Regarding the technology review article, I agree. Plugging a mat into the "ground" hole on an outlet is stupid. Here's the difference that I see between what I do and what who ever was the subject of the article did: They spend more money to become grounded, I spend less money. I'm by no means somebody that can read scientific papers about the flow of electricity and know what the heck they're talking about, but I can do my own "research". I figure that if somebody is trying to advertise a product that directly benefits them, they have incentive to be dishonest. If somebody advertises me a theory that, if correct would only benefit me, they don't. Taking off your shoes literally costs nothing, so I tried it, and guess what? They were right about the benefits. No clue if the theory itself is correct, but something happens when you take your shoes off. I sleep better, I have better stamina, and I have less foot/leg/joint pain.
Theness's article has a bit more meat to it, but it doesn't really address what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about free radicals or transferring electrons. I'm talking about being positively charged vs. negatively charged. If you are positively charged, and the earth is full of electrons, which are negatively charged, you'll become grounded. Again, I ain't no scientist, so don't take my word for it. Just get out there and do it to see what happens.>>995843
Apologies for my redundancies, comrade. I guess that's what I get for talking off the top of my head.