Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What I Learned From Building An App For Low-Income Americans

The brief was simple: build a tech product for low-income American households. It wasn’t simple at all. Ciara Byrne, Writer for FastCompany: To some extent technology has failed low-income Americans too. Developers don’t build apps for them. Growth hackers ignore them. At Significance Labs, I learned a lot about how low-income Americans live and use […]


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Monday, 15 December 2014

Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables

Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. Now there’s a wireless alternative. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In a study in the journal Neuron, scientists describe a new high data-rate, low-power wireless brain sensor. The technology is designed to enable neuroscience research that cannot be accomplished […]


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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Summer Teen Jobs Cut Violence

A study following teens who had summer jobs found violent crime in that population almost cut in half, during and following the employment. Cynthia Graber reports for Scientific American: Violence is more than a criminal problem. It’s also a public health issue. More than 6,000 people are injured annually due to violence, mostly young people […]


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Friday, 12 December 2014

Global science programme to focus on urban wellbeing

Mark Kinver, Environment reporter, BBC News: A global scientific research programme has been launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing. The Urban Health & Wellbeing Programme aims to better understand what makes a “healthy urban environment”. The launch of the programme comes amid a growing body […]


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

11 Powerful Reasons To Smile

Dr. Joel Kahn, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Wellness, Michigan Healthcare Professionals PC, lists 11 benefits of smiling that can improve your health and life success: Smiling reduces stress and anxiety. Smiling releases the “feel-good” hormones called endorphins from your brain. Smiling helps control pain. […]


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Monday, 8 December 2014

Developing a Business Model for a Digital Media Company

In this free Alison online business course, you will get an insight into the business model used in SlideShare, a digital media company based in Silicon Valley. Jonathan Boutelle and Rashmi Sinha from SlideShare discuss the learning curve that was needed in order for them to implement their strategies and achieve their goals so that […]


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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Powerful Portraits Of Ebola Survivors Back Home And Still Fighting To Live

The World Post: They survived Ebola, but their ordeal is far from over. French photographer Livia Saavedra travelled to the Guinean capital Conakry in October to document Ebola survivors who have returned to their communities. Some have lost family to the disease, others no longer have jobs or face rejection from their community. “The stigma […]


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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD

In recent years there has been increasing interest in the medical benefits of cannabis, and most recently attention has turned to its benefits for PTSD sufferers. Carolyn Gregoire, Senior Writer at the Huffington Post: More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may […]


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Monday, 24 November 2014

Brain protein influences how the brain manages stress; suggests new model of depression

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Press Release: The brain’s ability to effectively deal with stress or to lack that ability and be more susceptible to depression, depends on a single protein type in each person’s brain, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai […]


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Saturday, 22 November 2014

How Fingerprint is taking its kids’ ‘mobile edutainment’ platform worldwide (interview)

by Dean Takahashi Nancy MacIntyre has been flying around the globe sealing partnerships for Fingerprint Digital, which has created a platform on smartphones and tablets for educational games. That’s her thanks for addressing a tough problem: How to raise the spotlight for educational mobile games. Discovery is the hardest problem for educational game creators to […]


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