Zack Giffin, co-host of FYI network’s “Tiny House Nation“, has added yet another OMG notch in his teeny home tool belt — home energy efficiency using plastics. Yes, plastics! The challenge for Giffin was to create the ultimate mini-mansion using innovative plastics technology that would reduce our environmental footprint. So, he partnered with Plastics Make It Possible to create a 200-square foot beacon of home energy efficiency using advanced building materials derived from plastics. “We have a small planet and we have a finite amount of resources”, said Giffin. “The deck, that’s all recycled building material. It’s got vinyl siding. We’ve got PVC trim. The [...]
Like millions of people around the globe yesterday, I watched the Superbowl. Tackle after tackle, hit after hit, the symphony of crowd roars and field blows swirled harmoniously in my brain. From that chorus came a simple thought – football is painful! How would I feel if I got mowed over by a 300-pound linebacker? What kind of long-term injuries would I have and how would those injuries be treated? In this age of opioids and technology, isn’t there a digital health option that would allow me to live with my pain without fear of drug dependency or overdose? I decided to take a look.
According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, approximately 100 million [...]
According to a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet.
Amazingly, 92 percent of young adults aged 18 to 29 use a smartphone and almost 80 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 use cell phones. Teens are also more likely than adults to access the internet from their mobile phone, noted a recent Pew Research Mobile Fact Sheet. With the frequency of smartphone use may come behavioral addictions especially in young adults. Similar to gambling or video game addiction, smartphone addiction can lead to severe life [...]