I recently came across a very interesting interview on the EconTalk website. The interviewee was the sports journalist David Epstein, and the topic of discussion was Epstein's recent book, The Sports Gene. This book - an exploration of the nature and nurture of sporting achievement - has been flying off the shelves over the last few months. In fact, a copy recently flew into the hands of President Barack Obama, who bought it for someone as a Christmas present. Obama's tacit endorsement of the book and its subject matter is noteworthy. You see, The Sports Gene is somewhat controversial. It's controversial because it deals with sex differences and racial/ethnic differences in elite sports performance, and because it doesn't attribute these differences entirely to nurture. Nature, says Epstein, plays an important role as well. I have to say I'm not a big fan of the book's title. There's no single gene for prowess in sports, and genes aren't all that matters. But … [Read more...] about Is There a Gene for Winning Gold Medals?
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MILFORD, CT — The Milford Board of Aldermen voted 7 to 4 along party lines to approve changing the amount for some permitting fees in the city. Some fees were increased while some decreased and some even eliminated. During the December meeting, Mayor Ben Blake thanked the Board for their consideration of the ordinance. He stated this ordinance was presented by the Joseph Griffith, DPLU Director who was present to answer questions. Blake stated that the permitting fees have not been adjusted since 2002 and it is appropriate for the fees to be reviewed periodically. Blake stated that he is proud of the changes in the Building Department which previously had a bad reputation. He stated that Griffith has done a great job on turning that around and the Milford is now recognized as one of the best places to build. Blake further stated that the past 18 years were reviewed and as well as fees from surroundingAlderman Sutton stated he reviewed the material provided and it appears that … [Read more...] about Some Permit Fees In Milford Increasing
Detecting negative qualities is more valuable "Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it's quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid."—Rita Rudner The greater power of negative events over positive ones, also known as “the negative bias,” is found in all major realms of life, including close relationships. Negative emotions, bad parents, and bad feedback have more impact than good ones, and bad information is processed more thoroughly than good. Accordingly, we are more motivated to avoid bad events than to pursue good ones (Baumeister et al., 2001). Detecting negative events has greater evolutionary value, since failing to do so is more significant than failing to notice positive events: In the first case, we may be killed, while in the second case we may merely miss an opportunity to improve our situation. Accordingly, negative emotions are more differentiated than positive emotions—we have more words to … [Read more...] about How We Choose Romantic Partners, and How We Can Do It Better
The new code also opens up more of the modules to over-the-air updates in the future. The rumors are true, and Jaguar I-Pace owners can soon visit their local dealer for a free update to boost the electric vehicle's range. The improved software can add up to 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the crossover range. Gallery: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace 64 Photos Jaguar says that the tweaks include optimizations to the battery management, thermal systems, and all-wheel drive torque improvements. The regenerative braking also harvests more energy at low speeds, and the range calculation on the instrument panel is more accurate than before. In an example of race cars improving road-going models, the company says that technical knowhow from the I-Pace eTrophy series is the major contributor to making these upgrades. Save Thousands On A New Jaguar I-PACE MSRP $ 70,495 MSRP $ 70,495 Save on average over $3,400 off MSRP* with Motor1.com Car Buying Service SEE PRICING … [Read more...] about Jaguar I-Pace Gets 12 More Miles Of Range From New Software Update
Karen Angavu (name changed), 40, hailing from Nairobi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. The treatment required her to undergo mastectomy - a surgery to remove the entire breast. Angavu was deeply shaken.Angavu's doctor advised her to go to India for surgery under the Kenyan government’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). The NHIF covers up to a maximum of 5,00,000 Kenyan Shillings (or Rs 3.5 lakh) for individuals seeking treatment abroad.A patient is referred abroad for treatment by the Kenyan government if there is evidence that the hospitals in Kenya lack the infrastructure for treatment of the disease and treatment cost is comparatively affordable.Close Once the referral is approved, Magnus Medi, the Mumbai-based medical value travel company takes over. Magnus Medi's office in Nairobi assists the patient in choosing the hospital, arranging visas, tickets and accommodation. It also facilitates medical appointments and supports patients during surgery, while also … [Read more...] about Medical tourists help Indian hospitals beat slump in domestic market