You're Young. Now Is The Time to Take Risks
Now is definitely the time to take risks. I have two daughters, both of whom are now grown and married, with kids. One has two kids, the other almost has two kids, she’s due very soon—twins. They were each waitresses. My older daughter hated it, but my younger daughter actually has pursued a career in the restaurant business.
The beauty of the restaurant—if you’re a waiter, that’s a very portable skill. I’m sure they have restaurants in Montana, they have them everywhere. So you can earn a living wherever you are and it’s a great time to travel. In fact, I tried to persuade at least one of my daughters that she ought to work on a cruise ship. That struck me as a great way to get to see different things. But she gets seasick too easily.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
It marks a major shift in the government's battle against the opioid crisis.
- The nation's sixth-largest drug distributor is facing criminal charges related to failing to report suspicious drug orders, among other things.
- It marks the first time a drug company has faced criminal charges for distributing opioids.
- Since 1997, nearly 222,000 Americans have died from prescription opioids, partly thanks to unethical doctors who abuse the system.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
The real Game of Thrones might be who best leverages the hit HBO show to shape political narratives.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren argues that Game of Thrones is primarily about women in her review of the wildly popular HBO show.
- Warren also touches on other parallels between the show and our modern world, such as inequality, political favoritism of the elite, and the dire impact of different leadership styles on the lives of the people.
- Her review serves as another example of using Game of Thrones as a political analogy and a tool for framing political narratives.
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