How do you spend your life capital?

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Imagine that you have a bank account where someone every midnight deposits € 1,440. You can use this money just the way you want in the next 24 hours, but after the day has ended the remaining money is withdrawn and you will never get them back.

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Hur spenderar du ditt livskapital?

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Föreställ dig att du har ett bankkonto där någon varje midnatt sätter in 1 440 kr. Du kan använda de här pengarna precis som du vill under det kommande dygnet, men när dygnet har gått så plockas de ej använda pengarna ut från ditt konto och du får aldrig mer tillbaka dem.

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The power of a good story

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With a background as a researcher in the field of epidemiology and infectious diseases, I have produced more than my share in life of tables, graphs and charts. Often a research project starts with an exciting issue. What is the cause of an outbreak? How effective is a new vaccine? Does a certain infectious disease increase the risk of developing cancer later in life? How does infections spread in the community?

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Kraften i en god berättelse

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Med en bakgrund som forskare inom ämnet epidemiologi och smittskydd så har jag producerat mer än min andel här i livet av tabeller, staplar och diagram. Ofta börjar ett forskningsprojekt med en spännande frågeställning. Vad är orsaken till ett utbrott? Hur effektivt är ett nytt vaccin? Ökar en viss infektionssjukdom risken att senare i livet utveckla cancer? Hur sprids en smitta i samhället?

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To walk in beauty

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Courtesy: Kevin Red Star

There is an expression “To walk in beauty”, that I heard for the first time some years ago, but more recently has given me a deeper meaning.

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Att vandra i skönhet

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Konstnär: Kevin Red Star

Det finns ett uttryck att “vandra i skönhet”, som jag för första gången hörde för några år sedan, men som nyligen har fått en djupare mening för mig.

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If you want to achieve something – decide that you are already there

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Doubting your ability is often the greatest obstacle to achieving your goals. If you have already ruled out your chances, you will never realize your dreams. When you really want to accomplish something, you should instead decide in your mind that you are already there.

If you want to invent something, the first step is to consider yourself as inventor. If you want to compose music, consider yourself a composer. If you want to write a book see yourself as an author. If you want to create art, take the role of an artist.

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