to 22,514 in May. State government employment dropped by 10,000—declining from 5,178,000 in April to 5,168,000 in May. Local government employment declined by 9,000—declining from 14,540,000 in April to 14,531,000 in May. Overall government employment in the United States peaked at 22,996,000 in May 2010, according to the historical data published by the BLS. Since then, it has declined to 22,514,000—a drop of 482,000.


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Benjamin Franklin‘s daily routine that he wrote when he was 20 years-old. (1726)


Comedian Tracy Morgan along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.


June 26, 2019

*The Foodie Call: Third Of Women Admit To Dating For Free Meal, Research Finds:

Who says chivalry is dead? A new trend has emerged on the dating scene in which a person schedules a date with someone they aren’t really interested in, just to get a free meal. The tactic has been dubbed a “foodie call,” and while it sounds absolutely ridiculous at first consideration, new research reveals it is happening quite often. Researchers at Azusa Pacific University and UC Merced had 357 heterosexual women answer a series of questions about their personalities, thoughts on traditional gender roles, and their personal foodie call histories. Interestingly, 33% of the participants admitted to engaging in at least one foodie call.

A second study was also performed, this time on 820 women. Of the women collected, 85% reported being heterosexual, and they were used as the focus of the study. Respondents were asked a similar set of questions as the first group, and 23% acknowledged participating in a foodie call. It’s worth noting that most of the women surveyed believed a foodie call was anywhere from moderately to extremely unacceptable. Among both groups of women, those who admitted to foodie calls scored higher in the “dark triad” (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) of personality traits. Women who expressed belief in more traditional gender roles were also more likely to engage in a foodie call.

 *MORE P.C. MADNESS! – It Will Cost $600,000 To Cover Up George Washington Mural That ‘Traumatized’ San Fran High School Students:

It will cost a San Francisco school district more than half a million dollars to cover up a “controversial” mural of George Washington, after a handful of activists complained that the mere sight of the nation’s first president was “traumatizing” to students. Robby Soave at Reason Magazine reports that the San Francisco Unified School District will meet next week to discuss which of three “cover up” options is best for the mural, “The Life of Washington,” which graces the foyer of George Washington High School. They’ll decide whether to paint over the mural at a cost of $600,000, hide it behind paneling at a cost of $875,000, or hide it behind curtains (for the low, low price of just $300,000).

As Soave points out, that money could go to any number of important initiatives or even to hiring more teachers — the middle option, a $600,000 paint job, could support one newly hired SFUSD teacher for more than six years (SFUSD is currently experiencing a teacher shortage) — but a 13-member working group, tasked with scrubbing SFUSD of controversial historical monuments and materials says the school has no choice but to jettison the work of art. The painting “glorifies slavery, genocide, colonization, manifest destiny, white supremacy, oppression” and “doesn’t represent SFUSD values of social justice, diversity, united, student-centered,” the working group said in a report issued earlier this year.

Oddly enough, “The Life of Washington” isn’t meant to be a rosy interpretation of Washington’s life. Painted in the mid-1930s by a “Russian-American artist named Victor Arnautoff, who held leftist sympathies,” the mural actually depicts Washington setting controversial priorities, sending men to conquer the west at the expense of Native Americans, and plotting the future of a free United States while turning a blind eye to slavery. But it’s the painting’s depiction of Washington’s darker tendencies that ultimately irked a group of “outside busybodies,” according to National Review. Intent on ignoring the actual content or meaning of the painting, several activists who showed up at the working group’s meeting on the murals suggested that the depicted violence against Native Americans and other minorities be taken at face value, not as a commentary on Washington’s larger legacy. “Why do we have to explain the pain caused by the visual offense that we see in that building that is supposed to be an institution for learning?” one woman reportedly asked the working group.

 *DISGRACE! – Welcome to Garcetti’s L.A.: Heaps of Trash, Hordes of Rats and very Little Leadership:

Los Angeles is in troubled waters on a ship without a captain, and though there might be a few pretenders on the bridge, nobody trusts them. We found out on Tuesday that although the city and county spent $600 million last year to chip away at the number of homeless people, the total increased by 16% to nearly 60,000. That same day, voters said absolutely, positively no way to a parcel tax that would have raised money for struggling L.A. Unified schools, and the vote reflected a resounding lack of faith in school administrators to spend the money wisely. A shame, in my opinion. Whatever the sins of the past, shorting 600,000 mostly poor kids at a time when poverty has spilled onto our streets is not the smartest plan.

But this comes back to the leadership problem. Judging by my reader responses, it did not help that one of the parcel tax advocates was L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. That would be the guy who has presided over the astounding spread of homeless encampments and trash-strewn streets after persuading voters to reverse the trends by taxing themselves.

Garcetti had a worse week than that heavyweight champ who got clobbered by an unknown contender from Imperial County. And nobody else in the local political class looked much better. L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said local leaders were “pretty well stunned by this data” on the increase in homelessness. I slapped myself and read it again. Yep, he said that.

Los Angeles looks as if it’s digging out from a hurricane, with hordes on the streets, tents everywhere and armies of rodents on the march, inciting fears of disease. We learned from Dakota Smith and David Zahniser in last week’s avalanche of Mad Max news that the rat circus at City Hall was tied to homeless people using the grates around the building as bathrooms. And my colleagues Emily Alpert-ReyesDoug Smith and Ben Oreskes reported that the number of 311 calls for help shot up 167% between 2016 and 2018.

 *Data: Average of 124K Anchor Babies Born in U.S. This Year So Far:

An average of about 124,000 children of illegal aliens, commonly referred to as “anchor babies,” have been born in the United States this year thus far, analysis of Census Bureau data concludes. In the first five months of 2019, about 124,000 children of illegal aliens were born on U.S. soil, thus solidifying their permanent American citizenship due to the nation’s birthright citizenship policy. The total derives from a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analysis of Census Bureau data, which reveals that, on average, about 300,000 anchor babies are born in the country every year, with nearly 25,000 anchor babies born every month.

The Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted birthright citizenship and many legal scholars dispute the idea.

 *Alice Cooper Reveals Death Pact with Wife Sheryl Goddard:

This Hollywood Vampire refuses to die alone. Rock legend Alice Cooper has made a death pact with his wife of 43 years, Sheryl Goddard — insisting, “We are going to go together.” “We’ve made a pact – there is no way of surviving without each other,” the 71-year-old rocker told The Mirror. Cooper — the frontman of Johnny Depp’s supergroup, The Hollywood Vampires — insisted he has “never cheated” on his wife since they met in 1975.

The “School’s Out” hitman now insists their devotion is so strong they are planning the shocking twist to the “till death do us part” part of marriage vows. “I couldn’t live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other,” Cooper told The Mirror.

 *Andrew Dice Clay and Roseanne Barr Announce Standup Tour:

Andrew Dice Clay is going on tour with Roseanne Barr — and they’re doing it for America. The comedian — the first to ever sell out Madison Square Garden, despite being banned from MTV for life for his material — told Fox News that the “Mr. and Mrs. America” tour was inspired by the national obsession with political discourse and, occasionally, the alleged policing of comedians’ language. Clay, 61, and Barr, 66, have known one another for nearly three decades, and the Brooklyn native doesn’t believe the “Roseanne” star truly has a mean bone in her body. “She’s a comic because she’s wacky. I’ve known her since we were kids,” Clay told Fox News. “When people ask about what she said, I say, ‘She’s a comic!’ We gotta stop policing comedians. This is America!”

 *Israel Holocaust Museum Responds to AOC’s Statement on
Concentration Camps:

Holocaust memorial museum in Israel responded Wednesday to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)comparing migrant detention centers on the U.S.-Mexicoborder to concentration camps in the Holocaust.

Ocasio-Cortez said in an Instagram live video this week that “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. If that doesn’t bother you … I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.” She doubled down on her position on Tuesday, tweeting that “it is the conclusion of expert analysis” that “this administration has established concentration camps on the southern border.”

The Holocaust memorial museum, Yad Vashem, responded to the tweet, saying that “Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of ‘extermination through labor.’” The tweet included a link to Yad Vashem’s website discussing concentration camps.


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A total of 928 prisoners tried to escape from Auschwitz, including 878 men and 50 women. Of these, 196 successfully escaped, and most of them lived to see the end of the war.


Birth control activist Margaret Sanger in Chicago, 1917.


Welcome to Episode #2 of the revealing TV show “Without Notes” with Judith Regan, an American editor, book publisher, and producer – Episode 2: Becoming a Publishing Icon:


Stem Cell Doctors of Beverly Hills Celebrates Opening of New Biocellular Regenerative Center

The Stem Cell Doctors of Beverly Hills organization is excited to announce the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art Biocellular Regenerative Center. The new center will be leading the way in aesthetic medicine through innovative stem cell therapies. It will offer regenerative stem cell treatments for Men and Women, and specialize in non-invasive hair loss treatment, vaginal rejuvenation, erectile dysfunction, and facial and body procedures.

Stem Cell Doctors of Beverly Hills
416 North Bedford Drive, Suite 403
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


When a person visits the practice, they’ll meet with a clinician who can talk with them about their needs and goals, then recommend some treatment options that are right for them. The clinicians are highly-trained, attentive, friendly, and patient-centered; their job is to help patient’s feel at ease, and to provide no-pressure information that they can use to determine the type of treatment they’d most prefer.

The goal is to provide a warm, welcoming and comfortable setting so that individuals may feel relaxed and can look forward to the results of their treatment. The doctors are board certified and world-renowned plastic surgeons who have specialized in aesthetic medicine for over 2 decades.


Comedian Sandra Bernhard along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.


June 23, 2019

*Charlottesville, Va. Mayor Proposes Replacing Jefferson’s Birthday Holiday with ‘Liberation and Freedom Day’:

The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia has asked the city council to continue its recent practice of changing city holidays commemorating historical figures. Mayor Nikuyah Walker has proposed eliminating Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as a city holiday and replacing it with “Liberation and Freedom Day” celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the region. Charlottesville currently designates Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, (or nearest weekday) as a paid vacation day. But, this week, Mayor Walker proposed the change, without providing a rationale for it, local newspaper The Daily Progress reports:

“At Monday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Nikuyah Walker proposed eliminating the April observance and replacing it with Liberation and Freedom Day in March.” City council member Wes Bellamy praised Walker’s proposal, saying he was “proud” of her and that “it’s a conversation we definitely need as a city” because Jefferson owned slaves and is believed to have fathered six children with one of them. The proposal is expected to be brought up for consideration at one of the council’s next two meetings, scheduled for June 16 and July 1.

If approved, it will be the third change to city holidays in recent years. In 2015, the Charlottesville city council eliminated Lee-Jackson Day commemorating Confederate Civil War Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. And, in 2017, it changed the name of Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples Day.”

 *Pete Buttigieg: It’s ‘Almost Certain’ There Have Been Gay Presidents Before:

 If he wins in 2020, Pete Buttigieg is pretty sure he won’t be the first gay president. Speaking to Axios on its HBO program, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor was asked how he’s going to respond to people who attack him during the campaign for being too young, too liberal, or too gay to be the Americanpresident. “We have had excellent presidents who have been young,” he said. “We have had excellent presidents who have been liberal. I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay—we just didn’t know which ones.”

He went on to say that it was statistically “almost certain” that there had been gay presidents, but he couldn’t name names. “My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively,” he lamented.

 *Federal Spending Tops $3 Trillion Through May for First Time; Deficit Hits $738 Billion:

For the first time in the history of the United States, the federal government has spent more than $3 trillion in the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. The record $3,013,541,000,000 that the federal government spent in October through May of fiscal 2019 was $181,157,920,000 more than the previous record of $2,832,383,080,000 (in constant May 2019 dollars) that the federal government spent in October through May of fiscal 2009.

Total federal tax revenues in the first eight months of fiscal 2019 hit $2,274,902,000,000, which fell $5,612,990,000 short of the record $2,280,514,990,000 (in constant May 2019 dollars) that the Treasury collected in total tax revenues in the first eight months of fiscal 2016. Even with the second highest tax revenues ever collected in the first eight months of the fiscal year, the federal government still ran a deficit for those eight months of $738,639,000,000.Table 3 of the Monthly Treasury Statement, which summarizes federal receipts and outlays for the current fiscal year to date, indicated the Department of Health and Human Services cost the most money, accounting for $834,346,000,000 in federal spending in the first eight months of the fiscal year. The Social Security Administrationcost the second most, accounting for $730,000,000,000 in federal spending during the period.

 *‘Neverland’ Ethics Questioned as Michael Jackson Lawyers Speak at Documentaries Panel:

The controversy over HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” is part of a bigger debate that goes back a good century. Film scholars have been arguing about the reality, truth and objectivity of the documentary film since at least Robert Flaherty’s pioneering 1922 epic “Nanook of the North,” and probably all the way back to Thomas Edison’s “Sneeze” kinescope, according to International Documentary Association director Carrie Lozano. Lozano was one of the panelists for “Truth Be Told? Documentary Films Today,” a discussion that brought together two rival schools as sponsors; the UCLA School of Law Ziffren Center and USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism combined forces to co-host the event Tuesday night on the UCLA campus.

Moderated by UCLA School of Law’s First Amendment expert Dale Cohen (pictured above, left), the panel also included powerhouse entertainment lawyers John Branca (above, center) and Howard Weitzman — both embroiled in the controversy over HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” in their roles representing the estate of Michael Jackson — along with veteran director Taylor Hackford (wife Helen Mirren was an interested observer) and USC Professor of Communications Christopher Smith.

Branca drew chuckles when he declared, “I’m an impartial observer whose point of view is not related to any particular documentary,” then launched into his own complaints about the controversial HBO documentary which included graphic testimony about underage sexual encounters with Jackson. “Testimony is presented as fact,” he explained. “No other side is presented. The director [Dan Reed] even said he had no interest in talking to anybody else.” Weitzman echoed Branca’s argument. “The idea of offering fair and balanced views doesn’t play in the media business today,” he said. “The only true reality TV where the outcome is unknown is a sporting event.”

With the success of Oscar-winning music documentaries like “Searching for Sugar Man” and “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” it truly is the golden age of nonfiction film. With success, though, come legal difficulties. The estate of the late rapper Mac Miller just pulled the plug on a planned documentary. In dealing with deceased artists and their estates, one of the problems  — or benefits, depending on your vantage point —  is that defamation laws only apply to the living. “The purpose of the First Amendment is supposedly getting at the truth, but the lack of defamation protection for an individual no longer living isn’t helpful in that regard,” states Branca. “If copyright protection is life plus 75 years, there’s no reason a defamation suit shouldn’t be life plus 20, 30 or even 40 years.”

 *President Trump More Popular in California than Democrat Legislature:

A survey recently released by the Public Policy Institute of California found that President Donald Trump is more popular in the deep blue state than the Democratic legislature. 

Democratic consultant Steve Maviglio recently told the Los Angeles Times, “All they hear from Sacramento are proposals for more taxes and more spending for everyone except the middle class. And they rightfully wonder where the high taxes they already are paying are going.” While the president’s approval ratings are underwater with only 38 percent of Californians approving of his job, this pales in comparison to the state legislature having only 34 percent among likely voters having confidence in them.

With voters still anxious about a gas tax hike pushed through last year, recent suggestions of a $2 billion tax hike on everything from water to phones by California Gov. Gavin Newsom hasn’t eased that apprehension.

Newsom holds a job approval rating of 45 percent among likely voters with 29 percent disapproving and a 26 percent responding “don’t know.”

 *Survey: 46% of Voters Support Tariffs to Force Mexico to Get Tougher on Illegal Immigration, Drugs:

Six in ten likely U.S. voters believe Mexico has not been aggressive enough in stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States, almost seven in ten feel the same way when it comes to illegal drugs – and almost half favor the use of tariffs to compel Mexico to get tougher on both. A new Rasmussen Reports survey found that 46 percent of likely voters support the leveraging of tariffs for this purpose – as President Trump is proposing to do – while 40 percent oppose the strategy, and 14 percent of respondents are undecided.

The survey found 60 percent support for the view that the Mexican government has not “been aggressive enough in stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States,” and 68 percent support for the view that it has not “been aggressive enough in stopping the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.” The findings come at a time when Republicansenators are reported to be leery about the president’s strategy of wielding tariffs in an international dispute unrelated to trade. “There is not much support in my conference for tariffs, that’s for sure,’ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)told reporters on Tuesday, after two Trump administration officials laid out Trump’s position for lawmakers over lunch.

Trump says the U.S. will impose five percent tariffs on all goods from Mexico, beginning June 10, and then raise that by five percent each month from July 1 to a maximum of 25 percent by October, where it will remain unless the Mexican government takes effective steps “to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States.”


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A family in Texas in 1953 had a pet lion named Blondie. They never had any incidents with her and she died of old age.


U.S. Debt Clock — Real Time:


Welcome to Episode #2 of the revealing TV show “Without Notes” with Judith Regan, an American editor, book publisher, and producer – Episode 2: Becoming a Publishing Icon:


*Dr. Reef Karim, Prominent Brain Scientist & Life Strategist, Weighs in on the Dangers of “Digital Distraction”

In an age of over-stimulation, online profiles and social media, our digital use habits may be changing the way our brains operate, and the discovered effects are quite worrisome. An international team of researchers from Western Sydney UniversityHarvard UniversityKings CollegeOxford University and University of Manchester have found that the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may reflect changes in the brain. This can affect anything from attentional capacities and memory processes to social interactions.

Accomplished neuroscientist, speaker, and life strategist Dr. Reef Karim has more than a few words to say on the topic. Not only is he a leading expert in human behavior, but he’s also dedicated his life to educating, entertaining and helping people understand themselves better.

Digital Distraction will be our next major health care crisis. The reason we haven’t heard more about the health consequences of digital media is because these symptoms are subtle, emotional and slow building,” states Dr. Reef, “But the impact is life altering; loneliness, disconnection, boredom, fatigue, distractibility, impulsivity, emotional reactivity, self-worth issues, diminished creativity, diminished originality, diminished empathy, less emotional resilience. Each of these symptoms can originate and grow because of one’s attentional challenges, over-stimulation and reliance on online feedback for self-esteem/validation.”


Actress Laura Dern along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.