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Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Emperor of all maladies: a Q&A with cancer documentary director Barak Goodman

<i>Cancer: the Emperor of all Maladies</i> is a thorough, touching look into the history and science of a family of diseases that most people consider unbeatable. Interviews with scientists, historians, and people battling disease bring the viewer into a world of scientific triumphs, and devastating …

Cancer

Mandatory anesthesia for fetuses? Proposed abortion restriction takes anti-choice pseudoscience to new low

A Montana lawmaker wants to make abortion more costly and harder to access based on bogus claims about pain<p>Lawmakers in Montana are taking the pseudoscience of “fetal pain” to new lows with a measure that would require the use of fetal anesthesia in abortions performed after 20 weeks. "The question …

Data Protection

Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens

The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical preservatives, no sniff of disinfectant and, reassuringly, no smell of bodies. The room is brightly lit, spotlessly clean and there’s little noise apart from the buzz of …

Data Protection