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02 Mar Everybody Loves Data

post by Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley In the mid 18th century, before the world knew about germs, a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis worked in an Austrian hospital where the death rate of women giving birth was 13% because so many were dying of fever after birth. At a nearby midwifery, the death rate was only 2%. Semmelweis...

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25 Feb Hives

Last night my wife noticed a red spot around my left eye. It didn't bother me at the time, but I woke up in the middle of the night and felt that it was tight and starting to itch. I had a little bit of trouble falling back to sleep- not so much because of the itching, but just...

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20 Feb Restlessly Aging

I had trouble sleeping last night. I wasn't lying in bed wide-awake but instead despite my tiredness I found myself restless, falling in and out consciousness but not really falling asleep for a couple of hours. I eventually got up and took a long hot shower which helped me to finally fall sleep. From time to time I'll have trouble...

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19 Feb From the Sky

When I fly I try to get a window seat because I love to shoot photos from the plane. I particularly appreciate it in the winter because I like to make abstractions from the landscapes. I shot these on the way to the Big Sky Docunentary Film Festival in Montana. ...

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17 Feb Horse to Water

I'm on a plane right now, headed out to The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. A lot of people hate flying. I don't love being stuck on a plane, but I tend to get a lot done while flying - catching up on books or writing. Today I re-read Steve Ozanich's follow-up to "The...

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15 Feb American College of Physicians and Back Pain

Yesterday I was in New York to shoot a quick interview with Dr. Mindy Fullilove, author of "Root Shock." I first met Mindy when I filmed her meeting with Brooklyn community members who were fighting to save their homes in our 2012 documentary Battle for Brooklyn. Mindy's area of study focuses on the long-term health effects on people displaced...

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