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  • 01:25

    Birds Of A Feather

    in Lifestyle

    Study: BFFs May Have Similar DNA Belinda Luscombe @luscombeland July 15, 2014

    Really close friends might be as genetically similar as fourth cousins

    Next time someone says “You would really like my friend, she’s just like you,” try to refrain from giving her the side eye. It turns out she might have some science to back her up. According to a new study from Yale University and the University of California at San Diego, good friends are often genetically similar, and can share as much as 1% of the same gene variants. In genetic terms, that’s a lot. As close as, say, fourth cousins.

    “This gives us a deeper accounting of the origins of friendship,” says Nicholas Christakis, professor of sociology, evolutionary biology, and medicine at Yale, who co-authored the study with James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at UC San Diego. “Not only do we form ties with people superficially like ourselves, we form ties with people who are like us on a deep genetic level. They’re like our kin, though they’re not.”

    The study found that, oddly, close friends are often genetically similar in their sense of smell. But it also concluded that friendship may play a role in evolution. The genes that were shared by friends saw the most “evolutionary activity”, or have evolved the fastest over the past 30,000 years. Whether the friendship or the genetic similarity came first is up for debate. Do we seek out genetically similar friends or do our friendships and mating affect what genes get passed on

    “Human beings are one of the few species who form long-term, non-reproductive relationships with other members of our species,” says Fowler.

  • 01:28

    How Much Would It Cost To Clone Myself?

    in Lifestyle

    Some strategies that work:

    •Turn it off – Disconnect on the weekend.  Try it, at least for one day or even a few hours each night. Put the phone down and turn off the computer.

    •Trim, trim, trim – Say no to everything that is either not essential or doesn’t add something valuable to your life. Be ruthless!

    •Pay attention to your health – We know what we need to do, but it isn’t a priority until we have a health crisis. We are far more productive and happier when we get enough sleep, eat a little healthier and fit in some type of activity.

    •Minimize toxins– By that I don’t mean chemicals. Minimize the negative influences around you. Avoid toxic people (complainers, whiners, poor attitudes.)

    •Spend time alone – It is crucial for lowering stress, increasing happiness and encouraging creativity.

    •Relationships do matter – Set aside quality time with your family and friends..

    •Treat yourself– Get a pedicure or a facial. Better yet, schedule a massage.

    •Explore the world – Take a new route, visit a new town. Attend a local performance, play amateur photographer or go to the park and watch children play.

    •Expand your awareness – Take a class, learn to paint or try something new that you’ve always wanted to learn. Read a book that sparks your interest or try listening to uplifting music.

    •Remember fun – Laugh, joke, play, find your sense of humor.

  • 01:59

    Computer America - CreoPop 3D; Kount

    in Technology

    Computer America

    Hour one: CreoPop 3D.  Andreas Birnik, CEO

    CreoPop is the world’s first 3D pen with cool ink. In contrast to other 3D pens, there are no hot parts, no melting plastic and no unpleasant smell. Instead, CreoPop uses photopolymers that are solidified using LED diodes to let users create amazing 3D designs. Since no heating is required, CreoPop is safe in a home environment with children and pets around. The most innovative feature of CreoPop is the large selection of cool inks available including different colors, elastic ink, magnetic ink, glow-in-the-dark ink, temperature sensitive ink and body paint ink. 


    Hour two: Kount.  Rich Stuppy, Chief Operations Officer

    Kount is a leading innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management. Their “decision engine” platform is ideal for managing fraud in online/telephone channels that process payments and onboard new customers. Kount is committed to offering an end-to-end, single-source solution focused on speed, simplicity and ease of use...with a no-compromise approach to providing real-time accuracy in results.

  • 01:06

    State Of The Public Educational System

    in Lifestyle

    I live in a suburb of San Antonio.  A couple of weeks ago, just before San Antonio elected its first African-American mayor, two articles jettisoned me to my computer. Fed up with the idea of blaming the teachers; with blaming the legislature and the government, my two cents jingled with the idea it’s the village’s fault.  We turned over our education to our children and want to blame everyone else except the real culprits—the parents. Parents who tell the teachers how to do their jobs. Parents who feel two cars in the garage is more important than a child listening to their teacher. Parents who work to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like, with money they don’t have.

    Today my students told me not every teacher wants to teach. Though we don’t want to believe that. It’s true.  We believe it so much we make the salary so low, we force the best and brightest to look for better paying jobs to support their families instead of teaching our children.  Don’t get me wrong!  There are wonderful teachers out there, but few of them look like me.  That’s how the first article riled me up. Esther Cepeda’s San Antonio Express News article on the ‘Dearth of Minority Teachers’ indicated the system is stacked against “many minority or low-income students” fulfilling their dreams of being a teacher because they just can’t afford to do that.

    And just how did this happen in America? Dr. Hare tells us:

    “They made the parents afraid to discipline their children, the teacher were afraid of the principals, the principals were afraid of the superintendent, the superintendents were afraid of the school board, the school board were afraid of the parents, the parents are afraid of the children  and the children ain’t’ afraid of nobody.”

  • 01:09

    Intentional Conversations

    in Lifestyle

    Lets Talk - Poem by Andrew Olson

    Oh brother I can't, I can't get through
    I've been trying hard to reach you, cause I don't know what to do
    Oh brother I can't believe it's true
    I'm so scared about the future and I wanna talk to you
    Oh I wanna talk to you

    You can take a picture of something you see
    In the future where will I be?
    You can climb a ladder up to the sun
    Or write a song nobody has sung
    Or do something that's never been done

    Are you lost or incomplete?
    Do you feel like a puzzle, you can't find your missing piece?
    Tell me how do you feel?
    Well I feel like they're talking in a language I don't speak
    And they're talking it to me

    So you take a picture of something you see
    In the future where will I be?
    You can climb a ladder up to the sun
    Or a write a song nobody has sung
    Or do something that's never been done
    Do something that's never been done

    So you don't know were you're going, and you wanna talk
    And you feel like you're going where you've been before
    You tell anyone who'll listen but you feel ignored
    Nothing's really making any sense at all
    Let's talk, let's talk
    Let's talk, let's talk
    written by someone special 10/28/09

    Pay attention to her.

    When a woman is "tripping", she cares.

    When a woman is "mad", she believed in you and you let her down.

    When she is asking questions, she is trying to gain clarity.

    When she is quiet, and is letting things "slide", she is giving up.

    And when she is not doing any of the above, just know that you have lost a good woman.

  • 01:38

    Celebrate Good Times

    in Lifestyle

    Words cannot express how deeply excited I am about tonight’s show…. Curves In 3D was a vision of mine for several years.  I did not know how to go about making it happen, so I kept putting it off.  I can remember having a conversation with one of my clients, telling them to stop overthinking it and just do it! I got off the phone with her and was assessing my notes and ran across my notes about having a Blog Talk radio show…. And I thought to myself…. You Hypocrite! I did, I did! You guys know I am transparent.

    I knew I did not want to go it alone, so I reached out to my 3D Plus Modeling team and surprisingly enough I got several hits… Whoop! Whoop! The Team was born….

    Auntie…. Hott Topics (Live and Uncut)

    Swan….. CN3D (Beauty)

    Selena…. Throw Me A Curve (News)

    Kayann…. Fashion Forward (Trending Fashions)

    After we had a few shows under our belt we added

    Pastor Ann…. Food For Thought (Inspiration/Motivation)

    Kayann, Ann & Selena decided to leave us so we added long time guest host Blue Amber to the family…

    Blue…. Throw Me A Curve

    And last but not least Joy Amor has been added to the 3D family

    Ms Amor…. Fashion Forward

    One year later and Curves In 3D Radio is going strong….. Thank you Swan, Blue and Joy, I could not do this without you ladies…. Thank you to some of our weekly listeners, Jarvis, Stacy, Pam, Angel and Ms. Pat…. Thank you to those who have been special guest and guest host.  Thank you to those who have called in and shared…. Yesssss Babee, I Love It!

    Our family, friends and fans make it all possible.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart…. Continue to join us as we continue to make it All Happen…. Auntie

  • 02:01

    The Maya Akai Show (UNPLUGGED) Featuring Comedian Nikki Brayden (11-25-2015)

    in Radio

    Some of the Talk ON Tap:

    The Morning Mashup: VIDEO RELEASED OF CHICAGO OFFICER SHOOTING TEEN 16 TIMES,  3 arrested in shootings at Minneapolis protest, 3D Printing: Man Prints Working Revolver That Uses Rubber Band and Nail to Fire Bullets

    Food For Thought: Amazon Pulls Controversial Ad Campaign That Plastered Nazi Imagery All Over NYC Shuttle

    The FRINGE: Girl Fights Rare Case of Breast Cancer at Age 8, ‘It’s Just Scary’: Parents Learn Son, 2, Was ‘Physically Bound’ At Day Care Center

    What Would Nikki Say??? Nikki goes toe to toe with Dear Abby in a contest to give wayward souls some REAL advice

    The WInd Down:  Costco's E. coli problem has spread to 7 states


    Chat via the BTR Chatroom
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    Get SOCIAL with the Show!!!

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    ?#‎TheMayaAkaiShow? ? #TheSportsChica #Comedian‎NikkiBrayden? ?#‎BlogTalkRadio?

  • 00:13

    Creation Energies channeled by Brenda Hoffman

    in Spirituality

    Summary of November 20, 2015, Creation Energies show - Brenda's 15-minute channel at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/brenda-hoffman: Most likely, you were part of earth's inception. Some of you returned to earth numerous times in various segments. Others observed earth from the ethers. For earth has been your project since you created it eons ago. You're completing the clearing of your earth fears to create your earth security - allowing you to shift beyond your earth being in 2016.

    Evolving From Success to Security is the title of this week's Brenda's Blog - her channeled blog for www.LifeTapestryCreations.com.

    Overview of the November 27, 2015, Creation Energies show: Many of you are so frustrated by your seeming lack of creating your earth dream that you are resorting to the 3D belief that such is not possible. In truth, you have combined the ingredients for your cake (earth dream) and it is in the oven. There is nothing more you need to do other than waiting for the timer to ring indicating your cake is done. You can remain angry, frustrated or sad if you wish, but know that your cake (earth dream) is in the oven and will be of the glorious type that is a "show stopper".

    Brenda's Blog and her Creation Energies show contain different channeled information.

  • 00:31

    The Manifesting Show

    in Spirituality

    Hello friends, have you ever wanted to manifest a new, better, more spiritual reality that matches your every wish in this current incarnation? This show is all about manifesting your destiny on Earth and what it takes to become a 'Master Manifestor' in this dense, 3D reality. Is it enough to simply 'think good thoughts' in order to manifest whatever you desire for yourself or is manifesting your desiny more about aligning with your Higher Self in order to manifest not only for ego desires, but instead to help ascend humanity into higher levels of vibrational reality? We will go into depth on this very important topic and see if we can prove to ourselves that we really are WGOE's or 'Walking Gods on Earth' and the Creators that we have believed ourselves to be from the very beginning of Creation itself. So, I ask that you join me on this very special show: Manifesting Your Reality and Ascending Humanity into the Light once and for all....namaste.

  • 00:58

    Wellness, Wholeness & Wisdom: Psychologist Parthenia Izzard CNHP & M. Schneider

    in Fitness

    Tonight, 11/26/2015, Host, Psychologist & Certified Natural Healthcare Practitioner Parthenia Izzard, talks with, Meir Schneider, author of, Yoga For Your Eyes, The Natural Vision Improvement Kit, and more... Natural vision improvement exercises. Sign-up For Our Newsletter.  Wellness help now! Blood Type specific supplements!

    We present a new guest each week live on Tuesdays who is a representative from the world of alternative medicine therapies [nutrition, meditation, yoga, energy medicine, acupressure, iridology], related products [organic teas, supplements, technology], and issues [aging, lifestyle changes, relationships, healthcare]. They will share their expertise and wisdom. On Wednesday and Thursday we rebroadcast special programs and have open discussions on hot topics. We want to lead you to a healthier way of life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Visit my BLOG.

  • 02:02

    Hold Fast to Us and Your Own Inner Strength As We Crest the Mountaintop Together

    in Spirituality

    Show tonight, Wednesday  at 8 PM.

    Serapis Bey on Ascension, and how the Prosperity Programs will further ignite your Ascension.

    Ashtar will speak on how to work with your very own Galactic security team.  Building and enjoying your Pillar of Light; releasing fear, living in Joy.

    Sananda:  Love is the rowboat.  You are never alone.

    Michael:  If your lessons sting, do the cha cha cha.  New steps, new rhythm, new joyful creativity replaces 3D ideas and feelings.

    Father God will do the wrap-up: Glory, Glory Halleluja!