September 2010 Archives
According to Medical Daily, researchers are working on "microelectronic circuity" to rewire the part of the brain not damaged by trauma "in order to restore normal behavior and movement" to victims of brain damage. If successful, this procedure can have far-reaching benefits to both active soldiers and veterans (as well as civilians) who have suffered, or are suffering from, brain trauma. The full article can be read here. (Thanks to WG for the tip!)
CollegeGrad.com is a site that promotes educational and other opportunities for job seekers. The site offers assistance with getting online degrees in the field you're interested in, working on resumes (including video ones!), cover letters and mastering the interview process. They also have brief instructional "job search" videos as well. For more information, click here to access the site.
Filmed in England in 1961 but not seen on these shores until 1965 after severe editing cuts, director Joseph Losey's harrowing thriller These Are The Damned has now been released uncut as part of the new Icons of Suspense: Hammer Films DVD collection (click here to reserve it). Some of it (the "Teddy Boys") has dated but the film's downbeat, nasty tone still packs a punch after all these decades.
According to GettingHired.com, the Microsoft corporation is offering internships in their Human Resources department for persons with disabilities. Applications must be received by the company by October 1st. For more details, click here.
The Job-Hunt.org site offers some important tips on how to handle being laid off (downsized) from your job. Among the pointers they mention are how to continue health insurance and asking for a letter from your employer stating you were laid off as part of a general comapny wide layoff and not because of performance issues. For more info, click here.
Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) may not be considered politically correct on account of his, er, unique, take on Asians and other non-caucasian peoples, but he sure could write nail-biting, exciting thrillers with gusto! Take his second Fu Manchu entry, The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (UK title: The Devil Doctor) published in 1916 after having been serialized in Collier's Weekly in 1914-15. This book's pace starts off running and never lets up!