Michelle Ocampo McIvor

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Body Part Regeneration Is in Our Future

A Human Regrowth Industry?<p>The ability to regenerate body parts has always been a fascinating prospect, inspiring characters like Wolverine who can …

Biology

Setting the Record Straight on Negotiating Your Salary

You got the job. Now you’ve just got to settle the details, in particular how much you’ll get paid. If you’re like many people this gives you a pit in your stomach and sends you straight to the Internet (or a friend or a mentor) for advice. Are you supposed to negotiate no matter what they offer? …

Employment

10 Discoveries Of Ancient Cultures Nearly Lost To History

“Archaeology will always engage people because it’s putting a puzzle together,” says Shahina Farid of University College London. “And it’s a puzzle …

Archaeology

How the blood of the young could reverse ageing

The best reads from around the web, including vampire-inspired rejuvenation, why suicide isn’t more common and the dilemmas of artificial intelligence.<p><b>Digital</b> <b>philanthropy</b> | Interview: Bill Gates<p>Conversation about the work of the Gates Foundation, with a digression on Bitcoin and a coda on …

Artificial Intelligence

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

'We Rarely Make Love'

I cannot tell you how often couples complain to me that they rarely make love. These are generally people who love each other, who enjoy being together and often have fun with each other. Yet they don't have sex. Why does this happen so often?<p>Sexual arousal, especially for most women, comes from …

Relationships

Republicans Fixed the Economy?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 said that, if elected, he would get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent by the end of 2016. These were his exact words: "I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that we'd put in place, we'd get the …

Budget Deficit

GOP Begins Assault on Elderly, Poor, Disabled, Math, and Reason

The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, opening the flood gates to legislation that will potentially damage the economy, hurt the middle class and the poor, and leave the retired Americans in the worst financial shape they've been in for years. After six years as a sleeper cell, the GOP is …

Health Care

Smart Answers To Stupid Interview Questions

The way we interview job applicants is at least fifty years behind the times.<p>When we call a plumber to come over and get our kid’s sock out of the tub drain, we say “How much do you charge per hour?”<p>We don’t ask the plumber “If you were a can of soup, what kind of soup would you be?”<p>The plumber …

How to Fix the Most Annoying Features of Your New HDTV

Face it, Sherlock: You were befuddled by that massive package under the tree, but it was obviously a TV. The box was huge, flat, had a big "FRAGILE" …

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

Kids on Screen-Time Diet Lost Weight and Got Better Grades

Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize.<p>A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of …

Holistic Medicine