Recommend Reading Discussing Information Asymmetry

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When I came across the question Canadian digital strategist, Meghan Hellstern, wrote on her blog, (At least) three sentences, (at least) three days a week,  Information Asymmetry The hallmark of the Internet age is the essential end of information asymmetry on a massive scale. This manifests itself most obviously in micro-interactions but most intensely at […]

Mental Illness From Deaf to Hearing Ears Explaining Their Struggle

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Everyone talks to themselves in their head. It’s logical to assume a deaf person would do the same. Maybe they sign in their heads; I don’t know, but say you were deaf and attempting to communicate to your doctor that you were starting to hear voices in your head that weren’t yours, or whatever the case may be—what would that look like? What would it be like to have a mental illness, to be deaf, and get help?

The United States of Bipolar and Dissociative Identity Disorders

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The United States of Tara was Showtime show about a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D) — formerly known as multiple personality’s disorder. Maybe it had something to do with the visual depictions of how quickly altered states can come to the surface, but personally every time I watched an episode I couldn’t […]

Is Employment Nervousness Giving People Asthma?

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Shortness of breath, chest tightness, inflamed and narrowed airways, wheezing, coughing, the illness that makes breathing feel about as comfortable as breathing through a straw is for any extended length of time. In the same way that asthma is a struggle to live with; it is a struggle for doctors to understand even though the […]

“What Did We Do Before Yelp?”

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I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation a couple across from me was having on the metro today. “What did we do before Yelp??” The woman giggled as they both scoured recommendations for where to eat. I thought, “ Obviously you starved.” When I think about Yelp or any of the many, many, opportunities […]

Even Doctors Think Cursing is Good For You Sometimes

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Can you imagine if you went to your doctor in terrible pain, and their solution was that you just need to curse it out? Maybe it’s an instinct we already have within for short term pain relief. It certainly is something we all sort of figure out how to do. No one invented cursing, or […]