How Women Have Been Written Out Of Science History

How Women Have Been Written Out Of Science History One reason women tend to be absent from narratives of science is because it’s not as easy to find female scientists on the public record.

Why The Wizard Of Oz Has Been So Influential

Why The Wizard Of Oz Has Been So InfluentialFilm director Joel Coen – one half of the famed Coen Brothers – once quipped that “every movie ever made is an attempt to remake The Wizard of Oz”

Are We Ready For Genetically Designed Babies?

Are We Ready For Genetically Designed Babies?The media is buzzing with the surprise news that a Chinese researcher, Jainkui He, has created the world’s first genome-edited twins.

Symptoms of IBS: Medical Investigations and Treatments

12 04 symptoms of ibs medical investigations and treatmentsIn the past, indeed until quite recently, people with IBS had appendix removals, intensive abdominal investigations, major gynecological operations, numerous x-rays, and prescriptions for a whole range of pills and potions to rid them of the strange collection of symptoms we now recognize as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight Loss

Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight LossThe “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year.

How Weight Monitoring During Pregnancy Could Help Save Lives

How Weight Monitoring During Pregnancy Could Help Save LivesThere are times in a person’s life when specific events can have long-term implications on their future health. Pregnancy is one of those times – when major and dramatic changes occur within a woman’s body composition in a short period of time.

Becoming Open To New Possibilities: A Special Bond With A Dog

Becoming Open To New Possibilities: A Special Bond With A Dog
Many have experienced the depth of feeling that can develop between us and our four-legged best friends. What makes my story unique is that my search for a lasting and meaningful connection led me down a path that crossed over the boundaries of reason and concrete reality into the realm of the invisible. My dog Brio inspired me--a born skeptic--to investigate the paranormal.

Want To Eat Fish That's Truly Good For You?

Want To Eat Fish That's Truly Good For You?
Seafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and they are low in saturated fat. But seafood’s claim to fame is its omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial to health. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans strongly suggest that adults eat two servings of seafood, or a total of eight ounces, per week.

Women Feel Better When They Work With Other Women

Women Feel Better When They Work With Other Women
The #metoo movement has brought the widespread sexual harassment experienced by women in the workplace to the fore. Women in traditionally male jobs and workplaces are even more likely to experience gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Children With Arthritis Lack Vitamin D

Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Lack Vitamin D
In an analysis of global research, we recently found that children with the most frequent type of arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), have abnormally low vitamin D blood levels.

5 Ways To Help Robots Work Together With People

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For most people today, robots and smart systems are servants that work in the background, vacuuming carpets or turning lights on and off. Or they’re machines that have taken over repetitive human jobs from assembly-line workers and bank tellers.

Why Do People Get Cancer?

Why Do People Get Cancer?

Lots of very clever people are working hard to try to answer it. I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.

Psychic Science: The Link Between Science And Spirituality

Psychic Science: The Link Between Science And Spirituality
We connect to people around us in mysterious ways but science has proven that the heart is the biggest source of electromagnetic energy in the human body. They found there is an electromagnetic (energetic communication) between people.

How Humans Are Still Evolving?

How Humans Are Still Evolving?

The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive 79 metres, and the longest time spent underwater by them was just over three minutes.

Why Bigotry Is A Public Health Problem

Why Bigotry Is A Public Health ProblemOver a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?” At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making “pathological bigotry” or pathological bias

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice Without Spending Loads Of Money

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice Without Spending Loads Of Money

Parents are being warned there could be a big rise in head lice outbreaks in schools this winter. The health charity Community Hygiene Concern has predicted that low-income families will be hit hardest after a change in NHS England guidance, means GPs are now routinely prevented from prescribing any treatment for the parasites.

What Is Augmented Reality, Anyway?

What Is Augmented Reality, Anyway?

Augmented reality systems show virtual objects in the real world – like cat ears and whiskers on a Snapchat selfie, or how well a particular chair might fit in a room.

Why Women Get PMS And Why Some Are More Affected

Why Women Get PMS And Why Some Are More Affected

Women have been menstruating throughout history. So it’s curious the earliest documented record of what we now know to be premenstrual syndrome (PMS) appeared pretty late in the game.

A Higher Meaning For Wealth: It Is More Than Money

A Higher Meaning For Wealth: It Is More Than Money
As I’ve grown older, my definition of wealth has evolved. Freedom is still of very high importance to me, and when I know I can give myself and my family the kinds of experiences I desire, I feel wealthy. I also have a beautiful home, and the resources to contribute to my children’s lives in any way I choose. Most of all, I feel wealthy when I can use my abundance to contribute to my purpose and mission in the world...

How Today's MBA Graduates Can Help Save The World

How Today's MBA Graduates Can Help Save The World

Recent news reports have suggested that the MBA (masters in business administration) may be “losing its lustre” at American business schools, including some of the most elite on the planet.

How Dust Storms And Hazardous Air Quality Can Harm Your Health

How Dust Storms And Hazardous Air Quality Can Harm Your HealthA major dust storm swept through Sydney and regional New South Wales this week. Red skies over Broken Hill on Wednesday night and Sydney on Thursday resembled those seen during intense bushfire activity and the massive 2009 dust storm.

How Hormones Affect Our Mood

How Hormones Affect Our MoodThe process of shedding the uterine lining with vaginal bleeding every month has an obvious reproductive focus, but it has also long been linked with changes to mood and behaviour. Unfortunately, this has often been an attempt to consign women to a “biologically” determined place of inferior mental functioning.

Fantastic Beasts And The Mysterious Real Life Questions Behind JK Rowling's Magic Tales

Fantastic Beasts And The Mysterious Real Life Questions Behind JK Rowling's Magic TalesEven in the real world there are witches among us, and fantastic beasts – and a touch of magic, too. And so to mark the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, University of Birmingham experts have answered some of the more mysterious questions behind JK Rowling’s magical fiction. And they’ve made a series of short video explainers, too.

Why We All Need To Be Proactive About Our Bowels

Why We All Need To Be Proactive About Our BowelsManipulating environmental exposures to optimize a healthy microbiome may hold the promise of preventing chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Does Mixing Drinks Cause Hangovers?

Does Mixing Drinks Cause Hangovers?
As a general practitioner, I hear a lot of colorful advice from my patients about what they believe constitutes “safe” drinking and how to avoid a nasty hangover.

Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?

Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?
A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study showed a particular form of omega-3 oil lowered the risk of people with heart disease experiencing a major “end point” event by 25%.

Why You Like Coffee, And I Like Tea

Why You Like Coffee, And I Like Tea
Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better option for you?

Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling

Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling
Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable. The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.

This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems

This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems
A life devoted to frugality taught me about “natural wealth” and the value of investing in community. Being wealthy crept up on me. I only noticed it during a recent interview. A reporter perched on my sofa asking questions, scribbling notes, and more than once commenting on how nice my house and yard and view are.

Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial?

Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial?
There are suggestions that fish oil is good for a range of health conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, mental health and heart disease. It’s even been suggested that fish oil might make people smarter, so should we all be taking supplements?

Do Hangover Cures Actually Work?

Do Hangover Cures Actually Work?
It seemed like a good idea at the time. But a few drinks with friends turned into a few more, and the next morning you’re not feeling so crash hot. Is there anything you can take to help?

Revolution 50: The Beatles’ White Album Remixed

Revolution 50: The Beatles’ White Album Remixed
Last year, in 2017, the 50th anniversary remix of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band gained considerable respect from critics and fans alike. Now we have the 50th anniversary remix of The Beatles, universally known as The White Album thanks to its ultra-minimalist artwork.

Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Educators around the world, particularly those in secondary schools, often default to a compelling story when they are trying to motivate their students: Work hard, achieve well and you will secure a successful future with attractive job prospects.

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse: Animation's Greatest Showman Is 90

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse: Animation's Greatest Showman Is 90

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho recently criticised his players for not having the courage to take penalty kicks, declaring: “I don’t like Mickey Mouses.” His choice of words made him surely just the latest to misunderstand one of the most significant icons of our times.

How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way

How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way
Deaths in children from asthma are growing at an alarming rate. One can't help but wonder if the powerful steroidal drugs that are used to control symptoms and that also suppress immune function play an important role in this death toll. Don't let this type of drug abuse hurt your family. Seek out alternatives and consider these strategies.

Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?

Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?
The healthy human body is swarming with microorganisms. They inhabit every nook and cranny on the surfaces of our body. But by far the largest collection of microorganisms reside in our gastrointestinal tract – our gut.

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills
Advances in digital technology are changing the world of work. It has been estimated that more than 40% of human workers will be replaced by robots. This probably overstates the scale of displacement, but developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect all sectors of the economy.

6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About

6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About
As the population grows older, more and more people are using a combination of drugs to treat multiple conditions. This can lead to interactions and side effects that we all need to be aware of.

How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline

How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline
Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ today, because of their contribution to obesity. Fiona Sim, Chair of the UK Royal Society for Public Health, writes that while adults who drink may be getting as much as 10% of their daily calories from alcohol, most people are unaware drinking contributes to their energy intake.

How Craigslist Cuts Solid Waste, One Used Sofa At A Time

How Craigslist Cuts Solid Waste, One Used Sofa At A Time
The average American generates about 1,500 pounds of garbage annually, and then spends lots of tax dollars disposing of it. Even as recycling has taken off across the country in recent decades, the volume of all this trash has kept growing – albeit at a slower pace.

Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset

Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset
The idea of eating a tub of ice cream to cope with being upset has become a bit cliche. Though some might not need a tub of chocolate swirl to help perk themselves up again, there do seem to be systematic differences in the way that people cope with upsetting events, with some more likely to find solace in food than others.

Why The World's Plastic Problem Is Bigger Than The Ocean

Why The World's Plastic Problem Is Bigger Than The Ocean
As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve an enormous environmental problem. But in so doing, it brings attention to a number of others.

Making Time For Exercise -- But How? And When?

Making Time For Exercise -- But How? And When?
It’s that time again. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a new edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. That sound you hear is Americans collectively sighing.

Should You Take Probiotics When You’re On Antibiotics?

Should You Take Probiotics When You’re On Antibiotics?
Antibiotics kill harmful bacteria that cause disease. But they also cause collateral damage to the microbiome, the complex community of bacteria that live in our gut. This results in a profound, though usually temporary, depletion of the beneficial bacteria.

Exploring Human Potential and Psychic Healing

Exploring Human Potential and Psychic Healing
Various esoteric sources have long suggested that human beings are capable of healing one another. Only in the last several decades has modern technology and the consciousness of enlightened scientists evolved to the point where laboratory confirmation of subtle energetic healing has been made possible.

Letting Go of the Fear of Pain and Opening the Door of Your Heart

Letting Go of the Fear of Pain and Opening the Door of Your Heart
Fear is the major ingredient of pain. It is what makes pain hurt. Take away the fear and only feeling is left. In the mid-1970s, in a poor and remote forest monastery in northeast Thailand, I had a bad toothache. There was no dentist to go to, no telephone, and no electricity. We didn't even have any aspirin...

5 Food Mistakes To Avoid If You're Trying To Lose Weight

5 Food Mistakes To Avoid If You're Trying To Lose Weight
Many people wonder why they’re not losing weight when they follow a strict diet and exercise routine. One possible reason is that what look like healthy options aren’t what they seem.

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury and How Does It Affect People?

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury and How Does It Affect People?
Adam was fortunate to survive a major car accident three years ago. He was in hospital for several months but had no ongoing physical injuries. He looked like he made a full recovery. But he was argumentative, childish, vulgar and his family said he “was not the same person”. Adam had a severe traumatic brain injury.

Extraordinary Reflection: All The Traits You Admire

Extraordinary Reflection: All The Traits You AdmireWhatever you see in other individuals, you have inside yourself. I call this "the reflection principle": If you can recognize it in someone else, it's inside of you. If you think Einstein was a genius, know that you have genius in you, too. You may not have the same form of genius as he did, but your genius is there...

The Importance of Natural Light and The Harmful Potential of Artificial Light

The Importance of Natural Light and The Harmful Potential of Artificial Light
For eons, human beings have lived in harmony with the light of the sun. But only in the last hundred years or so, since its introduction, have we become rather well adapted to artificial lighting. The advent of artificial lighting liberated us from our dependence on daylight for the accomplishment of most activities, and in so doing it has fundamentally transformed human life.

Why Participating In The Arts Is A Shadow Health Service

Why Participating In The Arts Is A Shadow Health Service

The UK’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that doctors should prescribe dance classes and trips to concert halls as well as pills and physio – and set out plans to make this “social prescribing” a reality.

Soon We'll Be On The Edge Instead Of The Cloud When It Comes To Smart Tech

Soon We'll Be On The Edge Instead Of The Cloud When It Comes To Smart Tech

Time travel to the UK in 2025: Harry is a teenager with a smartphone and Pauline is a senior citizen with Alzheimer’s who relies on smart glasses for independent living. Harry is frustrated his favorite online game is slow, and Pauline is anxious since her healthcare app is unresponsive.

The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Working In Isolation

The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Working In IsolationIn October a researcher at the remote Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica allegedly stabbed a colleague. Some reports attributed the incident to the victim giving away the endings of books the attacker was reading.

Food is the Best Medicine Leading to Longevity and Health

Food is the Best Medicine Leading to Longevity and Health
In a modern diet, we eat many foods that are not good for us. Because of the ease of preparing processed foods, we are eating a lot of unhealthy fats and by doing this we are actually causing a lot of our own health problems. Food can be directly linked to many different diseases. Therefore, it’s essential that we watch what we eat and how we eat it.

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World
Are there two worlds? Now, I know you think I've lost my mind. I'm too far out there -- He's talking about the existence of two worlds! The two worlds I'm talking about are the outer and inner world. There is a physical plane, which we live in everyday. And there is the inner world, which is a different one altogether.

Vertical Farming Sounds Fantastic Until You Consider Its Energy Use

Vertical Farming Sounds Fantastic Until You Consider Its Energy Use
A company in Scotland has unveiled what it claims is arguably the world’s most technically advanced indoor farm. Intelligent Growth Solutions’ vertical farm uses artificial intelligence and specially designed power and communication technologies. The firm says this reduces energy costs by 50% and labour costs by 80%...

New Findings Add Twist To Screen Time Limit Debate

New Findings Add Twist To Screen Time Limit Debate
Many parents want to know how much time their kids should be spending in front of screens, whether it’s their smartphones, tablets or TV. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics had suggested a limit of two hours a day of TV for children and teens.

How Your Relationship With Your Boss May Be Causing Stress

How Your Relationship With Your Boss May Be Causing Stress
Everybody knows how horrible it is to be stressed out at work. Sadly, across the world, employees are being subjected to increasing work demands and, as a result, work stress is on the rise. As we try to understand the root of the problem, we often end up blaming our boss.

Who Lives Longest: Meat Eaters Or Vegetarians?

Who Lives Longest: Meat Eaters Or Vegetarians?

Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical twins, scientists have estimated that no more than 30% of this influence comes from our genes, meaning that the largest group of factors that control how long a person lives is their environment.

Being Happy at Work: Meaningful Work Matters

Being Happy at WorkMeaningful work matters. At its most basic level, work satisfies our economic imperatives and signals our position in society. Through it, we pay the rent, buy groceries, and prepare for the future. But our work can also express who we are and provide reasons for getting on with life..

5 Ways To Keep Your Teeth Cavity Free

5 Ways To Keep Your Teeth Cavity FreeSweet foods and drinks are hard to avoid around Halloween, but it’s not only our general health that suffers. These treats also have consequences for our oral health, and can lead to cavities—the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults.

Homeopathy: What Is It and Does It Work?

Homeopathy: What Is It and Does It Work?
Homeopathy uses substances which create disease in a healthy person, will - in minute amounts - cure disease in an ill person. For example, homeopathy will use minute amounts of poison ivy, Rhus tox, to help cure poison ivy's effects.

Imagining Your Own Escape to Nature and How Media Inspires Our Great Escapes

Imagining Your Own Escape to Nature and How Media Inspires Our Great Escapes
Many people dream about moving to the country, escaping the city for good. Most Australians live in cities, but there seems to be a collective desire to escape the concrete and glass for green fields and open spaces. Those who do this are popularly known in Australia as seachangers and treechangers.

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential
About a decade ago it occurred to me that I was in an on-again-off-again relationship — with my own voice. Maybe you can relate? Perhaps you feel as if you are tap-dancing on eggshells as you strive to be liked and to give the right answers. Or maybe you spend a lot of time hoping, with every cell in your body, that nobody will call you out for not being enough of whatever you conjecture other people want you to be.

The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda

The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda
When we hear the word “obesity”, the words “crisis” or “epidemic” often follow. And as being overweight, obese and eating an unhealthy diet are leading contributors to disease, evidence is mounting that “tackling obesity” should be a political priority.

This Is What Really Happens When You Go Under The Knife

This Is What Really Happens When You Go Under The Knife
For those readers, who’ve ever had an operation – whether it was planned or an emergency – things in the real world probably felt very different to those familiar TV drama medical emergency scenes.

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