Fantastic news for people who suffer regularly from migraine headaches. The FDA has just approved a wearable electrical stimulation device for sales in the United States — a headband that prevents the onset of migraines when worn for just 20 minutes each day.
A device like this is definitely long overdue. Some 10% of people worldwide suffer from migraines, a condition characterized by intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head, accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Developed by STX-Med in Beligum, Cefaly is a compact, portable, battery-powered, prescription device. It’s placed at the center of the forehead, just above the eyes, using a self-adhesive electrode. The headband then delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to the trigeminal nerve known to be involved in migraine headaches. The only known noticeable effect is a tingling or massaging sensation where the electrode is applied. It can only be used by people age 18 or older and should be used no more than once per day for 20 minutes. [x]
I appreciate the fact that they got a designer to make it look like a space tiara. They didn’t have to go that extra mile, but they did, because they care.
it is time
Punk’s not dead, just sleeping
Sleeping punks is the only photoset theme more precious than sleeping animals.
"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."
I <3 these kinds of messages in kids media. I may need to show this when I teach kids about diversity.
A new digi-egg has appeared !! And it’s probably Yamato / Gabumon’s reveal this time around instead of Taichi / Agumon’s.
Want to know more about the new Digimon Adventure anime? If you go to digimon-adventure.net and watch / skip the trailer, you can click on this egg. In order for the digi-egg to hatch with new information, it has to be clicked 1,000,000 times.
The catch is that the digi-egg can only be clicked on once a day per browser!! You can also play the Digimon Game to the left of the egg for 20 points, but that involves knowing the Japanese language. All we know so far about the new anime is that it begins in Spring 2015 and it stars a seventeen year old Taichi in high school; please click on the egg and spread the word so we can know more !! Thank you.
30 DAY MOVIE CHALLENGE: DAY 13
↳ Your Favorite Animated Movie - The Iron Giant
The new season is about gymnastic and rap battles, I’m so hyped !
- Most media falsely portrayed Ferguson protests as riots and Mike Brown as a criminal
- Grand jury now has until JANUARY to decide whether to charge Darren Wilson (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Congresswoman Elanor H. Norton stands with Ferguson
- Ferguson teach-in tomorrow
- National labor leader says unions, like the nation, must confront racism
Thick-billed Raven - Corvus crassirostris
The Thick-billed Raven, Corvus crassirostris (Corvidae) is a very large and distinctive looking African Crow. Along with the Common ravens, they have the distinction of being the largest of the Passeriformes, measuring 60 - 64 cm in length.
The two more distinctive features of this species are the white patch on the nape and neck, and its large, thickened, deeply curved and white-tipped bill, which has deep nasal grooves.
This beautiful crow can be found in the so called Horn of Africa, in Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia.