By B.N. Frank
According to Dr. Leland Stillman’s Facebook page, he is a physician with an interest in how the environment affects human health. Last month he posted a 4 ½-minute video about 2011 research on how LED light affects our minds and our sleep.
Because blue light from LED screens can keep us awake and stimulated, some people really like it. Unfortunately, it can also prevent us from sleeping well. Many health experts have warned about this especially in regard to how LED light from screens affects children. Blue light blocking glasses can help as well as prevent macular degeneration and blindness. Some doctors also recommend replacing all LED light bulbs with incandescent bulbs for overall better health.
SHADOW OF TEARS
by Ole Dammegard
What happened in Iran changed his life. His entire world, his viewpoints and values were turned upside down and the emotional turbulence he experienced tore down his inner walls leaving him naked and vulnerable – like an open wound. After a tragic murder, the situation became unbearale for one of his Iranian friends, so he ventured everything to help him get away and together the mad a dramatic escape from Iran via former Soviet and East Germany in a desperate attempt to reach Sweden. This book is a true and emotional description of real people in improbable world full of conflicts. It opens doors and spreads light on another Iran, its people and also, not least, the political and social conditions in the country. It is permeated by passion and tension as well as human ideals such as non-violence, tolerance and love.
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Despite warnings and opposition from many experts – including the American Medical Association – many American communities are installing LED street lights anyway (see 1, 2, 3). No matter how they try to spin this as beneficial, research says otherwise.
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