Daily Archives: July 15, 2012

The Best Marijuana Documentary (Canadian) – video

The Best Marijuana Documentary (Canadian)

Here is a very comprehensive look at the question of marijuana; its history; its myths; the “war on drugs” where marijuana is highest on the list; the realities of increasing marijuana use in North America and increased incarceration (more prisons); the open use of marijuana in Canada; the large marijuana industry in British Columbia Canada; the many vested interests, from growers to prison builders and the legal profession, that want no change in the laws as they profit from it.  Most of all it highlights  the pressure on politicians by pharmaceutical companies who know of the medicinal properties of cannabis, but  since they cannot make money on it they resist the idea of legalizing medical marijuana since it would reduce their profits  –  very educational.  Below are two comments from viewers in the USA.               Continue reading

Secrets of Body Language – video

Secrets of Body Language

Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously.

John Borg attests that human communication consists of 93 percent body language and paralinguistic cues, while only 7% of communication consists of words themselves;[1] however, Albert Mehrabian, the researcher whose 1960s work is the source of these statistics, has stated that this is a misunderstanding of the findings[2] (see Misinterpretation of Mehrabian’s rule). Continue reading

Kamal Meattle on how to grow fresh air – TED video

Kamal Meattle on how to grow fresh air

Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.

With its air-filtering plants and sustainable architecture, Kamal Meattle’s office park in New Delhi is a model of green business. Meattle himself is a longtime activist for cleaning up India’s air.     full bio »

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