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When people take drugs that cause the brain to produce unnaturally large quantities of dopamine, it can throw off the brain's own ability to produce this chemical.
But with her superbusy schedule, does Taormino--who, in her blackrimmed glasses and flip hairstyle, looks like a prim cinematic secretary about to wildly throw off the specs and shake out her hair--actually have time to .
First, she had to dash straight out of the shower (hence the cap), then the only thing she could find to wear was the throw off her sofa.
It starts with flexibility and freedom, the desire to throw off authority and live autonomously.
But in order to cast off the blinders that hamstrung humanity throughout the Dark Ages, great men like Galileo, Gutenberg, and Magellan not only had to throw off the weight of the Past, but had to teach future generations to also throw off the weight of the Past, even though the Past now included great men like them.
Healthy societies do not throw off a constant succession of new groups.
Susan - trying to throw off her image as dowdy Michelle Fowler after quitting the show earlier this year - also threw off her top in a determined effort to acquire an autumn tan in their Tuscany hideaway.
These errors spring from the tendency of each composition to cause a different degree of "forward scatter," or stray particles that throw off a detector's signal, Yowell explains.