About kindness III – the benefits of kindness by Dr.Ewelina Swierad

“I believe that in the end it is kindness and generous accommodation that are the catalysts for real change”_Nelson Mandela Why is beneficial for us to be kind? As it turns out being kind enhances our own wellbeing and life satisfaction. Everyone is better off living in an altruistic and compassionate world. Dutch sociologist Ruut Read more about About kindness III – the benefits of kindness by Dr.Ewelina Swierad[…]

About kindness II – ways to being a kinder person

“Spread positivity; don’t matter how big, or how small”_Beyonce ABOUT ALTRUISM AND KINDNESS II   What can we do to become a kinder person, just like Yenny (whom I have written about in my last post)? Here are some suggestions from Peter Singer, a moral philosopher. 1. When you consider volunteering at different organizations, engage in activities Read more about About kindness II – ways to being a kinder person[…]

How the Next Generation of Physicians Are Learning How to Influence Urban Design

Like many Americans, Dr. Bon Ku, grew up without health insurance and lived life hoping not to get sick or injured. It was because of this experience,  that Dr. Ku decided to go into emergency medicine, with the goal of developing a more city-focused view of medicinal practice. As a practitioner, Dr. Ku saw the Read more about How the Next Generation of Physicians Are Learning How to Influence Urban Design[…]

Using Yelp Reviews to Identify Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in NYC

Epidemiologists at the New York City Health Department and Columbia University have developed a computer system that detects food-borne illness and outbreaks in NYC area restaurants based on keywords in Yelp reviews, 311 and reports from healthcare providers. The Health Department has identified and investigated approximately 28,000 complaints of suspected food-borne illness overall since 2012. Read more about Using Yelp Reviews to Identify Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in NYC[…]

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