Mark Speicher

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Report: US Medicine Headed for a Huge Shortage of Doctors

With young people becoming less interested in pursuing the costly and youth consuming medical field – and current doctors deciding to seek other …

Medical School

Why this hospital treats its local neighborhood like a patient

The doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, realized that they couldn’t make progress with their patients’ health until they improved their lives outside the hospital, as well.<p>A decade ago, a children’s hospital in the Southern Orchards neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio–where half …

Urban Design

Mousr Robotic Mouse

Mousr is the only toy designed from the wheels up to play the way your cat wants. Mousr's variety of tail attachments means he's customizable to …

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

What Went Wrong With IBM’s Watson

What if artificial intelligence can’t cure cancer after all? That’s the message of a big Wall Street Journal post-mortem on Watson, the IBM project …

Market Capitalization

The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

The news that New York University will offer free tuition to all its medical school students, in the hope of encouraging more doctors to choose lower-paying specialties, offered hope to those wishing to pursue a career in the field.<p>However, becoming a doctor remains one of the most challenging …

Health Care

Ceramic Trinket Tray

• Material:Made of premium high-fired ceramic;<br>• Simple dish with exquisite cactus, stylish and elegant;<br>• Function:Holding …

1 in 5 college students knows someone addicted to opioids

A new study indicates that a growing number of millennials are facing pressure from the secondary effects of the opioid crisis through personal …

College & University

AI can spot your eye disease with 94.5 percent accuracy

Even more impressive, it can explain its choices.<p><b>Explain yourself:</b> The black box has long been a challenge in artificial intelligence. This refers to …

Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation. By explaining how the envisioned change will result in a better and more appealing future, leaders can overcome …

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Weight Loss

Most quick cardio regimens for weight loss involve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves you gasping for air. And while they’re …

Exercise

Data Fallacies to Avoid | An Illustrated Collection of Mistakes People Often Make When Analyzing Data

<b>Recently my team embarked on a mission to make data more accessible and useful to everyone, creating free resources to utilise whilst studying,</b> …

Study Skills

18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

Shopping for Health Care Doesn’t Work. So What Might?

Each year, for well over a decade, more people have faced higher health insurance deductibles. The theory goes like this: The more of your own money that you have to spend on health care, the more careful you will be — buying only necessary care, purging waste from the system.<p>But that theory …

Health Care

The No-Crunch Ab-Tightening Workout

First, some not-so-shocking but slightly reassuring news: a whopping 77 percent of Americans aren't getting enough aerobic and strength-training …

Exercise

50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

David L. Reich, Stephan A. Mayer, Suzan Uysal<p>David Hui, Akhila Reddy, Eduardo Bruera<p>Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo<p>Kristopher Swiger, Joshua Thomas, Michael …

Oxford University Press

How to Be a Smart Consumer of Social Science Research

Academic studies in the social sciences often find very different results. Even in disciplines like medicine, where one might imagine there to be a direct, physical relationship between the intervention being tested and its consequences, results can vary — but many think the situation is worse in …

Psychology

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

Employee Engagement

Track Your Time for 30 Days. What You Learn Might Surprise You.

It’s hard to know if we’re really making efficient use of our time. It seems like we’re working hard — and we’re certainly stressed out. But are we spending our time on the right things? That’s the question I set out to solve at the start of this year. I was feeling overwhelmed after spending the …

Time Management

The 18 Best New Restaurants in America

<b>We all look for meaning</b> in life. As Eater’s national critic, I spend most of my life on the road; I seek out meaning in restaurants. I’m not just talking about why comfort food remains in fashion or how alligator pepper may be the next turmeric. I’m thinking about how restaurants reflect shifting …

San Antonio

An Experts Guide on Male Fat Loss

<b>Trimming down and maintaining a lean and muscular physique is a sure-fire way to increase how well your clothes fit,</b> which can have a huge and …

Health

72 Hours in Nashville

Nashville is a heck of a town, and if we’re traveling domestically, it’s one of the places we love to visit. Known for its incredible food scene, …

Grand Ole Opry

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my best friends. He’d recently started dating again after getting divorced from his wife of 11 years. And let’s just say that he wasn’t …

Body Fat

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

How To Tie The Perfect Windsor Knot In 5 Simple Steps

Named after the Duke of Windsor, tying your tie with the Windsor knot is a sure-fire way of proving you mean business in the boardroom while your tie …

Windsor

Catalog Your Books, Games and More Into Your Own Searchable 'Library' With Libib

Despite my constant claims that I’m going to move to an all-digital library, I still buy a ton of books. I’ve started to embrace the fact that I like …

Books

This Private Airline Company Sells Cheap First Class Tickets

Have you ever flown first class? You get to the airport early and pray to see your name up on the board, on that list of "next in line for upgrades" …

Todd Snyder Teams Up With Timex on the Hand-Wound "Blackout" Marlin

A stylish blacked-out version of the original<p>Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Last year, American menswear designer Todd Snyder partnered with Timex to …

Sticking with the same doctor could help you live longer, study says

Do you see the same general practitioner every time you visit the doctor? Doing so could lower your death rate, according to a new report.<p>Researchers …