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Ilyana is now at work on her two next books, which explore the subject of dating and relationships as well as a children’s book. Look for those in 2021! As part of her writing, she blogs to collect feedback and ideas from readers across the country. Please join others who have already submitted their thoughts and leave comments on various topics explored in the journal.

Gene Control

In the January 2, 2017 issue of the New Yorker, Michael Specter authored a piece on the genetic editing project spearheaded by Kevin Esvelt, assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Esvelt, a young s...

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Living With Your Adhd Partner

Post by Anne Farmer – a mother and writer, who has worked in business management and healthcare industries after studying literature. She indulges her love of writing through various freelance work. Anne has written on a wide variety of subjects ...

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From Caution To Creation

Yale University’s mission statement begins this way: “Yale aims to carry out each part of its mission at the highest level of excellence, on par with the best institutions in the world.” Mission statements of other universities reflect the same...

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Cold Hearts Or Broken Brains?

In one scene played by Sigourney Weaver in the horror classic Aliens, director James Cameron sets up a dialogue between the heroine and a little girl discussing monsters. The little girl states that her mother had told her long ago that there were n...

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Influence Of Culture On Brain-Based Conditions

If we didn’t have culture, we would be either dead or very seriously socially free. Humans are designed to live as cultural animals. Our brains are adapted to learning: whether it involves reacting to stimuli, evaluating options or paving the w...

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Empathy In Clinical Health Care

A forty-five-year-old Hispanic gentleman became well known to the health system after presenting frequently with shortness of breath and abdominal pain. His primary care physician ordered multiple laboratory tests and radiologic scans which were unr...

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Parenting A Child With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Can be overwhelming. Parents frequently experience flashes of anger, exhaustion, grief, frustration, and fatigue. Many spend an inordinate amount of time blaming themselves for their child’s problems. It is a waste of time and energy. Attention...

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What To Do When You Are Depressed

Depression is a selfish beast.  Instead of having you focus externally on your family, friends, job, pets, interests, plans and dreams — it forces the focus within.  You isolate, shut out the world and focus on you.  This is especially true in ...

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