• The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder
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    The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder

    “How much pain medication are you taking?” That was the very routine question that changed my life. It was July 2015, about two months after I nearly lost my foot in a serious motorcycle accident. So I was back in my orthopedic surgeon’s office for yet another follow-up appointment. I looked at my wife, Sadiye; we did some calculating. “About 115 milligrams oxycodone,” I responded. “Maybe more.” I was nonchalant, having given this information to many doctors many times before, but this time was different. My doctor turned serious and he looked at me and said, “Travis, that’s a lot of opioids. You need to think about getting off the…

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    What is the best diet for humans? | Eran Segal | TEDxRuppin

    Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Leonardo Silva This is me ten years ago. I weighed 40 pounds more than today, and like many people, I wanted to lose weight. Like many people, I wanted to know what is the best diet for humans. Many of us actually have an opinion about this question. Some believe that a low fat, plant-based diet is the best. Others, that a low-carb diet, rich in protein and animal fat, is the best. Others have opinions on how much sugar we should eat, or how much salt, cholesterol, saturated fat, eggs or dairy products we should have in our diet. But the question of what the…

  • How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood  |  Deep Look
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    How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood | Deep Look

    This is the deadliest animal in the world. Mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people each year… the most vulnerable people: children, pregnant women… No other bite kills more humans… or makes more of us sick. So what makes a mosquito’s bite so effective? For starters, they’re motivated. Only females bite us. They need blood to make eggs… And a pool of water for their babies to hatch in. Even a piece of trash can hold enough. At first glance, it looks simple — this mosquito digging her proboscis into us. But the tools she’s using here are sophisticated. First, a protective sheath retracts – see it bending back? If…

  • Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? | Jon Jandai | TEDxDoiSuthep
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    Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? | Jon Jandai | TEDxDoiSuthep

    Translator: Jelena Vukovic Reviewer: Ivana Korom There is one phrase that I have always wanted to say to everyone in my life. That phrase is “Life is easy.” It’s so easy and fun. I never thought like that before. When I was in Bangkok, I felt like life is very hard, very complicated. I was born in a poor village on the Northeastern of Thailand And when I was a kid, everything was fun and easy, but when the TV came, many people came to the village, they said, “You are poor, you need to chase success in your life. You need to go to Bangkok to pursue success in…

  • How To: Bear Crawl
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    How To: Bear Crawl

    What’s going on nation? I’m gonna Demonstrate for you guys how to do a bear crawl now a bear crawl is a really great exercise All you need to do it is your body weight and what it’s going to do is put your coordination Cardio and Muscular endurance to the test you might say this exercise used a lot when creating the various sports such as martial arts wrestling football rugby or even various mud races The most important thing to remember when doing this exercise is that as you’re moving forward You’re reaching with one arm while stepping forward with the opposite leg This is the coordination that…

  • Social Media Star Accused of Anorexia
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    Social Media Star Accused of Anorexia

    I want you to all take a look at these pictures So these photos you’re looking at are from Popular YouTube star eugenia her physical [appearance] has sparked a wildfire of controversy not one But four petitions have gone out there to shut [down] her social media accounts due to what those folks believe is her dangerous Influence that she could be having on those potentially battling eating disorders although Eugenia Herself has never admitted to anorexia or Bulimia The question what we want to really talk about is what role social media can [play] in all this because you’re really talking about two different stories here, which is obviously…

  • Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari
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    Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari

    One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives and not being able to. And I was just a little kid, so I didn’t really understand why, but as I got older, I realized we had drug addiction in my family, including later cocaine addiction. I’d been thinking about it a lot lately, partly because it’s now exactly 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States and Britain, and we then imposed that on the rest of the world. It’s a century since we made this really fateful decision to take addicts and punish them and make them suffer, because we…