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As we may understand — Medium “However, in applying some of the (nicer!) ideas in practice, particularly towards influencing more sustainable behaviour at work and at home, around issues such as office occupancy and food choices, as well as energy use, it became clear that the models of people inherent in many kinds of ‘intervention’ […]

Reflections after the first cadaver lab

“To help other people overcome their injuries.” This mantra was accompanied by flushed faces, hidden trembling hands, and nervous chuckles as the majority of my peers told the class why they decided to pursue physical therapy as a career. Soon thereafter, this adage was lost as we dived into our studies, learning every bone, muscle, […]

How to make a new professional connection by blogging

An incredible thing just happened: I got an email from my WordPress system telling me it just got a notification from someone else’s blogging system that someone has linked to a post on this blog! Called a Track Back, these kinds of messages used to happen all the time. Now they are so noisy and [...]

Obama’s Net Neutrality Proposal creates a Tax on Internet Use

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s net neutrality plans will lead to a tax, which the American consumer will inevitably pay, said a member of the Federal Communications Commission. Federal Communications Commission member Mike O’Reilly voiced his concerns at an event this past week. Fox News reported the official’s remarks, and who is an appointed member and Republican […]

AusHealthIT Poll Number 245 – Results – 23th November, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe There Is Enough Evidence Of Benefit To Support Continuing Investment By Government In The PCEHR?For Sure 4% (6) Probably 6% (10) Neutral 9% (15) Probably Not 38% (60) Definitely Not 42%...Show More Summary

MakerNurse: Fabricating solutions to challenges on the front lines of care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports MakerNurse, a community that aims to better understand what drives nurses to innovate and bring nurse making to the forefront of health care. See what they are up to. MakerNurse is collecting stories from inventive nurses across the nation to better understand what drives them to innovate and how best […]

35 years – respect the learners’ time

Students, residents and attending physicians will all agree that in medicine time has great value. Our daily activities depend on having adequate time. Students and residents have work that must be done for good patient care. Since my days as a student, I quickly understood how valuable time management was. As an attending physician I […]

35 years – thoughts on feedback

Attending physicians owe their learners growth. Our responsibilities to the learners include feedback. But it has taken me many years to really understand what feedback is, and how to give it. An important educational concept is that we should consider formative processes rather than summative processes. Too many attending physicians think of feedback only as […]

Indonesia’s president makes a point about travel classes

How worried must (or mustn’t) Qantas and Virgin Australia be on news that the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, flew economy class between Jakarta and Singapore on Friday? If the head of the rapidly emerging economic power to our immediate north is happy to rock up to the Y class queue at the Garuda check-in [...]

50 Years of AWRA: OWAGs Galore, History, and Other Great Stuff

13 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

AWRA is celebrating its 50th aniversary this year and a gaggle (17) of past presidents gathered for a photo at its recent annual conference. Three more - Richard Tucker (1980), Gerry Galloway (2007), and David DeWalle (2006) were present but are not in the photo. The ones in the photo...

This Week In Techdirt History: November 16th - 22nd

13 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago A few weeks ago, we noted the anniversary of Peter Mandelson's dinner with David Geffen and subsequent plans to crack down on filesharing in the UK. This week, people began hearing murmers about the second part of his plan: an attempt to let the government route around procedure and change copyright law at will. Show More Summary

Christopher Walken On Playing Captain Hook In ‘Peter Pan Live!’: “It’s Intimidating”

NBC dropped a making-of featurette for their upcoming December 4 musical juggernaut, Peter Pan Live! and for any Christopher Walken fan out there who gets giddy whenever the serious actor hams up and breaks out in song, this is for you. Show More Summary

Graham Norton on Tom Cruise, ‘Bad Boyfriend’ and More

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Polly Vernon‘s profile of Graham Norton for the New Zealand Herald is unlikely to leave a single reader “banjaxed.” As opposed to Norton himself, to whom Vernon at one point applies that descriptive to convey the talk show host’s reaction...Show More Summary

Competition / NYC Sky Condo - New York Farm Tower / AWR - Architecture Workshop in Rome

The High Line didn’t appear out of thin air, but thin air played a role in its development. For decades, the High Line had been seen as an ugly obstacle to neighborhood redevelopment. Comprehensive rezoning of the area and provisions to allow the transfer of development rights turned the structure into an asset. Show More Summary

Competition / 2014 CHICAGO PRIZE: The Barack Obama Presidential Library Design Competition / Chicago Architectural Club

The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) announces the 2014 Chicago Prize Competition on The Barack Obama Presidential Library. In partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) a call for entries for the Chicago Prize Competition is taking place as of November 15th, 2015 with the announcement of the winning entries on February 3rd, 2015. Show More Summary

Competition / [DAKAR] Temporary Cinema / [AC-CA]

INTRODUCTION Dakar is the capital and largest city in Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the western most city on the African mainland. Cinematography is the art or science of motion picture photography. Show More Summary

Medicaid is Obamacare’s sleeping giant

To me, Medicaid is Obamacare’s sleeping giant — the enabler of federal power and control over the health system. It is a far more powerful enabler than health exchanges, which have gotten most of the publicity. It surpasses the number of uninsured and underinsured that the exchanges have enrolled. Continue reading... Your patients are […]

Competition / 2015 Tile of Spain: Passport to Creativity / Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain is currently seeking architects and interior designers to participate in a free, CEU architectural excursion from February 7-14, 2015. Winners will earn 4 CEU credits for participating. We will explore architectural sites and Spanish culture. Show More Summary

Competition / Top Knobs Challenge / Top Knobs

Top Knobs challenges you to create the next innovative hardware design. Make a hand or digital drawing of your original idea for a kitchen cabinet knob, pull, etc. and upload it along with a short description below. The winning prize is $1,000. Show More Summary

Competition / Detroit Station for the Arts / ARCHmedium

SUMMARY Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan and was one of the most powerful industrial centres in the country. Hosting Ford, Chrysler and General Motors headquarters, the city had a huge metropolitan area which attracted workers who stablished there on the rise of industrialization. Show More Summary

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