In the late 19th century, the main cause of death was infectious disease: Pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis, enteritis, diphtheria, etc. With the invention of antiseptic and antibiotic techniques, medicine began to decrease the rate of death due to such diseases, and the life expectancy of US citizens climbed from 50 in the year 1900 to 76 in 1998. You see here the major causes of death plotted from 1900 to 2000. At the top is infectious diseases - anything caused by a bacterial, … [Read more...] about The rise of modern medicine: causes of death in the 20th century
... What is entrainment? Take two tuning forks. Bang one of them so that it starts vibrating (Fork A). Bring it close to the other one (Fork B) and that will start to vibrate to match the other one. What will actually happen is that Fork A's vibration will decrease and Fork B's vibration will increase until they both match. As their energy vibrates away, they will both be still again. If you keep providing energy to Fork A so that it maintains a high vibration, the other one will … [Read more...] about Entrainment is Real
You know what's kind of whack? A break room should optimally be a relaxing place. A place to take a breather, disconnect for a few minutes and relax. Especially at a place like a hospital, where the nurses are inundated with stimulation. You'd think the nurses break room would provide some solitude from all the beeps and hubbub. Instead, stimulation continues in the form of a TV, set to an arbitrary channel, blaring nonsense noise. And some of them watch the commercials like as if the … [Read more...] about How comforting is your “break” room at work?
Listen to Them The key is to pay attention to what's going on in their lives. They may be complaining about something or saying exactly what they need. People do it all the time! It's just that they're not expecting you to get it for them. For example: Are they always cold and don't have a nice jacket? A warm jacket would be cool. Is their phone always on the verge of dying? If they have a car, get them a car charger? Did their computer speakers or headphones stop working? … [Read more...] about How To Give a GREAT Gift
Step 1: Lower the brightness on your monitor. Is it just me or are everyone's monitors set just a bit too bright? As a test, look at the white background of this web page. If it looks like a light source, it's too bright! Go ahead, fiddle with your monitor settings right now. It's not too difficult to do. For every new computer I sit on, whether it's a friends or in a school computer lab, I always end up having to decrease the brightness cause I could feel it burning a hole in my eyes … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Reducing Eye Strain
Cultivating good study skills is a very personal process, especially because different kinds of content calls for different techniques. You will have to try a mix of things until you find something that works for you but these tips below will definitely steer you in the proper direction. 1. Review your notes within 12 hours of getting out of class. 2. The importance of finding a place free of distractions. 3. How to avoid falling asleep while starting to read something. 4. How to deal … [Read more...] about 10 Study Tips and Skills That’ll Bring Out the Genius In You
I think I speak for most US college students when I say that book prices are obnoxiously high and it's obvious the publishers are blatantly ripping us off. The good news is that nowadays, thanks to Internet, there are plenty of alternatives! If you don't like any of these options, I encourage you to ask your professors whether the previous editions are acceptable as they tend to be a fraction of the cost and often times nearly identical. Also, compare prices on Amazon.com against your school … [Read more...] about Alternatives to avoid paying full price for school textbooks