let’s just take a moment to appreciate the aesthetic brilliance of this film
oh just so everyone knows: if you’re like me and you get anxiety whenever you see someone vagueblogging because you think it’s about you even though you never did anything remotely similar to what’s being talked about, it is always okay to pop into my askbox and ask if i’m talking about you, and i’ll say “no” and i won’t be annoyed or anything no matter how often this happens.
As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.
As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
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Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:
- She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
- Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
- She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
- Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)
hello yes is this the police? could you call the fire brigade for me? it’s just that i’ve been on a few dates with one of the fire fighters at the local precinct and i don’t want to seem like i’m coming on too strong. we went out to dinner just last night and i think it might be a little early to call, you know? yes. yes my house is on fire in fact
Muslim leaders from across the globe paid tribute Holocaust victims this week during a visit to Auschwitz, the former Nazi concentration camp, where they prayed at the Wall of Death for those who were killed by genocide and suffered under violent anti-Semitism.
The imams, who hailed from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bosnia, Palestine, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey and the United States, performed Islamic prayers while facing Mecca as part of a Holocaust awareness visit organized in part by the International Religious Freedom office of the U.S. State Department.
"What can you say? You’re speechless. What you have seen is beyond human imagination," Imam Mohamed Magid, President of the U.S.-based Islamic Society of North America, told Agence France-Presse.
"Whether in Europe today or in the Muslim world, my call to humanity: End racism for God’s sake, end anti-Semitism for God’s sake, end Islamophobia for God’s sake, end sexism for God’s sake… Enough is enough," said Magid, who leads the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Northern Virginia.
(via The Huffington Post.)
foods dangerous to dogs:
- raw bread dough
- grapes and raisins
- onions and garlic
- macadamia nuts
- raw salmon
- xylitol (artificial sweeteners)
if you have a dog please reblog this
A simple, beautiful way to track your chronic illness.
HOLY FUCK SPOONIES LOOK AT THIS
29 DAYS LEFT LETS FUND THIS!
Flaredown is a web site and mobile app that lets your track your chronic illness and figure out triggers so you can reduce your flares before they ever begin.
It’s a spoonie-centric approach to figuring out what works. You can track your illness, and bring your data into your doctor. You can talk with other spoonies who have your condition and see what works for them. You can talk about drugs and see if the side effects are worth the benefits of medication.
it’s banding together in spite of illnesses that seek to isolate us.
it’s bringing light to symptoms that are not understood by doctors.
nah I think we should really stop glorifying cigarettes
"you should have went during lunch"
Fun fact. Two of John Tyler’s grandchildren are still alive and one of them actually lives on his plantation where Tyler owned slaves. In fact, that plantation is how they make money today. They do guided tours and try to uphold the legacy of their cretin grandfather. Tyler owned slaves all his life. He inherited slaves from his father, and then went on to own 40 slaves himself on the plantation. So there ya go, this family is still eating and living large over slavery profits. They became obscenely wealthy because of it.
I posted about this evil bastard and his 2 surviving grandchildren here.
do not falter
why r fire extinguishers in glass cases that u have to smash?? its like u know what this fire needs?? more danger
Damn I use to watch this every morning