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Monday, November 19, 2012

Comfort made us dumber, even the primitive man was smarter?

If among us today, miraculously appeared most average Athenian who lived there some 1,000 years before Christ, he or she would be classified as brilliant minds.

- If today any chance there came a copy most average Athens resident who lived there at the time, about 1,000 years before Christ, he or she would be classified as brilliant minds, and considered that the smartest among us - a conclusion recently completed studies at Stanford University , led by a team of researchers led by Gerald Crabtree.

This study attempts to refute the new findings widely accepted view that, in our age of the human intellect gone as far managing to create some of the most important things in human history. But if lies the trap, is tucked in the ease of living a modern life has made the collective intelligence of the human race still on a downward trend?

According to the conclusions of this study, the functions of the human brain are between 50,000 and 500,000 years ago, evolved rapidly. During this period, our distant ancestor was available only his brains and armed him he had to hunt for food, build homes and protect themselves and their offspring. 

Crabtree believes that people are its intellectual peak reached before 2,000 to 6,000 years, which means that they had "a good memory, a wide range of new ideas and a very clear idea of ​​what are the most important issues of his time."

The Stanford researchers found that the advances in technology and medicine masquerading "downward trend of our intellect" and that he will continue in the future.

In other words, natural selection was the one who dictated that only the smartest can survive. Because the people who are in that period of extension were smart enough to kill their prey or escape to become hunted themselves, they just died.
Crabtree theory provoked many reactions. Critics argue that the modern human brain power "split" into many different types of intelligence and that is the reason why modern man can write poetry and to destroy atoms, with equal success. 


Robin Dunbar, an anthropologist at the University
Oxford, research refutes the allegations, arguing that the theory of decreasing collective intellect made ​​the wrong attitude. Because our intellect is not only designed to enable us to build a house or a bow and arrow bargain hunting wild boar. This leads humanity forward and causes the development of the intellect is the complexity of our social world that have always existed and will exist until the end of civilization. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Amazing National Geographic Photos

What do double rainbows, baby penguins and “ninja” kangaroos have in common? They’re the focus of some of the best images submitted for the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest. Judges will look at creativity, photographic quality and authenticity of the content across three broad categories: people, places and nature. The magazine will feature the best photographs from each category as well as the $10,000 grand-prize winning shot.
 You can see more great photos on: National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

How to get pregnant

Those who have for some time fail to "make" a baby into the world, they become frustrated and depressed because no matter how hard you try and listen to whatever advice at the end, stork does not knock on the door.

For those who want to rock the fruit of their love, "Hello!" Was prepared some tips and natural things that can enhance the process of conception, which convey here.

Quit smoking

Firstly, you and your partner have to stop smoking. Studies show that men who smoke are 17 percent fewer sperm than nonsmokers. Smoking not only reduces the number of sperm, but also their quality. And for women smoking is harmful to prolong the time of conception, but it increases the chances of complete infertility. It has been shown that smokers during fertility treatment have to take higher doses of drugs than non-smokers. And secondhand smoke is harmful to women trying to conceive. If you or your partner for years you smoke, do not worry, all is not lost. Studies have shown that men who quit smoking increase sperm volume eight times. Stop smoking and avoid cigarette smoke and you'll get pregnant.

Relieve stress

Yet another important factor that negatively affects fertility is stress. Many studies have shown that the methods for solving the stress increase fertility. Much easier to pregnant women because they are taught how to properly relax. Although infertility is very stressful, try to time when trying to conceive experience as a joyful experience that takes time. Learn to cope with everyday stress because it may be your path to pregnancy.

Nutrition is very important

Many couples have difficulty getting pregnant because they are not eating properly. Studies have shown that as many as 79 percent of infertile couples do not get enough antioxidants. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables because it could lead to the luckiest moment in your life. Men should increase their intake of vitamins C and E as they help to increase sperm count and motility. It has been shown that mercury has a detrimental effect on the quality of sperm, so it would be good for your partner reduce the intake of seafood. It was found that increasing the intake of zinc and folic acid can increase the quality and mobility of sperm. For many men the sperm count may increase by up to 74 percent if you increase the intake of folic acid and zinc. L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine also helps sperm quality.

Be aware of menstrual cycle

Easiest way you calculate your fertile days. Get a calendar where you record your basal body temperature. When you slowly raise the temperature, then ovulate. Temperature is best measured each morning before you get up.

More sleep can increase fertility

Many women who suffer from a lack of sleep holding fewer hormones leptin, which plays an important role in fertility. Try to get some sleep, as this will partially solve other problems - the body will be more rested, and shall deduct and stress levels. Stop using the lubricant because most kills sperm.

How else can influence fertility

- Visit the doctor and gynecologist before you decide to become pregnant. Hidden venereal diseases and infections can make it difficult to conceive.
- Engage in sex at least three times a week. Not every woman menstrual cycle is 28 days, and difficult to predict ovulation. Therefore, sexual intercourse should be at least three times a week that you do not accidentally skip a perfect time for conception.
- Give up caffeine - consuming more than one cup of coffee a day may delay pregnancy.
- A man should wear comfortable underwear - boxers and wide comfortable pants do not heat the testicles and pressed them to the body, which helps the sperm to be better.
- Check that you drink medications - some medications cause infertility in women. In most cases, you will increase your fertility if you stop taking the medication, or replace them with other medicines.


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