The history behind infectious diseases is terrifying. Vaccines were created out of necessity; people were dying in mass quantities. In fact, it was the number one killer of humans. The first successful vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner and used cowpox to create immunity to smallpox. The prospect of eradicating viruses was groundbreaking at the time and as the scientific community continued to … Continue reading Vaccinations Are a Big Deal
There is a shortage of organs being donated. According the the U.S. Department of Health and Services, 20 people die each day waiting for transplants. In 2017 over 100,000 people were in the national waiting list and only 34,000 surgeries were performed. In today’s video, a baby’s eye sight is restored after being born blind. She received an eye transplant from a donor. It is … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Help Others With Organ Donation
The World Wide Web is turning out to be a angry place. The rise of the internet has birthed something inside people. Comment threads on social media highlight the darkest and contentious thoughts that people have. While in the past, they would just remain thoughts; people seem to be spouting their dislike everywhere. Jobs have been lost and harassment has ensued over things said on … Continue reading The Civility of Internet Interaction is Waning
Retailers and restaurants across the country are jumping on the bandwagon—the automation bandwagon. Chances are, you may have noticed an influx of self check-outs that are easily outfitted to complete your transaction. It seems to be the permanent direction of the future and it is nothing new. Automation launched the textile and other industries into mass production during the Industrial Revolution. Some of the most … Continue reading The Future of Jobs is Nothing New
Lauren Simmons is surpassing expectations at just 23 years old. She is currently the only female floor broker at the New York Stock Exchange. In today’s video she talks about her journey and the empowerment she feels by accomplishing this goal. She is an inspiration to girls looking to find their place in STEM fields. Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Women in Finance
Advertisements are everywhere—on tv, in movies and in print. Companies have found new ways to market their products using technology. Mostly to their benefit and not the consumers. Photoshop showed society that too much of a good thing definitely exists. Perfection gleamed across pages and screens so much so, that magazines had to admit that their models were heavily airbrushed. Although, some of these ads … Continue reading Internalizing Ads Obliterates Self Esteem
People in Istanbul, Turkey, surprise one of its residents with the gift of communication. Muharrem is hearing impaired and relies on sign language to talk with others. In today’s video, the result of human kindness is displayed. The effort is a partnership with Samsung as they have launched a video calling center for those who are hearing impaired. Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Town Learns Sign Language To Surprise Man
How many hours of your life do you spend indoors? For many people it is almost all of it. Today’s video was created by The Velux Group, a company that manufactures skylights. In this video (which reads almost like a commercial) the narrator explains the transitions we have made from nature to an indoor environment. The downsides of living a life within walls include sickness … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Get Outside and Enjoy Nature
Walt Disney was a very successful entrepreneur, animator and film producer. His name might ring a bell. His company has produced very popular animated films and Walt Disney theme parks. Digital technology is the cornerstone of Disney’s success. The animated films produced by Walt Disney Studios are widely known throughout the world and have been reimagined several times as the technology becomes more advanced. In … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: The Advancement of Animation
Nathan Windsor has worked for over a decade doing music therapy for nursing homes. He recently decided to start incorporating virtual reality recapture happy moments. The couple featured in this video are in their 90s and have been married over 60 years. During those years they traveled frequently, harboring souvenirs from their adventures. Due to age and limited mobility, they are no longer able to … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Virtual Reality Helps Couple Relive Past Experiences
Technology is rapidly expanding and becoming more innovative in the name of convenience. Subsequently, we are adapting to this way of life and enjoying the instantaneous results. One piece of equipment can make life so easy, that people are considering injecting themselves with it. The microchip may be the next step in advancements of the future. The microchip is no stranger. We use them every day without a … Continue reading Microchip for Chips
Facebook is the biggest headache of the decade. The social media site has become a staple of daily life. With the amount of users climbing over one billion worldwide, it is safe to say it is wildly popular. Popularity has its drawbacks. Former Facebook founder, Chamath Palihapitiya, isn’t necessarily proud of his achievements at the company. As reported by The Verge, Palihapitiya voices his growing concern with … Continue reading Facebook: For Better or For Worse?
New York City isn’t known to be the place to go when you are looking to give out brownie points for hospitality. Tourists and locals alike will tell you that people who inhabit this city carry a bit of an edge. An edge that seems to be more obnoxious and pushy than most people would come to like. New York has come to terms with … Continue reading Has Society Evolved into New York City?