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In the modern world, violence is inescapable and inevitable. From the Middle East to Venezuela in South America, totalitarian and despotic regimes are coming up across the world and the people are fighting back. In this struggle for relevance, for the right to rule yourself, and for the right to live a free life, millions are putting their lives on the line and millions more...

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Our bodies require 60 per cent of water approximately and it is commonly recommended to drink 8 ounces of water per day. A new study co-authored by Northeastern University professor Charles Hillman revealed that a properly hydrated body has better reaction times. Being hydrated elevates not only your physical performance but also mental performance.   The study was conducted by Charles Hillman with Northeastern doctoral student, Daniel...

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The evolution of medicine has brought with it higher life expectancy and reduced disease susceptibility. Human beings are safer from diseases now more than ever before. The advent of innovative technology in the form of vaccines and fresh research means that the difference in conditions between now and a hundred years ago is itself stark. In fact, around 1919, the Spanish Flu had broken out...

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Antibiotics are unique

The introduction of antibiotics into medicine revolutionised the way infectious diseases were treated. Between 1945 and 1972, average human life expectancy jumped by eight years, with antibiotics used to treat infections that were previously likely to kill patients. Today, antibiotics are one of the most common classes of drugs used in medicine and make possible many of the complex surgeries that have become routine around...

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Health care insurance

Health-care is an important sector in any economy or region. The well-being of everyone is always important. Government regulations have ensured, over time, that all have access to it whenever and wherever required. One simply cannot underestimate the importance of a sound health-care system. In most countries, health-care comes under government supervision, or at least a part of it. Ensuring access by all is one...

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Ourpath helped Piekarski in finding his path

Ourpath helped Alek Piekarski find his path. He got a co-op offer from a financial technology company in Chicago and it felt like his future was set. Yet, something didn’t feel right because he belonged in Europe. While he was in Edinburgh last year for a study abroad stint, he applied to software engineering co-ops in the U.S. and throughout Europe, but London was where...

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Education and gender equality

“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.”  – W. E. B. Du Bois Learning by example may be the best method of understanding life; but how can you learn when there are no examples and people only preach? Women have been provided with the right to education and the constitution acknowledges their equal status with men. News channels, media personnel, daily newspapers,...

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Humanities & digitalisation

Humanities is such a vast field of study. And the amount of research it takes to pile up numerous accounts, facts, and historical theories and statements, oh, it’s nerve-wracking! However, digitalisation has become the solution. Before the arrival of digital tools, scholars lived in the libraries, literally for long, long hours to gather and compile the perfect set of data for writing a research paper....

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College life

Treading the path of college life is stressful. It is God’s honest truth. Balancing the unending pile of assignments, getting good grades, procuring minimum attendance, and finding time for your private and social life is exhausting. Along with this, you have to make sure that your search for internships and good job opportunities don’t get sidetracked between all this commotion. Because, of course, planning for...

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Studying experiences of disability in the US

Sari Altschuler, an assistant professor of English at Northeastern University, uncovers a history of the imagination in medicine in her first book, ‘The Medical Imagination’. She has been awarded a scholarship at Wellesley College’s Newhouse Center for the Humanities. The college will help her fully focus on her second book which will be titled- ‘Able: Disability and the Cultures of Citizenship in the Early United...

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