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40 Photography Hacks That Might Save Your Life... Or At Least Make You a Better Photographer

Following on from the ingenious phone hack that Mathias Fast uses in his professional photography that we reported here, we thought we'd compile a …

Photography

The flu vaccine is being oversold – it's not that effective

Winter has started, and with it, flu season. Inevitably, all of us (young, old and sick) have been implored to be immunised against influenza, with …

Public Health

New vitamin supplement study finds they may do more harm than good

In Australia’s most recent nutrition survey, 29% of people reported having taken at least one dietary supplement. This proportion was even higher in …

Bread

A guide to why your world is a hallucination

What’s your brain doing when you process information? Could it be producing a “controlled online hallucination”?<p>Welcome to one of the more …

Corneal biomechanics explain variability in results with different tonometers

A study comparing different methods to measure intraocular pressure in healthy eyes provided new insights into the understanding of how corneal …

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Every now and then an article of paper is published which claims to prove that Behavioural optometry is of no value in treating dyslexia or autism, …

How vision keeps us steady while we're walking - Futurity

"Walkers use gaze to ensure that they always know what will be coming up 1.5 seconds down the path."

10 things you might not know about eyes

How much do you know about eyes? Photo: Shutterstock<p>Did you know that after your brain, the human eye is one of the most complex organs in your …

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How practice changes the brain

We tend to think of elite athletes as being gifted with natural talent—some innate quality that just makes them better at swimming, running, football …

'I thought I was losing my mind, but I was actually losing my sight'

<b>Fifteen years ago, at the age of 13, Kirsty James was told she would go completely blind. From then on, every morning as she brushed her teeth she wondered if it would be the last time she'd see her face in the mirror. As she struggled to come to terms with her diagnosis she started seeing visions</b> …

Almost Nobody Can Write This Letter of the Alphabet Correctly

The alphabet is a little like a baseball team. You’ve got your everyday players—your A’s and E’s and S’s. Then you’ve got your benchwarmers—your X’s …

Seattle Scientists Have Invented Glasses That Might Stop Surging Cases of Nearsightedness in Children

Children ages 7–11 are most susceptible to myopia progression because the length of the eye grows throughout childhood and early adolescence. Babies …

Primary Care Optometry News | Mar 01 2018

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

How to tame your wandering mind

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant stream of information it …

The brain-changing benefits of exercise

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym …

The Brain

Common vitamin could halt glaucoma

A vitamin you’ve probably got in your bathroom cupboard could help treat glaucoma, a devastating eye disease that affects 300,000 Aussies.<p>Researchers …

It's not just sex: why people have affairs, and how to deal with them

Barnaby Joyce's affair with his former staffer Vikki Campion, and his subsequent downfall from the position of deputy prime minister and head of the …

Psychology

Intel smart glasses laser information directly onto the eye

Computing and technology multinational Intel has released a preview of its first ‘smart glasses’ venture, which will use a laser to project …

Augmented Reality

Israeli Ophthalmologists Invents Revolutionary Eyedrops that could Replace Eyeglasses

The recently patented “nanodrops” has been found to improve the vision in pigs. Clinical testing on humans will be carried out later this year.

Macular Degeneration

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Bionic Contacts: Goodbye Glasses. Hello Vision 3x Better Than 20/20

A Clear Problem<p>Most of us take our vision for granted. As a result, we take the ability to read, write, drive, and complete a multitude of other …

Your Fastest Marathon

Finding a <b>marathon training schedule</b> that works for you is an essential component to achieving your goals.<p>Not only do you need to find a plan that …

Marathons

The effects of preterm birth on visual development - Leung - 2018 - Clinical and Experimental Optometry

CORTICAL PROCESSING OF VISUAL INFORMATION<p>Despite reductions in blindness and severe visual impairment in children who previously had ROP, preterm …

15 Foods That Worsen Age-Related Macular Degeneration

December 26, 2017 by staff content in Health News with 4 Comments<p>Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease in which the macula (the central …

Why Stair-Climbing is Good for Runners

The plyometric motion strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running.<p>If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as …

Blockchain Technology Ready to Disrupt the World

If you follow tech news, you've likely heard a lot of buzz about blockchain technology. There are countless articles on the subject, ranging from how …

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How to Travel Like a Local in Barbados

When I say Barbados, I probably don't need to tell you about the dozens of white-sand beaches, the friendly Bajans, the rum. I could tell you that there are 70 square miles of beaches (in a country measuring only 166). I could tell you that the word <i>Bajan</i> comes from the British pronunciation of …