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Timaeus by Plato

TimaeusBy Plato Written 360 B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the Dialogue-SOCRATES- CRITIAS- TIMAEUS- HERMOCRATES Socrates. One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth of those who were yesterday my guests and are to be my entertainers to-day? Timaeus. He...

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Lizzie Velasquez Must Eat 8,000 Calories Per Day to Survive

Lizzie Velasquez must eat 8,000 calories per day to survive.  The 5 foot 2 inch twenty one year old from Austin, Texas, weighs merely 59 pounds and must eat every 15 minutes because of a rare genetic disorder.  Velasquez admits to regularly "weigh[ing] myself...and if I gan even one pound...

15 Most Horrifying Rare Diseases (NSFL)

15 Most Horrifying Rare Diseases (NSFL)

The world is out to get you. That's how I ended up feeling after compiling this list of horrifying, permanently scarring, eternally terrifying rare diseases. Genetic, infectious, parasitic and everything in-between, these 15 diseases scar their victims for life and scar us mentally having looked...

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What Is Hyperactivity and What Is Meant by Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) ?

Hyperactivity is defined as a physical state in which the person shows abnormal levels of activity, abnormal when compared to other people in the same age group.Such activities could be a sudden outburst of strong emotions, excitement, anxiety or short attention spans. All human beings experience...

Best Paying Jobs in Health Care

Best Paying Jobs in Health Care

Careers within the health care industry are expected to expand into a record number of job opportunities. Health care careers dominate eight of the top ten highest paying occupations and offer a variety of employment possibilities with ample salaries. During May 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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What Is Autism?

Autism is a complex disorder of neural functions often presented by impaired social interaction, cognitive and language delays, restricted and repetitive behavior, and regressive behavior. Autism is categorized as one of three Pervasive Developmental Disorders within the autism spectrum, which...

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Treatments for Pathological Lying

Pathological lying is one of those conditions that everyone knows exist, but continues to baffle medical professionals. The most commonly accepted description of pathological lying is the uncontrollable urge to tell lies. People who lie pathologically are often suspected to have an underlying...

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The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The MeditationsBy Marcus Aurelius Written 167 A.C.E.Translated by George Long Book One From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character. From my mother, piety and beneficence, and...

Cycling Through Sickness

Cycling Through Sickness

What most people consider to be the extremes of emotions, including excitement or unhappiness, do not compare to the cliffs and pitfalls that come with bipolar disorder.

10 Rare Diseases That Are Almost Like Super Powers

10 Rare Diseases That Are Almost Like Super Powers

Sometimes -- a one in ten million or more sometimes -- a person is stricken with a disease so rare, so peculiar, and so oddly beneficial that it could almost be considered a superpower instead of a debilitating problem.