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It’s a well known complaint of parents the world-over these days: Kids spend too much time on screens and devices, and not enough time engaged with the active creativity of their own minds. The evil entity called “Technology” has been largely blamed for this phenomenon. Is it possible for Technology to be the answer to this problem rather than the culprit?

The answer may lie in an innovative new app for 8–12 year olds, being developed by entrepreneurs Graig Peterson and Darwin Johnson, called Story Squad. In this “gamefied” creative writing and illustration app, users begin the weekly cycle of…

Were the largest of the PPP loans granted fairly?

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Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash

The Paycheck Protection Program was initiated in April 2020. Administered by the Small Business Association (SBA), these forgivable loans were meant to relieve small businesses in America some of the potentially devastating strain imparted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress appropriated $649 billion for this program, and over 500 million loans were granted, at an average amount of $111,000.

As you can imagine, this program was enormously popular and there was an immediate feeding frenzy to snap up these loans as soon as the program opened. After all, businesses…

“Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

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Photo by Claudia Mañas on Unsplash

How Can Our Daily Habits Influence Sleep and Fatigue Levels?

Sleep is one of the most important yet most neglected areas of individual health and personal care.

In 1910 the average American slept 9 hours per night, whereas a Gallup poll showed that number declining to 7.9 in 1942 and to 6.8 hours per night by 2013. This is all while recent research is showing a link between poor or insufficient sleep and nearly every chronic disease that plagues us — heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.

Despite advancements in living standards in…

Debbie Cohen

I am in pursuit of better human health, quality of life, longevity and "health-span," through data driven learning.

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