5 New Approaches to Helping Smokers Quit Smoking

Smoking has been linked to all sorts of health issues, including lung disease, heart disease, strokes, and various types of cancers. Now, considering that the CDC estimates that there are about 30.8 million adult smokers in the U.S., this means that there are millions at risk of serious health conditions. Fortunately, while many people still […]

The Best Fitness Trackers for Every Lifestyle

The newest generation of fitness trackers don’t just count your steps anymore. The tough competition between manufacturers has led to an expansion of their functions for a wider variety of wellness-related activities. We take a look at some of the best.

Killer Combination: Pandemics in the Age of Social Media and Fake News

“When it took hold in a house, it often happened that no one remained who had not died,” Baldassarre Bonaiuti wrote of the Black Death in 1348. “And it was not just that men and women died, but even sentient animals died. Dogs, cats, chickens, oxen, donkeys, and sheep showed the same symptoms and died […]

This 16 year old has probably changed the future for millions!

Kavya's 3D printed technology for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy

I’m always fascinated by what one – just one – motivated person can do. Sure, results usually require teams, but there is always that one standout personality that drives that result. As you’re about to see and read, Kavya Kopparapu is one of those remarkable people. At just 16 years of age, Kavya has developed […]

Don’t want to get pregnant? There’s an app for that!

There's an app for that!

Not only is there an ‘app for that’, it’s been proven to be every bit as effective as the pill! No chemicals, no synthetic hormones, just plain old mathematics and a unique algorithm. Users measure the temperature underneath their tongues every morning and then enter the result into the app. The algorithm then works out whether you’re fertile or not that […]

Are you, or do you know, a hoarder?

Hoarding does more than cramp your space...

There are some of us who like to travel lightly. There are others who have difficulty leaving anything behind. The more you carry, the harder the journey! I recall a conversation with a woman who’s husband had recently retired after 25 years of service in the army. She lamented that the worst thing about retirement […]

Opening your home office door to your kids

Setting the ground-rules is the key if you decide to work from home

Committing to work from home is a big decision for most of us. The ultimate question we all face – probably from others as well as ourselves, is whether or not we can focus and be productive. Sure there are lots of potential distractions, but they soon fade into the background. What doesn’t, of course, […]

Self-Cleaning clothes anyone?

Laundry - the daily chore!

Innovation has bought massive changes to our lives and to Earth itself in the last century. But none has caught my enthusiasm more than the invention of self-cleaning clothes! If this goes mainstream, it seems the day has come when we can finally be free from the bondage of laundry. If there is one task that has been […]

3D printed prosthetics have arrived… and they’re affordable!

Close to three years ago I wrote a post about one man’s quest to print a working 3D prosthetic hand. It was basic but it worked and definitely fell into the category of a miracle (in my humble opinion). It looked like this: Basic perhaps, but life changing for the recipient! In the three years since, 3D […]