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'Crash and Burn': A Talk With Lisa Gardner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of crime thrillers with more than 22 million books in print. As Lisa Gardner, she's written an FBI Profiler series, as well as the Detective D.D. Warren series, and standalone novels. As Alicia Scott, she's written romance novels.

Are We Sitting on a Major Health Risk?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Studies of association can be important but do not prove cause and effect. Perhaps people who sit more are more stressed, and maybe stress is the real health threat. To know for sure, we would need reliable data about differential levels of stress across differential amounts of sitting.

Nonprofit Overhead Doesn't Matter. Except When It Does.

Brady Josephson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Nonprofits need to make their donors feel like they are changing the world. One of the main reasons people don't give is because of futility. They don't feel that their donation will make a difference.

Neuroscience Proves What We've Known All Along: Gender Exists on a Spectrum

Ravishly | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science
Ravishly

Ever wonder about the brain's white matter microstructure diffusivity? Don't know what the hell we're talking about? Well, start paying attention... because it may be important in determining our gender identity.

Fatness, Fitness and Fiddling Around

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fitness and fatness both matter. Excess weight from muscle, with a lean waist, is not a risk factor for premature death. Excess body fat distributed in the lower extremities, as often prevails in premenopausal women, is also not a marker of risk. Weight around the middle is, however, and its effect on mortality appears in this large analysis to be much the same as the risk of inactivity.

Kids, Families and E-Reading: Growth and Trust

David Kleeman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
David Kleeman

Next to the long and storied history of the print book, the eBook is still in early infancy, and that is what makes it so fascinating to study. In the coming years, the content and context of eReading are certain to evolve greatly.

36 Questions to Ask a Date Instead of Playing Mind Games

Em & Lo | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Dating is so mired in game-playing and pickup moves these days that it's amazing anyone ever ends up finding lasting love. So we're huge fans of any approach that manages to cut through all that B.S.

13 Super-Specific Tactics To Get The Most Out Of Wikipedia

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology

Wikipedia, your college professors' most trusted source of information, was born on today's date in 2001. The site has always been an experiment --...

A Crossroads of Research and Education

Raquel Cruz-Stratton | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Raquel Cruz-Stratton

In getting involved in research, I have become a better student. But I have also become a stronger investigator -- a skill that extends beyond the classroom.

Natalie Jackson

No, Fox News Probably Doesn't Change Election Outcomes

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

A recent Washington Post article indicated that if the Fox News Channel had not existed, then-Vice President Al Gore would have gotten 1.3 percent mor...

'No Fortunate Son': A Talk with Brad Taylor

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo:Claudio Marinesco Brad Taylor spent more than 21 years in the U.S. Army Special Forces, including 8 years in the 1st Special Forces Operation...

A TEDx Talk Celebrating Scientists and Exploring the Technological Future of Beauty

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

It also discusses the future of beauty as we progress into a more technologically advanced and digital world. Here's the condensed version of the second half of the speech.

The Surprising Sexual Habits Of The Over-55 Set

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Anyone who has ever visited an assisted living facility or nursing home has probably come away with the impression that the #1 athletic pastime of residents consists of lining up at the dining hall doors, well before meal time is scheduled to begin. If so, you'd be wrong. Seriously wrong.

Why Age Differences Really DO Matter In Relationships

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The wider the age gap of partners, the lower their chances are of relationship success. Differences in ages also mean differences in life experience and cultural reference points. Generations may be an invention, but they are meaningful nonetheless.

Elizabeth Warren: Our Populist Agenda -- In Her Own Words

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the most visible leader of the growing populist movement that is uniting a new majority around an agenda for economic change. But with media visibility comes over-simplified media analysis.

10 Telling Numbers About The State Of Faith In America This Year

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Scores of studies and surveys in 2014 revealed myriad, quirky ways we live out our faith and values. But the most intriguing findings were not a...

How to Get Researchers to Notice an Ultra-Rare Disease

Idelle Davidson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

It doesn't help that Erdheim-Chester is notoriously difficult to diagnose and therefore, say researchers, most likely under- or mis-diagnosed. Only when there's a mass or lesion to study will pathologists look for identifying markers on cells -- if they even suspect ECD.

Informed Consent in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Ruth Macklin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

"Standard of care" research (also known as "comparative effectiveness" research) is a design that compares two therapies in routine use to determine w...

To Hannah, the Night Before Christmas

Beth Whitley | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Beth Whitley

The saying goes "I thought I would have to teach my daughter about the world, turns out I have to teach the world about her." This has been true enough in the past four years, but it is also true to add that it turns out that my daughter has had to teach me. So, Merry Christmas, from a very proud and humbled mum, to the best teacher I've ever had.

Flex Your Cortex: 7 Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

You might be surprised at how much of the 7-Secret advice is counter to how people live and work. In truth, the frenetic, distracted way we live in 21st century America is not conducive to good brain health or performance.

Autism Without Fear: We Raise Money for Autism Research... But Not for Our Kids' Schools and Service Agencies?

Michael John Carley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael John Carley

Many of us, as parents of spectrum kids, participate in "autism walks" or other events to raise money for autism research. But we don't volunteer anywhere near the same capacity for entities that directly impact our children -- our kids' schools or service agencies. Why?

Registered Nurses Are Ebola Fighters and Scientists/Researchers

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

If you or someone you care about has benefited from modern day health care, chances are a nurse researcher/scientist was involved in the design or innovation. In fact, those hands that care for you at the bedside may well be delivering interventions pioneered by a nurse scientist.

Insights Are in Cite: Tracking Science's Hottest and Emerging Fields

Christopher King | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science
Christopher King

These days, with scientific knowledge proliferating so rapidly and in such a seemingly undifferentiated torrent, how can one hope to mark the genesis of new areas of specialized investigation?

Where Does Corporate Giving to the Arts Go?

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Recent studies by Americans for the Arts, Giving USA, and others have drawn welcome public attention to the role of corporate giving in the creative ecology -- some sounding alarms and others offering rays of hope.

16 Days of Activism: Inside 3 State Programs Confronting Rape Culture

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Nikki Gloudeman

The sheer prevalence of rape and sexual assault can engender feelings of helplessness, if not outright apathy. Why even bother with fighting back, when it all feels so deeply entrenched and systemic?