Only 5% of the things you do everyday really matter. Here’s one way to cut out the time-wasters and create your own user manual in the process.
Everyone goes through some process on a regular basis.It might be every day, it might be once per week, or even once every year. It doesn’t really matter. The point is that once something becomes a recurring task in your life, that should be an automatic signal to start looking at how you can get rid of it.The thing is, about 95% of of the stuff you do every day can and should be done by other things or other people. That way you can focus on that 5% that only you can do and do better than anyone else.
It only sounds obsessive. OK, it may be a little obsessive. But these gadgets let you know immediately if something is off with your dog’s activity—often the first sign of a larger health problem.
Full disclosure—I am one of those crazy dog owners. I talk to my two year old basenji mix, Wednesday, like she’s a human. In reality, my home is really Wednesday’s home—I’m just lucky she lets me live there. When I travel, I Facetime mostly just to hang out with Wednesday and see how she’s doing, and when Wednesday stays with her “grandparents,” I call every few hours just to check in.Wednesday’s health and happiness is one of my top priorities, so when I learned of the growing trend of “fitness trackers for dogs,” my interest was significantly piqued.
A band of renegade therapists has been treating patients with something a bit unorthodox: superheroes. Just think of them as the Justice League of comic book treatment.
A young boy sits in a psychologist’s office, playing with action figures in a sand tray. There’s an epic battle on the horizon, one that crosses traditional DC/Marvel lines. On one side there’s Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman. On the other, there’s an unpredictable fire-breathing dragon, with big eyes and sharp teeth. In an attempt to vanquish the monster, the superheroes step in and pummel him, knocking him to the ground. The dragon, now dangling by a claw from the edge of the sand tray, is on the cusp of defeat.
Olympians are reportedly taking their Tinder use to the next level at the Sochi Games. Does having sex hurt their performance?
Newly minted Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson struck one for the Victorian virtues of restraint and abstemiousness with her post-victory proclamation that she had deleted the social “dating” app, Tinder, from her smart-phone to “focus on the Olympics.”Why?Because the Tinder life, especially in the Olympic village— where use is “next level” per Ms Anderson—was “way too distracting.” Stated simply and carnally: “There are some cuties on there [Tinder].
A new scientific study has found that 30 to 40 percent of a man's homosexuality is a result of genetics, while the rest is due to ‘environmental factors.’
Genes are involved in determining sexual orientation, a new scientific study has found. Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern University in Illinois, and his colleagues discovered that at least two chromosomes have an effect on whether a man was gay or straight. Bailey disclosed the results of tests of 409 gay brothers and their family members at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago. Genetic factors, the researchers claimed, account for between 30 and 40 percent of a person's homosexuality.
How are you recouping from the most romantic and overcommercialized night of the year? Emma Woolf investigates.
So, how was it for you? The annual schmaltz-fest is over and we can all go back to normal. Valentine’s Day is an event which either makes you feel utterly adored, or deeply unlovable. Were you showered with gifts, wined and dined by your beloved? Or did you stay home alone, drowning your sorrows, eating your sad meal-for-one?Despite the widespread cynicism around this pre-packaged Festival of Lurve, it seems to get bigger every year. In the past week the newspapers have been stuffed withsuggestions for the perfect celebration, romantic restaurant reviews, ads for silk underwear, scented candles and weekends in Paris.
An Olympic athlete would never skip breakfast. And you shouldn’t either.
American skier Torin Yater-Wallace is taking full advantage of the free McDonald's available to Olympic athletes in Sochi. The 18-year-old from Snowmass, Colorado tweeted on Wednesday a photo of himself with a stack of Big Macs. He’s not the first one to take advantage of the sponsor’s perk. In Olympics past, there have been stories like this one: an American swimmer who ate nothing but McDonald’s, gained seven pounds, and won gold.If only we all could eat like that.
For ten years, the social network limited billions of people identifying as either male or female. Now there are dozens of terms to pick from. Here’s how to understand them all.
Imagine you’re a man. You think everything about you looks like a man should look. You have short hair and a little scruff on your face. When you were born, the doctors said, “It’s a boy!” and that’s how your parents raised you. You’ve always shopped for guys’ clothes and no one has ever called you anything other than a boy, guy, dude, or man. Then one day at a restaurant, the waiter asks you, “Can I get you anything to drink, ma’am?”If feeling like a man, but being called “ma’am”, would be uncomfortable, jarring, or at least surprising, perhaps you can imagine what it might feel like to be perceived as a gender other than your own.
But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.
On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling.It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or SIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on humans?”As the laughter subsided and the gravity of Dr.
Most divorces are amicable. But sometimes they can get dirty—and its the kids who suffer most.
Some divorces are amicable.For whatever reason, the relationship ends. But the former couple manage to maintain some level of good will toward each other. Perhaps they even remain on friendly terms.I have many patients with parents like this. Though their marriage has come to an end, they find a way of treating each other well. Or at least they put aside their differences in the interest of their children, and commit to being cordial in their roles as co-parents.
Vivek Murthy is before the Senate and could be the youngest doctor to ever hold the post. That’s not the only reason he’s an unorthodox selection.
Dr. Vivek Murthy is on the table before the Senate, undergoing all of the invasive procedures that could make him the nation’s youngest surgeon general ever. When President Obama announced his new surgeon general nominee in November, Murthy’s credentials seemed first-rate. He was an internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with an impressive pedigree. He attended Harvard as an undergraduate and then Yale Medical School, and completed his residency at Brigham, where he’s now employed as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical.
Science says the HPV vaccine works. And yet parents still don’t trust it. Why?
As a doctor, knowing you’re doing your part to make people just a little bit healthier is one of the best things about providing patient care. And seeing a new public health intervention taking effect in real time can be very exciting.Take the vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV).HPV is the virus that causes all warts in humans, including genital warts—the most common sexually-transmitted infection (STI). If you’re a sexually active adult, chances are you will be exposed to one strain or another at some point in your life, though most people never develop noticeable symptoms.
Flappy Bird burned fast and hot, and now it’s gone. Its creator never wanted it to be this big.
Remember the grunge scene?Back in the 1990s, small, derivative scenester stuff goes surprise-huge, accusations of unoriginality fly from traditional circles, and musicians mope darkly about how they hate all the fame and attention, withdrawing from award shows, and exiting from the spotlight amid conspiracies and speculation.Cut to this week.Unlikely App Store sensation Flappy Bird was reportedly earning some $50,000 per day in ad revenue when its creator, indie developer Dong Nguyen, decided to pull his little game from the store.
Bob Costas has a case of mild pinkeye at the Sochi Olympics. Here’s what we know.
The 2014 Sochi Olympics, known thus far for Olga Graf’s slight cleavage and Putin’s massive slights, finally has an Olympic Moment to cherish. It’s one for the ages; a sure-fire where-were-you-when event.Bob Costas has pink eye.Yes, NBC’s veteran sports reporter, who seems to sip from the Dick Clark fountain of frisky youth, has sidelined himself because of the discomfort from his inflamed eyes. And in truth he looks rather ghoulish—pink and a little puffy—though that Costas voice is steady as ever as it crawls towards another witty comment.
By Kristen Domonell for Life by DailyBurn Depending on who you ask, some say juice cleanses will leave you feeling healthier and clear headed, while others contend they’ll just make you feel hungry and irritable. So are we shelling out for fresh-pressed goodness or a dangerous, pulp-free fad?The trend is so popular that Beverage Industry magazine predicts sales of juice smoothies and yogurt drinks will grow four percent a year through 2015, reaching annual revenue of $1.
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.