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Placebo – the power of belief In pharmacological research, every test that is done on a group of individuals must also have a “control group.” Instead of getting the real test drug, they get a placebo—an inert drug. It’s simply a substance that resembles the actual drug in appearance, but is nothing more than water …
Standing out from the crowd Let’s face it; we live in a world of “mass.” Mass marketing, mass communication, massive options, massive competition… everywhere we turn there’s a massive host of alternatives. But somehow, every so often, a leader emerges. It’s someone who somehow figured out a way to do whatever it was remarkably better …
Don’t stare in your rear-view mirror Back when I was learning to drive, I had this really obnoxious drivers ed instructor who would reach his hand out the open window and smack the roof of the car, sending you into severe shock and making you slam on the brakes. Then he’d lecture you about not …
Entropy – the most persistent of adversaries Entropy. It’s a concept that describes the natural deterioration of order. It’s a process of degeneration that begins almost instantly, in almost everything. Buy something new and almost instantly it begins to show signs of being used (at least if you live in my house, with six kids). …
It is Not the Critic Who Counts My father had a quote by Theodore Roosevelt framed and hanging on his office wall. I memorized it early and reflect upon it often. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds …