Supranormal stimuli

The pornography of high speed internet is changing men, their brains, their moods and their sexuality. In Japan the country with the best high speed internet 36.1 percent of Japanese males, aged 16 to 19, had no interest in sex whatsoever — up from a 2008 record of 17.5 percent. We live in an era…

Marriage and the 4 Horseman

Marriage can be a key factor in promoting health. UCLA Professor Robert Coombs found, “Virtually every study of mortality and marital status shows the married of both sexes have lower death rates, whether by accident, disease, or self-inflicted wounds, and this is found in every country that maintains accurate health statistics.” Men show the largest…

Stressed Out

As I witness the epidemic of stress and stress related illness, I’ve often wondered why is this happening now in the midst of unprecedented material wealth. The epigenetic revolution is one of the most fascinating areas of science, and I believe provides an answer. We often hear the debate of nature vs nuture, genes vs…

Peaceful Parenting

Gandhi adherence to nonviolence was not limited to the political sphere. It permeated every aspect of his life and his children followed his example. Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi shared the following story as an example of nonviolence in parenting: “I was 16 years old and living with my parents at the institute…

The roots of violence

Why do we pretend violence is random, when it so strongly correlated with childhood violence? Why are we so accepting of the initiation of force against the most vulnerable members of society? Why are we so hesitant to challenge parents acting violently towards their children in ways that would never be acceptable towards another adult?…

Our Flawed Healthcare System

It’s been over a year since my mother’s accident and the Australian government is still paying all the bills. All the time in the ICU, all the surgeries and still paying for recovery. Incredible that the US government spends more on health care per person than the Australian and for all that spending most people…

The abolition of work

“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We…

corporate media

Your children are being conditioned to nag you for more stuff. Dissatisfaction is key to driving consumption. Yet we wonder how we’re a both a rich nation and increasingly depressed. Please don’t subject your children to this madness. In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. Now Obama…