Christopher Brooks

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Cannabis: Mental, Physical and Spiritual Benefits – Part 2/4

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness<p>(Continued from part 1)<p>By conjoining both sides of the Autonomic Nervous System, cannabis ‘enhances’ both sides of …

Human Resources, Your Days Are Numbered

The time has come to End Human Resources.<p>I am not talking about abolishing policies to avoid litigation or processes for implementing benefits, pay, and employee downtime. I am calling for the end of HR in the sense that we can no longer view people as company "resources" to be catalogued, …

The Secret HR Professional: 3 Things that You Will Regret Saying at an Interview

Ahhh, the season of career fairs, recruitment talks and the elk are upon us. The fear of every fresh graduate is creeping up again — “how do I land a …

Oscar, a billion-dollar New York startup that wants to shake up healthcare, is reportedly raising even more money at a $3 billion valuation

The new funding is said to be led by Fidelity, and $150 million has been committed so far.<p>In September, Oscar raised $32.5 million from Google Capital at a $1.75 billion valuation.<p>Previously, Oscar raised more than $300 million from a slew of prominent investors including Khosla Ventures, Oscar …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

The Brain

Behavioral Analytics: The Future of Just-in-Time Awareness Training?

It's high time we leveraged modern threat detection tools to keep users on the straight and narrow road of information security.

Anglican Church Suspends Its US Affiliate Over Same-Sex Marriage

The American branch of the 80-million-member Anglican Communion has been suspended for allowing priests to perform same-sex marriages.<p>Leaders of the 80-million-member Anglican Communion decided Thursday to suspend its U.S. affiliate, the Episcopal Church, for a three-year period in response to a …

A New Study Says Cheese Can Help Kill Cancer Cells

Though it's not quite an excuse to eat a whole block of cheddar (yet).<p>Preservatives aren't always something to celebrate — especially after a wave of chain restaurants (Chipotle, Taco Bell, Panera Bread) and big-brand food companies (General Mills, Campbell's, Kraft) removed preservatives and other …

Cancer Cells

Pot smoking’s been connected to everything from lowered IQ to mental illness. Where’s the truth?

A careful look at the science around the worst of the claims about weed reveals many of the fears to be overblown<p>Scare-mongering headlines touting the alleged adverse effects of marijuana’s impact on the brain appear in the mainstream media almost daily. But a careful investigation of the relevant …

This device could improve everything from self-driving cars to brain surgery

The researchers have developed the world's first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system, which comes with a dry-electrode wearable EEG headset and a software suite to interpret and analyse the data.<p>EEG is a technology that involves attaching numerous small sensors to the …

New venture aims to fill customer-service void in healthcare | Reuters

(Reuters) - Three large U.S. venture capital firms are betting that hospitals will buy into a new service designed to help healthcare providers treat their patients more like upscale hotels treat their customers.<p>The new company, called Docent Health, is creating software and mobile applications …

New master of applied bioengineering to prepare students for translational research

In December, the University of Washington’s Department of Bioengineering began accepting applications for its newest graduate degree program, the …

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

Success

What's He Building in There? The Stealth Attempt to Defeat Aging at Google's Calico.

Two years after launching, Google's longevity lab remains shrouded in mystery.<p><i>Alphabet, Google’s newfangled conglomeration, arrived in August, but we will not see its first financial figures until January, when the company reports two sets of earnings — Google and the “other bets.” Each subsidiary</i> …

calico

Meet the Time-Traveling Scientist Behind Editas, the Biotech Company Going Public With Google’s Help

Boston biotech is going IPO.<p><i>Gene-editing startup Editas Medicine filed to go public this week, making it the first publicly traded company in the area of gene-corrective technology. Investors include Google Ventures, Bill Gates’s Bng0 and Khosla Ventures.</i><p>As part of our special series on Boston …

Genetics

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

We are creating a nation of addicts

<b>(CNN) —</b> In my youth, it took me many years of heavy drinking to become a career alcoholic. This year, it took less than eight weeks of medical treatment to become addicted to OxyContin and Percocet.<p>It started in the spring when long-standing pain in my back, dating to my high school football days, …

Medicine

A new report suggests that universities are spending tuition fees on research that was meant for teaching

It finds that, in 2012, universities spent at least $2 billion on research that was meant for teaching. This means that around one dollar in every five was spent on research rather than tuition.<p>Universities are not doing anything improper in spending money this way.<p>The current legislation pays …

Organizational development interventions. How to choose.

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (OD) INTERVENTIONS:<p>What type of Organizational Development Intervention do you need?<p>By Ruth Tearle<p>Organizational …

How Super Successful People Consistently Achieve More

Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow on why some people and organizations achieve incredible things in incredibly short time frames.<p><i>The path to success isn't always clearcut. Award-winning actress Zoe Saldana was a ballet dancer before becoming a movie star. The novelist James Patterson, whose</i> …

Self-improvement

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

University of Oxford

Brand Strategy And Jung's Archetypes

Archetypes in product branding are nothing new. The Jungian-based psychology behind the use of archetypes began in earnest shortly after World War …

Synchronicity and the Secret of the Co-creator

<b>Synchronicity</b> <i>is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner to the</i> …

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict

How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and connection you have with your colleagues.<p>Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of …

Self-help

Why CBT is falling out of favour

‘Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be’<p>Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering – with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. …

Psychology