Lucid dreaming: the science of controlling your dreams

Lucid dreaming the science of controlling your dreams

If your dreams are always strange and confusing, uncontrollable or scary, read carefully, because there might be a way to control them!

We’re talking about lucid dreaming, one of the most controversial science studies of the last centrury.

 

If we had to give an easy definition of lucid dreaming, we could describe it as the experience or instance in which a dreamer is actually aware of dreaming and can, in some cases and with obvious limitations, control the dream as he wishes.

Lucid dreaming is becoming more and more popular nowadays but only few people know enough about this experience. This “deep awareness of self” was first named and studied by the dutch writer and psychiatrist Frederik van Eeden and the subject is still being analyzed by the Stanford lucidity reasearch office lead by Stephen Laberge.

Lucid dreaming, as well as all other dreaming activity, can take place only during the REM phase, but it is actually very hard to induce and control it.

The web is full of techniques and sites about this matter, but the main question still remains: is it fair to “control” your subconsious even during sleep?

Lucid dreaming sure seems interesting and worth trying, but nothing’s better than a good old full night of “boring” sleep!

The importance of tulips in the Netherlands

Every single year, the country of the Netherlands produces billions of flower bulbs of tulips.
Even if they have Turkish and Persians origins, in the Netherlands tulips saw their “birth” in the 17th century, thanks to Carolus Clusius, a botanist who studied this type of flower. Today there are about 3500 varieties of tulips in terms of color, shape and size.

 

The most well-known type of tulip is the “standard tulip“. You can see it not only in the Netherlands but also in many other countries. In the course of history, their production has really increased for reasons of marketing: this made the Netherlands the official exporter of tulip plants. Generally, they appear during the springtime because of good temperature. Consequently, during this season, tourists come to Netherlands from all over the world, just to see and photograph this true spectacle of nature.
What they represent?
They are generally associated to romanticism and simplicity. Their meaning changes according to color:

  • Red Tulips: True Love
  • White Tulips: Elegance and purity
  • Orange Tulips: Happiness
  • Purple Tulips: Royalty
  • Yellow Tulips: Sunshine
  • Variegated Tulips: Craziness or beautiful eyes

Tulips are one of the world’s most beloved flowers and they can be a perfect love gift.

Visit Rome without stress with Car Executive Transfer!

Transfer from rome to fiumicino airport

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Transfer from rome to fiumicino airport

Transfer from rome to fiumicino airport

 

Car Executive is the perfect choice for you if you are looking for a comfortable means of transport that can accompany you to the capital in any case: if you are traveling and want to enjoy the holiday without wasting time, whether if you are in Rome for business and must therefore to match the different appointments, and, certainly, you do not want to wait for potential customers because of the traffic.

 

Car Executive is also specialized in transfers from the Rome airports to the city.

 

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Victory of the Maori!

Finally, after nearly 150 years of legal battles the river of Whanganui Maori managed to get the same legal rights of a human, this is the first case of its kind in the world; This river located in New Zealand, is the third largest river in the country, and is located in the island of the North. The population of Whananui Iwi has always considered the river, but also the sea and the mountains, as their ancestors, their existence is based on the “originates from the river and lives on it”, as well as stated the representative of the tribe A . Rurawe, explaining that the welfare of its people is closely linked to the river, where people live.

It is considered a living being guarantees to Whanganui to be represented in court by two responsables, one chosen by the tribe Whanganui Iwi and one by the New Zealand Parliament, in order to defend their rights. This decision was made so that nobody can exploit economically or deface the river, in any case, now it will be a crime against the tribe did not respect the river of water rich of culture, history and traditions.
It can be said finally closed the longest litigation in the entire history of New Zealand.

When we do the strangest dreams?

At least once in your life, is happened to you to make very strange dreams: monsters, aliens, super powers, or really particular situations … what you do not know is that these dreams have made  after a few hours of sleep, by which time the REM phase (phase of the deeper sleep), it began, at least, this is what  have discovered  recent British studies, who reported their findings in the renowned magazine ‘Time’.
The cognitive psychology class of the University of Bedfordshire, UK, would in fact, monitored the sleep of 20 people for two nights, which, when their sleep was more agitated, were awakened to tell the students what they had dreamed ; they were woken up to 5 times a night, and than, the  next day, they completed a questionnaire about the content of their dreams; from their answers it showed that the most peculiar dreams intensified hour after hour, preciselly in the middle of the night.

There are superheroes gay?

The answer is ‘certain yes’ why they should not ? As in real life, even in the comic book superheroes exist with homosexual  orientation: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, the important thing is that there is love! Although we’ll never noticed until now, these loves, but also weddings, date back to 2012, when Alex Alonso, editor of Marvel (the publisher of superheroes), has decided that, having been legalized in that year gay marriages in the state of New York, even the characters wholive in the  parallel cartoon universe, also live in this city, would have to adapt to the times. Here then in 2012 Northstar (one of the x-men) married, after he had made coming out (he had revealed his sexual orientation) in 1992; Another coming out was always done by an X-men, in 2015 in fact, the iceman revealed his sexual orientation; these are just two of the many heroes who are not heterosexual, discover you the others!

How big is a year in the life of a dog?

If you ask that question to your friends or relatives, you will probably answer ‘seven’, but in reality it is not like this, especially because, like us, dogs are all different, so this count depends on the breed and the tonnage of the dog in question.
First, a dog of one year has the same mental faculties of a child of 7, and therefore it is not yet mentally mature, even sexually, although its size has reached that of an adult.
The first 12 months are therefore the most important for a dog, that’s why during this period it is necessary to stimulate their cognitive development, making new experiences, bringing it outdoors to learn about the world, so that I can learn as soon as things work .
It is important, however, that the experiences in 1-5 months, will then must repeated in 6-8 months, because the puppy will be more mature and able to notice the differences, it is in this period that develops the first fears, maybe , in fact, in the early months he had not.

The fish that recognizes people

Will seem meaningless, but yes, it really exist, there is a species of tropical fish, which, in spite of a very simple brain, is able to identify a familiar face among dozens of faces. This fish, while not having the part of the brain that processes more complex cognitive, but it still able to accomplish this recognition; archer fish, Toxotes chatareus has also further developed his visual skills, is in fact considered the ‘archer’ fish; it lives in fresh waters of Southeast Asia and Australia, and thanks to its water jet is able to hit the insects and then eat them.
A group of zoologists at Oxford University has taught some of these fish to spit in one of two human faces displayed on a screen suspended above an aquarium, when the fish were aimed at the right face, received in exchange  food, the same experiment was done with 44 different faces, and the fish have always hit the exact face.

Stereotypes

From what emerges from a study published by the American Psychological Association relating to the debate on police behavior towards the Afro-american community in the USA, to a parity stature, a man with a black skin is perceived as more threatening and dangerous person than one with a white skin.
The research consisted in showing more than 1,000 Americans photographs of some individuals with the same size but with different skin color, the participants were also asked to estimate the height, weight and physical appearance; the answers reveal a strong prejudice, and even racism, in fact the majority of participants rated peoplewith black skin strongest  and muscular than those with white skin, and consequently more dangerous, justifying, the use of the force by the police on them, even if unarmed. Even the African-Americans who participated to the tests, evaluated the black people as more strongmen, but are  not necessarily more dangerous.

It ‘s now the black Friday time!

The Black Friday is a new holiday, from USA and from the sixties, is celebrated on the Friday after Thanksgiving, this day, which has become famous throughout the world, provides super discounts in the shops before Christmas: food, shoes, clothes, eletronic stuff, school stuff, make up, furniture, car… everything!
This name so strange is the fact that at the time, in the 1960  the merchants were using the red ink for losses and black ink for revenue in surplus, and thanks to these discounts, every Friday after Thanksgiving, the logs were all compiled black, synonymous of a day ended with a good flush.
This day is therefore the one that gives the go Christmas shopping, and is used as a parameter for assessing how it goes the Christmas season; although they have created a cyber Monday for all online discounts, nowadays even in the web, the discounts are limited only to Friday.