I got out of school and began practicing with a keen interest in forensic science. I was happy when I finally had the opportunity to use some of the things I learned in school to evaluate evidence in a true court setting. In some cases, a defendant had been vilified, but I was able to prove that they were actually innocent — that the evidence pointed in a different direction … CONTINUE READING
Saving a Species, 3 M&Ms at a Time
It’s estimated that there are about 300 black-footed ferrets left in the wild. The ferret, native to the Great Plains in the U.S., was once thought to have gone extinct. In the 1990s, researchers were able to selectively breed what few remained in captivity. Eventually, they were released back into their native habitat … CONTINUE READING
Getting Past Grief and Solving Problems
The emotions that accompany the immediate aftermath of a DUI arrest are often those of shock and denial. You may think to yourself, “I cannot believe this is happening.” Your brain works to combat the emotional trauma of the experience by shutting down. It is important to move past this phase as quickly as possible, so you can face the problem head-on … CONTINUE READING
When I was growing up there was a popular TV show called “Quincy M.E.,” starring Jack Klugman. You might remember Klugman for his role as Oscar on the ABC sitcom adaptation of “The Odd Couple,” but as Dr. Quincy, he was a forensic pathologist in LA who worked for the coroner’s office to get information on suspicious deaths and figure out criminal cases using science, usually clashing with … CONTINUE READING
Want to Benefit Your Health?
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Beyond letting people know you appreciate what you have, gratitude will do wonders for your own life. “Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors,” says UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons … CONTINUE READING
It’s All About the Mindset
If you’ve developed skepticism about books on positive thinking and mindset, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the book “Mindset” by Carol Dweck. The author is a Stanford psychology professor with decades of research under her belt.