Welcome to Where It Hurts, a weeklong series that tells the stories of people in the United States who have gone without health insurance when they needed it most.
Source: Navigating health care with severe depression | Fusion
“All’s fair in love and war,” is an excuse some of these individuals may have to rely upon. Although many simply did what they had to do in order to surviv
Source: 10 Famous People Who Profited From Nazi Rule – Listverse
A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.
Source: Learning Myths And Realities From Brain Science : NPR Ed : NPR
In 1912, Guy Weadick founded what would become “the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” a rodeo even then of gigantic proportions both in size and bravado. Today, the Calgary Stampede is a ten-day cultural event, though some have been known to categorize it more as a lifestyle—a rodeo, yes, but also a grandstand and a midway and a ten-day vacation for the city of Calgary wherein plaid and jeans are worn to work and normally subdued people can walk around the downtown saying “Yahoo!” Calgary, most are surprised to learn, is not like this all the time.
The Gong Show’s lowlight came in 1977, when we saw Have You Got A Nicke, aka AKA the Popsicle Twins, 17-year-old twins eating orange popsicles on stage.
Source: RIP Chuck Barris: The Popsicle Twins Linger Forever |
Natural time capsule containing an alien ecosystem
Source: Blood Falls – Antarctica | Atlas Obscura
As I thought about this, a few weeks ago, I picked up The Handmaid’s Tale for the first time since I was assigned it as a Canadian high school student.
Is monogamy actually better than non-monogamy?
—It’s still very much an open question—and one with no clear answers, in part because scientists can’t break free of a certain worldview gripping their field.
—Monogamy is so much a part of the emotional makeup of Western culture that even people who study relationships fail to notice their biases towards it, according to research due to be published this week. And that means the very way we study intimacy has some fundamental flaws.
A group of researchers funded by a Japanese government program develops “industrially compatible” cells.
Source: Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency | Ars Technica
Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing
How controlled breathing may promote healing remains a source of scientific study. One theory is that controlled breathing can change the response of the body’s autonomic nervous system, which controls unconscious processes such as heart rate and digestion as well as the body’s stress response, says Dr. Richard Brown, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and co-author of “The Healing Power of the Breath.”