Here are 5 things you should know.
1. You can get naloxone (Narcan), the drug of choice for opioid overdose, at CVS without a written prescription and it’s usually covered by insurance.
With so many deaths from opioids in the U.S., I think it’s important for people to know, especially those who know someone who struggles with opioid addictions, that you can get a lifesaving drug without a prescription. Most states have laws protecting you from getting in trouble with police for owning/possessing Narcan, which is a really safe drug with few side effects, so it’s essentially risk-free and it could potentially save somebody’s life.
This drug is for helping overdoses, not causing them.
2. You can counter confirmation bias by always asking people to contradict rather than confirm your beliefs.
Confirmation bias happens when we notice evidence that supports our beliefs and ignores evidence that challenges our beliefs. The process is subconscious but it leads to people developing more extreme views.
You can counter confirmation bias by asking people to confirm the opposite of what you believe.
For example, if you think that there aren’t a lot of female bus drivers, ask a friend, “Have you ever noticed how there are a lot of female bus drivers?
If they say yes, it’s likely you’ve just been confirming your biases. If they come back later and say “No, actually there aren’t very many women driving buses,” it’s a lot more likely you were right in the first place.
3. Spotify is giving free Google Home Minis for family subscribers.
Link for existing subscribers: https://www.spotify.com/us/googlehome/register/
4. You can remove the background from a picture using PowerPoint.
Just paste your picture in a slide and press format, and you will find an option to remove the background in the top right corner.
This is useful because it is a software which is widely spread among students and removing background is quite a useful tool today when making school assignments or just having fun.
5. Listening to music, especially relaxing music, has great cognitive, emotional and neurobiological benefits.
Every three months, the APA (American Psychological Association) publishes a musicology journal with studies on the topic. Many experiments, research studies, and theoretical work have proven that music, especially relaxing music, has great cognitive, emotional and neurobiological benefits. Some health benefits of listening to relaxing music:
• Lowers our blood pressure and heart rate
• Improves physical and mental health
• Help you get a better night’s sleep
• Improves brain function
• Reduces stress level
Some related articles and studies: http://lifehealthrelax.blogspot.com/2018/09/relaxing-music-sleep-and-nature-sounds.html