Fascinating read on how narco-dollars are tied to the larger economy of the United States. Basically, given the amounts involved, there’s no way to launder the money without going through the stock market. The kicker is that if drugs were legalized, it would also purportedly cause a drop in investments.
Research suggests swearing can moderate pain perception. The present study assessed whether changes in pain perception due to swearing reflect a “scripting” effect by comparing swearing as a response to pain in native English and Japanese speakers. Cognitive psychology denotes a ‘script’ to be a sequence of learnt behaviours expected for given situations.
Nicely summarized overview of many schools of thought. Nihilism, existentialism, stoicism, hedonism, rationalism, etc.
Bitcoin is just another bubble. (The Atlantic)
This implicates high IQ as being a potential risk factor for affective disorders, ADHD, ASD, and for increased incidence of disease related to immune dysregulation. Preliminary findings strongly support a hyper brain/hyper body association which may have substantial individual and societal implications and warrants further investigation to best identify and serve this at-risk population.