Mind Your Brain

Category: BLOG


Play it smart

For two thousand years, we have been led to believe humans are special. We are superior to every other organism on planet earth,. we are taught. Masters of the universe even. More and more evidence is appearing though that not…

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Beyond belief

A strong field of tension exists between science and religion. Many religious people say science is just another belief and thus another religion. And whereas science is supposed to be based on facts, some scientists are extremely religious. Are religion…

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A bitter pill

Blockbusters are very popular movies that bring in a lot of money for the movie production companies. But disgracefully, the same name is used for pharmaceutical drugs. It is applied to drugs that generate more than one billion US dollars…

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Golden oldies

Only young and healthy people seem to matter nowadays in western societies. We don’t grant our seniors the special status and privileges they have in other parts of the world. This results in growing discrimination against elderly people. In some…

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Die with dignity

From the moment we are born, the single certainty we have in life is that we will die, sooner or later. For most people, the moment of death will come at advanced age. We simply have to accept the fact…

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The art of science

Science is an art. Just like artists, scientists have to be creative and in the process are creating unique works. Representatives of both professions are supposed to push back frontiers, to explore new horizons for the benefit of humankind. But…

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To be or not to be

Zhang dreamt he was a butterfly flying from one lovely flower to the next. When he awoke he asked his teacher about the meaning of this dream. Master Lao in return asked him how he knew for sure that he…

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In motion

Why is it so hard to get people moving? By now, surely everybody is convinced of the fact that we have to undertake some type of exercise to stay healthy. In the old days, people automatically got more than enough…

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In pursuit of happiness

What makes people feel happy? Everybody will have their own answer to this question, but of course you can come up with some common denominators. Being in good health and having some money to be able to live decently are…

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The need to be in control

Do you want to grow old happily and healthily? Make sure you don’t lose control over your life and will be able to keep on making your own choices. In healthcare, focus is on taking care of people. In doing…

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