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    Brain Waves from Thoughts Used to Move Cursor

    Apr 7th, 2011 | By John Waller | Category: Health, Top Story

    A cursor on a computer screen can be controlled using thoughts about a range of vowel sounds, research has found. Brain signals have been translated into motion or even pictures before, but the current research showcases a nascent technique called electrocorticography using sensors placed directly on the surface of the brain.



    The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

    Jan 20th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Health

    Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with some favorite foods that are easy to find but don’t always find their way into our shopping carts. Here’s his advice.



    Listening to Mozart can help premature babies gain weight

    Jan 12th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Health, Music

    Playing Mozart to premature babies can help them gain weight, according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said that new research has shown that babies hearing the music used less energy, which might help them gain weight faster. The study behind this news looked at 20 healthy premature babies and found that exposure to 30 [...]



    Remarkably, Medicines to Deter Cancers Are Not Taken

    Nov 13th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Health

    Many Americans do not think twice about taking medicines to prevent heart disease and stroke. But cancer is different. Much of what Americans do in the name of warding off cancer has not been shown to matter, and some things are actually harmful. Yet the few medicines proved to deter cancer are widely ignored.



    The Melody of the Mountains

    Oct 18th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Poetry

    You see happy people and smiling faces   laughing children in faraway places, Climbing a mountain or floating downstream   just being outdoors living your dreams. The call of nature gathers her flock   striving for heaven by scaling a rock, Losing yourself with the passage of days   giving praise to friendly sun rays. The melody of the [...]



    If Ever

    Aug 14th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Poetry

    If ever were a man whose life was blessed   With a woman’s love through every season, Whose joy filled soul was touched by love’s caress –   That man is me for you are the reason. If ever were a heart that love so filled   With ev’ry beat it grew more strong and true, Whose mad [...]



    Thank You Lord

    May 27th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Poetry

    Thank You Lord for giving me this baby in my arms, And thank You Lord for keeping her safe from every harm. Thank You Lord for giving me a beautiful loving wife, And thank You Lord for giving me everything in my life. Thank You Lord for giving me the will to overcome, And thank [...]



    Think of All God’s Children

    Mar 21st, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Poetry

    In this world of high prosperity there is so much we can do To make this world a better place for those like me and you,   But in other lands not far away   There’s children dying every day For things we take for granted and things we throw away. Diseases that the modern world have [...]



    Clemesphone

    Feb 7th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Poetry

    Clemesphone was a wood nymph who lived near the whispering water, Her mother was the virgin soil, the river was her father.   It was her life to protect the woods, maintain them clean and pure,   She would patrol her home domain and sustain them safe and sure. She tended to its wild gardens and watched [...]



    Work: The New Religion

    Dec 2nd, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Essay

    Work. Religion. At first glance, these two might seem diametrically opposed—unless, of course, you’re a member of the clergy. Work belongs to the realm of the material world; religion to the spiritual. Sam Keen, however, in his book, “Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man,” attempts to bridge these two worlds by proposing an [...]