Friday, October 16, 2009

This is Your Brain on Google


A brain study conducted by Dr. Gary Small, a UCLA expert on aging, found that people who search the Internet use more of their brain while engaging in Internet searching.

This suggests that just searching on the Internet may train the brain -- that it may keep it active and healthy," said Small, whose research appears in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Popular Articles on the Alzheimer's Reading Room -- September (Top Landing Pages)

Test Your Memory (TYM) for Alzheimer's or Dementia in Five Minutes (#1 June, July, August, September)
A new cognitive test for detecting Alzheimer's disease is quicker and more accurate than many current tests, and could help diagnose early Alzheimer's, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment.
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Dementia and the Eight Types of Dementia
Dementia is a an illness that usually occurs slowly over time, and usually includes a progressive state of deterioration. The earliest signs of dementia are usually memory problems, confusion, and changes in the way a person behaves and communicates.
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Five Ways to Keep Alzheimer's Away
A recently released study showed that regular exercise is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dementia and can help slow progression of Alzheimer's disease. Less well known is the fact that if you have a big belly in middle age the chances that you could suffer from dementia are tripled.
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The Combination of Aricept and Namenda Helps Slow the Rate of Decline in Alzheimer's Patients
"The results of this study should change the way we treat patients with Alzheimer's disease. Cholinesterase inhibitors are approved for use in mild to moderate dementia, while memantine has been approved for advanced dementia. But it looks like there is an advantage in prescribing both drugs as initial treatment."--John Growdon, MD
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A Simple Three Minute Test Can Detect the Earliest Stage of Alzheimer's Disease
The study shows that the combination of a very brief three-minute cognitive screening test, called the Mini-Cog (MC), with a Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) -- administered to a family member or friend -- could accurately identify individuals with MCI and undiagnosed dementia.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Obama Calls Out the Troops -- via Email

President Obama is calling out his army--13 million strong.

Is this a smart political move?

Only time will tell. It will be interesting to observe.

Here is the email I received from President Obama.

There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we've got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.
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This is the moment our movement was built for.

For one month, the fight for health insurance reform leaves the backrooms of Washington, D.C., and returns to communities across America. Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you.

Home is where we're strongest. We didn't win last year's election together at a committee hearing in D.C. We won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings, and in every part of this great country where people gather to talk about what matters most. And if you're willing to step up once again, that's exactly where we're going to win this historic campaign for the guaranteed, affordable health insurance that every American deserves.

There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we've got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.

That's why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you're counting on them to act.

But these canvasses, town halls, and gatherings only make a difference if you turn up to knock on doors, share your views, and show your support. So here's what I need from you:

Can you sign up to attend an event near you?

In politics, there's a rule that says when you ask people to get involved, always tell them it'll be easy. Well, let's be honest here: Passing comprehensive health insurance reform will not be easy. Every President since Harry Truman has talked about it, and the most powerful and experienced lobbyists in Washington stand in the way.

But every day we don't act, Americans watch their premiums rise three times faster than wages, small businesses and families are pushed towards bankruptcy, and 14,000 people lose their coverage entirely. The cost of inaction is simply too much for the people of this nation to bear.

So yes, fixing this crisis will not be easy. Our opponents will attack us every day for daring to try. It will require time, and hard work, and there will be days when we don't know if we have anything more to give. But there comes a moment when we all have to choose between doing what's easy, and doing what's right.

This is one of those times. And moments like this are what this movement was built for. So, are you ready?

Please RSVP for an event in your community to build support for health insurance reform:

http://my.barackobama.com/AugustAttend

Let's seize this moment and win this historic victory for our economy, our health and our families.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Monday, July 13, 2009

Swearing can make you feel better, lessen pain

Cut your finger? Hurt your leg? Start swearing. It might lessen the pain.

Researchers from the school of psychology at Britain's Keele University have found swearing can make you feel better as it can have a "pain-lessening effect," according to a study published in the journal NeuroReport.
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Swearing can make you feel better, lessen pain

Colleagues Richard Stephens, John Atkins and Andrew Kingston, set out to establish if there was any link between swearing and physical pain.

"Swearing has been around for centuries and is an almost universal human linguistic phenomenon," says Stephens.

"It taps into emotional brain centers and appears to arise in the right brain, whereas most language production occurs in the left cerebral hemisphere of the brain. Our research shows one potential reason why swearing developed and why it persists."

Their study involved 64 volunteers who were each asked to put their hand in a tub of ice water for as long as possible while repeating a swear word of their choice.

They then repeated the experiment using a more commonplace word that they would use to describe a table.

The researchers found the volunteers were able to keep their hands in the ice water for a longer when swearing, establishing a link between swearing and an increase in pain tolerance.

Stephens said it was not clear how or why this link existed but it could be because swearing may increase aggression.

"What is clear is that swearing triggers not only an emotional response, but a physical one too, which may explain why the centuries-old practice of cursing developed and still persists today," he said.

(Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Miral Fahmy)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Alzheimer's Action Plan

“Most of us will either get Alzheimer’s or care for a loved one who has"

"This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease. Whether you are a health care professional or have Alzheimer's in your family or are simply interested to living to an old age, this book is a must read."
--Deepak Chopra, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide


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"Memory does matter. Adults across the life cycle are asking questions, many questions! The authors answer these questions for the educated public, family members who encounter memory loss in a loved one, and even adults who believe they are experiencing early memory loss. The answers are comprehensive and understandable, no small accomplishment given the plethora of new information available—information that at times is not only confusing but also conflicting."
--Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., former Dean of Medical Education, Duke University School of Medicine; past President of the American Geriatrics Society
"Dr. Doraiswamy has done a masterful job of communicating what the layman should know on the treatment, the care giving and, most important, the prevention of Alzheimer's. It was gratifying to learn about the mountain of evidence that what is good for your heart is also good for your brain."
--Arthur Agatston, M.D., cardiologist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The South Beach Diet
"I love this book! A powerful and vital resource for people who need it the most. Dr. Doraiswamy is that unique blend of medical expertise mixed in with warmth and compassion topped off with humility that makes him rare and wonderful."
--Leeza Gibbons, Emmy award-winning TV host and founder of Leeza's Place and the Memory Foundation
"Lisa Gwyther is a national treasure. She has been a pioneer in providing innovative care and education for Alzheimer’s patients and their families for many years. Lisa’s long experience helping families cope with the challenges of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease makes her uniquely qualified to co-author this book. Families experiencing the new world of memory loss and Alzheimer’s couldn’t ask for a better companion for the journey. Her warmth, compassion, and wisdom shine through, and will help light the way."
--Pat Lynch, Director of Communications, Alzheimer’s Center Program, National Institute on Aging
"Most of us will either get Alzheimer's or care for a loved one who has. This action plan can empower you to make a difference."
--Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, You: The Owner’s Manual
"Five million Americans have Alzheimer disease, and an even larger number with mild to moderate memory loss are at high risk of developing this illness. Murali Doraiswamy, a leading clinical researcher in Alzheimer disease, and Lisa Gwyther, a founder of the Alzheimer Association, have co-authored this timely, state-of-the-art book directed at patients with Alzheimer disease, their informants, and their primary care physicians....I fully predict that this exceptionally well-written, reader-friendly book will become the standard resource for patients with Alzheimer disease and their loved ones. Its up-to-date information, patient-centered approach, and focus on prevention and treatment directed at patients with incipient Alzheimer disease distinguish it from The 36 Hour Day by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins, which is directed at caregivers of patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer disease."
--JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Treasury Announces Additional Tax Deductions for New Auto Purchases

The Department of Treasury today announced that a tax deduction for the purchase of new motor vehicles is available in states that do not have a state sales tax.

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, taxpayers who buy a new motor vehicle this year are entitled to deduct state or local sales or excise taxes paid on the purchase.

The Treasury Department has determined that purchases made in states without a sales tax–such as Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon–can also qualify for the deduction.

"Building on the Recovery Act, the Treasury Department is taking steps to make sure every American, in every state qualifies for a tax deduction when purchasing a new car," said Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin. "This tax deduction not only increases support for the auto industry as it seeks to rebuild, but also puts money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans."

Taxpayers who purchase a new motor vehicle in states that do not impose state sales or excise taxes are entitled to deduct other fees or taxes imposed by the state or local government that are based on the vehicle's sales price or as a per unit fee. According to the IRS and Treasury, the intent of the provision is that these other fees or taxes could qualify for purposes of the special tax deduction.

To qualify for the deduction, the vehicle must be purchased after Feb. 16, 2009, and before Jan. 1, 2010. The special deduction is available regardless of whether taxpayers itemize deductions on their returns. Taxpayers can claim this special deduction only on their 2009 tax returns next year.

The deduction is limited to the fees or taxes paid on up to $49,500 of the purchase price of a qualified new car, light truck, motor home, or motorcycle.

The amount of the deduction is phased out for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income is between $125,000 and $135,000 for individual filers and between $250,000 and $260,000 for joint filers.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Housing and Credit Crisis Explained

This presentation on the Housing and Credit crisis is the best I have seen. It explains everything from soup to nuts.

Each slide contains a graph that is well explained.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Once you get through this, you will understanding the current credit crisis in housing, and what to expect in the years ahead.

If you take the time to view and read this you will be fully informed.

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T2 Partners Presentation on the Mortgage Crisis

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The Housing and Credit Crisis Explained

This presentation on the Housing and Credit crisis is the best I have seen. It explains everything from soup to nuts.

Each slide contains a graph that is well explained.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Once you get through this, you will understanding the current credit crisis in housing, and what to expect in the years ahead.

If you take the time to view and read this you will be fully informed.

Hit the full screen button in the upper right hand corner of the panel below.

T2 Partners Presentation on the Mortgage Crisis

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Satchel Paige | The Life and Times of an American Legend

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
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“Having known Satchel when I was a young ballplayer, I’m reminded of the man who took over the game with both his superior pitching and his dynamic personality. This book is a must-read that captures the essence of one of the greatest legends in baseball history, Satchel Paige.”—Dusty Baker, Manager, Cincinnati Reds

"Knowing Satchel Paige is knowing nobody like him. This is a superb book about an outstanding man."—Yogi Berra

“First, make a list of, say, the five athletes of all time you'd want to invite to the house for a night of beer and nonsense. Second, if you haven't picked Leroy (Satchel) Paige, one of the others has to go. (Good-bye Wilt, Arnie, Whomever.) Third, get up the cash for this book and Satchel's there. Larry Tye delivers him in fine, robust prose, living and breathing, riding the buses and breaking off outrageous curve balls and figuring out the complexities of segregated America. Great stuff.”—Leigh Montville, author of The Big Bam, The Life and Times of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Biography of An American Hero, and The Mysterious Montague, A True Tale of Hollywood, Gold and Armed Robbery

“Satchel is a wonderful book. Larry Tye, with his deep research and clear writing, does not just baseball fans but all of America a great service by showing us the real Leroy Paige and why he deserves his legendary status on and off the mound.—David Maraniss, author of Clemente and When Pride Still Mattered

"It takes nothing away from Jackie Robinson to note, as Larry Tye does in this important new book, that Satchel Paige—he of a fastball of historic proportions--is an overlooked pioneer in the integration of baseball, and of America itself. This engaging biography sheds light not only on Paige but on the game and the country he helped change forever."—Jon Meacham

Interview with the Author

Larry Tye’s research into the Hall of Fame pitcher and Negro Leagues icon, resulted in Satchel, The Live and Times of an American Legend.

You seem to have great passion for this subject. Is that accurate?

One of the most exciting things to me about doing books is you get a chance to talk to people who have never told their story before, other than in oral form. These are all great story tellers. The Pullman Porters and the Negro Leaguers. The other thing, is that, for better or worse, if I didn’t tell their story, nobody would. It would die without it being told. (Book jacket cover courtesy of Random House)

Much of that history is gone.

So many of the people, probably of the 200 Major Leaguers and Negro Leaguers I talked to in the last two or three years, a quarter of them are already gone. There is sense of getting to people who have never told their story before and who are old enough, that unless it is told that day, there is a chance that they will not be there tomorrow.

Were you surprised that Jackie Robinson was not well-respected?

It was surprising how many Negro Leaguers that I read about or talked to who had resentment toward Jackie. They all thought they should have been first. The other was that Jackie was not especially good to them. He didn’t go out there saying “I’m one of what could have been 100 Negro Leaguers.” He thought he deserved it. He also disparaged the Negro Leagues generally. He thought it was beneath him. They thought he was too young and unproven. They didn’t think he was a good fielder.

Of course Paige thought he should have been the one.

He would have loved to have had the natural legacy of having been the first. He thought he had earned the right. He thought that was the way it would go down. It would have been a completely different way of how history would have gone down. Jackie was young and had many great years. Satchel was on the way down. It is an interesting dilemma to think about what it would have been like for Satchel to have been first. But there is no question in my mind that he would have traded in everything to be the guy that Branch Rickey picked.

How did you separate fact from fiction?

I found that the Liberty Valance quote was true about Satchel Paige over the years. People printed the legend and they printed the legend partly because that is what Satchel told them and they had neither the time nor the inclination to sort it out because the legends were good. And they printed the legend because it had been printed enough that it had become fact. One of the fun things for me in this project was trying to sort out fact from legend. Satchel did in factor embellish and it got me to wonder why he did.

And why was that?

One was that he was a great story teller, it was natural to him to tell a hundred stories that he had told 100 times to reporters who he knew were not going to catch up on it. At times he would play with people. But he also exaggerated for a reason that I thought was kind of sad. Babe Ruth and Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio had reporters with them everyday chronicling their legend. Satchel Paige knew to get attention he had to go a step beyond and create a bit of mystery.The idea that he to be his own legend builder is a reflection of the Jim Crow era he grew up in and played in his early years.

Would he have been a good pick?

In many ways he would have been a brilliant pick. He would have been entertaining to fans. At the age of 42 he would have had people wondering what they had missed in terms of all the younger years of this guy who was still sensational. Much more than Jackie he would have been a symbol of all those years of segregation.

But you can understand how frustrating he might have been to authority?

Yes. I would rather have had him as my grandfather or uncle than my father. As a father you want someone who is dependable. And that isn’t someone Satchel was. He was somebody who you want to have a grandfather who was a great story teller. And you didn’t care if they were true or not. I would have also rather had him as a friend and as a competitor than as a teammate. Dependability was something he had a hard time with.

How good of a pitcher was he really?

Bob Feller said Satchel was close to in equivalency to him in terms of speed and finesse. I think that Satchel may have been the best combination of speed, finesse and intelligence in spurts like Sandy Koufax at their greatest. And did it so much longer than anybody could have ever dreamed of doing it. He did it so well for so long he will go down as accomplishing something no one ever did.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Should Women Be Worried about Alzheimer's ?

Current statistical studies indicate that at age 80, there is a one in five chance of suffering from Alzheimer's disease (20 out of 100).

At age 85, the odds rise to one out of every two (50 out of 100). I call this the Alzheimer's danger zone.

It is well known that women live longer than men. But, I don't think it is well known that healthy women live much longer than healthy men, and live into the Alzheimer's danger zone.
Women who reach the age of fifty without suffering from cancer or heart disease can expect to live nearly ninety-two years (92).**
Men who live to age sixty-five without suffering from cancer or heart disease, can expect to live to eighty-one (81).

I believe most men and woman would find these aging statistics startling. Especially women marrying older men.

I doubt that 50 year old women are thinking or worrying about Alzheimer's if they have not seen it in their family. It seems to me that they should be very worried. Without a treatment or a cure, 50 percent of the woman in the group described above can expect to suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's.

Here are some things that women can be doing to stay healthy, protect their brain, and decrease the chances of suffering from Alzheimer's.

The list.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

"The Devil Wears Prada" Vogue Editor Anna Wintour (6O Minutes Preview)

This is a preview of 60 Minutes -- the full length segment airs Sunday night. We will have the video and text of the full broadcast here.



They accessorize the most famous bob haircut in the world. They add to an aura that is both glamorous and mysterious. But the dark glasses play a more practical role says legendary editor Anna Wintour, who is seldom seen without them.

The sunglasses come off the high-queen of haute couture on this Sunday's 60 Minutes, when in a rare and unprecedented interview, she reveals why she wears them and much more to Morley Safer in her first long-length interview for U.S. television to be broadcast May 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Safer and 60 Minutes cameras followed Wintour to the spring fashion shows in Milan, Paris and New York, where the sunglasses are especially handy she says. "They're seriously useful…I can sit in a show and if I'm bored out of my mind, nobody will notice," says Wintour. "And if I 'm enjoying it, nobody will notice….At this point they've become…really, armor."

But getting noticed is also part of who she is and what it means to be in command at Vogue magazine, the bible of high fashion, which provides her a yearly stipend for clothing rumored to be in the six figures. "It's very important to me to look good when I go out publicly. I like looking at my clothes rack in the morning and deciding what to pick out," she tells Safer. I enjoy fashion, Morley, I mean, I wouldn't be in this job if I didn't."

"This job" has kept Wintour in the highest perch on the fashion pantheon for over 20 years and made her the subject of a successful novel and hit film, "The Devil Wears Prada."

Wintour wields the power to include or exclude in her magazine the fashions of designers old and new; she has authority to start new fashion trends and put an end to others. At 59, Wintour is not thinking about relinquishing that role.

"This is a really interesting time to be in this position and I think it would be, in a way, irresponsible not to put my best foot forward and lead us into a different time," she tells Safer, who asks whether Wintour believes there are others eyeing her crown. "Probably several," she says.

Safer's segment also includes interviews with Vogue staffers and clothing designers, plus a rare interview with France's wealthiest man, Bernard Arnault, Chairman of LVMH, the largest luxury goods group in the world.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Is Gold Ready to Glitter? (Outlook, Chart)

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June Gold, Bar, Chart


Gold has a tendency to be seasonally week from March through August. As a result, it is always risky to speculate in gold during this time frame.

In April, we wrote that gold was likely to test the 865 - 875 area. This happened, the market held, and made a very nice double bottom. This is now an area of major support.

Right now gold is running into resistance in the 827 area.

Any close over 827.50 would indicate that gold is ready to move higher.
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Memory Loss Tapes --Comments and Reactions Wanted

This is a good time to share information, knowledge, personal experience, and advice with others.
Once you have viewed the Memory Loss Tapes feel free to enter your comments and reactions.
If you would like me to put your question up as a separate post -- send it to me via email and I will.

Feel free to share the link to this article with friends, family, and other interested parties -- http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2009/05/memory-loss-tapes-comments-and.html
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Will President Obama put an End to the Medicare Rip-Off?

I bet you didn't know this. When your elected representatives in Washington voted on the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 they slipped in this dilly -- when Medicare buys prescription drugs from the pharmaceutical companies they are not allowed to negotiate the price they pay.

Let me put it this way, we the taxpayers pay full retail price when Medicare buys prescription drugs -- for us.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Memory Loss Tapes

Announcement.

Subscribers to the Alzheimer's Reading Room can now obtain a free, complimentary, copy of the Memory Loss Tapes from HBO.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Alzheimer's Project DVD -- Free Copy

Follow the link to the Alzheimer's Reading Room to obtain your free copy of the DVD.
Subscribers to the Alzheimer's Reading Room can now obtain a free copy of The Alzheimer's Project.
I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to viewing this documentary. I am an HBO subscriber and they really do a great job with all their entertainment. I am very confident we will be smiling, and crying, as we watch this documentary.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

The Alzheimer's Project How to Get it on DVD -- HBO

I am getting bombarded with emails asking me how to get HBO's The Alzheimer's Project if you don't have HBO.
There is good news. HBO is offering the Alzheimer's Project on DVD and in book form. You can order it now, but it won't ship until June 2.
To order a copy of the DVD -- The Alzheimer's Project -- go here.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Researchers link cocoa flavanols to improved brain blood flow

In a scientific study of healthy, older adults ages 59 to 83, Harvard medical scientists found that study participants who regularly drank a cocoa flavanol-rich beverage made using the Mars, Incorporated Cocoapro® process had an eight percent increase in brain blood flow after one week, and 10 percent increase after two weeks.
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60 Minutes Cold Fusion (Video and Text)

Twenty years ago it appeared, for a moment, that all our energy problems could be solved. It was the announcement of cold fusion - nuclear energy like that which powers the sun - but at room temperature on a table top. It promised to be cheap, limitless and clean. Cold fusion would end our dependence on the Middle East and stop those greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. It would change everything.
"We can yield the power of nuclear physics on a tabletop. The potential is unlimited. That is the most powerful energy source known to man," researcher Michael McKubre told 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley.
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The Alzheimer's Project -- HBO

  1. The Memory Loss Tapes -- Sunday, May 10 at 9 PM
  2. Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? -- Monday, May 11 at 7:30 PM
  3. Momentum in Science -- Monday, May 11 at 8 PM
  4. Caregivers -- Tuesday, May 12 at 7 PM
  5. Momentum in Science, Part 2 --Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Maria Shriver “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?" (HBO)

“Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver” is geared toward children and young teens coping with a grandparent’s illness, and presents vignettes that can help a child understand and deal with a relative’s gradual decline into Alzheimer’s.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

30 Year Mortgage Interest Rate Chart (Update)

30 Year Conventional Mortgage Interest Rate
30 Year Conventional Mortgage 409
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Stocks the Nervous Norvis Market (Chart and View)

When the market moves down for a couple of days your typical Nervous Norvis bull gets sweaty palms and heart palpitations. A couple of days down and the bears are pounding their chest. The only thing the bears can think about is bad news. Left to wonder of course, why is the market going up with all this bad news--the world is coming to an end.
Stocks the Nervous Norvis Market
The Stock market is in a classic uptrend from the capitulation low.
  • During the capitulation phase the slope of the market became too severe to maintain and the market hooked off the lows as should have been expected. See: S and P Monthly Chart indicates a sharp rally is coming soon. S and P 500 in the 676 area. See: S and P 500 Rally Comes as Predicted
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