A few good reads: mind and body

Microbiomes Exploring the idea that hospital microbiomes could someday be engineered. And continuing the topic of microbiomes: obesity surgery may work by remaking your gut microbiome.   Modifying your mind via physical stimuli, or modifying your body by stimulating the mind Autism symptom reduction using a drug developed for African sleeping sickness. Increasing social sensitivity in autistic Read more about A few good reads: mind and body[…]

A few good reads: tech and policy

Quantified Self Apple buys Beddit, whose sleep monitoring hardware already has a software integration with the Apple watch. Ars Technica digs into the current state of the art in sleep tracking. A Carnegie Melon project produced a prototype sensor that can inform you about devices in the room without connecting directly with them. 23andMe has received FDA Read more about A few good reads: tech and policy[…]

A few good reads

Psychology A visualization of some good relationship advice. Good relationship advice (some of it for non-romantic relationships too), presented as wedding vows. Good advice on how to care for someone with depression. Some excellent advice on picking a life partner. The value of a smile in networking.   Data and visualization A fabulous list of Read more about A few good reads[…]