Category Archives: Articles

  • TED Talk: Redesigning Medical Data

    Posted on December 23, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Today’s TED talk is a retrospective one from TEDMED 2010 in San Diego, California, by Thomas Goetz, author of The Decision Tree and, more recently, The Remedy. Thomas opens with the stated problem that, even with a diagnosis, there is a problem with behavior change – patients taking the pills they need to, or making […]

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  • TED: What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don’t Work Anymore

    Posted on December 14, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    This week’s TED talk is “What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don’t Work Anymore” by Maryn McKenna, author of the MRSA warning SUPERBUG (Amazon link) and public health, global health and food policy advisor for National Geographic, Scientific American and Slate magazine, who addresses the TED crowd on the topic of antibiotics, opening with a […]

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  • Jewel: Never Broken

    Posted on November 9, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    This week’s book is “Never Broken,” the new autobiography of Alaskan, multiple Grammy nominee and platinum selling recording artist Jewel Kilcher. This book starts as a very traditional biography, as Jewel literally starts with her earliest memories and takes us through her childhood of yodeling in Alaskan fisherman bars as a 7 year old (yes, […]

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  • Dr. Dan Siegel

    Posted on October 27, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Dr. Drew Pinsky is joined this week by UCLA based teen psychologist Dr. Dan Siegel for a deep conversation about teen development and how traumatic experiences can dramatically change the course of development. They talk about the difference between an affect (clinical term for feeling an emotion) and a sensation (which is the body directly […]

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  • Trust Me, I’m Lying

    Posted on October 14, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    “It is generally just the best and most valuable things that do not find their echo immediately.” –Kurt Wolf Ryan Holiday’s Trust Me, I’m Lying is the Art of War of media manipulation. It’s that damn good, succicnt, and devastatingly honest. In the introduction, Holiday outright states, in a very ‘White Hat’ sort of way: […]

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  • TED Talk Highlight: What Doctors Don’t Know

    Posted on September 28, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Dr. Ben Goldacre joins us from TED to give a sobering look at the state of medical research, specifically the publication bias that journals have to push positive results, rather than negative. He starts with a story about a precognition study that *was* published, and how immediately ten more studies showed it to be erroneous […]

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  • The Sociopath Next Door

    Posted on September 24, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Dr. Martha Stout is a psychologist and instructor at Harvard Medical school, and she has provided a terrifying glimpse into a Twilight Zone-world with The Sociopath Next Door. According to government research, one in twenty-five Americans is a sociopath. Assuming an optimistic one in fifty, the odds are still strong you know at least one […]

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  • On Intelligence

    Posted on September 22, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    On Intelligence is the best-selling book by Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices. It’s an ambitious book, an attempt to reconcile our knowledge of what the brain is with how we program and talk to computers, and attempts to create a grand unified theory of the […]

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  • TED Talk: Francis Collins

    Posted on August 12, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Human life expectancy has increased from 48 to 79 in the last 100 years, thanks to us mapping the molecular basis of about 4000 diseases. So why have we only found treatments for about 250 of them? Francis Collins – an American physician-geneticist noted for his discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the […]

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  • Googled

    Posted on August 11, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Googled, by Ken Auletta This was an interesting book because it starts out as dreary hagiography, but turns into a pretty interesting treatise on what’s going on in Mountain View, California. The book is broken into 4 parts: Different Planets – a one chapter read on what the impact Google has had on old media […]

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