From a palliative care nurse who spent the last 3-12 weeks of her patients lives: “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again.”


What were the most common five?

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

How ’bout you? Any regrets?

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Promising New treatment For Flesh-Eating Disease?

Flesh-eating disease (necrotizing fasciitis) is caused by a bacterial infection and rapidly destroys the body’s soft tissue. (Believe me, you don’t want to see any images for this post.)

It is typically treated with antibiotics and surgical removal of the infected areas of the body. Though rare, it can be fatal in up to 70 percent of patients, and the survivors are often left with devastating handicaps due to amputations.

A new treatment containing a common chemical disinfectant, hypochlorous acid, is showing promising early results.
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Exploring the relationship between art and science though origami, a wonderful documentary:
Between The Folds dragon
“BETWEEN THE FOLDS chronicles 10 stories of several fine artists and theoretical scientists that are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Featuring interviews with and insights into the practice of these intrepid paper folders.
Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science.

A few highlights:
18:00 on – mega folds
18:30 dragon
24:00 minimalist
29:15 – 35:00 action origami by Chris Palmer of Chicago
30:44  spinning top – incredible
35:00 – 36:00  Anarchist Folding by Le Crimp

THOSE BANKSTERS AGAIN – $415 billion and counting

Bloomberg Businessweek has some nifty graphics on the litigation against those pesky banks. Turns out that settlements so far (to Nov 7) are $415 BILLION, with lots more on the way.


“Banks have been accused of improper foreclosure practices, selling bonds backed by shoddy mortgages, and misleading investors about the quality of the loans.” More here: