Using VR therapy as an analgesic for acute and chronic pain could be the solution to the rising opioid addictions.

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Chronic pain is one of the major reasons people seek medical counsel.

Yet, the available therapies are either ineffective for certain categories of pain or cause unbearable adverse effects.

Virtual reality is emerging as a new, effective therapy to manage both acute and chronic pain naturally.

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation that allows the user to interact with an artificial 3D environment using electronic devices.

VR users are immersed in a 360° experience of the simulated environment. VR is popular with entertainment and gaming.

As science continues to advance, decades of research have sought to establish the efficacy of…

Stop making to-do lists — they’re setting you up for failure.

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Elon Musk is undoubtedly one of the busiest people in the world.

Between running Space X, Tesla, Neuralink, Hyperloop, and The Boring Company, he still has to find time for his four children, hobbies, and fitness.

Musk’s schedule translates to over 90 hours per week. That’s more than double the number of hours an average person works.

Considering how easy it is to experience burnout after a long working period, it’s difficult to imagine how Elon Musk achieves this overwhelming feat.

So, what’s his secret?

In several interviews, he has credited his almost superhuman efficiency to a little known technique…

Spoiler: We are still a ‘Type Zero' civilization

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Ever since we first appeared on earth, humanity has been problem-solving, inventing, and developing its technology.

We’ve managed to leverage our understanding of science to build relatively advanced civilizations and rise above other species.

We’ve come from living in caves to being able to land on the moon. We’ve had to re-imagine our environment and remodel it to suit our interests.

More importantly, we’ve vowed to relentlessly pursue our undying quest for knowledge through every means possible.

But, is there a final destination for us?

Could we reach a point where we have discovered everything and there’s nothing more to…

It begins with understanding how your body burns or conserves calories

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If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you’re probably familiar with the challenge of getting stuck at a particular point. The first weeks or months always produce good results but all of sudden the scale stalls, and no matter how hard you try, nothing seems to work anymore.

Experts call this the weight-loss plateau. Nearly everyone on a weight loss journey will experience a weight-loss plateau. Research shows that weight-loss plateaus happen at about 6 months of following a low-calorie diet.

For most people, a weight-loss plateau is a source of anxiety, disillusionment, and de-motivation. But before you lose…

10x your conversion rate using these subtle psychological triggers

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The subscription business model is arguably one of the biggest recent revolutions in e-commerce. Currently, many enterprises and solopreneurs are opting to switch to subscriptions due to the recurrent stream of revenue they offer.

According to McKinsey & Company, the subscription business model has grown by more than 100% in the past 5 years, and due to its success, is already growing nine times faster than the S&P 500.

However, the gold rush comes with its challenges. …

Regenerative blood transfusion is far from receiving FDA approval but the quest for longevity and profit outweighs bureaucratic regulations

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Numerous life extension therapies have hit the mainstream market in the past few years.

In an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, 52-year-old actor Gavin Belson is filmed receiving “young blood” from his “transfusion associate” in a bid to stay young and healthy.

Well, it looks like modern science is catching up to what vampires have known for a long time; that young blood is the elixir of life.

Or maybe, is this another one of Silicon Valley’s fads?

The former is true. New research is seeking to establish regenerative blood transfusion as an effective anti-aging therapy.

The earliest whispers of…

A new study examines the role of quantum mechanics in the biological processes that cause DNA mutations

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The inception of quantum physics early in the 20th century stirred an enormous frenzy within the scientific community.

At the heart of quantum mechanics is quantum superposition; a weird phenomenon in which particles can exist in two different places at the same time.

Over the years, quantum superposition has challenged our understanding of physics and shifted the perspective of scientists world-over. As modern technology continues to broaden our insights into quantum phenomena, many scientific fields are beginning to explore their intricacies through the quantum lens.

Among them are the fields of genetics and molecular biology. The puzzle of DNA mutations…

It begins with understanding the difference between growing and scaling

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To grow or to scale?

This is one of the toughest decisions entrepreneurs have to grapple with. But guess what, most founders get it wrong all the time. Case in point, they don’t understand the difference between scaling and growing.

Scaling involves increasing revenue without a substantial increase in resources while growth is the increase in revenue as a result of adding new resources(capital, people, or technology).

Why does it matter?

Scaling can be done with minimal effort. For instance, when a business transitions to cloud platforms, it can reach more people with minimal need for more resources. In contrast…

But there’s enough time to upgrade existing security protocols

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We are getting closer and closer to the realization of quantum computers. Quantum computers utilize the weird laws of quantum mechanics to process information. In the sub-atomic quantum world, particles can exist in two different states at the same time, a phenomenon called quantum superposition.

Quantum computers leverage superposition in that they use qubits instead of bits. A bit is usually 0 or 1, but a qubit can be 0 and 1 at the same time. Qubits grant quantum computers the remarkable capacity to outperform existing computers by a tremendous magnitude.

Qubits allow for a huge number of calculations to…

The paradox mindset is a tool for creativity, innovation, and effective leadership

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Startup founders, managers, team leaders, and other persons in management have to grapple with the challenge of making tough decisions. Their decisions usually go a long way in determining the trajectory of the organizations they head.

For the most part, they rely on data, consumer preferences, and predictive analysis of market trends. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, it still bears some inadequacy; that of being exposed to the hidden bias of the human mind.

As a result, the possibility of ignoring important pointers that can lead to the right decisions is high. Psychologists and management strategists have…

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Medical Student. Polymath. Original thinker and thought leader in STEM. Lifetime learner. Aspiring product manager for innovative digital health solutions.

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