Dainius Jurkša

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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

<b>How much did you know about cancer before starting this documentary?</b><p>I knew very little. I knew what most people know, that it is a disease of unrestrained growth of cells, and I had the feeling that very little progress had been made in the fight against cancer, and that it was still nearly as …

Cancer

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

<b>(Julian Rovagnati via Shutterstock)</b><p>A Montana lawmaker wants to make abortion more costly and harder to access based on bogus claims about pain<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 12, 2015 5:08pm (UTC)<p>Lawmakers in Montana are taking the pseudoscience of “fetal pain” to new lows with a measure that would require the …

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 …