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health | Sep 25th, 2019

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed Explores What's Really Important for Our Health in His New Podcast Series America Dissected

Unravelling the state of the America healthcare system, and the health of Americans, has long been a pain in the neck for a nation that prides itself on being a leader in the fight for equality. Is loneliness making us ill? Who does the current healthcare system really help? How worried should we... Continue Reading →
health | Aug 20th, 2013

Break The Junk Food Cycle: A New Keynote From Bryant Terry [VIDEO]

"One million dollars is spent every hour encouraging children to eat and drink the worst beverages and the worst food," health speaker Bryant Terry tells the crowd in a new keynote. "We're talking foods and drinks that are high in salt, high in sugar, high in fat and low in desirable nutrients that... Continue Reading →
health | Jul 15th, 2013

The Rise & Fall of Mainstreamed Asperger's: John Elder Robison in Vulture

John Elder Robison lived with Asperger's Syndrome before people knew what to make of it. Now—just as the disorder has become more widely known and understood—the American Psychiatric Association has rendered it non-existent. This makes Robison's Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's... Continue Reading →
health | Jun 23rd, 2013

Can Coffee Stunt Creativity? Maria Konnikova In The New Yorker

Maria Konnikova's recent New Yorker article may have some avid coffee-drinkers switching to decaf. Studies show that consuming caffeine certainly has benefits, including: Increased alertness, decreased fatigue, enhanced short-term memory, problem solving, decision making, and concentration. However,... Continue Reading →
health | May 12th, 2013

Design-Inspired Health Care: John Maeda at TEDMED 2013 [VIDEO]

"Becoming a leader isn't about going up the mountain—it's about jumping off the mountain and asking the question, will you survive?" says John Maeda in his keynote at this year's TEDMED conference. Actually, as he later clarifies, leadership is not only asking if you'll survive jumping off the... Continue Reading →
health | Feb 13th, 2013

Local, Sustainable Eating Isn't A Fad: Bryant Terry In The New Scion Ad

Chef and health speaker Bryant Terry is passionate about food. Considering the Scion iQ's tag line says it's a vehicle "made for people who are driven to follow their passions," it's no wonder the car company chose Terry as the face of their new campaign. In the new ad, Terry is seen popping in and... Continue Reading →
health | Jan 16th, 2013

Lifting The Stigma: Mental Health Speaker Michael Landsberg

"If you talk about mental illness in a dark, sombre message, no one is going to listen," Michael Landsberg says in a recent interview. "I try to bring a sense of levity." Landsberg is the host of the popular TSN sports talk show Off The Record. He is charismatic, bold, upbeat, and demands attention... Continue Reading →
health | Dec 16th, 2012

David Eagleman: Mental Illness Is Real—And It's Important We Understand It

In the wake of the the tragic shootings that took place last week at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, trusted neuroscientist David Eagleman says that it is important that we, "prioritize our national discussion of mental illness," now more than ever. "I suggest we take this tragedy as... Continue Reading →