Survival of the Fittest – Blue Eyes might lead to Alcoholism

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According to Yahoo News, people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out of the University of Vermont suggests that the link not only exists, but it appears to be a genetic one. 

Reporting in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, the researchers find that among European-Americans, those with light-colored eyes — described as ones that are green, gray, and brown in the center — have higher rates of alcohol dependency than Euro-Americans with dark brown eyes; that link is strongest in blue-eyed people. 

“We still don’t know the reason,” researcher Dawei Li says in a University of Vermont press release, but they do know that the very genes that determine eye color are situated along the same chromosome as genes that are known to be linked to alcohol dependency. 

It’s not the first time the eye color-alcohol link has been found: A 2000 study arrived at a similar conclusion, noting that among one sample set of women, dark-eyed females averaged 4.91 drinks in the last month to light-eyed females’ 5.78. 

Blue eyes also correlate with other attributes, including lower pain tolerance and higher competitiveness, reports Medical Daily. “This suggests an intriguing possibility — that eye color can be useful in the clinic for alcohol dependence diagnosis,” says lead researcher Arvis Sulovari. The researchers say these findings could help us better understand the roots of not only alcoholism but other psychiatric illnesses as well.

Check out our article on How to keep your Eyes Health

Wisdom Wednesdays – Living on the Edge

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Fu’s Politically Incorrect Review of Mr. Robot – Why you should watch it? (Security is a Myth)

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Mr. Robot Review – Episode 1: Hello Friend

Security is a Myth

Mr. Robot follows a mysterious anarchist, who recruits a young computer programmer played Rami Malek, who suffers from an anti-social disorder and connects to people by hacking them. I saw the mysterious trailers on the USA network, which I was immediately I interested with the concept of a computer hacker but then again I am a sucker for any computer and tech shows like Halt and Catch Fire or Silicon Valley. (Check our review for Season 2 Halt and Catch Fire But Mr. Robot had a totally different flavor and style.

I totally stumbled upon on the show by accident because I thought it would airing in the middle of summer but there it was on tv and Malek was in the middle of his speech, 

“There’s a powerful group of people out there that are secretly running the world. I’m talking about the guys no one knows about. They guys who are invisible. The top 1% of the top 1%. The guys that play God without permission. And now I think they’re following me.”

I was totally intrigued plus I liked that fact that he was a bit of a schizo in a cool Memento kind a way. I also like that he’s a high functioning morphine addict. He gets his rocks off and still manages to hold a 9 to 5 job as a programmer at E Corp aka Evil Corp, the huge corporate conglomerate that has its hooks on everything in the business world. When he’s not getting high or trying to stay awake at his job, he’s a nighttime vigilante taking child pornographers or unfaithful husbands off the streets by blackmailing the sinners with evidence of their own evil doings. 

MR. ROBOT -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rami Malek as Elliot, Christian Slater as Mr. Robot -- (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/USA Network)

MR. ROBOT — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Rami Malek as Elliot, Christian Slater as Mr. Robot — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/USA Network)

Another reason to watch the show is for the great Christian Slater, who actually plays the mysterious Mr. Robot, who is the leader of this new underground hacker group called F Society. He’s great in every scene he’s in, which he brings comedic levity in a show that has a very serious tone. Another character that adds to the appeal to the show is the beautiful Portia Doubleday, who plays Angela Moss, Malek’s co-worker and love interest. Her character is kinda boring but her being hot makes up for it. 

I would totally recommend this show because it’s show about the 99%. It’s David taking on Goliath, it’s Elliot taking on Evil Corp. You want to see the rich guys, who feed on the poor go down with the ship. But the cool thing about the show is that Rami is not your typical hero, he’s more of an anti-hero, which I l empathize with because I like characters who are torn between who they are and who they want to be. This show is more than coding, spreadsheets and business takeovers, its more alive than its title. The show has heart underneath its steel message of not trusting the system. It shows us that we should take more stock in ourselves and use less technology in our daily lives because it’s making us more vulnerable as all our information is out there for anywhere can view and steal. You can have the best security in the world, but if someone really wanted to steal your information, it would be relatively easy. Let’s face it, security is a myth.

Watch this show cause it’s entertaining and you might learn how to protect yourself better from being hacked having your personal information compromised. Next thing you know you’ll be in the market trying to pay for groceries but you can’t because your funds have been drained and someone changed your information into a 14-year old girl from Kansas buying thousands of dollars of cosmetics at Sephora and having an e-mail blast on the current updates of the Kardashians. If you’re not scared, you should be because this isn’t the Matrix and Neo is not coming to save you when your information gets stolen.

Mr.Robot” is on every Wednesday at 10 p.m. on the USA Network

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Here’s a young Christian Slater Gleaming the Cube because life is meant to be lived on the edge, if you’re not close to the edge, then you are taking up too much space.

RYAN FU

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HAPPY NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY!!! – GRANDMA’S GINGERSNAP COOKIES

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Grandma’s Gingersnap Cookies

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 5 dozen

  • 
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 
1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 
2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 
1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 
3/4 cup shortening
  • 
1 cup white sugar
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1 egg
  • 
1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 
1/3 cup cinnamon sugar

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Directions

.                Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

.                Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.

.                Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

Venus and Jupiter are hooking up tonight!!! (Science is Awesome)

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According to NPR, Venus and Jupiter are only converging into a small area of the Earth’s sky. NASA says the two bright planets will be “a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart.”

That distance is smaller than the width of a full moon, as seen from Earth’s surface.

“You’ll be able to hide the pair not just behind the palm of your outstretched hand, but behind your little pinky finger,” NASA says.

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And unlike some other astronomical phenomena, this convergence should be easily visible: Just look to the west around sunset. That’s where you’ll find Venus and Jupiter, if the sky is relatively clear.

Conjunctions between Venus and Jupiter are far from rare events,” notes Space.com. But the site adds that tonight’s “unusually close” conjunction is worth seeing — and it adds that this is both the closest and the last pairing between the two planets in the current 24-year cycle.

Also, Venus and Jupiter were my favorite characters on Sailor Moon.

The Truth Hurts – The Most Dangerous thing for Women

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Knowledge is Power – You are what you Eat

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Poetry Mondays – 90210 by Ryan Fu (The Hated Ones)

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I fucking hate everyone here.

This whole city

can go to hell.

These old money,

trust fund fucks

with their lip injection

fake smiles.

More evil than

Jabba the Hut

with their botox shots,

treating everyone like cunts.

These men with their

power suits,

power lunches,

money is power types.

Guarded

&

protected by

high walls with racists pigs,

which even Mr. Orwell

would’ve been horrified with.

Keep hiding behind

your glass houses.

Cause I see through you,

I see all your cracks.

When the “Big One” hits

I hope it strikes here first,

swallowing this whole place

back down to hell.

If there is any justice left in the world,

it will happen.

If not, I’ll just keep

praying to Satan.

RYAN FU

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Happy National Almond Buttercrunch Day!!!

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National Almond Buttercrunch Day is observed annually on June 29th.  This unofficial national food holiday celebrates this toffee candy. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee covered with chocolate. It has a crunchy texture and a caramel flavor. Variations on the recipe include toasted almond sprinkles.

Making buttercrunch calls for a good candy thermometer and some cooking experience. Creating the toffee involves caramelizing sugar at high temperatures, which requires precision, timing and the right tools and safety techniques for a successful outcome. Buttercrunch can be served on top of ice cream or on it’s own. Buttercrunch flavored cookies or cakes are other ways to enjoy the sweet treat.

The beginning of National Buttercrunch day is not well documented. However, a related food holiday, National Almond Butter Crunch Day is celebrated on June 29th. The crunchy candy, sometimes called just buttercrunch but other times referred to as almond buttercrunch, was made famous in World War II. A buttercrunch candy called Almond Roca, made by Brown and Haley was shipped in tins to U.S. troops overseas.

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