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Eating in Echo Chambers

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One thing is for sure: echoes make for a pernicious diet. There is greater opportunity for us all in the lasting, less aggressive truths that ride the prevailing winds, whispering beneath all of our competing noise. There are better meals out there, too.

Resisting Resistance: What's Next in the Fight Against Malaria?

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Is there a promising new drug or combination of drugs on the horizon? I asked Professor Nicholas Day, Director of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand.

Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Alan E. Guttmacher

Some days, Kristal Nemeroff needs her wheelchair, but usually her walker suffices. She is slower than the students who buzz around her, but her motivation is in overdrive. At 27, Kristal is the nurse at Hamilton Elementary School in rural Pennsylvania, a few miles from where she grew up.

The Road to Reduce Poverty and Undernourishment in Africa: How Investment in Research and Agriculture Can Help

Robynne Anderson | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Robynne Anderson

With Financing for Development a hot topic, there are clear signs that investing in agriculture is the right thing to do. Globally, 842 million people are estimated to be undernourished.

Big News or Flawed Research? The New Special Education Controversy

Kevin Welner | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Kevin Welner

Science is additive. Even the most startling new discoveries are built upon years of research findings reported by others. Sir Isaac Newton said he saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants.

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

James Clear | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You and I can do the same thing. We can train our ability to delay gratification, just like we can train our muscles in the gym. And you can do it in the same way as the child and the researcher: by promising something small and then delivering.

Cycling for FA Research and Awareness From the USA to Ireland

Kyle Bryant | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Kyle Bryant

One of the main symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is loss of proprioception or knowing where your arms and legs are in space without looking at them.

"Hope" - Autism as a New Condition for the MMMA Program

Michael Komorn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Science
Michael Komorn

It is important to be mindful of an often overlooked aspect of the MMMA: that its purpose is to protect the serious ill persons who have been recommended to use cannabis with a doctor's (in this case two doctors) recommendation and a bona fide relationship, from arrest and prosecution.

Autism Without Fear: When We Are Overhelmed

Michael John Carley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Michael John Carley

Over the last 18 months, all's been quiet on the front of autism politics. But David M. Perry's poignant article in the New York Times had me questioning whether the lull was a good thing...or whether it was the continuation of a bad pattern.

What Dose of Nature Do We Need to Feel Better?

Jared Green | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Jared Green

Hunter and her team examined 44 people over 8 weeks. She asked them to go out and immerse themselves in urban natural environments at least 2.5 times per week for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Changing a Common Belief About Brain Injury

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible.

How Apple and Google Are Going to Help Cure Humanity's Diseases

Joseph Farrell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

Apple announced the open-platform medical research tool ResearchKit on April 15, and while it was overshadowed by news of the Apple Watch, it's a tool with staggering potential for humanity

Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging

Renee Fisher | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The bottom line is to hold off on the Spanx-tossing for the time being. You'll also have to continue to keep your current life partner, and spend a fortune for glasses with progressive lenses, have hip/knee replacements, and keep having to buy larger and larger weekly pill boxes.

Alice Goffman and the Future of Ethnography

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.15.2015 | Books
Paul Stoller

When scholars attract widespread public attention the news coverage about them and their works, which is often incomplete and filled with misconceptions, is not usually good.

Sexual Orientation and Discrimination: Coming Out in the Workplace

Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown

In nearly 80 countries, identifying with a minority sexual orientation is illegal. Only a small number of countries, fewer than 20 percent, have implemented employment anti-discrimination laws to protect gay and lesbian employees.

Research Institutions Are a Vital Economic Engine on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 06.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island's research institutions are key to the region's economic activity and potential growth. We should see them not as ivory towers but as vital parts of the engine that powers the region -- and its future prosperity.

Stopping Disease Before it Happens

David Panzirer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
David Panzirer

Autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes (T1D) are on the rise -- and no one quite knows why. Despite decades of research costing billions of dollars, a cure for T1D remains elusive and unlikely for many years to come.

Divorce Confidential: Finding the Right Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

When a decision is made to divorce, you are forced to become familiar with the legal world and what may seem like, a legal minefield. This is not an easy task given the legal jargon and technicalities involved in a divorce.

What New Research Tells Us About Moms Who Work Outside The Home

Renee Fisher | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

In spite of the rising percentage of working moms, the belief that working moms are bad for children persists.

How Long It Takes To Form A New Habit (According To Science)

James Clear | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

And that's how society started spreading the common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit (or 30 days or some other magic number). It's remarkable how often these timelines are quoted as statistical facts.

Fitness In Middle Age Linked To Healthier Brain In Later Years

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who have better aerobic fitness in middle age may ward off decreases in brain volume later ...

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

Eileen McNeely | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Eileen McNeely

We know from years of research that fulfilling work leads to healthier and happier people. Creating workplace cultures where workers flourish is a business opportunity no organization should ignore.

Why You Could Be Wasting More Than 30% of Your Media Budget

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

Most companies define their audience based on age, life stage and gender. Armed with this information they go out and spend millions targeting these consumers with marketing messages. The problem is that consumers have evolved.

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

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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 ...