Bright Ideas

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Practical reference material to assist people looking to make a difference in our world. Replicable models, book reviews, weblinks, demonstrations, tutorials, and videos for people helping people and people healing our planet.

Why think of the postal service when it comes to healthcare?

Thinking Outside the Box

Social isolation is more dangerous for older adults than smoking 15 cigarettes per week. Why? When an older person is isolated that person is more likely to eat poorly, suffer from depression, neglect to take medication as prescribed, attempt to relieve loneliness using alcohol or drugs, suffer complications from lack of follow-up on a fall or illness Who’s Walking In […]

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Let’s take our cues from Jay Lavery, below. Forget your troubles; c’mon, get happy! Lavery posted this on Facebook, “It’s that time of the year for the Lets Move Challenge. Dancing is how I stay warm in the barn and I never know when I’m going to break out into a dance. But what most people don’t know is that […]

Think Outside the Box

Tis the season to give and receive presents. What to give? How to choose? There’s intention and talent behind those who are the Jordan Spieths of gift giving. Those for whom every gift delivered is a hole-in-one and brings the appreciative roar of the crowd. My brother Josh is one of those people. He’s got a unique philosophy of gift […]

Why Is This Youngster Important to Us?

His name is Utkarsh Tandon, doesn’t sound like a Trump-friendly name, does it? Ok, setting that political aside aside, let me answer the question posed. Tandon is a high school kid in Southern California who, when a Freshman (er, that’s 9th grade, people) in 2014, developed a machine learning model for his science fair project that collected and classified data on […]