Book Review: Born on a Blue Day

If you’ve seen Rain Man, you’re familiar with the extremely rare Savant Syndrome, which affects a small portion of those with Asperger’s, on the autistic spectrum.  Daniel Tammet is the real deal.  In this memoir, he describes what was going through his mind as a child while he struggled with the anxiety of social interaction.  He also describes…

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Monday Reads

Thanks to a trait called hypercriticism, we perceive negative statements as more intelligent. That’s why, sadly, all your bitter Facebook status posts go more viral than your peppy ones. My high school experience was not full of cliques. It was more like a bunch of people who all got along and then a few “alties”…

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Monday Reads

The majority of people do not negotiate for a better salary.  When you think you’re worth more than the offer, here are the 5 things that will get you the better deal. With Ebola research being fast tracked, why do we still not have an HIV vaccine? What’s in the mind of a school shooter?…

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Monday Reads

Research shows that transgender children who take hormones to delay the onset of puberty (which would further transition them into the sex they do not wish to be) are more likely to be happy adults when they eventually undergo gender reassignment. Two weekends ago, a ton of New Yorkers participated in the People’s Climate March.…

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Monday Reads

I used to get so so many bug bites when I was little.  My Mom said it was because I’m “just so sweet.”  I believed it for a while but in the end recognize that moms just love spewing that kind of B.S.  Here’s the real reason(s) mosquitos like some of us more than others.…

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Monday Reads

First Google Glass and now smart contact lenses.  Google and Novartis are joining forces to develop contacts that measure glucose levels and provide real-time updates to an app for people with diabetes.  Apparently there’s data in your tears that can be transmitted to your smartphone.  It’s like we’re living with the Jetsons. Music sets the…

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