sunfoundation: Preventable Pedestrian Deaths The decades-long neglect of pedestrian safety in the design and use of American streets is exacting a heavy toll on our lives. From 2000 to 2009, 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the United States, the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of passengers crashing roughly every month. Continue reading

I’ve had migraines almost every day for as long as I can remember. But I only get the actual headaches a couple of times a week. The vast majority of the time, I only get visual symptoms, an ocular migraine with just the visual aura. These would last a few hours every day. It sort of looked like this– blind spots that would alternate between … Continue reading

Colchine has been used to treat gout for decades. Gout is a relatively common painful kind of arthritis. Colchicine has been around so long that nobody had ever bothered to patent it. It was a few pennies a pill and very effective. In steps URL Pharmaceuticals. They realized it didn’t have a patent so they quickly did some studies to determine its effectiveness. Of course … Continue reading

The line of “Consumption Dinnerware” is designed to make diners think broadly about consumption and the human body and each of the five plates maps out a part of the digestive system. She writes: They are a reminder of the processes that are taking place within you while you are eating, promoting an exercise in mindfulness. (via GOOD) Continue reading

External link to This Is Your Brain on Twitter – NYTimes.com

This Is Your Brain on Twitter – NYTimes.com

“Our brains were never even designed to read. This “technology” is something that we have to train our brains to do…There is a fear by many, Mr. Keller included, that these devices will wipe out our ability to remember and force us to become dependent on the virtual world. Luckily for us humans, our brains do not work this way. Research shows that the human brain is capable of … Continue reading This Is Your Brain on Twitter – NYTimes.com