Having a Healthy Imagination: Can It Be Bad For You?

You’ve always had a healthy imagination. From your childhood of re-enacting Power Rangers to gazing upon the sky full of clouds on the playground, anything seemed possible. But could your healthy imagination be working against you in the real world? Recent studies suggest certain assumptions may be skewed when you spend more of your time daydreaming.

A healthy imagination has an array of benefits. From helping individuals think outside the box, aiding in development and memory, sculpting a more empathetic personality, to discovering yourself, there’s no question about it. Imagination can be good for you. But where does the limit lie and can this actually work against you?

When we all start to grow up as teenagers, we feel a sense of betrayal from the limitations of reality. Those big dreams we’ve had since a child now seem so limited and unfriendly in the harsh light of the real world. Those days ofdaydreaming when taken too far can have a negative effect on our lives. An overused imagination can lead to unrealistic assumptions and expectations about the world. Being creative is great, but when something simply isn’t possible, a person needs to be able to distinguish fiction from reality. This can lead to depression in adults.

To avoid an unhealthy dosage of imagination for either your child or yourself, consider finding a real world outlet for your mind wanderings. It could be something as simply as creative writing, drawing, or singing a song. When you balance your inner fantastical needs with a proper dosage of reality, you’ll be well on your way to a stable healthy mindset. For further understanding of your brain when you daydream check out the brain imaging medical company, Amen Clinics.

Should Doctors Cram Less?

On Sunday, April 26, John Henning Schumann published an article for National Public Radio that explores one of the biggest problems with modern medical education at the physician level: Medical students are being forced to memorize a lot of information they rarely use.

He pointed out that students and licensed doctors need to focus more on patient living conditions, such as poverty, as well as job loss and other major life events, rather than solely on knowledge about medical topics — especially given that we now live in an age in which medical information is instantly available at a person’s fingertips and medical knowledge “doubles every three or four years.”

Many patients are not merely ill because of genetics but because of “social determinants.” Schumann argues that improving a patient’s quality of life is one of the best ways to improve a patient’s overall health and that doctors need to approach care from a quality rather than merely a quantity standpoint.

Gianfrancesco Genoso (tcm.gov) knows that Schumann specifically looked at recent changes in Medicare that focus on payments toward improving patient quality of life as a good first step in this direction. But, as some article commenters pointed out…doctors themselves need to be more focused and compassionate as well. Some patients in the United States are seen by multiple doctors who do very little to try to find an answer for symptoms that are not easily diagnosed.

Confidence in Global Economy Spells Bad News for Gold

Gold buyers are worried about the decline in gold prices which have already slipped under $1,200.00 an ounce to $1,177.00. Drop in Gold Prices has Many Worried The recent decline in gold prices is a result of new liquidity in the capital markets and the confidence by investors that the global economy will continue to expand. Economist warn however that it will not take much for gold prices to spike back up over $1,200.00 an ounce. Some even fore see gold climbing into the $1,300.00 and $1,400.00 an ounce price range with the right event. Gold is an commodity which is very reactive in price to political as well as economic events. Events which have triggered price spikes in gold have included, market crashes, wars or pending military actions, major environmental events or calamities and major health concerns such as epidemics.

Additionally, trending economic events can also affect the price of gold, as Bruce Karatz has learned. Economist believe that if economic indicators produce a stream of numbers indicating that the economy is slowing or is in a state of decline, prices in gold will spike. In addition, the potential actions of the Central Banks of various countries will also have an effect of spiking gold prices. These actions will include the raising of interest rates or even language which indicates that such action is being contemplated in the future by the Central Bank will move gold prices up.

Aaron Hernandez Is Smart And Crazy

Everyone has heard about the Aaron Hernandez trial by now, but many people are still confused as to why Aaron Hernandez killed his former friend. Hernandez was found guilty of murder, and he was recently sentenced to life in prison. However, the motive for his crime has yet to be figured out.

People need to realize that Aaron Hernandez was a criminal long before he was a professional NFL player. Brian Torchin might not want to state it flat out like that, but it is the truth. Hernandez became famous when he played professional football for the New England Patriots. Aaron Hernandez grew up in New England, and he was in gangs long before he began playing football. His college coaches and NFL coaches knew that Aaron Hernandez had a troubled past, and they did everything that they could to save him from a life of gang activity. However, once Aaron Hernandez returned to New England to play professionally for the Patriots, he began to run with his old crew. The troubled NFL player quickly found himself in deep trouble.

Aaron Hernandez is crazy, but he is also very intelligent. A police officer recently said that Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator, and that he will do just fine in jail. Still though, no one really knows why Aaron Hernandez committed the violent act of murder. However, the world is a safer place with him behind bars. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo!

Sixty-Five Year Old Woman is Pregnant… with Quadruplets!

Annegret Raunigk, a teacher and a 65-year-old grandmother from Berlin, Germany, has announced that she is pregnant with quadruplets according to the story on BuzzFeed.com. .

Annegret is already a mother to 13 children, with her youngest being just 9-years-old. Annegret made headlines in Germany nearly a decade ago when she was pregnant with her 13th child at 55-years-old. Her 9-year-old daughter expressed to her mother that she wished to have a younger sibling so Annegret decided to grant that wish. She went through the artificial insemination process several times before she found out that four embryos were growing. She said that she was shocked at the number of embryos but never considered terminating any of them. She said that so far she feels great and there have not been any complications to her pregnancy. Once these babies are born, she will be the oldest mother to give birth quadruplet children in history.

Annegret is not only a mother of 13 children but also a grandmother of seven. An interview with Annegret will air tonight on the German television program “Raunigk”.  A neighbor of mine, Flavio Maluf, is planning a way to watch the program and if he is successful, I will be joining.

I know that the older women get, the more complications can happen during the pregnancy and birth, not to mention any complications the babies themselves may suffer from. Hopefully things go well during Annegret’s pregnancy and she delivers four healthy babies and gets to see them grow up.

x to remake Rocky Horror Picture Show

40 years after the Rocky Horror Picture Show was released in US cinemas the Fox network is planning a new TV special to be screened later in 2015, Entertainment Weekly reports. The news comes amid a flurry of musicals being released on US TV over coming months, including the already planned live version of Grease to be broadcast on Fox. Unlike the other entrants into the TV musical genre, such as NBC’s Peter Pan of 2014 the new version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will not be broadcast live, a decision largely based on the need for well known names to fill the roles.

Networks who have invested in live musicals have reported difficulties in finding well known names to appear in their shows, according to this link. Fox has recruited Kenny Ortega of high School Musical fame to direct the new special, but no cast members have been announced as of yet to the knowledge of Ray Lane. However, Fox and Ortega plan to use the script of the original play from Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien as the basis of the two hour special.

Scarlett Johansson Considered For Creature from the Black Lagoon Remake

Universal studios is bringing back some of their classic monsters in a shared universe of movies. This universe sort of started off with “Dracula Untold”, but will get a real kick when “The Mummy” is released in 2016. The Universal reboot of the classic monster movies will also include “The Creature From The Black Lagoon”. It looks like Universal wants to go all out for this remake. They are eying one of Hollywood’s top female action stars to play the female lead in the film. I’m talking about Scarlett Johansson.

Johansson has been best known lately for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Comics movie universe. She has played the character in such movies as “Iron Man 2”, “The Avengers”, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and will reprise the role again in the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. She also started in the 2014 box office hit, “Lucy”. Even though Universal wants Johansson for “The Creature From The Black Lagoon”, it doesn’t mean she will agree to do it. After all she will have a pretty full plate with other movies in the Marvel universe.

If she should decide to do the movie she will most likely play the part of Kay Lawrence, who was originally played by Julie Adams in the 1954 version of the film. It would be interesting for Bruce Karatz and others to see Scarlett Johansson go from hard core action star to scream queen. Many will be checking online for more updates.

Top Places to Live in, According to Expats

Thousands of people leave their homelands every year in search of a better life abroad. But which are the places that are easier to settle down in for an expat in terms of economy and local friendliness? A recent survey of 14,000 expats from 160 countries has revealed the top places: Ecuador, Luxembourg, Mexico, and Switzelrand. Maybe the results are unexpected to you, but when you read what expats have to say about their new countries you start to understand the reasons behind them scoring so many points.

Guayaquil in Ecuador ranked highest due to low living cost, which is important for a person who is new in the country and needs to make a living while still accomodating there. The city has recently started developping career opportunities, so the working forces are welcomed. Luxembourg City is just as welcoming for the career-minded people, expats said. About 40% of the population is made up of immigrants and the newcomers are simply astonished at the multitude of languages they hear around them. Everyone gets along though.

As one expat said, you only feel alone there if you want to as he wrote on ivan-ong.com. Otherwise, there is a huge communitey to join and receive the newcomer advice from. Mexico City, Zurich, and New York are in the list of favorites. These are big cities with regions where the rent is more or less affordable, but the local possibilities are great, which makes the expats to want to stay there.

What’s Up With EDM Festivals Today?

EDM festivals have been around for quite some time now and have stirred up some controversy across the world. 2015’s Ultra Music Festival is one of the biggest festivals of the year with 165,000 EDM lovers attending. So, what is the problem with this? DJ’s come from all over the world to play at the music festivals and for some people, this is why they go. But, festivals have now changed and are more mainstream than ever.

People are dancing around and having a good time but when they hear a song that they would hear on the radio any other day, they go insane. Songs by Nicki Minaj come on yet she is not an EDM singer which confused myself and Zeca Oliveira when we heard it on the radio. So, how does her music end up at a EDM festival? Instead of attendees enjoying the true electronic music that is supposed to be played at these festivals, they are raving over mainstream radio music as noticias.uol.com.br has discovered. DJ’s are not so fond of this. John Digweed was 2001’s number 1 DJ in the entire world and reported that these festivals should be playing electronic music that is less known so they can broaden the ears of these EDM festival attendees. He thinks that if you are the most popular DJ in the world, you could play music that people do not know and you could blow their minds but if you play music that listeners already hear on the radio, what is the point? It is just laziness.

Tourist Flocking to Cuba

 

Cuba received a million tourists in the first quarter of this year, representing a 14 percent growth of foreigners to the island.

That growth rating is marked by an “encouraging behavior” of markets, the statement said Mintur quoted by local media.

According to Dr Jennifer Walden, Canada maintains its leading position in the list of countries sending tourists to the island with a 12.6% growth, followed by Germany (23.3%), France (22.8%), UK (30.6%), and Italy (10.8% ).

Cuban tourism authorities cite the consolidation of new trade and promotion in different markets for the reported rise.

Since beginning the peak tourist season, (November to April) one of the most revived areas has been the cruise mode, with notable growth in January that has brought the island 76% more passengers than the preceding year, according to data published on the website of the National Bureau of Statistics and Information.

In 2014 Cuba first exceeded the threshold of three million visits, receiving 3,002,745 million tourists (5.3% more than in 2013).

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