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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 04.23.2015 | 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.

Hillary Clinton Family Tree a Wake-Up Call for Genealogy

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.06.2015 | Media
Megan Smolenyak

If everyone got a quarter of Hillary Clinton's tree wrong, what about yours? Are the names adorning your family tree really your ancestors or just crowd-sourced fiction?

Breast Cancer Screening: Where Are We Now?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Among the more important medical studies reported in recent weeks, even resulting in that rarefied "front page, above the crease" coverage by the New York Times, was a paper in JAMA indicating that the interpretation of breast biopsies is not the infallible gold standard we had hoped.

Everything Butt

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.01.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Once again, we have an intelligent, highly educated researcher using his big vocabulary as a way of making butt-obsession both socially acceptable and a vital part of research costing big bucks.

How to Successfully Innovate in Business

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Money
Scott Steinberg

Forget innovation - focus on incentivization if you want to drive a radical shift in corporate culture instead.

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 03.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.

Don't Snooze on Nutrition: See How Foods Affect Sleep

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Research has found that certain nutrients in food can affect sleep, from how easy it is to fall asleep at a reasonable hour to the quality of rest we get throughout the night. See what you should munch on for better nights and what foods to skip.

Who Should Bring Home the Bacon?

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Catherine Tinsley

While previous studies have examined gender roles, our paper looks beyond shifting social level metrics to determine if individuals have embraced the gender changes in society and how their attitudes influence their own preferences and behaviors.

Women's Sleep Health and MyApnea.Org: Opportunities to 'Power' Future Research and 'Personalize' Medicine

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

There are new opportunities for women to take an active role in advancing the science of sleep and ultimately improving their health and well-being.

Pi and Science, Sense and Cake

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the beverage industry, for instance, helpfully points out that no long-term, randomized trial has specifically implicated their sugary concoction in epidemic childhood obesity, we might consider that no such trial has ever implicated any given snowflake in an avalanche fatality, either. Perhaps avalanches are actually innocuous.

What I Learned from a College Tour: Visiting Johns Hopkins University

Frank H. Wu | Posted 03.13.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Like most of us, I tend to assume however subconsciously that institutions I have passed through remain more or less preserved in time as in my own memory. I was surprised to see how much has changed since I graduated in 1988.

Closing the Gap From Scientific Discovery to Solutions

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

The latest cognitive neuroscience research reveals key ways to improve brain health in people of all ages and stages. These discoveries are incredibly timely -- now, more than ever.

Seriously...

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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