Okay so my idea for a daily randomness of linkage didn’t really pan out. But some random health care and non-health care goodies:
- Mythbusting Canadian Health Care, Parts One and Two. Brings up a number of good points I hadn’t considered before–doctors that spend less time with billing and financial headaches have more time to read and keep up with their specialty.
- My Favorite Liar: Blogger recounts a trick an Econ professor would use to keep his students’ attention during lecture. Brilliant. One of my best lecturers I’ve ever had was Dr. Gil Chu, who taught our Molecular Bio course. His trick was incredibly effective: 10 questions had to be asked during class before we were allowed to leave, and he kept a tally on the board. It fostered a classroom where the assumption was that the material was hard, that we were moving fast, and that he probably wouldn’t explain everything perfectly the first time. And because students felt comfortable asking questions–you were contributing to the class being able to leave on time–people also asked things they were curious about. We were thinking!
- Why Meth Is A Horrible, Horrible Drug. (Probably not safe for work.) A terribly sad video of a young woman, turned psychotic by the drug, from the A&E show “Intervention.” If you ever hear of a person running naked through the streets… they’re probably on meth.
- A quarter of teens thought Columbus sailed the ocean blue… sometime after 1750. Lord, they can’t even remember a freakin’ mnemonic anymore.
- Finally: children with accents are the most adorable thing ever: