Natalie Weir

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This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Photographer Spends Almost 10 Years Photographing the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has been working in the field since 1982, photographing both historical and contemporary architecture. Attending photography classes during university, he was intrigued by architectural photography after attending a lecture by Julius Shulman and …

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …

The MedAvail MedCenter Pharmacy Kiosk by Squint Innovation & Branding Inc.

<b>The MedAvail MedCenter pharmacy kiosk</b> dispenses prescription medications using a remote pharmacist and two-way audio and video. It is intended for …

Pharma

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Wearable Technology: Smart Band-Aids Can Do a Lot More than Cover Up Cuts

One of the most popular wearable medical inventions so far might be the Band-Aid. A flexible strip that heals our cuts and burns and yet never slows …

What's Your Story? Making Use of Your Past

There is no such thing as a story without a listener. This uniquely human act of telling our story both creates us and connects us. The character we narrate gives birth to the character we are in the context of a relationship.<p>Everyone has a past.<p>We use it to construct a story in order to answer the …

Self-esteem

'I Realized I Don't Have to Believe My Thoughts'

Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It's about becoming aware of the process of thinking so that we are not in a trance -- lost inside our thoughts. That's the big difference. To train in becoming mindful of thoughts can help us to notice when your mind is actively …

Mindfulness

Why new drugs are so expensive

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the cost of medicines, how NSA almost killed the internet and the world’s hottest app.<p>Geel welcomes the mentally ill<br>Mike Jay | Aeon | 9 January 2014<br>Moving. Amazing. Geel, an “otherwise unremarkable Belgian market town”, has a unique vocation: “For …

Mental Disorders

Immunotoxin 3B3-PE38 Could Kill HIV-Infected Cells

A toxin created by scientists is able to kill cells where HIV is replicating despite antiretroviral therapy, a new mouse study shows.<p>The findings suggest that the genetically modified bacterial toxin, called 3B3-PE38 and created in 1998, could be used as a complement to antiretroviral therapy …

The best and worst foods a man can eat

9 Things Chef Kfris Yenbamroong Can't Live Without<p>This Grilled Lemon-garlic Zucchini Will Be Your New Favorite Summer Side<p>3 Awesome Cocktail Recipes …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Contact Lens Effectively Delivers Glaucoma Medication, Animal Study Shows

In the future, medication to treat eye diseases like glaucoma could be dispensed from a contact lens, new research suggests.<p>A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of …

The Statin Insanity

We currently have a statin epidemic, with 25 percent of adults over the age of 45 taking the pills, a large majority of whom do not have heart disease and have not seen the numbers.<p>The medical student was confused. "Well, that's not good."<p>He was seeing, in black and white, the benefits and harms of …