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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.

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen Some dads are very involved in the lives of their children--while other fathers neglect, ignore, or even abuse their ...

Cultivating Self-Awareness in Parents

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Diana Divecha I felt for the preschooler in the park whose mother issued a steady stream of instructions: "Go down the slide, put your shoes on, be c...

How To Grow From Your Regrets

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Sometimes, regret is a deadweight that we carry through life, slowing us down and making our shoulders ache. But other times, it turns into a kind of fuel; it propels rather than hinders, motivates rather than distracts.

Could This Be The Secret To Better Sleep

Katie Fox | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Fox

We're all familiar with the feeling of early morning dread that results from a night of tossing and turning, meticulously counting the hours of rest t...

Research Needed to Help Treat Children Affected by Zika

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

While our attention is rightly focused on vaccine development, mosquito control, and other measures to prevent the spread of Zika, it is also important that we in the public health community identify optimal approaches to treat and care for the generation of children exposed to the virus in the womb.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent years.

A Coalition Of Hope For Saving Imperiled Iguanas

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Although iguanas are vital to many ecosystems, they face serious threats. Deforestation and other human-caused disturbances such as predation and competition from non-native species, hunting, smuggling for the illicit wildlife trade, and unregulated tourism, have brought many species near extinction.

President Obama Shines Light on National Cave and Karst Research Agenda

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 06.14.2016 | Science
Bob Brinkmann

When President Obama and the First Family visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park this week, it will be the first time in my memory that a sitting presid...

Gun Control Laws Are Not Perfect. Let's Do Them Anyway.

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

"If car seats are so great, then why don't they stop drunk drivers from killing people? Just more stupid traffic laws getting in the way of freedom." ...

Celebrity advocacy doesn't always work, but who cares?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson meets with Danilo Astori, ex-vice president of Uruguay Linking celebrities with humanitarian causes has beco...

Why we need to transform our food systems urgently

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

Globally, 25% of children under 5 are stunted. They are stunted because their diet lacks critical vitamins and minerals and because of early exposure to illnesses. As a result, they are too small for their age.

Magnesium, Alternative Medicine and Science

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Science
Dr. Denise Nagel

Neil de Grasse Tyson is the quintessential nerd celebrity. He is a brilliant astrophysicist who is comfortable mixing it up with Bill Maher. He alway...