Brandon Weiss

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We're Working Nurses to Death

"Every time you're at work, it’s a bad day. There isn’t a chance of having a light day anymore.”<p>Nurses do the work that neither hospitals nor patients could live without, which comes at an ever-increasing physical and emotional cost, as they are expected to aid sicker patients for longer hours with …

The Five Pillars of Guitar Practice Habits

If you’re like most nonprofessional guitarists, you don’t have nearly enough time in your day to practice as much as you’d like. You probably have …

Guitar

ZenMate VPN is offering the best Cyber Monday deal we've seen

ZenMate VPN has always offered a lifetime subscription model, but historically it’s been so <b>prohibitively expensive</b> that it could really only reasonably used by businesses. <b>$840</b> – <i>yeowch!</i><p>However, this week even we lowly peasants can get the full benefit of this award winning VPN service. For the next …

How to Match Your Belt and Shoes: A Definitive, Visual Guide

The post How to Match Your Belt and Shoes: A Definitive, Visual Guide appeared first on Effortless Gent.“What belt do I wear with these shoes?!”<b>I’m</b> …

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Tutorials

Brené Brown: America’s Crisis Of Disconnection Runs Deeper Than Politics

Our national self-sorting into liberal and conservative enclaves is tracking with rising rates of loneliness. Why, and at what cost?<p>For 20 years, I’ve taught at the University of Houston, the most racially and ethnically diverse research university in the United States. I recently asked my class of …

Psychology

Turn an Old PC Into a NAS, VPN, Media Streamer, and More with Amahi

If you have an old computer with some life left in it, or you're building a do-it-all home server that can store your backups, music, movies, and …

DIY NAS: 2014 Edition

<i>Update</i>: This blog is a bit old and has been supplanted by a newer DIY NAS build, the <b>DIY NAS: 2015 Edition</b>. Please make sure to check out this most …

How To Get A Great Tone From Your Amplifier [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: Your amplifier is a huge part of your sound. Don't waste it's potential - learn how to get the best tone you can right here.

CRISPR used to repair blindness-causing genetic defect in patient-derived stem cells

A potential precision medicine approach for treating vision loss<p>NEW YORK, NY (January 27, 2016)--Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and …

11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR

New gene-editing technologies are revolutionizing biology by giving scientists the tools to dramatically alter organisms' DNA and resulting physical traits. What will we do with this new power? And what have we already done?<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is a futuristic gene-editing technology that is either the key …

A No-Wait ER At 1/10th The Cost And Half The Time

In “I’ve Seen The Future Of Healthcare. I Like What I See,” I noted ZOOM+ had a radically different approach to emergency rooms. Now that ZOOM+ is also a health plan, it’s logical that they would go after one of the biggest areas of unnecessary and expensive care—the ER. Rather than viewing it as a …

What the FDA-recommended daily intake of 2,000 calories looks like at every major fast-food chain

The Food and Drug Administration recommends an average daily intake of 2,000 calories.<p>Yet according to data from The Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unitred Nations (FAOSTAT), Americans eat about 3,600 calories daily — a 24% increase from 1961. Healthier, more transparent practices are …

Sex Abuse & Gay Conversion Therapy: The Dark Past of Justin Bieber’s Megachurch Hillsong

Hillsong is the church of “cool Jesus” and Hollywood—but under the facade is an ultraconservative stance on gays and a pedophilia scandal involving …

How to Use a Multimeter Video Tutorial

Martin Lorton is a solar power and electronics enthusiast. On his YouTube channel he has a number of really excellent video tutorials covering many aspects of electronics and electronics measurement. His 3-part series on how to use a multimeter is one of the best I’ve seen.<p>Many years ago, in …

5 Atheist Arguments Which Aren't Helping Anyone

Atheism is inevitable secular progress. Its existence is a thing society needs. However, too many atheists act like missionaries -- evangelizing at …

Eating poop pills could make you thin. Seriously.

There’s no denying that America has an obesity problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of all adult Americans are obese. While many of the options to overcome obesity – a more nutritious diet, daily exercise and a less sedentary lifestyle – have …

Country's Jesus-and-partying crew cheapen both the faith and the music

The tension between hard partying and a yearning for piety has remained a common thread in country music for decades – but religious angst has been replaced by bland tokenism<p>There’s an old adage that’s popular among Christian pastors: “If you’re going to sin, sin boldly.” The saying is, in fact, a …

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a limitless supply of organs for transplant and produce better crops. …

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

Lego Combines Coding and Robotics with New Educational Program for Kids

At CES 2016, Lego Education announced Wedo 2.0, which combines Legos, software, and real world projects to teach 2nd to 4th grade students about science and technology. Among other new features, updates include compatibility with more platforms, a move from USB to BLE connected robots, and tools …

The 5 stories that will define the next decade

China's heavy pollution has been well documented. Last year, Beijing issued two "red alerts" for pollution, the highest level warning which calls for emergency measures such as closing schools and restricting car use. Poor air quality is also having a significant knock-on effect on the country's …

Take a Video Crash Course in Beginner Electronics

In 2008 and 2009, <i>Make:</i> produced a wonderful series of videos, called <i>MAKE Presents</i>, done by the inimitable Collin Cunningham. The idea was to create a series of highly entertaining, user-friendly, and informative videos that would explain the rudiments of electronics — the basic components, tools, …

Arduino

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic disorder. Worse, you …

Biology

5 Days on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

A Roaming Journal of America's Spirit<p>We dispatched three journalists from Gear Patrol on a five-day expedition through the famed Kentucky Bourbon …

Build a Smart Calendar and Notification Center for Family Agendas with a Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi combined with a cheap LCD screen to create a smart calendar before, but Instructables user ozua takes it a step further …