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Mindful : April 2018
mindful A British journalist screwed with TripAdvisor by posting rave reviews of a fake restaurant—located at the shed he lives in. “The Shed at Dulwich” rose to the top-rated spot in London, so he opened it for a night, serving microwave dinners. Brands like Target and Tommy Hilfiger are embracing diver- sity by designing custom clothing lines for people with physical disabilities. The adaptive clothes offer features like one-handed zippers and magnetic or Velcro closures. Researchers in the UK found typical patient man- uals use too much jargon, so they had 4th-graders rewrite them. The kids produced concise, clear instructions—suggesting how health organi- zations can do better. Engineering students in Singapore built a cyborg beetle: Its movements can be directed by neuromus- cular stimulation of the wing and leg muscles. Once the design has been refined, possible uses for the cyborg mechanism include sending them into dangerous zones to detect people for search-and- rescue missions. Is your drink supersized? Scientists at the University of Cam- bridge, England, compared wine glasses from 1700 to those in 2017, finding their capac- ity swelled from a modest 2oz to over 15oz. Whether glass size, in itself, leads drinkers to imbibe more is another question. A UK surgeon con- fessed to assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their liv- ers during transplant operations. (No, doc- tor, that’s not what the argon beam coagulator is for.) ● Illustrations by Jessica Rae Gordon mindless Coping in grim places The harsh stresses of jail time harm cog- nitive functioning and impulse con- trol in teenagers, says a four-month study of 197 ado- lescent inmates at New York’s Rikers Island. But the study also hints that a program blending mindful breathing practice with cognitive behavioral therapy may buffer these declines. Along- side its stress- reducing potential, mindfulness may help youths attend to and accept their emotions without acting on them. Mental health care falling short The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was enacted to ensure that mental health treatment in the US would be just as available as any other treat- ment. Now, a study by health- care consultant Milliman Inc reports that health insurers are still not meeting this standard, a dozen years after the law’s passage. 18 mindful April 2018 what’s new Mindful or Mindless? Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not