At least some of you, and at least when you come into the doctor’s office, clueless about your kid’s health.
Dads: you’re doing it wrong. At least some of you, and at least when you come into the doctor’s office.Let me back up and explain. I’m a pediatrician. Which means I start almost every visit by talking to people. For all the advances of medical technology and treatment, it’s hard to know which test to order or consultation to arrange if you don’t know which question you’re trying to answer. Increasingly detailed scans and penetrating lab tests are wonderful tools, but all good care starts with information gathered by speaking with people and examining them directly.
A 33-year-old social entrepreneur launched a kid’s app about forgiveness just days before the bloodiest day of clashes in Kiev. Why his message could help shape the new Ukraine.
“We’re not fighters—our app is about forgiveness.”Mikhail Stepanskiy, a 33-year-old techie born and raised in Kiev, is still shell-shocked. An app developer, fried egg-lover, and Breaking Bad-enthusiast, he tears up two minutes into our conversation over Skype. “We are a very peaceful nation. I haven’t thought something like this could happen in Ukraine.”We’re talking at 8 p.m. on Thursday (eastern European time), in the middle of a tumultuous and bloody week in the country’s capital when police opened fire on protesters agitating against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych.
In her new book “The Breast Cancer Alphabet,” Madhulika Sikka dissects the pros and cons of post-chemotherapy headscarves, turbans and big shiny earrings.
You have been diagnosed with a terrible disease that for previous generations was almost always a death sentence, so it may seem a little frivolous to devote a whole section to fashion, most especially fashion accessories. But frankly, not enough attention is paid to fashion accessories at the best of times, and this is a moment when they come in useful (see “L Is for Looks”).If you undergo chemotherapy, you will soon come to terms with the fact that you are bald (see “H Is for Hair”).
Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods. It’s all pseudoscience—so why are some kinds of pseudoscience more equal than others?
If you want to write about spiritually-motivated pseudoscience in America, you head to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It’s like a Law of Journalism. The museum has inspired hundreds of book chapters and articles (some of them, admittedly, mine) since it opened up in 2007. The place is like media magnet. And our nation’s liberal, coastal journalists are so many piles of iron fillings.But you don’t have to schlep all the way to Kentucky in order to visit America’s greatest shrine to pseudoscience.
The international messaging service WhatsApp went down on Saturday, just three days after being acquired for $19 billion by Facebook. The Internet, naturally, went nuts.
Oops.Just three days after Facebook made serious waves in the tech and mobile world with its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, a cross-platform mobile messaging company boasting over 450 million users per month, the app went down. The outage began early Saturday afternoon and, while the service has been restored in certain areas, continues to persist among some users as of approximately 6 p.m. ET.Users of WhatsApp, a popular mode of international messaging in lieu of hefty text messaging fees, took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
Unlike marijuana, both methamphetamine and cocaine have been recognized for their therapeutic value by the U.S. government.
Just over a decade ago, the idea of medical marijuana seemed to most Americans a back door to marijuana legalization. Both weren’t much more than pipe dreams.Today, cannabis is hailed for its therapeutic value by many sick and dying patients and their caregivers across the country—though not by the federal government, which still considers marijuana a dangerous, Schedule I drug with no known medicinal value.Yet, cocaine and methamphetamine are both acknowledged as Schedule II drugs, just like OxyContin—that means they have recognized medicinal value in the eyes of the U.
Think not DIY-ing makes you a slacker? Think again. Less Doing’s Ari Meisel says that delegating itself is a major feat—especially if it costs as little as $5.
I outsource approximately 600 things every month. Before I get into the details just realize that I’m talking about 600 things I don’t have to do each month. If each of those things took one minute, that would be 10 hours of my life I get back to do with as I please. I can use that time to be with my family, read a new novel, get to sleep at a reasonable hour, or simply come up with new ideas like an online course. Of course, many of the things I outsource take much longer than a single minute, which means I’m really making out.
He had a month to prepare for the game show. But instead of boning up on trivia, he read my blog—and schooled himself on game theory.
It's been the best of times for Arthur Chu: four victories and a six-figure paycheck on Jeopardy!, a streak he'll attempt to continue on Monday.For many fans, however, it's been the opposite. Chu's unusual style of play has angered a large contingent of his audience, earning him the title of "Jeopardy! Villain" and comparisons with Richard Hatch, the conniving champion of the original Survivor. (Unlike Hatch, Chu has managed to keep his clothes on.
Is $500,000 enough to get the ex-First Lady of France to represent a porn company?
Valerie Trierweiler is having a bit of a rough year.The former First Lady of France ended her relationship with President Francois Hollande in January after allegations surfaced that he was having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet. And in the midst of this publicly broadcast break-up, Trierweiler was offered the obvious conciliatory option of representing a porn company. YouPorn, an internationally-visited and highly trafficked free pornography site proposed paying Trierweiler $500,000 to be the site’s “French Ambassador and Spokesperson,” according to a letter penned by the site’s vice president Brad Burns.
The social network's king-sized purchase is Zuckerberg's largest acquisition yet. But does it make any sense?
—By CNBC’s Ansuya Harjani. Follow her on Twitter @Ansuya_H. Facebook’s staggering $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is a sign of sheer “desperation,” according to one industry watcher, who argues that the social networking giant has overpaid for the mobile-messaging start-up.“This is crazy money. I think they massively overpaid for this. they’ve done it because they are desperate,” Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group, told CNBC on Thursday.
By Barbara Brody for Life by DailyBurn Forget colonics and ultra-low-cal juice fasts. If you want to clear out toxins and boost your overall health, there are smarter and safer ways to do it. Here are five expert-approved tactics that are guaranteed to make you feel like a better, fresher version of yourself. 1. Sweat it out.“Saunas have been used as part of detox protocols in integrative medicine for decades,” says Susan S. Blum, M.D., assistant clinical professor of preventive medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and author of The Immune System Recovery Plan.
A new book on anxiety from The Atlantic editor Scott Stossel is wonderful. So, naturally, we had a few questions.
Americans are an anxious people.About one in five of us suffers from an anxiety disorder, and in their most serious manifestations they can be devastating, leading to everything from severe agoraphobia to dangerous substance abuse. There is, as always, controversy over how to best treat anxiety; depending on which expert you ask, you could be pointed toward medication, talk therapy, meditation, or some combination of all the above.For those of us who suffer from anxiety (and I would certainly put myself in that category, although at the milder end—I don’t have any official diagnosis and am medication-free), it can be hard to explain the symptoms to our non-anxious friends and family.
Google want us to behave properly while walking round with their mini-computers wrapped around our heads. But their advice is not only laughably impractical—it’s downright creepy.
Emily Post would wholeheartedly approve of Google Glass’s attempt at imposed decorum, although whether she could have been persuaded to wear a pair of skinny wraparound glasses with an in-built computer is another matter. Spurred by an array of etiquette infractions by users, Google Glass has issued a list of do’s and dont’s for using the new technology to stop you from becoming a “glasshole.”The advice is littered with such headache-inducing wordplay.
A headset capable of issuing commands to another device with a simple head nod is one of 38 patents granted to Apple this week. Here’s what next in the iWorld.
Meet the newest app: your head.Tech behemoth Apple was granted 38 new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on February 18, some of which its been waiting more than six years to receive. Ranging from a head movement-triggered headset to an iPad cover, the patents offer a glimpse into what’s next in the iWorld.The biggest surprise out of the Apple patents is a health-monitoring headset with the ability to not only track a user’s exercise or sporting activity but their biometric data as well (e.
You probably thought Anthony Weiner would never tweet again. Well, you’re wrong.
Anthony Weiner will always be a man of 140 characters.The lanky, scandal-scarred former Congressman and purveyor of the now colloquial sext, has lived and died by the tweet. Naturally an extrovert, and a political firebrand whose appearance in rooms during his mayoral campaign in the summer of 2013 sparked endless pyrotechnic controversies, Weiner is again engaging in public dialogue on the platform that brought an abrupt end to his congressional term in 2011.
Personal genetic tests are safe, innovative, and the future of medicine. So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down an inexpensive and popular service? Because it can.