The Power of Rhythm

Stroke made it so that you can’t walk? Turn to music.

Not just music, but rhythm.

Rhythm helps the brain re-learn how to walk.  It is proving to be much more successful than previous methods of physical therapy.


 

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iPhone as Medical Tricorder

The future is all around us. Our cars will probably never fly, but man we are getting some interesting tech in the last 5 years, driven largely by the worldwide adoption of iOS devices loaded with sensors and the software …

iWatch Your Health

Finally, mainstream consumer technology has noticed the health of the consumer. Instead of computers just making us fatter, lazier, and more spoiled than ever before, there’s some pushback in the form of wearable health tech, and it looks like Apple …

The Problem With A-B’ing And Why Neil Young Is Right About Sound Quality

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Great Tape Op post that’s thinking big about audio, music, and hearing.

The main crutch of the good enough team is what is called the double-blind listening test (shortened to ABX). When doing studies based on perception, it is the …

Pedal For Sex

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Here’s motivation to get (back) in shape: A recent study shows that women can pick the best cyclist by their “hotness”. That’s right, cycling  does indeed make you hotter to strange women, and your hotness appears to be directly linked …

Slimdown The Lying Republicans

Those Retarded Republicans are at it again. Senator Obama ran for president on the promise of bringing “universal” health coverage to America. Being that America has a for-profit “free market” healthcare system, this means the free market has provided us …

Obamacare requires most insurers to tackle obesity

Obamacare requires most insurers to tackle obesity.

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Sounds good to me. If your BMI is high, you will be able to access wellness counselors, health coaches, even Weight Watchers Inc. through Obamacare, perhaps with no co-pay.

Another nice …

The Big Payback by Nina Turner

Not Tina Turner, not a James Brown song, but some good old fashioned politics:

Women Fight Back: Ohio Bill Makes Erectile Dysfunction Her Business

State Senator Turner is the real deal, fighting the forces of ridiculousness and hypocrisy. Men in …

Get Better Marcus

Monster bassist Marcus Miller and members of his travelling party were recently injured when their bus crashed in the Swiss Alps, killing the driver. Here’s the details.

Here’s Marcus and crew in better times, doing their do.

A Broken Bike Is Such A Drag

I started riding a bike again regularly about 4 years ago. I immediately lost weight, felt healthier, saw my town in a more interesting way, and generally started to turn into a bike nerd — without the spandex! As much …

America Prevails

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The Supreme Court decided the ACA (Affordable Healthcare Act), or Obamacare as it’s been called (usually negatively), was in fact legal and constitutional, particularly the mandate that all citizens must be covered somewhere/somehow. To reach this ruling, the high court …

Respect.

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Jobs during the mac development era


If you got the idea of empowering people through a friendly, logical computer interface, you’ve liked this guy for a long time.

If you got the idea that UNIX power should have a mainstream …