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Nature Versus Nurture

The Nature-Nurture Debate May Finally Be Settled

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science

It's an age-old debate: do our genes make us who we are, or is it the environment in which we were raised? There's long been agreement that both "...

Your Baby's Brain, Part 1: Nurture Is As Important As Nature

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Today, neuroscience -- including epigenetics and the use of technology -- shows us what parents and educators have long suspected: your child needs quality bonding time with other human beings from the very beginning, especially from his/her parents.

The Daily Innovator: Born or Built?

Kevin McDermott | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

What sort of person is it who can shape new ideas and bring them to life as businesses? Put another way, is an innovator's temperament born or is it built? We say it's built.

What I've Learned About 'Bad Parenting' From Having Twins

CT Working Moms | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

What I have learned from my own experience is that a lot of what people call "bad parenting" is actually a function of a child's personality.

Who Taught My Perfect Child to Manipulate Me?

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I want my children to experience all that they can in order to prepare and educate them for the best decisions they can make as they grow. And, I want them to do so in the most truthful and upstanding way possible.

8 Surprising Facts To Put The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate To Rest

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist David S. Moore to list eight facts about genes, twin studies and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people, even biologists!

How Nature Vs. Nurture Impact Your Spending Habits

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

A recent study looked at the financial portfolio of twins to gain a better understanding of the affects of nature vs. nurture on spending habits. The results.

Can You Change Your Personality?

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's an age-old question: can we change the personalities we're born with? Now, a new study from the University of California Riverside is weighing in...

How You Nuture Your Health Could Change Your Genetic Nature

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What this study suggests is quite provocative enough for now: take good enough care of yourself, and even your genes will get a makeover.

The Tyranny of the Body in the Quest for Spiritual Life

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

When physical appetites obscure the human spirit, we enter the chaos of interior and exterior conflict, addiction, enslavement, and hypocrisy.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Are We Born With 'Innate' Ideas?

Dr. Seth Pollak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Seth Pollak

Rather than lots of fancy features, it is likely that what humans enter the world with is a general ability to learn. We have an amazing ability to be able to pick up on various things and group them together.