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A former Marine uses the '2-minute rule' to help mental toughness clients tackle stress at work

In this case, the game is the "2-minute rule." Here's how it works.<p>Say your boss announces that he expects you to submit a project by 5 p.m. today. You know there's no way you can do that — you've got other assignments on your plate and just gathering the necessary resources to start the project …

U.S. Marines

Here's why the FDA believes marijuana is no medicine

Voters in five states, including California, will decide whether to legalize weed for recreational use by adults, and citizens in four others will cast ballots on whether to allow medical marijuana.<p>If all of the measures succeed, it could force federal lawmakers to reconcile restrictive federal …

Cannabis

5 counter-intuitive lessons I’ve learned by building startups

Building a startup is anything but intuitive. There’s a good reason startups are all about trying new things, testing them, and re-doing it all over again – there is no <i>one right way</i>, and what works isn’t always what’s logical.<p>When starting a company standard advice like, “work hard,” and, “you have …

Business Strategy

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

Economics

In the future, cities may finally solve problems that have stumped the world’s biggest nations

Cities are shaping the future of global affairs.<p>Over the next seven days, tens of thousands of people from around the world will convene in Quito for Habitat III. Heads of state, mayors, corporate leaders, and civil society representatives will join this United Nations conference to explore ways in …

List-Worthy

A Google Maps for the Human Body

A group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.<p>Earlier this year, Steve McCarroll announced that his team had discovered the gene that most powerfully drives our risk of schizophrenia. Known as …

Genetics

Small Space, Big Design

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>"Whether it’s incessant emails, texts, or social media updates, our overly packed schedules or the many hundreds of things we own, life can be overwhelming. I believe we intuitively desire simpler lives filled with …

Bdellovibrio, the cannibalistic drug coming to humanity’s rescue | Ars Technica

"Ferocious predators that consume almost all of their prey" are used for good.<p><i>Bdellovibrio</i> isn’t your average kind of bacteria.<p>“It has a …

Microbiology

Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors' pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Changing the way it does business, Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.<p>The goal is to reward quality, penalize poor performance, and avoid paying piecemeal for services. Whether it succeeds or fails, it's one of the …

Health Care

The On-The-Rise Autoimmune Diseases That Every Woman Needs To Know About

<i>(Photo: Unsplash/Kyle Broad)</i><p><b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>Sore joints, eczema, headaches, low energy, digestive issues -- if you suffer through any of these on the regular, you're probably tempted to brush them off as annoying but not that big of a deal.<p>Yet if your symptoms are chronic or don't have …

How blockchain can change the music industry

Ben Dickson Contributor<p>Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology<br>• Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding?<p>Since the 1999 launch of Napster’s music-sharing platform, the music industry has been in …

Blockchain

Lean Startup and Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.<p>In the world of entrepreneurial incubation, <i>design thinking</i>, a user-centered way to conceive and create a …

Design

Molecular muscles can stretch and contract in three dimensions | Ars Technica

A molecular daisy chain forms complex configurations that expand and contract.<p>Without functioning muscles, we wouldn’t be able to do a whole lot. …

Atoms

Pollock's Fractals

In 1949, when <i>Life</i> magazine asked if Jackson Pollock was "the greatest living painter in the United States," the resulting outcry voiced nearly half a …

What to expect from today's UN meeting on antibiotic resistance

In the history of the United Nations, the General Assembly has only focused high-level meetings on health issues on three occasions: for HIV, Ebola, and chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity.<p>On Wednesday, September 21, 193 UN member states held one of these rare meetings on health: This time, …

Social Sciences

Amphetamine Helped Brain Damaged Rats Regain Function

The animal model showed that the drug could stimulate healing after traumatic brain injury.<p>Scientists may have proven that amphetamines are effective in preventing long term effects from traumatic brain injuries. Cole Vonder Haar of West Virginia University and Catharine A. Winstanley of the …

One of the key forces behind the bubbles that led to the financial crisis is back

From subprime mortgages to lax regulation over the financial industry, there are many places to lay blame for the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.<p>One of the biggest spots was the global imbalance of current accounts, according to HSBC Chief Economist Janet Henry.<p>The imbalance …

Economics

Dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH): diet components may be related to lower prevalence of different kinds of cancer: A review on the rela... - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) eating plan is a healthy dietary pattern. Our object is to review surveys in the field of …

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Relationship between HbA1c and Blood Glucose: Implications for the Diagnosis of Diabetes | The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | Oxford Academic

An abnormal hemoglobin in red cells of diabetics.<p>Hemoglobin A1c as an indicator of the degree of glucose intolerance in diabetes.<p>Correlation of …

Social Determinants of Health

Local Resources<p>Related Domains<p>Introduction to how state and local officials and government agencies can promote active living in policy …

Studies Link Cancer Patients' Survival Time To Insurance Status

Privately insured people with cancer were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than those who were uninsured or were covered by Medicaid, according to two recent studies.<p>In one study, researchers examined data from more than 13,600 adult patients who had glioblastoma multiforme, the most common type …

Cancer

Truth, beauty and annihilation: my quest for chess mastery

When I hit a slump in middle age, I set out on a quest to see if playing better chess would make me a better person. I was unprepared for the pain of defeat<p>I was probably the most average chess player in the world. But there came a point where being average was no longer enough. I had become good …

Board Games

"The patient will see you now": A summit on consumer-centered health-care innovation - Scope

What if buying health insurance was as simple as pressing a button online, like opening a new bank account? What if selecting and paying for a …

Health Care

Nutrition and lifestyle in healthy aging: the telomerase challenge

1. López-Otín C, Blasco MA, Partridge L, Serrano M, Kroemer G. The hallmarks of aging. Cell. 2013;153:1194–1217. [PMC free article] [PubMed]<p>2. …

To Understand Contagious Cancer Is to Understand Cancer Itself

Catching cancer is extremely rare in the entire animal kingdom, but a few representative cases are enlightening.<p>The cell pulled from the man's body did not belong. It was cancer, yes, but even cancer belongs, in a sense. We bring our cancers into being. This was different. It wasn't the man's, nor …

Cancer

Perspectives

The Perspectives Project surfaces noteworthy stories about relationships and their implications, to provoke thought, foster deeper understanding, …

ASMR Videos Are the Biggest YouTube Trend You've Never Heard Of

Though YouTube is most commonly associated with visual content, sound-oriented videos are resonating with millions of users. Learn how some brands …

Advertising

The stress system in the human brain in depression and neurodegeneration.

2005 May;4(2):141-94.<p>1Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Meibergdreef 33, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. …

Neuroscience

The Evolution of Epigenetics: From Prokaryotes to Humans and Its Biological Consequences

1. Turner BM. Epigenetic responses to environmental change and their evolutionary implications. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B. 2009;364:1534. [PMC free …