MPyou
According to specialists, within 10 years we might be counting with personal computing devices that allow us to store and carry almost everything regarding us -a lifetime of personal info conveniently compressed at your disposition.
A distraction for pain
A group of scientists are studying what they called "celebrity worship syndrome", which is experienced by a third of us to some degree, and seems to play a similar role as antidepressants and such: taming emotional pain.
A multi-use memento
Forget about ash urns and all that! Many funeral companies are beginning to offer a different option to remember deceased relatives -a sample of the dead relative's DNA, which could also prove useful for future generations.

A new test can detect the presence of Alzheimer's plaques.
Plus stem cells from cloned mouse embryos may be used to successfully treat Parkinson.
Can a diet rich in carbohydrates result in poor eyesight?
And scientists discover the 'stroke gene'.

Extra News
After, a vindication of ecstasy due to badly conducted research raises high hopes that it could be tested in alternative treatments.


   September 25th, Thursday, 2003, ip nš57
Once you have it, pass it on!
The new insight


Take a close look at the following LA Time's article on the resurgence of philosophy -backed by the public need for discussion of meaningful matters in life- as a practical way of molding baselines for a better living. This interesting piece tackles from the recent approach of academics to the "field of happiness" and talks about the importance of systematizing the questioning drive, as well as growing contemporary debate instances. And though the scope of such questioning will not always be the same for different people, there's some relevance in the fact that people is seeking to ponder on their lives. Will a more self-aware stage in culture allow us to openly discuss culture's fails, and pass that new wisdom on to the next generation?
Link: http://www.riorevuelto.org/news/ipmail_57_3.html
Afterwards another piece, this time American philosopher Robert Salomon's comments on spiritualism and self-development in today's world.
Link: http://www.riorevuelto.org/news/ipmail_57_1.html
A cult of yourself
Free and uneasy


According to a recent survey, divorced women seem to be happier and see themselves empowered. For men, on the other hand, divorce is far from being a liberating experience. The following data corroborates the fact that men have a hard time adjusting to their new status, contradicting what is commonly believed regarding the "bachelor-party-stage", and that their ex-wives do party on and focus on themselves. Apart from displaying the usual reactions towards marital freedom (fear of loneliness, the taste for comfort, and the need for protection) what this trend suggests is that perhaps another clue to find satisfaction in independence is to regain (or cultivate) the taste for your own individuality.
Link: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1046194,00.html
Finally, read on economically sufficient and eager single women who are beating the myth of "things that only couples do" by deciding to buy a second house to live by their own. And enjoying it.
Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/19/realestate/luxury



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Music industry plans to offer a general amnesty, though many say they should start putting their heads together for other things.
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Concentrate deeper. Think life. Think Jupiter. Find out the reasons behind the end of Galileo Mission.
And then, elevate me... to space. Check it out further on!

Dating services bring the "goods" to single people. Read on the "dating market" ahead.
More info on the suicide rates among college students.
And Brits don't seem cracked up to use the net, or they just can't see its point.
Finally, some quick numbers: find out how much Britain is spending in binge drinking yearly, and check out how American tycoons continue to increase their wealth. Then, most of new Yorkers predict another attack.

On Clonation
The first human cloned embryo could be implanted into a surrogate mother any time now. And the world is demanding a cloning ban. Read it next.