If Outright Repeal Is Off the Table, Reform and Restart the Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Process
Clark PackardAs the House and Senate prepare to reconcile the differences between their two China competition bills (United States Innovation and Competition Act and the America COMPETES Act, respectively), Sen. Pat Toomey (R ‑PA) is attempting to reform and restart the exclusion process from the Section 301 China tariffs, which lapsed at the end of 2020. Perhaps unsurprisingly, certain protectionist organizations are decryingany tariff relief at all.As I arguedrecently, the United States should completely eliminate the China tariffs. Policymakers areincreasingly aware that the Trump administration ’s tariffs have...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 5, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Clark Packard Source Type: blogs

Blind And Sighted People Understand Colour Similarly
This study wonderfully illustrates that blind and sighted people share common knowledge about colour. Though the two groups differ in some domains — particularly when it comes to associative knowledge about the colour of objects (eg. bananas are yellow) — they are largely similar in their understanding of the natural occurrence and application of colours. Blind individuals are able to draw upon deep understandings of how colours function, and make inferences about totally new objects based on their category alone, in a way that closely resembles those with sight. The authors take this data to suggest that those livi...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Perception Source Type: blogs

Did dreams evolve to transcend overfitting?
A fascinatingnew paper proposes that dreams evolved to help the brain generalize, which improves its performance on day to day tasks. Incorporating a concept from deep learning,Erik Hoel (2021):“...outlines the idea that the brains of animals are constantly in danger ofoverfitting, which is the lack of generalizability that occurs in a deep neural network when its learning is based too much on one particular dataset, and that dreams help mitigate this ubiquitous issue. This is the overfitted brian[sic] hypothesis. ” The Overfitted Brain Hypothesis (OHB) proposes that the bizarre phenomenology of dreams is critical...
Source: The Neurocritic - May 31, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

7 Tips To Help With Insomnia Naturally And Quickly
A healthy lifestyle revolves around the daily habits and dietary aid you include in your life. It is one of the significant factors behind long-term wellness and disease-free life. If you wish to enhance your lifestyle, you must be willing to make the essential changes. From the excessive intake of sugar-laden snacks to your meals’ timing, everything affects your health in the long run. Also, it contributes to lack of sleep and constant sleep disturbances now and then. But, you can get rid of the signs of insomnia with minimal lifestyle changes and natural aids. Here are the top ways in which you can achieve a refresh...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca R Tags: depression featured health and fitness self-improvement health benefits of sleep insomnia pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

101 Wednesday Quotes to Help You Power Through the Rest of the Week
It’s Wednesday. And you may need some motivation to keep moving and to push and power through the last few days of this work week. So in this post I've put together 101 of the best and most powerful quotes on Wednesdays, on recharging your motivation and on keeping taking action to reach your goals for the week and step by step move closer to your biggest dreams too. I hope you’ll find something helpful and uplifting here. And if you need more motivation and inspiration then I recommend checking out this post filled with confidence quotes and this one with many, many quotes on change. Wednesday Quotes to Inspire and M...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Sensitivity to Lying
Some people have a high tolerance for lying and falsehood. They can hang out around others who frequently share false information, deliberately or from ignorance, and it doesn’t seem to bother them. Either they don’t notice the falsehoods, or they aren’t much affected when they do notice. I’m not one of those people. I used to be though. When I was younger I could hang around people who spewed nonsense left and right and be okay with it. That’s basically how I grew up, being taught lots of false religious ideas about how the world worked, only later to realize it was a pack of lies. But ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Emotions Health Relationships Source Type: blogs

Grain-Free, Legume-Free, Sugar-Free Experiment
For the month of August, I’ve been doing a new dietary experiment. I’m eating grain-free, legume-free, and sugar-free. I’m doing this mainly out of curiosity to see what effect it has. I think I’m far enough along (about four weeks) that this would be a good time to share what I’ve learned. The biggest adjustment was switching some common food sources, especially carbs. Instead of brown rice or rice noodles, I’ve been eating more potatoes, sweet potatoes, and starchy squash. Instead of beans or tofu, I’m eating more fruit, nuts, and veggies. While I’ve removed refined s...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Your Gut Instinct is Bad For Your Relationships
While caring for his wife as she struggled with a severe nervous breakdown, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky put the cognitive strategies he’d long been teaching others to work on his strained relationship. After seeing the incredible impact it had on his marriage as a whole, he decided to write a book to share these relationship-changing communication strategies. Join us as Dr. Tsipursky explains why going with your “gut” can actually backfire and shares 12 practical mental habits you can begin using today for excellent communication. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic a...
Source: World of Psychology - July 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Communication General Habits Interview LifeHelper Marriage and Divorce Podcast Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Everyone has a role to play: Reducing your child ’s risk of developing food allergies
By RUCHI GUPTA, MD, MPH The average American elementary school class includes two students living with one or multiple food allergies. That’s nearly six million children in the United States alone. And these numbers are climbing. There was a staggering 377 percent increase in medical claims with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions between 2007 and 2016, two-thirds of these were children. As parents, we want the absolute best for our children. For many years, guidance around food introduction was unclear. Parents were told that babies, and especially those considered at risk for food allergies, should avoid...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Public Health allergies Food Allergies Pediatrics Ruchi Gupta Source Type: blogs

California Cheese Trail
You know that question people sometimes like to ask, “If you were going to die tomorrow, what would your last meal be?” Pretty ominous question, come to think of it. But my answer is always, “A warm baguette, grapes, wine, and a variety of cheeses.” Dave often delights me by bringing home from the grocery store cheeses we haven’t tried before, gathered from the basket in the cheese area of end pieces and sample sizes. We really ended up living in a great area of the United States. California has its own tourism sector, related to cheese: California Cheese Trail. I want to eventually go visit t...
Source: Organization Monkey - July 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Marie Kennedy Tags: monkeys/bananas Source Type: blogs

California Cheese Trail
You know that question people sometimes like to ask, “If you were going to die tomorrow, what would your last meal be?” Pretty ominous question, come to think of it. But my answer is always, “A warm baguette, grapes, wine, and a variety of cheeses.” Dave often delights me by bringing home from the grocery store cheeses we haven’t tried before, gathered from the basket in the cheese area of end pieces and sample sizes. We really ended up living in a great area of the United States. California has its own tourism sector, related to cheese: California Cheese Trail. I want to eventually go visit t...
Source: Organization Monkey - July 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Marie Kennedy Tags: monkeys/bananas Source Type: blogs

Is scalp exfoliation helpful for hair? episode 226
Welcome to the Beauty Brains, a show where real cosmetic chemists answer your beauty product questions and give you an insider’s look at the cosmetic industry. This is Episode 226. Hosts Perry Romanowski, and Valerie George Is glycerin bad for curly hair? Are encapsulated ingredients better? Do scalp exfoliators help? Can beauty companies hide allergens in their products? What’s the difference between organic DHA and the non-organic kind? Upcoming webinar on cosmetic formulating Beauty Science News Sunscreen ban lifted in Florida Interesting. Here’s what happened – Hawaii banned certain sunscreens due to harmin...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs

Food Logging
If you’d like to raise your awareness about what you’re actually eating and how it affects you, food logging is a simple and effective way to do this. Six weeks ago I decided to start keeping a log of everything I ate in a small notebook. I also keep track of calories. I wanted to raise my awareness of what I was eating and how calorically dense each meal was. Computing the calories is easy. I use a small kitchen scale to weigh quantities of foods, and then I just ask a nearby smart device what the calories are. Usually Google or Alexa can give the correct response to a question like, “How many calo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Canceling Plans Due to Anxiety
  Does your anxiety take over when it’s time to leave the house — keeping you home more often than not? Do you cancel plans at the last minute due to that feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach? Or maybe you are the friend that keeps getting canceled on. In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie discuss why this happens and how both parties — the chronic canceler and the chronically disappointed friend — can navigate this awkward scenario. Tune in to today’s Not Crazy podcast to get specific tips on how you can feel more in control so you can cancel less. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Home Practice Guidance for Parents During COVID-19
With schools closed and treatment moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, parent involvement is more important than ever to support children with their speech-language homework. Some parents and caregivers may be well prepared to take this on, but others may have trepidations: Some may see it as too time-consuming, while others might be concerned that they won’t do it correctly. Making speech carryover practice easy to implement can increase the likelihood of parent/caregiver participation. Here are some strategies I share with parents to help them effectively incorporate speech and language practice into their everyd...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - April 8, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Kim Delude Tags: Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology COVID-19 Source Type: blogs