Sunday, November 27, 2011

Starkbucks Goes Green -- To Shortchange Customers

The November 2011 issue of the New Agey Natural Awakenings reports:

"Starbucks Corporation has taken it all a step further by designing a pre-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) prototype store. It features recycled floor tiles, reduced lighting and lower water usage and air conditioning set three degrees higher than usual."

Sounds like Starbucks plans to use:

1. Cheaper floor tiles.

2. Less water.

3. Less lighting.

4. Less air conditioning.

Which means that Starbucks is about to get cheaper, dirtier, darker, and hotter. All to save money. (Disguised as "going green" for the gullible.) This trend fits right in with Starbucks's switch to smaller napkins.

But will Starbucks pass along any of these savings to consumers in the form of lower prices?

Didn't think so.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reading Books Helps Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Anna Ferguson Hall, of Georgia's The Brunswick News, reports that:

"Overwhelming research has shown that older citizens who keep their minds sharp and active are more likely to retain a higher level of brain power as they age.

"Keeping the brain active through exercises like reading regularly is vital to preventing memory loss and reduced brain function, said Janice Vickers, executive director of Alzheimer's of Glynn/Brunswick.

" 'There is no question that reading can maintain a healthy brain as you age,' Vickers said. 'The saying is true: If you don't use it, you lose it.'

"An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, according to the National Alzheimer's Association. That's one in eight older Americans.

"Vickers said the disease, though prevalent in aging citizens, can be avoided or, at the very least, delayed. Working to prevent the condition at an earlier age is key to ensuring a quick mind like Connell's, Vickers said.

"That means flexing the brain as often as possible in a variety of ways.

"Cracking a book or other printed work awakens many functions in the brain, including concentration, vision and comprehension, Vickers said."

Read the entire article.


Friday, October 07, 2011

Miracle Blueberrys Battle Breast Cancer

[] In several studies recently conducted at the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope, Duarte, CA researchers found that feeding blueberry powder to mice significantly reduced the growth and spread of triple negative breast cancer cells, a very aggressive form of cancer!

Triple negative breast cancer accounts for 10 to 15% of all breast cancer cases and is highly resistant to traditional chemotherapy treatments. The results of this research led by Dr. Lynn Adams, in the laboratory of Dr. Shiuan Chen, are published in the October 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

In their research, the team fed groups of mice specially formulated diets containing 5% freeze-dried blueberry powder, 10% blueberry powder, or a control diet containing no blueberry powder.

All three diets had a similar nutrient composition and the animals ate and drank about the same amount regardless of group. The human equivalent of the 5% diet is about 2 cups of fresh highbush blueberries per day.

Researchers compared the size of the breast tumors that developed and discovered that on average, tumor size was 75% smaller in the 5% blueberry experimental group and 60% smaller in the 10% group as compared to the control group. The difference between the two blueberry groups was not significant.

Further confirmation of the results was obtained when the researchers conducted molecular studies on tumor tissue and found significant differences between the blueberry-fed and control groups in gene patterns known to be related to inflammatory diseases and the proliferation and spread of cancer cells.

In a second study that explored the effect of consuming blueberries on the spread of breast cancer (metastasis), the research team found that mice fed a diet containing 5% blueberry powder developed 70% fewer liver cancer tumors and 25% fewer lymph node tumors when compared to the control mice.

"Although these results were obtained with laboratory animals and cannot be applied directly to humans, we believe we have moved one step closer to ultimately finding a safe and effective diet strategy for controlling triple negative breast cancer, for which there are few therapy choices. Blueberries may well be part of that diet strategy," remarked Dr. Adams.

The research was funded by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and the National Institutes of Health.

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council consists of growers and packers in North and South America who market their blueberries in the United States. The members of the USHBC work together to promote the growth and wellbeing of the entire industry.


Thursday, October 06, 2011

UFO Conspiracy Exposes Startling New Secrets!

Author Carmen McLaren believes that UFOs are real -- and his new book, UFO Conspiracy, exposes how and why the US government has lied to hide the truth about UFOs!

* Take an in-depth look at the U.S. government's conspiracy to hide UFO phenomena from the public eye since 1947.

* Read more than 250 of the most startling alien encounters that the government never wanted you to know about.

* See how authorities have created a ministry of misinformation by setting up pseudo-investigatory groups to discredit witnesses and fool the public, while creating military regulations on how UFO sightings/interceptions would be handled.

* Find out about the millions of taxpayer's dollars being spent on investigating objects the government claims do not exist.

* Be there with two presidents, many scientists, and hundreds of military/civilian pilots, military personnel, police officers, and others who have had incredible, often frightening, encounters with UFOs.

* Stand at the threshold of the unknown.

Will you have the courage to walk through that door into a larger universe? It's time you learned the truth about UFOs!

In addition to writing UFO Conspiracy, author McLaren has researched UFOs for thirty years. He is a past member of the Center for UFO Studies, the (now defunct) Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization, and for the last 12 years, the Mutual UFO Network.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ron Paul Predicted 9/11 -- And So Did Denzel Washington!

Pro-peace Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul predicted that America's interventionist foreign policy would incite hatred for America -- resulting in 9/11!

And shockingly, Hollywood film star Denzel Washington also predicted that America's pro-torture policy would incite hatred -- and result in more terrorism!

The below scene is excerpted from Washington's 1998 film, The Siege:

And as has been previously reported by the Weekly Universe, back in the 1990s TV's The X-Files predicted 9/11.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Caffeine Prevents Skin Cancer

The Weekly Universe has previously reported on coffee's miraculous ability to fight Alzheimer's disease. Now it appears that a cup of Joe can also help you battle skin cancer!

According to The Herald:

"Caffeine could be a useful addition to sunscreens since it both absorbs ultraviolet light and protects against skin cancer, say scientists.

A new study has shown how the coffee stimulant acts at the molecular level to prevent sunlight triggering tumour development in the skin.

The findings suggest that caffeine in creams or lotions could help prevent sun-induced skin cancer.

Previous studies had already shown that coffee and tea consumption reduced the risk of less serious, non-melanoma, skin cancers caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays.

Read the entire article.


Saturday, August 06, 2011

The X-Files Predicted U.S. Response to 9/11

Here's a bizzaro piece of conspiracy fodder to ponder: It seems that TV's The X-Files predicted 9/11 -- or at least the government's lucrative "War on Terror" response to it!

What does the above clip -- shot in the 1990s -- mean?! Is X-Files creator Chris Carter psychic -- or did he have inside information?!

Most likely neither. Chris Carter is merely politically savvy.

One needn't believe that the U.S. government instigated a terror attack on New York in order predict that the government -- and U.S. weapons and security industry -- would take advantage of such a terror attack should it occur.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Miraculous Vitamin D Helps Prevent Macular Degeneration

United Press International reports:

"Dr. Johanna M. Seddon, director of the Epidemiology and Genetics Service at Tufts Medical Center and professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine ... says vitamin D may reduce the risk of macular degeneration because of its anti-inflammatory properties or it may block the formation of new blood vessels that can grow under the macula, leaking blood and causing vision loss during the more severe stages of the disease."

Read the full UPI news report.

Also read this Weeky Universe report about the miraculous cataract cure!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Miracle Cure" Coffee Prevents Alzheimer's Disease

Next time you drop by Starbucks, be sure to ask for a "triple" or even a "quadruple" (i.e., extra shots of espresso) -- because those additional java jolts could keep your noggin thinking straight in later years!

Life Extension reports:

"A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease process (see also Clinical Trials Research).

"The findings appear in the early online version of an article to be published June 28 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Using mice bred to develop symptoms mimicking Alzheimer's disease, the USF team presents the first evidence that caffeinated coffee offers protection against the memory-robbing disease that is not possible with other caffeine-containing drinks or decaffeinated coffee.

"Previous observational studies in humans reported that daily coffee/caffeine intake during mid-life and in older age decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The USF researchers' earlier studies in Alzheimer's mice indicated that caffeine was likely the ingredient in coffee that provides this protection because it decreases brain production of the abnormal protein beta-amyloid, which is thought to cause the disease...."

Read the rest of the article!

Also be sure to check out these 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Obnoxious "Educated" Woman from Kicked Off New York Train

Here's a video that's gone viral.

Some "educated" yuppie New Yorker was behaving like street trash, cursing loudly on her cell phone. When she was confronted by a conductor about her behavior, she became belligerent, bragging about how educated she was, and what great schools she went to. (They certainly didn't teach her how to behave like a lady.)

This educated woman finally demanded her money back. Apparently, she's also threatening to sue.

Thank God if you don't live in New York City.

(How viral has this video gone? Los Angeles's Tim Conway Show, on KFI-AM, did a whole segment on this woman, playing back the video's audio portion while mocking this "educated" woman.)

And a response...


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UFOs Invade Missouri

Missouri is a hotbed of UFO activity and paranormal phenomena -- from time slips and vortexes, to extraterrestrials and interdimensional travelers, to all things supernatural -- according to Lee Prosser's startling new book, UFOs in Missouri: True Tales of Extraterrestrial and Related Phenomena!

Prosser's book reveals shocking true-life accounts of Missourians who have had terrifying contacts with extraterrestrials, been "implanted" by aliens, or experienced "missing time."

UFO investigators will learn what to say to an extraterrestrial -- and how to "call down" a UFO if you want to chat!

The book also takes you on a virtual tour of the many shocking sites of UFO sightings -- and to Missouri's own astonishing Bermuda Triangle (an area between the points of Joplin, Springfield, and Branson)!

UFOs in Missouri offers astounding new perspectives on UFOs, mysterious phenomena, intriguing tales, and scary UFO revelations -- just waiting to be explored as the extraterrestrials beckon.

Will you answer their call?!

Author Lee Prosser is a lifelong Vedantist (i.e., a Paranormal Sensitive who investigates the paranormal). In addition to UFOs, he has extensively researched ghosts! His books include: Missouri Hauntings, Branson Hauntings, and Midwest Hauntings. He lives in the Missouri Ozarks with his wife, Debra.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ghost Hunters Converge on Tennessee

Submitted to the Weekly Universe:

Join us at the Ghosthunt Weekends and have the Ultimate Paranormal Experience with Steve Gonsalves and Amy Bruni from the Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters.

Join the stars for autographs, meet & greets, lectures, Q&A Sessions and a ghost hunt at the Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.

Limited to 100 attendees!

Special Event Package includes:

* One night hotel stay at the Thomas House
* Ghost hunt with the stars of Ghost Hunters
* Meet & greet
* Free autographs
* Photos with the stars
* Q & A panels
* Ghost Hunting 101 class
* event t-shirt
* Collector's 8x10 photo
* Signed certificate
* Collectors' laminate event pass
* Free dinner and breakfast with the stars

For details see Ghost Hunt Weekends or call 866-556-474.