This is the best post on the internet.
As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.
As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
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Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:
- She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
- Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
- She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
- Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)
MISSING: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County
WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) — Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.
Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.
Williams is described as a black male, 4’8” tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.
Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Williams is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigative Division at 240-773-5300, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.
Boost like shit I live in moco tf
"Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable."-
Setting boundaries/self preservation <3
"I don’t want to talk about this with you," is a surefire way to cause aneurysms too.
I’ve broken this out a couple times and each time the person has refused to stop talking about it. They talk at me until i respond.
Do you ever ‘wtf white people’ even though you are a white people.
Denmark - Faroe Islands.The sea is stained in red and in the meanwhile it’s not because of the climate effects of nature. It’s because of the cruelty that the human beings (civilised human) kill hundreds of pilot whales.
This happens every year.
Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty or supporting as a spectator. Is it necessary to mention that the pilot whales are also highly social, and studies suggest that both males and females remain in their mothers’ pods, an unusual trait among mammals.
They don’t die instantly,they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hooks, and at that time the dolphins produce a grim cry like that of a new born child.
non vegan: uhm yeah I'll have the fried chicken ovulations, some minced pig encased in skin & a glass of cow breast milk on the side please
non vegan: vegan food is so gross