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How 3D printing will change the pharmaceutical world forever

New possibilities in 3D printing may open up a whole new chapter of opportunities for pharmaceutical research and bio-technology applications. There are a number of ways it could be used — drug dosage forms, supporting delivery, or helping to research cures. Let’s explore how that might work.<p>3D …

5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Time

Napoleon Bonaparte said, <i>“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”</i><p>This is a great lesson to remember …

The bacteria in our guts may help determine who gets anxiety and depression

When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper.<p>The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention.<p>That's because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by …

Microbiology

4 Habits Of The Most Successful Leaders

The greatest leaders have a lot in common. That’s something we’ve noticed after years of walking into various companies around the world to conduct interviews, give presentations, or consult. The commonality of great habits is actually unmistakable. It’s instantly noticeable. Great leaders command …

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

3D Bioprinter Creates Bone, Muscle--And Cartilage For This Ear

Almost good enough to be transplanted into humans<p>Because the demand for donors’ organs and tissues is so high, researchers have spent years engineering synthetic tissues that could be transplanted into humans. But that’s not very easy to do—many of the gel-like tissues have been too mushy to be …

Wake Forest University

14 Ways To Be A Healthyish Eater Right Now

Tried and true but manageable tips to help you become healthyish.<p>Responses have beed edited for clarity and length. Social image by Lauren Zaser from here.

Some 54 Million 'Overweight' or 'Obese' Americans Are Actually Healthy, Say Scientists

Flawed BMI (body mass index) scale slammed in new study.<p>Millions of Americans who have been labelled overweight or obese based on their body mass …

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity

Distraction is always the enemy. Here's one simple technique to maintain focus on what's really important.<p>Busy Work<p>So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive.<p>Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: Alternative Medicine (And Poor Critical Thinking Skills) Almost Killed Me

I’ve loved science since my first chemistry class in high school, but by my 20s I had lost my way.<p>I often say that, in an alternate universe where I was never sick and had better critical thinking skills as a young adult, I might have a PhD by now. But here, in this universe, I do not, thanks to my …

Should You Trust Big Pharma With Your DNA?

Privacy may be a small price to pay for personalized medicine<p>In January, the biotech company Genentech reportedly committed $10 million for access to the DNA of 3,000 Parkinson’s patients and their families. A week later, Pfizer made a similar deal for the genomes of 5,000 people with lupus. At …

Genetics

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

7 Steve Jobs quotes that can change your life

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."</b><p>Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there …

Self-improvement

5 Damaging Mindsets Keeping You From Happiness

I have had countless conversations on the topics of dating and relationships with people who are in all phases of life. Men, women, boys, girls, single, married, divorced and everything in between.<p>When you really stop to listen and pay attention, there are many lessons to be taken away from these …

Relationships

5 New Ways to Feel More Powerful, Backed By Research

• The military makes soldiers stand up straight for a reason; there’s an implicit connection between posture and power that has been demonstrated time …

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Harvard

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Motivation

QuoTED 2015: Some of our favorite quotations from this year's conference

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Foreign Policy

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …