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Smartphone games teach scientists how to save lives

These days, the ubiquity of smartphones makes it easy to call up a quick game of Angry Birds or Candy Crush and spend a few fun but ultimately unproductive minutes swiping around the screen. 637 more words

Big Data

How delicate is an idea?

Sometimes, we have this idea spring up in our minds – an epiphany, which pauses us, makes us forget for an instant who we are, where we are; all sense of time and space are suspended for a few moments as we bask in awe of its glory. 129 more words

A Little Introspective

Blogging, Social media and the Jungle of the Internet

It’s interesting this blogging business.

Sometimes you find yourself searching for something interesting to say for hours but you simply can’t find anything. Other times you will be doing something completely unrelated and then write a post in your head in 5 minutes; which once you get down on paper (or WordPress), happens to be the best post you have ever written. 579 more words

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS)

This post is based largely on entry point 25 (Time-In and Mindful Awareness Practices) of the Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology by Daniel J. Siegel. William James, who is regarded by many as the father of modern psychology, proposed more than one hundred years ago that the exercise of returning a wandering attention again and again would be the “education par excellence” for the mind. 514 more words

Mnemonic Techniques

Ignorance Will Never Disappear

So for the first four days of spring break I had to take classes at the teen driving academy so they can certify me for a test at the DMV. 239 more words

Day 108: Observe

OK, I know I’ve “looked” already, but I have that other kind of “observe” in mind right now.

I was raised Catholic, but I think it’s safe to say: … 358 more words

You Make A Difference!

Today I went into work and heard good news, that the adorable cute old man(Ted) that works with me as a cashier had succesful heart surgery. 239 more words