Book Review: Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon

In a previous article, I introduced the concept and value of our evoling brain as being neuroplastic and as a refresher, neuroplasticity simply means our brain has the ability to adapt and change. Essentially, the brain is a muscle where you either 1) train to enhance it, or 2) waste it and lose it. This…

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Book Review: The Upside of Stress

The first time I heard of Kelly McGonigal was her TedTalk on how to make stress your friend published in 2013 and then around September of last year, I was recommended her 2015 publication, the Upside of Stress. Where McGonigal reveals an important truth based on science: True excellence is only achieved under great adversity.…

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Great Women of Medicine

A role model, or someone to look up to, positively contributes towards our self-improvement. A role model influences our actions and motivates us to uncover our truest potentials and push us towards overcoming our weaknesses. Their achievements, advice or history can challenge us and help to keep us on track with our own goals and…

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Research outcome, output and results

When reading and evaluating scientific journal articles, it is very common you will come across the terms “outcome, output and result” and although they may seem similar, these terms in science have distinct meanings. As nouns, the difference between outcome and result is that: Outcome is intended or unintended information, event, object, product, or state…

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Finding and interpreting scientific information

My health science degree is heavily research-based which means that I am constantly searching for recently published peer-reviewed journal articles then evaluating its data, analysing and collating its information followed by succinctly reporting my findings. In order to excel in researching for health science, nutrition or science-related degree, I cannot stress enough how important it…

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Free Student Resources

An education can get expensive but here are some free websites and programs for students in high school, university or life to help improve your learning process and get organized! Study Buddy Programs Anki Flashcards A desktop version is available as it is power-packed with customizable features. Quizlet Enjoy making simple learning tools like flashcards,…

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Three skills to increase productivity

Why wait for the new year when it’s a new month! It’s time to set goals, make plans and achieve them! Here are three skills that you can acquire this month to make your daily life better and more efficient. Touch typing I was introduced to this in the 3rd grade and I never realized…

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Medical Movie Mayham

If you are like me and deeply enjoy medical movies or television shows, then I have a few titles to recommend to you to help keep you inspired on your healthcare path. Movies The German Doctor (2013) Josef Mengele is in exile in Argentina in 1960, living under a new identity and follows a family…

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