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Parenting & Playtime

Can’t believe it, but it’s true. We are old and our kids see things in the world that we can’t even open up our minds to understand. They are genius in a way that we just can’t be anymore. So I love that this dad has acknowledged this and is doing something about it. He has a different type of toy company in mind… 

I’ve grabbed my favorite excerpt below. Read the whole article here.

Squelching imagination, on the other hand, is bad for everyone, including grownups. In a recent study, Kudrowitz asked adults to come up with alternative uses for a paper clip. Those who took the test with a playful attitude came up with an average of twice as many ideas as those who approached the test like a work task. “When we’re playing, we’re less inhibited in our thinking, and that’s what leads to discovery,” he says.

 

Female Bodies: A Weighty Issue

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Hypothesis:

We have, as a society, such a completely disordered, distorted perception of female bodies that the vast majority of people are incapable of recognising what “overweight” actually looks like on a woman, let alone “healthy”. As such, we’re now at a point where women are not only…

Female Bodies: A Weighty Issue

Geek out part 2: more medical gadgets

The purpose of the EMU is monitoring seizures around the clock with both video and EEG.

It is a little hard to do when you also are sent to ICU. But thanks to these nifty wifi remote networked cameras on wheels from Sony, Reese still has full EMU coverage two floors down. I even watched the marketing video — IP plus Italian word for beautiful Bella = ipela.

I of course let myself imagine what this experience would be like when everything is wireless and we don’t have 10 lines crossing every time she sits up or rolls over.

Geek out part 2: more medical gadgets

Geeking out on medical technology

This Siri-like recognition device makes complete sense for ICU in particular, but really all hospital staff. Keeps them with 2 free hands and allows them to find people they wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach except through a call button and taking time from another staff member to look it up. With all our hospital time I am really thankful and impressed with this. It has made talking with the EMU video techs seamless while we are in ICU but still hooked up to her EEG. Kind of amazing how wireless and voice recognition is helping us out.

Fun side is there are apparently Easter eggs and hidden phrases much like Siri has an attitude the voice sometimes gives nurses a laugh or a piece if its mind.

Geeking out on medical technology