ed: this is a must-watch..!
These are simply the books that I want to push into people’s hands – that they might not find elsewhere.
The books you’ll realise that your library was lost without’.
This weekend marks what would have been the 71st birthday of music legend David Bowie – just two days ahead of the first anniversary of his death (10 January).
Known for his innovative approach to music the man – across his five decade career – released a total of 26 records each showcasing his unique style and willingness to evolve with the changing face of music.
Below are a selection of just 15 album tracks we believe are worthy of mentions alongside his most famous singles.
(ed: this is a recommended-read..the best thing i have read on depression – pretty much ever..)
We all know that when you take selfies you take 30 pictures – throw away the 29 where you look bleary-eyed or double-chinned and pick out the best one to be your Tinder profile picture.
It turned out that the drug companies – who fund almost all the research into these drugs – were taking this approach to studying chemical antidepressants.
They would fund huge numbers of studies – throw away all the ones that suggested the drugs had very limited effects and then only release the ones that showed success.
To give one example: in one trial the drug was given to 245 patients but the drug company published the results for only 27 of them.
Those 27 patients happened to be the ones the drug seemed to work for.
Suddenly Professor Kirsch realised that the 70% figure couldn’t be right.
It turns out that between 65 and 80% of people on antidepressants are depressed again within a year.
I had thought that I was freakish for remaining depressed while on these drugs.
In fact Kirsch explained to me in Massachusetts I was totally typical.
These drugs are having a positive effect for some people – but they clearly can’t be the main solution for the majority of us because we’re still depressed even when we take them.
At the moment we offer depressed people a menu with only one option on it.
(ed: i would classify this one as a must-watch..)
What is Life? collects some of the more interesting takes on whether we may be living in a computer simulation.
Elon Musk – Neil DeGrasse Tyson – Max Tegmark – James Gates – Edeline D’Souza – Nick Bostrom – Brian Greene – Richard Dawkins, and Rick and Morty all weigh in.