The world is far from perfect and this social injustice makes living in an imperfect world doubly harder. Simply surviving is not that easy because it is a challenge to even afford food, shelter, and even an education for many people in the world today. And things become even more difficult in the face of disaster when people lose everything that is familiar in their lives – their home, personal belongings, and even personal space where they can relax and feel comfortable. One of the worst things humans can face is a fire accident. They say it’s better for you to be robbed 10 times but not be ravaged by fire not even once because you’ll lose everything important to you in a snap. That’s how disastrous fires can be. The most controversial fire-related incident that happened lately is that of the Grenfell Tower in London. It was just several weeks ago when the 24-floor residential tower was ravaged by fire and eventually displaced several families and killed 79 unfortunate… Read the rest
People are born with autism. And for years now, only palliative management is offered to autistic patients. There is no known treatment for it yet. However, the experts continue their research in finding the best management for autism and help them lead normal lives. And we don’t even have to look far. The legalization of medical cannabis is a hot topic in and out of the Congress. Legislations are being passed or not by various state legislators as to whether or not medical marijuana will be legalized in their respective states. But many already resort to cannabis use under the radar especially to those patients who are desperate for a cure with or without the go signal of their doctors. And now, autistic patients can benefit from it too.
Preventable injuries often lead to death among people with autism, a new study says. They are three times more likely than the general population to die because of injuries, according to the study, published Tuesday in the American Journal of Public… Read the rest
While most homes and industries rely on good old electricity for power, a good number of people are taking initiatives to harness the power of renewable power sources (e.g. the sun, the wind, and the water). While most can be used for free, you may need to shell out some money at first to ensure your home can convert these energy sources into usable power. With the continually rising costs of energy and the fear that fossil fuels will eventually run out, it makes perfect sense to tap into other energy sources like the sun to fuel our electrical needs, whether at home or at work. And solar power is the perfect energy alternative for a city like San Diego that enjoys the sunshine all year round.
Whether measured by ZIP code or a simple count of kilowatts of capacity, the growth of residential solar in San Diego County in recent years has been undeniable as it has been exponential. What remains to be seen is how long the upward… Read the rest
Technology progresses quickly. The hottest computer or smartphone now will be obsolete a few years from now. So, it is not surprising to learn that experts predict the future of quantum computing. Although not yet available for public use, quantum computers are already accessible to a select few for further research and testing. They should also help with data issues. Present-day computers are only but a shadow of what quantum computer can offer mankind. We can finally be free of the many technological limitations that we face each day. Think of artificial intelligence – it is just one of the things you can associate with quantum computing. But is it the only way to go for everyone? How sure are we that our lives will improve and prosper once quantum computing takes over the world?
After decades of research, the first quantum computers are now up and running. The question now is: What do we do with them? IBM and D-Wave are trying to cash in on their expensive… Read the rest
Travel is expensive. It is a given. It is also the first stumbling block everyone should overcome when they decide to go somewhere new – near or far. Money can make or break any of your travel plans, so preparation is the key. Start saving money as early as possible and set aside a travel fund that is strictly for travel only. Make sure your travel plans include the budget for your plane flight, accommodation, food, and pocket money. But of course, it should be a given that you already prepared for the right set of clothing and shoes including pocket-sized toiletries well ahead of time.
The idea of traveling abroad while still in college can be intimidating when thinking about how much money it will cost. Most people believe that it costs an arm and a leg to travel through Europe. They are wrong. If you’re smart about your travels and are willing to “rough it” a little, you can travel on a budget. The price of your travels… Read the rest
Science continues to evolve alongside technology. It has achieved so much over the centuries and the possibilities are still endless. Science allowed mankind to have a clearer understanding of the world we live in, innovate and improve our lives, cure diseases, and come up with futuristic technologies that define what’s in store for all of us years ahead. And it hasn’t been an easy ride or a cheap one either. Most scientific breakthroughs took years of hard work and lots of money before they paid off. Names of famous scientists will forever be etched in science books and in history as the people who pushed innovation even further so that new discoveries can be made. Unfortunately, the field of science has never been free of controversies. From rifts with fellow scientists to controversial treatments, science is just as colorful as its long history. Today, more issues continue to plague the field of science. News of budgets cuts can severely impact scientific programs. Scientists are fed up with the system and… Read the rest
Social media is a universe of its own. Who would’ve thought that so many things can happen in the virtual world known as the World Wide Web? Traveling the world remains to be a dream for many. There are many Americans who have never been out of state, much more out of the country. But there are wanderers who revel in traveling the world and experiencing different cultures and different ideas. While money and time remain to be a problem, those who have strong wanderlust tendencies will find a way to realize their dream of traveling the world one place at a time. Today, you can see travel photos and videos on social media and feel as if you have traveled the world yourself. Global interconnectivity became possible through the web. And the best part, these are the stories and trips of your friends not just of celebrities. The downside is that as more people use social media, there’s a bigger possibility that these photos and videos are fabricated.… Read the rest
Health is something that we are all worried about at some point in our lives. It is even more valuable if you yourself or someone close to you got seriously sick and you realize just how absurdly expensive healthcare is. Medicines come at a hefty price. Medical consultations and doctor fees are beyond preposterous. Even medical services do not come in cheap. What’s even more depressing is that despite all these, the cure on many of today’s diseases eludes us and we end up sicker all the more. With all the progress we are making in the world of technology nowadays, it is easy to get blinded by our developments we tend to forget our sense of mortality. And once death comes knocking at your door, you are taken by surprise at how foolish you felt before and how much you relied on modern science to make you well once more. The thing is, there are lots of underrated treatments that are not within our reach whether for its price… Read the rest
We have seen our fair share of ordinary to outrageous toys over the years. From simple building blocks and chew toys for young kids to more expensive toys for the young and big boys alike like Playstation, Wii, and Xbox, most kids now consider smartphones, iPads, and tablets as their go-to toys to fight off daily boredom. Technology-based toys may be the norm today but the experts recommend active play among young kids for normal growth and development. Today, fidget toys are gaining popularity. They are excellent stress relievers for the chronically stressed and anxious and as a management for children diagnosed with ADHD. We can’t deny that life is more stressful now than it did decades ago. Technology was supposed to make our lives better and easier but it appears to be doing the opposite, albeit many of you will probably deny it. We absolutely adore social media and the Internet but we end up losing more precious time for ourselves to relax and recharge to keep our sanity… Read the rest
The Internet and social media bridge the gap among people of all walks of life all over the world. You can establish friendships with people of different nationalities on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or whatever social media site you frequent. However, wars are still fought and crimes continually rise. So, what does it say about international relations nowadays? When we talk about international relations, we often think of politics and world leaders. But considering how complex and dirty politics have become, conflicts among nations would remain and world peace will remain to be just a dream when conflict is prevalent even in our country. The nation hasn’t been this divided as it is now because of leaders like Donald Trump who continue to plant hate and discrimination in the minds and hearts of the people.
International reactions to the election of Donald Trump have catalyzed a far swifter collapse of the American-led world order than anyone could have imagined. Interactions between great and middle-ranking powers are undergoing rapid evolution.… Read the rest