<p>There's a new generation coming, and the old generation will not like it.</p>A new generation

A new generation is about to enter adulthood. This is a generation who were raised in a mostly digital world, where music and film existed as data on a computer or iPod and not as a physical entity. It is a generation that grew up looking at crippling college debt and few job opportunities. It is a generation that, our of necessity, grew up trading and sharing, rather than compulsively seeking to own.

This generation will create a future very different than our current world: A future in which possessing something is less important than experiencing it. This generation will show remarkable disinterest in the sorts of things that obsessed previous generations. Many will never bother to buy a car,…

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Devil in the Detail

Do you suffer from “Fact Fatigue”? Are you confused and exhausted after turning on the television, opening up Google alerts or reading the newspaper (remember those?) under the constant barrage of factoids about the latest thing that makes you fat, keeps you skinny, heals your heart, hurts your heart, kills you, saves you, saves the planet, kills the planet and on and on? Are you tired of reading and hearing a new “fact” that scientists or researchers have figured out? Have you realized by now the Byzantine byproduct of scientific research is a mountain of questionable findings that are overwhelming, contradictory and of very little help in living a happy or healthy life?

Is sunshine a source of healthy vitamin…

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<p>Throw away your clocks! In the future, you won't need them!</p>The future of time

The future will look at time very differently. Almost all manufacturing jobs will be done by computer, while most everything else is done by appointment. Television will be mostly on-demand, and movies will play every hour or two in constant rotation. Most of the things that we base our schedule around will be uncoupled from the clock, and so there will no longer be the need for extreme punctuality and hour schedules.

As a result, most people's days will become somewhat free form, with them deciding what to do in a loose, improvisational manner. People will meet each other on the fly, rather than make advanced plans to get together, and will decided to do whatever seems interesting at the…

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Pot Unluck

Marihuana will be legal for recreational use throughout the United States in seven years. This is going to lead to a few very tricky situations. Firstly, the people who currently have the most sophisticated growing operations and distribution networks are criminals, many of them cartels from south of the border, and as American corporations quickly move to selling and producing the stuff, they will find themselves either in partnership or in competition with thugs and murderers.

Secondly, American prisons are currently filled with prisoners whose only crimes were possession of or distribution of small amounts of marihuana, and the legalization of pot will necessarily cause these cases to be reexamined -- after all, it will hardly be just to have…

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Wahls Diet for Multiple Sclerosis

There are 200 new cases of multiple sclerosis diagnosed in the United States each week. MS is usually classified as an autoimmune disease. But really, the jury is out on how or why people get MS. We do know that the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells is affected as the malady progresses. That is but a symptom. Causes are harder for Western science to understand or find. The typical result of MS is a weakening of muscles that obviously leads to immobility. Since MS manifests as deterioration of the nerves, there is very little of the body’s functions that isn’t affected. As with so many diseases, Western medicine does not understand a cure. Doctors will tell you that nobody gets…

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Hello, Honey! Hasta la vista, hay fever!

Get ready for the glut of commercials and ads for allergy medicines. It’s that time of year again and right now is when anyone who suffers the sniffling, runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezes of hay fever and allergies should take heed. It seems like spring is still a ways off and there is no green grass or budding trees just yet. All that means is that it’s time to get a jump on tuning up the immune system. And drugs are not the answer. There are natural ways to modulate the immune system response to pollens and allergens and avoid the bad side effects of allergy medicine.

Downside of drugs. Taking a pill or getting a shot may seem…

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The World of Online Job Guides

Anyone who’s conducted a job search in the last 15 or so years can tell you that the Internet is full of career resources. Whether you’re looking to make a change or looking for a place to start, there are nearly countless websites dedicated to your purpose. Increasingly, online is becoming the only way to search and apply for jobs. Not to mention it’s one of the best ways to network, get resume-writing tips and find practice interview questions. Sifting through the information out there can be more work than you’re reasonably able to take on. Fortunately, there are a select few websites on which you can zero in to help make things easier when it comes time to looking for…

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Assumptions

Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the...

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III...

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Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory...

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Wahls Diet for Multiple Sclerosis

There are 200 new cases of multiple sclerosis diagnosed in the United States each week. MS is usually classified as an autoimmune disease. But...

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Hello, Honey! Hasta la vista, hay fever!

Get ready for the glut of commercials and ads for allergy medicines. It’s that time of year again and right now is when anyone who suffers the...

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Be Besties with Your Beasties

Without bacteria we would die. Yet we wage war against them as if bacteria were a mortal enemy.  And we try to kill everything as a solution to any...

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News You Can Use — Good, Bad, Ugly

Recent news items to keep the brain cells percolating.

The Good

Eggs aren’t bad anymore. Eggs never were bad in my estimation. Decades ago when the...

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