Lauren Grant

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Are You a Lazy Workaholic?

Working in reactive mode will hold you back regardless of how many hours you put in<p>A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Could Kill Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it’s a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the <i>Forbes</i> richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the …

US to give up control of the internet's 'address book' after years of debate

Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has moved from the US government to an international group, but not everyone is happy about it<p>As of Saturday morning the internet – or at least the bit of it that manages the network’s “address book” – is no longer controlled by an American …

Beyoncé's Becky with the Good Hair Mystery Has Been Solved

Songwriter Diana Gordon spills the truth.<p>If there's one lyric from a song this year that will echo way beyond 2016, it's Beyoncé's "You better call Becky with the good hair."<p>The line — which concludes her latest single "Sorry" —immediately sparked a witch hunt for the supposed female who the star's …

Scientists: Marijuana Can Help Deteriorate Alzheimer’s

The craziest patent claim yet: $10B for child-like ‘iPhone’ sketches from 1992

Just when I thought that patent trolls couldn’t get any crazier in their claims against Apple, a Florida man has proven me wrong. The <i>Telegraph</i> reports that Thomas Ross is claiming a cool $10B for what he claims is infringement of a patent application he made back in 1992.<p>As if it weren’t enough …

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CRISPR, the gene-editing tech that's making headlines, explained in one graphic

A startlingly simply method for cutting and pasting DNA has been making waves lately.<p>Scientists and policymakers are meeting in Washington, DC December 1-3 to debate the use of CRISPR/Cas9, a tool that makes it possible to make changes to an organism's DNA almost as easily as cutting and …

Genetics

Only 6% of Cities are Preparing for Driverless Cars

In a study released last month, the National League of Cities found that only 6% of cities’ current long-term transportation plans consider the …

Blood inflammation link with depression could lead to new treatments

The biological and psychological causes of depression are an enduring medical mystery, but a new study claims that inflammation of the blood could be …

CNN Guest Takes Stinging Jab at Obama During Coverage of San Bernardino Shooting

A guest on CNN took a swipe at President Barack Obama Wednesday night, concluding his commentary on the San Bernardino shooting by noting “it’s clear” it wasn’t related to global warming.<p>“I think it’s clear though that none of these things occurring have to do with climate change,” the guest said, …

The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 2: The Doppelganger in the Abstract

<i>Mixed-media collage/painting made during a prolonged anxiety attack.</i><p>In this recently published case study, authors Amir Garakani and Andrew G. Mitton detail the case of a man who... well, he could be me. Age 37 (my age), the man had sudden-onset panic attacks and suicidal ideation. He sought out a …

Lyme Disease