34% of American adults did not see, talk to a physician last year https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/americas-employer-plan-sponsors-have-perfect-storm-increased-dan-ross

Wish this were true for me. I think I broke my record this year.

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Jewelbots Is A Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls How To Code

Looks like they’re extending the uses as we speak!

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Panera Bread manager caught on camera punching female employee

Wow. Just wow.

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Woman offers reward to catch ‘hit and run cyclist’ who smashed into her on a pavement

Pedestrians have it hard enough in this jurisdiction. We need to criminalise vehicular assault. They treat the victims like criminals.

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The Ten Commandments That Block Creativity

I need to remember to share this with my friend Roger — we’ve been discussing subjects on this theme lately, after having traversed the gamut of productivity improvement measures.

Path in Brittany by Anna Brones

My mother sent me a photo of a typewritten piece of paper this week. It’s a list, titled The Ten Commandments That Block Creativity. Actually it’s written in all caps, since whoever wrote it down thought it was very important.

I assumed she sent it as a push towards creative inspiration as I plugged through deadlines. Deadlines which I am procrastinating on right now by writing this. Mothers are good like that.

The list is credited to Stanley Krippner, and I don’t know where he published the original, but I did see it made an appearance in the 1973 book Child Development and Learning.

In his commandments, Krippner was writing specifically on children, and the cultural norms at play that hamper their creativity from an early age. But I think that as adults, particularly in a creative field, we can find truth in these.

The full list of the commandments goes into detail on each…

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Beau Biden, son of VP Joe Biden, dead of brain cancer

This story adds dimension to both father and son:

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UK weather: Britain braces for 70mph winds and persistent rain – but there’s hope for Easter weekend sun

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

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Patients with Tremor Benefit from NINDS-funded “Smart Spoon”

Maybe this will post a more complete version.

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The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. Mostly when we think of that last part, about reducing burden, we think about translating basic neuroscience research into pharmaceuticals, implantable devices, and other treatments such as gene therapy or stem cell therapy. However, reducing burden is not always accomplished through clinical intervention. Sometimes it simply means restoring happiness, comfort, or dignity to suffering patients.

Recently, a new product funded in part by NINDS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants has hit the market with the potential to reduce the burden of nearly 11 million individuals worldwide with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson’s disease, and related disorders. Individuals with these disorders experience persistent tremors—or rhythmic shaking—throughout their body, though sufferers of ET shake mostly in their hands. The new product, called the Liftware Stabilizer…

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Patients with Tremor Benefit from NINDS-funded “Smart Spoon”

Reminds me of Army training solutions:

Patients with Tremor Benefit from NINDS-funded “Smart Spoon”.

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With Traction But Out Of Cash, 4chan Founder Kills Off Canvas/DrawQuest

I know that it’s old news, but there are some important business lessons in this, and Poole (aka Moot) depicts the window through which it is necessary to shoot very accurately.

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