"Ebola won’t kill us all, but something else might. Like everything living on Earth, viruses must evolve to survive. That is why avian influenza has provoked so much anxiety; it has not yet mutated into an infection that can spread easily. Maybe it never will, but it could happen tomorrow. A pandemic is like an earthquake that we expect but cannot quite predict."

Michael Specter on Ebola and what may come next: http://nyr.kr/1zD9e65 (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

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Investigating a salmonella outbreak

publichealthmemes:

Investigating a salmonella outbreak

this woman makes my mind explode!

“Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait.” ― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

“Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait.” 
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

"I wanted a purpose and a push. I wanted to feel the crazy-wow highs (and survive the despondent lows) that come with going way outside of my comfort zone–and the exponentially amplified confidence and satisfaction that grow from hanging out there."

http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/how-to-be-epic?page=single

"Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life."

— Haruki Murakami, “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”

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1. Define the problem and solution space…Create boundaries in the idea-generation process.

2. Break the problem down. Use a visual technique, like diagramming.

3. Make the problem personal. How do you make a business problem personal? By getting down in the trenches and observing the individuals who are affected by the problem (and who would also be affected by your proposed solutions).

4. Seek the perspectives of outsiders. In other words, don’t solve the problem in a vacuum.

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