https://theusualroutine.com Inspiring the Future Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:48:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://theusualroutine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-13101509_1103083239713647_1810984073_n-60×60.jpg https://theusualroutine.com 32 32 105291346 https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/29/smartphones-making-us-stupid/ https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/29/smartphones-making-us-stupid/#respond Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:17:07 +0000 https://theusualroutine.com/?p=16528 Chicago – Smartphones and other connected devices are delivering an array of useful functions and life-enhancing benefits. But is there a cost? Is our ‘over reliance’ on these computers coming at a cost of cognitive decline? These are the types of questions posed by Dr. Adrian F. Ward and colleagues from University of Texas at Austin. The aim of recent research was to consider if the “persistent presence” of smartphones comes at a cognitive cost. The study set out to test the so-called “brain drain” hypothesis. This runs: “the mere presence of one’s own smartphone may occupy limited-capacity cognitive resources.” The consequence of
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]]> https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/29/smartphones-making-us-stupid/feed/ 0 16528 https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/29/scientists-actually-prove-psychedelic-drugs-create-elevated-level-consciousness/ https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/29/scientists-actually-prove-psychedelic-drugs-create-elevated-level-consciousness/#respond Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:11:14 +0000 https://theusualroutine.com/?p=16523 British scientists use brain scans to officially prove for the first time ever that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms truly do open the mind. For the first time ever, scientists have demonstrated what so many users have been preaching for decades: Psychedelic drugs do in fact create an “elevated level of consciousness.” That summation comes from new research published in Scientific Reports in which scientists administered either LSD, ketamine, and psilocybin (the compound found in magic mushrooms) to healthy subjects in order to monitor their brain activity while they were under the drug’s influence. Sure enough, the University of Sussex
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]]> https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/29/scientists-actually-prove-psychedelic-drugs-create-elevated-level-consciousness/feed/ 0 16523 https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/22/people-anxiety-disorders-hiding-5-superpowers-backed-science/ https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/22/people-anxiety-disorders-hiding-5-superpowers-backed-science/#respond Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:41:56 +0000 https://theusualroutine.com/?p=16431 Anxiety is something that can feel as if it does nothing but damage, however, that is not always the case. Anxiety in itself comes with some ‘superpowers’ depending on how you look at it. If you have anxiety try looking at the good aspects rather than the bad. With anxiety comes a heightened sense of perception. Do you have these superpowers? An ability to sense the energy of others. You can tell whether or not someone has a positive vibration or a negative vibration. Negative people make you uncomfortable while positive people are a bit easier to be around. Normal
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]]> https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/22/people-anxiety-disorders-hiding-5-superpowers-backed-science/feed/ 0 16431 https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/13/top-10-civilizations-mysteriously-disappeared/ https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/13/top-10-civilizations-mysteriously-disappeared/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:51:10 +0000 https://theusualroutine.com/?p=16242 Throughout our history, most civilizations have either met a slow demise or were wiped out by natural disasters or invasion. But there are a few societies whose disappearance has scholars truly stumped: The Olmec One of the first Mesoamerican societies, the Olmec inhabited the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico. The first signs of the Olmec are around 1400 BC in the city of San Lorenzo, the main Olmec settlement which was supported by two other centers, Tenochtitlan and Potrero Nuevo. The Olmec were master builders with each of the major sites containing ceremonial courts, house mounds, large conical pyramids and stone
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]]> https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/13/top-10-civilizations-mysteriously-disappeared/feed/ 0 16242 https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/12/picatrix-ancient-manuscript-teaches-obtain-energy-cosmos/ https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/12/picatrix-ancient-manuscript-teaches-obtain-energy-cosmos/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:41:58 +0000 https://theusualroutine.com/?p=16208 Do you know there exists an encyclopedia of magic which promises to impart power and enlightenment to its user? Yes. Known as the “Handbook of talismanic magic”, the Picatrix is one of the most influential books ever written on astrological magic. It was originally written in Arabic under the title Ghāyat al-Ḥakīm in 11th Century. The Arabic title translates as ‘The Aim of the Sage’ or ‘The Goal of the Wise’ The Picatrix is considered larger than most of the other medieval books on magic. It outlines several complicated and mysterious rituals. Though mainly concerned with astrology (of how to view, control and improve the
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]]> https://theusualroutine.com/2017/07/12/picatrix-ancient-manuscript-teaches-obtain-energy-cosmos/feed/ 0 16208 https://theusualroutine.com/2017/06/28/mere-presence-smartphone-reduces-brain-power-study-shows/ https://theusualroutine.com/2017/06/28/mere-presence-smartphone-reduces-brain-power-study-shows/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:38:38 +0000 https://theusualroutine.com/?p=16078 Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. McCombs Assistant Professor Adrian Ward and co-authors conducted experiments with nearly 800 smartphone users in an attempt to measure, for the first time, how well people can complete tasks when they have their smartphones nearby even when they’re not using them. In one experiment, the researchers asked study participants to sit at a computer and take a series of tests that required
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]]> https://theusualroutine.com/2017/06/28/mere-presence-smartphone-reduces-brain-power-study-shows/feed/ 0 16078 https://theusualroutine.com/2017/06/28/what-color-is-your-aura/ https://theusualroutine.com/2017/06/28/what-color-is-your-aura/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:26:31 +0000 https://theusualroutine.com/?p=16067 An aura is an emanation of energy surrounding one’s body, and it varies throughout time depending on experiences and circumstances of each individual. In short, it’s basically one’s essence, and can supposedly be captured using something called Kirlian photography, or electrophotography. While many people regard the study of auras as pseudo-scientific and unsubstantiated, it’s still a very popular activity nonetheless, and can help you figure out your strengths and weaknesses in your own energy field. SO, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR AURA, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN? YELLOW The main traits of those with a predominantly yellow aura are intelligence, logic, and
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