Redesigning medical school Kaiser Permanente’s medical school makeover isn’t just about technology, though that is a piece of how it intends to teach medicine differently. The school is attempting to reinvent medical school from top to bottom. It will eschew lecture-style classes in favor of small groups. There will be a nutrition kitchen where students will learn to cook meals for themselves and how to share healthy recipes with patients. Students will also be taught to consider mental health as well as physical. The program integrates biomedical science (physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry) with diagnosis and treatment. … [Read more...] about Kaiser Permanente is redesigning medical school, starting with the cadaver
Tracking big categories of content, however, is still not that helpful. My one hour of Facebook, for example, could be spent on self-expression and social comparison; yours could be filled with news, shopping, classes, games, and videos. Further, our research finds that people now switch between content on their smartphones and laptops every 10 to 20 seconds on average. Many people average several hundred different smartphone sessions per day. The fast cadence certainly influences how people converse with each other and how engaged we are with information. And each bit of content is surrounded by other kinds of material. News read on Facebook sandwiches political content between social relationships, each one changing the interpretation of the other. … [Read more...] about Research shows that screen time isn’t bad for you, but something else may be
Schewel hopes this ranking can move the conversation away from certain cities that are always lauded as “green” for having a dense downtown, even though the metro area as a whole is very sprawled out. This is the first of what will be an annual ranking, and she expects to see changes as it grows, not just in how the metro areas rank with one another but in what they are ranked on, as well. “Soon electric vehicles, we hope, will be prevalent enough to matter, so we could look at EV ownership as a way to mitigate those VMTs,” she says. “Not only will the rankings change as cities make different investments, but as we continue to complexify and discuss the definition of ‘what is transportation sustainability,’ this will grow as well.” … [Read more...] about Which U.S. cities’ transportation networks are doing the best for the climate?
Unlike some of its contemporaries, Holacracy doesn’t advocate for a flat organization. Holacracy organizes work (and people) around circles within circles within circles. People within those circles have “roles” that give certain team members complete control over their domains. Someone at Medium, for example, is in charge of fonts and makes all font-related decisions. Contrary to headlines (including one on this website), Medium still has managers, because each circle has a leader. But unlike a traditional manager, not all decisions have to go through that one person, and that person can change–the structure of a Holacracy is very fluid. That’s why people don’t have titles, they have roles that often do change. The main objective is to distribute authority throughout an organization. Fewer decisions bottleneck through a boss, meaning faster decision making and in theory faster innovation. All of that makes Holacracy particularly appealing to … [Read more...] about Holawhat? Meet The Alt-Management System Invented By A Programmer And Used By Zappos
Indeed, altering the sound of gunfire could make it harder for gunshot-detection systems, which is why Giffords Law Center vigorously fought the NRA when it came to deregulating silencers. Today, silencers are regulated like machine guns and rarely used in crimes. They are legal under federal law if registered with the ATF; states decide if silencers are legal or not in their jurisdictions, with some localities also having their own regulations. On a national level, Chipman says silencer laws are a patchwork that generally allows them to be registered with the ATF if not in conflict with existing state or local laws. The Virginia Beach shooter is a reminder that when used, silencers are deadly, says Chipman. … [Read more...] about How gun-detection technology promises to help prevent mass shootings