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Here's an interesting essay about doctors' personalities. Sure, you want your doctor to listen to you, after all they teach us in med school that your diagnosis is 90% based on hisstory and 10% on physical exam and tests. But the introverts will listen to you as well, maybe even better, than the guy who's the life of the party. I think, as in everything else, it takes all kinds.

Another fashion (not discussed in the article) is that doctors should experience the same things that patients do. The thinking is that it will make them more sympathetic to their patients. But will it? Aside from the fact that it's not practical, a selfish, self obsessed SOB is going to stay that way even if you put him through illness and surgery. Movies like "The Doctor" notwithstanding, suffering does not make everyone better, just crankier.
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Having a doctor who explains some of the reasoning (behind the questions she asks) and engages her patient, seems to me more likely get a more comprehensive, and possibly useful, amount of information for her assessment. As a patient, I like to ask questions myself and try to get a little handle on what's going on. I know some patients don't seem to have any interest, but I always do.

Of course, I'd rather have an adept doctor who's a jerk, than a gregarious incompetent!
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UPDATE: STILL MISSING - Cameron Remmer - Search organized in San Francisco for tomorrow Sat 10/29.

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/encinitas/article_171940be-4b3b-596b-9d70-ff7715008083.html

Have you seen Cameron Remmer? He went to San Francisco for work, checked into the Fairemont Hotel and never returned. Nobody has had any contact with him or heard from him since October 6. Any information regarding his whereabouts is very important.

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD. It will only take a moment of your time.
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Depression is an Offline Event

In the last several weeks, two people that I've known from online have taken their lives. In both cases, there were tweets or Facebook posts or Google+ updates that hinted that things might be falling apart. But we rarely notice such posts. We rarely hear them loudly, because they aren't Siri jokes or cats dressed like astronauts.

Depression is tricky. People seeking to connect and get solace online, it's not really going to help. You can't count on your Twitter following to pull you out of a depression. You can't feel floored when your online friends don't hear you loud and clear. Remember that everyone is living out their own biography, and they might not be as aware of what's been going on with you.

Seek help offline. Visit a priest or a rabbi or whatever religious person makes sense. Visit a shrink. Talk to your doctor. Often times, depression is a medical problem that is exacerbated by experiences happening in your environment.

You're not alone, but the online world makes it really hard to see your pain. Things move too fast, are too shiny, and we are all hurrying around. The online world can make you feel more alone when you're feeling sad.

Get help early. Don't feel like you are a failure because you need some help. The strongest people in the world get help often, in many forms. You are worth it. Please, seek help offline and then come back and chat with us, too. Okay?
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I've struggled with depression for years. I've tried therapy, medication, and various online chat groups. Actually, depending on where you share online, it can be helpful - if you look for a group specifically geared toward depression support. But it is NOT a replacement for therapy or medication.
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News of the pretty weird.... I think the moral is, don't fool with something people are used to.
The candy company that makes Necco wafers thought its customer base would approve of a switch to natural flavors and colors. But it was wrong. Now the company is going back to its original recipe.
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Well, +Joann Metzger , all of those Kit Kat bars seem to be from Japan as they have Japanese writing. I'm in Taiwan. Not easy to get Kit Kat either...and when I can they are the standard type.....
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This is pretty neat, even though the grammarian in me hates the first sentence ;)
The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe’s most polluted cities.
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+Cheryl Stavis I would think you'd have to be really, really careful with the roots and branches. We all know how tree roots can lift up asphalt and destroy house foundations. I think you would have to treat these plants like you do bonsai, controlling growth by intensive root and branch trimming and training.
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For anyone into the science of cooking, the lecture linked in this article promises to be interesting (I can't listen to it because of my currently slow internet connection) .
Gelatins turn liquids into solids, and can make cream-based dishes into a lighter, more flavorful affair by eliminating the need for heavy, flavor-distorting fats, says Spanish-born restaurateur and...
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A belated Halloween Caturday posting. This is my cat Little Bit shaved to treat ringworm. She's a smoke (http://goo.gl/ZSb8J) so shaved, she is white. The second photo is of her looking at a bird and the third just with "red eye." I find the "ghost cat" in the first photo the spookiest. What do you think?
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Hi Magdalena. Just added you to three circles of interests, cooking, gardening and photography. I am sure we have more in common. Looking forward to your posts.
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I am acting as agent for foreign company that wants to #buy #purchase a 30+ passenger #bus, 2000 model or later. quickcard at gmail . California or Texas location preferred, shorter route to drive back to its new home in Guatemala. Feel free to share and tweet. Thanks.
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NASA's MESSENGER probe has discovered a surprise on Mercury: Something is digging "hollows" in the surface of the innermost planet.
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I had 3435 as a pin once. Had no idea of the significance.
Geeky pin numbers - Spiked Math Comic - A daily math webcomic meant to entertain and humor the geek in you...
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It's Caturday

This is my kitty Little Bit two days after she arrived at our house, aged about six weeks and weighing one pound. You can see how little she was in the photo with my husband's hand.

I remember trying to figure out what to feed her. She wouldn't eat the canned food I offered her so I got kitten formula. She bit the end of the nipple off (and swallowed it, causing me some sleepless nights) but that was the limit of the interest she showed. I was tearing my hair out trying to figure our what to give her when she happened upon the adult cats' dry food and started to eat that. Ever since then she's eaten only kibble, ignoring all wet food. She's thrived on it, as she now weighs 15 pounds. But she's still my Little Bit, the baby name stuck.

The reflection in her eyes is blue because her tapetum lucidum was still immature at this point. These days her eyes are yellow and the reflection is green.
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Wolność to ja miałem jak szybko z lodówki włożyć jedzonko Kleofasowi
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I agree that if the Hassidim want a bus service that separatres the sexes, they need to run it privately. What do you think?
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City authorities said they will shut down a city bus service run by Orthodox Jews if the group doesn't stop making women sit at the back of the bus.The Private Transporta...
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absolutely - I want no discrimination or sexism in the public name.
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