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How Weddings Keep Patients Alive | Posted 12.06.2012 | Weddings

As my patient looked on, his wife took the framed photograph out of a nondescript manila mailer, the type with bubble wrap on the inside, and handed i...

Making Friends Takes a Lot of Energy. Is It Worth It?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

May you be reminded that your willingness to engage, to meet new people, to initiate the next get-together, to schedule women into your life and to foster these friendships over time is proving to raise your wellbeing! And don't we all want that?

The Role of Academic Research in Student Learning

Dr. John Story | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Dr. John Story

Perhaps the most important contribution of professors doing research is that it creates (or at least enforces) lifelong learners, learning that involves making mistakes while pursuing the joy of discovery.

Cycle for Survival on #GivingTuesday

Janet Balis | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Janet Balis

Knowing what at AOL can do as an organization, we are emboldened to do even more this year. Our goal as a national team is to double our impact and raise $100K as a team, named "AOL+HuffPost: Cycle for Impact."

An Idiot's Guide to Employee Engagement

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

Simply setting goals for individuals can make a major impact on their motivation. If individuals accept the goals and see the behavior as worthwhile, they will be highly motivated to pursue these goals.

Increasing US Competitiveness: Building a New Relationship Between Business and Academia

Bill Destler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Bill Destler

Our institutions of higher education in the U.S. are still without question the finest in the world -- and American graduate students are still the most cost-effective R&D labor force anywhere. So why haven't U.S. corporations adopted colleges and universities as their corporate R&D centers?

Music Therapy for Individuals With Autism

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Literature reports that most individuals with autism spectrum disorder respond positively to music. The frequency with which people with ASD show a heightened interest and response to music makes it an excellent therapeutic tool for working with them.

Healthy Digital Diets Make the Grade

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Jim Steyer

We may think of our kids' online, mobile, and technological activities as their "digital lives," but to them, it's just life -- whether it's at home or at school.

Tyler Kingkade

College Presidents Are Freaked Out About The Fiscal Cliff | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.15.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- The looming fiscal cliff could mean colleges and universities around the country -- both public and private -- will lose billions of dolla...

Need Cures? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

While we need to celebrate the success stories in medical research that allow us to carry on our lives, we have more work to do. We must ensure that we continue to have a robust flow of scientific discoveries that we can then translate into better health.

The Power and Price of Information

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Information is often viewed as power, optimizing a leader's ability to make successful decisions. In fact, and particularly in academia, where we value knowledge above almost all else, good information seems vital to good decision-making. And this maxim usually holds true.

A Reality Check on Academe's Adjuncts

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Jay Halfond

Paying part-time faculty more is not only fair but leverage to raise expectations -- to make sure that they are providing a rigorous and relevant education, with high standards and expectations for their students.

A Potential Flaw in How the Activity of Genes Is Assessed?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

At this month's symposium organized by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, molecular biologist Rick Young presented some very provocative data that is bound to result in controversial discussions about how researchers should assess gene expression.

Back to Basics

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Did you ever consider why the thing scientists do is called "research"? Where did the "re" come from? If it derives from "repeat," as some might suggest, then it is no surprise that the answer to that question really defines why science is what it is.

For Science, a Consequential Election

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Underlying the Romney-Ryan agenda is a fundamental mistrust of the power of modern biology, of which stem cell research is but a symbol.

The Future of Libraries in a Digital Culture

Patricia Martin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
Patricia Martin

Until recently, public libraries had little reason to innovate. Then Google arrived. More disruptive technologies followed, causing an identity crisis for librarians. Now the profession is re-thinking its purpose.

Innovation: Supporting the 'R' in R&D

Robert F. Brands | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Research ensures companies are making strides towards achieving breakthrough innovations in the long run. Without this kind of "R" attitude there would be no light bulb.

Climate Science and Science Literacy: The Strange Divergence

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Further "education" on climate science alone is unlikely to make inroads with people who have already decided that climate change is not real or not human-induced.

William Harvey and the Myth of Objective, Empirical Science

Thomas Wright | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Thomas Wright

The traditional portrait of William Harvey is, I argue, an icon of an objective, quasi-mystical form of empirical science that Harvey himself never practiced or believed in, but which continues to find adherents today.

Why Electric Cars Are Our Future

Bill Destler | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology
Bill Destler

Here are a few of the reasons that I have learned that lead me to believe that within 50 years a majority of our cars will be equipped with electric drivetrains.

The Importance of Prostate Cancer Research

Jim Higley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

Spearheaded by FasterCures and the Milken Institute, "A Celebration of Science" brought together more than 1,000 leaders from across the scientific and policy communities to reaffirm the importance of bioscience and -- hopefully -- change the world for future generations.

The Best Educational Research

Dean Shareski | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Dean Shareski

Print and books are designed to contain and be the final word on truth. You don't ask questions to paper. Now with work being online, our reaction is always to want to have a discussion around ideas.

Adoption Subsidies: A Great Investment for Kids Who Need Families

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Adam Pertman

More than 104,000 children in the United States are waiting in foster care to be adopted by permanent, loving parents. These girls and boys, who are on average 8 years old, typically remain in temporary situations for over three years before being placed with "forever families."

Understanding Trends and Catching a Wave in the Marketplace

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Understanding trends and catching a wave in the marketplace is one of two important elements for creating exponential growth. When coupled with outstanding execution, one's performance can yield results a factor 20 higher than normal.

Sex, Drugs and Raising Kids

Sam Sommers | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Does a taste of champagne at a family wedding consign your son to a life of AA meetings? Will the mere mention of sex at home ensure your daughter of a future reality show appearance as a teen mom?