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A Grieving Father's Invitation To Donald Trump And Hilary Clinton To Discuss Childhood Cancer As A National Priority

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Mr. Trump and Ms. Clinton your children are adults now, living in a world where the incidence rates of cancer continue to rise. I believe that by placing greater emphasis on childhood cancer we can make a significant impact on all cancer as a whole. Isn't it worth an hour of our time?

5 Ways Millennials Can Make Extra Money to Travel the World

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Krystina Nguyen

Of course, use proper discretion when working side businesses as you should only do whatever you are comfortable with. From some or all of these side hustles, you could earn yourself a nice vacation!

Why We Love Science

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

The scientific breakthroughs that have occurred in our lifetimes are stunning, but we are just getting started. Just look at this wishlist of 50 scien...

Pseudoconfusion about Saturated Fat: Five Reasons for One Hot Mess

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I know, you keep hearing conflicting reports about saturated fat and health outcomes. So do I. Most recently, just a few days ago, a colleague circula...

How Does It Feel To Not Give To Charity?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Adam Hoffman Giving makes us feel good. But how does not giving make us feel? A substantial body of research has repeatedly suggested that spend...

Why You're Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman When it comes to exercise, many of us are full of good intentions but not much action. I've been meaning to go to the gym, we tell ...

What Causes the 'Fox News Effect'?

Quora | Posted 07.25.2016 | Media
Quora

What is the Fox News effect? What causes it? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by pe...

When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

A Word On The Tomkins Institute

Paul Ekman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Paul Ekman

In his four-volume series titled Affect. Imagery. Consciousness., Silvan Tomkins laid out his comprehensive "Human Being Theory" which is based on the...

6 Ways Federal Investments Helped Usher In Our Wireless World

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

Over the last century and a half, wireless communication has continued to evolve, enabling mobile phones, widespread sensors, global positioning systems and the development of a digitally-connected world.

Why Your Office Needs More Nature

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

He notes that most companies and interior designers pay scant attention to nature and sunlight exposure, or neglect them in order to keep costs down. But, he suggests, if we want to improve well-being at work, we may want to look at environmental factors more closely.

Why We Become More Prejudiced Shadows Of Our Former Selves

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Are we all destined to become more prejudiced, cantankerous shadows of our former selves one day? In other words, is the world just one big cranky retiree who yells at little kids who ride bikes across his lawn?

Kids Need More Than Just Brains to Succeed

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. Science journalist Paul Tough first ...

Seeking Like-Minded for Art, Tech, Impact and Play (LTR)

Roddy Schrock | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Roddy Schrock

I look at a lot of applications. Every year. This year, I read 414. It's part of my job, and I enjoy it--every once in awhile, you spot unbelievable p...

A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in Kids

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses. Ebenezer Scr...

War On Weed's End In Sight

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.

Good Nutrition, In Circles On The Road To Nowhere

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Given the almost dizzying frequency of diet-related headlines, the one true revelation about nutrition is superficially the least likely: there is no ...

Religious People Say They Don't Watch Porn. Internet Data Says Otherwise.

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science

Highly religious people in the U.S. may have a love-hate relationship with online pornography, but new research suggests they don’t want to admit it...

Scientists Are Standing By

Adina Ciment | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Adina Ciment

Time is running out, but you can make a difference.

Freedom, Fairness, And The Nanny State: "Nudging" Through Pigovian Taxes

Cait Lamberton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Cait Lamberton

If a Pigovian tax is desirable for some reason, whether to nudge healthier behavior or to raise needed revenue, is there a way to make it more acceptable?

Research And Millennials

Michael McGuire | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Michael McGuire

What do we believe about Millennials? That they're lazy, spoiled, entitled? That they aren't socially conscious? That all they want to do is take self...

How Music Bonds Us Together

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Jill Suttie At GGSC's recent awe conference, Melanie DeMore led the audience in a group sing as part of the day's activities. Judging from participan...

Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Shuka Kalantari In the fall of 1978, Yalda Modabber had just moved to Massachusetts from Iran. Her timing was bad: The next year, a group of armed Ir...

Dating & Mating: Why 'Good Girls' Find Love - and Bad Girls Don't

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

"My place for a drink?" Ella asked Chris, knowing full well she wanted more than wine to top off three hours of steak and stimulating conversation. ...

Really? You're going there?

Shannon M. Carducci | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Shannon M. Carducci

Like many of you, I am worried about the state of our country in light of this insufferable political season. I know, politics is such a taboo topic for many, because it can bring out our deepest fears and greatest passions.