Maybe you don need to change the way you think, and if that the case, good for you. And I not being sarcastic, that awesome. My husband is that way and I really admire that. But there’s a big difference between “knowing” your risk and believing it, says University of Michigan psychologist Angela Fagerlin. When she and colleagues had 690 women check their personal risk of getting breast cancer in the next 10 years, using an online tool developed by the National Cancer Institute, roughly one in five women said she didn’t believe the results. The study appears in the August issue of the journal Patient Education and Counseling..
Online risk calculators are all the rage these days among public health groups trying to get us to change our unhealthful ways. The World Health Organization developed an online tool that lets you estimate your personal risk of cracking a hip in the next 10 years, for example. You just plug in data about yourself, your lifestyle, and your family medical history.
But it’s not just selling Chromecast. That’s just the front end, like Google Glass is the front end that you get to use. Google is more interested in knowing your viewing habits and how they can turn those insights into better ads for their advertisers as well as continue to shape the future of TV..
Brussels Wednesday, Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said the euro zone economy would stall to a near halt in 2013 as the region’s debt crisis hits Germany. The euro zone economy will expand 0.1% in 2013, down from a May projection of 1%, the commission said. In Greece on Wednesday, the coalition government of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is looking for parliamentary approval of austerity measures needed for the nation to get its next round of rescue funds..
All chaos, crises, bank collapses, crazy corruption, and crony capitalism came from this disaster. And this, we eventually came to learn, was no minority view but the sentiment of a majority rarely represented in Western portraits of the new Russia.It was also the groundwork laid for what Putin’s deputy campaign manager called Project Putin, an ambitious effort to reshape Russian politics starting with the election of an unknown secret police chief.6 The goal was consolidating power back in the Kremlin, where Putin and his advisers firmly believed it belonged by virtue of centuries of Russian history. To do so, Putin would, over the coming years, methodically go after all possible sources of alternative views, from independent media and fiefdom seeking governors to national legislators and even the very same oligarchic tycoons who had helped orchestrate his rise to power.