science, writing

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you) I have always enjoyed writing—whether it’s stories, poems, scripts, silly notes to myself or pages and pages of unnecessary commentary on my favourite television shows. There is something about putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) that soothes me. One of my… Continue reading Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

On This Day

On This Day [June 3rd]

Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first wireless message from a photophone (a device that transmits sound on a beam of light). Ed White became the first American to walk in space Charles Richard Drew, an American physician and medical researcher who was instrumental in the preservation of blood plasma, was born. Alexander Graham Bell Invented… Continue reading On This Day [June 3rd]

Entertainment, Uncategorised

3 more podcasts to listen to

I admit it. I've been bitten by the podcast bug. Not only can they be informative, they're a good way to kill time. I like to jokingly call them conversations I don't need to participate in (#introvert). Finding a good podcast can be hit or miss, but there is something for everyone. It can be… Continue reading 3 more podcasts to listen to

writing

The essential key for writing

The essential key for writing is to write regularly — like it or not — great ideas come often by writing; releasing the subconscious — waiting for inspiration and ideas will not work, but it does help to have a notebook with you all the time for sudden brainstorms or inspiration.  Prof. Robert Marc Friedman,… Continue reading The essential key for writing

Documentaries, Entertainment

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company. I love watching documentaries, and during the pandemic, I whizzed through a whole bunch of them! I was happy to find… Continue reading The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

Reading

5 Reasons Why Reading is Good for You

Every year I make the same resolution - to read more. A few years ago I resolved to read 52 books in one year. It didn't work. Being a so-called millennial, I remember the time when there was no social media. The internet was around, but you needed a dial-up modem and it took fifteen… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Reading is Good for You

Public Health, Rare Disease

New sickle cell treatment given to first patients in England

There is a new sickle cell treatment now being given to patients in England! Sickle Cell Disease is a debilitating condition that predominantly affects black people. It is a painful condition that requires constant treatment and can lead to what is known as sickle cell 'crises'. If patients are not treated, they are left in… Continue reading New sickle cell treatment given to first patients in England

coronavirus

What’s the latest with COVID-19?

According to an editorial in Nature (dated 10 Jan 2022), it is time for us to come to terms with the fact that COVID-19 is here to stay. Given the amount of pandemic fatigue there is at the moment, many people have already come to terms with it. However, as Nature states, this doesn't mean… Continue reading What’s the latest with COVID-19?

science

5 Science-Related Podcasts To Listen To

1. The Dropout Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself… Continue reading 5 Science-Related Podcasts To Listen To

Public Health

The impact of food poverty on society | part 2

In the previous part, I spoke about food insecurity and how it impacts the lives of many around the world. In this part, we'll be learning what food insecurity is, and what measures are being taken to combat it and the last impact it has on society. Food security is made up of four different… Continue reading The impact of food poverty on society | part 2