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ashburn shawl redux with fancier yarn and stripes (instead of linen stitch) in section 2. #ashburn #pashmina #madelinetosh #anzula #squishy #knitting

ashburn shawl redux with fancier yarn and stripes (instead of linen stitch) in section 2. #ashburn #pashmina #madelinetosh #anzula #squishy #knitting

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weirdish new booties with neoprene tops, reptile embossing, zippers AND sneaker bottoms. nothin’ goin’ in here at all. #urbanoutfitters #ashliu

weirdish new booties with neoprene tops, reptile embossing, zippers AND sneaker bottoms. nothin’ goin’ in here at all. #urbanoutfitters #ashliu

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it’s cold and rainy out, i’m in my flannel pjs with a new pashmina project on my needles and there’s a hitchcock movie on tv. it’s a slice of heaven. #knitting #pashmina #madelinetosh #tocatchathief

it’s cold and rainy out, i’m in my flannel pjs with a new pashmina project on my needles and there’s a hitchcock movie on tv. it’s a slice of heaven. #knitting #pashmina #madelinetosh #tocatchathief

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Forget Glasses. Soon Your Computer Display Will Correct Your Vision
Whether we’re reading articles or emails or tweets, most of us probably spend more time reading online than paging through physical books. If you wear glasses, there’s a good chance you’re putting them on to stare at a screen. But what if a digital display could take care of vision correction on its own?

Forget Glasses. Soon Your Computer Display Will Correct Your Vision

Whether we’re reading articles or emails or tweets, most of us probably spend more time reading online than paging through physical books. If you wear glasses, there’s a good chance you’re putting them on to stare at a screen. But what if a digital display could take care of vision correction on its own?

(via fastcompany)

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A new smartphone accessory could democratize scientific research on an unprecedented scale.
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A new smartphone accessory could democratize scientific research on an unprecedented scale.

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A designer’s guide to improving end-of-life care.
The world’s population is aging. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the proportion of people 60 years or older in the world will have doubled, from 11% in 2000 to 22% (2 billion people) in 2050. This makes services for the elderly, like hospice care, which seeks to ease the pain of terminally ill patients and their families in their last days, even more important.
The problem is, we tend to avoid talking about death and dying, and people don’t always make plans in advance for end-of-life care…In some cases, the people who provide palliative care are also paid criminally low wages. In the U.S., home hospice care work only recently stopped being classified as “companionship,” meaning workers didn’t qualify for federal labor protections.

Singapore- and Barcelona-based health care design consultancy fuelfor spent nine months researching hospice care and its issues in Singapore, where the designers found hospice to be an “invisible and avoided service.” fuelfor came up with a handful of strategies to improve the way hospice care is run, both in Singapore and in the rest of the world.
The Hospitable Hospice handbook (which won a 2014 International Design Excellence Award) redesigns not only the look and function of hospice care facilities, but also how hospice workers communicate with each other, how people learn about and experience the hospice process, and how people pay for care. Here are seven of their suggestions for better care:
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A designer’s guide to improving end-of-life care.

The world’s population is aging. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the proportion of people 60 years or older in the world will have doubled, from 11% in 2000 to 22% (2 billion people) in 2050. This makes services for the elderly, like hospice care, which seeks to ease the pain of terminally ill patients and their families in their last days, even more important.

The problem is, we tend to avoid talking about death and dying, and people don’t always make plans in advance for end-of-life care…In some cases, the people who provide palliative care are also paid criminally low wages. In the U.S., home hospice care work only recently stopped being classified as “companionship,” meaning workers didn’t qualify for federal labor protections.

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Singapore- and Barcelona-based health care design consultancy fuelfor spent nine months researching hospice care and its issues in Singapore, where the designers found hospice to be an “invisible and avoided service.” fuelfor came up with a handful of strategies to improve the way hospice care is run, both in Singapore and in the rest of the world.

The Hospitable Hospice handbook (which won a 2014 International Design Excellence Award) redesigns not only the look and function of hospice care facilities, but also how hospice workers communicate with each other, how people learn about and experience the hospice process, and how people pay for care. Here are seven of their suggestions for better care:

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(via fastcompany)

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this is really important to watch, especially the ending where he shows you a simple way to protect yourself.

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been eyeing these for years and now they’re mine, mine, mine. #judygeib

been eyeing these for years and now they’re mine, mine, mine. #judygeib

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clockwork scarf for dk. #knitting #madelinetosh #clockwork #westknits

clockwork scarf for dk. #knitting #madelinetosh #clockwork #westknits

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james modeling the scarf I made for dk. #knitting #madelinetosh #clockwork #westknits

james modeling the scarf I made for dk. #knitting #madelinetosh #clockwork #westknits