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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Time efficiency

Recently, I received a Dutch article that translates like: the ones trying to live more efficiently, will lack time for anything. The solution is, however, quite simple: stop or silence smartphone notifications. Also see recent WSJ article: How fixing notifications changed my relationship with my phone. Our obsession with time efficiency has increasingly resulted in...

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China: from zero to max Covid?

Late 2022, China confirmed two corona fatalities after abandoning its zero-Covid policy (WSJ). If true, this would indeed support its policy shift. The new official total in China amounts to 5,241 deaths on a population of almost 1.5 billion. Hence, 0.000360% in China versus 0,0835% globally. On 14 December 2022, the WHO published a new estimate for global corona...

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Doctors and Lawyers Debate Meaning of Death as Families Challenge Practices (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal title: Doctors and Lawyers Debate Meaning of Death as Families Challenge Practices WSJ subtitle: Changing the determination of brain death potentially affects organ donation By: Amy Dockser Marcus Date: 11 December 2022 “How doctors determine death is up for debate. For more than four decades, death in the U.S. has been determined in...

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New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time (FreeThink)

FreeThink title: New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time FreeThink subtitle: One dose could potentially provide life-long protection against recurrence. By: Kristin Houser Date: 19 November 2022 Summary from email version, dated 17 November 2022: "A new CRISPR-based cancer treatment has been tested in humans for the first time: The...

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Red meat is not a health risk. New study slams years of shoddy research (Big Think)

Big Think title: Red meat is not a health risk. New study slams years of shoddy research Big Think subtitle: Years of shoddy research have overstated the risk. By: Ross Pomeroy Date: 12 November 2022 "KEY TAKEAWAYS Studies have been linking red meat consumption to health problems like heart disease, stroke, and cancer for years, but these invariably suffer from...

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It’s better to smile than to get angry

Recently, I had my bi-annual dental (hygienist) appointment. At my arrival, I received a checklist with some 30 health questions and was asked to complete it and sign off. After reviewing those questions, I insisted on their explanation. I'm still waiting for it. I was sent home because it was a must. That incident spoiled my afternoon. I hate being told that I must...

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