I have a concept for an invention and I don't know what to do. How do I get a patent or copywrite without it costing a small fortune? I'm weird about giving out my concept (greedy thieves), it's medical field related, though. But I think it's simple but brilliant. I need help to guide me. Please and thank you. Any help is appreciated.
I’d like you to make a dedicated iPad app. The iPhone app is not that great resized, it doesn’t look that good. I find myself using the browser more, but when I want to upload something I need switch to the app. It’d been nice to have an app designed for tablet interface, with a nice big screen, clear pictures, use of a larger keyboard…
“Processed food with high fat content and low nutritional value is cheaper than buying fresh food to cook… That still doesn’t give working class Americans the time and energy needed for cooking (not to mention going out of your way to get groceries if you live in a food desert), and having a fully equipped kitchen isn’t cheap either. It’s actually more difficult for people in certain areas to eat well than it is to kill themselves on an unhealthy diet, but it’s clearly Fatty McObeserton’s fault for over indulging; let’s take out some ads so s/he can hang a head in shame and go find a salad.”—
For the last two days I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting and listening to some of the most talented doctors talk about their research in developments in oncology at MD Anderson, the largest cancer center in the world. Just to sum up what they said: “mind blowing!” I wish I could translate it here for you, but it’s unbelievably complex and lengthy. Plus, I still don’t understand it all.
Dr. Ron DePinho, the new President of MD Anderson, offered us some very important insight I believe we all should carry with us daily:
The immune system doesn’t recognize cancer as foreign.
We don’t feel it and tumors continue to grow in our bodies. Therefore, it’s important to be screened regularly for all types of cancer.
Melanoma is caused by childhood sun exposure.
Seriously. That’s it. And that’s why we see it in 30 and 40 year-olds. UV rays are an environmental hazard we can control, and we should be vigilant with sunscreen. Good parents will demand their kids wear sunscreen EVERYDAY all the time. In Australia, kids aren’t allowed to go to school without a hat. Screening for melanoma has proven to decrease the mortality rate by 50%. Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer for women next to lung cancer.
Hopefully they will start a campaign so that the safety of sunscreen is engrained in our culture. Think about seat belts. Everyone hated them and refused to put them on. Now they’re mandatory and second nature for most of us.
The risk factors for cancer:
Age. The longer we live, the more at risk we are to develop cancers.
Environmental factors. UV rays are the most harmful. Pollution in the US is not as bad as you would think.
Obesity. (More below)
Smoking. Kids are born now with receptors that breed their addiction.
“It is an embarrassment we aren’t more aggressive with tobacco control,”
stated Dr. DePinho, who pledges to lobby for legislation in Texas.
“It is unethical not to give your children the HPV vaccine,“
said the father of 2 and doctor who has seen a rapid increase in head and throat cancers from the virus. Thankfully pap smears allow doctors catch cervical cancer (caused by HPV) at an early stage so it can be treated.
Obesity will surpass smoking as a cause of cancer by 2020.
From what I gathered, the consumption of too many calories and processed sugars overloads your circuits, deactivating important mechanisms of your body. MD Anderson will launch an online cookbook and has already made major efforts to educate the public on the importance of nutrition.
Ways you can prevent cancer:
“Do what your mother told you.” - Eat right, exercise, get enough rest.
Control the things you can, like UV exposure, smoking, etc. Household chemicals and pollution are not as bad as you would think, but keep in mind what you need and don’t.
Get enough Vitamin D. You need a 1000 units/day, which generally can be 10-20 minutes outside without sunscreen. (More here.)
Get screened regularly. Don’t neglect going to see the doctor. Your visit is pennies on the dollar in relationship to what you will pay for treatment.
MD Anderson services adults and children in so many ways we don’t realize!
They have entire buildings dedicated to prevention. You can get your regular checkups here so they will also include screening in your assessment.
MD Anderson is making major strides for kids in their Children’s Hospital. THEY WILL SEE ANY CHILD DIAGNOSED OR SUSPECTED OF HAVING CANCER WITHIN 24 HOURS OF CALLING. (No matter where it was discovered or when it was diagnosed). Their new “hospital within a hospital” will centralize all of the treatments needed to make care more efficient and provides a fully accredited school that can give high school diplomas.
The mission of MD Anderson is: “Making Cancer History,” meaning eliminating the disease so our children read about it in books and never know the pain of it. Although they are the best in the world, they are working towards this goal everyday. It’s inspiring and I’m so happy to be a part of their team to educate the public and support their efforts.
EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS AFFECTED BY CANCER IN SOME WAY. We might have it or our loved ones do. There is never an effort - financial or otherwise - that is wasted in the fight against this disease.
Don’t say you’re going to help if you’re not going to. I don’t appreciate being lied to like that. Be honest and say “no”, this way I don’t feel like I’m bothering you trying to find out wtf is going on because you left me hanging. I don’t think that’s asking too much. It’s called being responsible, I know it’s hard.
*applying for Canadian citizenship.
*Making sure I have at least an 8 year supply of birth control before November.
*Enjoying the days where we aren’t required to attend church, like children are required to attend school.
*Frothy fecal matter.
*a grown man forcing his children to coddle,…
I was reading this article and it had quite a few interesting points. However, I had reached a point that made me disagree with the writer.
“Before famous people reached a point where they could be accused of accruing unearned plaudits, most of them did something to become famous. After all, publicity isn’t just a random platform on which people might see you doing a mediocre job. It’s also an indicator that you did something right and achieved something scarce, which is public attention.”
Sure there are the points to be made that celebrities, who may now be mediocre, had done something of note to make them famous. But I think that’s how it should be stated, “something of note.” There are celebrities who have done nothing right nor achieved something scarce.
Please then explain the celebrity statuses of those like Paris Hilton or the cast of Jersey
Shore. WTF!! How did Kim Kardashian become a celebrity? Not by doing anything right or achieving something scarce! How is it that teenage moms have attained any celebrity? Only by getting a television show. And there are more than those examples.
I, by no means, am trying to attack the writer at all. I simply saw a statement that made me think of the celebrities we now have and the thought of “failing up” as an unfortunate truth. People have attained celebrity status by doing nothing right or achieving something scarce, though. They have attained their status by hanging out with other celebrities, or just being airheads with supertans. Or they’ve just been mediocre their whole career, continue to do so, and yet somehow people pay attention to them and continue to do so. I don’t understand. Can someone explain why? There are even those who gained attention by doing something wrong. What’s with that?
Some people should have no celebrity status. This is a reward for people who don’t deserve any reward. Reward, in any profession, should be based on performance. Why reward someone who is mediocre? Doing so will only encourage them to continue being mediocre. It doesn’t make sense. Don’t you see what I’m saying?
Is it me or is this country just a little too lawsuit happy?
Ok, maybe more than a little.
It seems like, more often than not, people look for a reason to sue. It could be from something small. Or it could be a huge class action lawsuit. The latter seems to try to to milk the issue through their advertisements on tv. To me it looks like its more about money and less about the fact that the people were adversely affected by something.
My ideal lawyer would be someone like Erin Brokovitz or like Matt Damon’s character in The Rainmaker…lawyers that fight for whats right. But unfortunately, lawyers like this seem few and far between. They’re quick, silver-tongued with sharp fangs and claws, ready to pounce and rip someone apart in a split second.
This whole legal area seems grey to me at times. Where lawyers blur the truth and twist words and their implications around. A guilty person should not be found ‘not guilty’ based on a lawyer and his slick words. Then there is corruption throughout the ranks of investigators. Plenty of instances where police have placed evidence. Even lawyers can be bought.
But even still, the point is the greed associated with various kinds of lawsuits. The frivolous lawsuits are just that frivolous. There should be a better screening process for having lawsuits, if there even is one.
I hope I’m not the only one who seems to think that today’s youth (oh that just made me feel old) has this feeling on entitlement. It’s unfortunate that I see this in my brother (not even 21) and other people around his age. They seem to think that things will happen, but with little or no effort on their part. No! You need to out down the video game, get off you ass, and do something productive! The only way to get is to give. If you give nothing, you get nothing. Is it because nowadays they see people making easy money and flaunting it all over tv. Somehow today’s entertainment has been glamorized into being a way of life. Everyone strives to be a big entertainer. All they see is dollar amounts. But all this striving for fast, easy, success and money has led to a decline in the desire to actually be productive human beings. Ugh…
My brother thinks that things will just go his way. He thinks that without communicating, he can go here or there, or do this or that. He thinks life is full of handouts and freebies. And it’s not. Part of his feeling of entitlement has to do with he’s in the military now. I’m very proud of him, just not of his newly found attitude.
My friends nephew does the same thing. Without contributing to the household he expects to get everything his way. Well, actually, that’s a little harsh of me. He doesn’t expect everything, but he does expect, and he expects more than he puts in (which is little or nothing).
But, universally, they think that because things don’t go their way they have this right to complain when life doesn’t go their way. Seriously?! To put things in perspective, they don’t have the worst life ever. In fact, today’s youth has more than I had when I was young (and I’m not even 30). Have people become so self absorbed that this generation has become a generation of narcissists? The world doesn’t revolve around you! And for that matter, the world was around long before you existence was even a possibility.
I think I’ve become addicted to tumblr. (not complaining of course) For me, Facebook (or as I dub failbook) is full of people who drive me crazy. I barely post on there anymore, but, unlike MySpace, I can’t just get rid of it. Unfortunately, it is, literally, my social network. Everyone I know is on there and if I get rid of it, well then I get rid of my contact with them. Although, it wouldn’t be a completely bad thing…would it?
I must have been something of a bother on Facebook. I was constantly posting things that interest me. Apparently, not interesting for most of those on my friends list. So I figured what’s the point of sharing, if it’s not mutually interesting. Besides which, I ranted a few times, which netted me some negative feedback by people whom I thought knew me better. I digress. Maybe I’ll share my rant (which btw I had to edit down to the limit of characters Facebook gave you prior to their many updates). So I’ll leave Facebook as the place to whine about your life, force feed pictures of your kids down my throat, bitch about your significant other, post nothing interesting or thought provoking, but a million requests to send shit via FarmVille or whatever-ville your all playing now! I tried.
I even tried Google+. Google is lonely and boring. I know no one and nothing seems interesting. What am I missing? I thought google was the place to be. I thought it would kill Facebook! (hehehe, yes, let’s kill Facebook)
MySpace failed. I migrated my “crap” to Facebook. And thus have no use for MySpace. Sorry, I’ve contributed to your failure. But it’s like being the last one in an abandoned town. No one around, nothing going on. There’s no incentive. And, recently, I’ve become of the mindset where I’d rather not have all these social networks (eventhough I don’t see much social) that have any bits of my personal information on them floating around the Internet.
On the flip side, I am very fond of twitter now. And I don’t care if I don’t have that many followers! There’s something freeing about twitter. I can link and post. And I don’t have to worry about nagging adult types posting on my posts or liking everything I post…it gets old really fast. But twitter is fast. It’s helped to learn to be to the point (given the limit of characters). Especially, when I have the tendency to ramble on or just not get to the point.
So Facebook is like a miserable family reunion you want out of but can’t get out of. Twitter is sharing, with not so much caring (unless you post and tag about being pro abortion, then you get hated). Google is, well, hopefully developing, but no one I know is on it. And tumblr, ah tumblr, how I do love thee. This and stumbleupon are my favorites places to go and peruse. But tumblr is more than perusing. It’s sharing WITH caring? I can post, tag, and if people like they like, if not the can scroll on by. Tumblr is easy on the eyes. White is so clinical, it’s harsh, and frankly boring. That’s part of what I liked about MySpace, you could customize. I find tumblr as a good outlet to post whatever and it makes me happy.
I know others would disagree. I’ve seen some others’ posts and seen arguments arise out of the topic. While debate is healthy, some complain that others go looking to start trouble and go “trolling”. They are a microcosm of society, there will always be those who are born with the need to be detrimental to others.