Sunday, June 29, 2014

Top 25 Richest People of All Time:

  • #1 Mansa Musa I – Net Worth $400 Billion
  • #2 The Rothschild Family – $350 Billion
  • #3 John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
  • #4 Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
  • #5 Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov – Net Worth $300 Billion
  • #6 Mir Osman Ali Khan – Net Worth $230 billion
  • #7 William The Conqueror – Net Worth $229.5 Billion
  • #8 Muammar Gaddafi – Net Worth $200 Billion
  • #9 Henry Ford – Net Worth $199 Billion
  • #10 Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion

Forbes 2014 Top 10 Richest People

Forbes on March 3, 2014 released its 2014 list of the World's Billionaires with Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation claiming the top spot with an estimated net worth of over $70 B.

Below are the Names of Forbes Top 10 Richest People on the Planet.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Menstrual Migraines

Migraine headaches are not life threatening but can be so disabling you sometimes feel you are dwelling in a twilight state between life and death. The pain is so crippling you can not participate in your every day life. My first experience with migraine headaches was in high school. An intelligent and talented friend of mine, William, lost days of school at a time due to migraine headache pain. He described how light and noise bothered him - he had to hide the telephone under a pillow while confining himself to a dark room until the pain subsided. I winced at his description of suffering, never dreaming I too would fall prey to this malady - my weak spot. Prepubescent boys and girls experience migraines with the same prevalence. Women, however, are 3 times more likely than men to have migraine headaches.

Warning to Smokers: Labels are Getting Tough

In case you haven’t heard, cigarettes are bad for you. Really, really bad.
And soon, if you want to buy a pack, you’ll hear the warning loud and clear. You’re going to be staring at the long-term effects of smoking: from images of smoke pouring through a tracheotomy to dead bodies.
An example of the new cigarette warning labels. An example of the new cigarette warning labels.
These are examples of new, graphic warning labels that will be required on all cigarette packs sold in the U.S. as part of legislation starting in 2012.
Australian legislators took it one step further when they recently passed a law regulating branding on cigarettes in an attempt to drive down smoking rates in their country. Australia already has graphic warning labels on their packs, but the new law would dedicate more than 80 percent of the pack to the labels.

Environmental Factors Key to Autism

A new study published earlier this week will likely dump buckets of fuel on the fire that rages in the debate over autism. For the past decade, there has been ongoing vitriol spilled over the (potential) relationship between early childhood vaccination and the development of autism. The truth of the matter, however, is that there has been no definitive answer to why some children become autistic and others do not. A recent study may help guide researchers to resolve this open medical mystery. 
According to this new study, conducted jointly by UCSF and Stanford, and published Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry, environmental factors play a much larger role in causing autism than previously thought—apparently, an even larger role than genetics.

Are Eating Disorders Contagious?

The media barrages us with images on a daily basis. That, we know. Flip on the TV, go online, even stand in line at the grocery checkout and see if you can avoid the not-so-subtle suggestions to lose weight, cut cravings, and, overall, improve your general happiness and quality of life—fast and simple. 
Each day, on average, we’re exposed to about 5,000 advertising messages a day. That’s a lot. Considering that the images winking on-screen or sedately stacked at the checkout counter significantly shape our views on beauty and body image, all this exposure has to be making an effect.   
But can logging into Facebook be a new culprit in the media medley?

Why You Can’t Remember What You Did Last Night

Illustration of the brain, highlighting the hippocampus.There’s a scene in Cheers where lovable mailman Cliff explains his theory on how drinking makes him smarter. He gives a survival-of-the-fittest scenario that alcohol kills off the slowest brain cells, much like the most sluggish buffalo in the herd is the first to be killed. He argues that killing the slowest brain cells makes his brain faster, in the same way that a herd of buffalo is stronger once the weakest members are culled off.
While this might seem like pretty twisted logic for some, the basic tenet of Cliff’s theory—that alcohol kills brain cells—is pretty much taken for granted. However, new research has found that alcohol—even when used to the point of blackout intoxication—isn’t actually killing brain cells. It’s just preventing your brain from forming new memories.