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Why Parental Praise Doesn't Create Narcissists -- and What Does

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Dr. Craig Malkin

Go ahead and tell your kids they're special as much as you like. Celebrate their accomplishments and let them see the proud gleam in your eyes, but make sure they know you adore them for who they are, regardless of whether or not they win or succeed.

Taking Care of Our Bodies -- With Our Minds!

Eve Beck | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eve Beck

Wouldn't it be great if we could all take charge of our health? What an empowering image! My goal is to THRIVE and be HEALTHY until I turn 200! And ...

How to Build a Bolder Brain With Age

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

For thousands of years, people have searched in vain for the Fountain of Youth to stay young. However, science is pointing the way to a Fountain of Youth, which paradoxically is to embrace the continued potential of our aging mind.

The Price I Pay For Respecting Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Studying Islam has come at a price. Old friends see me as a traitor; family members see me as "strange," and Muslims see me as someone who will never be good enough. These developments make me think deeply about the issues of loyalty, love, and knowledge.

What I've Learned About Autism and Us

Jay Ruderman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Jay Ruderman

Many employers have learned firsthand that including people with different minds is not a mere act of charity, but one of profound self-interest. In doing so, they empower people who see things differently than the average employee and bring value in surprising and even revolutionary ways.

What Makes Someone Sexy?

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Pheromones are chemical secretions believed to be used mostly by ants and by singles as a way to find each other. In humans, pheromones are secreted by sweat and body fluids, generally released in a singles bar setting. Ants, on the other hand, mostly confine themselves to pantries.

Redesigning Capitalism for The 21st Century

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The financial crisis of 2008 raised questions about the sustainability of our pursuit of growth for growth's sake alone. Many are now re-examining deeply rooted values, beliefs and attitudes toward our financial system, as well as how to organize, lead and manage our society.

University Report Card 2.0: Global Equity and Biomedical Research

Christopher Noble | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Christopher Noble

Universities are positioned as institutions devoted to the research and discovery of innovations for the benefit of the public that supports them.

Federal Dysfunction Continues to Underfund Science and Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Funding ports and scientific research should be ideologically neutral pieces of consensus in American politics. But in the toxic environment of the American Congress we can't even do the easy stuff.

Scientific Journal Tells Female Scientists To Add A Male Author To Study, Twitter Firestorm Ensues

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

A scientific journal sparked a Twitter firestorm when it rejected two female scientists' work partly because the paper they submitted did not have mal...

Flash: Research University Finds Shortage of Government Research Funding

Stephen Adams | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Stephen Adams

I heard a news report on the radio about a new MIT study that finds that the U.S. government is not spending enough on research and development and that this is putting us at a competitive disadvantage.

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.

One Word Could Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

HopeLab | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
HopeLab

If the word is new to you, it might sound like a style of electronic dance music or a pharmaceutical. No, eudaimonia can't be downloaded from the cloud or packaged in a pill. But eudaimonia is a remarkable type of experience that can improve health and well-being, for yourself and others.

Refueling America's Research

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.

Big Thinkers for Today's Big Problems: Celebrating the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 04.23.2015 | College
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Thirty-two of the country's best and brightest have just been named to the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows -- scholars (many of them emerging scholars), journalists, and authors. Their charge: to provide important new perspectives on current and future challenges to American democracy and international order.

In Search of Answers for Those Struggling With Infertility

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan E. Guttmacher

The good news is that couples struggling with infertility now have more options than ever before. While we have much left to do, research is steadily leading to a greater understanding of infertility's causes and risk factors, better technologies, and more personalized treatments.

Tel Aviv University Researchers Find Sharp Spike In Global Anti-Semitism

USA Today / Religion News Service | Kim Hjelmgaard | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

The number of violent anti-Semitic attacks around the world surged nearly 40 percent last year, according to a report released Wednesday by researcher...

10 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Europe

Hopper.com | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

It's no wonder that European cities like Vienna, Milan and Stockholm are such popular tourist destinations, delighting hundred of thousands of American visitors every year with their medieval­-era squares, church spires and cobblestone streets.

Optimal Human Nutrition? There, There...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The Council of Directors of the True Health Coalition is already, only weeks after its formation, home to nearly 150 leading experts from nearly 20 countries, rallying around the same basic principles of healthy eating.

Exercise: the Luminous, Latent Potential of a Little Action

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is an enormous benefit from even a little exercise, more benefit from more, and then a threshold past which returns diminish, but don't decline. The take-away message is that there is enormous potential for even a little bit of action to make our health, and lives, better.

Loneliness Can Kill, Literally

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The paper synthesized the findings from 70 scientific publications that all together included more than 3 million participants. The authors found that loneliness, social isolation, and living alone were factors in explaining early death.

The Emerging Corporate Control of Social Science Knowledge

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Big data is shifting power over our idea of the social not just from the theorists and qualitative researchers to the data scientists, but also from academic social scientists to research labs controlled by corporations.

Making a World Without Alzheimer's a Reality

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

By learning more about the tremendous power within our brain, how it can adapt, regenerate and guard against cognitive decline, I am confident we will one day be able to reduce incidence, slow progression, and eventually prevent dementia through combined therapeutic protocols.

Some Science Behind Why People Give [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brady Josephson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

There is more and more research being done in this area to discover what really makes donors tick (as opposed to what they say makes them tick).

March Madness Contenders' Research Programs Put to the Test

Christopher King | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Christopher King

For three consecutive years, inspired by the NCAA's March Madness, Thomson Reuters has hosted "Metrics Mania" a competition that takes these teams off the court for a faceoff on the strength of their scholarly research programs.