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Mindconnection eNL, 2015-11-22


In this issue:
Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Thought 4 the Day

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1. Good News

Item 1. A new wearable device can give doctors detailed information about crucial markers for your health. Read the full story here:

Of course, with the Unaffordable Care Act this will hardly matter for most Americans. Even if you can afford "care" it has so degraded you're often better off without it. Here's a crucial marker for your health: How much of your grocery cart contents come from the produce aisle? If less than 70%, you probably are not healthy. What you do in that aisle of the store is really the core of your health care plan. You cannot actually buy "health insurance"; is there a policy that reimburses you for buying broccoli and kale?

Item 2. Some years ago, a report came out that hospitals kill 780,000 people a year (that is, people die from something that happens to them in the hospital rather than from the condition they went there for). While hospital "food" tends to be loaded with toxins, calorie-dense, and nutrition-sparse, it merely weakens patients. What kills most of those 780,000 each year is so many doctors and nurses don't wash their hands, and thus patients get sepsis. The good news is there's a new sepsis detector that reduces detection time from five days to a few hours. Read the full story here:

2. Product Highlight

Just in time for Christmas, we have the Farsi 400 Translator on sale for only $44.99. It's a great gift for someone you know in the military.

It can go where cell phones are banned (or just don't work). At only 4.6 x 3.5 x 0.06, it easily rests on your palm. Runs on 2 AAA batteries (included).

This translating device contains over 450,000 words and 1,100 phrases. It makes working with a foreign language easy and convenient. Just type in a few letters of a word, and the dictionary will automatically display words starting with these letters. When you are unsure of the spelling, the Vector Ultima spell-checker allows you to enter the word as you hear it and then choose a spelling version from the suggestions list.

The 400-series pocket electronic translator also contains a bilingual business organizer with a telephone directory, a scheduler, and a password security function. You may exchange data between your 400-series pocket electronic translator and a personal computer to keep a backup copy of your organizer data.

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3. Brainpower tip

Do you do mudstream media, even a little bit? If so, improve your brainpower by totally boycotting it. This video really rips up the brain-deadening propaganda machine known as the mudstream media:

4. Finance tip

Reducing energy waste is good for your finances and good for the environment. A reader wrote, asking if there's a gizmo she can install on her water heater to reduce how much energy it uses.

No, there's not. And that includes those water heater blankets (these seem like a good idea, but actually they are not).

The solution is to replace the unit with a high-efficiency model (this is what I did). The energy savings come from the design and features of the unit, not from a single technology trick. And the savings are substantial. My energy-efficient unit heats water at half the cost my old unit did. It's also self-cleaning, which lowers waste and extends its life. I've had it for I think 15 years now, so the extra cost has paid for itself and then some. Because of its superior construction, it will probably be the last water heater I ever buy; that means savings well into the future versus the normal replacement cycle.

Most residential plumbing services sell and install these premium units, so ask your plumber for a recommendation.

5. Security tip

Good reminder about personal security:

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

The 03 October 2015 issue of Science News features a full-page graphic as part of its article, "The Beneficial Bean." The bean in question is the coffee bean.

The graphic shows the benefits of four substances in coffee:

  1. Caffeine.

  2. Polyphenols.

  3. Diterpenes.

  4. Trigonelline.

The benefits it shows for caffeine are:

  • Reduces liver fibrosis.

  • Slows heart and liver damage.

  • May counter Parkinson's, depression, dementia.

  • Boosts feel-good dopamine.

Note that the amount of caffeine in coffee is really not all that high. So don't go taking caffeine pills or slugging down "energy drinks."

It may be a good use of your time to look up the benefits of the other substances using a good search engine (Bing, Yahoo, Duck Duck Go).

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

Note that coffee is anticarcinogenic; I've been drinking it for many years primarily for this reason.

At, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:
  • The best workouts are short and intense.
  • A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction than the typical American diet.

7. Factoid

The painting that won second place in a competition held by the US National Academy of Design was hanging upside down when it was judged.

8. Thought for the Day

If protecting the nation from terrorists is why the Department of Defense is our third largest budget item (nearly a trillion dollars), when are they going to send in the Navy Seals to get the IRS?


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