What Are the Best Omega-3 Foods?

Here’s a list of the top 15 omega-3 foods (percentages based on 4,000 milligrams per day of total omega-3s):

  1. Mackerel: 6,982 milligrams in 1 cup cooked (174 precent DV) 
  2. Salmon Fish Oil: 4,767 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (119 percent DV) 
  3. Cod Liver Oil: 2.664 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (66 percent DV) 
  4. Walnuts: 2,664 milligrams in 1/4 cup (66 percent DV) 
  5. Chia Seeds: 2,457 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (61 percent DV) 
  6. Herring: 1,885 milligrams in 3 ounces (47 percent DV) 
  7. Salmon (wild-caught): 1,716 milligrams in 3 ounces (42 percent DV) 
  8. Flaxseeds (ground): 1,597 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (39 percent DV) 
  9. Tuna: 1,414 milligrams in 3 ounces (35 percent DV) 
  10. White Fish: 1,363 milligrams in 3 ounces (34 percent DV) 
  11. Sardines: 1,363 milligrams in 1 can/3.75 ounces (34 percent DV) 
  12. Hemp Seeds: 1,000 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (25 percent DV) 
  13. Anchovies: 951 milligrams in 1 can/2 ounces (23 percent DV) 
  14. Natto: 428 milligrams in 1/4 cup (10 percent DV) 
  15. Egg Yolks: 240 milligrams in 1/2 cup (6 percent DV)

Being Fat Could Make You Stupid, Study Says

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-18/being-fat-could-make-you-stupid-study-says

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology is warning that people consuming an additional 650 calories per day could develop impaired brain and cognitive functions.

Australian National University professor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of the study titled Sugar in mind: Untangling a sweet and sour relationship beyond type 2 diabetes, analyzed 200 international studies including another that monitored the cognitive health of more than 7,000 people. Researchers concluded that lifestyle choices could lead to deteriorating brain functions.

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River

https://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2019/05/thursday-poem-176.html

…….Mother,
…….Why is the river laughing?

Why, because the sun is tickling the river

…….Mother,
…….Why is the river singing?

Because the skylark praised the river’s voice.

…….Mother,
…….Why is the river cold?

It remembers being once loved by the snow.

…….Mother,
…….How old is the river?

It’s the same age as the forever young springtime.

…….Mother,
…….Why does the river never rest?

Well, you see it’s because the mother sea
is waiting for the river to come home.
.

by Shuntaro Tanikawa
from
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry
Vintage Books, 1996

The personal trauma that lies behind Edvard Munch’s unnerving art

https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/look-closer/the-personal-trauma-that-lies-behind-edvard-munchs-unnerving-art

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The personal trauma that lies behind Edvard Munch’s unnerving art

He was fascinated by psychology and haunted by mental collapse

He was fascinated by psychology and haunted by mental collapse

At the start of the 20th century Sigmund Freud observed the psychological phenomenon of “repetition compulsion”, the pathological desire to repeat a pattern of behaviour over and over again. He no doubt would have diagnosed the painter Edvard Munch with such an affliction. As the British Museum’s new exhibition of his work demonstrates, Munch returned obsessively to certain visual motifs: uncanny sunsets, zombie-like faces, threateningly sexualised female bodies. 

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Quantum Computing Explained — It’s Rocket Science

https://hackernoon.com/quantum-computing-explained-its-rocket-science-55d7766edac2

A couple of years ago, I thought Quantum Mechanics was a bunch of theoretical science with no real world applications: Not anymore

In recent years, we’ve seen the emergence of Quantum Computing; spearheaded by companies such as D-Wave, Rigetti Computing, and IBM. In a nutshell (Kurzgesagt😉), Quantum Computing will revolutionize computing, allowing us to solve complex computational problems that would have been impossible on classical computers.

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Robert Sapolsky: This Is Your Brain on Nationalism

Robert Sapolsky in Foreign Affairs:

He never stood a chance. His first mistake was looking for food alone; perhaps things would have turned out differently if he’d been with someone else. The second, bigger mistake was wandering too far up the valley into a dangerous wooded area. This was where he risked running into the Others, the ones from the ridge above the valley. At first, there were two of them, and he tried to fight, but another four crept up behind him and he was surrounded. They left him there to bleed to death and later returned to mutilate his body. Eventually, nearly 20 such killings took place, until there was no one left, and the Others took over the whole valley.

The protagonists in this tale of blood and conquest, first told by the primatologist John Mitani, are not people; they are chimpanzees in a national park in Uganda. Over the course of a decade, the male chimps in one group systematically killed every neighboring male, kidnapped the surviving females, and expanded their territory. Similar attacks occur in chimp populations elsewhere; a 2014 studyfound that chimps are about 30 times as likely to kill a chimp from a neighboring group as to kill one of their own. On average, eight males gang up on the victim.

If such is the violent reality of life as an ape, is it at all surprising that humans, who share more than 98 percent of their DNA with chimps, also divide the world into “us” and “them” and go to war over these categories?

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The Barbarians are Coming

War chariots thunder, horses neigh, the barbarians are coming.

What are we waiting for, young nubile women pointing at the wall,
    the barbarians are coming.

They have heard about a weakened link in the wall.
    So, the barbarians have ears among us.

So deceive yourself with illusions: you are only one woman,
holding one broken brick in the wall.

So deceive yourself with illusions: as if you matter,
that brick and that wall.

The barbarians are coming: they have red beards or beardless
with a top knot.

The barbarians are coming: they are your fathers, brothers,
teachers, lovers; and they are clearly an other.

The barbarians are coming:
If you call me a horse, I must be a horse.
If you call me a bison, I am equally as guilty.

When a thing is true and is correctly described, one doubles
the blame by not admitting it: so, Chuangtzu, himself,
was a barbarian king!

Horse, horse, bison, bison, the barbarians are coming

and how they love to come.
The smells of the great frontier exalt in them!

by Marilyn Chin
from Modern American Poetry