Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants & Reviews

Does pot make you dumb? Probably a tiny bit.

15/08/2017. Category: Raves & Rants. Topic: .

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For years, the image of the silly, spaced-out stoner seemed to embody marijuana use in popular culture. But with new, relaxed marijuana policies becoming law in many states, the picture is changing. High-functioning executives, government officials and even grandparents are openly discussing smoking pot.

Still, the question remains: Does marijuana negatively impact intelligence? Researchers have long disagreed. A new study using many years of data tries to settle the debate. Read more…

Best TV ad 2012

22/12/2012. Category: Media. Topic: , .

Despite the ongoing financial gloom during 2012 there were many funny TV ads to lighten the moment. As usual, the beer companies brought out the guy funnies for their Super Bowl ads while every big business from supermarket conglomerates to struggling car manufacturers drew on their deep coffers and best efforts to bring a smile to potential customers.

But 2012’s best TV ad addressed a serious issue without a big budget, without special fx, without famous stars, without joking about it – and it addressed the matter effectively:  Read more…

Awesome work by Doctors Without Borders

18/01/2010. Category: People. Topic: .

When they say “Doctors Without Borders” they mean it. No cultural borders, no language borders, no class borders. This humanitarian organization has been providing medical help to millions of people unconditionally since their creation, as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in 1971 in France by doctors and journalists.

When the earthquake struck Haiti, MSF was already there because – as is their spirit – they have providing free help to the needy there for some time. Read more…