It's the end of the world as we know it. But you'll be fine. That's the implicit message of the Luxury Survival Condo, which offers a "life assurance" policy to those who can afford it. That policy comes in the form of a living unit in a decommissioned Kansas missile silo, along with survival training (mandatory), a five-year food supply per occupant, two floors of hydroponic gardens and an aquaculture system to farm fish, a swimming pool, an indoor shooting range, a dog "park," a gym, a game arcade and a "minor surgery center," among other features. It's all encased in up to 9 feet of special concrete, a "nuclear-hardened" space that plunges 14 stories underground. A full-floor unit has about 1,800 square feet of living space, costs $3 million and can accommodate six to 10 people, according to the company. A half-floor unit has about 900 square feet, costs $1.5 million and houses three to five people. Don't bother asking about a mortgage, though; you'll need cash, because most banks won't extend a loan "due to the nature of the project," the company says. The main condo complex is already sold out, but more than half of a second, under-construction complex is still available, including penthouse units that start at $4.5 million. "These units will be sold out well before they are completed," the company warns, "so do not hesitate to get a unit under contract." You never know what could happen.
- November 13th, 2014Surviving Jury Duty Most of your time will be spent sitting. Waiting. Falling asleep. You’re going to get hungry. The courthouse approves fifteen minute breaks at your request, but know this: If you exit the court room, you’ll have to stand in line, have your items x-rayed and step through a metal detector to get back in. Do what I did: Bring a bottle of Survival Tabs. Lunchtime is around one, so they said, but in my experience, it was closer to two. We were given an hour. I’ve seen that Law & Order show once or twice. You know what the lawyers always eat on their lunch breaks? Hot dogs. I got two hot dogs, chips and a soda for four bucks. Can’t beat it … unless you have that amazing combo in your town for 3.50. Do you? So remember to stock up on portable snack food, and water, because rusty fountains are gross, and surprisingly, hot dogs have a lot of sodium in them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my4GELoPv3Y1. GMOs are unhealthy. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. They cite animal studies showing organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility. Human studies show how genetically modified (GM) food can leave material behind inside us, possibly causing long-term problems. Genes inserted into GM soy, for example, can transfer into the DNA of bacteria living inside us, and that the toxic insecticide produced by GM corn was found in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn fetuses. Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996. The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others are on the rise. Although there is not sufficient research to confirm that GMOs are a contributing factor, doctors groups such as the AAEM tell us not to wait before we start protecting ourselves, and especially our children who are most at risk. The American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association are among many medical groups that condemn the use of GM bovine growth hormone, because the milk from treated cows has more of the hormone IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1)―which is linked to cancer. 2. GMOs contaminate―forever. GMOs cross pollinate and their seeds can travel. It is impossible to fully clean up our contaminated gene pool. Self-propagating GMO pollution will outlast the effects of global warming and nuclear waste. The potential impact is huge, threatening the health of future generations. GMO contamination has also caused economic losses for organic and non-GMO farmers who often struggle to keep their crops pure. 3. GMOs increase herbicide use. Most GM crops are engineered to be "herbicide tolerant"―they deadly weed killer. Monsanto, for example, sells Roundup Ready crops, designed to survive applications of their Roundup herbicide. Between 1996 and 2008, US farmers sprayed an extra 383 million pounds of herbicide on GMOs. Overuse of Roundup results in "superweeds," resistant to the herbicide. This is causing farmers to use even more toxic herbicides every year. Not only does this create environmental harm, GM foods contain higher residues of toxic herbicides. Roundup, for example, is linked with sterility, hormone disruption, birth defects, and cancer. 4. Genetic engineering creates dangerous side effects. By mixing genes from totally unrelated species, genetic engineering unleashes a host of unpredictable side effects. Moreover, irrespective of the type of genes that are inserted, the very process of creating a GM plant can result in massive collateral damage that produces new toxins, allergens, carcinogens, and nutritional deficiencies. 5. Government oversight is dangerously lax. Most of the health and environmental risks of GMOs are ignored by governments' superficial regulations and safety assessments. The reason for this tragedy is largely political. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, doesn't require a single safety study, does not mandate labeling of GMOs, and allows companies to put their GM foods onto the market without even notifying the agency. Their justificationWhether you think buying food produced without chemicals intuitively makes more sense, or you rely on the federal government's regulation to ensure the safety of food, a simple grocery store trip can turn into a paralyzing maze of label reading and product comparison. Numerous studies document the damaging effects of petroleum-based fertilizers, artificial ingredients, insecticides, hormones, unnatural diets for livestock, and Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. However raucous the rhetoric sounds on both sides of the organic versus better-farming-through-chemistry debate, some areas of organic food production show clear benefits for individuals and the environment. AGA certified grass-fed beef AGA certified grass-fed beef comes from cows never fed grain, corn, soybeans, or animal by-products, or given antibiotics or hormones during their lifetime. Standard grass-fed beef is different in that the commitment to not using antibiotics or hormones is voluntary, and the beef can still be sent to feedlots at the end of their lives and confined to eating only grain to "bulk up" before slaughter. However, according to the Mayo Clinic website, both types of grass-fed beef have "less total fat, more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and more antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E" than conventional or organic beef. The website also notes that it carries "more conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks." Organic milk Conventional dairy cows are given recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH or rBST) in order to boost milk production. This hormone leads to increased levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in cows that then shows up in milk. According to Rick North, former CEO of the Oregon division of the American Cancer Society, IGF-1 doesn't break down in the human digestive tract and is linked to breast, prostate, and colon cancers. For that reason, rBGH and rBST are banned for use in nearly all industrialized countries except the United States. Buying milk labeled rBGH-free, rBST-free, or organic ensures consumers don't ingest IGF-1 caused by added hormones or antibiotics in their milk. The FDA currently allows nutritive sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup in conventional dairy products, and in February 2013, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation asked the FDA to allow them to add artificial sweeteners such as aspartame to milk products without labeling them. According to Yale researcher Dana Small in an interview with CBC News, aspartame not only interferes with brain chemistry and hormones involved in measuring appetite, it also "changes metabolic responses, increase[s] risks for things like Type 2 diabetes and also increase[s] risk for obesity." Currently, buying organic dairy products will ensure that unlabeled aspartame and other artificial sweeteners- and the effects caused by them- will not affect your health. Organic fruits and vegetables Conflicting research exists over the nutritional superiority of organic fruits and vegetables over conventional fruits and vegetables. A variety of studies have been conducted on the safety of the pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers, and fungicides used in growing conventional produce. Animals in many of the studies have developed harmful side effects from these syntheticA massive storm fueled by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri did not do much damage in Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands, but forecasters say it's anchoring a system that will push a frigid blast of air into the mainland United States and send temperatures plunging early this week. Parts of the lower 48 states could see temperatures between 20 and 40 degrees below average, the National Weather Service said Sunday. Snow was expected to move over the northern high plains and into the upper Great Lakes by Monday evening, with accumulations of close to a foot in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin and up to 2 feet in the upper peninsula of Michigan, forecasters said. The storm peaked Friday with sustained winds of 70 mph and gusts up to 96 mph on Alaska's Shemya Island. While it has weakened, it also is helping change the jet stream flow and anchoring a cold pattern that will send a surge of arctic air from the northern high Plains into the central Plains, said Bob Oravec, lead forecaster with the College Park, Maryland, weather service office. On Alaska's Shemya Island, where 120 civilian contractors staff an early warning radar installation for the U.S. military, only minor facility damage was reported at Eareckson Air Station on the island 1,500 miles southwest Anchorage, Alaskan Command public affairs officer Tommie Baker said. The corners of a roof were bent back and some dumpsters moved around, but no roof was torn off and the dumpsters didn't slam into any vehicles or buildings, Baker said. Workers locked themselves inside to wait out the storm. Workers there are accustomed to extreme weather, including 100-mile winds. The community averages six weather-related lockdowns a year. Baker said operations were back to normal Sunday morning, with planes able to come and go and people free to move outside of buildings. He said a crew conducting a damage assessment had not reported anything of concern. The weather was cold, dreary and rainy with winds blowing like they typically do this time of year, Baker said. While other parts of the country were expecting their first big winter storms, parts of south-central and southwest of Alaska could see windy, warmer and wet conditions, said Shaun Baines, a meteorologist for the weather service in Anchorage, Alaska. Temperatures along the Gulf of Alaska coastline were in the 40s. Winter storm warnings were in effect Sunday for parts of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, with 4 to 5 inches of snow across the plains of Montana and up to 10 inches possible in the mountains. Snow totals in areas could be hard to measure, though, because of the wind, said meteorologist Chris Zelzer, of the weather service's Great Falls, Montana, office. "The big news for us will be the combination of really cold temperatures and really breezy conditions," he said. Highs, which are typically in the low 40s for the Great Falls area this time of year, are forecast to dip to 7 degrees early this week and stay below freezing into the weekend. Sub-zero lows are also expected. FurtherToday, we focus in on a particular popular food that may be worse for you than you previously thought. It's cheap, easy to make, and a nice break from the frozen pizza or microwavable mac n' cheese you've been munching on for dinner; it's ramen -- a.k.a. instant noodles. Those tasty meals and snacks that can cost something like 18 cents per pack/meal if you buy in bulk. All you need is hot water, the ability to tear open a seasoning packet, chopsticks (or a fork and spoon), and some slurping skills. It fills you up pretty quick and also keeps your wallet full, so what's not to love? This may not come as a shock to you, but instant noodles have been proven to be terrible for some people. We came up with a list of the eight biggest reasons instant noodles can be bad for your health, using data from WebMD and, most importantly, findings from a new study by Baylor University. The study was published in The Journal of Nutrition and shows that consumption of instant noodles significantly ups the risk of a scary condition for certain groups of people. This same condition has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and even a stroke. Read to the end of this article to learn more about that scary reason to limit your ramen consumption. And that's not all you should be concerned about -- what follows are a total of eight reasons that ramen noodles may be bad for your health... 1. Cardiometabolic Syndrome Say what? It sounds bad, because it is bad. Cardiometabolic syndrome is the scary condition we mentioned at the beginning of this article. The Baylor study found that eating instant noodles two or more times a week was associated with the syndrome, which raises a person's likelihood of developing heart disease and other conditions, such as diabetes and stroke. Ladies, pay attention to this: Women (specifically South Korean), not men, who ate instant noodles at least twice a week showed a 68% higher risk of metabolic syndrome. Yikes! 2. Noodles Have you ever wondered how the noodles are made? In order to create a long keeping noodle that can be on store shelves or in your kitchen cupboard for 4 to 12 months, it's deep fried in oil. That's right, they are fried noodles. And obviously, that can't be good for your body. There are air-dried instant ramen kinds, but they take longer to cook and cost more than the cheap kind. 3. Calories Did you know that one serving of instant noodles is typically HALF the package? Have you ever eaten just half? Didn't think so. One block of prepared ramen noodles has nearly 400 calories, which is bad news if you've considered it a quick snack. At this many calories, instant noodles clock in as a full meal. 4. BPA Chemicals Look close. Now, look closer. You can't see it, but it's there alright. We're talking about a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), which is used for packaging the noodles in polystyrene foam containers. Studies have shown that BPAA Guide to Survival Tabs An entire Meal in Pill Form . . . and they're Delectable! 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