“Every second a U.S. citizen develops the memory-wasting disease, which now afflicts 5.4 million Americans. And with the world’s population aging rapidly, the neurological disease is expected to boom in the elderly, with the patient population swelling from 21 million in 2010 to 53 million in 2050”.
From: Alzheimer’s drug market starts to shrivel as caseload explodes, By John Carroll, FierceBiotech — Fiercebiotech.com
I knew it!
Which Birth Dates Are Most Common, from Matt Stiles’ The Daily Viz
I guess this means December is the most magical month…
The Corporate class has taken all the profits while the average worker has seen little or no increase in pay. This phenomenon is called capitalism.
No, no they are not…
Instead of talking about whether we should have a health care reform law, we’re talking about how well (or not well) the law is going to work. So let me spoil the surprise for you: It’s not going to work as well as many of us would like, and the initial adjustment may not be easy. The whole enterprise is going to be a work in progress. And that’ll be ok—because it will still do a lot of good and make life better for most people, particularly with the passage of time. — Why Obamacare Is Not a ‘Train Wreck’ (Again) by Jonathan Cohn (via thenewrepublic)
Something funny happens to people who are lonely. The lonelier they get, the less adept they become at navigating social currents. Loneliness grows around them, like mold or fur, a prophylactic that inhibits contact, no matter how badly contact is desired. Loneliness is accretive, extending and perpetuating itself. — Olivia Laing, “Me, Myself, and I.” (via utnereader)
Stanford’s Carol S. Dweck on how the two different mindsets, Fixed and Growth, pave different pathways to success and lead to a deterministic view of the world or a greater sense of free will, respectively. From Taschen’s Information Graphics.
(Source: , via theatlantic)