Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans
“The data involved in the initiative encompasses lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, including patient names and dates of birth….At least 150 Google employees already have access to much of the data on tens of millions of patients, according to a person familiar with the matter and the documents…Some Ascension employees have raised questions about the way the data is being collected and shared, both from a technological and ethical perspective, according to the people familiar with the project. But privacy experts said it appeared to be permissible under federal law.”
9 Drinks That Help You Sleep
“A good night’s rest is often overlooked as an important component of health.
Experts recommend that adults aged 18–60 get at least 7–9 hours of sleep each night.
Too little or too much sleep is associated with an increased risk of depression, diabetes, heart disease, and even death.
But sleeping for at least 7 full hours each night does not always come easy.
Fortunately, a variety of sleep-inducing drinks can help you catch some z’s.
Here are 9 drinks that may improve your sleep naturally.”
I would pay real money for 6 hours of uninterrupted REM sleep.
Dating Deception: When Sex Is On Our Minds, Lying Comes Naturally
“New study reveals what most of us probably already know: People will say just about anything to get laid.”
I started swearing to my god and on my mother’s grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore, that I would love you to the end of time
Your DNA Profile is Private? A Florida Judge Just Said Otherwise
“Last week, however, a Florida detective announced at a police convention that he had obtained a warrant to penetrate GEDmatch and search its full database of nearly one million users. Legal experts said that this appeared to be the first time a judge had approved such a warrant, and that the development could have profound implications for genetic privacy.”
Your hatred of heart-healthy veggies could be genetic
“If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently.”
If my Mom was still alive I would print this out for her!
Mom: “You’re not leaving the table until you clean your plate.”
Me: “But Mom, I’m a super-taster!”