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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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1:21 – 1:39
Turns out all of that “mind expansion” you did in college might pay off in emotional stability
For the initiated among us, curing depression was probably the last thing on our minds as we dropped that tab of acid or consumed that bag full of “magic mushrooms” back in our experimental days. Sure, we all justified our psychedelic drug experiences by claiming that we were expanding our minds, but little did we know that by dropping those psychedelics we might have been gearing our brains to better cope with depression. Researchers from around the world are gathering in San Jose this week for a conference on psychedelic science to discuss the studies of psilocybin (mushrooms) and other psychedelics for treating depressing, OCD, PTSD and anxiety disorders. Researchers are already reporting preliminary success in using psilocybin to ease the anxiety of patients with terminal illnesses—could Timothy Leary have been an unknowing psychological pioneer?
Roland Griffiths, professor in the departments of psychiatry and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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Dr. Charles S. Grob, a psychiatrist at UCLA
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1:41 – 1:58:30
Is development destroying our view just a Hollywood sign of the
Perhaps some are unaware that our iconic
2:06 – 2:30
“Money for nothing”….for not much longer: is the era of cheap money coming to an end?
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meets on April 26th and already the speculation has begun over whether they will recommend even a slight raise in the short-term interest rates, a rate that has remained near zero for the better part of this year two-year recession. What’s at stake is more than just the rate of return that you see in your savings accounts or the interest rate you pay for a new car, but could be the slow reversal of 30 years of cheap money that has fueled the American economic expansion, and subsequently got us into trouble during the financial meltdown of the past two years. Do interest rates need to go up, in spite of the short-term economic pain that it’s sure to cause, in order to save the greater American economy for the long haul? We preview the fundamental shock that Americans could experience when money becomes more expensive, from increased credit card rates to home mortgages that could cripple the already wounded real estate market.
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Christopher J. Mayer, Professor of Real Estate and Senior Vice Dean at
William Gross, managing director of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)
2:30 – 2:58:30
Let’s talk taxes!
It’s that time again – tax-time. It’s coming down to hours until April 15, and if you haven’t gotten your tax house in order, it may be too late for 2009. However, we’ve wrangled a pro to help you plan for next year. The taxman cometh with tips, pointers and pitfalls that could save you some hard-earned dollars the next time you file.
Selwyn Gerber CPA managing partner and founder of Gerber & Co., Inc., located in
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